I HAVE WHAT I THINK AND SAY I HAVE
(SPEAKING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE)
Power has always been attractive and one doesn't have to be religious to want it. Many are trained to scan the scriptures for Gods promises then speak the word of faith for it to materialize. While the Bible does show those who had faith for a miracle and healed, this is not a general promise where all one has to do is have faith enough to move the mountain and it occurs. Jesus said it was faith only of a mustard seed that is needed. Its not the amount of faith as if it needs to hit the Richter scale to be effective in the natural realm. It is true faith to trust and believe in a promise. Its faith in the God who can move mountains, not the power of our faith.
Well known Pentecostal, David Wilkerson, writes in the late Keith Green's Last Days Ministries newsletter, that he too has seen many Christians throughout our nation, whose faith is shipwrecked because of the faith movement.He writes that they began to believe that getting every desire of the heart depended simply on getting their formulas correct. They were challenged to launch out in God for prosperity, perfect health, and whatever else their minds could conceive. Conceive then believe. That includes removing from your vocabulary any negative thoughts, words, or confessions.
Interesting that James says though our tongue is a small member yet it boasts great
things. Many word of faith teachers give testimony of all the things they received or
made happen by speaking words with faith. Jesus said out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaks. To want and covet shows what is inside these people's hearts. I'm not
saying everything is spent on themselves, but listen to the attitude and what they are
saying, its a dead giveaway.
To word faith teachers faith is a force, a substance that is unseen, but can be tapped
into, it is putty in the hands of the user even if they are a believer or not. it works
the same for all. Confession brings possession.
Your confession is your possession
God approve of such a thing?
Fred Price says, When 1 first got saved they didn't tell me I could do
anything. What they told me to do was that whenever I prayed I should always say, 'The
will of the Lord be done.,' Now, doesn't that sound humble? It does. Sounds like
humility, it's really stupidity. I mean, you know, really, we insult God. 1 mean, we
really do insult our Heavenly Father. We do; we really insult Him without even realizing
it. If you have to say, 'If it be thy will or' Thy will be done'-if you have to say
that, then you're calling God a fool because he's the One that fold us to ask.... If
God's gonna give me what He wants me to have, then it doesn't matter what I ask. I'm
only gonna get what God wants me to have. So that's an insult to God's
intelligence. (Ever Increasing Faith program on TBN November 16
Benny Hinn has said Never, ever, ever go the Lord and say, 'If it be thy will....'
Don't allow such faith-destroying words to be spoken from your mouth (Rise and Be
Healed! 1991, p.47-48).
If its not God's will then whose is it? Yours!
This practice has commonly been practiced in occult groups and various Eastern pagan
religions such as the Buddhist sect Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.
The Church Universal and Triumphant a New Age group also teaches the scientific
use of the mantra or the dynamic decree of the Word, otherwise known as the
exercise of God's power according to the spoken Word (Mark and Elizabeth Clare
Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus 2: Mysteries of the Higher Self [Livingston, MT:
Summit University Press, 1988], 144, 207; cf. 103.)You can often hear them chanting I Am,
or call on the healing power through the violet consuming flame.
Benny Hinn actually claims that the Holy Spirit told
him, ...that if witches and occultists can speak death by the supernatural power of
words, then Christian can speak life and prosperity by the same power. (B.
Hinn, December 1, 1990, Orlando Christian Centre, WACX-TV Channel 55. Quoted in
The Facts on the Faith Movement, J. Ankerberg & J. Weldon, Harvest House, 1993,
Benny Hinn said, confession activates heaven, and that confession releases
the spirit world. (November 6, 1990 sermon telecast on TBN)
K.Copeland says He am healin', He am deliverance, He am financial prosperity,
mental prosperity, physical prosperity, family prosperity. It's terrible grammar, but
you understand what I'm sayin'. I'm sayin' it to effect my mind. (Believer's Voice of
Victory Broadcast, 7/9/1987)
But it is not our mind that will give the answer but God . Otherwise it is not prayer
but occult affirmations, metaphysical science.
Jesus said He had the God-kind of faith; He encouraged His disciples to exercise
that kind of faith; and He said that .whosoever' could do it.... That is why Jesus said,
'whosoever shall say ... and shall not doubt IN HIS HEART.
