Word of Life Study Series

Faith that Moves Mountains: The Spirit of Faith

September 19, 2021 Brice C. Craig Season 4 Episode 8
Word of Life Study Series
Faith that Moves Mountains: The Spirit of Faith
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The MOUNTAIN HAS NO CHOICE when we operate in the Spirit of Faith! We are calling it the way we want it; not the way it appears. Notice in the ministry of Jesus, that He talked to trees, to the wind, sea, dead people, and demons- they all obeyed Him. Jesus always operated in the Spirit of Faith. He did not have to meditate on the Scriptures through the Word of Faith principles in order to get the Word in His heart like we do. That is why many Christians get confused when nothing happens when they speak to the mountain, they have overlooked the precondition to faith; to believe in their heart that what they say will come to pass.


2. Three Kinds of Confession

The lordship of Jesus Christ- Romans 10:9

The Believer’s confession of his/her sins- 1 John 1:9

Faith in the promises of God in His Word- 2 Peter 1:2-4


So what is a confession you may ask. It’s affirming something that we believe, it’s testifying to something that we know and it’s witnessing to a truth that we’ve embraced.


3. Spiritual Dynamics of Confession

The confession of the believer does several things: First it locates us, where we stand on the matter. Second it fixes the landmarks of our life. Thirdly, it determines what we receive in life and for eternity. The reason the majority of Christians are weak even though they are earnest, is that they have never dared to make a confession of who they are in Jesus.


4. Contradictory Evidence- What Next?

There are many facts about our lives that are not in agreement with God’s Word. It may be a fact that we have a particular problem, like fear let’s say. These may be facts that are evident in our life, but it is not the final authority. What God’s Word says, is how He sees us, and truth always trumps facts.


5. Calling Those Things

Faith in the heart is a spiritual force inside the human spirit which comes from the Word God. Faith in the heart gives the human spirit the ability to conceive what God has promised, then after conception, eventually there will be a manifestation. The promises in the Bible are God’s will for you and me. But they will not come to us just because they are in the Bible. We must call them into our life. 


6. Bible Confession is not Lying

We are not lying when we speak the truth of God’s Word over the circumstances of life: like calling ourselves healed when symptoms plague our body. God and Abraham were calling those things that were not as though they were. The Bible does not say, they were calling those things that were as though they were not. Abraham did not go around saying, “I’m not old, I’m not old.” If he had said that, he would have been lying. Some have never understood the difference between a lie and a confession. A confession is based on the Word of God. It may seem to the world as a lie, but if God said it, how could we be lying by saying what God has already said in His Word?


7. Believe You Receive

This principle, “Believe that you have received it” is such a crucial facet to the whole area of operating in the, “Spirit of Faith.” Once we have released the Spirit of Faith through the confession of God’s Word out of our mouth, the vital process of standing in faith until the manifestation of the promise begins. This is where the real fight of faith begins. Mark 11:24, Jesus said “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 

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Speak to the Mountain
Three Kinds of Confession
Spiritual Dynamics of Confession
Contradictory Evidence- What Next?
Calling Those Things
Bible Confession is not Lying
Believe You Receive