Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Faith that moves mountains! Before we begin examining the principles of “The Word of Faith” in light of the Bible, let’s clarify a few things right now. “The Word of Faith” message is not some charismatic fad that is here today and gone tomorrow, nor is it a label for a Christian denomination or representative of some religious group. These Biblical principles were first mentioned in the Bible by Moses in Deuteronomy 30:11-14.
1. Faith vs Works
We will explore the differences between the law of works under the Old Covenant, and the law of faith under the New Covenant. The purpose of the law was to reveal humanity’s inability to save themselves, but many have used the law to fabricate a law of religious works in order to save themselves, instead of relying on God’s grace. The good news of the Gospel is that reconciliation back to the Father God, is received through faith in Jesus Christ alone- Acts 4:12.
2. Two Word of Faith Principles
The spiritual law of “The Word of Faith” has two primary principles that govern its operation. The first one is the, “Word in your Mouth” and the second is the, “Word in your Heart.” The message of the “Word of Faith” is very simple. Simply, put God’s Word in your mouth until it gets into your heart. In time, faith will produces the substance of the promise in your life- the things hoped for.
3. Write and Wrong Thinking
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I think this way concerning this area in my life?” It is probably because you heard it from someone else at some point in time. In most cases, the environment around us has influenced us with experiences that have affected our thinking. In other cases the Lord revealed things to you by His Spirit- 1 Corinthians 2:10-13.
4. Mental Assent
This subject alone has confused and defeated many Christians throughout the ages concerning the Biblical operation of faith. Mental assent has been called the, “devil’s counterfeit” to true Bible believing faith. A simple definition of faith is: To act on what we believe. The purpose of this particular study is to differentiate between acting out of head knowledge or heart faith. Mental assent can be simply defined as pre-mature faith in the form of head knowledge, accented by doubts in the mind. Contrast that with Bible faith of the heart that is fully persuaded- Romans 4:21.
5. Believing with your Heart
What does heart faith produce within a person? Bible believing faith operating within the heart of a believer, produces a sense of being fully persuaded, having reliance, assurance and confidence in what God says in His Word; regardless of what the five senses, and reasoning faculties may say about it. This is not some phony acting or pretense made out of emotion, and superficial sensationalism. This is not arrogance, conceit or presumption, but a supernatural grace that is released through faith to make us victorious in life for His glory!Support the show