Living By Faith

YOUR VOICE IS YOUR ADDRESS IN THE SPIRIT

Thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. (Daniel 10:12)

The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are earnest, is because they have never dared to make a confession of what they are in Christ. E.W. Kenyon

What is it about your voice that is so important? Scientists tell us that the voice print is just as accurate in determining an individual’s identity as his fingerprint. In certain high-security situations, a person must speak, and his voice must be recognized before clearance is given. 

It doesn’t take long for your voice to reach heaven and enter the ears of Almighty God, who is the source of your authority as a believer. Heaven responds to your voice. Not only does God respond to the voice of faith, but angels are also activated by your words. In Daniel 10, Daniel’s words brought the answer from heaven, and the angel came to exactly the right address!

If your voice moves heaven, you know it moves mountains. Lift up your voice with the voice of faith and move any mountain that is standing in the way of God’s best for your life!

Confession: In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the hills moved. (Psalm 18: 6-7)

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MAN IS A “SPEAKING SPIRIT”

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)

Your words custom design and specifically shape your own future. Mark Hankins

I recently read an interesting article titled, “The Gift of Gab,” by Matt Catmill. He wrote that speech is a skill that makes homo sapiens a uniquely successful, powerful, and dangerous mammal. He said, “Without language, we would be only a sort of upright chimpanzee with funny feet and clever hands.”  

God created man in His own image with the capacity to speak and communicate. A Hebrew scholar once said that Genesis 2:7 could better be translated that “man became a speaking spirit.” Man was made a speaking spirit and given dominion. The power of speech was a major distinguishing factor between man and the animal kingdom.

You can see that language is unique to man. Satan also recognizes the power of spoken words and is constantly trying to get man to speak words that contaminate, defile, and destroy. We have the power to choose blessing or cursing, life or death — So choose life!

Confession: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.  (Psalm 19:14)

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CHANGED BY FAITH

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (I John5:4)

Any man may be changed by faith no matter how he may be fettered. Smith Wigglesworth

Some people disqualify themselves from the blessings of God because they think they have too many flaws. You don’t have to be perfect to have a spirit of faith. While it is true that you are to keep growing spiritually, you do not need to have reached perfection to have a spirit of faith. Consider the great faith heroes of Hebrews chapter eleven! There is not one perfect person listed in that tremendous list of faith giants. There were flaws in Abraham, Sarah, Noah, Moses, Samson, David, and many others in the Bible who had a spirit of faith.

I am glad that God works with imperfect people! The spirit of faith enables you to overcome in every area of your life!  “But we all, with open face,be holding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Corinthians3:18)

Confession: I have the spirit of faith. I am changed by faith! I am an overcomer! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! (Philippians 4:13)

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JESUS ON THE INSIDE

All things that the Father hath are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John16:15)

The Holy Spirit is your “unseen connection” between heaven and earth. Mark Hankins

You are in union with Christ by virtue of the Spirit of God. Therefore, whatever is being said in heaven is also said in your spirit. You don’t have the same capacity as God, but you do have the same quality of life that God has. You can enjoy a quality of life that doesn’t come from the Republicans, Democrats, welfare, or social programs. You can enjoy a quality of life that no company can guarantee you, with no special help when you retire. You can say, “It is good because I have the same life in me that is in God right now.”

You don’t have to adjust your spirit’s TV set according to the filth, sin, lust, and violence that are all around you. You can adjust your set to what is playing in heaven: holiness, fire, purity, love, righteousness, and glory. I’ve got my set hooked up to heaven. How? I’ve got an unseen connection: the Holy Ghost. I am adjusting my set right now. It is tuned in. Where does all this happen? It happens in your spirit once you are born again!

Confession: By the Spirit of God, I have the same quality of life on the inside of me that God has!

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INSIDE INFORMATION

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. (John 16:14)

When you are full of the Holy Spirit, He will glorify Jesus! Mark Hankins

If you will spend time with the Holy Ghost, you will learn to hear His voice and He will tell you what is going to happen a year from now, three years from now, or five years from now. He will tell you what is going to happen so you can get ready for it. The Holy Ghost can show you tragedy that is about to come in your life, in your children’s lives, or in someone else’s life if there isn’t a change. He will show you this not to produce fear, but so that you can change it in prayer.  This is one of the new creation benefits. With the Holy Spirit inside of you, you will have inside information!

If things are happening in your life that are not bringing glory to Jesus, you can change them by praying in the Holy Ghost. He wants everyone to see what Jesus has done for God’s own.

Confession: I am filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit in me glorifies Jesus. My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I have the benefit of the Holy Spirit inside of me giving me inside information about my life, my family, and my future!

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