Friday, 17 July 2015

How to Turn Your Faith Loose Part 1 ~ Rabqa

Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness & with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Oral confession declares, confirms & seals the belief in the heart.
Mk 11:23 For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed & be cast into the sea, & does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

A mountain is a symbolic obstacle a hindrance or an insurmountable problem. Faith is the key that releases the resources of heaven into our situation.

We have been looking at right & wrong thinking, right & wrong believing & right & wrong confession. If our confession is wrong, it is because our believing is wrong, if our believing is wrong it is because our thinking is wrong, if our thinking is wrong it is because our mind has not yet been renewed by the word of God.

God's ways & thoughts are not like ours as we see in:
Isa55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, & my thoughts than your thoughts.

Let God & His Holy Spirit radically transform your way of thinking. Renew your mind to know & to do the will of God.

Mk11:22-24...Have faith in God for assuredly, I say to you whoever says to this mountain, be removed & be cast into the sea, & does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says, Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask for when you pray, believe that you receive them & you will have
The A M P puts it this verse: 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe, trust & be confident that it is granted to you, & you will get it.

This verse is saying if you trust & are confident that whatever you ask for is granted, then you are to saying "It's mine, I have it now". That is your faith speaking.

In verse 22 Jesus tell us to have faith in God, in verse 23 He spoke about releasing faith by speaking to your mountains & in verse 24 He spoke of the importance of praying believing what you say.

The greatest thing that will ever happen to you will occur when you move out into the faith realm of believing & saying, BUT the intellect & the physical senses will fight you every step of the way to keep you from moving into this

realm. That's because the physical or the natural mind, isn't renewed by the Word, & wants to hold you in the natural realm.

Let us have a look at wrong thinking, wrong believing, & wrong confessing, then we will bring confession back to the positive side.
Wrong confession is of course a confession of defeat, failure & of of the supremacy of satan, that is to talk of how the devil is hindering you, how he is keeping you from success, how he is keeping you sick, etc, this is a confession of defeat that glorifies the devil, Confessions that glorify him are wrong confessions.

Please remember our confession is to proclaim the truth, something that we give in Church that we have excepted wholeheartedly, declaring something we know to be true & saying something we believe. Testimonies that we give in Church are confessions, but sadly
many glorify the devil rather than God.

When you speak of what God has done for you or is doing for you, you are glorifying Him, By the same token when you say what the devil has done or what he is doing for you, you are glorifying him. Many times people miss it by making the wrong confession. They loose the blessing, they are defeated & their life is not good.

So a wrong confession glorifies the devil & THAT is NOT our business to glorify him, A wrong confession is an unconscious declaration that your Father, your heavenly Father is a failure.

Testimonies, or confessions that glorify the devil simply sap the very life out of you, it destroys your faith BUT the confession that you speak out that has grown out of faith in your heart will absolutely defeat the devil.
Now the confession of satan's ability to to keep you from success, or hinder you gives him dominion over you. So you see with your mouth you are either going to give God dominion over you or you are going to give satan dominion over you. THE CHOICE is yours.

Let me put it this way to be saved you had to confess the Lordship of Jesus. Rom 10:9 says if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, which means you are to confess Him as your Lord, you are to confess Jesus Lord of your life. Then, & only then He begins to have dominion over you as you give Him place in your life.

Don't confess fear, you might say "what if I am really afraid?" Well you're not because the Bible tells us very plainly in 2 Tim 1:7 God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power love & a sound mind. I really like the way the AMP puts it: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity of cowardice of craven & cringing & fawning fear but, He has given us a spirit of power & of love & of calm & of well balanced mind & discipline & self control.

Instead of being afraid we need to confess Father I declare that you have not given me a spirit of fear, you have given me a spirit of power & of love & a calm, well balanced mind & self control.

If you are a Christian fear isn't something that is coming from the inside of you. It is something that is coming from the outside of you, trying to get hold of you. It's from the enemy.

In Jam 4:7 it says that if you submit to God & resist the devil he will flee from you.

Renounce rebellion! Submit yourself to God. renounce the devil & reject all his suggestions.

True faith is humble. And humility is the opposite of the proud & selfish & self-centred ambition that characterises this present evil age. self- centredness is the essence of the worldliness. Therefore to be a self-centred person is to be at enmity with God.

Don't confess doubt. The same thing is true about doubt that is true about fear. DON'T CONFESS YOUR DOUBTS. DON'T CONFESS YOUR FEARS. I did not say you weren't doubting or that you didn't have any fears. If you have them don't say anything about them.