(Having Faith in Your Faith Kenneth Hagin Ministries, 1988, 3.)
In the first place-and this will help you don't pray about money anymore; that is,
the way you've been praying. Claim whatever you
need. (Metaphysical Elements In The Faith Movement,
Compiled by Leon D. Stump, p.55, from the word of faith magazine,
How God Taught Me About Prosperity, Kenneth Hagin).
Copeland is not shy in his boasting of what he can claim by faith Well, now, you need balance in this. get out
there in that hyper faith. that name-it-and-claim-it- that blab-it-and-grab-it. YEAH!
We named it and claimed it and got it. (crowd cheers)-Blabbed it and grabbed it and
still got it ! Hallelujah! And our bills are paid. (Aug 18,1999)
Creflo Dollar says, I know what I'm talking about, I'm qualified to preach what
I'm preachin tonight. I am qualified to say what I'm sayin' tonight. Somebody says how
are you qualified? You are sitting in a building. That manifested because of so great
So Creflo got his building not because of God but attributes it to the power of his
own belief. Creflo tells us he has control over the weather and circumstances I
bind you, satan. I bind tragedy, I bind car
wrecks, I bind cancer, sickness and disease. I
release miracle healings.( first service Our Equality with God Through
Righteousness Creflo Dollar 1/21/2001) The
shingles fell off my roof one time, I said that aint happening no more. Newsman
talking about this storm getting ready to come and it was black and nasty outside, the
wind was blowing and the tree, I had a tree that needed to be cut. That thing wasnt
going to fall. Not on my stuff. I went outside and said in the name of Jesus, I command
this storm to turn and it will not hurt my property. My neighbors out saying that
fools standing on the porch again. Im going to tell you what, trees fell but they
knew the boundary of my house. Today, you can go in the back and trees fell but they
stopped at an inch of my fence. Wouldnt come across my property.
It is unscriptural to pray, 'If it is the will of God.' When you put an 'if' in
your prayer, you are praying in doubt.( K.Hagin Exeedingly growing faith 2nd
ed. P.10 )
I will, not God's will, has become the spiritual cliche'
of our time. It is the same trap of the I wills of Lucifer that made him fall. Isa.
14:12-14 How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are
cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart:
'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also
sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend
above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'
Ps.12:2-4: Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from
among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering
lips and a double heart they speak. May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and
the tongue that speaks proud things, Who have said, With our tongue we
will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us? For the
oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, says the
LORD; I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.
James says in 4:13 about boasting what one will do to be successful and rebukes them
because they have no control over tomorrow and their life is short, Instead you ought
to say If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this and that. He then tells them
they are arrogant and this type of speaking is EVIL. In chpt. 5 he rebukes them for
being rich letting them know this will be their downfall 5:5 you have fattened your
hearts as in the day of slaughter. 1 John 5:14 clearly says, This is the
confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his
will, he hears us. (also Matthew 6:10; 26:39; ).
Was God a negative confessor when he said to Adam the day you eat of this fruit you
will die! Numerous warnings are in Scripture that would seem to not be positive in
its statement, but certainly in effect.
Biblically you can't have strength until you admit your weak, this is an attitude of
true humility; without it, God cannot fill one up with His power until what is hindering
is taken out of the way. It is self that is our biggest block, and it is self that is
being proclaimed in the faith movement disguised as the power of God.
The faith in the word faith movement is disguised self esteem. It is centeerd
on man having the power to declare and attract
The faith in the word faith movement is disguised self esteem. It is centeerd on man having the power to declare and attract
At a healing crusade when people believe they are healed before they
are, is this Biblical faith by not
looking at the symptoms and just claiming your healing. No! K. Hagin says if your sick
ignore the symptoms and watch the word. E.W. Kenyon said the same thing confession
always goes ahead of healing
symptoms are not the disease. To deny the
symptoms is to lie to yourself and God, he never said, say it as a methodology. If this
is true then someone who goes to a doctor for medicine because of their sickness or they
go into surgery to have a tumor removed would not be cured because its not real, its only
their symptom. Not only that, it would not be faith to go to a doctor, since one is not
standing on the word for their healing but trusting in medical science for a cure.
The Bible teaches that God can use other means besides supernatural healing to
The Bible teaches that God can use other means besides supernatural healing to heal.
