A Praying Life
3/2/11 at 03:03 PM 0 Comments

FAITH THAT CHANGES REALITY (PART 3)

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8. I have found that when you meditate on God's word that his word will minister to you. It is not sufficient to just read the word of God and lay it aside. Sometimes it is helpful to read a passage over and over again and have an open mind and heart to allow that word to fall upon good soil. Let us continue to look at faith that changes reality.

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.

In Matthew 9 in verses one through seven we witness what happen when Jesus saw faith. In verse 18, 23 through 25 we witness what happen when Jesus heard faith. In Matthew 9:20-22 we witness what happen when faith touches Jesus. In Matthew 9:27:30 we witness what happen when we confess our faith.

Matt 9:18 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. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And, behold , a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole . 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

Mark 5:22-23 reads Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet 23 and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."

Mark 5:35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Jarius was a desperate man taking desperate steps to change his situation. His daughter was at the point of death as he traveled to seek out Jesus. It is not known how far he had to travel to reach Jesus but one can imagine his thoughts, his fear, and his emotional pain as he hurried to the place where Jesus was. He knew the child's condition when he left her and thought she may even now be dead. He was convinced that if she yet lives, Jesus, you can heal her. If she is indeed dead you can raise her up.

BUT COME – but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Faith state that whatever the situation, circumstance or need I believe when Jesus "COME" everything will be all right. Our children, husband, wife, relatives and friends who are at the point of death because of sin will live when Jesus lay his hand on them. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Col 2:13.

What family is not touched by drugs, alcohol, addictions, sickness and/or mental illness? How long has your family member been at the point of death? Your faith can be the key to their deliverance as you seek out God on their behalf. It does not matter how long they have been struggling with their addictions, how long they have been struggling with mental illness or whatever the particular situation is. It matters that you hold on to your faith and continue to bombard heaven on their behalf. BUT COME.

Dr. John Henton son of Apostle Richard D. Henton (Monument of Faith – Chicago, Ill) was in church but addicted to drugs for over 25 years. He has been delivered and is now a deliverer running a successful drug ministry Monument Outreach Community Center. BUT COME.

Dr. Juanita Bynum as a young evangelist due to emotional stress and hardship suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. The Doctor told her family she will never preach again. She is finished. According to her testimony she was taking pills to sleep and pills to get up when one evening she heard Apostle Richard D. Henton on the radio. He said "I don't know who I'm talking to but the power of the Holy Ghost is about to hit your mind and restore you". She stated she set up in bed and begin speaking in tongues.Thank God, for her mother, a great intercessor.   Oh yeah, she is preaching, highly anointed and appointed. BUT COME.

I was in a backslidden condition for over 20 years before escaping the clutches of the enemy and finding my way back to the open arms of my savior. My mother did not give up but continue to intercede for me. Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind, took the time to pray.  BUT COME.

Do you have any dreams that seem to be impossible? Pastors, do you have any visions that seem to be lost in the fog and unclear? Do you have any gifts that lie dormant? Have you experience the loss of activity of limbs due to strokes or other illness? BUT COME.

Matt 9:18 My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. Matt 9:35 35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

As you begin to call on Jesus to come do not be dismayed by the naysayers but do as Jesus stated – Be not afraid, only believe.

SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS IN THE WORD OF GOD. Father, we come in the name of your son, Jesus asking that you will come into our situation and circumstances. We believe you are able to meet us where we are and to meet our every need. We ask you to come into broken marriages, missing and runaway children, defiant and rebellious children, addictions of every type, sexual perversion, mental illness, broken spirits, lost dreams and dormant gifts. We ask you to come and restore dead limbs, sick bodies and memory loss. We ask you to come and deliver from depression, oppression, satanic attacks, poverty, confusion, and strong delusions. Come and lay your hands upon us and we shall live. We repent of any sins including doubt that would stand in the way of our guarantee victory through your blood. Blood wash us, deliver us to be deliverers and cause us to rise up and be a terror to the enemy for all he has done to us, to our families, friends, churches and pastors. We speak to pastors, that will be revived, refreshed, restored and anointed with fresh oil as they ministered your holy word to your people. We shall forever hallow your name, glorified you and your praise shall continuingly be in our mouths.

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