About Grace #11-20

#11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11

#12 Wisdom and Grace are connected. Wisdom will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you (Proverbs 4:9).

#13 Whatever task God has called you to do, He will give you the grace to accomplish it. Therefore no mountain, however high, can stand before Zerubbabel! For it will flatten out before him! And Zerubbabel will finish building this Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God’s mercy, declaring that all was done by grace alone. Zechariah 4:7

#14 And the child Jesus grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. Notice that grace and wisdom is interconnected. Luke 2:40

#15 Jesus is the God of grace and truth (John 1:14,16). While He is gracious and merciful, He also shows us the truth about ourselves.

#16 Grace is not a license to sin (Jude 4), but rather grace is the empowerment to not sin.

#17 Grace (favor) and peace (shalom) be multiplied to you…He has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:2-3). Notice that grace and peace go together.

#18 Out of His (God’s) fullness, we have received abundance of grace…one grace after another, spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift. John 1:16, Amplified

#19 Grace gives you the inner strength to go through any situation, or season in your life, with composure and confidence.

#20 We have to enter into that grace by faith. Entering into grace is entering into God’s Sabbath rest.

Faith Is … #264-274

Faith Is … #264-274

#264 God will open the door, but you still have to walk through it. Never let fear keep you from going where your faith is trying to take you.

#265 There is no limit to what God can do! Just believe and have faith.

#266 It is your responsibility to speak to the mountain (problem, obstacle) in your life (not the responsibility of a prophet, pastor or spiritual leaders).

#267 If you don’t speak to your mountain, and tell it to get out of your way, it will speak to you.

#268 Put fear and doubt behind you. God can do the impossible if you just believe.

#269 You have to learn to be the prophet over your own life. Speak and decree what you would like to see happen. Call it into existence.

#270 Jesus said in John 14:14, “If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it.”

#271 Whose report will you believe? The medical report may be true, but it is subject to change with faith, and believing that God’s Word is true. He heals today.

#272 Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “What things so ever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.”

#273 Speak things into existence, calling those things which are not as though they already were. God has created us to be speaking spirits like He is.

#274 Choose faith over worry.

Faith Is … #242-252

Faith Is … #242-252

#242 Faith places a demand on your Covenant rights and the promises in God’s Word.

#243 Faith finds Scriptures to back up your petitions, because you first have to know what the Bible says about a certain thing before you can have faith for it.

#244 Connect your faith to someone who is likeminded. If just two of you agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father in Heaven.

#245 Faith expects it to happen (whatever it is you are believing for).

#246 Abraham represents faith, and Sarah represents grace. Faith and Grace always go together. We are saved by faith and grace. Faith believes it has received the answer before it’s happened. Grace gives you the strength and composure to be patient and wait for the manifestation of the answer. Grace empowers you. Grace gives you rest and an ease about things, and as you enter into God’s Sabbath rest you are refreshed and find your strength to hold on until the answer comes.

#247 Abraham was both a prophet and an intercessor. He experienced a contradiction in his life when it came to his faith. He prayed for the house of Abimelech that barrenness would be removed, and God answered his prayer. Yet his own wife remained barren for years and years. However, Abraham never lost faith. He kept on believing despite the odds. In God’s timing, Abraham and Sarah’s prayers were answered when God brought resurrection life back into Abraham’s body (because by this time he was too old to father children) and God quickened Sarah’s dead womb and she conceived Isaac, the son of promise.

#248 Abraham’s faith was tested again when Isaac was a youth or young adult. God told Abraham to offer Isaac on the altar. Abraham obeyed God. Abraham believed that God would raise Isaac from the dead because God promised that through Isaac his offspring would be as the sand on the seashore and as the stars in the heavens. At the last moment, an angel of the Lord stopped the sacrifice. A ram was provided and offered instead.

#249 Faith sees vision first before it speaks. You have to daydream and have an image on the inside, then begin to call what you see into existence.

#250 God wired us for faith and not fear. Faith propels us forward, but fear paralyzes.

#251 Faith is not a struggle. It is a rest.

#252 When you are truly in faith, you are at rest. You trust God.

About Faith #219-230

About Faith #219-230

#219 Claim God’s protection and safety by faith (Psalms 91). Accept Him as your protector, as well as Savior.

#220 The fig tree dried up from the roots when Jesus cursed it (Mark 11:13-14,20-26). We can command sickness to be dried up from the roots.

#221 When you spend time in the Word, it gives you faith.

#222 Faith is what sustains you through a test or trial. You will come out of the fire without even the smell of smoke.

#223 You must first have hope before you have faith. The one with the most hope has the most influence.

#224 Faith pleases God and opens doors.

#225 Faith is the radar that sees through the fog. Corrie ten Boom

#226 Faith sees God involved in your circumstances.

#227 Faith doesn’t look at the symptoms or pain, but faith focuses on the promises in the Word. (Faith does not deny facts, but changes facts.)

#228 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).

#229 “Believe you receive in the faith realm, and you shall have it in the natural realm.” John Osteen

#230 Faith has eyes. It sees the end result before it happens. You have to get an image on the inside. You have to picture yourself receiving whatever it is you’re believing for, then begin to thank God and call it into existence.

About Faith #205-218

About Faith #205-218

#205 The good news of the Gospel manifests the power of God when it is believed and acted on.

#206 When we find out from the Word what God says about a matter, then we can decree with authority whatever we are believing for.

#207 “Command ye Me” (Isaiah 45:11). You shall decree a thing and it shall be established (Job 22:28).

#208 Faith is trusting God as you take your next step.