Hagin says if your sick the solution is easy Often you create your own
negative situations yourself with wrong thinking, wrong believing, and wrong speaking.
So start believing according to God's Word. Then begin making positive confessions of
faith and victory over your life. ... You will never receive anything from God beyond
the words you speak. ... If you don't like what you have in life, then begin to change
the way you are thinking, believing, and speaking. Instead of speaking according to
natural circumstances out of your head, learn to speak God's Word from your spirit.
Begin to confess God's promises of life and health and victory into your situation. Then
you can begin to enjoy God's abundant life as you have what you say! ( The Word of
Faith, You Can Have What You Say)
As a born-again believer, you are equipped with the Word. You have the power of
God at your disposal. By getting the Word deep into your spirit and speaking it boldly
out your mouth, you release spiritual power to change things in the natural
circumstances. (Kenneth Copeland, The Power of the Tongue, 15.)
What you are saying is exactly what you are getting now. If you are living in
poverty and lack and want, change what you are saying.... The powerful force of the
spiritual world that creates the circumstances around us is controlled by the words of
the mouth. (The Laws of Prosperity, Kenneth Copeland, Ft. Worth: Kenneth Copeland
Words are the most sacred things....This is a word planet...governed by
words...created by words....Words cause it to function...cause life...cause
death....Words go on forever....Words are holy. (The Abrahamic Covenant, side 1.)
Gods word is eternal and holy, not mans. Jesus said we would be accountable for the
words we speak, which means we do not speak correctly, truthfully nor Godly all the
Words are so powerful that we have the same ability that God does You have the
same creative faith and ability on the inside of you that God used when he created the
heavens and the earth. (Kenneth Copeland, Inner Image of the Covenant, side 2.)
In this World of using Scripture to gain access the wealth and health it only makes a
difference in how ye thinketh.
It makes a great deal of difference what one thinks. I believe that is why many
people are sick, even though they are prayed for by everyone in the country. They get in
every healing line and still never receive healing. The reason they are not getting
healed is that they are thinking wrong. (Kenneth Hagin, Right and Wrong Thinking ,
1978 pg 19.)
Say it like you mean it, believe until it rises up out of your heart and your
convinced that you are healed. Dont listen to anyone saying otherwise, just keep on
believing. Ive been to these services where people say they are healed of a limp as
they limp out of there. Actually there are just as many faith teachers who are sick and
have died than us mere Christians who do not know how to use the laws of faith. So
its not working for them either, but they just won't tell you this!
E.W. Kenyon in his book the Hidden man on pg. 99 I know that I am healed because I
said that I am healed and it makes no difference what the symptoms may be in my body.
If they are coughing and you say you have a cold they say no I dont, havent had a
cold in years. Thats called denial at best and lying at worst. To say Im healed
even though their can be in tremendous pain. when your not telling the truth isnt
that called lying.
K. Hagin in his book In the name of Jesus says In teaching on divine healing and
health , I have so often said, I havent had a headache in so many years (45 to be
exact) I guess the devil got tired of hearing me say it. Just a few months ago, as I
left the office building and started home, suddenly my head started hurting, someone
might say, well, you had a headache. No, I didnt have one! I dont have
headaches. I havent had a headache since August 1934. 45 years have come and gone
.and I havent had a headache
but if I had a headache, I wouldnt tell anybody.
And if somebody asked me how I was feeling, I would say, Im fine, thank you. (In
the name of Jesus, p.44) Notice he says he wouldn't tell you how he really feels because
words override the pain. Is this honest ? What do call this when someone acts in this
way. If I went into a restaurant and ordered an expensive meal with only a dollar in my
pocket and I didn't tell the waiter that I couldn't pay, what would you call this?
...That's exactly what you should call what Hagin is saying.
Faith teachers get sick also they have a headaches and stomach aches, they stub
their toes and bang their hand just like anyone else. They deny it despite what is
certainly there. What they are saying is what you confess you will possess but you
didnt confess a headache to get it in the first place, it just came. So they need to
put blame on someone and it usually is the devil. This is why they command Satan to
leave their body. What one needs to ask is how did he get in there in the first place?
Doesnt this mean they were not walking in faith for him to invade them like this.