Confess God's Word instead, in fact you haven't got any business with doubt then you do with dope. It's of the devil, doubt is just as evil as dope or cursing & if it's evil we haven't got any business with it
Num13:32 & they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out saying "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land That devours its inhabitants, & all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

The bad report was a faithless one that defamed God's abilities.
This is a prime example of how you see yourself, how you see the obstacles in your way. If you feel you are nothing it will be hard to accomplish much in life. You will probably shrink back in fear from every challenge. Just like the ten men that were sent to spy the land. They saw saw that it was good with abundant fruit BUT there was a problem there were giants in the land. They looked at the giants, then at themselves & fainted in their minds. You see they saw themselves as small, it was what they were in their own sight that defeated them. The same is true about us as believers it is what we see in our own sight that makes the difference, if we see ourselves as weak & powerless satan will run all over us,
But when we see ourselves as God does, as conquers then the devil will stay clear.

Twelve men were sent out to see if they could conquer the land as we see in verse 33, only Joshua & Caleb believed that God is greater than any obstacle. Make a decision today that you will not stand with those who see only their limitations when facing giants. Decide to stand with those who see God & believe the giants can be slain. Believe that He take care of the giants & bring you to a place of abundant blessing.
Don't confess your sickness, confess your healing.

What does God say about the subject of healing? in Isa 53:5 By His stripes we are healed It also says the same in 1 Pet 2:24.
Isa 53:4 He has born our sickness & carried our diseases & In Matt 8:17 He Himself took our infirmities & bore our sicknesses

Many times instead of confessing that Jesus has borne our diseases & put them away, People continually confess that they still have them. You see the reason why we miss it so much it so much of the time, is that we take the testimony of the physical sense, instead of the testimony of the Word of God. But when we start confessing that Jesus has done something about our sicknesses & disease-- that is that He has taken them away, then, & only then healing & health will become a reality in our lives.

If you confess fear, doubt & defeat they will become part of you. All you need to do is confess the Word over your situation.
Understand that your will & your believing have a lot to do with your receiving healing, or whatever it is that you need from God. If you don't want to believe the Word Or you don't want to be healed, Then God wont push healing on to you. You have a part to play in receiving from God, He won't override your will in the matter.

It is just the same with your doctor he can't help you without your cooperation E. G he may write out a prescription but if you fail to get it filled therefor not taking the medicine, then you wont get well.
If you are going to receive permanent help, then you are going to have to act in faith, you must practice God's Word for it to work for you.
As long as you hold on to the confession of weakness, sickness, & pain, you will still have weakness, sickness, & pain. Some people of God may pray the prayer of faith for you, BUT it will not work because of doubt & unbelief, it will destroy the effects of his/her faith. Baby Christians on the other hand can be carried along for a while by the faith of others. BUT
the time will come when they have to exercise & develop their own faith.

That's exactly why people receive their healing & then loose it. They have been in a service where there was a mass or corporate faith & they received their healing. BUT when they got on their own satan took advantage of their doubt & unbelief & put the ailment back on them, just because they did nor know how to stand against him with their own faith.
Don't confess your sins & weaknesses confess God's forgiveness, you are otherwise just building up weakness, failure & sin into your consciousness. If we sin, when we confess our sins God is faithful & just to forgive us & to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1Jn1:9) Once we confess we don't have to refer to it again, it is NOT past history because past history can be remembered.

After we have confessed it is though it had never been because God said in Isa 43:25 I
even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; & I will NOT remember your sins.

Don't talk yourself out of faith by bringing up every sin that you have already confessed, instead pray His Word Thank you God for blotting out & concealing my transgressions & forgetting my sins completely.
In conclusion: These are the ways you learn to turn your faith loose: By believing right, by thinking right, & by making the right confession. ALWAYS confess in line with Gods Word regardless of contradictory circumstances, & watch God's work for you as you learn to turn your faith loose.

Scriptures have been used more then once because that is how you turn your faith lose,

all Scriptures are from N K J V.
Acknowledgements Kenneth E Hagin.

How to turn your faith loose. Part 2

Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, & with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Notice this verse says with the mouth confession is made unto salvation In Mk 11:23 Jesus said something similar ...whosoever says to this mountain be removed & cast into the sea & does not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things he says will be done.

You can tell if a person truly believes by what he says. If his confession is wrong his believing is wrong, his thinking is wrong, it is because his mind has not been renewed by the Word of God.

Thinking, believing & confession go together. God has given us His Word to get our thinking straightened out. We can think in line with God's Word; we can believe in line with God's Word & we can speak in line with God's Word.

Some folk actually think they can get help from God apart from His Word, I haver never been able to work that out. I'm speaking here of full gospel believing people who think they can get answers from God apart from His Word, GOD ONLY MOVES IN LINE WITH HIS WORD. Ps 138 :2... For You have magnified Your Word above all Your name. I ask myself how can believer get help from God when they are actually taking sides against His Word?

