Faith is released by the words you speak and the actions you take on what you say you have faith in. You believe when you can’t be made to doubt. Faith can be seen. The Gospel is always good.
Jude 3. Keeping your faith and contending for it requires work, all your desires and efforts. Like being a mother, you have the responsibility. Pastor Dale preaches about the need to have desire and that it can be developed, groomed, and enriched.
Pastor Dale continues preaching about desire and being desperate. He shares three ways to get a desire. Desire motivates more than need, and faith grabs hold of your desire.
Faith begins with hearing. You have faith- you had to have it to be saved. You have faith to be healed and live in divine health, because it’s the same faith that you had when you were saved. Faith is easy, like opening Christmas presents. Fear is a struggle.
Using Hebrews 11 and Matthew 13, the Parable of the Sower and the Seed, and Mark 11:23, 24 Pastor Dale shares about faith. Don’t allow failure to define the will of God, because sometimes we fail in our faith. Faith isn’t in understanding, but in the heart. Listen to your heart. Planting a seed is getting the Word into soemone else’s heart, not their minds only. The unsaved can be healed. Touch Jesus.
Pastor preaches on the 4 realms of faith: faith in who God is, what He has done, what you have become, and what you can do to bless others. There can be faith when a crisis comes, but there can be faith to cause a “crisis” for the enemy.
If you’re lacking faith, you’re lacking the Word in that area. Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added. Seek the kingdom, not the things. Focus on Jesus- not money, health. Your walk with Jesus must be #1, spouse #2, and children #3. Financial problems in your home are likely a problem of your relationship with Jesus or with your family.
Faith is measurable. Use your faith on small things first, control your mouth, watch where your faith is at, and don’t go backwards. Don’t wrestle with the negative side.
Mark 11:12-25. Don’t accept your lot in life and unacceptable circumstances. Speak to the problem and speak the end result. Your words are working in the unseen realm, and negative speaking is a curse, so use words to bless with life. “Whoever” can use faith. Don’t doubt and waiver. Write it down and sign it. Create your own crisis by creating a desire that is greater than what you can do in the natural. Don’t make assumptions of what someone is desiring when ministering to people, but ask them what they want. Hope is future, but faith is “it’s done”.
Faith is a way of looking at life, not something applied to a problem. The tests you go through should increase you. It’s your faith that is being tested. Listen to Pastor Dale’s definition of “patience”, which should be your response to a test.