FAITH- TAKING GOD AT HIS WORD

Mar 11, 2024

Romans 8:6-7 [6] For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. [7] Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

The carnal mind is a mind controlled by the five senses and if you are to walk with God, You must live above it and embrace the law of God (law of faith) ; elevating your mind above what the five senses are telling you and holding on to the Word of God.

Faith is a product of the seed (Word of God) in your spirit. That is why we must feed on the Word and speak It continually until it finds manifestation.

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:8 But what does it say? [ “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”](that is, the word of faith which we preach):

You must speak the Word of faith to yourself before you speak to the circumstances. Not all the scriptures we speak to ourselves will get to our spirits but one among them will be captured and that is how we shall get success in that particular area of our lives.

We are a product of the Word and our success is not built on merely human wisdom.

Matthew 7:24-27

The rock represents the Word; that means that there is a level of success that you can get into minus the Word of God but it is only time that tells; those that are built on the Word remain firm and keep going up even when things are going down.

Everything in life including marriage, business, career, etc. has its seed in the Word and we must be the first preachers of the Word of faith to ourselves (Romans 10:8).

Do not think it without speaking because even Jesus never thought demons out, He spoke them out.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Unspoken thoughts die unborn; you must release what you think. You must speak that Word to yourself until faith is born.

Many of us run to speak before the conception of faith has occurred. We speak and nothing happens because we are speaking out of our minds rather than speaking out of our spirits.

Mental faith doesn’t produce results; it is faith in the spirit that does because faith is the language of the spirit. That is why the enemy will do his best to keep you from the Word.

Luke 1:37 AMPC For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

With God, all things are possible. Everything you are believing God for is contained in His Word

So, you must take God at His Word (Have faith) because when He wants to do anything here on earth, He sends His Word containing the seed for what you are believing Him for Isaiah 55:10-11 

As medicine is to your body when you take it, so does the Word to your spirit. You first receive the Word in your spirit and it then affects your body Psalm 107:20

Remember, everything that concerns a believer begins in the spirit before it manifests in the physical. You must believe and take God at His Word Mark 11:23-24

Matthew 13:58 Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

As powerful as Jesus was, He could not do whatever He wanted to do because of unbelief. He had done miracles in Capernaum but when it came to His hometown with the same anointing, He was limited from doing what He wanted to do.

God cannot do what He wants to do powerful as He is when you are living in unbelief. So, we must work on our belief system moving from faith to faith because how much God can do in us and with us is tied to our belief system. John 6:28-29, Romans 1:17

What brings the limitation are the five senses; the natural man can never please God. That is why we should never allow our minds to rule us. Hebrews 11:6

In scriptures, we see three men who needed healing and could have been healed in the same way but they limited God by their faith. That is how powerful faith is; you can limit God.  

Mark 5:21-43

 Jairus’ faith was tied to Jesus coming home and laying hands on His daughter but Jesus told him to only believe Mark 5:36

Matthew 8:5-13

The centurion believed that if Jesus could only speak a word without coming home, his servant would be made whole.

John 4:46-54

The nobleman’s faith was also tied to Jesus coming home and praying for his son but Jesus told him it is well.

Do not limit God, just take Him at His Word. Do not be like the children of Israel who limited Him over and over again yet He had much to do with them

Psalm 78:41

Stop blaming people and work on your belief/ faith system. Remember faith comes by hearing the Word of God; you hear until faith is born in your spirit and you then speak.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.