Ephesians 2:8 ESV
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”
Salvation (which includes healing, deliverance and prosperity) has been given to us by God’s grace; all we need to do to experience them is receive them by faith. So, are you ready for the secret to experiencing great miracle working faith? When I realized this great truth I broke through into a realm where I experienced more results than ever before.
The secret to having great miracle working faith is not holiness or Bible knowledge. It’s more profound than that. At the same time it’s more simple and takes all the pressure off you to perform or live up to some set of standards. Here goes… all you need to do is realize that faith isn’t something you need to get, and it isn’t something you can ask God for. You’ve already got it. Now don’t blow this off because it’s so simple. Read on.
This verse in Ephesians shows us that faith is not of our own doing (so relax, all the pressure is off) but rather it is a free gift from God. There is no lack of faith in the believer – there is only a lack of knowledge of what the believer has.
Romans 12:3 KJV (emphasis mine)
“God hath dealt to every man THE measure of faith”
Some translations say that you’ve been given “a” measure of faith, and many people conclude that we all have different measures of faith, but the idea this verse is trying to bring across is that we’ve all got the same amount of faith. God does not discriminate; He has given every believer the same amount of faith. You don’t need more faith, all you need is to discover what you have, and use it. “My people perish for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6) not because of a lack of faith.
Galatians 2:20 KJV (emphasis mine)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Paul did not say that he lived by faith in Jesus, but by the faith of Jesus. There’s a big difference. Yes, we need to believe in Jesus, but we’ll only get the results Jesus got if we use the faith Jesus had. Would you rather have wealth in a company, or the wealth ofa company? Most definitely the wealth OFa company – that’s much more valuable.
Philemon 1:6 KJV
“that the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
Believers around the world are begging God for more faith, begging for a healing or blessings not realizing that they’ve already got is. We’ve already been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Paul isn’t praying that Philemon will get something more from the Lord – because you cannot get anything more from God than you already have – he’s praying that Philemon’s faith would begin to work.
Is your faith working? Are you seeing results? We can all grow in this area. We can all experience more victory. Paul shares the key to activating your faith (that you already have), and it’s simply to “acknowledge every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus.”
The word “acknowledge” means “to admit or to recognize” You can only acknowledge or recognize something that exists; something that you have. We already have the faith of God, and it will begin to work when we acknowledge it.
You’ve got the same faith Jesus has, inside of you. You’ve got all the faith you’ll ever need. You just need to acknowledge it. Stop falsely acknowledging that you don’t have faith, or that you need more faith, and start acknowledging that you’ve got Jesus Christ’s faith in you! Stop acknowledging that you’re weak and powerless. Start acknowledging that because you’ve got Jesus’ faith in you and that you will see results when you pray, and you can do that same works He did and greater! (John 14:12)
SAY IT ALOUD: I recognize that I have all the faith I need. I recognize that I have the faith of Jesus in me and therefore my faith will accomplish much, my prayers will produce results and I will do the same works that Jesus did and greater. I am not weak and powerless. I can do all things because the Greater One lives in me. I recognize that by Jesus’ wounds I was healed, therefore I am healed. Any sickness in my body must leave now in Jesus’ Name! Amen!