Thursday, December 12, 2013

What Jesus didn't do.... by Jeffrey Stewart

Did you ever notice that Jesus never commanded the water to turn to wine during the Wedding Feast at Cana? Did you ever notice that Jesus never commanded the food to be multiplied when He fed the five thousand? Did you ever notice that when Jesus healed the ten lepers (where one came back to thank Him), He did not command them to be healed? That He never commanded the fish to gather next to Peter's boat but only asked Peter to cast his net on the other side?

There is another level of faith that people can operate at. Since I've never seen this written about, a good name for it would be lifestyle faith. It is above praying for God to do something, and it is even above commanding something to occur in Jesus' Name. It is simply believing that what you are wanting to happen has ALREADY happened and then acting on that belief. Jesus TOLD the servants to pour water from the jars into a cup and to take it to the master of the banquet. Jesus TOLD His disciples to divide and distribute bread. Jesus TOLD the ten lepers to go to a priest so that they could be declared clean of leprosy. Jesus TOLD Peter to cast his net on the other side of the boat.

You will notice that Jesus put a very great emphasis on WORDS. One reason is that words TEACH your heart to believe. We know this because faith comes by HEARING and hearing by the Word of God. The church has put a great deal of emphasis on teaching our minds what to think by reading God's Word, but little emphasis on TEACHING our hearts what to believe by SPEAKING God's Word.

Once we begin TRAINING our hearts what to believe by SPEAKING God's Word, we will begin to operate in faith like Jesus did. Faith, the way Jesus taught it, is not believing something WILL happen but believing that something HAS HAPPENED. We know this because He said "Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you HAVE received it and you will have it." The church has confused hope with faith.

The Father is more faithful to keep His Word than we know. He is an eternal being. So there is no past, present, of future with Him. If you asked Him what His name was a hundred years ago, He would say "I AM". If you ask Him today what His Name is, He will say "I AM", and if you ask Him a million years from now, He will say "I AM" So we need to leave the idea of TIME out of our prayers. When you ask Him for something that you KNOW is His Will, IT'S YOURS. We have made the mistake of believing that if we do not SEE the answer, we do not HAVE IT. That is lending more authority to what our eyes say than to what God's Word says. And God has HONORED His Word even above His Name. So If God Honors His Word THAT MUCH, SO SHOULD WE by believing it. If He says its ours in His Word, its ours, period. The Word of God says Healing is ours. We have been given it IN THE PAST. "By His Stripes you WERE healed." So if it has already been given to us, and we train our hearts to believe that by speaking His Word into our hearts, then that eliminates all doubt, because you can only doubt the occurrence of things IN THE FUTURE, not the past.

This is the key to mountain moving faith, because this definition of faith eliminates ALL DOUBT. It is what Jesus walked in. And it is what the Father wants us to walk in.


Anonymous said...

You know. Evidently This guy started out good .But failed to read 34Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. Jesus said this is eternal life that they may know thee the one true God.19Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of
.Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. 20"For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel.…49"For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. 50"I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me."I never put these scriptures together until the today. I heard clear as a bell when I did just now. The err of the Word of Faith movement. The carnal mind to interput Gods will. The Spirit led life same as the master hear speak see and do. Total dependence on the sevenfold Holy Spirit. No dominion except the Fathers. That's just it a people who hear what the Father has to say in all things. A people who do not do except that which the Father reveals. It's just that simple no servant is greater than their master. Jesus heard from God and spoke. Jesus saw and received revelation to deal with life application and every situation. No presumption just obedience. His will to do what the Father spoke revealed and directed. I never knew until today how dangerous some of the teaching in this area is.

Anonymous said...