Would you go around saying that your the president of the company that you are just
an employee of because you desire that position. If you were caught doing that they
would say your lying . Try cashing a check as that president when your not and see what
happens. What of scriptures such as God saying let there be light can someone of the
faith movement ever say these same words and change the darkness of night to day, have
you seen anyone move any mountains lately if not they do not have the faith of God.
What if this concept of healing were being brought to its logical conclusion. If you
get a flat tire. Are you going to confess the tire is fixed and round again. Speak it
back to restoration. No of course not. So why would you not do the same for anything
else. If it doesnt work for the inorganic. it wont work for the organic either.
If one takes the Scripture by faith confessing God s word, why stop with healing? Why
not go all the way and confess not dying as in John 11:26:And whoever lives and
believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? Then one will never die. While
all the promises of God are yea and amen. They are not for all people all the time. Many
were given to specific people for a specific purpose.
Faith activates the force of God fear is a force that activates the Devil.
Copeland says, God did not create the world out of nothing, He used the Force of His
Faith.' (Spirit, Soul and Body, #01-0601, Tape #1)
New Ager Benjamin Creme says, for example, One doesn't pray to oneself, one prays
to the God within. The thing is to learn to invoke that energy which is the energy of
God. Prayer and worship as we know it today will gradually die out and men will be
trained to invoke the (inner) power of deity. (The Reappearance of Christ and the
Masters of Wisdom, pp. 135-136)
The New Age has the exact same methodology for success. This is not ignored by the
word/faith promoters since they believe anyone can use this power, saint or sinner. In
like manner this power is used to influence themselves, others, ( achieving their own
self-interests), their environment or what they deem as reality .
Techniques used are visualization which they internally create the form and
project its image into the outer world. The word spoken as it is first incubated in
thought it will become reality when continually spoken.
Copeland agrees and states, You can have what you say! In
fact, what you are saying is exactly what you are getting now. If you are living in
poverty and lack and want, change what you are saying. It will change what you have....
Discipline your vocabulary. Discipline everything you do, everything you say, and
everything you think to agree with what God does, what God says, and what God thinks.
God will be obligated to meet your needs because of His Word.... If you stand firmly on
this, your needs will be met. ( D.L. McConnell p.173)
A.W.Tozer wrote... imagination projects unreal images out of the mind and seeks to
attach reality to them. Faith creates nothing; it simply reckons upon that which is
God has some interesting things addressed to this type of nonsense. Lam 3:37-50
Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it?
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that woe and well-being proceed?
Why should a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let
us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the LORD; Let us lift
our hearts and hands to God in heaven. We have transgressed and rebelled;
you have not pardoned. You have covered Yourself with anger and pursued us;
you have slain and not pitied. You have covered Yourself with a cloud, that prayer
should not pass through. You have made us an offscouring and refuse in the midst
of the peoples. All our enemies have opened their mouths against us. Fear and a
snare have come upon us, desolation and destruction. My eyes overflow with rivers of
water for the destruction of the daughter of my people. My eyes flow and do not
cease, without interruption, Till the LORD from heaven looks down and sees. Like in
Jeremiahs day this is the state of our present day church.
Creative faith for miracles
Words are spiritual containers, (Kenneth Copeland, Forces of the Recreated
Human Spirit, 15; cf. 14.)
Faith was the raw material substance that the Spirit of God used to form the
universe. (Kenneth Copeland, Authority of the Believer II (Fort Worth: Kenneth
Copeland Ministries, 1987, audiotape #01-0302), side 1.) He doesn't say this a few times
but is a consistent teaching in his theological bent.
Faith is God's source of power. (Freedom From Fear, 1983. p12.)
Not only does God use this faith but we can as well You have the same
creative faith and ability on the inside of you that God used when he created the
heavens and the earth. (Kenneth Copeland, Inner Image of the Covenant, side 2.)
Copeland explains to Hinn how this all works The law of faith, faith work by certain
elements and when those elements from the word of God are put in, in release and in
power than it always brings the same results , and I don't care who it is I don't care
where you are or where you from I don't
care what culture you come from, I don't care what color your skin is I don't care
whether your rich man poor man beggar man or thief. When you put those elements into
operation they will come connect to the anointing and the results will come Benny Hinn
MY GOD! (so its not by God's will but by ours). Copeland and B. Hinn this
is your day Aug.10,1999)
this law that is suppose to be universal like gravity works even if you're an unbeliever
and a thief. how can one who is not right with God use faith? Because its not the same
as biblical faith it is a natural law as Copeland explains. So it really has nothing to
do with God, because he is not obligated to give a sinner any request lest he repents.
