And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Living eternal life. You can really only do it by faith. The heirs of eternal life are people of faith in Me and My Son. To have it you must walk by faith and not by sight.
The night He was betrayed, at the Covenant meal, Jesus told you,
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” John 14:1.
And that is the key, connector, and conductor to all Jesus has and is, and consequently to all I have and am: Faith. You have to come to the point where you are fully persuaded that no matter what your need is, small or great, I will fill it. And that closes the door to doubt and unbelief, fear, and anxiety and opens the door to every blessing. Showers of blessings and the right answer at just the right time to every situation, circumstance, trial, and storm you face.
When Jesus asked His disciples who they believed He was, Peter responded, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16. And based on that revelation from Me that Peter put his faith in, Jesus called him blessed and changed his name from Simon to Peter, which means rock, and upon that rock of revelation, i.e., that Jesus is Messiah and Lord, I built the church; and the gates of hell will not overpower it. This faith in Jesus is the rock on which I build.
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:10-11.
He is the chief cornerstone on which all of you, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Me through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with God’s holy people, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22.
And I call that the household of faith. Galatians 6:10.
And when you have faith in My Son what happens? I give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19; Matthew 18:18.
Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1 John 5:5-8.
Jesus was always looking for faith, commenting upon people’s level of faith, and praising those who had great faith. When He told Peter He was praying for him, He told him He was praying that Peter’s faith would not fail. And He told you that when He returns He will be searching for faith upon the earth.
I tell you that the righteous shall live by faith, that faith is the victory that overcomes the world, and that even with the faith the size of a mustard seed you can move a mountain out of the way. I tell you that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Me.
A lack of faith kept My people from entering and taking the land I gave them and a lack of faith completely barred My Son from working miracles in His hometown of Nazareth. And the lack of faith in the truth of My Word lost Adam and Eve the blessing and the Garden of Eden.
This is serious. If you want to walk in victory and be an overcomer so you can sit with Me on My throne in the Kingdom, it is time you gave attention to your faith.
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? 2 Corinthians 13:5.
Why faith? Because faith is the way I work and the way I create. It is a spiritual law. I spoke and framed the world and all there is by faith. Faith calls the things that be not as though they be and they are.
You see this from the beginning, it was dark and void, but I had the plan of light in My heart and I am light, the life is in the light, the light of life, and so I spoke out the plan, “Light be!” and Light was. I called it in. I spoke it from within Me into what was outside Me. What you generate within and then speak out will manifest.
And that is why you are where you are and doing what you are doing in your life right this moment. Do not say that it just happened to you and must have been My Will. No, that is not true. The Israelites that I redeemed out of Egypt did not do My Will. It was what was in their heart and what they spoke that shaped the way their lives progressed and ended. Their words were stout against Mine but I had to let them go according to their thoughts and words, i.e., according to their faith in a bad result. I took care of their needs but that was all they let Me do for them, just their basic needs. Yet if they had opened wide their mouths and declared My promises as true I would have filled them with the abundance of every good thing and perfect gift in the land I had promised them.
This grieved Me, as many lives I made for works of excellence down the ages have done by instead going for the mediocre or worse yet, the sinful that has destroyed them. They are now merely a flung out piece of carnage lying on the sidewalk sleeping in the way of people passing by. They did not make use of My Word by faith.
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18
What filled your heart and what you spoke is what directed your life and put you where you are today. If you are not happy with it, it is time to change what you are generating in your heart and speaking with your mouth.
Be careful not to just go along with what the ungodly have in their heart and speak to you for then they will shape your life. And that is another reason that you may be where you are today. Others’ words over you that you took in and followed as if you had no choice. And if you are listening to ungodly counselors or family members, or even what you are watching and reading on the internet that is not from Me, your life will not be according to My Word, but as Adam and Eve did with their lives, by the liar’s words.
Be careful that you are not listening to teachings that mimic Me but cut Me out and make it all man or the “universe.” These will lead you along the path of Adam and Eve, no God and all man.
I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it. Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time that I established the ancient people and let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place. Do not tremble and do not be afraid; have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none.” Isaiah 44:6-8.
So where do you start to have a life filled with good things, that is, with My promises fulfilled in your life and all that Jesus died to give you is yours and shows as the glory upon your life? How do you live by faith?
My Word is established forever in Heaven. My Word is sure and it is for you. But it is not automatic. You must take it. Grace makes it, but faith takes it. You come with confidence to My throne of grace and receive mercy and find grace to help right when you need it. Faith takes. How? Death and life are in the hand of your tongue. With your words of faith you take and with your actions according to your faith it comes into the world.
But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13.
Your thoughts and words will direct the path of your life. If you want My promises, then you must think My Words, speak My Words, and do My Words with faith. So there is only one way that faith comes into your heart, but what you hear and of what you heard what you let into your heart as your meditation and what you agree with.
Jesus is the High Priest of your confession. And the word translated confession is “homologia” which means saying the same word in agreement with Him.
And that is the way Jesus lived His life on earth as one like you. He never spoke anything but My Words, never anything contrary to the truth of My Word because He knew My Words were words of eternal life. He told you that you would be judged for every idle word you speak. Idle words are godless chatter that is usually harmful, leads to sin, and never is effective like the sharp two edged sword of My Word. They just fall to the ground with no life in them.
Jesus only spoke Words that lined up with Mine and only did the works I showed Him. And He had an amazing life filled with wonders, signs and miracles that blessed every person on earth from the beginning to the end of time and is till producing its fruits in Heaven with all the redeemed who are living the Kingdom life in the light of My love forever.
And He told you as He has done so you must do likewise. That you too can do the works He did and greater by faith. Faith in His Name that I have given you by which you must be saved. Faith to do as He told you, to cast out demons in His Name and lay your hands on the sick so they recover. To share His Word and witness from right where you are to the ends of the earth. To love as He loves, to forgive as He forgives, and to live as He lives.
And faith only comes one way and that is by hearing and hearing My Word. Giving attention to My Word. Letting it be the subject of your meditation. Let it be what you speak when you arise and when you go to bed and the whole day wherever you go. And then it is only released by speaking it out from the abundance of your heart, and then being a doer of it by forgiving, blessing, encouraging, exhorting, edifying, and giving grace to those who hear you. And by actively doing what I tell you to do. Like Mary told the servants at the marriage feast at Cana, “Do whatever He tells you.”
And this will give you joy.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:3-9.
You have a like precious faith to all who are living in the household of faith with Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. Use it, love it, live it, walk out what I have put in you. My own faith and that faith is contained in and released from My Word. When you plant it, it grows and the harvest is sure if you do not give up. Fight the good fight of faith. Everything is yours already, you just have to take it. Like Joshua. He had the same spirit of faith.
Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; [b]be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. 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. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:6-9,
The instruction is still the same. I do not change. And Joshua had an amazing life and saw every one of My promises to him fulfilled. He and Caleb were the only ones of the generation out of Egypt who could say that. Why? They had the spirit of faith.
I love you. You have the same spirit of faith. But you have to feed and exercise it for it to go to work for you.