Keeping Faith Alive (Part 1&2) By Dr Paul Enenche
DUNAMIS INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CENTRE (DIGC)
IMPARTATION SERVICE – DAY 14 – SUNDAY, 17TH JANUARY, 2021
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): LUKE 22:31-32; 2 TIMOTHY 4:7
MESSAGE TOPIC: KEEPING FAITH ALIVE (1&2)
BY: DR PAUL ENENCHE
SERVICE OBJECTIVE(S): Understanding the forces that keep faith alive
Faith is such a critical necessity to the child of God and so it must be kept alive and kept healthy at all times and at all cost
It must be prevented from failing
When faith fails, it is like a major organ in the body failing – it is like heart, lung or kidney failure
A major achievement of the Christian journey is the keeping of the faith
Keeping of the faith is necessary because a child of God depends on faith like the body depends on water to survive; faith is the oxygen of the spirit. When faith fails life is at risk (Luke 22:31-32)
Faith failure can be as disastrous to spiritual life as aircraft engine failure
WHAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF FAITH FAILURE?
- Life is in danger when faith fails (Hab. 2:4)
- Victory is never in view when faith fails (1John 5:4)
When faith fails, people swim and revel in defeat
- Salvation is at risk with faith failure (Eph. 2:8; Heb. 11:6)
When faith fails, people cease to believe that God is real
When faith fails, people become indifferent to God
B1. Faith is critical to life; it is a sustainer of life. When faith fails, life can end (Rom. 1:17)
B2. Faith is platform for victory; when faith fails life ends as casualty (1John 5:4)
B3. Faith is the strength of our salvation; when faith fails spirituality crashes (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 11:20)
WHAT ARE THE FORCES NEEDED TO KEEP FAITH ALIVE?
- The force of Light (John 1:1-5; Rom. 10:17; Acts 8:30-37)
This refers to insight in the Word
Light is relevant for keeping faith alive
Light is the fuel of faith
The reception of light equals the manifestation of faith
HOW DOES LIGHT BRING FAITH?
1a. Light brings understanding and understanding births faith (Acts 8:30-37)
Depth of light equals strength of faith
1b. Light dissolves the darkness of doubt and unbelief (John 1:5)
There are things you are afraid of now because of the absence of light
When the light comes, doubt is cleared, fear dies and unbelief disappears
1c. Light brings direction for faith action (Ps. 119:105; Luke 5:4-5; Ps. 119:18)
When light comes, you know the steps to take and moves to make to get the results you desire
Revelation determines conviction, conviction determines action, and action determines manifestation
When you take the right steps, you connect the right power
- The force of Sound (Num. 13:31-14:1; 1Sam. 17:11)
This refers to the power of what you hear
What you hear can either make or break your faith it can either build or ruin your faith
HOW DOES THE POWER OF SOUND AFFECT FAITH?
2a. What you hear determines what you can believe and it determines what you fear (Rom. 10:17; Deut. 13:11; 17:13)
What you hear can either build your faith or groom your fear
2b. What you hear transmits the spirit in the sound into your life because every sound has a spirit (John 6:63)
Every sound has a spirit – if it is the Spirit of God it births faith but if it is the spirit of the devil, it brings only destruction
2c. Hearing is gateway to understanding (Matt. 13:13)
To keep your faith alive, you must be selective with what you allow into your ears
- The force of the right mindset (2Kings 4:9-11; Luke 5:5; Prov. 23:7; Luke 1:45)
Mindset is not just thought, mindset is settled thinking, established opinion, concluded thinking
Your present location is not your final destination!
If you need your faith to be alive, you need a positive mindset
There is no limit of time, space and matter if it is with God
THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT MINDSET/MENTALITY:
3a. Mentality sets the limit on destiny (Prov. 23:7)
3b. Mentality determines possibility (Prov. 23:7; Luke 1:45)
3c. Mentality is the determinant of reality
It doesn’t matter where you have come from in the world, if you don’t know God, you are at the back
Your mindset sets your destiny; you must set and reset your mind with Scripture
- The force of the Spirit (2Cor. 4:13; 2Tim. 1:6-7; 2Tim. 1:12; 1Cor. 2:9-10; Jude 1:20)
The Spirit of God is the Spirit of faith (2Cor. 4:13)
The Spirit of God is also the Spirit of boldness and audacity (2Tim. 1:6-7)
Jesus had the Spirit without measure and so he had audacity beyond words
HOW DOES THE SPIRIT OF GOD HELP YOUR FAITH?
