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PASTOR CHRIS


It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

(John 6:63)


The Lord Jesus, teaching His disciples about faith said “Have the faith of God” (Mark 11:22). He wanted the disciples to have the same kind of faith that God applies.  Genesis 1 gives an insight into the operation of this kind of faith. There, we see God apply this supernatural faith in recreating and restoring order to the earth after it became a dark chaotic mass. In the midst of the darkness and chaos God said: “Let there be light,” and light became! (Genesis 1:3). He recreated the earth and restored order, beauty and form to it by releasing words of faith.

 

But strikingly, the latter part of Genesis 1:2 highlights the role of the Holy Spirit in the entire process: “…The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters (Genesis 1:2 AMP). The Holy Spirit brooded over the earth that had been in shambles, incubating upon it, in anticipation of the creative word of faith from God. Hence, when God spoke, whatever He said came to be! For your confessions of faith to be effective and produce undeniable results, you have to operate through the Spirit. 

 

In Luke 24:49, Jesus had to request the disciples to wait in the city of Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on high. On the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, they received supernatural enablement to preach and teach the Word of God. As a result, their faith proclamations were anointed by the Spirit. From then on their words were impregnated with power, which resulted in salvation, healing and deliverance in the lives of those who heard them.

 

Be filled with the Spirit, and bring the ministry of the Holy Spirit to bear on any situation. When you introduce His operation into your faith by meditation, and prayer (Jude 1:20), you concentrate His influence on such situation and set the power of God into motion to cause your faith-filled words to produce the desired results.

 

CONFESSION


Dear Father, I thank you for the ability to cause changes in the circumstances of my life by speaking forth your words by the Spirit. I declare positive and tremendous changes in my finances, health, family and work, because the Holy Spirit anoints my faith proclamations, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

Hebrews 11:3

 

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 AMP

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING


1 Year Bible Reading Plan


Revelation 6

 

Ezekiel 41-42

 

2 Year Bible Reading Plan


John 20:11-18

 

2 Chronicles 28

 

DISCUSSION:

 

How has the Holy Spirit helped you?

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