The Value and Power of Faith

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Be reminded, watchmen all over the world, we must never underestimate the value and power of our God-given faith. As money is the medium of exchange in the physical world, our God designed His faith to be the medium of exchange in the spirit realm. Hebrews 11:1 tells us our faith (absolute trust in God) is the substance or material heaven uses to manifest the things we hope and pray for. Our faith or absolute trust in His character, ability, willingness, and faithfulness to fulfill His promises IS the evidence or proof that we have what we ask for IN SPITE OF the fact that we have not “seen”it.  The truth is it simply has not “shown up” physically as yet.

Another way to explain this Truth is, the confidence we have in our God to He keep His promises to His children, IS faith, and the ingredient heaven uses to move things from the supernatural into the natural realm, manifesting what we are hoping, expecting, desiring, or anticipating from our God.

Think about what was just said about faith, in light of this Scripture:

Matthew 17:20 (NLT) “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

ONLY BELIEVE
No matter what happens around us, we must never back off our faith in our God, Who He is, and all He has said. We must consider the following truths:

Hebrews 11:3 By faith, the entire universe was formed at God’s command.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith, Enoch was taken to heaven without experiencing death.

Hebrews 11:7 By faith, Noah built a boat, as he waited for rain; both were unheard of.

Hebrews 11:8 By faith, Abraham left his home, journeying to a place he knew not of.

We must believe and use this wonderful gift of our God’s faith.  Faith works with our God’s Loving help to be and do the impossible, and with them we can be, do and receive just that! We must remember Jesus’ warning that satan comes immediately to root up any word the Holy Spirit plants in our hearts; the devil knows the purpose and power of our God’s Word to move us into new revelations and destinations. WE MUST REFUSE TO BE ROBBED OUR OUR GOD-GIVEN FAITH!

PRAY OUR GOD’S WORD INTO THE LIVES OF HUMANITY AND THE EARTH
No matter what goes on in the world around us, watchmen, we must believe our God and pray, decree, declare, and command that His will be done. We must refuse to be shaken from your mountain moving faith!  We must pray with the expectation to see our God’s hand at work in the land of the living!  Hallelujah!

REMAIN UNSHAKEN DURING HIS PROCESSES OF CHANGE
I know many of you, like myself, are experiencing heaven’s processes. I know change is occurring in our lives as I write. I know what it is to feel absolutely out of control. Reject all fear and trust our God, knowing that it is He, teaching each of us to recognize and move with Him, His Word, His character, love, grace, power, and authority. He must shake all that can be shaken so that the dross can be removed and all that remains is the pure gold of our faith, until our character and nature is transformed into His.

Beloved watchmen, we must remember our God’s goal in all this. Let us allow His Word (Scripture and Jesus) and His Holy Spirit lead and guide us in life and ministry. May we each more fully understand that walks with us, preparing vessels He can trust to carry His glory, and manifest His power and authority in the earth. He is equipping us with the spiritual protective gear of humility, prayerfulness, love, and respect for and towards Him and His Truth. He is getting us ready, as He teaches us, as He transforms and conforms us into the image of Jesus His Christ (Romans 8:28-29).

BE SOBER-MINDED IN FAITH
As our wonderful God and Heavenly Father does all this, watchmen, never forget or neglect the value and power of our God-given faith.

Father God, we love and trust You. 

We thank You for Your blessed gift of faith, in Jesus name.

We pray, trust and obey; do all that is in Your heart.  Hallelujah!

 

 

Author: Watchman L. R. Sharpe

L. R. Sharpe, Founder and President of Gethsemane House Ministries, Inc. and The Gathering of His Watchmen International Prayer Alliance, has served in many ministerial capacities. She has earned a graduate degree in Human Services Counseling, with an Executive Leadership cognate. The teachings and mercies of Christ learned through the struggles, failures, and victories of her journey qualifies the message and the messenger. Obedience to the instruction, “After you are converted, strengthen your brother” has given birth to the call to share the lessons learned. Minister Sharpe’s heartfelt desire is that we all grow up unified, strong, and undefeatable in Christ, and that we develop into His full stature through His love, just as our Heavenly Father desires.

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