BELIEVE to RECEIVE


Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth…  Mark 9:23

There are three root causes for failure and defeat in the Christian Life.  All your failures and disappointments and defeats can be traced to these root causes:  (1) Ignorance of the Word  (2) Rebellion against the Word or the Will of God and (3) Doubt and Unbelief.  In this study we will consider FAITH which is the opposite of doubt and unbelief. 

FAITH is the Key.  Faith is Believing.  Faith is Believing when there is no evidence.  Faith is reaching out into nothing and holding on until nothing becomes something!!  Faith is the “substance” of things hoped for and the “evidence” of things not seen… (Heb 11:1) 

Faith is the key to SALVATION

Faith is the key to VICTORY  “and this is the victory which overcometh the world even our faith…” 

Faith is the key to HEALING

Faith is the key to PROSPERITY

Faith is the key to RECEIVING from God

Faith is the key to PLEASING God.  “For without faith it is impossible to please Him…”

Faith is a POWERFUL SPIRITUAL FORCE

Faith is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY For MIRACLES!!

Faith will change FACTS

Faith will MOVE MOUNTAINS

Faith will quench ALL THE FIREY DARTS OF THE enemy.  “Above all take the shield of faith wherewith you shall be able to quench all the firey darts of the enemy…”  (Eph 6:16)

Faith will BELIEVE God in spite of what it “looks like”!

Faith is a WAY OF LIFE  “The just shall live by faith…”

Faith never SEES an IMPOSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCE or a HELPLESS SITUATION

Faith is ALWAYS POSITIVE and OPTIMISTIC

(Doubt and unbelief are always negative and pessimistic)

Faith elevates the believer into the realm of the SUPERNATURAL

Faith will never BELIEVE ANYTHING that IS CONTRARY TO THE WORD

Faith TALKS. 

Faith SPEAKS.

Faith EXPECTS.

Faith SEES.  “We walk by faith, not by sight…”

Faith HEARS.  “Faith cometh by hearing…”

Faith LOVES.  “Faith worketh by love…”

Faith GIVES.  God is a Faith God and God Gives…

There are some FUNDAMENTALS or PRE-REQUISITES to understanding and operating in Victorious Faith. 

1. Develop a BIBLE-CONCEPT OF GOD.

Our concept of God has been limited and incorrect in the past.  We have been taught that God is mad and mean.  We have often lived in great fear and anxiety because we were told that God was going to GET EVEN!!  He has been presented as a GOD of JUDGMENT and a GOD of REVENGE and a GOD of GREAT WRATH.  At the same time we were told how UNWORTHY we are and how we are nothing but WORMS and under CONSTANT CONDEMNATION.  The main MESSAGE from the pulpit was FEAR ORIENTED and it continually emphasized how HOT HELL IS and how LONG ETERNITY IS.   Thank God, times have changed!!  Our level of Revelation has increased and we have discovered the true nature of God!!

God is a GIVER.  God is a GIVER because He is a LOVER.  God us a LOVER because He is a FATHER.  God does not Kill, murder, take away, hinder, hurt, test, try, make sick, give cancer, cause poverty, or “get even”!  God is GOOD and He LOVES, GIVES, MULTIPLIES, HEALS, DELIVERS, SETS FREE, MAKES RICH, FIXES, HELPS, STRENGTHENS, PROVIDES, PROTECTS!!

It’s the dirty devil that KILLS, STEALS, ROBS, DESTROYS, MAKES SICK, HINDERS, HURTS, BINDS, SUBSTRACTS, BREAKS, TAKES YOUR MONEY, YOUR HAPPINESS, YOUR JOY and YOUR PEACE.  If it is GOOD it is GOD if it is BAD it is the devil!!

Keep your MIND RENEWED and RIGHT concerning the NATURE of GOD!!

2.  UNDERSTAND what FAITH REALLY IS

There are a lot of FLAKY IDEAS about FAITH.  The reason there are a lot of FLAKY ideas about faith is because we have had a lot of FLAKY FAITH PREACHERS and TEACHERS!!  Some have been hindered, hurt, and disillusioned and even disgusted by some of the crazy things that have been taught as “faith”.  Some have died and some have backslidden and some have quit God because of FLAKY TEACHING about FAITH.  “Charismatics” and “Word People” and “Faith Churches” have been slandered and attacked and abused because of the incorrect and unbiblical presentation of “faith”.  (I know we have in the past!!) We MUST HAVE an UNDERSTANDING of what FAITH really is ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE!!  According to the Bible:

(a) Faith is an ATTRIBUTE of GOD.  God is a faith God.  We are commanded to have “the faith of God” or to have “the God-kind of faith”.  God operates by Faith.  His Kingdom is a Kingdom that operated by Faith.  His New Creation is to live and function by FAITH. 