Faith comes by hearing hearing by the Word of God. Joyce meyer we may use faith against the enemy. To be truthful it is just the receiving mechanism by which we submit and align our will to Gods. When the switch is on unless God sees fit to send the Spirit of grace and power to accomplish His specific will which involves His direction and timing. You would be better off just spending time with Him. He taught me a hard lesson when I needed healing concerning be content wether abased or abounding. Told me you need to be thankful for my sustain power. testified to all the word of faith teaching and comments of those famous people and realized it's quite likely many never understood some things and I stumbled for years because of their teaching and telling me it's Gods will. Paul told Timothey that same Spirit of faith dwells in you that dwelt in your grandmother. Folks we don't ever presume to command the Spirit of the Lord God has a will a time a purpose and a season for all things. His ways are higher than our ways. Our job is to trust He knows best lean on Him and be confident in His specific direction and will. Wait upon the Lord stay in Folks this is serious, I saw people quit their medication to believe some ended up in the hospital many ended up dead. I realized you know how can you say they did not believe they put their life on the line told to have faith confess and believe those who died probably ended up in heaven but folks as a teacher I have a responsibility we've got to have balance it's very likely most of them did not have to.. wait for God to tell you what to do specifically and then act on it He has a distinct plan for each one of you be careful be very careful about what men tell you is Gods will for you at that moment or even concenring your life..there is safety in a multitude of counslers but in the end you die you can't pay your bills a lot of people will end up with Jobs friends if they don't all leave you. Take it all to God everythin concerning all things do not lean to your own understanding lean on God. God taught me many hard lessons and let me tell you faith does not move the hand of God but is simply the mechanism of receiving agreeing and releasing His will on earth at any given time.

Anonymous said...

How Jesus believed and achieved. Quite a bit different than this post I would say.No servent is greater than their master Jesus heard and did what the father spoke nad reveled specifically to Him. Spirit led John5:19 John 12:49-50 john 4:34 it's amazing how many prayers can be answered when God says ask me now. It's amzing the miracles done when one is given a vision and can hear from God go and pray for this one.
It's amzing when Paul told timothy that same Spirit of faith that dwelt in your grandmother dwells in you. It really amzes me when the carnal mind seeks to take scripture when the SPIRIT OF FAITH IS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD. I don't know about you it seems God has been dealing with me. He writes The Word on your heart he gives the desire to ask or intercede when obedient I have seen his Power bring it to pass time and time again not when I wanted but when He moved me not what I wanted but as He willed. Not in presumption but prayer. interpetation pray scriptures come forth prophetic decrees all orchestrated by the Spirit of God. We need to go back to relationship in respect of His Lordship. It's just that simple. 80 to 90 percent teaching on relationship to hear and respond to God period.Then we can go to other things !

Anonymous said...

Part 2
Job spoke what is right in Gods sight. Job was tried/chastened because He was righteous ? It's in the original language.and It appears all over the new testament
1 cor 11 30For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31For if we would judge ourselves, we should
not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are chastened.
Hebrews 12:6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." one root Word to chastening is sick. Also original language says the grace of God appeared chastening all men (most English translations do not accurately translate that Word and it's usage and application in scripture when studied out from the root words to the whole)Example original language the in titus the grace of God has appeared chastening all men, Many bibles mistranslated this.Also as a summary by definition Chastening paideuĊ a
study of root word (Etymology) and new testament usage reveals chastening may be sickness or death barring repentance Revelation 2:22-24 definitive in the original language I would recommend nkjv Also we find job as an example as suffering and patience in the new testament. Chastening is in the book of job
although God spoke highly of job and said in the end pray for your friends. Job also maintained His innocence. So we see aspects of the broad definition of chastening quite possibly may apply to kathairĊ used in John 15:2 and be used in the sense of attaining Rev 3:18 pyro We see testing trial discipline and death sickness and such throughout the old testament. Many people who are
famouse for their healing ministries may well have interfered with what God was doing we have been given authority to remit sin as such the affects would could disappear.Perhaps this is why we are told if their is any sick among us go and get anointed with oil and your sins will be forgiven then you will be healed. Lack of confession of sin as mentioned in james
and failed to rightly divide the Word and take the full council of it.It's costing lives !