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Faith is Acting of God's Word

Faith is Acting on God's Word

     When our words and actions agree with the word of God, we will receive our answers according to our faith. When we "believe" God's word, we will begin to put it into action. Many Christians will confess God's word, and at the same time contradict their confession by wrong actions. Doubt will creep in and they won't act. The actions of a doer of the Word coincide with their confession of faith. In James 2:23, Abraham had faith to believe God for the promise and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Abraham put his faith into action by cooperating with God. James 1:22 says "Be the doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourself." You must put action to your faith. As you know the word of God and assemble it into your "Spiritman" you find things will begin to happen in your life.

     First, you get saved by faith and the word as it is preached. Romans 10:9-10: "Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth." Faith comes by hearing God's word (Romans 10:17). 2 Corinthians 4:13 says "and since we have the same spirit of faith...I believe and therefore spoke, we also believe and therefore speak." We will speak what we believe in our hearts. We will act upon what we believe in our hearts.

     Second, we find that God's word is alive. Hebrews 4:12: "and our faith is alive". 1 Corinthians 13:13. And since our faith is alive and God's Word is alive, His word brings life, health and spirit into our lives. Proverbs 4:20-22. John 6:63. Jesus said "My words are life and Spirit when God's word implants into your Spirit it begins to "transform" you. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says "we are being transformed into His image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord." It's a supernatural transformation. Our faith that comes from God is a gift (Romans 12:3)- a measure of faith- mustard seed faith (Luke 17:6). That which has growth potential is alive with the life of God. It is a powerful force when used to move mountains or circumstances. Mark 11:23-24.

      As we live a life of faith we will begin to develop an unshakeable confidence in God. Jesus gives us the key: Luke 6:47-49. Jesus is the rock and His words are the foundation that makes our confidence unshakeable. Even when the "storm of life" comes, we will prevail because of the word of God.

     When you study the life of all of the Apostles and early Christians, they were all established in the faith and were victorious even unto death. They all knew that they had a "better inheritance" waiting for them (Hebrews 11:39-40). Listen to Paul's words to Timothy: 2 Timothy 1:12 "For I suffer these things...for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day." "Again, I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."- 2 Timothy 4:7. Peter and all the rest of the Apostles suffered for Christ and stayed faithful to the faith. 1 Peter 4:12-14, 16.

    Third, live a life of praise between the time you pray and time the manifestation comes. Hebrews 13:15: "Continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God...give thanks to His name." Thank Him in advance for the answer. Philippians 4:6-7

     Fourth, notice Paul says, "let us be anxious for nothing...this is "worry". Worry is a manifestation of a lack of trust. No one can worry and trust at the same time. Trust and obey God's word. Worry is the opposite of faith. Don't allow the cares of your life to hinder your faith and the Word in your life. Just declare what you believe with your mouth and act on the Word. Conceive the image in your spirit of what you want to accomplish and possess. See it with the eyes of faith. Practice Philippians 4:19- God being your source- and Malachi 3:10-11. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11. Have faith to release to God and put action to it- be obedient. Then you will see the manifestation of it.

Amen.