Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
According to YOUR faith. People say it is all up to Me, but I have made up My mind already and showed you My decision in My Son. In seeing Him you see Me. He is the exact radiance and refulgence of My being, for it pleased Me to have all the fullness of the godhead dwell in Him bodily. I was in Christ reconciling the world to Myself by the blood of His Cross. And in seeing Him, what do you see? He never refused to heal, provide, forgive, and do miracles, signs, and wonders. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil. He became the servant of all and gave Himself and all He is and has to you as your ransom. In Him you are redeemed from the curse and are BLESSED with the BLESSING of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit. You are a joint heir with Him and all I have is yours in Him. It has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom.
You have it ALL. My ALL is yours in Christ Jesus your Lord. In Him I make you PERFECT and COMPLETE. You can be filled with all My fullness bodily.
You may be wondering then why things do not quite seem to be like that in your life. You may be thinking that it just is not working out.
I give you the same answer Jesus gave His disciples when they asked of Him that same question. He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20.
This again has to do with walking in heavenly realms while on earth. You can, but there is only one way to access them. Faith. And not just your pastor’s faith, your mother’s or father’s faith, your best friend’s faith, or even My faith (though one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is faith, where Mine kicks in with yours and you just KNOW the mountain has to move), but YOUR faith. Yes, yours. And you can grow your faith, but a mustard seed of true faith is enough to move a mountain.
What is unfeigned faith? Paul said Timothy had it. 2 Timothy 1:5. It is faith that is built on a relationship with Me that is deep, true, and lasting. It is not fickle faith or feigned faith. It is knowing Me, the only true God, and the One I sent, Jesus Christ, and being united in the Holy Spirit as One. It is knowing I AM and I AM there for you at every moment. It is just KNOWING. Knowing that all good is there for you and having great expectations. And the good thing is in My realm great expectations are always performed. I am grieved when you do not ask Me for big things and when you draw back from trusting for even little things. There is only one thing that limits you from receiving all that is there for you, and it is not the devil, it is your little faith. “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20.
When people came to Jesus to ask for things or healing, He would say, “Let it be done according to your faith.” Healing was there in Him for everyone but only those who took it with faith were healed. He told the woman with the issue of blood, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole.” It was My healing power that found a connection to travel upon into her body, and that connection was her faith. Faith is the conductor for the electricity of My healing power into you.
If it was her faith that made her whole by attracting and attaching to My power. Do you remember how she connected? She spoke the result before it took place with faith. She had a faith image before she had the physical image. From days before, from a long way off, she was speaking, “If I but touch His garment, I shall be made whole.” And no one and nothing could get her off that declaration of unfeigned faith. She imagined it and saw it. Many people around My Son were touching Him but no one else was purposely reaching out to take hold with a declaration of total wholeness and restoration. She had purpose, determination, and she had heard of Jesus. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
According to your faith. What are you declaring is going to happen in your life? Is it the great result you dream of? Is it to resolve the unpleasant situation in your home? Do you remember the centurion who came to Jesus because the servant he loved was sick to the point of death? He declared the desired result in faith first, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” I send My Word to heal you and to deliver you from all destruction. And Jesus said, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very moment. Matthew 8:5-13. You will notice Jesus did not declare “Be healed!” The healing was there. The centurion declared it and by his faith combined with My available power the connection was made and the conductor was available for My power to go into his servant by his faith.
One day Jesus was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and My power was present for Him to perform healing. Luke 5:17. But only one paralyzed man and his companions had the faith to receive that healing power. Luke 5:17-26.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth. It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11.
Ponder this. My Word comes down like rain and snow, landing on all without discrimination. It is the way I cleanse and renew your mind, it is the way you get faith, cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, softening out the boulders and bricks that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:26. The rain and snow prepare the soil for planting. Prepare you the way of the Lord, clear Him a path. It all starts with the Word coming down on you like rain and snow to soften the soil of your heart and break up the clods and hard ground, coming to cleanse you and bless you. To turn you into fertile ground ready to bear and sprout the imperishable seed of My Word. For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through My living and enduring Word. For, all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but My Word endures forever. And this is the Word which was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:23-25.
And My Word comes down as seed, it contains a promise in it and if you plant and grow it the promise will come to fruition. Receive the implanted Word, which has the power to save your soul. If the soil is ready, a seed will plant. And good soil will produce a good harvest. Some thirty, some sixty, and some one hundred-fold. The seed is the same but it will get a different result depending upon the quality of the soil. Remember? My Son talked about stony ground, shallow ground, thorny ground, and good ground. Only the good ground bore the harvest, but even there the amount of the harvest varied.
And I tell you that besides being the seed, My Word is the bread to eat. Man does not live on bread alone but by every Word that comes out of My mouth. And it goes forth out of My mouth, it is spoken. You need to speak the results you desire. Only say the Word. It is out of the MOUTHS of babes and children that I have perfected strength (praise). My Words in your mouth do the same they do out of My mouth. I have put My Words in you mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand to establish earth and bring My Kingdom in to the earth.
So My Word washes and cleanses as it softens the soil of your heart, and then it is the seed that implants in the prepared soil to produce a harvest. It is then time for you to reap with joy! The promise manifests, it does not return void if you will just return it. Like the woman with the issue of blood.
I love you. Faith can move mountains but it is all from our relationship. The power is in My hands but that is where I hold you too. Habakkuk 3:4; John 10:28-30.