"... He who is in you
than he that is in the world."
1 John 4:4
“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
“ … For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12: 46-50
Awaken to Your Inheritance!
The Spirit Himself bears witness
with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs--
heirs of God
and joint heirs with Christ,
if indeed we suffer with Him,
that we may
also be glorified together.” Romans 8:16-17
Where is this inheritance?
How can I tap into it?
THE HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART 1 Peter 3:4
Remember, you are a spirit, have a soul, and live in a body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
Your inheritance is located in the real you … the inner man that was born of God’s incorruptible seed. (1 Peter 1:23)
Who else is in there? The Holy Spirit and God’s Kingdom!
See 1 Corinthians 6:19 and Luke 17:21.
Every need you will ever have has been provided for you and can be accessed by the inner man connecting with Kingdom provision.
By faith! Faith is the conduit that the blessings flow through.
THE LAWS OF FAITH
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
Jesus is talking not only about receiving salvation through Him, but also revelation about the abundant life He died to give us.
Faith has laws to guard and keep rebellious mankind from tapping into the treasuries of God’s Kingdom and using them for their wicked ways. Remember the tower of Babel?
There is much that can be said on the subject of faith.
But for this lesson, let’s keep it simple and hit the high points. Just like pilots who have flown airplanes for years go back for recurrent training every year, we also need to be re-trained in the laws of faith.
Basic Requirement of Faith
Everything we do begins with scripture.
It’s how you were born again.
Scripture promises are how we are to live free in a hostile environment that is in opposition to God and His Kingdom. We are in the world but living through the Kingdom of God that abides within us, just like our LORD did. Jesus was dependant upon God for all that He accomplished. How much more should we be also? (John 14:10)
A New Identity
Hearing, study, and confessing God-breathed scriptures are necessary to get His Word, His promises, off the letters of the Bible and transferred into the heart. Kingdom knowledge passes through the eye gate and the ear gate. When the mind and heart receive that knowledge and yield to what it says, faith is transferred from those “anointed” words into your heart. Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63) Just prior to this revelation, Jesus was teaching His disciples that He is the bread which came down from heaven and that we must … eat His flesh and drink His blood.
This certainly is not a teaching about His physical body. This is spiritual talk!
This is about partaking of Jesus as the Word of God made flesh. See John 1:1-4.
This is how the “abundant life” is passed to us … to the inside first.
Eat a Good Breakfast
Just as it is a necessity for mankind to eat natural food for physical nourishment and strength, so too is partaking of the Word of God necessary for the child of God to grow up and mature into a Son of God who knows who he is in Christ and operates according to what is written. This is how we can function in the supernatural and receive every provision in life. Jesus functioned this way while on earth.
God’s Word is Supernatural Seed
When that good Word is received into the good soil of the (yielded) heart, it goes down and begins to grow, just like the planting of an apple seed will grow into an apple tree.
The receiving process produces a substance. It is called faith. It is the substance of what is hoped for in His promise and is not visible.
Faith is an unseen substance but VERY real and powerful as it operates in the spirit realm.
The spirit realm is not dependant on the five-sense natural earthly realm. You were born into the spirit-realm when you believed in Jesus Christ and confessed Him as your LORD and Savior. Grace, faith, and your words produced eternal life in you. (Romans 10:10)
I believe it.
I receive it.
That settles it!
The Authority of the Believer
It’s God’s Word that gives us the ability to walk by faith and use our God-ordained authority “to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant ….” (Jeremiah 1:10)
This is part of our inheritance as heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus.
And this is PRAYER at a higher level!
The Harmony of Faith
Definition of Harmony: agreement, accord, like-mindedness, conformity, unity, compatibility, fellowship, cooperation, peace
When we have a need and are depending on what God said in His Word to come to pass, faith produces inner peace (rest) because The Blessing is being released. (Hebrews 4:3)
This pleases God. Why?
Because He expects His children to be like Him (Genesis 1:26,) and to do what is not possible in the natural. Remember, there are laws to faith. Before one can receive all the goodies, one must believe … the promise … in his heart and say it with his mouth.
It’s the narrow way. A gate the rebellious wicked cannot enter.
Releasing Faith Through Words
“Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
“So Jesus answered and said to them,
‘Have faith in God.
For assuredly, I say to you,
whoever says to this mountain,
“Be removed and be cast into the sea,”
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that those things he says will be done,
he will have whatever he says.” Read Mark 11:21-26.
But remember, unforgiveness will cancel the contract.
Why? Because faith works through love. God is love!
Releasing The Kingdom of God
You can expect angelic assistance:
“Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.” Psalm 103:20
“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
Those who abide in faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love.
Why? Because it goes beyond the boundaries of self.
When Peter and John were baptized in the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, they were anointed to do the miraculous. Peter grabbed the hand of the lame man and said: “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Immediately he received strength and began leaping and praising God.
When the people marveled Peter revealed how this miracle took place. “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” (Acts 3: 1-16)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Without faith the lame man would have remained a beggar all of his life.
Faith pleases God because it releases His will — His goodness, into the earth.
“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
There is no sickness or disease in heaven. Disease is a result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the garden.
Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the curse, having become a curse for us so that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us through His Spirit. See Galatians 3:13-14.
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18)
The Test of Faith
“Fight the good fight of faith …” 1 Timothy 6:12
God told Moses to choose one leader from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to go into the land of Canaan to see what it is like before they would make the advance to move forward and take the land which God was giving them. (Numbers 13:2)
Ten leaders gave the people this evil report.
“We are not able to up against the people, for they are stronger than we… there we saw the giants … and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:28-33)
Unbelief and discord in the heart declares its defiance against God:
“I will not believe that!”
Definition of Discord: dispute, dissension, disagreement, conflict, contention, differences, division, incompatibility, clashing, quarreling, wrangling, friction, strife
Two leaders had an opposite opinion:
“Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
Joshua and Caleb had the spirit of faith. You can hear it in their confession.
FAITH CREATES A DIFFERENT IDENTITY
They saw themselves mighty conquerors who loved God and believed that what He said--He would do. They were ready for the fight! No grasshopper mentality here.
True faith will produce courage; a strength and boldness that grabs hold of the victory and will not let it go … ever!
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1 John 5:4
TODAY, IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE …
“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God … So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief … the word they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.” See Hebrews 3:12-4:2.
After you have prayed the prayer of faith and believe for a supernatural change to take place, there will be something that will oppose you to try and steal faith away. This is not a sign of your weakness. “Well, why is that?”
We’re in a spiritual war. (Ephesians 6:12)
The world around us is in open rebellion to God’s Word.
If you seek after and follow the world’s ways, do not think you’ll have a faith victory. That system is built on shifting sand and is designed to separate people from faith.
If you know there will be a fight at the start, you’ll be better equipped for warfare. Faith declares, “We are well able to overcome!”
Expect angelic assistance as you declare His Word. Expect rewards!
We have a resource for you on the PWP website: How to Exercise Your Faith
For Further Faith Teaching: Laws of Faith — Charles Capps
2016 and the End Days Church
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come …” 2 Timothy 3:1
BUT FEAR NOT!
Be strong in the LORD. Keep your armor on!
The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail Against the Church! Matthew 16:18
Be anxious for nothing, dear Saints!
We are all living and trusting God together. We are well able to overcome. God is with us and God is in us! Take hold of your true identity. Take hold of your inheritance as an heir of God. Who You Are in Christ Scriptures
This is God’s will for you!
“Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38
“Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:7-8
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