The “GIFT of Faith” Operating in/through Your Life 9-9-182018-12-30T12:43:31+00:00

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The “GIFT of Faith” Operating in/through Your Life

Acts 2:17-21
Acts 1:8
John 14:11-14

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.(the anointing) In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me

But YOU will receive power (the anointing) when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.  I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it

Joel 2
Acts 2

In the last days I will pour out my spirit (Anointing) Fresh infilling of Holy Spirit

Turn to someone and say ” It’s all about the spiritual”

On earth as it is in heaven”

  • We first breakthrough in the spiritual realm
  • Then we see it in the physical realm

We continue

“Living in the power of the Holy Spirit”

The purpose for the “empowering” is for

  • Our relationship with Lord
  • Our personal life
  • Our Family
  • Our Church
  • Our sphere of influence
  • Impacting the our world

Turn to someone and say :  God needs you! It’s time for VICTORY in your life

The key to seeing breakthrough in your life

“The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”

The Word says we are not to be ignorant (uniformed) of the enemy’s tactics

And

We are to be aware of the provision of the Holy Spirit which He has given

1 Cor 12:1 I want you to understand about the special abilities the Spirit gives us.

We saw..

The 3 Categories of Gifts       1Cor,12:7-10

  To Know (Revelation)

 To Speak (Proclamation)

To   Act (Power)

We continue Our first focus has been on: POWER GIFTS:

  • Faith
  • Healing

  • Miracles

We must believe that God will demonstrate His power In the situations we are believing Him for

We saw

How to be in the place where Miracles Happen: The Miracle Zone

We continue in the Power Gifts

Our next focus is

The Gift of Faith

Definition

Gift of Faith

The gift of faith may be defined as the special gift whereby the Spirit provides Christians with extraordinary confidence in God’s promises, power, and presence so they can take courageous stands in their life and ministry. The spiritual gift of faith is exhibited by one with a strong and unshakeable confidence in God, His Word, and His promises.

The Holy Spirit will then manifest divine faith so we can  believe and operate on that faith –the actual courage to step beyond our normal faith levels to believe for miracles, healing and answers to prayer

Examples in the Bible

  • Noah -Building the Ark
  • Abraham- Sacrificing Isaac
  • Moses- Parting the Red Sea
  • David- Defeating Goliath
  • Elijah- Mt. Carmel calling down fire
  • Disciples – The day of Pentecost
  • Celebration
  • Your life

Faith Scriptures

Matt 9:22 “your faith has healed you.”

Matt 9:29-30 “According to your faith will it be done to you”;

Matt 17:20  I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

John 14:12-14  I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Heb 11:1 NOW faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Today

  • We want to see the Holy Spirit impact our lives
  • We want to see the Holy Spirit move through us
  • We agree that nothing is impossible with God
  • We’re looking for breakthrough in our lives, our family, our work and our nation

We all agree…

but how do we get there?

Next

Posturing to receive the Gift of Faith

  • Stand on your position/authority in the Lord

Who God says you are

Gal 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

Rom 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Chris

Titus 3:7 through Jesus Christ our Savior so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

Posturing to receive the
Gift of Faith

  •  Keep your Mindset/Spirit set : MIRACLE ZONE

With God all things are possible

Not just positively

No doubt allowed

Temptation to give in

Rom 12:2 be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 Cor 2:16 But we have the mind of Christ.

Matt 21:21-22 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matt 19:26 With God all things are possible.”

  • Allow / Anticipate the Holy Spirit to increase your Faith

Release greater faith

Matt 9:28-29

And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”

Mark 9:23Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

 

  • Receive / Respond – step out into the Holy Spirit’s leading

Allow the Holy Spirt to empower you to step beyond any doubts/fears/limitations

Boldness – to you and through you

Dan 11:32

but those  that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

 

The GIFT OF FAITH enables us to step beyond our level of faith to  believe God in situations that we are dealing with to declare “His WILL be done”.