Proverbs 4:20 – 22
F F Bosworth
Faith Both Rational and Safe
FAITH BOTH RATIONAL AND SAFE
What can be more rational and what can be more safe and
certain than faith?
Faith is to receive the written promise of God as His direct
message to us. His promise means the same as if He appeared
and said to us, “I have heard your prayer.” The Word of God is
made life to our bodies in exactly the same way that it is made
life to our souls, by believing His promise.
I have known some who had prayed for healing for as long
as forty years without receiving it. As soon as they were told
how to appropriate the healing, it has come sometimes in a
We do not have to pray for forty years or for one week for the blessing that Christ is eager to bestow. His compassionate heart yearns to heal us more than we have the capacity to desire it. We keep Him waiting until we have the “faith that cometh by
hearing” and act on that faith. God will not cheat and move out of His turn.
This is the only scriptural way.
God gave us this part of our inheritance nearly two thousand years ago and
He is the waiting One. He is waiting for us to appropriate the
blessing by faith.
Another has said, concerning the woman who touched Jesus’
garment, that faith, fact, and feeling is the order of healing that
God never departs from. If we depart from this order neither
faith, fact, nor feeling will be as we desire because they will not
be as God desires.
OUR FAITH MAKES GOD ACT
Our “work of faith” sets God to working.
Here, as elsewhere, we are required, as Jonah did, to offer
thanksgiving while we are still in trouble. Perhaps this was the
very promise he claimed. “Let the … needy praise thy name.”
Praise God in advance while you are still in need.
“Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving” does not mean to get
healed and then go from His presence thanking Him. It means to
come to Him with thanksgiving for healing before being healed.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with
praise.” We should go away with thanksgiving,
but this is not faith.
Faith is what we have before we are healed.
MAKE SATAN LISTEN TO YOUR PRAISES
Instead of your listening to the “father of lies,” make him
listen to your praising God for His promise!
“Let everything that
hath breath praise the Lord.”
The sick man has breath.
In other words, while you are still sick, praise Him because you are going
to recover according to His promise.
“Let not your heart be troubled.” “Be careful [distracted] for nothing; but… with
thanks giving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Every sick Christian, while sick, has a thousand times more reasons to
Be happy over than the most cheerful sinner in perfect health.
Praise God, because “faith without works is dead.”
*By praise it can include singing. However according to John 4:23,24 – we are to have truth ( the Word) plus yieldings, leadings, utterances and manifestations of the Spirit to fulfill the recipe of true worship.
We are to speak the Word of God seeking the provoking, response, uprising, quickening, of the Holy Spirit manifesting in Peace and Joy. Once this trigger is activate – like a tuning fork – our Spirit is at perfect culminating in grace to continue to believe, adjustments, leadings and utterances that further our steps to our manifestation, and actual power bursts to quicken the mortal body.
You can sing – but if so – GET YOUR OWN SONGS EVENTUALLY. If you will keep speaking the Word of God it will build up your faith and you will crest into PROPHECY. THE SIMPLE GIFT OF PROPHECY THAT EVERY CHRISTIAN POSSESSES. EDIFICATION AND COMFORT WILL FLOOD YOUR MIND WILL AND EMOTIONS INTO YOUR PHYSICAL BODY.
THIS AND THIS ALONE IS TRUE WORSHIP. GOD IS SEEKING THIS. WORSHIP THIS WAY AND HE WILL COME FIND YOU AND MANIFEST HIS DIVINE HEALING POWER.
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.