From Faith To Faith Because You Can – Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
We’re going to have an abundant harvest: from faith to faith – because we can.
Romans 1:16-17 (KJ21, AMPC, NRSV, WUEST).
Salvation is something that God wants you to experience every day of your life: it is on-going. The Gospel is: Jesus came to die so that you can live by the resurrection life of Christ.
God has intended for us to live unashamed of the Gospel/Good News/God’s power that is at work in our lives every day. Our lives are supposed to go from faith to faith to faith to faith (faith always springing up in us). We all have the ability to believe God’s Word (all of the Gospel), all of the time, all of the days of our lives.
Where does faith come from? Faith comes from God (Galatians 2:20 KJ21). You have the same faith that Jesus had when He walked this earth. God has dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3 KJ21). You cannot say you don’t have faith. You do! You have God’s faith/the faith of God/the God kind of faith (Mark 11:22). You are created in God’s image – a powerful speaking spirit just like Him. You have the same measure of faith that your Father has that created the worlds from the beginning. Blessed are you who believe though you do not see (Hebrews 11:3 KJ21). Say, I am a believer, I’m not a doubter. I have the faith of God.
What is faith? Faith is the ability to perceive as real fact what is not revealed to the senses. It is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. It gives you the assurance about things you cannot see. You have the ability! Your faith that God has given you assures you of things that you expect and convinces you of the existence of things you cannot see (Hebrews 11:1).
What is faith for? Faith is to live your whole life by (every day) – from faith to faith.
What must faith be in? In the Gospel, the Good News, the Glad Tidings (Romans 1:16-17 NRSV). The Bible is just blessing, blessing, blessing. Genesis 1:27-28 (KJ21) 28And God blessed them – that’s the Gospel – the blessing. We have been blessed. He’s given you that authority because you’re in His image and have dominion.
The Kingdom keeps coming in you who believes, who is becoming a son of God, through all the messages, from faith to faith. Christ in you, the expectation of you experiencing the glory of God every day (Galatians 3:7-9 KJ21). That which is of faith is eternal.
Say, I am of faith. I live by my faith.
There must be a messenger – so you can know (Hebrews 4:2 AMPC). Moses preached the Gospel of deliverance from bondage. Jesus came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. Paul preached the Gospel. Pastor John preaches the Gospel (Ephesians 6:19). Romans 10:14-17 (NLT) “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”. God planted us in a place where He knew we’d get Good News Sunday after Sunday. If you believe you will receive.
Not everyone welcomes the Good News, because of living in their own reason, relevance and reality (living for self, in self, to self, with self, by self) – by not being a Christian first.
Faith comes from hearing. Bury yourself in those messages, drowning in the messages of God and in the words of God (Romans 10:16-17 NLT).
Your faith will be tested and tried. You will be tempted to quit to not believe God’s Word. You have endurance. You can be constant and unwavering in your faith, regardless of the circumstances until you receive the outcome of your faith. Ask of God if you don’t know what to do, ask God without doubting and He will liberally give you wisdom/supreme intelligence about the matter, not finding any fault with you (James 1:2-8 AMPC).
The level of anointing and presence in the messages that are coming now are of such a kind to set every person free and cause every person to live completely for God. It will cause you to virtually mature overnight.
Pastor John, “What you have heard is now your business. If you will live by faith you will receive and God will redeem your time, He will redeem your life, He will redeem your assignment.”
The Lord said that I (Pastor Sharon) must tell you unequivocally today, “If you know and you don’t, it is not because you can’t, it is because you won’t.”
You’ve had a messenger come and speak the truth to you, if you know the truth and you don’t obey and walk in the truth, it is because you won’t, not because you can’t. God knows that between you and Him today. There is no pretence – that is where things stand.
It is better for you to have not known (2 Peter 2:20-21 AMPC).
You can hear and obey; the blessing comes this way. All can – it’s a choice.
Important Scriptures: Romans 6:17; Psalm 40: 6; Psalm 119; Ecclesiastes 5:1; Luke 11:28; John 14:24; James 1:18; Deuteronomy 28:47.
In Hebrews 11, there were many people who lived by their faith. They did it, you can.
You have the faith of God: you are able; you have capacity. “All men know and all men can”.
It is your choice to live by faith: in Him, with Him, for Him, to Him – from faith to faith.
In your exercise of faith, you may go from faith to faith to unbelief.
You have the power of the Holy Spirit to help you to endure in your faith. You can stay steady in Him. You can stabilize (your confession and your prayer life).
Read Deuteronomy 28:1-15 (AMPC) to see how much He has blessed you. This is the Gospel!
Don’t live with your fig leaves, come to the Voice saying,
Clothe me in glory through my shepherd, through my messenger. Let me see everything the way You see it, Father.
Like Abraham my father of faith, I have the faith of God. I do not doubt, I am fully assured as I continue to give praise and glory to God for the promise. I am not moved by what I see. I do not walk by my sight and senses. I walk by faith believing in God. I live by my faith because I can. I have the God kind of faith to be a person perfectly and fully developed with no defects lacking in nothing. When it seems as if nothing is happening, I know it is. I won’t let go of the Word and God’s promises.
Like Abraham, I live by what I cannot yet see. I keep the Word in my heart and in my mouth. I do not keep any other options open (thinking if God’s Word doesn’t work then I’ve got other options). I’m not in two minds. I know God’s Word is true. I live in the Peter Principle. I am not hesitating, dubious or irresolute. I risk everything and I’m going all-in for you Lord. I am not unstable, unreliable or uncertain about what I think, feel and decide.
I can live by my faith through Christ who strengthens me. Jesus is the author and the finisher of my faith all the days of my life. I’m going to spring up in faith now. I am going to endure, I’m going to receive my legacy of faith. Your Word is real and I’m going to believe what Your Word says about everything. I’m going to go from faith to faith. I will live by my faith until my last breath until I get to Heaven.