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Your Faith Is Your Answer! by E. Davenport October 27, 2012

You have a need to get an answer.  It is done as long as you have gone before God in faith which is believing He can make it happen.  The good news is He can.  The bad news is that the forces of hell will try to convince you that the situation is hopeless!   DON’T FALL FOR THAT!

I talk with people all over the world and I’ve been able to never categorize people’s faith.  You just can’t tell by where a person lives or for that matter goes to church.   So often, it doesn’t even matter what profession people are in.  For many faith people have faith for others and on certain occasions, if one is not careful…one can become convinced that their own personal circumstance is the exception!  It isn’t that is a fact.

You have to first know that the Father loves you.  I’ve heard a lot of people reject this and some of them are in leadership positions.  It’s possible…probable that because of this…they may not teach on it and masses of people may not realize this.

THIS TEACHING IS CRITICAL!   You see, unless we know how much the Father loves us…we won’t know that if we don’t give up and hold on to our believing…we can have what we need!  You see it was DONE the minute we asked for it…but we wait for it to be seen.

Faith is believing that God the Creator of the universe who left us an instruction manual on how to live this life (the Bible) meant everything that He said in the Book Of Promises…(the Bible).   That’s step one.  God promises that nothing is impossible.  That He will deliver you from the hands of the destroyer…that He has delivered you from the power of darkness…nut the hardest part of faith is for people to BELIEVE that this is true.  And that is only part of the story.

The answer has been given to you.  God has told you what to do.  The bible says don’t hear the word alone.  That is not enough.  You have to do what it says.  It says:  Believe it.  It says:  Speak it over yourself.  It says:  Meditate upon it.  It says: Praise God.  It says:  Don’t stop praying.  IT says:  Be patient.  It says a lot, but you will never know if you do not seek the answers.  They all point to the cross!   I know it!

 

Hebrews 11:1

King James Version (KJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Luke 17:6

6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like  mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.

Mark 5:34

34 And He said to her, “Daughter, ayour faith has 1made you well; bgo in peace and be healed of your caffliction.”

 

20 And He * said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, aif you have faith 1the size of ba mustard seed, you will say to cthis mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and dnothing will be impossible to you.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5: 7(NKJV)

And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5: 15

This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3: 2(NKJV)

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10: 17(NKJV)

 

So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2: 5

 

Psalms 40:1-3

I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him.

 

Psalms 34:17-19

Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help, and saves him out of all his troubles. The Lord is close to those whose heart is breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles – he has them, too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.

 

Psalms 32:7-9

You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory. I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. Don’t be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line!

 

 

 

 

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The Real Deal On The Holy Spirit! by Elaine Davenport Sunday, August 31, 2008

I hope that you’ll just let me be real for a few minutes. I was not raised to know much about the Holy Spirit or as some say: “The Holy Ghost.” Though certainly, I was comfortable with the idea of the Holy Trinity.

Jesus loves us so much!

As a teenager; I attended church with my grandmother. I was under the impression that The Holy Ghost only came on very emotional people. It seemed like he only came in church services and only to a very few. After a while, the people came back to normal. That was my take on it. I never wanted The Holy Ghost under those circumstances. The people passed out, lost their hats and wigs, messed up their hair and worse off everybody in the whole church knew it. That was at the Baptist Church that we attended. Other than that, I loved the service.

I was literally raised in two churches and in my mom’s Lutheran church they called him The Holy Spirit and the services were always quiet and without incident though I will say that there was just as much of an anointing in that church as my grandmother’s church. (just in a different way)

Now, some years later; I attend a non denominational church in which the bible is taught and faith is known and spoken. Faith speaks…I’ve come to know more about The Holy Spirit. While many may come to call him The Holy Ghost; I call him the Holy Spirit and I’ll explain why. It just comes natural to me. Jesus prayed to the Father and asked Him to send us The Holy Spirit and God granted his petition.

