Faith…

The Lord has been speaking to me about faith…

He has been telling me that He wants me to live by faith and not by sight…

He has been explaining to me the importance of living by faith and not by human effort…

He has been explaining to me that I can achieve nothing that will aid Him in His work on earth via human effort…

He has been showing me that there is nothing that I can do to establish the Kingdom of God on earth in the hearts of men, women, boys and girls via human effort…

Only faith will establish the Kingdom of God on earth in the hearts of men, women, boys and girls…

Only faith will move mountains…

Only faith will speak to that mountain, “Be thou removed and cast into the sea!”…

Only faith will speak to principalities and powers in the Name of Jesus Christ and command them to be removed…

Only faith will break down strongholds, only faith will loose the prisoners…

Only faith will release the blessing…

The blessing of God onto the lives of the Church of the Living God…

The blessing of God is that we experience a relationship with God wherein we know Him with no veil or wall or division or separation between ourselves and our God…

Where we know Him as He is…

Where we experience Him as He is…

Where we see Him as He is…

Where we understand Him as He is…

Where we know Him as He is…

This is our calling as the children and Church of the Living God, as the Bride of Christ, to know our Bridegroom, to know our Father and to know our Brother – for Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren…

We are the Church of the Living God, called out by God Himself, for His own glory and goodness…

Set apart, anointed with the Holy Spirit and sent out into all the world to preach the gospel to all mankind…

We are anointed, we are appointed and we are called…

We are sent out to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom…

The Gospel of the Kingdom that God is calling people into a relationship with Himself where He dwells in our hearts and gives us what only He can give us – His presence within us…

We are called into a relationship with God where He owns us and controls us and uses us for His glory…

Where we have no say in what we do or say or in anything else which happens to us but we just come into the presence of God and enjoy Him for who He is…

We come into the presence of God in our own hearts in our own quiet meditation and prayer before the Lord and seek His Face…

We are called to seek His Face and to seek His Face continually…

The Lord Jesus set the Lord continually before Him, He lived His life on earth coming into the Lord’s presence and the result of His time in the Lord’s presence was what we call His “ministry”…

As Paul and Barnabus were “ministering to the Lord with prayer and fasting” the Holy Spirit spoke and said, “Set apart… for the work which I have called them to do”…

As we wait before the Lord coming into His presence and ministering to Him by us just “being there”, He will send us out to accomplish the work which He has called us to do…

But our ministry is to the Lord…

This is what the Lord has shown me…

My ministry is to Him…

To seek Him with all my heart is my ministry to Him…

To be found by Him is His promise to me when I seek Him with all my heart…

Last night in prayer the Lord specifically told me, “Do not strive in my presence”…

It was the most powerful thing the Lord has ever told me…

What He is saying to me is “Rest in My Presence, I do not want you to strive in your relationship with Me”…

I was so set free…

It is an affront to God and it was a rebuke to me to hear the Lord say, “Do not strive in My presence”, a loving and yet authoritative rebuke, for us to think that we can achieve anything in His presence…

We are only there because He has led us there…

We are not there because we thought of it ourselves…

We are there because He led us there and had things which He wanted to reveal to us…

What gives us the right to strive in His presence?

What do we think we will achieve by doing this?

I was rebuked but greatly encouraged to receive from the Lord what He gives in His presence…

To pray what He gives me to pray in His presence…

And to proclaim what He gives me to proclaim in His presence…

He told me specifically this afternoon that my call is to “come into His presence”…

That is my call…

As I seek Him with all my heart I will be found by Him…

As I seek Him with all my heart I will be found by Him and He will open the floodgates of heaven to me in the spirit (the spiritual realm) and pour out such a blessing that I have no comprehension or capacity to understand or fathom what He will do…

Everything will be provided for me – not only the physical things which I need to live and move and have my being – but everything I need for life and godliness through my knowledge of Him who called me by His own excellence and goodness (as the scripture says)…

No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly…

His faith – scripture tells us of Abraham (the father of all who believe) – was credited to him as righteousness…

Our faith is credited to us – whether we are Jews or Gentiles (just like Abraham was a Gentile, i.e. uncircumcised, when he believed) – as the scripture tells us – as righteousness…

And no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly…

As we walk in faith, trusting what God has and is – through His word and through His Spirit – saying to us, no good thing will be withheld from us…

