A Praying Life
2/11/11 at 02:53 PM 0 Comments


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Faith is so powerful and wonderful that it can change your reality.  Really, you can look at a situation in your life and begin to speak the word of God over that situation and because of your faith that situation will change.  Faith is having the ability to look at what is real and begin to speak a new reality into existence.  It is the ability to look at what is and what is not and cause it to be what you need it to be.

Faith as defined in the dictionary is: Confidence belief in the truth, value of trustworthiness of a person, idea of thing. 2. Belief that is not based on logical proof or material evidence. 3. Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion.  Hebrew 11:1 defines faith, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:6 states: But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Faith for me is believing that every word of God is true, every promise is true and if God said it in his word then it is so.  It is to know that he who has promise is faithful and able to keep his word.  Many time man will make a promise with the intention of keeping that promise but may find that circumstances beyond his control prevents him from keeping the promise.  Not so, with God, he has the authority, the ability and the power to make and keep every covenant, every promise, every word that he speaks.  He has the power to make it our reality

  1. Reality as defined: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; his world was shattered; we live in different worlds; for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were; businessmen have to face harsh realities;
  2. the state of being actual or real; the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him;
  3. the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be;
  4. the quality possessed by something that is real

The bible gives many examples of faith that changed reality.  Our faith can cause mountains to be removed in our lives, it can allow us to claim mountains that we want to possess, it can cause that that is real to not be real and that which is not real to become reality.  The ninth chapter of Matthew is full of examples of what happen when faith rises up to challenge the reality of our situations.  In verses one through seven we witness what happen when Jesus saw faith - and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

In verse 18, 23 through 25 we witness what happen when Jesus heard faith.  Verse 18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, my daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.  Note, the ruler understood the reality of his situation that his “daughter is dead”.  He knew it when he left his home, we don’t know how long he traveled to get to Jesus but on his way to find Jesus he knew that his “daughter is dead”.  Nevertheless, he declared his faith and stated “but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live”

The Shunammite woman looked at the reality of her situation.  The bible states she carry her dead son - she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out.  She knew he was dead but by faith, she declared it is well.  2 Kings 4:26 Please run now to meet her, and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?' “And she answered, "It is well.

In Matthew 9:20-22 we witness what happen when faith touches Jesus.  And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 21) For she said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well." 22) But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.

In Matthew 9:27:30 we witness what happen when we confess our faith -When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" 28) And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." 29) Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you." 30) And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it." The reality was that they were blind.  Faith changed their reality and they receive sight.

I encourage you today to stretch out on faith.  Father God, we come to you today in faith believing that you are the great I am that I am.  Therefore everything that we need you to be in our lives is exactly who you are.  We thank you God that you are faithful to your word and you watch over it to perform it daily in our lives.  By faith, we speak to every dead thing in our lives – dreams, visions, hopes, gifts, relationships and cause them to come alive.  By faith we speak to every dead thing in our body – limbs deaden by sickness, stroke, body parts that does not function as they should i.e. kidney, liver, diabetes, cancer, blood pressure, vision, hearing, all five senses, circulatory, skeleton, muscular, intellect, memory and cause it to come into agreement with the word of God.  We receive our healing today.  By faith, we speak to our finances and declare that poverty is removed from us.  We speak to our families and declare household salvation, deliverance from sin, addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling, and perversion) peace in the mind, in the home and in our affairs.  By faith, we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart for open door, new vision, new territories , new wine, new anointing and  new hope.  We confess and receive increased faith, increased wisdom, wealth and limitless wealth in your son, Jesus’ name and by the authority of your spoken word and the power of his shed blood, and through the working of your holy spirit.

Definitions according to Webster dictionary.   Scriptures references according to King

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