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      Force of Faith ~ Crush the Fear

       

       

       

       

      • Romans 10:7 says it’s a Word of Faith that you speak that saves you
      • Hebrews 11:6 says …Without Faith it’s impossible to please God
        • Faith will keep you in a healthy relationship with God as you become aware it’s FAITH that pleases Him.

       

      • Hebrews 10:38 …The just shall LIVE BY FAITH
        • Faith is not a religious event, a denomination; it’s a way of LIVING

       

      • 2 Corinthians 5:7 …We walk by faith and not by sight
        • Faith requires we function by spiritual senses not just natural

       

      • Romans 10:17 says …Faith comes by Hearing and Hearing by the word of God
        • Did not say Faith comes by “Having Heard”

       

      • Matthew 17:20 says …  if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
        • This tells us of the mighty Force that Faith can be in your life when you learn to harness and access this unseen Power from God

       

      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. 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

       

      • Faith is believing what you can’t see will come to pass
      • Fear is believing what you can’t see will come to pass
      • Both faith and fear create a mental picture that forms an emotion and activates a corresponding action, intended to produce your future!

       

      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)…

       

      • That Moves Beyond the Impossible
      • Resurrects Dreams - 10
      • Unleashes Favor- 9
      • Moves Mountains- 6
      • Heals the Sick - 8
      • Shatters Poverty
      • Crushes Fear -8

       

      The Force of Faith

       

       

      What I want people to know, what I want them to do…

      • What Faith is
      • What it can do
      • How you get it and increase it
      • How you operate in it

       

       

      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