Confidence: Your Faith Connection – by: Creflo Dollar

Confidence: Your Faith Connection - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Have you been seeing results in your life, or has your walk with God been all form and no power? Maybe you’ve been making faith confessions, praying and fasting, but you still feel that something is lacking. The problem may not be that you are doing something wrong; instead, it may be that you simply don’t have real confidence in what you are doing. Confidence is often the missing substance of faith, but it is rooted and grounded in understanding God’s love for you. When you truly understand His love, you will have confidence in His Word.

The reason many Christians—despite all of their confessing, praying and believing—aren’t experiencing the kind of life that God intends for them to have is because they don’t really believe that God wants to bless them. Religion has painted a picture of God that portrays Him as an exacting taskmaster who is waiting to strike Believers with a lightening bolt when they make a mistake. He is often seen as some kind of impersonal being who is more concerned with punishing people than showing them love. But that idea of God is just that—an idea. And it’s an incorrect one at that.

The Scripture says that God is love (1 John 4:16). He loves you, and it is your knowledge of and belief in His love that will boost your confidence. This comes through studying the Word and spending time with Him in prayer. When you read the Bible in search of revelation, God will speak a word to your spirit that is meant specifically for you.

But speaking and acting on words of faith isn’t enough to make things happen. You must have confidence in the words you speak for them to have the power to change your circumstances. That kind of confidence only comes through meditating on the Word of God until it becomes more real to you than your situation or circumstance. This is called establishing your heart in the Word of God. When you do this, your words of faith will have power behind them to produce results.

When you reflect on confidence, think about a person who is fully persuaded about what he believes; he can’t be moved from his stance. For example, have you ever heard two people debating a current issue or event? People tend to get into heated arguments when it comes to the things they believe. Usually these types of discussions create conflict because people aren’t willing to budge when it comes to what they believe. That’s the kind of doggedness that God wants you to have when it comes to His Word.

Regardless of what you may have previously believed, not only can God bless you, but He wants to bless you. So get in His Word and fellowship with Him in prayer. When you know Him intimately, you’ll have no problem trusting His voice when He speaks to you, and your confidence in Him will cause your faith to soar!

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Creflo Dollar: Hearing Your Way to Success

Hearing Your Way to Success - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

When S. Truett Cathy opened up the first Chick–fil–A restaurant at an Atlanta, Georgia mall in 1967, he became a pioneer in the fast–food industry, being the first to market the boneless chicken sandwich. However, it wasn’t just savvy marketing strategies that brought Cathy and the Chick–fil–A team to the top. It was his commitment to God by closing his restaurants on Sundays, one of the busiest days of the week in the restaurant industry. In time, Chick–fil–A became one of the largest fast–food chicken restaurant companies in America in spite of its shortened business hours.

If you are like most people, you want to have guaranteed success in life. However, achieving success is a process that requires a great deal of faith to walk in unchartered territory. Just like S. Truett Cathy, God has a plan of ultimate success for your life—if you choose to honor Him and listen to His Word.

When was the last time you allowed God to speak to you about His plans for your success? God is always speaking through His Word and through our circumstances, but sometimes we just don’t take the time to hear the voice that’s behind the Word. What do I mean by that? Behind every sermon you hear and every scripture you read, there is a voice from God that will reveal mysteries and revelation about the path that you should take in life.

Revelation knowledge strengthens you; it equips you and empowers you to have success. It comes freely when you make a decision to seek God wholeheartedly. Something extraordinary happens when revelation invades your life. When Simon got the revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus said to him “…Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 16:17). Simon received the blessing from God because he had revelation in his life.

Growing up, I never really wanted to be a pastor because I had a negative image of preachers. But over time, as I began learning and understanding what it meant to have faith in God, He revealed His vision for me to begin World Changers Ministries. It seemed like a huge task, one that required me to do something out of the ordinary and to step out on faith. As a result, I saw my life transform out of average and into the supernatural power of God.

