In Luke 8:43, we read about the woman who was healed after touching Jesus’ cloak. This story illustrates a vital part of how the Kingdom of God operates. Jesus called the woman “daughter.” That meant she had a legal right to the covenant—she had a legal right to be healed. It wasn’t Jesus’ faith that caused her to be healed. It was her faith that caused her to be healed. She was fully persuaded that God was going to do what He said He was going to do—that’s faith. This is a topic that NOT everyone in the Church Mountain agrees with.For faith to exist, you must be fully persuaded that God is going to do what He said He would do. You MUST get it in your heart. God needs you to be in agreement with heaven, in your heart. You can’t beg hard enough, cry hard enough, fast hard enough, be good enough, or read the Bible more times to prove you have faith. He needs your heart. Your conscious mind may agree with it, you may be able to quote the scripture, but what do you believe in your heart (Subconscious) ? You must get it in your heart to be fully persuaded.God has to have someone in the earth realm who will come into agreement with heaven and carry the anointing. And, your heart is the interface for that agreement. When you are fully persuaded in your heart, and you pray, the anointing flows. Without that agreement, prayer is just a religious exercise.
Now, once you get it in your heart, that doesn’t necessarily mean that things are going to change right at that moment. There are things that must be done. There’s more to it than just having faith. You weren’t saved just by faith, but by doing also. We can have faith, but there are some things we must do in order for your PICTURE to match what’s in heaven:
1. You MUST believe God.
2. You MUST have direction from God.
3. You MUST take action on that direction.
The woman with the issue of blood believed God. She saw Jesus right in front of her and she took action. Sometimes we believe our heart is right, so we step out in faith and we take action and nothing happens. Then we get frustrated, disillusioned, and disappointed with God’s Word because we’re not seeing the results that the Bible clearly says are legally ours. But, that’s a great place to be. I know. You’re thinking – this guy is nuts! How could he say that’s a great place to be? Because frustration is the breeding ground of change. Have you ever built something that ended up not working? Ever stood back and looked at something you did and said, ‘Wait a minute. Something is wrong here?’ You got frustrated, right? Then you went back to the instructions you never bothered to read in the first place and you start dissecting everything and you realize you have a screw in the wrong place, a wire disconnected, and that you need batteries. When you finally fix the issues, and get it in alignment, it works just like it was supposed to.
The BIBLE is just like that. It’s supposed to work just like it says. If there’s a malfunction, it is NEVER on God’s end!
If you’re there at the place of frustration, disappointment, or desperation, you have some changes to make. Think about what you really believe. Find the malfunction. Drill down until you figure out where you’ve missed it. Go back to the Word of God and make sure your heart is right. Read the instruction manual and make sure you have the right picture on the inside. Then, go after the picture as hard as you can. Watch the changes that take place. Watch the stories show up. Watch the mountains move… Expect Excellence!