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ABCs OF FAITH! What Faith Is: Faith Is Acting On God’s Word

May 13, 2019

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1

 

I hope you are enjoying studying the Word. In our last article we studied mental assent in contrast to Bible faith. We said that mental assent is to mentally agree with the Word—that it is truly the Word of God—but fail to act.

Faith is acting on God's Word.

The mental assenter admires the Word, loves to hear it, be cannot be persuaded to act in faith on the Word.

The mental assenter builds on the sand of sense knowledge instead of the rock of the Word.

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The mental assenter is always looking for someone to pray for them.

􏰀The mental assenter is a spiritual hitchhiker.

The mental assenter is what James calls a hearer but not a doer of the Word.
The mental assenter is usually quick to say that the enemy is deceiving me! However, they are really self-deceived. 
James said if you are a hearer and not a doer of the Word, you deceive yourself. But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. James 1:22 (Amplified Bible)

 

Theologians And Mental Assenters

Dr. E. W. Kenyon said, and I paraphrase, "Many times our modern theologians have been our enemies. They have made a philosophy out of the truth, turned the Word into dogma and creed when it should have been as though the Master were here speaking to us. The Word should speak to us as He would have if He were here. When we pick up the Bible it would be good to remember that it is the Book with God in it, Life in it, a God-indwelt book. The Spoken Word in Paul's lips at Ephesus stirred the whole city.”

 

So mightily grew the Word of the Lord and prevailed. Acts 19:20

 

Acts 19:20 reveals that the Word prevails. I love that verse! Lately the Lord has been dealing with me to get back to the Prevailing Word. It is time for the Church to declare the Prevailing Word and see results like Paul did in Ephesus.

It was not the written Word, because up to that time the four Gospels had not been written. What epistles Paul had written were not in circulation. It was the Spoken Word, yet it prevailed over the heathen city. The Word today does not prevail in the church because of mental assent. We read it, expound it, even say “Praise the Lord” for it, and people go away and forget it. Knowledge acted upon brings results! It is time to get beyond mental assent and boldly act on the Word! Faith is acting on the Word.

 

The Integrity Of The Word

The integrity of the Word is the key. If you refuse to act, you are really not persuaded in regards to God's integrity. That is why unbelief is so terrible. It is really not believing in the integrity of God. WOW! We should meditate in this Living Word until it becomes a reality, until it will be as though Jesus stood in the room and spoke to us.

This can only come by meditation. We sit in the presence of the tremendous realities of His combat against the hosts of darkness during His Substitution, of His mighty victory over the hosts of darkness, of His breaking the bonds of Death and conquering the enemy that has ruled humanity ever since the fall, and that is credited to us. It is as though we did it. The Enemy knows he is defeated. All heaven knows he is defeated. And yet the church looks upon him as a Master, because for the most part, they have just mentally assented to the Word.

 

If you believe it you will act on it. If you are not ready to act, just keep meditating upon the Word until it becomes a reality. Knowledge acted upon brings results! Faith is acting on the Word!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1

 

 

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PRAYER

As you pray this you are praying God’s perfect will, because you are praying the Word back to God. Do it in faith and you will see phenomenal results.

 

Ephesians 1:15-23

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. In Jesus Name, Amen.

 

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Date: Sunday June 2, 2019  

Time: 10:30am

Location: Sugarloaf-Atlanta ​Hampton Inn

Address: HAMPTON INN 6010 Sugarloaf Pkwy,

Lawrenceville, GA 30043​

 

Cre8tive Church meets June 2, 2019 

 

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Cre8tive Church is an administration of Atlanta New Thought.
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