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I’ve been ministering on living with intentionality being deliberate and purposeful when it comes to finding and fulfilling your purpose. The Spirit has moved me to talk about the way of faith as we diligently seek to fulfill God’s purposes in this new season.

This is the “day of the saints”—the age of the priesthood of all believers, not centered on one superstar “man or woman of God,” but on the entire body of Christ being mobilized to do the work of Christ in the world.  Romans 4:16 reads, “The promise depends on faith so that it can be experienced as a grace-gift, and now it extends to all the descendants of Abraham. This promise is not only meant for those who obey the law, but also to those who enter into the faith of Abraham, the father of us all.” (Romans 4:16 TPT)

As believers we have entered into the faith of Abraham through our profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:23 encourages every believer to hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering for God is faithful to keep every promise.

Profess; Profession

Profess” means literally “to own before,” hence, to make open or public announcement; it occurs only once in the Old Testament as the translation of naghadh, “to put before,” often “to tell,” “to show,” “to declare” (Deuteronomy 26:3); in the New Testament it is the translation of homologeo, “to speak or say together in common,” “to assent,” “to confess publicly”. [1]

I love to look up the meaning of words because they help to give a clearer understanding of what the Holy Spirit is revealing through the Scriptures.  We show forth,  profess or confess publicly our faith with without wavering when stand on the promises of God’s Word. The call to stand firm is repeated many times throughout the Bible.

Throughout this journey of faith, even as I’m writing this post, I have had to stand firm on the promises of God, protected against the onslaught of Satan’s demonic forces that come to kill, steal and destroy my destiny and personal faith challenges that test my faith. (Ephesians 6:11-13)

The most difficult things in life that come to us are to our advantage when you live by faith. When we come to the place of impossibilities, it is the place for us to see the the possibilities of God, for with God all things are possible. Any thing is possible if a person believes. (Matthew 19:26; Mark 9:23)

God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you to accomplish His purposes. (Ephesians 3:20)

God can so excite us with new life that nothing ordinary or small will satisfy us after that. There is a place for us in God, in the Spirit where we won’t be satisfied with small things. I recall a time when the Lord said to me,  “You never ask for big things,” Now, whenever I pray fo big or small things I have full assurance that what I pray for according to His will is going to follow in His appointed time.

God has declared a new way through the blood of Jesus for us to enter the most holy place—in the heavenly realm—boldly and with no hesitation. He has dedicated a new, life-giving way for us to approach God. That is the way of faith. We can come closer to God and approach Him with an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from Him. Our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out. (Ephesians 10:19-21 TPT) I love that nothing can separate me from His love!  Even in the midst of chaos and confusion, we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps His promises. (Ephesians 10:23)

We must come to the place where we will not allow anything to interfere with the plan of God. The Word of God must have first place in your life. At any time we begin to doubt the Word of God, from that moment we have ceased to thrive spiritually and passionately. James tells us “Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive. For the ambivalent person believes one minute and doubts the next. Being undecided makes you become like the rough seas driven and tossed by the wind. You’re up one minute and tossed down the next. When you are half-hearted and wavering it leaves you unstable. Can you really expect to receive anything from the Lord when you’re in that condition?” (James 1:6-8 TPT)

We are not only to read the Word.  We must receive it in our heart for it to become life within us. Psalm 119:11 encourages the believer to hide the Word in their heart. “I consider your prophecies to be my greatest treasure, and I memorize them and write them on my heart to keep me from committing sin’s treason against you.” As we receive the Word, we will never be the same!

Accept and believe it! Let the faith of God be in you!” (Mark 11:22 TPT)

Blessings,

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Endnotes:

1. PROFESS; PROFESSION, https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/profess-profession/

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