We are overcomers through our faith…

We walk by faith and not by sight…

We live by faith…

Without faith it is impossible to please God…

We are saved by faith…

We are under a curse if we trust in flesh and do not make the Lord our trust…

God resists the proud and it is the proud who refuse to trust God…

We can either trust ourselves or we can trust God…

We can either walk in stress and in anxiety and in worry and in fear and thus in “control” or we can lay down our burdens at the foot of the cross and walk in humility by surrendering to let the Lord look after us and thus walk in faith (Help me Jesus to do this)…

In the path of faith is peace…

In the path of faith is rest…

In the path of faith is being misunderstood (even by those nearest and dearest to us)…

In the path of faith is being “hated by all men on account of Me”…

In the path of faith is certain persecution from the world as the life of faith is diametrically opposed to the ways of the world (who do not know God or His ways, His way of faith)…

And yet the way of faith is the path of peace and enduring happiness…

In His presence is “joy unspeakable and full of glory”, He will fill us with “joy in His presence and eternal pleasures at His Right Hand”, He will be a shield to us and a strong tower from the enemy, He will not let our foot stumble, He will establish us and bring us to Zion where we will behold His Face in righteousness – as the scripture tells us…

We have no choice as children of the Living God but to live by faith…

If we do not live by faith we oppose ourselves and the Holy Spirit within us will not allow us to oppose ourselves for by opposing ourselves we are opposing His will and purpose for our lives…

As the scripture says, “The Lord will fulfil His purpose for me, Your love O Lord endures forever, Do not abandon the works of Your hands”…

The Lord will not allow us to oppose ourselves so He will work in us to remove pride from us so that we become people of humility just like His Dear Son was a Man of Humility…

He was meek and lowly of heart and He lived in rest…

He lived in perfect faith all the days of His life and He died in perfect faith – even when the Father forsoke Him on the cross…

He rose in perfect faith and ascended to the Right Hand of the Father in heaven in perfect faith…

He was, is and is still the Author and Perfector of our faith…

He is the Holy Son of the Living God and He is still God in human flesh…

He is “the Man in the Glory” as I heard a brother say in my younger days and He is our assurance that we will join Him in due season…

We live by faith not by sight…

We receive God’s provision by faith and not by sight…

We rest in the presence of God by faith and not by sight…

We lay our burdens down by faith and not by sight…

We trust God against insurmountable odds by faith and not by sight…

And by faith and not by sight we receive the promises…

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;

for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

(as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE.”

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;

yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,

and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.

Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,

but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.” 

Romans 4:13-25 (NASB)

In hope against hope he believed – as the scripture says…

O Praise You Father, Praise You Father…

Release Your anointing Father over Your Church to believe Your word and look up for their salvation draws nigh…

To look up to You and Your word…

To believe what You are speaking to them through Your Holy Spirit within them…

To understand the times in which we are living…

And to see that You are coming to be perfected in Your Body, Your Church, Your Bride in this generation…

You will come and You will not be silent…

You will come and You will save and You will deliver and You will establish righteousness in Your saints all across the world…

There will be righteousness in Your Church all across the world in this generation and You will do what You have not done since the day of Pentecost, You will visit Your Church, Your entire Church, all across the world with Your Holy Fire…

The Fire of the Anointing of Your Holy Spirit…

You will Baptise us with Your Holy Spirit and with Fire…

As on the Day of Pentecost, we will be Baptised with Your Holy Spirit and with Fire…

And we will go and do exploits – just as the Apostles did of old – in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…

We will go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptising them into the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything which Jesus commanded us…

And we will do this in the power of the Holy Spirit and through His Holy Fire burning within us…

The Fire of His Love towards the Father and towards the Lord Jesus Christ and the Fire of His Love towards His Church, the Bride of Christ, whom He is preparing for her Bridegroom…

Glorify Your Name in all the earth…

Be exalted God in all the earth…

Exalt Your Name in all the earth through Your Church in this chosen generation…

Give us the gift of faith to move mountains and to believe Your word which has been spoken to us in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen and Amen – So let it be…

 

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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One Response to Faith…

  1. New Jerusalem says:

    Awesome Truths! We have been taught much the same truth in much the same ways, I see. I have put articles out on forums about “Abiding in the Presence” “Living in the Holy of Holies” and have received many negative responses. God prepares the soil of our hearts in His own way.

    With much gratitude, New Jerusalem

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