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Faith 2
April 16, 2016      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons

Sam gives the second installment on his series about Faith.



Faith 2: Getting into a Faith-Position to Receive

Reminder: Last week we articulated that:
1. Faith is the substantiation of the substance hoped for and not seen. 
Heb. 11:1-  Now faith is [the] substantiating of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen.

2. Faith happens in a place where creative miracles are needed.
Heb. 11:3- By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.

This week we want to look at the “position of faith”. 

The fatih that receives from and pleases God is not just a belief in the head but rather a movement of the heart and body. 

True faith that is produced from the revelation of God’s word is put into a position to receive from God when it physically gets into a faith-position. 

Luke 8:40-56
Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus's Daughter

40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus' feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.

As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians,[e] she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter[f] said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!”46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler's house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.

The substance in the woman heart was that Jesus had the power to heal. But even knowing this, she stays sick.
The faith-position of pressing through to touch the hem of his garment allowed her to receive the substance of his healing power. 

Step #1 is for us to have a heart revelation about the Presence and Promise of God: (his word).
Step #2 is for us to then move out in faith-action in order to activate and receive the power of God into our physical experience from the invisible Spirit realm. 

The questions are: 1. What heart revelation about Jesus do you have?
                               2. And, what faith position are you moving into from that heart revelation that will allow the power of God to manifest into your situation?

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