No one has to remain in the same place if they’ll make a decision to seek God. By praying in the Spirit and reading God’s Word on a daily basis, you allow Him to reveal to you the secrets to obtaining your victory.

Begin to seek the will of God and let Him lead and guide your life. Forget about your career objectives and start seeking God’s kingdom objectives instead. Remember, your breakthrough comes when you hear the voice and obey it. Then there will be nothing that can stop your life from moving into great success.

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Dr. Creflo Dollar: Claim What’s Yours

Claim What's Yours - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Prayer is the ability to communicate on a personal level with your heavenly Father. Unfortunately, people have allowed traditional teaching on the subject to rob them of the blessings produced by praying according to God’s Word. There are those who believe that God hears and answers any kind of prayer. I have even heard people say that they can simply speak to God as though they are talking to a friend or relative. While you can talk to God as you would your best friend, you must pray according to His will. This simply means praying what is written in God’s Word.

In order to receive answers to your prayers, it is important to make sure that you are praying what God has already said. In other words, you must speak His language. When you pray, don’t make the mistake of dwelling on the problem and spending most of your time telling God what’s not going right in your life; He knows what you are going through. The best thing to do is search the scriptures and pray the solution He’s already provided in the Bible.

For example, if you’re suffering from a sickness, don’t confess that you’re sick by saying, “I’m sick.” Instead, confess your healing by saying to yourself and others, “According to Isaiah 53:5, by His stripes I am healed.” When speaking directly to God, make it personal by praying, “Lord, Your Word says, ‘[Christ] was wounded for [my] transgressions, He was bruised for [my] iniquities: the chastisement of [my] peace was upon Him; and with his stripes [I am] healed.’ Therefore I believe I’ve received my healing in Jesus’ Name!” This prayer will get results when it is spoken in faith.

Also, you must enter prayer believing that everything you are seeking from God—healing, salvation, eternal life, deliverance and prosperity—have already been given to you through the authority of the name of Jesus. John 16:23 in the Amplified Bible says:

 And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My name [as presenting all that I am].

If you are a Christian, Jesus has given you the right to use His name to make requests of the Father. The name of Jesus is your “claim ticket” to the promises of God. Just like the claim ticket you receive to pick up your item when you make a purchase at certain stores, it gives you access to the Father’s blessings. In the name of Jesus, you can go boldly to the throne of grace and obtain all that Jesus has already purchased for you as a result of His death, burial and resurrection.

When you endorse your prayers with the name of Jesus, the Father responds to you in the same way that He responds to His Son. Every prayer Jesus prayed was answered! You too can have every prayer answered by believing in the authority of the name of Jesus. Make a decision today that you will never end a prayer without first obtaining your claim ticket—the name of Jesus!

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Creflo Dollar: Break Free From Depression

Break Free From Depression - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

I recently counseled a well–spoken, educated young woman who was once an active, enthusiastic volunteer in the church. She used to be able to light up a room with her vibrant outlook on life, but she was now indecisive, suffered anxiety attacks and had distanced herself from her friends. The vibrant woman I knew had withdrawn from everything that had given her joy. She was depressed.

Depression occurs when external pressures invade your heart and weigh it down with hopelessness. It can affect all of your relationships, but depression is especially damaging to your relationship with God. When you are depressed, you place more attention on your circumstances than you do on God’s Word, and that hinders your ability to hear clearly from Him.

To break free from depression, you must actively work at it. You can’t just put your head in the sand and ignore what you’re going through, and you can’t wish your pain away, either. Depression begins with your thoughts, so it must be defeated in your mind. First, you have to change the way you think. You must believe that God loves you and wants you to enjoy life. Then you can draw closer to God through His Word.