When we use the spiritual laws that God has
set up, God must obey what we request. (Praise the Lord, TBN 2/5/86)
Words create pictures, and pictures in your mind create words. And then the words
come back out your mouth....And when that spiritual force comes out it is going to give
substance to the image that's on the inside of you. Aw, that's that visualization stuff!
Aw, that's that New Age! No, New Age is trying to do this; and they'd get somewhat
results out of it because this is spiritual law, brother. (Believer's Voice of
Victory (television program), TBN, 28 March 1991.)
God used words when He created the heaven and the earth....Each time God spoke, He
released His faith -- the creative power to bring His words to pass. (The Power of
the Tongue (Fort Worth: KCP Publications, 1980), 4.)
Isn't it funny that not once will you find the word faith in the OT especially in the
creation narrative of Genesis attributed to God. Nowhere does it say God used faith.
Why? Because it is man who needs faith not God!
Recently on John Hagee's program Copeland said, The very faith that God used when
He created, and what we read there in the first 2 chapters of Genesis, is the faith
thats burning in your spirit. But now if youve made Jesus the Lord of your life,
its the same faith. Well, He created all those planets, how come you cant create
something? You dont know as much about it as He does. He has a greater working
knowledge of that faith than you do. But were learning. Our time is coming. And in
some ways its already here. (Aug 18,1999 )
Notice he says its coming because they don't have the knowledge yet. But he's been
saying this as a fact for years! The only difference between Gods ability and ours is
that He has a greater knowledge.
Kenneth Hagin: Jesus used the fig tree to demonstrate that He had that God-kind of
faith, then He said to the disciples-and to us-'You have that kind of faith.'. . . Jesus
said He had the God-kind of faith; He encouraged His disciples to exercise that kind of
faith; and He said that .whosoever' could do it.... That is why Jesus said, 'whosoever
shall say ... and shall not doubt IN HIS HEART. ' (Having Faith in
Your Faith, Kenneth Hagin Ministries, 1988 1, 3)
Have the faith of God (in) This unclear passage is determined by other clear
passages. The word in is missing so it reads have faith God. This is a Hebraism:
to have strong faith, or the strongest faith. When things look impossible. There is no
such thing as a God kind faith. It means a faith that is wholly reliant on God.
had already stated, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are
possible. (Matt 19:26)
But the faith movement
states with ones words in faith we can change anything. Which means this faith is with
man and not God. They believe that a failure to get what they ask for is a
failure in faith.
This unclear passage is
determined by other clear passages. However, this verse must not be isolated from
other verses on prayer, and it is always important to make certain that we incorporate
everything the Bible teaches on any one point before drawing our conclusions.
Throughout the Scripture it
tells us to have faith in Christ John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled; you
believe in God, believe also in Me. Faith means trust, its object is always God, If faith is put in
any other object no matter how sacred it will fail. Does God have faith? No! Faith has
an object. The Christian faiths object is God, not faith itself. It means to trust in
someone other (in our instance greater) than oneself. If God has faith to create then
whom did He trust in? This concept destroys the very nature of God Gods name is I Am
that I am, the self sufficient self- existent one. He is perfect needing nothing outside
Himself, He is a non dependent being not needing anything from anyone else. God is not
using His faith as His power there is no such thing. God is able to do all things we are
not. We cannot speak more stars into existence nor can we change a boy into a girl by
our words. When Jesus spoke the words let it be according to your faith the individual
was asking for a specific act from Jesus when he was physically present with him. He did
these miracles to prove His personhood as God, it was not a blank check for anyone to
say it to receive it. Is it really faith to demand our rights from God or is it pride
and immaturity to demand things as spoiled little children. The faith in the word of
faith movement is misplaced faith. Real faith involves time, it produces character as we
go through our trials. It builds us up giving us endurance not by demanding God but from
relying on his provision as we go through we have his assurance he is with us. Faith is
only as good as the object it is placed in. Matthew 21:22 must be taken with I
John 5:13-15, which also points out that God
hears us only if we ask according To -will in other words, if we make a request that
is not His will to grant, no amount of faith will effect that petition. Prayer is
unlimited in its possibilities except one, Gods will. If you are praying for
something that is not Gods purpose, no amount of prayer will change it.
