If I were to ask you a Christian or a typical church goer, “What Is Faith?” You would hear things like
A Confidence, An Assurance, A Trust, A Belief—A Substance. These are all true but “Faith” is simply “More Than A Word Can Convey.” According to the Psalmist there is a “Spirit of Faith.” The Spirit of Faith Produces the Substance of Faith.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 (NKJV): “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘ I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
The Spirit of God Is For and In The Children of God. Faith: IS a very important function of the Holy Spirit through the Believer; CALLS things even though they are not as though they are; HAS the ability to tell Mountains to throw themselves into the Sea; IS IMPORTANT to giving, receiving and believing; IT is impossible to please the Lord without it.
The Spirit of Faith Has a Very Important Role in the Life of the Believer. The Spirit of Faith Gives Us The Ability to “See” Supernaturally. Seeing is Believing and Believing is Seeing. It is the eyes of the Spirit in the hearts of believers.
Ephesians 1:17-19 (NIV): “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Mark 9:23 (NKJV): “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’” If You Can Believe—All Things Are Possible.
The Spirit of Faith Encourages Us to “Speak” Supernaturally. Mark 11:20-24 (NKJV): “Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’ So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and 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 when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Lessons from the fig tree.
Smith Wigglesworth— The Whosoever Can Do the Whatsoever. Kenneth Hagin–Dad vs Grandpa—When He Was Praying the Lord showed him. Mark 11:23 (NKJV): “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” This Mentions Believing 1x and Saying 3x. If you’re not happy with what you have you might want to look into what you have been saying, not just believing.
The Spirit of Faith Puts The Word of God in Your Mouth. Jeremiah 1:9 (NASB): “Behold, I put my word in your mouth.” Romans 10:8 (NIV): “The Word is near you; it’s in your mouth and in your heart.”
*****The Spirit of Faith Empowers Us to “Step Out Supernaturally*****
Rev. Bryan A. Tomes
Crossroads Community Church