“And (ABRAHAM) not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”
“Faith’s Glorious Realities
It is a great mistake to suppose a thing is not real because it cannot be seen with natural eyes. Suppose you should trust me to blindfold your eyes and to lead you down the street. The pavement under your feet is just as real as though you could see it. Every time you take a step you are acting a faith that “is the evidence of things not seen” by natural eyes. You see only with your mind what I see with my eyes and describe to you. The great spiritual realities and facts that God sees and tells us about are just as real as though we could see them with natural eyes. Because of God, His faithfulness and His promises, faith is the surest ground possible to stand on. To the man who is not enlightened or who does not see the promise of God, it is stepping out into space. To those who have faith in God’s Word, it is walking on the foundations of the universe. By merely standing on the naked Word of God, millions of sinners have been “translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son.” Millions have also been taken from this world to heaven. The promise of God has been better to them than a Jacob’s ladder reaching from this world to heaven that could be seen with natural eyes.
Jesus tells us that He came “that they which see not [with the natural eye] might see” with the eye of faith. After ascending to heaven, where He could no longer be seen with the natural eye, He counseled us to anoint our [spiritual] eyes with eye salve that we might see. By doing this, Peter was made to rejoice more over what he saw with his new sight than he ever had over what he saw with the optic nerve. Walking by this better kind of sight is the happiest life possible on earth because of the superiority of what we are constantly beholding: the best things; joy-producing realities. Supernatural joy is always the result of using our better pair of eyes.
It is important to see that real faith is occupied with God’s power and mercy, not with human weakness. God invites us to take hold of His strength. He says: “To them that have no might He increaseth strength.” He also says: “Let the weak say, I am strong.” It is as we obey Him, believing on the authority of His Word, that we have His strength. Even when we feel weak, His “strength is made perfect in [our] weakness.” We must believe what God says in spite of how we feel.”
Brother Keith Moore was asked to visit a minister that was dying of stomach cancer. When he arrived – the sick minister said, “My food wont stay down – no matter what I eat I vomit it up”. Brother Moore sat with her. He had her begin to speak the word. He had her say over and over, “I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”. He also had her say, “When I eat it stays down.” He said, “I dont care how many times you throw up – you stand up -wipe your
mouth and declare – “When I eat it stays down!” As he sat with her – in just a few moments her voice became stronger and stronger. He said she got so loud he thought they could hear her two blocks away. As your voice and confession gets stronger – your body will follow. You are tapping into Gods strength which is greater than yours. This woman was totally healed and put on so much weight I think she then had to believe God to lose it. Hallelujah!
*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.