The Faith of God
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have the faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:22-23
Faith in God is having the faith of God. As born again believers, we have residing within our spirit the faith of God. Faith is a fruit of the reborn human spirit and we have the potential to produce the same results that Jesus produced during His earthly ministry. Faith must be in the unseen before it can be applied to the things we can see.
Faith is a living, creative and powerful force that is focused on Jesus Christ. It is the confident assurance that what we want and hope for is going to happen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is not something we acquire on our own, it is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8). Faith is cultivated through fellowship with the Father and His Word by the Holy Spirit in us. Fellowship is quality time spent alone with God and getting to know Him; through it we develop trust and enhance our faith. God given faith is the connection with the invisible for our total provision and continuous supply.
God operates by faith and we are to exercise that same kind of faith. There is human faith that is inherent within every person and there is a supernatural faith of God that comes to those who receive the good news. Human faith can only believe what it can see, taste, smell or feel; it is limited. We cannot believe in invisible things with human faith, we need God’s supernatural faith (Romans 4:17). We have the same faith that Peter had when he raised Dorcus from the dead and when he made people whole by touching them with his shadow (Acts 9:36-42, Acts 5:16). We have the same faith of Paul in Galatians 2:20 as well. Paul did not say he lived by faith in the Son of God, but by the faith of the Son of God.
Faith words used in faith statements are life changing. It is our privilege and responsibility to speak faith words and claim God’s promises (II Timothy 3:16). If we allow the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse our hearts, repent of doubt and commit our heart and mind to faith filled declarations of the Lord, things happen.
By revelation, we know the Holy Spirit is in us and is subject to the word of faith (Romans 10:8). The need for speaking faith words in order to activate the Holy Spirit in us will never end on earth. It is important to reaffirm God’s promises everyday so that the Holy Spirit remains active in us. By the practice of speaking God’s Word, it enables us to achieve the life God intended. His Word will come to pass!
Hear the Word of Jesus Christ
“Have the faith in (of) God.” Faith requires revelation and boldness to get into our belief system. Faith is one of the characteristics of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22). He is our true result-producing faith. In order to develop the fruit of faith requires releasing the Holy Spirit by saying so and experiencing Him to do what we cannot be or what we cannot do on our own.
“…whoever says to this mountain…”As a believer in Jesus, we speak to the mountains based on God’s Word. Mountains are challenges that show up in life. They cause us to choose the road of fear or the road of faith. Train yourself to remember the Holy Spirit is always your helper (Hebrews 13:5-6). All things are possible. I have what I say. Every need is met and every desired is fulfilled.
“…does not doubt in his heart…” It is the Holy Spirit who is released strength to remove doubt. He is our ability to hold fast to the confession of our faith (Hebrews 3:12). The Holy Spirit is our gifted power to hold fast.
“…believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Jesus is the high priest of our profession of faith (Hebrews 5:1). A high priest causes things to happen. When God’s promises come out of our mouth by faith, nothing can block our good (Romans 8:28).