THIS GOETH NOT OUT, EXCEPT BY FASTING AND PRAYER. 1
Sometimes, we undervalue prayer and FASTING in our demonstration of faith.
Prayer doesn’t give us Faith.
FASTING doesn’t give us faith.
FAITH is given and imparted us in Christ.
Romans 12:3 (KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
God have dealt to every believer, THE MEASURE OF FAITH.
FAITH is imparted by the Gospel we have recieved.
Romans 10:8-9 (KJV) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
The word of Faith is what we preach, this word of Faith is HINGED ON THE ASCENSION AND GLORIFICATION OF THE LORD JESUS, consequently the gift of eternal life to all that believe.
The Apostles say, we HAVE THE SAME SPIRIT OF FAITH WITH THE MEN OF OLD.
2 Corinthians 4:13-14 (KJV) We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
We have the same Spirit of faith, we are confident of the RESURRECTION.
So much more, in Christ, faith is given to us, it is a GIFT of the SPIRIT IN US.
1 Corinthians 12:7, 9 (KJV) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit.
We all HAVE FAITH IN US, AS BELIEVERS.
SAME WAY WE HAVE UNKNOWN TONGUES OR GIFTS OF HEALING.
However, HAVING FAITH IS NOT SAME AS EXPRESSING FAITH.
HAVING UTTERANCE GIFTS WITHIN IS NOT SAME AS DEMONSTRATION UTTERANCE.
Look what Jude instructs.
Jude 1:20-21 (KJV) But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Notice Jude didn’t say we should BUILD UP OUR FAITH, rather, our FAITH IS MOST HOLY, MOST SEPARATE, MOST HALLOWED, we BUILD UP OUR SELVES ON IT, VIA PRAYERS IN UNKNOWN TONGUES.
Thus, a Believer may be WEAKLY BUILT ON FAITH OR STRONGLY BUILT ON FAITH.
The gift of Faith is God’s Responsibility to us.
THE FORTIFICATION OF OURSELVES VIA PRAYERS ON THAT GIFT is OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Just as a man may have energy in his body, yet INDOLENT ABOUT WORK, SLOW ABOUT WORK, SLUGGISH ABOUT WORK, we can have all the FAITH THAT GOD HAS, IN US, YET DEMONSTRATION IT SLUGGISHLY.
TODAY, WEAR THE VESSELS OF PRAYER.
THE SPIRIT BECKONS, THERE ARE THINGS TO DO, THERE ARE PLACES TO GO!!
We round this off tomorrow.
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