If you are battling depression, the following steps can help you break free:

  1. Fill your heart with the Word. You may not always be in control of your circumstances, but you can control what’s in your heart. Plant God’s Word and His promises in your heart (John 14:1; Proverbs 4:20—23). Depression can’t take root in a heart that is firmly established in the Word.
  2. Speak to your problems, not about them. The more you talk about your problems, the bigger they seem. When you meditate on the Word and believe in your heart that the Word is true, you can speak positive, faith—filled words that can change your situation (Mark 11:23).
  3. Ask God to supply what is missing in your life. Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you need. Take pleasure in spending time with Him, and He will give you what you desire (Psalm 37:4; John 16:24).
  4. Give God praise and thanksgiving. Praise lifts feelings of depression. When you praise God and thank Him for what He has already done for you—especially when you are in the middle of a difficult situation—He will ease your burdens and reward your attitude of gratitude.

God has a great future prepared for you. No matter what you may be going through, He is your way out. If you need support, seek guidance from therapists, pastors, friends or other Believers who will encourage and uplift you. Ultimately, when you draw close to God by filling your heart with His Word, depression will lose its hold on you.

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Reality Check: God Loves You – by: Creflo Dollar

Reality Check: God Loves You - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Have you ever witnessed a young child’s behavior after he is scolded by his mother? Even after being chastened, he or she will still run to his or her mom and cling to her legs. How is it that someone so young realizes the unconditional love of a mother but Believers sometimes have a difficult time understanding that God’s love for us is similar and greater? As children of God, we must stand strong in faith and believe that He loves us. Sure, there are times when your soul may try and convince you that God doesn’t love you, but you must renew your mind with the Word of God where His love is concerned.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in life. God’s love is unconditional, unchanging and unfailing. Don’t allow the enemy to bombard you with guilt and condemnation. He tries to persuade you that God’s love for you is conditional. This is a lie. You didn’t do anything to earn God’s love and nothing you do can make Him love you less. He is love (1 John 4:16) and unlike people, His view of you never changes—you are His beloved.

The Bible declares, “…that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, 39). God accepts us as we are. However, in order to take us to greater levels in life, He sometimes has to chasten and correct us. Just as any good parent, no amount of sin or wrong doing could make the Father love and care about you any less. He will always open His arms to you; He’s delighted when you cling to Him.

How can you get a revelation of the unconditional love of the Father? First and foremost, the Word of God reveals His love for us. He loves us so much that He made His love for us official; He put it in writing. His Word will never fail.

Every promise and provision outlined in the Bible is a reflection of His love. Read the accounts of great men and women in Scripture. They made mistakes, stumbled and often fell: but God’s love and mercy was always waiting to bring them back when they turned to Him.

John 3:16 also reminds us of His love and ultimate sacrifice: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die for our sins. He wants us to be a part of His family and live with Him eternally in Heaven! He made the ultimate sacrifice so we could have a personal relationship with Him.

When all else fails, and there’s no one else in our lives to rely on and depend on for love, God will always be there. We often put so much faith in others to provide the kind of love that we believe will make us whole, that we leave God out of the equation. People will fail you, but God never will. Instead of trusting in others to love you, try the God who has a track record of unfailing, unconditional love. He always follows through and will always provide what we need.

You don’t have to ask God to love you; He already does. And because you belong to Him, He will continually show you how valuable you are. Allow His Spirit and His Word to minister to you. Believe in your heart and receive the truth of God’s matchless love.

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Creflo Dollar: Mending Fences With Love

Mending Fences With Love - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Have you ever been in a discussion with a co–worker and found yourself in disagreement or opposition to their opinions? Moments like these expand your mind and help you grow, or they test your love walk. Disagreements are inevitable; you’re never going to agree with others all the time. The important thing is to refrain from being reckless with your words, or acting contrary to the love of God and His Word.

The first and great commandment of the Lord, Jesus Christ is the commandment to love. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself”

(Luke 10:27). When you are in a disagreement with someone, there is a strong temptation to get angry and allow strife to enter the relationship. Don’t let it happen. If you find yourself getting offended, step away before you end up burning a bridge with that person.