Listen to this:

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John 14:16-17 (King James Version)

16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Now Look At The Amplified Bible explanation:

John 14:16-17 (Amplified Bible)

16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever–

17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

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WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

He’s:

Counselor,

Helper,

Intercessor,

Advocate,

Strengthener,

and Standby

He’s a real person and God sent Him to live on the inside of me to talk to me, guide me, lead me, to meet my needs and to bring my Words into action. I need the Holy Ghost; but it wasn’t until I began to really study the Word of God that I began to understand. I’d love to talk more about my journey with The Holy Spirit for indeed it has been so beautiful that I’d rather not ever be without Him …ever. I look forward to speaking on this subject a lot more.

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ARTICLE OF INTEREST: DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

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The Great Exam (A short story) by Elaine Davenport

A certain young man wanted to attend the Number One school in the world. IN ORDER TO DO THIS, HE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A MAJOR TEST. His success could only be assured, if he passed it. Failure was not an option. He had prepared himself all of his life according to the best of his ability; in every way that he knew how for this situation. There had been glitches and schisms in the past but TO HIS KNOWLEDGE, it had all been corrected! He was taught by great men and women, who taught him the way that they had been taught. As time progressed, more and more new truths were revealed to him and he perfected and redirected himself. He was a complete book worm, a true student of the law that had been presented to him. It was the way of his fathers.

He had great memorization skills; second to none. He possessed a photogenic memory if you will. He also had a network of friends who thought like him, had the same goals and objectives. They believed in their cause so greatly and they were so dedicated that it became a lifestyle for them. Right or wrong, they were often misunderstood and in some cases, they were understood even better than they knew themselves.

There came a time when they as individuals had to take a great test. As a group; they were very powerful and very focused. They even had great strategy to attack this major exam and be a success. They had to be perfect in every way when they took this exam and they knew it. There would be no room for error, there could be no margins for failure. They diagnosed everything around them from their group perspective of identifying situations. They felt no need to assess things from any other angle or vantage point. Theirs was the way and they were sure.

There was a very minor flaw and it would show itself strong at a very inopportune time. Whether that would be critical or not would be determined by the test results.

The day of the test came and they were pleased to announce that they had studied and rested. They knew in advance that a select group would pass the test. Though their numbers were off, they were correct in thinking that it would be just a percentage of all who took the test.

According to their calculations only those who were a part of their group could take the test and pass it. Their calculations also showed that even after that; only one in 41 of them would pass it. They had retained many many facts. The preparation for this exam for them had taken a lifetime. They knew Reading, Spelling, Writing, Mathematics, Logistics, Science, The Solar System. Statistics, enough about most subjects that they deemed necessary. More importantly theyt knew the letter of the law. That surely would count for much. They had a guide book and had even studied it well and picked the things they deemed most important based on what they were taught.

Let me say that what they knew was far more detailed than what the average person knew.
On the day of the test, they were surprised to see so many people there who were not of their discipline. In fact, as they looked around they saw that EVERYBODY was there to take the same test. It was crowded but surely there was electricity and excitement in the air!

In a distant room, they heard screaming and crying and they heard laughter and joy, all at different times.

They took the test and all seemed well in their hearts. They were truly sincere. The test was graded on the spot for each of them as they turned in their answers and went before the review board.

I’d love to make this story sound lovely at this point and tell you that they passed, but that would be a lie. They were never taught comprehension to mix with all of their facts that were taught to them. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 3: 15

They had never ventured to rightly divide the Word of Truth for themselves.

So, though they had the facts, they didn’t have them all and when asked to lay them out, they could not nor were they able to explain in a sensible way what the facts meant.

AS A RESULT, THEY WERE NOT ADMITTED TO THE TOP SCHOOL.

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the light. No man comes to the Father but by me. “

I cannot stand by and say nothing …

I am trusting God that this letter will not fall on deaf ears for it is a letter of love, a seed to be watered and it will reap a harvest! All is well.

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Will you pass the test?

Today you may find yourself tested in some small or big way Yes, it will be a test of faith. How will you handle it? Will you recognize it? It may be in your communications, your thoughts, your actions; but in some covert or overt way you will be tested in your faith. Plan to pass the test. Be confident, yet be humble, be strong, yet be loving. Be ready to speak words of wisdom; yet be wise! Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! Be ready…you can do this!