When you were BORN AGAIN, you received the NATURE and CHARACTER of your HEAVENLY FATHER.  His TRAITS and CHARACTERISTICS and NATURE came inside of you.  Just as you received certain characteristics from your earthly parents, you received GOD CHARACTERISTICS from your HEAVENLY FATHER!!  They are in you RIGHT NOW.  They have been in you since you got BORN AGAIN.  God’s FAITH is in you RIGHT NOW!!

(b) Faith is a SPIRITUAL FORCE.  It is a POWERFUL and SUPERCEEDING SPRITUAL FORCE.  It was present before there was a World or a Universe or a Human Race.  Faith existed before the natural world existed:  “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God…”  (Heb 11:3)  It is a FORCE that has more POWER than FACTS.  It is a FORCE of the FIRST ORDER!!  Because it is, it has more power, more authority, more ability, and more strength than anything in the Natural World!!  Faith is stronger than disease!!   Faith is stronger than poverty!!  Faith is stronger than any bondage of the devil!!  FAITH is the VICTORY that OVERCOMETH the WORLD (Cosmos)!!

(c) Faith is the VICTORY!!  (Nike) nee-kay.  “Conquest”… “The means of success”  Every area of weakness and lack is the result of a failure of your faith.  If you are living by and operating in faith, you will live in CONSTANT VICTORY and will always have a “means of success”!!

3. GET in the WORD and GET the WORD IN YOU!!

Who you are and what you have and what you can do as a Believer, are all clearly revealed in the Word of God.  The Will of God for you is revealed in the Word of God.  Jesus is the Word and the Word is Jesus.  When you get in the Word you get into Jesus and when you get the Word in you, you get Jesus in you!!   When Jesus is in you and you KNOW IT you will be able to release your FAITH believe for the impossible!!  Do you know why I act like I do?  Because Jesus is in me!!  Do you know why this Church does what it does?  Because Jesus is in it!!  To get FAITH developed and strong, mighty, and great, you must get in the Word  “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God…”   (Rom 10:17)

It is important for you to KNOW WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU HAVE and WHAT YOU CAN DO as a BELIEVER.  satan constantly tempts you to DOUBT.  he wants you to doubt who you are (he tried to get Jesus to doubt Who He was!) or to wonder who you are or to be ignorant of who you are.  As long as you are NOT SURE of your POSITION in CHRIST and your AUTHORITY as a BELIEVER your faith will not work.  You cannot receive what you do not know KNOW KNOW KNOW KNOW!!!  GOD has raised up CHURCHES like this one and PREACHERS like I am to instruct HIS PEOPLE of their PRIVILEDGES and POWERS and RIGHTS that are revealed in the WORD.  The POWER of FAITH working in your SPIRIT will change your SOUL and your BODY.  Your Spirit is FULL OF FAITH!!  Your faith will fix your MIND and HEAL your BODY.  As you GET the WORD BUILT IN YOU, faith is PRODUCED and DEVELOPED.  “Faith cometh by HEARING and hearing by the WORD of GOD….”  We are set in the Body as MASTER CRAFTSMEN to BUILD you up in the WORD.  You are “God’s Building” and I am a Holy Ghost Craftsman equipped with the Proper Building Materials to make you STRONG in the LORD and in the POWER of His MIGHT!!!  HALLELUJAH!!

4.  DISCOVER the TENSE of REDEMPTION

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law…”  Gal. 3:13

God has already done all He is ever going to do about sin.  God has already done all He is ever going to do about sickness.  God has already done all He is ever going to do to set you free.  It is DONE.  It is FINISHED.  It is COMPLETE.  It is PERFECTED.  Nothing is left to be done.  Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law… from sickness… from devils…. from poverty… from failure and defeat!!  It is DONE!!

How do you release your faith and get it out where it will work for you? 

(1) Knowing what the Word says

(2) Believing what the Word says

(3) Saying what the Word says

(4) Doing what the Word says

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