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A lot of us claim to put faith in God and it seems as though our acclaimed faith is not moving mountains.
Now the question is do we really have the God kind of faith?
What is the God kind of faith?
How do we learn how to have these God kind of faith?
Before I proceed, I will like to establish the fact that there are different kinds of faith but our focus is on the human kind of faith and the God kind of faith.
What is the human kind of faith?
The human kind of faith is based on sight, on feelings, on senses.
It says it is impossible.
It claims the word and speak something contradictory.
Our main focus today is on the God kind of faith.
What is the God kind of faith
The God kind of faith is the substance (something tangible) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)
It is the faith that does not work by what the eyes can see, it is the faith that makes the impossible possible
The first thing you need to know is this, the same faith that got us saved is the same faith that will get us healed (did you see Jesus before accepting him as lord and saviour? No, but you believed and got saved( that is the evidence of things not seen)).
Faith does not move God (God has moved all the movement over 2000 years ago and that’s why Jesus said “it is finished”.
What faith does is that it moves what has been moved (1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed”) this was moved over 2000 years ago, if you have faith, there will be a manifestation of these scripture.
Faith does not create per se, it brings out what is in the spirit man.
The faith of God is in you “build up yourself in your most holy faith, praying in the holy ghost”.
“The just shall live by his own faith” The God kind of faith is on the inside of you, what is needed is the outpouring not the inpouring.
How do we have the God kind of faith
Let’s take a look at the scriptures in Mark 9:18-19, 28-29.
Vs 18 “And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Vs 19 “He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me”.
Vs 28 “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?”
Vs 29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”.
The disciples had just returned from evangelizing the word and signs and wonders had followed. It was after they had returned that the above scenario took place, now let’s take a look at the conversation between Jesus and his disciples, look at the verses (vs 18-19).
In the first highlighted verse (verses 18-19), Jesus already stated the reason why his disciples couldn’t cast the demon out, the reason is because their faith wavered, they felt they needed a greater faith to cast the demon out of the boy.
Why could not we cast him out the way we casted out sickness and demons in our just concluded outreach? Jesus replied at this phase what is needed is to address your unbelief, this kind of unbelief you have can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Making prayer and fasting a tradition cures unbelief.
Fast not because you want power, or miracles, it is embedded in you already but for it to manifest, a mindset, a system which is called unbelief needs to be chiseled out and its by a key called PRAYER AND FASTING.
Jesus wasn’t lying when he said “greater works than these will ye do”. A system isn’t allowing us to work in the reality of God and its called UNBELIEF, “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”.
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”
Meditation on God’s word clears our unbelief.
Watch out for my next post.