“You shall decree a thing”
Amp Phil 2:12 Work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling.
AMP Philem 1:6 That the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto his glory
Job 22:28 You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.
29 “When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence,
And the humble person He will save.
A CHARACTERISTIC OF FAITH IS THAT IT IS BUILT UPON OR… IT IS THE RESULT OF A FULL PERSUASION OF THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD.
FF BOSWORTH – “CHRIST THE HEALER”… “FAITH BEGINS WHERE THE WILL OF GOD IS KNOWN”
IN ORDER TO MAKE A TRUE FAITH CONFESSION IT MUST BE FROM A PERSUADED HEART
Eph 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Hebrews Ch 11 THE HEROS OF FAITH, TIME AFTER TIME THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AND SAID SOMETHING BOLDLY.
Ex. ABRAHAM Gen 22:5 – OFFERING ISAAC AS AN OFFERING
“The Lord will provide”
“I and the boy will go up and we will come back”
FAITH IS BOLD… BOLD TO DECLARE AND DECREE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN… NOT JUST WHAT I THINK BUT WHAT GOD’S WORD SAY’S.
“I will live and not die, and declare the works of the Lord” 118:17
Ex. JACOB AND ISRAEL Heb 11:20-21 – “By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come”
“By faith Jacob when he was dying blessed the sons of Joseph”
Vs 22 “By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandments concerning his bones”
DAVID AND GOLIATH… 1 Sam 17
David said to Saul, “Your servant killed both the lion and the bear this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them”…
Ex. 3 HEBREW CHILDREN WHO SAID, WE ARE NOT BOWING DOWN… OUR GOD WILL DELIVER US!
EX. JOSHUA AND CALEB! Numb 13 & 14
12 spies went out and spy’ed out the land…
Vs 30 “Let’s go up and possess…we are well able to possess it”
FAITH IS PERSUADED… IT’S CONFIDENT CONCERNING THE OUTCOME
Psa 91 “No plague shall come near me”…
Joshua 10 – JOSHUA COMMANDS THE SUN TO BE STILL Vs 12
14 “The Lord listened to the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel”
Josh 14:6-7 Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the word which the Lord spoke to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart.
Vs 8 “I followed the Lord my God fully” Vs 12 (Give me my mountain)
2 Cor 4:13 “I believe therefor I spoke, we believe and we speak”