Develop Faith

On a wing and a prayer.

Principles work without our full understanding. When we take a seat in an airplane, the principle of aero dynamics works even though we do not understand it. Air flows across a wing (why wings?) fast enough to cause a law (we cannot see) to cause a two ton plane to fly like a bird? We trust the pilot, we have faith that we will arrive safely at our destination, all without fully comprehending all the laws that are in operation. There is also tremendous power in the unseen law of confessing God’s word AS IF it already were! “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 Our words carry a spiritual force as they transmit faith or fear. To develop faith we speak the living Word of God out loud so that our inner ear hears our voice, and responds to our voice —by etching our words into our hearts. Out of the treasures of the heart, a man speaks. Take time to reflect on what you have been saying. Does it feed your spirit? Does it encourage others? Are you an echo of God or the world? “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17 To speak the incorruptible Word of God is to plant a seed. The seeds we sow, will bring about a harvest of blessings or sorrows.

There is a faith force that brings to pass whatever God has promised, but it must be believed and received by faith. The Word of God, the incorruptible seed that we plant, or etch into our hearts by speaking His promises, takes time to sprout and grow. As our inner ear hears us repeating promises, it feeds our spirit all the nutirents we need to grow and mature in faith. “Having the same spirit of faith, according to as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” 2 Corinthinas 4:13 SPEAK THIS TRUTH: “I have the same Spirit in me that raised Jesus from the dead!” ACTION? Forget about past failures and press on towards the prize, which is to live a life that honors God, the very One who empowered us with the Holy Spirit, to do His will.

The best prayer are those that use words that confirm what God says. “It is finished” We speak as if it already were – with FAITH. We do NOT outline the pronlem, we confess the solution! Jesus is the solution and the Spirit of the Lord is faithful and true! The Spirit of the Lord increases our faith as we confess the best outcome. The Spirit of the Lord helps me to control my tongue; the Spirit of the Lord defends me as He intercedes on my behalf; the Spirit of the Lord causes me to sleep in His peace; the Spirit of the Lord never departs from me; the Spirit of the Lord is my sufficiency! Halleluiah!

Wisely we take the time to capture every thought before we speak for what we say has the power of life and death. “Without the Word of God there was nothing made that was made.” John 13 God spoke all of what humans can see into existence! This FACT proves the power of the spoken word. God also gave us this instruction. “Be quick to listen and slow to speak.” We are in bondage to the words we confess with our lips. We plant seeds that bless or curse. “Don’t be a hearer only, but also be a doeer of God’s Word.” James 1:22-25. The Spirit of the Lord will cause what we confess from the Word of God to come to pass. The final Words of Jesus as He gave up His life included “It is finished.” Let that sink into your spirit. Fully Persuaded

My heart is stirred by a noble theme, as I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is the pen of a skillful, blessed writer. My lips have been anointed with grace since God has blessed me forever as His adopted child. Psalm 45 — My Father is faithful and true to fulfill all His promises and He asks me to capture every thought that I may be a blessing and not a curse.  

God said “The words I speak unto you are Spirit and Life” therefore I listen and watch expectantly for my Lord to fulfill His word. I wait for the God of my salvation, knowing that He sees me, He hears me and He loves me. His magnificent grace is sufficient for me — so I am quick to listen and slow to speak.

Jesus spoke only what His Father would have Him say and He said “blessed are the pure in heart”  Thank You Father for Your promise that the pure in heart will see God —face to face — and receive a crown.  Therefore, I choose to live by FAITH, not by sight.  The sacrifice of Jesus set me free and with His kept promise, I have been equipped to speak powerfully in His name. With great care I listen for His voice, His gentle nudge and His direction.  God chose me as His delivery agent, so with expectant honor — I arise and proclaim daily “Here I am Lord, use me to deliver compassion, grace, joy and kindness today.”  The Spirit of God knows my heart and He is pleased with my obedience. With intentional purpose, I capture every thought before I speak a word — for death and life proceed from my lips. 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me – and my faith increases by hearing the Word of God. My confession of Faith that Jesus Christ is my Lord – responsibly I deny myself that I may fulfill His plan for me.  My faith in Him lifts my destiny above any seen or fearful circumstance. By my spoken words….I am aware of the law of FAITH in the unseen — the very certain realm of God’s mighty dunamis power. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and He is ever at work in me. 

The Spirit of the Lord is abides in me as my healer, provider, and my friend. The Spirit of the Lord is sustaining me, and protecting me. God has restored my soul of ALL that this world stole from me. The Spirit of the Lord is refining me, teaching me, guiding me and giving me words to edify my spirit. The Spirit of the Lord is testifying to my spirit that I am a beloved child of God. The Spirit of the Lord is ever present, for everywhere I am, He is.

The Spirit of the Lord is my delight! He gives me wisdom and understanding of the deeper things of God. The Spirit of the Lord is my Source of truth and He leads me into all truth. The Spirit of the Lord intercedes on my behalf, He is my comforter and He gives me rest.

