Activating Your Faith (2/26/2017)

You know the beauty of it is, the word of God and the Gospel supercedes culture. Because one day we shall be around the throne and there will be no red or white or yellow or green, we will be all washed in the blood of the lamb white robes on worshipping in the name of the Lord, but for now we want to express our differences and come together in unity in the name of Christ.

Mark 11:22-24, and we will be continuing in the series on faith. From the amplified. And Jesus replying said to them have faith in God constantly truly I tell you whoever says to this mountain , be lifted up and be thrown into the sea, and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, ti will be done for him. For this reason, I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe trust and be confident that it is granted to you and you will get it.

Father we thank you for your word today, we thank you that your word is forever settled in heaven. We humble ourselves right now under your mighty hand and we lean our ear to the voice of your spirit we ask us that you teach us from your word today, that you transform us from your word today, take us from one level of grace and glory to another. We ask that those who do not know you come to know you today, Because of the spoken word, we ask Father God for unction and for precision. Let self be slain oh God, that you be glorified and seen in this house in Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN.

Give your neighbor a high five and take a seat in the presence of the Lord amen. We are dealing with a series on faith and we are looking together specifically at how to activate your faith. Last week we were reminded that Faith was a law, and we realize that a law is an established principle that works for anyone irrespective of your race, irrespective of your faith, irrespective of your gender, irrespective of your socio-economic background, irrespective of how how you look physically, law works for everyone. We also learned last week that our faith must be corresponding with our actions. James 2:20, faith without works is dead. And we see form the scripture we just read Jesus is saying, if you have faith and you do not doubt at all, whatever you say or whatever you ask for it will be done to you. And in case you don’t know the whole pericope, we see that one day Jesus was walking with all his disciples and he spoke to a fig tree and said, from this day forward, let no man eat from you. And the next day they walked the same way and saw the fig tree dried up and were astonished and Jesus taught them these verses we just read. If you have faith and if you speak to the mountain and command it to go to the sea, it shall obey you. Today we look at how to activate your faith.

We must have a heart full of faith, thats the first premise. The foundation of activating our faith is having a hear that is full of faith. And in order for us to have a heart full of faith we must guard our heart. How do we guard our heart? We guard our heart with the breastplate of righteousness. It helps us to think right and act right and process right, so we guard our heart because our heart is the reservoir where faith lives. But then you can have a heart full of faith, but not see the manifestation of what you are believing for. Last week Bishop told us about the man from Lystra. He was crippled from his mother’s womb and he sat hearing the word of God and Paul was preaching, and this man heard the word and Paul saw and perceived that this man had faith to walk. Because he heard the word, faith comes by hearing the word of the Lord. Paul lifted him up and commanded him to stand up right and walk and he did rise up and walk so corresponding action with your faith. But you can have a heart full of faith and nothing happens because, if you look at the verse we read, you must SAY to the mountain. You have to put your mouth in it.

Faith is a system and sometimes I don’t think we understand faith, but faith is a spiritual system just like we have systems in the natural. We have the 10 systems of the body one of them is the cardiovascular system where the blood pumps from your heart and the arteries and the veins and the capillaries and ventricles the blood goes through those systems and goes into your heart. That is one of the systems in your natural physical body and so to, faith is a system in the spiritual realm. How does faith work? And how does faith become activated? When you hear the word of God, faith comes by hearing and when you hear the word of God, and the word of God enters into your eargate, it goes into your spirit, inner man and heart and when it is received in your spirit/heart it produces faith. And faith becomes filled up in your heart, but what you need to do to activate your faith, we got to begin to take what is in our heart and put it in our mouth because our mouth is the conduit in which we can speak the faith that is in our heart and Jesus said in the pericope that we read, if anyone would say to this mountain, that means you have to open your mouth and say something.

Faith is a system and when you open your mouth and say something you Hera what you say and that word of God goes back into your margate and goes into your spirit then you open your mouth and say what is in your spirit, it goes back to your ears. And the more you say what is in your spirit and the more you take what is in your spirit and say it with your mouth, faith begins to grow, faith begins to build, and God said, whatever you say if you put the word of God into your mouth you can say to the mountain, be moved and be cast into the sea. And if you don’t have any doubt in your heart, you have a faith filled heart, whatever you say with your mouth you will see it manifest, it becomes a two edged sword, and when you open your mouth and speak to whatever mountain is in your way, that mountain will obey you. If you have any rivers that seem uncrossable, you have mountains that you can’t tunnel through, our God specializes in things that seem impossible hell do for you what no other power can do just take the word of God you hear into your ear and let it go down into your heart and take your mouth and make it conduit and pull the word out of your heart and begin to declare it, begin to decree it and you will have it.

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