Learning to walk in love helps you grow. However, when the flesh rears its ugly head, it’s easy to forget about love. Our challenge is to avoid acting in ways that don’t reflect God’s character. What does it mean to walk in the flesh? Simply put, it is walking in opposition to the Word. Galatians 5:17 (New International Version) declares, “For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”

The flesh, that old, carnal mindset, wants to get your adrenaline pumping and your emotions out of control. During times of disagreement, it says, “I’m right, and I need you to acknowledge that fact” or “I don’t want to forget about our argument until you apologize.” You overcome the flesh by aligning your thinking, actions and words with the Word of God.

It’s okay to disagree; sometimes situations in life require having in–depth discussions. However, the Bible says, “It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel” (Proverbs 20:3, The Amplified Bible). Don’t allow disagreements to turn into emotional conflicts or opportunities for strife. Declare victory for yourself in this area by not allowing your emotions to steer you away from what the Word commands.

Emotions like anger and unforgiveness are not of God. By no means does He want you so consumed with your feelings that you miss the chance to release Him into the life of another person. Giving in to your emotions demonstrates that your focus is on self rather than others. Instead, your primary concern should be another’s welfare, and being a good witness for God. Resolving conflict the right way is your opportunity to spread His love!

Words have power. The Bible declares life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). When you speak words that reveal the love of God, you make a way for God’s presence to overshadow the works of the enemy in any situation. However, operating in the flesh will cause you to be unwise with your words; you will end up saying something that causes you to offend your brother or sister. Before you allow that to happen, take a “time out” to consult the Holy Spirit for wisdom on what to say. He will always show you how to respond the right way.

Use the love of God to mend fences when you and another person are in strife. When using love as a means to repair relationships, you will have to fight your flesh. Remember, your flesh wants its own way. Put your feelings aside, and don’t allow the enemy to create confusion and destroy your fellowship with the other person. How you handle disagreements makes the difference between you and the person who doesn’t know God, and will serve as a testimony to others. Be a Christian who makes a difference in your relationships by taking the love route every time.

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Creflo Dollar: Have You Died?

Have You Died? - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Do you know what death is? Essentially, it is separation. When a person dies, his or her spirit is separated from his or her physical body. Spiritual death is separation from God. Even in the life of a Christian, there is a death that must take place; but it is not a physical or spiritual death. The death I am talking about is the death of “self.” Dying to self means to put aside your fleshly desires; your plans, purposes and pursuits that don’t line up with God’s will, so that His life and will can be expressed through you. Many people wear the title of “Christian,” but are still holding on to their plans, their ways of doing things and their selfish desires. This only hinders the power and plan of God from manifesting in your life. To experience God’s very best, you must embrace His Word and His way. Dying to self is how you do it.

When you become a Christian, God’s will for your life must become your ultimate pursuit. He has a plan and purpose for you and wants to reveal it to you. However, you must be willing to die first. Are you busy trying to fulfill your will for your life instead of seeking and aiming to fulfill the will of God? Have you laid down your life and your will because you love God more than you love yourself?

When you live only to please yourself, you are not really living. The abundant life God has predestined for you is hidden in His will; and you will not be able to find it until you have released the control of your life to your heavenly Father.

Many times, people are afraid of completely giving themselves to the Lord because they mistakenly believe what God wants them to do won’t be fulfilling or produce the kind of results they envision for themselves. Nothing is farther from the truth! When you pursue the will of God and submit to what He wants you to do, the results will far surpass anything you could imagine for your life. Not only will He put His desires for your life in your heart, He will fulfill them (Psalm 37:4)!

Luke 17:33 in The Message Bible says, “If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms.” When you lay down, or die to, your will, you position yourself to receive a better life; one of abundance in every area. But when you insist on doing your own thing, you can only go so far.

Trusting God and believing the love He has for you is essential to your being able to die to self. When you don’t really know God loves you and has your best interests at heart, it will be difficult for you to really trust that His plan for your life is better for you than your own. So many times, we believe we know exactly what we want; but God has more for us than we could ever imagine. Ephesians 2:10 in The Amplified Bible says He has a good life prearranged and made ready for us-but we must believe this truth.

