Faith in the Great I Am
I’ll begin this post by saying that if we are praying, regardless of how we pray, we should never stop. Praying is an act of faith that God hears and will listen. God will meet us where we are at. This is where I am at with my Faith in the Great I Am and I’m sharing for the benefit of others.. glean from it what you will..
Many times, I hear prayers that lack faith in the written word of God. They go like something like this:
“Jesus, please help this person.. they need this and this and that. We pray that you guide the doctor. We pray that you cast this demon out. We pray that you provide for us. We pray that you do this.. We pray that you do that.. We pray that you do it all.. in the name of my unbelief..” – to which I cannot say, “Amen.”
Matthew 10:1 And when He (Jesus) had called unto Himself his twelve disciples, He gave them (who? the disciples) power against unclean spirits, to cast them out (in Jesus name) and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. – Of course, the power they have is the power of God.. but they have it with them. They are not ‘gods’.. but they are God’s conduit in the physical. Obedience/faith, in what is written, produces God’s power in these vessels.
Matthew 10:5-8 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
John 14:10-12 Jesus speaking: “Believe thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak to you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
We have His power, protection, blessings, provision, healing, etc. as part of our Salvation, through faith. Just as the woman who had faith and reached out to touch Christ.. He felt the power leave Him. She didn’t say, “Gimme gimme gimme, please please please!!!” – She had faith that followed in action. Through her faith came the works of reaching her hand out.. fully convinced that if she just touched Him, she would be healed.. then the power manifested. As in, the power was already there..
Jesus said many times, “O ye of little faith? Why do you doubt?” – Look up the situations of when He said this.. We stop God’s flow via unbelief or sin.. It isn’t that God wants to bless us.. or that God will bless us. God is blessing us, because He is.
It’s not.. “God will be who He says He is if I have a strong enough emotional moment or say the right words…. maybe I’ll convince Him via an awesome prayer to be Healer today.” ??? The rivers of life are flowing, regardless if we decide to accept it via faith/action or not. His blessings may not manifest because of unbelief/sin.. but that doesn’t change who God is.
He is Healer. Provider. Protector. Guide. Helper. Comforter. Teacher.. The Almighty. He is the great, the awesome, I Am. amen.
Rivers are flowing.. jump in or stand on the bank of the Jordan, praying.. “God, please separate these waters so I can have faith!!!” We are going to stand there a very long time because He has already spoken.. If we have faith in what is written, it’s then our turn to act in accordance to what has been spoken. Faith produces action, and results in the manifestation of God’s power into the physical world. This is done via vessels/conduits such as us.. and via faith in what is written..