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How God Equips Us to Muster Up the Mustard-sized Faith We Need to Receive

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Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

1 JOHN 5:14-15

If we ask anything “according to His will.” God is a good Father. He’s not a fake out God. He’s not going to tell us to ask according to His will and not tell us what His will is.

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

There’s no way around it. Want more faith? You must keep the Word before you and feed on it regularly.

Why does God say more Word equals more faith?

The more you know His Word, the more you know His will, character, and that He is a good Father. That good comes from Him, and evil comes from Satan.

The more you know these things, the more faith you’ll have because you’ll be full of the knowledge of His will thus infused with living and active confidence and boldness to pray like 1 John 5:14-15 (above).

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).

Knowing His Word for yourself, not second hand through a preacher or a teacher of the Word, is key to faith and receiving from God according to His Word. His Word is true. He cannot lie.

My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-22). 

His Word is alive does the work in our lives and in our faith, but because we have free will, we get to choose whether or not to pay attention to His Words, keep them in front of our eyes daily, abide in them, listen to them, study them, etc.

To keep His Word ever near is to give you life and health to your physical body. What an incredible gift and revelation!

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” (Hebrews 4:12).

God’s Word is like nothing you’ll ever read or behold. It is literally alive, spiritually alive because it is Jesus, Himself. If you haven’t already, pray you can receive this truth as revelation knowledge. Your faith cannot be left unchanged when you take in the very Word God equates Himself with.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,”…”And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth,” (John 1:1;14).

He IS His Word. Let His Word consume you and fill you with increasing faith and a deep revelation of His goodness, mercy, compassion, and love.

“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).

The way I see all these verses put together is that His Word is life to us in every way, and we truly can’t live the way our good Father desires us to without living by it and knowing it for ourselves.

So, we can be saved and live a life far below His will and desires for us because we never chose to take Him for His Word to get to know Him. To know His Word is to know His will. To know Him and His will increases our faith more and more, so we can pray and receive our desires by faith.

And guess what?

The more we know His Word, the more our desires line up with His because no one can be left unchanged by God when His Word truly abides or is deeply rooted in them. And what will we desire with our ever increasing faith? To heal the sick, raise the dead, love, be blessed to be a blessing to the poor, widows, and orphans, etc.

“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'” (Matthew 17:20).

His Word is the only cure for unbelief. And with that mustard seed sized faith, nothing will be impossible.

More Word. More faith. 

It’s our choice.

P.S. God is SO good, as we are going through things, He will lead you to the promises you need in His Word to stand on and take Him for. But His best is to seek the God who is His Word with all our hearts.

Prophetic Word

The Famine of “Whole Word” Churches & Those Being Kept in the Desert by God

The Famine of Whole Word Churches & Those Being Kept in the Desert by God

To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

PSALM 33:19

It grieves me deeply to write that there is a serious famine of “whole Word” churches that rely solely on God’s Word, without any man-made side doctrines, and who allow Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to reign. Many churches acknowledge the Holy Spirit’s existence, but do not allow Him to lead or minister to His people.

I, as well as many others, have tried and tried and have not been able to find a whole Word church and have even heard the still small voice of the Lord telling them not to return to one time and time again. Of all places a church.

These are the verses the Lord gave me about those being kept by God in this time of church famine and how the Holy Spirit used them to speak to me and hopefully encourage you as well: 

To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine (Psalm 33:19). The Lord said, “In this famine of true churches. I AM will keep you spiritually alive. Continue to seek Me with all your heart.”

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied (Psalm 37:19). He gave me this from one of my favorite psalms and reiterated that, “These are evil times, and I, the Lord You God, will satisfy you.”

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage (2 Peter 2:19). He said, “I’ve kept you from the corporate church system to keep you and preserve you from corruption. You remember leaving church worse off in faith after attending than before. Having less faith and feeling more oppressed.”

The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore (Psalm 121:5-8). He keeps reminding me over and over to encourage me out in this desert time for the church that, “I am keeping and preserving you from evil.” Mind-blowing that this is in regard to most of today’s churches in America. Most. Not all. 

He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river. For He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant (Psalm 105:41-42). Glory to God! Yes, there is a true church famine, but He said, “I am the Living water in the dry places. I take care of My children.” 

For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert (Isaiah 35:6). “I give you life in the desert. I make a way when there is no way. Do not doubt Me. Do not feel crazy. Do not allow yourself to be condemned by those who think you are in disobedience. This time is for your protection and preservation.” 

And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days (Joel 2:28-29). He said, “All My children have my Holy Spirit and can know Me and learn of Me no matter where they are, what their title is or education level. My authority is available to all who yield to Me, who call to Me, and diligently seek Me. For all who desire me. Not a select few. Not by location or in special buildings, events, movements, or conference. Anytime. Anywhere. I AM.”

If God has kept your from America’s corporate church building settings. Fear not. He’s keeping you and preserving you from corruption and from being in churches that are of the world. He’d rather you not be under false teachings, churches that compromise, fear man and not God, and have bowed to mammon, entertainment, attraction gimmicks and not truth.

You also see Him connecting you on-line and in person to those who desire His kingdom come, His will be done, one earth as it is in Heaven.

Also, see this as a reminder to pray for the church to return to their first love and the whole counsel of God.

To God be the glory!