In Faith Believing~

In Faith Believing~

Down through the years I have read this verse many many times, I have even confessed this verse many times, yet…..

How do you get to the place of “IN FAITH, BELIEVING”?

James 1:6-8 (KJV) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 1:6-8  (AMP) Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.  For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].

Matthew 21:22   (Amp)  And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.

Galatians 3:9   (Amp)  So then, those who are people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God [as partners in fellowship] with the believing and trusting Abraham.

We receive Salvation because we have faith for it.  The Holy Spirit of God comes and offers us this great gift Of forgiveness and eternal life…. and we simply take Him at His Word.  Thus,  we have faith to open our hearts and ask Him in and by “faith in Him, God,” we believe we have it.  Seems like such a simple thing to do.  But then we come to a place in our Christian walk, where we must try to believe God for something “HUGE”.  Maybe our child is very sick, or we have a very serious financial need, maybe we are on the verge of losing our home.  These things seem so huge in our eyes, but, what can be harder to believe than the fact that, “IF” you will choose to believe in a “GOD” you have never seen, that he will come in and literally live, take up residence, abide forever more in your human heart.  Yet, we do believe and receive Him and His forgiveness and His gift of eternal life.  But, In   Faith, Believing doesn’t, end here!  Salvation is all inclusive, in other words, the gift of Salvation is not just a ticket to heaven.  But it covers deliverance, health and healing, prosperity, victory, welfare, liberty, rescue & safety (personal, national or spiritual).

When we have a need, we go to our Heavenly Father, make our petition known, believe that we have it …..   here is where it gets tricky! BELIEVE!  Believe that we have the petition we ask for and we shall have it.  In faith, believing!!!

James 1:6-8  (AMP) Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.  For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].

A man of two minds, thus double minded!  The Strong’s Concordance says…..

G1374   (dipsuchos)  Two spirited, that is vacillating (in opinion and purpose): double minded

Two spirits are pulling on us.  The Spirit of God and an evil spirit. Thus, we become unstable in all our ways.

James 1:6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  NO Hesitation, NO drawing back, NO Staggering in unbelief, NOT Tossed about, NO vacillating in our opinion or purpose, we are not to contend with the devil!!!!!  That is Gods job!! And He’s quite good at it.  Our job description is to read Gods Word and trust that what it says is “FACT”.  Am I trying to get you fired up?  Yes, I am!

What just now dropped into my spirit is……  Our God is so awesome.  He wants to grow us up in Him and His Word.  He wants to give us something we can confidently stand on…stand our ground!  When you’ve done all to stand, Just keep on standing!!  Because our God is TRUE TO HIS WORD and you can take that to the bank!

BTW: Do you know my Savior, Jesus?  I’d love to introduce you to HIM.

Sharon D. Middleton

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One thought on “In Faith Believing~

  1. Debbie Braudrick says:

    Blessed are those who have not seen….and yet believe! Faith is…I believe…. the most powerful force in the universe! Yes, Sharon….you described faith so well! To love and trust the ‘One’ who knows us, and loves us more than anyone ever has or ever will, is just beyond description! I am in love with Him…forever! It is plain that you are as well! Keep writing these powerful posts!

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