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Friday, July 9, 2010

Faith

Faith the  Force of Change

Fact: Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, came to the earth to undo the work of the devil.  Therefore as a Christian, you should adopt the same attitude in your life.  Undo the work of the devil by applying aggressive faith (1 John 3:8, Luke 7:20-23).

Did you know that you can change your world?  Everything you want in your life—peace, healing, deliverance, financial prosperity—is waiting for you to claim it.  It’s the will of God that you live the absolute best life here on earth.  That’s the way that He designed it to be.  However, anything you receive from God depends on your faith.  Your faith is vital because it accesses the supernatural power of God (Mark 11:22).  It has the potential and power to produce the blessings that you desire in your life. 

Why Faith?

We live in a day where we have to depend on the Lord to move mountains (life challenges) for us.  Governmental affairs, the business market and other earthly systems are unstable.  Nothing is certain except the Word of God.  When life happens (illness, financial attacks, and crisis), taking things in your hands is the worst thing you can do.  In order to obtain victory, and the manifestation of your blessing, you have to get aggressive about your faith. Faith provokes God to action in your life.  

In the book of Genesis, the Lord originally planned for man to have dominion over the world.  But after the curse of Adam and Eve, the earth stopped cooperating with man.  Understand that God cursed the earth, not you.  The earth is full of blessed people that now have to force it to produce blessings.  Think about a farmer.  He fertilizes the ground, plows the soil, and plants seeds to yield a harvest in the following season.  If he doesn’t actively work the field, he won’t have a return.  This principle is no different for Christians.  If we are passive in our faith, we won’t get the blessings we want.

The systems of the world are designed to work against you.  If you simply let life happen to you, your outcome will not be good.  You need enduring faith combined with a godly confession to produce the manifestation of what you want. In other words, make the conditions work for you.  Jesus did it.  When He encountered situations that were unfavorable, He spoke to them, applied His faith and the circumstances changed (Matthew 14:16-21). 

Why Do We Settle for Less Than What We Are Entitled To?

We settle because we are not resisting the devil.  Sometimes when he attacks us, we reason with him instead of boldly directing him out of our lives.  The Word states that if we resist the devil, he has no choice but to flee.  If the devil is causing havoc (anything that conflicts with the Word) in your life, you need to send him packing.   Remember that God promised you abundance, and if you don’t get aggressive about it, your complacency will get you in trouble. 

 Now What?

Never cease in your faith.  Stick with your desire until you receive your manifestation.  The power that God placed in you carries the authority to drive the enemy from his position.  Let the Lord unto the devil’s activity in your life.  Walk in aggressive faith instead of swaying with worldly, powerless ideals.  Nothing that the devil does is final in your life.  Use your faith to tap into the power of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to change circumstances to your favor.

Fact: Faith removes anything that doesn’t belong in your life.  Faith also brings promises of the Lord that you currently do not possess.  Only your aggressive faith will cause your life to change (Matthew 11:12).

Pastor Cedric

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