Force of Faith ~ Crush the Fear
Though it’s unseen to us it’s seen by the Godhead…
Faith is usually a word or an action that stretches you completely out of your comfort zone. It’s that stretch of faith that Jesus sees and responds to.
So exactly what is this thing called FAITH?
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
Faith is substance...
Ground, base, confidence, confirmation, assurance, title deed
When you find the word of God concerning your situation... confidence grows out of it
Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
Faith is an internal picture of a preferred future, connected to a corresponding action, moving you in the direction of your desires!
Faith is preparing to experience the very thing you believe will happen!
Jesus… if you have FAITH, SAY to this mountain…
Faith Speaks… it talks, just like fear, it talks about an event yet to happen.
Most people talk about their mountains & they just get bigger & more defiant. People of FAITH talk to the mountains and they move!
God’s Kingdom Works by Faith… Satan’s domain works by fear!
Both are an internal picture of a future experience, One U desire, One U Despise
Job in the Old Testament… more tragedy and crises than anyone.
Job 3:25-26 (NLT)
What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true. I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Notice it said a “SPIRIT” not an emotion. Satan is the father of fear, uses it to manipulate, dominate, addict and afflict, taunt and torment…
1 John 4:18 (NKJV)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.
As long as fear remains intact it’s a spirit attracting everything you dread in life.
Galatians 5:6 says… Faith Works through Love, so if Satan can keep you angry, embittered, resentful, unforgiving, and unloving you’ve given him permission and license to fear active and operative in your life.
Faith is the Force to Crush fear but only if you’re walking in Christ Like Love!
Today we’re Crushing Fear once and for all…
Mark 4 again for the 1st message… Talk about the power of WORDS
We having believed therefore we speak
There’s a Force (or Power)…
The Force of Faith
What I want people to know, what I want them to do…
Faith is acting on the Word of God that you believe.
Faith is a practical expression of your confidence in God and in his word
Real Bible faith is unwavering trust in the love of God
If you don't believe God loves you, you won't believe what he says
Faith is an act of obedience not emotion
Faith grows out of the word of God
Faith always abides in the present tense
Hope always abides in the future
Hope differed makes heart sick
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