In regard to being sensitive to how others ‘take’ what we say; we need to recognize…- ‘since deception makes you think you are something you are not’ – the Holy Spirit, who IS love, must ‘definitely’ be a disturbance in other peoples lives. I’m never concerned about that because in this life we say what we hear the Spirit saying, and know He is reaching His objective. SO.. when we know someone says they ‘believe,’ but do not “speak faith” …- we address that. And we too will be a disturbance in others lives as the Lord uses us.
Faith is a language of the Spirit we learn. It’s the language of God. It is from another dimension; the invisible. The faith that speaks is generated in us by Christ; The Invisible One.
Abraham believed and it was counted as righteousness unto him. So Abraham’s believing was real faith. It was the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not see. We can learn this language of faith directly by God’s revelation to Abraham. It’s recorded in Romans 4:13-25. It’s telling us that Abraham ‘caught on’ to how God operates. It says Abraham saw in God’s promise that God called those things that be not as though they were!
Abraham copied God’s method, and with everything out of Abraham’s reach physically, against hope, he believed! And Abraham was credited by God – God’s-substance! It is the evidence that is in the promise. Abraham had his son! The promise was as good as the boy! And being not weak in faith, Abraham considered NOT his own body dead when it was about 100 years old, neither the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
Now we do the same thing! Abraham is the ‘father of our faith.’ Abraham gave us this pattern. Abraham teaches us the ‘know-how’ of faith. He learned how to operate in faith. SO it says, Abraham being fully persuaded that what God promised, He was able also to perform. In other words this is a sure thing! And he said so! For 25 years he said so. Do you suppose he got some persecution? Or do you suppose they made fun of him? You see his name got change when he got faith. Names back then truly meant certain things to others, and Abraham means “I’m a daddy!”
Now this is the language of the Spirit of God. It operates on a higher level than rational or reason, and it has nothing to do with ‘sense-knowledge!’ It requires a leap into a different form of operation than we are accustom to at first. But we soon learn we are in union with God, who CANNOT LIE!Unionmeans we co-operate with God in the way He does things.
Unionputs life in gear for us. Union is the required positive / negative connection for operation with God. The ‘whole’ of life is union with God as us. We operate in this life by the faith of God. It’s HIS FAITH! Let us make sure our union is with Christ. This negative / positive connection is how things happen AS we speak the language of faith.
Nancy Fitzpatrick Gilmore ©