mountain removed and cast into the sea, is to have a thing to be far removed. It is not
speaking of physical but spiritual obstacles to the progress of His kingdom. [the
expression 'rooting up mountains' is in common Rabbinic use as a hyperbole for doing the
impossible or the incredible. [Babha B. 3 b; for the latter
Ber. 64 a; Sanh. 24 a; Horay. 14 a.]. Mountains in biblical symbolism means kings
or kingdoms (Mt.17:20).
This is why you have never seen a mountain thrown in the sea.
This is why you have never seen a mountain thrown in the sea.
Jesus makes it clear in v. 24-26
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you
receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have
anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you
your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven
forgive your trespasses. Faith gives
anticipation in prayer that God hears us and that he will answer.
Faith is to have an absolute, yet simple assurance of Gods promise.
Mark also gives a condition for the Lords acceptance to our prayer. Mark connects
the promise to move mountains with forgiveness our reconciliation with brothers, v.25-26
This principle is found
when the disciples tried to cast out a demon with the authority Jesus gave them but were
Mt. 17:19-21 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, Why could we
not cast him out? So Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief; for
assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this
mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible
for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. It
wasnt just a lack of faith but they needed to ask and fast. The mountain Jesus
interprets for us are those things opposing His kingdom; in this case a demon who had
kept someone in bondage.
Paul writes in Romans can the potter talk back to the clay, I've never seen this
happen until our time. They can order and decree from God whatever they please, even the
shape of their own lives. Deceptive power does not come without a price. I have yet
to see someone change a flat tire to round, much less actually move a mountain which the
Heb.6:12: That you not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and
patience inherit the promises.' He then goes into Gods promise to Abraham and
that he swore by himself because there is no one greater. Notice it is Gods promise
and that we are to wait on him to fulfill it by having patience and faith. Not stand on
it and demand it. In Gods timing and his way, just as he did for Abraham.
Real faith is neither a blind leap into the unknown nor is it mustering up belief for
our own wants to possess something. A.C.Gabeleian says. Faith is not blind confidence
that demands to get whatever we want. For this is in effect, as one has said, would
dethrone God, and place the scepter in our hands, making God obedient and
power to do our unwise bidding (The Healing question pp.124-125) Faith is not in what we
speak but in the God who spoke and the universe leaped into existence. True faith is in
the one who can keep his word.
If faith is based on the immutable law of God in nature then even unbelievers can use
it (Which is exactly what they say). Then it is without exception. So every time someone
says something negative believing it, then it will come to pass. The last time I looked
at the Bible and reality I have not seen God put this kind of power in the hands of
sinful or saved men.
Faith is not telling a person they can see when they cant or tell someone they are
healed when they are dying. This cannot accomplish what is being said anymore than
telling a person he can fly when he cant fly or walk through walls when they cant.
Faith involves an assent to what is truth, not what is false.
Our faith is not what we speak using incantations from the word, but in the word
and the one who spoke the word. Praying in Jesus name is not a warranty
to receive everything we say and we can certainly thank Him for that. He doesn't want
spoiled little children, but mature heavenly minded people who look at His Word and are
willing to be conformed to His likeness even if its uncomfortable. Those that
can trust him in His decisions He can entrust to answer. To pray in his name means
in his authority according to his will, to ask in the understanding of what God
wants to accomplish on earth. Romans 8.27: And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of
the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with Gods
will. We need to line up our will with His, then we can be confident he hears us
because it is what he wants to accomplish. So you must have the right kind of faith
mixed with patience and trust to be in the faith and be a true son of Abraham.
The faith Movements faith is not Biblical faith, it is defective and flawed,
because it is self- focused on our wants, not tr usting in God's decisions. Until they
learn this simple biblical lesson they will continue to expand their errors being
deceived and deceiving others!
usting in God's decisions. Until they learn this simple biblical lesson they will continue to expand their errors being deceived and deceiving others!