#209 Through faith, the elders obtained a good report (Hebrews 11:2).

#210 Faith begins to make preparations (as if the answer were already in manifestation). For example, if you’re believing for a better job, then begin to prepare by taking classes to receive advanced training. If you’re believing for a baby, then begin to prepare the nursery.

#211 Personal vision is fulfilled by corporate vision commitment. What God called me to do in my personal life is fulfilled when I connect myself to something corporately that God called us to do collectively. Bishop Christopher C. Smith

#212 When God speaks a thing, He always speaks a proceeding word, a word for advancement with some good. Therefore, it is no longer if it comes, but when it comes. For the promise shall surely come. Bishop Christopher C. Smith

#213 Having faith does not mean you won’t have trouble. Faith will bring you out of trouble. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalms 34:19).

#214 Faith is the beginning or starting point of your turnaround (Mark 11:22-24).

#215 Don’t let the traditions of man neutralize your faith, such as the tradition that says that healing is not for today. The Word says we are healed by Jesus’ stripes.

#216 God works miracles not by the works of the law, but by the hearing of faith (Galations 3:5).

#217 Only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham (Galatians 3:7).

#218 Faith and diligence brings promotion and increase in your life.

 

About Faith #162-176

About Faith #162-176

#162 Faith is a spiritual force which comes by hearing the preaching of the Word of God.

#163 Faith hears, sees, speaks, believes, receives (takes, possesses), fights (the good fight of faith).

#164 Mark 11:23 says “Whosoever”—from the top to the lowest spectrum of the scale. Faith will work for anyone.

#165 Faith obtains your victory (1 John 5:4).

#166 Faith is walking out the plan of God as God reveals it to us, step by step, and it takes steadfast endurance.

#167 Faith and hope differ, in that faith changes things. Hope’s job is to keep you moving forward until the manifestation comes.

#168 Faith makes it so there is no separation between Heaven and earth. Faith connects Heaven with earth.

#169 Caleb was a mighty man of faith (Numbers 13:26-30). He declared that they (the Israelites) were well able to take the land of Canaan.

#170 You have to contend for what you’re believing for, because the devil will try to steal your dream or talk you out of it.

#171 Faith recovers things that are lost, faith takes new ground, faith creates if necessary. Gloria Copeland

#172 Engage (battle) with your faith, knowing Heaven will back you up! Gloria Copeland

#173 Engaging your faith brings wholeness and healing. Gloria Copeland

#174 The woman with the issue of blood came in the press. We have to press in to receive our miracle or answer.

#175 The woman with the issue of blood did four things and received her answer: 1) Before she got to Jesus, she already believed in her heart that she had received her healing 2) She said within herself, “If I just touch His clothes I shall be made whole” 3) She took action, and pressed through the crowds to get to Jesus, and she touched the hem of His garment 4) She testified about her miracle when Jesus asked who touched Him.

#176 Jairus did four things and received his miracle. 1) He heard about Jesus and believed that He would heal his daughter 2) Jairus said to Jesus that if He came to his house, laid His hands on his daughter, that his daughter would be healed and live 3) Jairus took action by seeking Jesus out and imploring Jesus to come to his house 4) Jairus was a public figure, so his daughter’s rising from the dead was a testimony to everyone in the area of the power of God.

 

Asking God for Anything

Matthew 21:22 says, “You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”  NLT

The word “all” in the Greek means “anything”. It is the word pas, and it means all, any, every, the whole.

This is the passage that talks about commanding our mountains (obstacles) to be uprooted and removed out of our way, and it would obey us.

Many church denominations are in agreement that Matthew 21:22 is not really referring to “anything”, when Jesus said that you can pray for anything and it would be ours if we have faith.  They feel that the word “anything” means “some things”, and especially spiritual things.  Other than the spiritual, and divine healing, the rest of man (or woman) is neglected.

God created us spirit, soul and body.  Plus, we operate in a world that is governed by economics.

God wants to minister to every part of us and bring wholeness.  He wants to bring healing and breakthrough in any area of our lives in which we need it. And not only for us, but also for our family members, loved ones and others.

I heard the Lord speak to my inner spirit a few days ago the phrase:  “the whole nine yards”.  He was saying that He wants to bless His children with the “whole nine yards”.

This idiom is a figure of speech that means:  “the whole thing; complete; all of it”.  He is saying to not just ask Him for a few things, or to feel like you have to pick and choose.  That’s what religion tells you.  Religion always puts God in a box … to limit Him, and also tries to box us in too.

Even if, at one point, God told you to ask Him for what you wanted the very most, that was a prophetic act for that moment in time.  In no way would God limit Himself to just doing one miracle.

Sometimes the Lord highlights, in our lives, what we want the very most because it’s the most sensitive area of our hearts.  Sometimes He wants permission to gently touch those very sensitive areas, and to assure us that He desires those things for us as much as we want it, and that He cares.

God wants to give us our heart’s desires, just as long as we put the Lord first and don’t have any other idols above Him.

God is saying to present Him with the entire list of everything you would like Him to do in your life, and declare to Him that He’s Able to do it.  Begin to call things into existence (Romans 4:17). Check it off your list when God brings it to pass.

Romans 4:17-22 says:

17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.

18 [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.

19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.

20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,

21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.

22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).

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Getting back to Matthew 21:22 about asking God for anything … it’s like in my spirit I can hear some people saying, “Yes, but what about the Scripture that says that you ask, but do not receive, because you ask amiss.”

We will examine this passage to see what James was talking about. The Scripture reference is James 4:3.  To understand this verse, we must look at the context of James’ letter.  We will begin at Chapter 3, Verse 1.