Having Therefore Boldness Part 4 The Bold Force Of Faith – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
Faith is a force that will attract God’s promises and God’s Words into your life.
Brother Jerry, in his last message to us, on the 8th of February 2018, said:
You have to press (Philippians 3:14 AMPC). That simply means you never give up, turn back or quit – you just keep pressing. You just make the determination that you are going to press and keep pressing until you reach the promised land (what God has promised to do in your life). Just press on, no matter how impossible it may seem, how long it takes, what others might think or do. If you keep pressing and refuse to back off, God will show you His goodness.
Your faith is Precious, Personal and Powerful (1 Peter 1:7 KJV, NLT)
You are supposed to directly be in communication with the Lord with what you’re in faith for. Your faith projects are personal, private, internal, intimate, your own – going on in your heart with the Lord, you and Him.
Jesus is the author and the developer of your faith (Hebrews 12:2 TPT, AMPC)
You are supposed to be with Jesus, focussing on Him, looking unto Him (reading His Word, looking at His promises, fellowshipping with Him), from the time you have the incentive to believe the promise, to the time when the promise is fulfilled.
Your faith-walk is deeply relational (Romans 15:13 KJV, AMPC, VOICE)
Jesus, God the Father and the Holy Spirit is involved in your faith. God is the God of hope and the Holy Spirit is filling you with joy, to never fade away. You 20Build yourself up on your most Holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20 AMP).
Faith in use/in action – activated faith – presses (it doesn’t know how to do anything else).
You are either in, or out, there is nothing in between (like being in/out of a car). You can’t be out of faith, when you’re in it. When you are in faith it is the state of faith and condition that you are in – your occupation and profession. Just as surely as you are in medicine or in publishing, you are in faith (enclosed in faith and surrounded by faith).
Active living faith does not consider the circumstances, when you’re in faith, you’re not in the circumstances, you are in the faith.
Faith is a proper spiritual force. Faith in action, activated by the Holy Spirit, through His Word in us, is that kind of force that conquers everything and anything in the world (John 16:33 AMPC; 1 John 5:4 AMPC). The moment faith is released from within you, through your choice to believe, it goes to work immediately creating what your spirit releases it to create. Your ongoing action of releasing your faith with your words, with your prayer, with your praise, ensures that it continues to work on what you have sent it to work on. Once released from your spirit, there truly is nothing that can stop its force.
How faith works (Mark 11:22-24 KJV, TPT). When you were born again, Jesus imparted the very faith of God (Godlike faith) in you. It is already in you. Let it be coming out of you, as that force to create. The force of faith comes out of you as you choose to believe and as you are speaking. It is the active power of faith, to take and carry the power and authority of God’s kingdom realm with us wherever we go in the world.
Weakened faith. The force of faith only weakens or lessens when the spirit being or a person that the faith is flowing from stops it, interrupts it, allows its force to weaken. This usually occurs when the soul has considered the circumstances and yielded in the moment, to anxiety and fear in the mind and in their emotions. Abraham was in faith, he considered not the circumstances (Romans 4). The moment he would have considered his own body, he would be out and not in. All those promises dispelled the doubt, he went into override.
We are to maintain faith momentum. At this time be preparing, guiding, maintaining and propelling your faith. Fully using this time for your Project Strike, Project Conditioning, Project Celebration. Maintain faith momentum.
Certainty of faith. 11… it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11 AMPC, MSG, ERV). Every one of your arrows that you are striking with, will complete the assignments that you give them.
Peter got out at Jesus’ word, he was in faith, he walked on the water. He then succumbed and yielded to fear and he began to sink (Matthew 14:28-31 KJV). Jesus was fully expecting Peter not to doubt. What happened is he didn’t endure long enough, his faith was of short extent/duration.
Keep on keeping on (Proverbs 24:10 DRA, NKJV, VOICE)
We are not to faint, lose hope, fall apart in the day of adversity/distress/in a crisis, then our strength is small, diminished and we weren’t very strong to begin with.
Luke 11:9-10 (AMPC) talks about keep on knocking, asking, seeking, because the keep on is vital during the creation period. It is vital to keep on keeping on and not to stop and cut off our faith/spiritual momentum. That’s why we press for specified things, until it is fully created.
Faith activated, always presses and then reaches its fullest expression.
There is a creation period between the point where we first believed, and release the force of faith, to where we receive the outcome of our faith. The end of our faith (1 Peter 1:9 AMPC, KJV) is when we are successfully crossing the threshold of the New Open Door, wide opened by Jesus, for Supernatural Increase in every way. When great change takes place in all our strike areas and great change happens in us (for that’s where the kingdom of God is). When Marvels and Wonders and Extraordinary Manifestations of the Greatness of My God are happening. When our faith is rearranging parts and elements and insights come to us like a stream from the mighty person of the Holy Spirit.
The end of our faith is when we live in faith (breaking free of gravity).
God has already given us the Wide Open Door and Supernatural Increase coming through Project Strike, Project Conditioning and Project Celebration.
When there is opposition of note, we will stand our ground.
The prophetic word that was directed to us prepared us for this time (1 Timothy 1:18)
All those prayers are coming together now. We will do this well, Heritage of Faith people, fearless in our struggle, fearless with a force of faith, bold to release the force of faith, keeping a firm grip on our faith and on ourselves.
After all, this is the fight we are in and we are in the fight of faith to win.
Extracts from Pastor John’s recent messages: This Prophetic Word assists me in continuing in the right direction. It provides me with insights and strategies that only God can give. I’m touching Jesus with my faith. This is a full cycle of completion for God and so for us. I’ve struck the Blood on my doorposts. I’m going through. The Blood of Jesus is more powerful than any confrontation, any force, any doubts or unbelief. There is nothing currently at large in the earth that is more powerful than the Blood of Jesus.
When you come to the Red Sea and the impossible of God needs to work, that is the point when I need a very special something to hold on to, it’s called the Prophetic Word that God has given me. I speak to the water and I speak to that impossible barrier with my force of faith, and I watch God come to work.