I look at laying down your life as planting a seed in the ground. The only way for a seed to produce a harvest is for it to be planted. Once in the ground, before it springs up into a plant, it must die and produce roots that go deep in the ground. After this process begins to take place, the plant grows upward and produces fruit and more seeds. The first thing that had to happen, however, was the planting and death of the seed.

The same is true where your personal will is concerned. You must plant your will as a seed, allow it to die and then the life of God will cause the seed you’ve sown to come up and produce a greater harvest.

Jesus laid down His will for the will of the Father. Before His crucifixion, He was tormented in the garden of Gethsemane. He struggled with wanting to do His will (not going to the cross) versus doing the will of God. Instead of giving in to selfishness, He prayed, trusted God and kept going forward. He was determined to do the will of the Father, rather than follow His emotions (Mark 14:32-36).

Our prayer should be that the will of God is done in our lives. You may be battling with choosing between the dreams, goals and desires you’ve always had for your life and what you know God is calling you to do. Trust God, knowing that everything He has planned for your life is good, and will bring you lasting success and happiness. As much as you may want a particular thing for your life, God wants to give you more. That’s the kind of Father He is.

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Creflo Dollar: God’s Purpose for Your Emotions

God's Purpose for Your Emotions - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Today more than ever, many Christians are depressed, hurt, angry, and generally frustrated. They’re having a hard time believing the Word, and an even harder time figuring out why they struggle with so many negative emotions. Many think how they feel is a result of childhood pain or family history. While that may be a small part of the issue, I’d venture to say that almost 95 percent of the negative emotions people face daily, are the result of negative words that oppose the Word of God.

Every day you have to make a decision as to whose words you will give attention to—God’s Word or the enemy’s word. When you give attention to the enemy’s word, you become susceptible to negative thinking which leads to negative emotions that oppose the Word of God. But notice it all starts with words!

Emotions are “feelings on the inside caused by pain or pleasure that are trying to move you in a certain direction.”  Think of emotions as the steering wheel of your life; they determine the direction you go in. When you have negative emotions, they will lead you in a negative direction; when you have positive emotions that are in line with the Word of God, those emotions will lead you in the direction God desires.

Negative emotions will cause you to fall (Genesis 3). However, positive emotions will cause you to prosper. For a long time, Christians have thought emotions were bad; however, emotions can be good or bad, depending on how you use them. I like to use fire as an example for emotions. Fire, when used properly, can be a blessing. It can heat a home, cook food, and even be used as a purifier. However, if used improperly, fire can burn a home to the ground. It’s the same way with our emotions—how we use them determines whether they’re good or bad.

I’ve always said that getting a proper understanding is the most important part of building a successful life. So when discussing emotions, it’s best to gain an understanding of God’s original intent and purpose for them. That understanding will then help you put your emotions in the perspective God intended.

Emotions are a gift from God. In fact, they are a vital part of our worship, and the way in which we contact God. Acts 17:27 tells us we should incorporate our emotions while seeking God. He gave them to us so we could happily feel after Him, and enjoy His presence. However, many people have allowed their emotions to become infected and perverted. Instead of using their emotions for seeking God, they’ve become emotionally ruled, and the way they feel, controls their lives. Now, am I saying to dismiss your emotions? Certainly not! I am saying that God never intended for your emotions to control you.

God wants your emotions to be whole so you’re not only free to worship Him, but you’re touched by what He’s touched by, moved by what He’s moved by, and able to love like He loves. One of the areas God intended for you to incorporate your emotions is the area of compassion. When your emotions are operating at their highest level, you will be moved with compassion for others, just like Christ. We are in the Last Days, and it’s going to take compassion to reach a dying world. This is why God gave you emotions!

