Let Your Faith Be In The Power Of God
Let Your Faith Rest On The Power Of God
In my journey the Lord has been faithful in correcting me and showing me what true faith really is. A lot of people actually believe that they have faith, but under close examination, or when you put their faith under the spiritual microscope of the word of God and the Holy spirit, their faith fails and is exposed as false faith. The heart of man is infinitely deceptive and deceitful, that is why humility is such a great virtue. Being teachable and open to correction is what makes you have an open heart and mind.
Open Your Heart
A long time ago, the Lord said to me, ” open your heart so that I can come and live there.” He wanted me to know Him as a living reality. He wanted me to experience His resurrection power. He said this while I was confessing the good news. It is very good to confess your faith and I still confess my faith every day and I rejoice in my salvation. However, in those days, I was not balanced. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, ” you are now standing, open your heart so that I can come and live there. He also said, “child give me your heart, child you need to spend time with me.”
Balanced means that you are well rounded in fellowship, communion and prayer and you practice all forms of prayer and communion not one or two. You not only confess the word of God, but you also set aside quality time seeking God’s face and asking to be filled with the Holy Spirit and asking for the fire of God. Two days a ago, I woke up to pray in the middle of the night and the Lord spoke to me and said, ” soak your head in the blood of Jesus,” so I started saying, “I soak my head in the blood of Jesus.” After awhile, the Lord came upon me and started showing me wonderful things and I was in. the future, watching the future of my ministry and I gained more insight about some of the things that God had commanded me to do.
This happened because I am open to the correction, leading and direction of the Holy Spirit. Sometime ago, someone asked me, “what does it mean to walk in the Spirit?” Then I answered her to the best of my ability using the word of God. Some days later, the Lord spoke to me and said, “walking in the Spirit, means knowing what God wants, and knowing the mind of the Holy Spirit and doing it.” Now, my natural self and mind would never have been able to figure that out or summarized it that way. My response to this person was a very long response.
The Right Kind Of Faith
This will give you an insight into what it means to have the right faith – a faith that rests on the power of God. Most people have been thought to have faith that rests on self, their confessions, enchantments, mantras, other people, objects and created things. At the end of the day, those things act as idols and obstacle to the real faith that God wants. God wants faith that rests on the active power of God.
You need the word of God and you need the fire of God. The word of God is a garment that cover you and protects you. The sword of the word can also act as an offensive weapon and weaken the enemy – It does not consume or neutralize the enemy. Only the fire of God can do that.
That is why you need both the word and fire. It does not act as the fire of the Holy Spirit or replace the Holy Spirit’s Power. It leads you into the fire as you walk in the word and seek God’s face. The word of God should always lead you into the glorious experience of the fire of God. Jesus was filled with wisdom, the word, and power. He had the spirits of God.
The Spirit, the water and the blood are three separate things and are in agreement. One does not replace the other and the Spirit gives or produces the water and the blood. the water is the word.
This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.1 John 5: 6-8
The Spirits of God
If you know the spirits of the Lord, you know that might or power is different from wisdom and understanding. You need all the spirits of God. It is only the power of God or fire of God that can completely neutralize the enemy. it was that fire that Jesus had in His aura and Spirit, constantly. He was crowned or anointed with glory and fire. He was the word and filled with the word.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD–Isiah 11::2
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,Luke 4:18
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick.Luke 5:17
The Power Of The Lord
The power of the Lord is the anointing and nothing can replace that. That is the demon and sickness crusher and neutralizer. That is the ultimate goal of the victorious Christian Faith. Any faith that you have, which does not lead you into the presence of the Holy Spirit or power of Christ is not the faith that does exploits.
Paul said, “that I may know Christ and the power of His resurrection.” You need to know and experience both the word and the power or fire. They are two separate experiences. The Apostles were made clean by the words Jesus spoke to them but were baptized with fire on the day of Pentecost.
They were cleansed and made vessels of honor before honor or power could dwell in them and rest upon them. It is the reality of the Holy Spirit that God wants you to experience. Any faith that does not lead you into the power of the Holy Spirit, is a distraction and a counterfeit. If your faith is not a living faith but dead faith, without result, change what you are doing. Seek the voice of the Holy Spirit for Him to show you the way and tell you what you are doing wrong
The Bible say that he will Baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire.
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.Matthew 3:11
Let your faith rest on the active power of God and stop depending on anything that is not the power of God, and exalting that thing as God. Some examples are oil, salt, mantles, beads, rosary, eucharist, enchantments, mantras, incantations.
There are some people who claim to be believers but practice magic and idol worship. The word of God is the power of God to the mind and the presence of God is the power of God to the body, soul and spirit. The presence of God carries His voice and the voice of God leads you into the power of God.
He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.John 16:14
The word of God and Holy Spirit will always glorify Jesus, and the power of God. It will never glorify self and magical practices. The true word of God will lead you into all the truth and teach you how to:
- Have faith in God and celebrate what God has done for us in Christ
- Keep way from sin
- Pray without ceasing
- Put on the complete armor of God
- Praise, worship thanksgiving
- Walk in the Spirit
- Be filled with the Spirit
- Be led by the Spirit
- Have all the fruits of the Spirit
- Crave spiritual gifts
- Be baptized by fire
- Be a mature believer
- Be a warrior
- Be an overcomer
- Get to sonship
- Have an active working relationship with god
- Have constant fellowship, communion and intimacy with God
Doing all these godly and Biblical things and more, not mentioned above will make you draw closer to God and as you draw closer to God, God will draw closer to you. It makes you have faith with works which is living faith.
When you learn the secret of having faith with works, by making sure that your actions do not deny God, or contradict the word of God, at all times, you will learn the secret of Baptism by fire. When God crowns you with His fire which is His beauty and glory, then you will know in reality, that it only that fire or power that can make a difference and heal and deliver and that mans power is of no use at all. That is when your faith will truly rest on God’s power instead of resting on the wisdom and power of men.