REAL FAITH, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/12/19, (Across my desk this morning.)
| “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith…”|
(1 John 5:4, NASB)
|Bigger Than Fear|
Fear always presents itself as much bigger than it really is. It’s always the worst-case scenario. It always tries to get you worried, anxious, uptight and panicked. Fear’s goal is to separate you from God by trying to get you to doubt His Word. But when the spirit of fear comes, recognize that it has no power unless you give it power. Don’t give it power by speaking what fear speaks. Don’t give it power by meditating on it. Instead, let the power of the Word of God rise up within you. Declare what God says; declare that God has given you all authority in heaven and earth. Declare that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Remember that no matter how big fear presents itself, it’s no match for the power of Almighty God. When you yield yourself to Him, you tap into His power. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. God is bigger than your problems and bigger than fear. Let faith rise up in your heart because faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for Your perfect love which drives out all fear. I choose to meditate on Your Word which feeds my faith and empowers me to overcome. I bless You and praise You today for Your goodness and grace in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
There is a really big difference in head knowing about things and in heart faith in believing them. Charles S. Price wrote a great little book on the subject, I strongly suggest that you order a copy if interested in the Real Kingdom of God and not just church membership. It is titled, “The Real Faith.” Of course the little book of James spends a lot of time on the same subject. Head faith changes nothing, Heart faith can change everything. The Holy Spirit is seeking to instruct us in the deep heart kind of faith. That is how we are saved, Rom. 10:9-10. It is not in thinking, it is a knowing. Some one once wrote that you must totally accept a principal in your mind over and over perhaps 20 or more times before your heart starts to consider the change. The Bible even teaches that the heart is deceitfully wicked and must be changed to be in agreement with God’s Truth. Before honor is humility and so in humility the Holy Spirit may teach us how to become like Christ Jesus if we will allow it. This was and is our Heavenly Fathers original vision in the creation of man to be in HIS Image and Likeness. Christ Jesus is the first of this level of creation. It is by heart faith in the many promises of God that we can be changed into HIS Divine Nature if we will believe them in our heart. Most of us have grown up to be actors. We learn very early in life to not let anyone know what we are really thinking down deep in our heart (id, subconscious.) We are told that we are like an ice berg, only 1/7th is above the water, 6/7th’s can not be seen. But our Creator God is into replacing the heart we received from Adam’s fallen genes with a new heart of righteousness, real faith and real love.
So once you have made Christ Jesus your personal LORD and received forgiveness for your past as your personal savior then the Holy Spirit begins the process of restoring what was lost in the pride and rebellion of Adam. You have a freewill that needs to be converted to love the light of God and to seek out and support those things that are pleasing to HIM. The Holy Scriptures, The very WORD of GOD is most supportive of these needed changes. And as we learn what our Creator really wants to do with us in eternity, it becomes more and more easy to avoid the old pits that we use to fall into all the time.
Last night, early morning, asleep, I was again woken by two knocks. I use to say who is it? and nothing. But then I would feel this clammy cold feeling start to cover me in bed. Of course I got on the defensive and rebuked it loudly in Jesus name till it went away. Last night, I again heard the 2 knocks. But I had more heart faith and simple said in my mind, oh you again. And as I felt that clammy cold feeling just said out loud, simply, “Get out of here in Jesus name.” and it very quickly left. So the Holy Spirit is gently allowing my heart faith to be increased to help me grow into what may be needed for the future. So God has both declared me to be holy due to the resurrection of Christ Jesus and is also in the process of changing me to, in fact, become Holy. As James taught us, Faith without works is dead. It is far past time for the Church to wake up and in loving unity learn to become, in fact, HOLY, Eph. 4:11-16.
Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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