It is always said, "You have to have enough faith, then it will happen".
So how does this "enough faith" develop in a person so the things we read in the Bible and the things being preached about will actually take place? What does someone have to do in order to have "enough faith"?
We know that faith is trusting and believing in God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We know that faith is the ability to understand and that God will do what He says He will do.
We know that faith is believing beyond what religion is.
We know that faith involves having a personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.
There are many people who believe all these things, but yet, they are not able to activate the power of God in them?
So what must a person do in order to have the power of God working through them like the disciples did in the book of Acts?
[Mark 11:22-24 NKJV] So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God. "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
It is God's will for His power to work out of you. . . . not you work his power.
God's power will always abide by His Word, it will always be within His will.
Faith to believe is trusting God enough so the power of God in you can work out and through you!!!!
This type faith requires you to be lined up with God's will and His Word. God will not work against his own will, nor will he work his power against His own will.
Spiritual manifestation comes when you have faith enough to allow God to work His power through you to accomplish His will.
Manifestation will happen when God's power is activated by what we say and do as it lines up with God's will and the His Word. When your words and deeds line up with God's will and the Word of God the power of God will work in you. James 4:3 says you don't have because you ask amiss. You must have faith enough to let God use you and He will work it through you.
When Peter and John were going into the temple in Acts Chapter 3, they had not purposed to go there that they would heal the lame man. They were going there to continue teaching the people about the Jesus. As they were about their day they remained open to the purpose and will of God in the things they would say and do. As an opportunity would come before them, they would respond with what they knew Jesus had commanded them to do. Knowing they now had the power of the Holy Spirit in them, when they were asked of alms from the lame many the answer was simple: "What we have we will give you" (Acts 3:6). They had the power of the Holy Spirit and they understood the power of the name of Jesus. As they spoke those words over the lame man, their words were in line with the will of God and the Word of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit that was in them caused the man to have strength in his legs. Peter and John had faith enough to know the power of Jesus name would heal him.
When this does not work in a person it is because they do not have faith enough to know the power of Jesus name can do these things.
Faith enough does not have to ask God to do something, but Faith Enough will command for something to be done in the power of the name of Jesus. This activates the power of God that is in you by being filled with the Holy Spirit, which you receive through baptism of the Holy Spirit. Being filled of the Spirit is the will of God for all who believe and have been saved, which lines up with the Word of God, (Ephesians 5:17-18).
So your prayer should not be that you are able to do this or that, it should be that God works His will out through the power of God that is in you. This is what the disciples prayed when they were released from the Sanhedrin after being arrested do to the lame man being healed. They prayed for God to do what He purposed in them and boldness to speak in the name of Jesus, (Acts 4:28-30).
This is why you speak the Word to something and it takes place.
This is why you command a thing to be done, in the power of the name of Jesus, and it is done.
This is how God will give us the desires of our heart, when those desires line up with His will and His Word.
Our will becomes conformed to His will and the desires of our heart becomes reality.
This require you to become knowledgeable of the Word of God and what His will is for you.
You learn these things by putting energy toward learning and understanding the things of God.
You become these things by using the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), the Gifts of the Spirit (1Corinthians 12:1-10), and the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Faith to believe is not believing that the mountain will move because you command it (Mark 11:23).
The mountain will move because you have faith enough to believe the power of God in you will move the mountain because you commanded it, and His power in you is activated and the mountain moves. This is not about using a metaphor. This is about using the power of God that is in you through the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Since most religious organizations in the Body of Christ do not want to endorse being filled with the Spirit, it is impossible for them to have faith enough that God's power will work through them.
We have been given authority over the material realm which is physical, mental, medical, biological, chemical. . . .(Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18).
You can go into an atom and generate anything necessary to active the power of God in you to bring healing.
You can go into the atmosphere and activate the power of God in you to diminish a hurricane by speaking against the storm.
You can go inside a sickness and command it to die, or go to the exact cells that are causing the deformity or imbalance and activate the power of God that is in you to renew the cell and bring live into a diseased body, (Romans 8:11).
Because we have been given all authority over the earth and the material realm, when you need something and you do not have the ability to get what you need through hard work or money, make it appear. Jesus made the food appear (Matthew 14:15). He made the fish appear (Luke 5:4-7). He made the wine appear (John 2:9). He made the coin appear for taxes (Matthew 17:27).
In Ezekiel 37 the prophet was told by God to prophesy to a field of dry bones. As Ezekiel began to speak the Word of God to those bones he literally watched the bones coming together and forming skeletons. On those skeletons formed tendons, organs, blood vessels, eye balls, skin and hair. Then as the prophet continued to prophesy the Word of God to this now field of human bodies, their breath was returned to them and they stood up, alive and ready for battle as a great army in full battle gear. Ezekiel watched as the power of God that was on him did according to God's will and formed a field of dry bones into a living army. Everything that formed was material, and physical. These dead, dry bones became living, breathing bodies with full battle gear, and none of it was there before Ezekiel spoke as God commanded him to. The prophet's words activated God's power to manifest something that was very real.
The Bible tells is in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Here are literal translations of this verse:
"I am all things for him who energizes me."
"I am all things for him who gives me strength, might, or power."
We are able to be anything that God needs us to be so He can work through us.
Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."
The power of God that works in us is God working in us, not ourselves working out God in us.
It is God doing the work and we are being the agent, the instrument.
When Peter and John were entering the temple in Acts 3, as Peter spoke the words, "rise up and walk", that command energized the power of God in him through the Holy Spirit and the man was healed.
What gives us this power of God is first being saved, and second being baptized in the Spirit. Many do not want to accept the teaching of Baptism in the Holy Spirit because of their religious traditions, but it is the will of God that you be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:17-18), which is being baptized in His Spirit (Acts 2:4,38; 8:17-18; 10:44-46; 19:6). This is how the Gifts of the Spirit (1Corinthians 1-10) are made manifest through the power of God in us, which you get through being baptized into His Spirit (1Corinthians 12:13).
Once you have salvation and the Holy Spirit in you, now God is able to work his power in you.
We are not just computers that only respond when the buttons on a spiritual keyboard are pushed, we do have the ability to speak out or command by our own will. As you move and have your being in the Lord Jesus Christ, our words and deeds activate the power of God in us.
We speak, and God's power does what we say, when it lines up with the Word of God and His will.
So when Jesus said, ". . .whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them" (Mark 11:24), we can move the mountain or do anything by the power of God that is working in us. What makes the difference between a supernatural activation or not is letting God work through you.
We walk in the Spirit to sense and know what God wants us to do in His will. Then as we speak by the guiding of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, we are allowing God to carry out His will through His power in us.
In this way, whatever you need to be for Jesus in the Kingdom of God, you have full power and authority to do so. It is given to you by the Prince, the Son of God.
Nothing is keeping you back! Use your authority and the power of God that is in you through being filled with the Spirit!