This morning I was awoken with the words: and people will come from the North and the south, east and the west to the brightness of His shining! Truly I have tried to build this church in my strength, character, efforts, nobility, and genuine heart… yet it is not I but HE! Today I reside and abandon the works of flesh, and human sweat, for all my righteousness is rubbish and a offscouring in the brightness of His appearing!
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
The thesis of The Real Faith is that faith is more than merely hoping or saying the right things (such as the positive confession movement would teach), but rather, a divinely imparted spiritual commodity that comes as you draw nearer to Christ; a sudden certainty that God alone can give.
He declared that the least amount of faith that He could give was greater and mightier than the largest amount of the power of the devil. Remember that faith —the weight of a grain of mustard seed —will do more than a ton of will, or a mind full of determination. Genuine faith can no more manifest itself without result, than the sunshine without light and heat.
Faith as small as a Mustard Seed. Mat 17:14-21 The faith that God gives as a gift, is greater than any power. Mat 13:31; 17:20; Mark 4:30; Luk 13:18-19; 17:6
Every good gift: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. James 1:16-18
Salvation is a free gift – Eph 2:8-10
Righteousness is a free gift – Rom 5:15-18
Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Acts 10:45;
Gift of the Holy Spirit as person – Heb 6:4
Eternal life – Rom 6:23
Gifts of Ministry – 1 Cor 7:7
Gift and fellowship of the ministry 2 Cor 8:4
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift 2 Cor 9:15
I became apostle and minister – Eph 3:7; 1 Pet 4:10
Christ gift Eph 4:7
Repentance is a gift – 2 Cor 7:9
The better faith of the NT vs the OT heroes hall of faith, is the latter is received a gift. He is our faith! The NT faith a a living faith that moves and operate – He is Jesus. He is the author and finisher of our faith! Heb 12:1
The important thing is not what you believe, but in whom you believe.”
H7706. שַׁדַּי šadday: A masculine noun and name for God meaning Shaddai, Almighty. The word occurs only forty-eight times in the Hebrew Bible, thirty-one times in the book of Job. This is a name for the Lord—the Old Testament people of faith referring to Him as El Shaddai, God Almighty. The term is found in the passages that report God’s promises of fertility, land, and abundance to them, indicating that He, the Almighty, could fulfill His promises (Gen. 17:1; 28:3; 35:11). The Lord appeared to Abraham when he was ninety-nine years old and identified himself as El Shaddai, God Almighty (Gen. 17:1)
“And answering, the Jesus says to them: “Have you faith of God?” That is the actual, word-for-word translation from the original. Mark 11:12-14, 20-24; Mat 21:18,19; 20-22). Faith birthed in our righteousness is rags and filth compared to he glory of HIS faith, that He births in our hearts. See the rich young man: Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
God gives the faith. He measures it out! The Greek, in a word-for-word
translation, says: “To each one has the God divided a measure of faith.” Weymouth, in his translation in modern speech, says, “In accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted to each one.” Rom 12:3 Both the verbs given are in the verb, aorist, active, indicative, third person, singular tense. This means it was given, He is still giving it right now, and He will still be giving in time to come.
Healing is not dependent upon the development of a perfect faith by any processes of self, but rather contact with Jesus.
SEEK HIM FIRST