Living By Faith


Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? (John 11:40 Message Bible)

One act of faith will open up the supernatural and cause the glory of God to come in. Mark Hankins

I remember the first time I went into an airport bathroom where the faucets were motion activated.  I stood there looking for a handle or a pedal or something to turn on the water.  It looked like the plumbing and the sink was there, but there were no handles. While I stood there trying to figure this out, a man walked into the restroom and waved his hand under the water faucet. Immediately, water began to come out. I stood there thinking I had just seen a miracle.  That’s when I looked up and saw a sign on the wall that said, “Equipment is motion activated.”

In other words, God said, “Salvation is here, healing is here, deliverance is here, and I am just waiting for someone to say,‘I believe that’ and to act in faith.”  While you are praising, rejoicing, and dancing around, the water begins to flow. Salvation, healing, and deliverance come — they are motion activated.

Confession: Salvation is here! Healing is here! Deliverance is here! As I act in faith and rejoice, I believe that I will see the glory of God in my life!

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That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16)

The man with an argument is always at the mercy of the man with an experience. Mark Hankins

What is the glory? The glory of God is not just something intellectual; the glory of God is something you experience. The Apostle Paul talks about experiencing the glory of God throughout the book of Ephesians.

In Ephesians 3, Paul says that God will strengthen your inner man; this strength comes from His glory.

Moses desired to see the glory. He cried out to God and said, “Show me your glory.” David did the same thing in Psalm 63, “My soul thirsteth for thee… to see thy power and thy glory….”

God will strengthen you and increase your capacity so you will be able to possess things in your life that are exceeding abundantly above what you could ever imagine. God wants to do something in you that will shock a generation!

Confession: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.  (Ephesians 3:20)

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In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)

Revelation knowledge is how God changes people’s identities.
Mark Hankins

The Bible is inspired by God and is God-breathed. God’s Word is alive, and you can find yourself in the Bible. Revelation knowledge shows you what God sees. When you see it in the Word, you can say, “I am who God says I am.” You identify or find yourself in the Word.

Luke 4:17-20 says that when Jesus preached His first message, He read from the book of Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…” He went on to say, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” We know Jesus was God manifested in the flesh, but Philippians 2:5-8 says that He laid aside his powers of deity and functioned as a man. He studied the scriptures and found the places that referred to Him. In His first sermon He said, “That is me. Isaiah 61:1-3 is talking about me!” His true identity was in the Word of God. This is the Law of Revelation Knowledge. The Bible is God talking to us, and we too, must find ourselves in the Word of God.

Confession: For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him. (Colossians 2:9-10)

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Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)

When you get a revelation of who Christ is, you will recognize you are in union with Him. Mark Hankins

In Exodus 33:18-23, Moses asked the Lord for help in leading His people. He said, “Lord,Iwant  Youtoshow meyourglory.” God told Moses, “There is a place by me. When I pass by, I am going to put you in a cleft of the rock. When my glory passes by, you will not see anything except my back parts.”

The Bible says that when God passed by, He said, “My glory is made up of all of my goodness. I am going to make all of my goodness pass before you, and I am going to proclaim the name of the Lord. I am going to pronounce my name for you.” In that place in the rock, in the glory of God, there are two main ingredients: the goodness of God and the revelation of who God is.

Climb into that place in Christ and the devil cannot harm you. Climb up into the grace of God, into the righteousness that is yours.

Confession: You are my hiding place;  You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7  NKJV)

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Christ took me to the cross with Him, and I died there with Him.  (Galatians 2:20 Laubach)

Christianity does not begin with something you do; it begins with something God has done for you in Christ. Mark Hankins

Theologians ask, “How could Paul say he was crucified with Christ when Paul was not even in Jerusalem when Jesus was crucified?” Some believe Paul is talking about a spiritual state he has somehow attained after thirty years of serving God. When you think this way, somehow you are tryingto be identified with Christ. This way of thinking places you right back in Jerusalem at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where there is neither life nor glory.

When Paul said, “I died there with Him,” he was saying “Through revelation knowledge I know when Jesus died, I died. When He was made alive, I was made alive. When He was raised, I was raised with Him. When He sat down, I sat down with Him. God saw me there. Everything Jesus did, He did it for me.”

When you get in the Spirit, instead of seeing your death, shame, guilt, sorrow, sickness, and poverty, you can see your condition in Christ and the fact that you were crucified with Him.

Confession: The mystery of the Gospel and the glory of the Gospel is Christ in me! (Colossians 1:26-27)

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