But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:6-10
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. Luke 5:16-20
Faith Knows What To Do
..They were not relying on their eyesight because their eyesight was saying ‘ we can’t get this man into Jesus – there’s too many people. There’s no way we can push through the crowd. ‘ But faith knew what to do and they said ‘ let’s dismantle the roof and lower him. ‘ Completely against logic.. feeling – what you see.. touch.. what you smell and everything which so often we’re bound by with our faith. No, faith knows what to do and it comes by hearing The Word of God. And that is the principle that we walk by – that God expects us to walk by. What Are You Seeing ?..
..Are you seeing those mountains – that it’s all impossible? Are you seeing the symptoms in your life? ..Trapped by your emotions feelings depression? Well I’ve got good news for you, keep listening, keep hearing this Word. God is going to quicken your faith so that you can start to pray the prayers of faith..
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:23-24
Hardwired To The Word
..You have to see through the eyes of faith. You will not see anything of God or what God can do if you are trying to.. work it out or rely on your feelings. It will never ever happen. That’s why I read to you about Abraham (above) who walked by faith. That is how we are to walk. Faith must see before manifestation. You have to ask [examine] yourself before you start praying when you come into the Lord’s presence. Don’t start believing confessing unless you are seeing and you know by faith that these promises that you read in The Word of God have become part of your life – your confession. It ain’t going to work otherwise, trust me.. .. ..Pastor Kim L. Page
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1Corinthians 2:5
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:8-13
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:7,8
Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. Psalm 78:41
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22