Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I tell you many good things in My Word, and yet most people, even believers, are not persuaded I will do what I say. But I do. I watch over My Word to perform it. I send out My Word for a particular purpose and it will not return to Me void, that is, without accomplishing the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11. But you will notice it has to be returned to Me. And it is returned to Me by you. I speak the Word to you and you must speak it into the earth realm while targeting a result in the spirit realm to manifest. It takes two witnesses, 2 Corinthians 13:1. Mine and yours, and when we agree, that is when mighty works take place. Jesus is the High Priest of your confession; He brings your words to Me to enforce them if they match My Words. And the word translated “confession” or “profession,” in the original Greek language in which it was written is “homologia,” which means saying the same thing, literally, the same word, that is, two witnesses speaking the same. Perfect agreement. In order to have My many magnificent promises manifest in your life, you must be in perfect agreement with them, which means in agreement with Me. And how can two walk together unless they agree? They cannot. I often tell you that a person walks with Me, that simply means we are of one mind, i.e., we are in agreement. United in purpose and the way to get there.
Everyone wants what I promise. There is no one that does not agree that what I promise is desirable. I promise healing, authority, dominion over the works of My hands, provision, prosperity, abundant life, renewal of youth, forgiveness of sins, a life of good deeds prepared for you in advance, blessing, peace, ownership of property, and fullness of joy. I promise you a magnificent Kingdom where you will reign with Me forever. I promise you a life of shalom and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. I tell you that nothing is impossible with Me and all things are possible to those who believe that. I tell you to speak to the mountains in your way and I will move them. I tell you to believe you have received what you ask for and you shall have it. I tell you that you shall be above and not beneath, the head and not the tail, the lender and not the borrower. Just read Deuteronomy 28:1-14 and Psalm 103 and you will get an idea of My promises.
So why is it that not everyone sees all My promises, and they are all “yes” to you in Jesus Christ, manifesting in their lives? They do not really believe I will do these things for them and so they speak stout against them and do not reach out to receive them. They do not take them but actually push them away. The righteous shall live by faith, and if they draw back I take no pleasure in them. Why? I cannot give them the promise when they draw back and speak against them. You may think you do not speak against them, but you do if you are saying the things you do not want rather than what you want with faith. It is the same reason that Jesus told His disciples when they wondered why they were not able to cast a demon out when Jesus had told them that they could cast out demons and had in fact commanded them to do so. It was because of their little faith. They were not fully persuaded that what I said would work for them.
My servant Paul challenged you in this. He wrote: “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.” 2 Corinthians 13:5-6.
Faith is a choice. You choose what you will believe. And once you have made that choice, it becomes a filter of what you let in to your heart and your mind.
Faith comes by hearing, so what you hear will determine what you believe. Therefore, be careful what you hear. Make sure it is the truth. Listening and hearing are different. You can listen and not accept what is said or what is read. When you actually process it with acceptance that is hearing. When you agree with it and take it in that is hearing and that produces faith.
The more you listen to something, the more you begin to hear it. The more you hear it, the stronger your faith becomes in it. And this will happen whether it is truth or falsehood. That is why it is so important that you keep listening to what is true until you hear it and it becomes a fortress in you that nothing can take down.
So faith in Me, true knowledge of who I am and what you have, comes by listening and listening to My Word until you hear it and it is able to penetrate and plant and grow in the soil of your heart. Actually hearing and hearing breaks the stony ground and softens the heart until it becomes a good and generous heart and rich soil in which the Word can grow.
After telling the parable of the sower scattering seed, My Son said these words to His disciples, “Take care what you listen to.” Mark 4:24. And He added, “By what you measure (the stand of measure you apply), it will be measured back to you, and more will be given you besides.” Mark 4:24-25. You control the degree of faith you develop by the diligence or the measure of your commitment to immersing yourself in listening to, pondering, speaking and processing My Word in your heart, and then My Spirit in you adds even more strength to your faith once you are building it by applying diligence in hearing and studying My Word. If you are consistently giving it priority and making it your standard of viewing and reacting to the world and what is taking place in your life, then you develop your faith and My Spirit will boost the growth of your faith by adding the charisma (grace endowment) of faith to it. In other words your faith will become mountain moving faith, the kind Jesus would label “great faith.” Just as they call someone who is constantly exercising and working their muscles a “body builder,” so you become a “faith builder.” And while physical exercise is beneficial in this life, and it is important that you do it, but the exercise of your faith is beneficial in this life and for all eternity. And it is what you build your life on, the eternal as well as the temporal, for your body will have health when you have faith for healing, youth renewal, and walking in divine health in accordance with My Word which produces that. And it is then that the physical exercise will produce the best results too. Meditate on My Word and speak in tongues as you exercise to get maximum results in all areas of your being.
True faith is a rest. That is why I tell you to work diligently to enter My rest. Work diligently to hear My Word and make it grow and when it is fully mature, a mature faith, then you enter the rest of blessed assurance. You are no longer struggling to get the results of My Word to manifest in your life, you are resting in manifestation, you become the branch abiding in the vine that produces MUCH fruit, and fruit that will endure. And it is then your joy is complete.
Before I gave Joshua the actual strategies of how to take the promised land filled with an abundance of good things that I would give them, that is, to enter the rest, I gave him these basic instructions of how to make his way successful and prosperous: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Joshua 1:8. By doing that Joshua developed his faith in My promises and learned to hear My voice. He meditated on the Word until he heard the living voice in that Word. And you can do the same. My Word is Spirit breathed, and My Spirit will breathe into you as you read, speak, study, and apply My Word. And the greater the measure of your life you give to remaining, continuing, abiding in My Word, the more fruitful your life will become. Great peace (shalom, shalom) have those whose minds are stayed on Me. And I am My Word. I reveal Myself to you in My Word. Just as I did to Samuel.
I love you. Be diligent to enter My rest. The Shabbat. And to do that you need the double portion. I will show you how, where, and when to gather it. Strategy comes when you know how to hear. Be careful what you are listening to. Judge everything by My Word, but to do that you must know it. I have given you the entire Bible, all Joshua had was the Torah but he went further than most who have access to more. Why? The measure with which you measure is measured back to you and MORE besides. He spent days and nights in meditating on My Word, from the time he was the servant of Moses spending his days with Me in the meeting tent listening to Me and seeing the faith of Moses, until he passed from this life into the rest of eternity. But all My promises to him were manifested in his life.