4a. The Holy Spirit illuminates Scriptures and ushers the saint into depths of light that fuel the strength of faith (1Cor. 2:9-10)
It is not possible to be spirit-filled and be doubt filled at the same time
4b. The Holy Spirit uses the Scriptures to construct faith in the heart of the child of God (Jude 1:20)
4c. The Holy Spirit makes both God and His Word believable (Rom. 5:5; 1Cor. 13:7)
- The force of the picture (Hab. 2:1; Jer. 2:31; Gen. 13:14-15; 15:5-6; Heb. 11:27)
Faith is both fed and fuelled by spiritual sight or picture
God speaks in words but expects man to see the pictures of the speech by the power of the Spirit
The Word of the Lord can be seen (Jer. 2:31)
Abraham the father of faith was a father of pictures (Gen. 13:14-15; 15:5-6)
Vision assists conviction, the picture assists the persuasion
Seeing the invisible makes it easy to believe the impossible and the incredible
God is saying something, what are you seeing from what God is saying?
What man cannot see, God cannot give – that is the law of spiritual reception
WHAT IS THE POWER OF PICTURE?
5a. You can’t doubt it if you can see it (John 4:48)
It is only difficult to believe if your mind can’t catch it
If you can perceive it mentality, you can receive it physically
5b. Pictures are the language of the Spirit (Joel 2:28)
5c. Once you see well, God is in a hurry for performance (Jer. 1:11-12)
- The force of thought (Prov. 23:7; Matt. 9:1-8; Luke 11:14-18; Eph. 3:20; Matt. 9:20-21; Deut. 15:9; Luke 12:17; Num. 14:28)
This is what comes into the mind from time to time
Thought can either confirm and empower faith or counter and disempower your faith
Positive optimistic thoughts confirm and empower faith but negative and pessimistic thoughts confound, counter and disempower faith
Your thought is either confirming or nullifying your faith
Thought is a form of speech; it is inner speech
Your thinking is as clear to God as your speaking (Eph. 3:20)
For some people your outer speech is nullified by your inner speaking (thought)
Thinking is speaking
HOW DOES THOUGHT AFFECT FAITH?
6a. Until you have control over your thoughts you have no control over your faith; your faith is linked to your thought
6b. Until the mind is renewed life is never upgraded (Rom. 12:1-2)
6c. God does not only hear and answer words, He hears and answers thoughts (Eph. 3:20)
6d. The right thought provokes the Voice of the Spirit (Acts 10:19)
- The force of Testimony (Luke 1:36-38; 1Sam. 17:32-37)
Testimonies are boosters of faith
HOW DO TESTIMONIES AFFECT FAITH?
7a. Testimonies destroy doubt and provoke belief (2Thess. 1:6-10)
Testimonies impart easy believability
7b. Testimonies brings understanding and understanding undergirds faith (Ps. 119:99, 144)
7c. Testimonies bring counsel and guidance and that helps you to take action (Ps. 119:24)
- The force of the right company (Acts 4:13; 2Tim. 1:5; Judg. 7:17)
The company you keep has a lot to do with the faith in your heart
You can’t be the friend of the doubting doubter and be a believing believer
Who you hang around depends what hangs on you or what can hang on your life
Be careful who you hang around
HOW DOES THE RIGHT COMPANY AFFECT FAITH?
8a. Association determines assimilation and impartation
8b. Company determines belief and mindset (Prov. 13:20)
8c. Association affects action (Judg. 7:17)
You dare alike
Father, thank You for Your Word to me today. To You be all the glory Lord, in Jesus’ name.
Father, open my eyes to see Light out of Scripture, open my ears to hear the right sound, help me with a change of mindset, and give me an overflow of the Spirit for a change of story, in Jesus’ Name.
Father, I have come before You today and I receive the grace to shift to another level in faith on the basis of Your Word. Thank You Lord, in Jesus’ Name!
Father, thank You Lord for answered prayers. To You be all the glory Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
- Impartation of the Spirit of faith; the communication of your releases, recoveries and replications
- Every spirit of premature death or of infirmity, by reason of the Blood of Jesus, I decree they are flushed out of your system!
- Whatever you are trusting God for, for releases, recoveries and replications, the God who turned a barren lake into a fruitful body of water (in Luke 5), will do it for you in Jesus’ Name!
- Your releases, recoveries and replications are hereby released now!
- Whatever you are trusting God for, I declare it is done!
- I prophesy the spirit of wisdom and revelation and the spirit of understanding of the word of God that will shift your faith to the next level!
- Every negative thing in your spirit that has ever corrupted your mindset and thought pattern, today, by the Blood of Jesus, I declare them deleted!
- Every negative limiting mindset is collapsing now!
- God will give you a testimony that will pull down every Goliath around you
- God will give you a testimony that will change your story
- God is going to give you a testimony that will confirm to those around you God is real!
- This year, your speed will amaze you!
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