During this ‘time out,’ we are developing a magazine called ACTS 29 that we will publish in Africa and Europe for free and make available for free online here in the USA.
The theme of the first issue will be LIGHTBEARERS MINISTRIES – CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE POWER OF GOD!
If you have been blessed by our ministry, either by me or RM, or by our team members, or in our schools of ministry, or online training, or through ministry we have done here in the USA or our brother and sister countries all over the world, and you would like to share your testimony, please write it down, as much as you care to share – send pictures as well, and email it to Yahna at admin@lightbearers-ministries.
Of course, we will keep your name and contact info confidential. Love you!
FAITH FOR MIRACLES
Wait (Heb. QAVAH: to wait or look) on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait (Heb.QAVAH) I say, on the Lord! Ps 27:14 NKJV
What does it mean to wait on the Lord? Hebrews says that Moses endured with world conquering faith by seeing Him who is invisible (Heb.11:27). Our Lord demonstrated supernatural faith by only doing those things that He saw the Father doing. This idea of seeing or looking at the Lord with rapt attention as the key to supernatural faith is what we want to develop here.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us. Ps 123:2 NKJV
The bond slave who had freely committed himself to his master (Ex.21:5) was the master’s most trusted, most highly honored servant. His fidelity, his loyalty was second to none. The master was required in ancient Jewish culture to treat his bond slave as well as he himself was treated, because he was earmarked for the master. Paul bore in his body the marks, the earmarks of the Lord Jesus (Gal.6:17). I recently heard a modern-day bond slave declare that she would preach and teach God’s Word with her dying breath. Such is the heart of one who is earmarked for the Master…
And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So Peter went out and wept bitterly. Luke 22:61-62 NKJV
The bond servant would stand and study his master constantly waiting for the slightest look or gesture that would indicate his will. Even in his state of betrayal, Peter was so moved by the look of Jesus that he remembered the word of the Lord and repented bitterly. To wait on the Lord is to keep your eyes steadfastly focused on Him for His instruction and His will to be manifest in any situation.
To study faith for miracles there is perhaps no greater record to go to than Hebrews chapter eleven.
A definition, from THE HOLY SPIRIT’S SEMINAR MANUAL, available for free at lightbearers-ministries.com…
The gift of spiritual faith is your operation of the God given ability whereby you may command or decree to come to pass what God has shown you by the word of knowledge, the word of wisdom and the discerning of spirits.
Faith is a spiritual principle. As such it is above the mind and body, and overrules the reason of man. Faith is required by God so as to not overstep the freewill of man. Faith is a noun – a thing which is quantifiable, measurable.
Now faith is the substance (Grk. HUPOSTASIS: that which undergirds, a rock, solid confidence) of things hoped for, the evidence (that you HAVE it, BEFORE you see it) of things not seen. Heb 11:1 NKJV
Now consider this, supernatural spiritual faith comes by hearing a RHEMA word of God. In other words, you get revelation, you receive it, you HEAR it, you take it into your heart, and in that hearing and receiving God will impart supernatural faith in to you to bring that revelation to pass. This is the HUPOSTASIS, the supreme sense of confidence that you have it already, and that it will come to pass at your command or decree.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word (Grk. RHEMA) of God. Rom 10:17 NKJV
A lot of people get revelation, but they don’t HEAR it, they don’t RECEIVE it. They get revelation, they may even get a clear conviction in their hearts, but they rationalize it, they deny it or choose to ignore it because it doesn’t fit with what they want to do. Such people eat the fruit of their decisions…
Let’s look at some of these heroes of the faith, especially when they got that RHEMA word that became their solid rock on which to stand.
ELIJAH – …also of David and Samuel and the prophets: Heb 11:32-33 NKJV
And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand (SEE! THE BONDSERVANT), there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” 1 Kings 17:1 NKJV
Elijah is only mentioned indirectly in Hebrews Eleven, but he gets in here because he is one of my favorites. Strong, confident in stature, the first thing we read about him is his decreeing (remember the definition) the judgment of God over Israel, a decree which made him persona-non-grata with the king and launched an international manhunt.
Now, think about this…rain falls naturally. Dew forms naturally. There are normal cycles of rainfall and dryness. And yet, under judgment, God had said He could make it rain on one city and not rain on another. With Elijah, He took it to the whole nation. With a decree by supreme confidence from a RHEMA word Elijah brings judgment on Israel. By another RHEMA, and after he brings judgment on the idolatrous religious leaders, he restores the blessing of rain to God’s people. Do you see it?
And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.” 1 Kings 18:1 NKJV
Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.”
So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”
Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. 1 Kings 18:41-45 NKJV
In tough times you need the supreme confidence that comes from the word of faith.
JOSHUA – By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. Heb 11:30 NKJV
Joshua had spent many years as Moshe’s assistant. Then one day the big guy gets promoted to Heaven, and guess who is left in charge? Joshua. The RHEMA he needed, and got, was, as you can imagine, spectacular! Here is the whole word…
“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them — the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh 1:1-9 NKJV
That RHEMA sustained Joshua for the rest of his life. That RHEMA brought about all the miracles, all the successes that you read about under the ministry of Joshua.
Now, how do you get RHEMA words like these, that give you faith for miracles? First of all, all these in chapter eleven demonstrated that they were bond slaves of the Lord God, even Rahab the gentile, to the greatest possible extent. They kept their eyes on the Master, and when the RHEMA words came, they received them into their hearts, and held them fast. The RHEMA words imparted nourishing supernatural faith. When that faith was fully received, they released it with a command or decree, calling the miracle down from Heaven, bringing Heaven to earth.
You can do the same thing. Give yourself unreservedly to the Lord Jesus. Keep your eyes on Him, looking for His comments and instructions. RHEMA words will come, releasing faith for power and miracles, dear one. You can do this! Love you!
Remember dear ones, we must be about our Father’s business…