You may be taking sides unconsciously, or through ignorance, BUT no matter what the reason if you are taking sides against the Word, you can't get God to work for you, He only works in line with His Word.
I have just said that thinking believing & confessing in line with God's Word all go together. When the word confession is used, we instinctively thing of confession of sin & failure, BUT that is negative side of
confession. That is important in it's place but as I said in my last message there is also a positive side of confession & the Bible has more to say about that than it does about the negative side. I also said last time Confession is stating something we believe. It is declaring something we know to be true, & it is proclaiming a truth we have accepted wholeheartedly. Our confession should centre around several basic, scriptural truths. I'll go through them again:

(1)What God has done for us through Christ in His plan of salvation.

(2) What God has done in us by the Word & the Holy Spirit in the new birth & the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

(3) Who we are to God the Father in Christ Jesus .

(4) What Jesus is presently doing for us at the right of the Father, where He lives to make intercession for us.

(5) What God can accomplish through us or what His Word will accomplish as we proclaim

The way God works through us & in our lives is by His Word through our mouth in Matt 28:19 Jesus commanded us to teach His Word...that is the way God works in us—through His Word. We are carriers of the Word & If we DON'T carry the Word & give out the Word then we ARE NOT obeying Jesus. So ask God to show you where He wants you to go...Maybe to a friend Or someone in your office, or someone in your neighbourhood, or perhaps someone in your own family so you can help others follow Him too.

Mk 16:20 says that the apostles went everywhere preaching the Word & God confirmed the word with signs & wonders.

I used to believe those signs & wonders to be miraculous healings, but when I finally got it, I can be a bit slow sometimes, not to believe only for healings to confirm the Word preached, but also to believe for & expect miraculous breakthroughs & abundant fruit in all areas.

Whatever we do to serve the Lord whether it is at home taking care of our family, as an employee, or volunteer, whatever you do, do it for the Lord & believe God for miraculous breakthroughs to follow the things you do as you serve Him. Jesus heals us everywhere we hurt! When we are about His business, we can expect signs & wonders to follow us.
Confession is about witnessing to what you know, you can't witness about what you do not know. It is what you personally know about the Lord Jesus Christ & what you are to Him that counts.

Of course you have to be born again before you can know Jesus. BUT just because you've been born again does not mean you are a successful Christian. You must know WHAT YOU HAVE in CHRIST & WHO YOU ARE in Him, when you know who you are in Him & think
in line with His Word & believe & confess that, then there is no failure for you.

I am going to give you some Scriptures that do not have the words "in Him" "in Whom" or "in Christ" in them, yet they do infer something about our rights & privileges in Christ,

Col1:13 He has delivered us from the powers of darkness & conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

The word He in this verse refers to God. In Christ we have been delivered from the power or authority of darkness.

1Jn4:4 You are of God little children & have overcome them because He who is in you is greater then he who is in the world.

Isa 41:10 Fear not for I Am with you; be not dismayed for I Am your God. I will strengthen you. yes I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteousness hand.

In The New Testament God says something else that agrees with the Scripture I have just read.

Rom8:31 What then shall I say to these things? If God is for us who can be against us?

These Scriptures are a personal message for you, yes that's right for each & every one of you, in Isa 41:10 God said fear not for I am with you, because we as Christians are under the New Covenant, we can say Thank God, He is in us. To me that is the best reason in the world not to be afraid, because God is with us. He also said He would strengthen us & uphold us.

Our confession should be God is with me, greater is He who is in me then he who is in the world. You may be facing something that seems impossible, Don't talk about the impossibility, look to Him who is inside of you, & say "God is in me now" you will find that your confession of faith will cause God to work on your behalf. He will rise up in you & give you success.

The Master of creation is in you. You can face life fearlessly because you that that greater is He that is in you is greater then he who his in the world. This should be your continual confession, so hold on to it.
There is no faith without confession. There is no such thing as as faith without confession! Confession is faith's way of expressing itself. Faith, like love is of the heart or the spirit.& you know just as well as I do that there is no love without word or action. Ganeida said last time "that faith is not a namby pamby word, it is active, not just belief but also action,
There is a reason why faith is weak & held in bondage is because some people have never dared to confess you who God says they are.
Remember faith never grows beyond your confession of who the Father is to you, of what Jesus is doing for you now at the right hand of the Father, & what His mighty Holy Spirit is doing in you will build a solid positive faith life. You will not be afraid of any circumstances. You will not be afraid of any disease. you will afraid of any condition. You will face life fearlessly, a conqueror.

When you read God's Word about who God says you are & who you are in Christ & what you have been through it doesn't seem real to you, instead of taking sides against the Word & saying NO, that's not for me, & making God out to a liar, start confessing, "It is so" "yes that's mine", whatever God says in His Word is mine you'll find that faith's confession does create reality.

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