God wants your emotions to be sound, not bruised and unable to be used to glorify Him. Make a decision that you will not allow negative emotions to hinder you from getting to the place God wants you. Instead, allow positive emotions to propel you toward God.

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Creflo Dollar: Will the Real Men Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Men Please Stand Up? - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of homes headed by single mothers has risen from 3 million to 10 million since 1970. Although these statistics only represent U.S. figures, these numbers are similar all over the world.

This is the most fatherless generation this world has ever seen. As a result, it’s been on my heart to minister specifically to men. Men, where are you? Children need you to stand up and take an active role in your homes, communities, and churches.

God has put men in a very fundamental position. We are the leaders of the household; therefore, it’s up to us to establish the course of this nation beginning with our own families. Marriages are breaking up and children are fatherless because too many men act irresponsibly. All too often, men allow their manhood to be defined by the media, instead of the Word of God, and it’s destroying our families.

For years, society has distorted the definition of manhood. Having certain male body parts defines you as a male, but it does not make you a man. Being a man requires facing the truth about who you are, and changing those things you know need changing. Many of you are great husbands, fathers, and mentors, and for that, I applaud you. However, this article is directed to the men who aren’t living up to their full potential.

My objective in addressing these issues is not to condemn you; instead, I want to encourage you to be a real man, not just for your families, churches, and communities, but also for yourself. If you’re falling short, ask God to help you make the necessary adjustments and get back on track. Recommit yourself to God, and allow Him to guide you into success.

Real men fellowship with God and understand that He is the source of their life. Consider this: God blew His very breath into you. You’ve got His spirit and power inside you, so don’t hide under excuses and negativity. This generation needs you—your families, neighborhoods, and churches need you!

It’s time to take a look within. Will you judge yourself? Are you willing to sacrifice? If not, your children will suffer. While I’ve seen many women successfully raise children, it’s not God’s perfect design. God’s design includes the man as the head of the family. Now, is the time for the real man to stand up! Will you be one of them?

Scriptures References: Hebrews 10:24, 25, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 3:9, Romans 12:1, 2

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Creflo Dollar: Living the Faith Life

Living the Faith Life - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Living by faith is not an option for the Believer; it is a way of life. God’s Word is the governing force of His Kingdom, and this Kingdom operates by specific laws and principles. One of those spiritual principles includes the law of faith. Faith is the currency that enables you to receive the promises of God and the blessings of His Kingdom. As a child of the King, you must use faith to access what is available to you in the spiritual realm.

There are two systems in operation in the Earth: the Kingdom of God system and the world’s system. The Kingdom of God is governed by Jesus Christ; He is Lord of this system. It is founded on love and operates by faith. It is higher than the world’s system. On the other hand, the world’s system is governed by Satan, and is founded on selfishness. Fear rules this system and is the spiritual force controlling those who live in it.

As children of God, we have to understand the way God has intended for us to operate on this Earth. We are in the world, but not of the world. We are ambassadors of Heaven, occupying the Earth until Jesus returns. We are His representatives, as such, He expects us to demonstrate His power and ability to the world, so those in that system are drawn to Him. Faith is the only way to accomplish this.

Many Christians today do not live by faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, it should be no surprise when what you believe from the Bible is not immediately available to your physical senses. In fact, you should know when you set out on your faith walk, that you do not need to see things with your physical eyes because your faith is the proof that what you believe exists!

Everything in the natural realm originates in the spiritual realm. When you have faith, you are able to see everything Heaven has to offer you without “seeing” it in front of you first. By tapping into faith, you gain access to the abundant wealth, riches, health, and blessings available to you. Anything you find in the Word of God is available to you in Heaven’s storehouses; from wisdom to finances.

Abiding in the Kingdom of God means living by faith on a consistent basis. The systems of this world are failing and falling apart. Those in the Kingdom of God have an advantage because of their faith in God’s Word. Find out what God says about you and believe it! That is what living the faith life is all about.

Scripture References: Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11:1-3, Mark 11:23, 24

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