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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Faith that Releases GOD's Power at Will

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GOD is powerful and he unleashes his power at will. Just one word or thought from him and things happen. But sometimes he relegates that power to some people, those with faith that impresses him. Jesus said, "Nothing will be impossible for you," [Matthew 17.20]. Notice the words "for you." We often hear how nothing is impossible to God. But this is different---nothing will be impossible for you.

God is impressed with faith that releases God's power at will, and I mean your will. When God's faith becomes your faith, his will becomes your will. He becomes comfortable with you and let's you function like him---like God. Oops! Your eyes may have widened when you read what I just wrote here. Like "God's faith." Does God have faith?


Have the Faith of God

Literally, Mark 11.22 reads "Have the faith of God." An interlinear rendition has it, "Have faith from God." It's faith from God or God's faith. Have faith in God and have the faith from God are two entirely different things. Just having faith in God is subjective. It depends on what kind of faith you have. Today, there are different kinds of faith. Denominations have made it that way---adulterated or diluted with different weakening diluents. Church has become powerless.

But what we should have is God's faith. There's only one kind of faith that comes directly from God. It is the faith declared once and for all to God's holy people [Jude 1.3]. This faith comes by hearing---not reading [Romans 10.17]---and hearing the Word of God. It's the Word that is received by hearing so it's the spoken Word of God.

Radical Faith for the Last Days

That's how your faith becomes God's faith (or faith that comes straight from him, not from men or their doctrines). Jesus told Peter, "Blessed are  you Simon son of Jonas because this was not revealed to you by men but by my Father in heaven." You get God's faith when you receive direct revelation from God.

You Function Like God

This may come as a shock, but don't let it. It's ordinary in God's realm. When God is so impressed with your faith, he let's you rule and reign. He let's you be like Him---be like God. We are created to be like God [Ephesians 4.24]. This is because you no longer live but Christ lives in you.

Nope, you do not become God. You become like God.

God did this to Moses. "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh," [Exodus 7]. In another instance, Moses was like God to Aaron. "He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him." When God's faith is your faith, his will becomes your will. You have no other will or desire in your heart but God's will. When this is so, you can release God's power at will, triggered by having God's own faith in you.
"...that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith." [2 Thessalonians 1.11]
In effect, you're on your own, but not really independently because it's still God doing it all through you. You decide, you call the shots, you determine what happens, but all these are put supernaturally by God in you because he has anointed you to be like him. You have been guaranteed to be God's very own so you act like his executive assistant, like a little God, as it were. You have died to self and God alone is in you.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. [Philippians 2.13]
When these conditions are met (by God's grace), do what you see fit and God will uphold your words and actions. What you bind on earth is bound in heaven, what you release on earth is released in heaven.
Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you. [1 Samuel 10.7]
(It is God) who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, [Isaiah 44.26]
This explains Elisha's words in 2 Kings 5.8. He confidently offered miraculous healing for Naaman's leprosy so "he will know that there is a prophet in Israel."  We often hear in the bible how things are done "so they'd know there is a God in Israel." But Elisha seemed more concerned about making himself popular than God.

But the things he did that made him popular really equated to God's glory even if didn't say so. Ordinarily, this would have earned God's wrath for stealing glory from him. King Herod died instantly and worms ate him up when he failed to immediately direct glory from him to God [Acts 12.23]. 

But Elisha was spared from wrath because he had God's faith. His faith was God's faith and his will was God's will. His glory was God's glory. Remember how he made the ax float on water without praying about it? And how he seemed to be omniscient so that no secret of the enemy was unknown to him? 
The king of Aram was very angry about this. He called his officers and asked them, “Won’t you tell me who among us is a spy for the king of Israel?”
12 One of his officers answered, “No one, Your Majesty. Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel everything you say—even what you say in your bedroom.” [2 Kings 6]
The same with Elijah. We see him releasing God's power at will when he commanded fire from heaven to devour military troops from Ahab. 

Tell This Mountain

Jesus taught it. He said if we have faith like a mustard seed, we can tell this mountain to move and it will. God's faith, no matter the size, gives you grace to release power from God. We're not told to pray or worship or do churchy things. Jesus tells us to "tell this mountain" as Moses was commanded to talk to the rock to make drinking water gush out from it. Problem is, this is seen nowhere in church today because the church won't believe supernatural faith. It will even mock it. 

Prayer and worship are good. We need them badly. But God wants us to reach the point where we begin to possess his faith. All we need to do is groan or perhaps sigh because the Holy Spirit has become used to fondly interceding for us according to God's will. Hannah (Samuel's mom) prayed by just soundlessly moving her lips, and God was pleased. It worked.

Or, perhaps we don't pray at all because our faith has been deeply grounded on the truth that God knows what we need before we say it in prayer. We just acknowledge, thank him and believe we already have what we asked for. We pray without praying and that proves a more powerful "prayer." (I mean, we don't pray anymore as how tradition has taught us to). Because often, prayer has downgraded into a mere religious chant. Long and wordy, detailed, poetic, sublime, touching but meaningless in the spirit realm.

The woman with issue of blood for 12 years seriously believed. She thought, if she could just touch Jesus' cloak. She didn't even pray or use Jesus' Name. She used her imagination (it doesn't say in the passage, but the weird imagination was given by God), put some effort (when you operate by genuine faith your effort is really God's effort. It's HIM working in you), and then it happened. Power went out from Jesus. 

The crowd was pushing against Jesus but no power was released. It cannot be by your own effort, by force, by bulk in numbers, or by how good your church program is. One touch from this woman and it happened right on the spot, not after a day or a week or a month. Where is this in church today?

We have to believe it---we're really sons and daughters of God. We are heirs of God in Christ. What God has, we have. We should have the faith of God.

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