The Bible says in Heb 11:6 without faith it is impossible to please Yehovah (God has a name, and it is Yehovah) it says in James 1:6-7 if we dont have faith when we pray, we will never receive anything from Yehovah. So it is kind of obvious we need faith, and we can’t live without it as Christians. We need faith to have our prayers answered, and we need faith if we want to be saved (John 1:12, 3:16)
What is faith and how do you increase it?
Faith has become this nebulous strange buzzword in mainstream Christianity that everybody wants, but nobody understands. If you ask two different pastors from two different denominations, you will get two different explanations on what faith is. Is it any wonder people are struggling as Christians not knowing if they have enough faith when they allow their pastor’s opinions to have more authority over them then the Bible.?
Faith is not all that difficult to understand you are already living with faith every day of your life even though you might not be a Christian. Faith is such an integrated part of our lives that we all have it working subconsciously inside of us creating our worlds. Because it is subconscious for most of us, we dont pay to much attention to it, so it is sometimes allowed to run amok and create havoc and chaos in our lives.
I do not know what kind of situations you are facing in your life right now; perhaps you are struggling with cancer, financial issues or something else. Whatever it might be I would ask you to pay attention to your thoughts and internal dialogue. Decide to make your subconscious faith conscious. If you listen to what your thoughts are telling you right now, it reveals what you believe in. The Bible says what you believe in is what you will experience. (Mark 11:23)
If your thoughts go something like this “I will never get well, I will always have debt, I will never get out of debt, this cancer will kill me” that is what will happen to you in the end.
The Bible says in Job 3:25-26, Mark 11:23, James 2:10-26 Yehovah (God) has given every human being the ability and the free will to create our own realities by faith. Each and every human being can use their faith for good or for evil if we use it for good we will be blessed, if we use it for evil, we will have to suffer the consequences when we die.
What is evil? 1.John 3:4 says breaking the Torah (the law of Moses) is evil. So if you use your faith to create a world where you end up breaking the law of Moses, Yehovah will allow you to do so but you will also have to suffer the consequences in this life and when you die. (Deut 28:14-45, 1.John 3:4).
The Bible says in Matthew 6:34 we create our tomorrow right here and right now. But to be able to do so we need to be conscious of what we are creating right here and now.
How many of us can say we have truly managed to live here and now?
The reason why the Bible emphasizes the need to be present right here and right now is the power of our faith that is unleashed in the now moment. Right here, right now you have the power to use your faith to change your future but most of us dont pay attention to our internal dialogue so it is allowed to run amok creating the future you dont want.
Listen to your internal dialogue right now and what it is saying to you. Do you hear how it is making a lot of suggestions that are not true?
Yes, I know the doctor said you have cancer, the bank statement shows that this month you can’t pay your rent and the manager gave you notice of eviction. But right here and right now, in this now moment all of that is not true. You can show me the medical report, but you can’t prove to me you have cancer. The medical report is just that, a piece of paper written by a human being. You can show me your bank statement and the notice of eviction. Those things are just pieces of paper written by mortal human being. Why do you choose to believe what a mortal human being says more then you choose to believe what Yehovah says?
Right here and right now what is true is that you are reading this sermon, learning what the Bible says. This is the only thing you can prove right now.
Why then are your internal dialogue so focused on thoughts about financial chaos, sickness, and death when you know Yehovah promises you the opposite? It is because you dont take responsibility for it and decide to use your faith to create the kind of future you want.
The doctor gave you a bad medical report, your bank statements told you this is now you are facing foreclosure. Right here and now you can’t prove that these things are true. What you can prove on the other hand is what the Bible says about you.
The Bible says if you are a Jew by choice through obedience to the law of Moses and faith in the cross, you are healed. If you are a Jew by choice you are prosperous and wealthy. If you are a Jew by choice you are protected, guided and delivered from your enemies. (Deut 28:1-13, Matthew 6:25-34)
What the doctor told you is not a reality right now, you can’t prove that. The only proof you have is what he or she told you and the papers they gave you with your test results. Those papers were written by humans, not by Yehovah.
What the bank statement told you is not a reality right now, you can’t prove that. The only proof you have is what the bank manager told you and the statements you received in the mail. Those papers were written by humans, not by Yehovah.
Why will you choose to listen to a human being instead of what Yehovah says about you?
He says you are healthy, wealthy, prosperous, well able to pay your bills, cured of all cancer and all disease, blessed with a long prosperous life right here and right now if you are a Jew by choice.
So if you are a Jew by choice what all of this comes down to is who do you trust the most? Yehovah or a human being?
If you make the right choice, you choose to trust Yehovah. If you trust Yehovah, you have a responsibility to agree with Him and use your faith to create what He wants you to have. You do this by taking charge over your internal dialogue making sure your thoughts and what you speak of yourself are faith-filled words, telling yourself “I am blessed, I am healed, I am prosperous, I am wealthy because I am a Jew” (Mark 11:23)
The Bible says in Heb 11:6, James 1:6-7 when you do this you will show that you have faith in Yehovah and what He says about you. When you have faith in Yehovah, He is pleased, and He promises to give you what you ask of Him. When you ask something of Him in faith, and you believe you have already received it, He promises you will have it.
So who do you want to have faith in?
Yehovah who saved you and made it possible for you to become a Jew even though you are not born by a Jewish mother?
A human being who has a title to their names, but they dont have the final word even though their title is “doctor” or “bank manager”?
The choice is yours, nobody will choose for you. You have a responsibility to use your faith the right way or suffer the consequences.
If you decide to be a co-creator with Yehovah, using your faith the way He wants you to, your world will change, and His Kingdom will go forth the way it is supposed to. This is what faith is all about, to agree with the things Yehovah has already said about you. When you agree with Yehovah you are advancing His Kingdom on this earth seeing healings, deliverance and miracles take place. How do you increase your faith? By choosing to walk by faith and not by sight 2 Cor 5:7 every day. How do you make this choice? By continuing to make faith-filled declarations and thoughts over yourself and your situation, even though your circumstances are telling you a different story.
The Bible says if you are a Jew by choice you will see what you decree and declare take place in your life (Mark 11:23)
If you are a human being, you have been given the gift and the ability to use your faith in the now moment to create a better world for yourself and your fellow human beings. This gift will work regardless of your religion or lack of religion. Yehovah will allow you to use it for evil if you so desire, so He will allow you to use this gift to advance sin if that is something you want to see happening (1.John 3:4 sin is breaking the Torah). If you decide to use your gift for evil you will suffer the consequences in this life and the next (Deut 28:14-45). If you decide to use your gift for good and advance the Kingdom of Yehovah through Torah obedience, you will be blessed in this life and the next (Deut 28:1-13, John 1:12, 3:16, 1.John 2:6, 2:7, 5:3)
So use your gift wisely by choosing to be a Jew and a co-creator with Yehovah.