Jeremiah 23:23 Am I a God who is only close at hand?” says the LORD. “No, I am far away at the same time. The power of God travels distances we cannot reach. Believe that God can touch your relatives wherever they are as you pray for their salvation, healing and deliverance. The centurion woman believed that Jesus can heal her servant without His physical presence. Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
This same power has been given to some, to be able to help God’s people. The Spirit in a man makes all this possible. Don’t allow your reasoning to be a stumbling block to a relationship with God.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Satan is going to bring a situation in your life so you can doubt and curse God. Resist and reject him at all cost. During testing time, focus on the cross and never look to right no to the left.
Job 2:9 His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” What Job lost, God repaid with even greater things. Ask God to grant you wisdom to persevere. James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Faith is to possess something that you don’t physically have. Our spiritual elders did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
If you can see it in the spirit, it is possible. See IT, Believe IT, Receive IT.
Luke 9:38-41 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child. And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth; and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him. So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”
When you are serving, there are things that you can do, there are things only your mentor can do. It is not that you can’t do what he does but your faith has not risen to his level. Gehazi used Elisha’s staff but could not raise the dead boy.
2 Kings 4:31 Gehazi hurried on ahead and laid the staff on the child’s face, but nothing happened. There was no sign of life. He returned to meet Elisha and told him, “The child is still dead.”
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
There will be an attempt on your faith. Faith counts in whatever you do. Our faith can be tempted through poverty, sickness, pain, and challenges that comes. Whatever situation that you have to pass through, know that Jesus has done it for us. John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Your confession is nothing if your heart is not there. Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
A man and a woman of faith says “Thank you Jesus before he receives” Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. One of the responsibility of the Set Man is to help those who follow him to grow in faith. Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.
When a man or woman of God pray and declare healing, in the spirit it is done but the person prayed for still need to register in his mind that he can walk hence after few steps the confidence is built and they start running. After Peter declared healing for the lame man, he held him by the hand and walked with him. Acts 3:7,10 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
It is difficult to walk with people with lack of faith, faith makes you win. James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?