Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the originator and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2.
I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” John 8:28-29.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
You are not receiving according to how fast I can do things. I travel faster than the speed of Light. I speak the end from the beginning. You are receiving according to your faith. Remember Jesus told people who came to Him for healing, “be it done unto you according to your faith.” By the work of Jesus you are already forgiven, healed, victorious, and BLESSED. It is there for you already. All you need to do is receive it. Take what is yours. I have made it My obligation to give you what you ask for, but it is for you to ask and to ask in faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Me. My righteous one shall live by faith, but if he draws back, I take no pleasure in him.
When My Word became flesh and dwelt among you, He operated in faith. He lived by faith. I operate in faith also. Jesus is the author (originator) and finisher (perfecter) of your faith. He is your Teacher. If you want to know how to live by faith, focus on Jesus. Generally, when people read the miracles Jesus did while walking among you on earth, they have been focusing on the person healed or the one who had his or her needs met and trying to imitate their faith, which is good, but actually, once you are born again from on High and have My Spirit in you, you should be imitating Me, as My dear children, and to imitate Me, you need only look at Jesus, for in seeing Him, you see Me. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Look unto Jesus. Imitate Him and you will live a beautiful, fruitful and extraordinary life for He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. And how did He do it? By faith.
And you know for sure that Jesus operated in faith, for He told the Pharisees I never left Him alone because He always did what pleased Me. And it is impossible to please Me without faith. Jesus operated in perfect faith—the God-kind of faith, and He told you to do the same. Mark 11:22. I framed the world and the universe and all that is in them by faith, for the spirit of faith is that you believe in your heart and speak with your mouth. Abraham understood. I call the things that be not as being. Romans 4:17. Faith is a spiritual force that pulls things out of Me to manifest in the natural world. Every perfect gift and good thing comes down from out of Me, the Father of lights.
Have you ever looked at the beginning to see how I frame things by faith? Everything was made was made by My Word. Jesus is My Word, John 1:1-14, and He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:15-16. I am My Word. John 1:1. You can trust My Word completely and build your life on it as your solid foundation that will never be shaken or pass away. You cannot separate Me from My Word. My Word is truth. I cannot lie.
The first thing I spoke into being was light. As My Spirit hovered over the dark void, I spoke and that set everything into motion. I said, “Light be,” in Hebrew that is Yehi Or (יהי אור). Genesis 1:3. I released My life into all creation as the first step of My plan. I am Light, there is no darkness in Me at all. And from that substance of the light out of Me came all matter. In Me is life and that life is the Light of men. John 1:4. I then had something to work with to form all things. And now scientists are finding that all matter and all beings, if you break down the atoms of their structure are made up of light and sound waves, smaller than the human eye can ever discern. But if they had read My Word they would have known this long ago, as well as many other things they are just “discovering” now. But it was so from the beginning.
The only other two times I called into being things from the spirit realm that were not yet forming from things made, was the “raqia,” an extended surface that set the air around the earth by dividing the waters above from those beneath, you call it the atmosphere, Genesis 1:6, the dividing surface between the earth’s atmosphere, designed for you to live in and breath in, and the expanse of “outer space.” I then proceeded to speak the dry land out of the oceans and the mountains and hills in their places as I weighed them in the balance by a single grain of dust. Isaiah 40:12. I calculated and planned it so it would always orbit perfectly and no tipping or malfunction would take place to take you off course with the other planets as you move together around the sun.
The next time I said yehi to pull something into manifestation from realms beyond, was when I called the lights of the sky into being and made the sun, moon and stars. Everything else was pulled out of and created within things already spoken and formed. Until I made man. And man I pulled out of Myself, My very nature and likeness, male and female all in one new man. Later I pulled the woman out of the man as his helper and partner, but at first I created the two as one. Like Me. I am more tender than a mother and stronger than a father. I am everything and more than you will ever need for your spirit, soul and body.
But back to faith like Jesus. I tell you to keep your eyes on Jesus—focus on Him. He tells you to come and learn from Him. He is the author (originator, leader) and finisher (perfecter, finishing touches) of YOUR faith. When you read or hear a recounting of a miracle of Jesus, study Him, identify with Him, not with the sinner who is seeking to tap into the power that is in Jesus, but as who you really are, a born again, Spirit filled believer who is anointed to do the works He did and greater. For I anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power and so have I done for you through, in, and with Him. I have poured My love in your heart and filled you with My power, the resurrection power, by the gift of My Holy Spirit. But nothing will happen until you believe this and make use of it by faith. And how do you do that? Look unto Jesus and learn from Him how to operate in the God-kind of faith that moves mountains, raises the dead, gives sight to the blind and multiplies meager supplies into abundant provision.
