4 Elements of Faith; What You Need to know
On a Monday night a few years back, when my husband and I were going to School of Ministry, I learned something that would change my life forever.
This knowledge has blessed my life and my family tremendously, and I want to share it with you.
I pray The Holy Spirit brings a revelation of His word to you so you can put it in practice and see your life change too.
Through these 4 elements of faith, every believer can receive and experience all the benefits of the promises found in the word of God.
The 4 elements of faith are super important because it is how faith works.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
If you want to know more about what faith is, check out this post: What is faith and how to keep it.
Elements of Faith
1. Find a Scripture that applies to your situation
The word of God is full of promises that belong to every believer. But in order for us to receive those promises, we need to find out what those promises are.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.John 8:32
Here is the thing, only the truth that you know, will set you free.
So, you need to study the word of God and find out the truth, find out what belongs to you. If the Bible says that healing belongs to you then that is the truth, and that truth has the power to set you free from sickness.
If the bible says that your God will supply all your needs, then that is the truth, and that truth has the power to set you free from lack and worry.
God has already blessed us with all that we need to live a victorious life on this earth. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have any trials, it means that there is always a promise from God to overcome all those trials and we need to find out what they are.
So, find a scripture that applies to your situation or your trial and ask God for it, in prayer. Jesus said that we have not because we ask not. So, ask!
2. Believe and Receive
- You have to believe that God’s word is true. Even if what the word says contradicts this natural world.
- You have to believe that God’s word is true in your life. You have to believe that His promises belong to you.
- You must believe you received when you prayed.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.Mark 11:24
We must believe in our hearts that we have already received the promise the moment we asked for it in faith. We don’t believe what we see or feel, we believe what the word of God says.
Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”John 20:29
This is one of the most important elements of faith, we must believe in order to receive.
Words are so important because they have creative power. Just like God created the worlds with his words. He also created us to His likeness.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
We need to speak faith and confess with our mouths what we believe in our hearts.
Confession is one of the components of faith. The original Greek word “confess” means “to agree with” or to speak the same thing that God said.
We need to speak in agreement with the word of God. We don’t speak our feelings or our symptoms; we speak the word of God.
When we speak our faith and not our problem, we are making a declaration of what we believe.
So instead of saying that you are broke, that you don’t have any money, say: “Thank you Lord because You will supply all my needs according to your riches in glory”
Remember, faith speaks!!!
4. Act on it
Our actions (works) must come into agreement with what we speak and what we believe.
What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? …Faith by itself, without works is dead.
Faith is acting like it’s so. Faith is acting like the promise of God is already fulfilled in your life.
With your actions, you reveal your absolute faith in God to fulfill His promise.
For example, if you are believing God for your future husband, then act like you already have him. Start looking at wedding dresses, think about the centerpieces for the reception.
Think where would you like to go on your honeymoon, etc. Do it until you see the manifestation of the promise of God fulfilled.
Remember that God’s timing is not the same as our timing. You must “hold fast” to what God has promised and endure until you see it come to pass.
The stronger your relationship with The Lord is, the easier it is to apply these 4 elements of faith and see great results.
You can listen to a great sermon series called Living full of Faith by Pastor Andy Andrews here. Remember, faith comes by hearing the word of God.
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