Every born-again Christian has faith, we are saved by grace through faith.
Romans 12:3 God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
In this text we come to understand that all the folks in the church at Rome were given the same amount of faith, but as time went on some men began to have more faith than others! Does God have favorites? Is He a respector of persons? No! Faith is like a muscle, the more you work it, the bigger and stronger it becomes. Some believers are diligent about developing their faith while others are content with what they have. God said that if we will exercise our faith we can have whatsoever we say. A lot of Christians are content with the status quo, they are not interested in exerting themselves in pursuit of the promises of God.
Luke 17:6 If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say unto this tree, be plucked up and it would obey you.
A mustard seed is very small, however, Jesus is telling us that little faith can produce great results. The Roman Centurion said to Jesus, speak the Word only and my servant shall be healed. Jesus said this man had great faith, more than any of the Jews Jesus was sent to. So, faith is simply believing what the Lord has said. The more one develops their faith, the easier it becomes for a man to believe God’s Word. We know that faith comes by hearing. What comes from hearing the doctrine of the world? Doubt, unbelief, fear and hopelessness. The world creates our problems and has no solution for overcoming them. The world is always in a constant state of chaos because it has no solution to the problem it creates for itself.
John 16:33 In Me you shall have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
How did Jesus overcome the world? He spoke His Word because His Word is a higher law than what the world is speaking. If a Christian will speak the Word he can rise above the ways of the world. Oftentimes the believers that live by faith are chided by those who don’t. Living by faith is not the mainstream way of life for most Christians! The reason there is a lack of faith in the church is because it’s not taught from the pulpit. In the church I grew up in we had a weekly routine, you went and sang a duet, listened to a sermonette and ran out and had a cigarette. If there was any teaching on faith I certainly never heard it, perhaps it was because I usually fell asleep.
Galatians 3:11 The just shall live by faith.
All believers are called to live by the faith of the sons of God, this is not an option. The man who lives by faith will always have hope, they always expect the best from every situation. The believer who has yet to develop their faith always seem to have an element of despair and sorrow. If growing your faith is not fun and rewarding you’re doing it all wrong. Growing in faith is a revelation of Jesus, a blessed time of discovery and an impartation of the God kind of peace. Got faith? Yes you do, don’t neglect to develop it to the max.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming