We have been discussing healing and going over the past couple of blogs how hindrances like bitterness and unforgiveness toward others and ourselves can stop the plan of God in our lives and for our healing. We are continuing today and stepping into how faith and our God-given authority will activate the Word of God in our lives and our situation.
Let’s just start at the beginning…
What is faith? Let’s look at just a little of the famous Faith Hall of Fame…
Hebrews 11:1– “Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinatedby the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.”
Hebrews 11:6– “ And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faithknowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking him.”
To have faith is to relinquish trust in oneself and to put that trust in another. That is so very hard to do because you don’t know if that person will let you down or walk out… That’s why we were never called to put faith in man, but in God alone.
Our Founding Pastor Deborah Cobrae parallels faith to our economic system. Money is what moves goods and services here on earth, BUT FAITH is what moves goods and services in the supernatural. They say money makes the world go round, but if you’re a believer, FAITH is what makes our world go round. You can’t do anything without faith!
Our Pastor, Jessica Roth says faith is the language of heaven! God only responds to the language of faith.
Now that we established a little foundation of what faith is, let’s move on to how that relates to your healing….
When it comes to healing, it cannot manifest without God’s Word being activated through faith and authority.
Where your faith is, that’s where your healing will be. You will have what your faith expects.
Let’s look at a few examples in the Word…
Read Matthew 9:18 –22
There are things going on here – the man wanted Jesus to come lay hands on his daughter. He said “you can bring her back to life if you just come lay your hand on her”
Second, the women with the issue of blood was desperate and she said “If I can only touch His robe, I will be healed.”
In these scenario’s, one man’s faith lied in Jesus coming to lay hands on his daughter. That’s where he believed her healing would come. The woman with the issue of blood only needed to touch the hem of His garment. Was her faith greater because it lied in touching the hem of His garment rather than Him coming to her and laying hands on her? No – that’s just where their faith was. Let’s look at another story.
Read Matthew 8:5-11
The roman officer came to Jesus for his sick servant and he said to Jesus “Just say the word from where you are and my servant will be healed.”
The Lord was astonished at this man’s faith and told him he hadn’t seen greater faith. This man didn’t even need Jesus to come to his servant side. His faith was in Jesus’s word and authority alone.
Where our faith is, is where our healing will be. We can’t compare our faith to others faith. We are all on our own journey of faith and at different levels.
If you are suffering a terminal illness and you believe chemotherapy is where your healing is, then take the chemo. If you believe that your healing is NOT going to chemo, then don’t go. Where you put your faith is where your healing will be!
If you believed God for your salvation, you can believe God for your healing. In fact, unbelief hinders healing! Let’s look at a story in Matthew 17:14-21…(READ)
Faith isn’t something we need more of. A lot of people tend to think they need more faith, we don’t need more, rather exercising the faith we have.
Faith is a muscle. If it isn’t exercised, of course it remains stagnant and we call that doubt…
So then how do we grow our faith? Here are two ways:
First: We need to hear God’s Word
Romans 10:17– “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Second: We need to put the Word into action. The bible tells us not to be just hearers only.
James 1:22– “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Think of a farmer. After he plants a seed, he has faith it will grow.
“If the farmer, without any definite promise can have faith in nature, why can’t the Christian have faith in the God of nature,” Robert V. Bosworth, Christ the Healer….
The Word waters our faith. We HAVE to be in the Word. Joshua 1:8 tells us to meditate on the Word day and night…
If we are not in our Word, we won’t even know how far our faith can get us and we definitely won’t have the ability to step into our authority! Watch out for our next blog on how to walk in your authority!! We pray this encouraged you and look forward to any comments or feedback you have! God Bless!
Michelle and Vanessa