When you read of the Centurion with he sick servant, the woman with the issue of blood, the disciples wondering what to give the hungry people, the Syrophoenician woman with the demonized daughter, the widow whose son was dead and being carried in a funeral possession, Martha and Mary at the tomb of Lazarus, the lame man by the Pool of Bethesda, the blind Bartimaeus along the road to Jericho—do not try to learn what they did to perfect your faith—look at Jesus and see Him say the Word that the servant be healed, see the power in you that goes out to heal as you lay your hands on the sick in My Son’s Name, see yourself lifting up your meager finances to Me and giving thanks and blessing them as you place them in My Kingdom and watch them multiply as you give them back into the world, learn how simple and short the prayers of Jesus were as He commanded the dead to arise, the lame to walk and the blind to see. And see how He taught the people on the hillsides about the Kingdom to grow up their faith so that hearing they could receive healing.
When you read about the possessed man in the Gerasene territory, see yourself not as the man, the disciples, or observers but as Jesus and learn how to take authority over and cast out demons. Look at Jesus healing the daughter of Jairus, even raising her from the dead, and don’t identify with Jairus but with Jesus, for Jesus is your true identity and not Jairus. Jairus was not a born-again believer filled with the power of My Spirit because Christ had not died or been raised from the dead when Jairus approached Him. But Jairus had heard Him teach in his synagogue in Capernaum. So when the daughter of Jairus became ill, Jairus was not empowered, as you who believe in Name of My Son and the power of His resurrection have been to lay his hands on the sick and they would recover or to command demons and raise the dead—that is, to do the works of Jesus and greater—but he had faith in what Jesus could do and he went to Him to get what he needed. And you must realize that when you walk as Jesus did it is because Christ is in you, your hope of glory, and because He is at My right hand as your great High Priest of your confession (homologia—speaking the same words He did, which are My Words—and He performs them in, through and with you as His partners and Body) and He enables you to do His Works and greater ones yet. I am always doing something new.
But you will notice, Jesus looked for people of faith to work with for He knew they would receive from Him whereas those with hardened unbelieving hearts would block His power. Jairus came up, and on seeing Jesus fell at His feet and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” My Son saw faith there and knew when two agree that it is done by Me in Heaven. So He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him. You know what happened next. So look again at Jesus. He was open to assignments from Me and He never rushed where it concerned the salvation of souls. Notice there My power was in Him to heal and it is also now in you. You in Him, I in Him, and through Him, you in Me and I in you, not by human power or might but by My Spirit in you and on you and My Words in your mouth. Isaiah 59:21.
So on His way on His assignment to Jairus’ daughter, a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” And she was right and could receive, so that immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. It is much different for you who have received My risen Son as Lord, you now have the power in you as a temple of My Holy Spirit that quickens your mortal body and gives life to you and pours out in rivers to others. Jesus then looked for the woman and gave her comfort, encouragement, peace and complete healing. Imitate Him as you walk among the crowds and the life giving power within you flows out to a thirsty world.
At that point, theycame from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?” But Jesus, now imitate His faith and do this when you and others with you hear a bad report, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” And that tells you His response also how He encouraged others. Do the same.
And He looked for companions to pray with Him that were of faith. He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. And just as I gave Jesus those He could trust and who went through trials with Him to encourage Him, so I will do for you.
When they came to the home of Jairus, He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing. Did He bemoan with them? No, He had His eyes on the end from the beginning. And entering in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep.” He spoke faith and the result He saw by faith and refused to talk despair. They began laughing at Him. So what did He do? He put them all out, and you should do the same with the distractions of this life that would keep you from pursuing your faith. And then He took people of faith, the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. He was fearless in faith, He did not look at the circumstances of the dead girl but saw the vision of faith and He spoke it, taking the child by the hand, He said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). And that was all He said. Not a long elaborate prayer, just the result He wanted. Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded. But He was not. He knew Me and He knew how to operate in faith. And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat. He was not in it to glorify Himself but Me alone.
Do you see? Look to Jesus and learn how to live a victorious life of faith for He is living it with you and within you with My Holy Spirit as guide.
I love you. And that is why I gave you Jesus, so you could live your life in His victory. By grace through faith.