The Spirit of the Lord issues me much grace — as He controls my tongue and manages my appetite. The Spirit of the Lord whispers into my spirit that I am valuable to God and I rejoice in this truth. The joy of the Lord is my strength, and the oppression of this world is far from me. The HOPE that is the Anchor of my soul — is Jesus Christ. His word rules me with all power and authority.  I give thanks for everything in my life and all that I do, I do in earnest love. “The Lord is my strength and shield, my heart trusts Him and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.” Psalm 28:7 —-

As a doer of the Word of God, I am blessed by the Holy Spirit’s constant guide and instruction. Happy and confident in His plans for me, I treasure being His chosen servant for such a time as this. God’s grace and peace overcome my thinking and ways. Gladly I surrender to His superior plans. No weapon formed against me succeeds for my righteousness is of the Lord.

Like a tree planted by a rushing river, I flourish regardless of the season. No evil or plague comes near my person or household because the Lord keeps me safe. Death has lost its sting and my Father has prepared a place for me in heaven.  I rejoice with tremendous certainty because I know that my name is written in His book.

I have been redeemed from the curse of the law, therefore I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon, or into this body.  I am an overcomer by His power. The blood of the Lamb demolished all strongholds and by the word of my testimony, Jesus is my Lord.  I give cheerfully and my Father’s lavish provision abounds unto me.

The Spirit of the Lord helps me to forget what is behind so that I may press on towards the prize which is to humbly kneel before my Lord one day and thank Him personally for all that He has done. The same Spirit that raised Jesus and Lazarus from the dead – abides in me for the express purpose of bring God glory in all that I speak, act, say and do.  I was born again, NOT of corruptible seed, but of the incorruptible seed. The living Word of God lives and abides within me, therefore I cannot be shaken. As I exercise FAITH in the unseen, the Holy Spirit is activated to manifest in the way of divine healing. I speak as if it already were because my faith in God’s promises, and in His timing.  God’s Word said it, and I believe it and I claim it as mine when I speak as if His best for me has already manifested.

My spirit receives all the words that it hears me speak, so I declare the Word of God to myself.

My confession is likened to the thrust of an airplane. My faith is the mighty force that lifts me above circumstances or any diagnosis. My faith is what pulls me forward into what God has for me.  The law of LIFT overcomes gravity and all circumstance which are visible in the natural.  Things that are NOT yet seen are brought forth by my faith in the law of trusting God at His word.   Therefore, I proclaim the promise of God. “By His stripes I am healed and made whole.”  God’s word said that all things are possible to whomever believes in Jesus as Lord.  God said it, and I believe it. Whenever doubt rises up, I capture that thought and replace it with a statement of faith.

I am determined to only receive the best God has for me.  Jesus said that He only spoke what He heard His Father say, so with wisdom I speak only those things that are in alignment with the Word of God. Thank You Father God and I rejoice and praise You for all that You have in store for me. Thank You Father for creating me with the ABILITY to OPERATE on the level of the FAITH that Jesus employed.   Thank You Father for meeting all my needs, according to Your riches in glory. AMEN

God magnified His Word above the name of Jesus, so I have determined to speak only things that agree with God’s Word.  The Word says that “My sheep hear My voice”. Therefore I declare that I hear the voice of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Truth abides in me. The Spirit of truth guides me into all truth as He gives me perfect knowledge of every situation. AMEN

My Father dispatched angels to protect me and therefore this truth causes me to sleep in His perfect peace.    Jesus said blessed are the peacemakers, for they are called children of God, therefore, as a child of God — I fear no evil for God is with me.

“Greater is He that is in me, that he who is in this world.” With the dunamis power available to me, with all authority — I bind all rulers of darkness and every evil principality and cast them back into the pit of hell.   There is zero lack in my life because His grace is sufficient for me!  Jesus came that I might enjoy life more abundantly and I feel His joy rising up in me. I trust the Lord with all my heart and I do NOT rely on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge the presence of God and the Holy Spirit directs my path.

My Lord perfects all that concerns me as I let the Word of God dwell richly in me. I gladly follow my good Shepherd and I know and trust His voice.  He has given me the mind of Christ and I have put on the newness of His Spirit within me.

With God on my side, no thought from man can change or alter my BELIEF and TRUST in the Word of God.  I am a partaker of His divine nature and I use the authority God entrusted me with to speak boldly in the powerful name of Jesus. AMEN

 “Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 — Our Father expects us to pray, to confess faith without ceasing, to believe without ceasing, no matter what we physically see. Confessing our HOPE in what we cannot see — YET — is called FAITH. We have been chosen and called to trust and rely upon the Lord as we confess faith in the things to come. The first followers of the Way asked to be taught how to pray. “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” The Father’s will is that we pray His will and believe that through us, His will shall be done on earth — when we ask or pray in faith. Most likely it takes years to develop the faith of John G Lake, or Charles Capps, but as we PRACTICE our FAITH,  we intentionally hold captive every thought, and choose to confess words of LIFE not DEATH.  We choose to call things as if they already were, with increasing confidence.

“FAITH and CONFESSIONS” How to activate the power of God in your life.

By Charles Capps

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