Before you can increase your faith, you will need to understand what faith is.
Faith is simply believing God’s word in your heart and then speaking God’s word with your mouth (See my article “What is Faith” on my BLOG). The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 10:16-17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ. In verse sixteen he quotes an Old Testament passage of scripture from Isaiah 53:1 when he says, “Lord who has believed our report?” Isaiah chapter fifty three is a prophecy foretelling what would take place on the cross. Isaiah proclaims that Jesus would bear our sins and He would also bear our sicknesses/diseases and pains. He proclaimed our forgiveness and our healing. Faith comes by hearing these two unchangeable truths over and over again. Notice that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. You must first hear God’s word with your mind. At this point you will have to decide if you believe God’s word is true. If you believe God’s word is true then you will receive it into your heart. Now that God’s word is in your heart you can hear it again my meditating on it. As you are meditating on God’s word, by thinking about it and rolling it over and over in your heart and even muttering it under your breath or out loud, emotions of hope will attach to God’s word in your heart. Now that God’s word is in your heart and hope is rising inside of you begin to see yourself possessing God’s word. Once you can see yourself possessing God’s promises or you can see yourself being molding into the image of the word, God’s word has conceived inside of you. It’s like a seed germinating in the ground. Your confession of the scripture that you are meditating on is going to do two things. It’s going to water the scripture (seed) in your heart and cause it to grow. It’s also being spoken into this natural world that you live in. Once it is spoken in this natural world God can give substance to it in this natural world. In order words God will make it manifest in your life.
Note: If you just speak God’s word without it coming alive inside of you it will not produce anything. You must meditate on it until hope is attached to it and then you must see it in your imagination. Once it comes alive in you, you can confess it with great confidence, for God will surely bring it to pass in your life.
Your faith is increased by hearing God’s word, receiving His word into your heart, meditating on His word until hope rises up inside of you. See yourself, in your imagination, partaking of or possessing the promise you have asked God for.
For example if you are sick, diseased, in pain, or been injured you can find a scripture in the Bible that promises you healing. You could use Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 103:1-3 or hundreds more. Let’s use 1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed. The first thing you are going to do is hear this scripture with your mind. Next, you chose to believe this scripture is truth, so you receive it into your heart. Next, you mediate on this scripture by saying it over and over in your heart. As you are meditating on it hope is going to attach to the scripture in your heart. This is the job of the Holy Spirit. He is inside of you. He is called the Spirit of Truth. He gives life to the word of God you have put in your heart. Next began to see yourself healed. When you can see yourself healed God’s word in now alive inside of you. Next with your mouth confess, “By Jesus stripes I am healed.” Continue to mediate on the scripture in your heart and confess it with your mouth until it manifests in your body.
Faith will not only bring you all the promises of God but it can also be used to transform your life into the image of Jesus. For example; someone offends you and hurts you. You have become angry, resentful, and bitter.
Just a little note: Offence and fear work exactly the same way faith works. You hear it or see it. You determine it is true. You receive it into your heart. You meditate on it until an emotion of hurt, anger, resentment or bitterness is attached to it. You relive what was said or done to you. Then you see yourself getting even or some other actions and then you do it.
All these negative emotions and actions are not representing Jesus therefore you can use your faith and change them. For example you hear or see this scripture Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. You believe this scripture is truth, so you receive it into your heart. You mediate on it until hope is attached to it. You see yourself forgiving the one who wronged you. Then with your mouth you confess, “Lord I forgive them.” With your faith you released the hurt out of your heart through the scripture that instructs us to forgive. In doing so you were transformed into the image of Jesus.
Note: The Holy Spirit may have some specific instructions for you. Just simply obey what He tells you to do.
Your faith is like a spiritual muscle. The more you exercise it the more it increases. Living by faith is the most secure life you will ever experience. God’s word is true. God cannot lie. God’s word has a promise in it that will meet any need you may have. Simply see it or hear it. Receive it as truth with your mind. Let it go into your heart by meditating on it. Let the Holy Spirit give life to it which will give you hope. See yourself possessing it in your imagination and then confess it until your salvation (answer to your prayer) manifests in your life.
We are the Just and we are instructed to live by faith.
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Reverend David E.Watson
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