But without faith it is impossible to please God for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him! [NKJV Translation] Heb 11:6
As a nation’s monetary unit of currency is used to acquire natural goods and services so faith is heaven’s unit of currency. Money on it’s own is meaningless. It’s paper or metal that you cannot shelter in; cannot drink or eat to quench thirst or satisfy hunger; cannot medicate sickness or disease with it; cannot solve problems with it etc. It is what money empowers you to do that makes it important.
It’s not the proportion of the faith that you possess; it’s the proportion you use.
So it is with faith. On it’s own it has no meaning at all but with it we can touch and access the very realm of God, His angels and every resource He possesses on behalf of humanity. When faith is released Heaven enters the room. The evangelical world makes a huge issue out of love, but as important as love is, it is not a replacement for faith. Love is not the panacea to every fulfilled promise in God’s word. Both have their place in the life of a believer. Love goes to the motivation but faith gives access to God and possess His promises for yourself. All that evangelicals can really talk about is saving faith, yet going beyond that they live in over-stated realms of the ‘sovereignty of God’ where everything that comes their way that life throws at them, is accepted with a “whatever will be, will be” philosophy.
One leading evangelical n the UK told a friend of mine, “With your power and my theology we would make a great team.” To which my friend replied, “If I had your theology I would never have got out of my backyard.” Faith gets you out of the devil’s backyard into God’s glory. Faith does not have a fatalistic view of life.” It challenges the adversity before it and in the midst of attack turns every negative situation around that does not line up with ‘abundant life’.
Whenever a believer tries to move God on their or anyone else’s behalf with anything else other than faith then they have moved into calling on another god other than the God of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through over 30 years of ministering the Word I have heard people angry at God because they got no response from Him because of trying to move Jesus with their pain, their tears, their need, their hardship, their self-righteousness, their works, their sense of entitlement etc. Other’s that refuse to operate in faith towards Him as He sets out in His word have told me that it doesn’t matter because: ‘He understands’, or ‘knows what I mean’, or ‘He knows I’m His child’, or ‘He loves me so He will answer me’…etc These are the lazy quips of evangelicals who can’t be bothered to find out how to operate in the spirit. Their attack on the ‘word of faith’ that Paul said he preached brings upon themselves self-inflicted blindness. Faith moves God! Faith is the currency of the realm of God.
Look at the currency of faith being honoured by God in ordinary people’s lives:
Matt 9:2 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” [And the paralytic was healed.]
Matt 9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
Matt 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
Matt 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Matt 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” [And the servant was healed.]
Luke 7:50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
Luke 8:25 But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
Luke 8:48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Luke 17:19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
And in the Book of Acts:
Acts 3:16 And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
Acts 14:8-10 And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.
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Am blessed! Halleluya! Praise to His Holy Name
When sin first came into the world, it was a seed of doubt in who God is and His truth towards mankind. Faith for a miracle has its roots in trusting in a God, who loves his creation (us) with truth and justice, wisdom and righteousness. It’s like a transporter, moving us into a plane of a whole new reality, a reality which is always there but not always reachable. A reality which does away with doubt in God and allows us to tap into the riches of heaven with the innocence of a child.
I’m just so taken back by your response because I’m feeling that very way now…this moment…as I continue to explore Christianity and seek Him….I am of the spotted and speckled. I believe HE is Restoring me ……
Thank you for your beautiful words.
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I enjoyed the article on Faith. Faith is so important if we want to please God and move in His realm. It seemed that Jesus never made a move without detecting faith on the part of the recipient of the miracle, and the greater the faith, the greater the miracle. Jesus did few miracles in the towns that didn’t believe in Him and also said that it would be counted against them in the Day of Judgment, I think this is because it was so very obvious from His miracles that He was who He said He was that there was no plausible excuse for their ignorance in this area. I think one of the reasons Jesus didn’t make a move without faith is so that the Father would be glorified in every miracle, rather than someone saying that it was a coincidence or that it was just a natural occurrence. Everything Jesus did and said was for the purpose of glorifying (bringing attention to the truth about) the Father. Being led of the Holy Spirit is always a prerequisite of moving in faith, and I think the Word of Faith movement sometimes forgets that. The Holy Spirit will not respond to our faith if it is centered on the self but will always respond to our faith as we seek to honor God. God bless you. Great article!
Faith IS work. And work IS faith. Whenever you are willing to step out on faith (or work at something) then you are having a relationship with God or Ultimate Reality. Faith is not some fairy dust that floats around the universe and only accessible to special souls. Besides, the Bible is not meant to be read literally. The Scriptures are written in symbolic codes.
ZK – Faith is hearing God, and hearing God is work. People work at things because of hope. The hope of a return. “Every tree that was ever planted was planted in hope.” Martin Luther
Yes, faith is not ‘fairy dust that floats around.’ It is a specific word from a specific God about a specific thing, and spoken to a specific person. That specific person can then believe that Specific God for that specific thing. It will arrive at the specific moment it is supposed to.
The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit in the original language to be read literally. It is meant to be read literally in conjunction with a relationship and a hearing ear with the Holy Spirit. There may be codes in the Bible but they are not merely symbolic and they do not mean that the rest of the Bible is just symbolic. God bless you. Rex
I disagree. faith is something you need in this world but in heaven you will no longer need faith. You will see him face to face.
Twyla – That is what the article is talking about. Faith is the currency of Heaven for our needs here in this world. Heaven will take care of itself. We need God’s grace and blessing, so that ‘thy will be done on this earth’ through faith. Faith is access to His salvation and blessing in this world, and access into the next – with God. Rex
Thanks for the message. am uplifted and blessed
please is this man still alife if so please can someome helpe fllow His ministry.Infact am more than bless God bless you in Jesus nam.
Felix – Yes, here are his links: Twitter and Church site.
amen l am in the extention of God’s kingdom on the earth faith is my currency
Very good message. It was exactly what I was looking for and needed to hear (read). Thanks
Seun – Yes, faith is Heaven’s currency, and prayer is the transaction. Like any transaction you have to have money to back it up.
The Bible says that, “Abraham believed God and it (faith) was ‘credited’ to him as righteousness” Romans 4:3. The word translated ‘credited’ is a Greek business term and it is used 14 times in the New Testament.
Believing God is an exchange – what we have for what God has. Actually, the faith also comes from God as we take in His word and listen to Him. God bless
The faith message was direct and enlightening …. Thanks so much