Learning How to Believe


Written by Dr. Bob Allen:
I am like the little lady that said, I have prayed those healing scriptures until I am sick of them.

Matt 21:22 Jesus said “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing ye shall receive”. Really Bob, tell me about it? It certainly doesn’t seem to work that well for me.

Why do I hardly ever see it? Jesus said “all things”.

You can see and receive all that you can believe for.

The big word here is believing for it, you must know what faith looks like when you see it; open your spiritual eyes. Know Him, know Him, and then know Him.

What is real faith? It is faith that is born and empowered through a real relationship with the Master; you need to know Him like you know your spouse; you know what they will do.

Heb 11:1 says “now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen”. You must and understand The One that your hope is in, in order to expect results.

Remember Faith is what you hold on to, until the thing that you are praying for comes into your hands. Remember now, faith comes by hearing with your ear, and then hearing it again in your spirit; by getting it down deep enough to believe for it. In other words, to take a stand on it.

Faith starts working for us when we know how it works and what it is, and who we are in Christ Jesus. You must know what you can trust Him for.

And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you”.

You don’t need as much faith as you think; but you do need big love. Faith works by love. Faith is powered by love. God is love.

Well! Here is our big problem; we have more unbelief then we have faith, because our eyes see better than our spirit.

We only operate our faith with our spirit, but we order our steps, with our mind, our will, and our way; what our eyes see. We need real spirit faith, and power.

1Cor 2:14 ”But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. If you are not a Christian, you have already struck out when it comes to receiving from the Lord, by faith.

Let’s take a look at our basic way of getting faith. It comes from hearing the word of God, and out of that, you have to get power to move your mountain. But if you can believe what you read, Jesus said, “I give you power over all the power of the enemy, and in my name you can heal the sick, and cast out devils”. All things are possible if you can believe.

Let’s look at how easy it is to get unbelief. Do you see the preacher laying hands on the sick, or casting out devil? If he doesn’t have enough faith for it, you probably won’t either.

Mark 9: 17 “And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son which hath a dumb spirit“.

18 And wheresoever’s he takes him he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away, and I spoke to thy disciples that they should cast him out, and they could not.

19 He answered him and said, O faithless generation how long shall I be with you, how long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me” Jesus just doesn’t like little faith, and He expect more from you. They did not use the power He had giving them. Have you?

20 And they brought him unto Jesus: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

Mark 9:21 and he asked his father, how long is it ago since this came into him? And he said, of a child. (Note that)

22 And often times it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

23 Jesus said unto him, if thou can believe all things are possible to him that believeth”.

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears Lord I believe, help mine unbelief”; It’s always a battle.

Did you notice this demon entered this boy as a child? Or he was passed down through the sins of the father through the third and fourth generation. Make sure you use the power that God has given to you to protect your children. Plead the blood of Jesus over them, and break any generational curse that may come through the blood line. You have that power when the word of God passes through your lips. That is, if you are washed in the blood and can believe for it.

Exodus 34:7 God said “I Keep mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that I will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children unto the third and the fourth generation.” You become not guilty through accepting Jesus; but you still need to break the curse. You have probably heard this,”he is just like his old man”.

Notice the demon got into the child as a baby; I might add that this is how most homosexual demons get in to children today especially when the household is unstable, they are never born that way no more than a drunk is born a drunk. It is a deceiving spirit; also if the family is mighty in God, Satan will try anything to shut them down… Satan is a hater of God and therefore a hater of all things good and right. He doesn’t need a reason, don’t forget he only comes to kill, steal, and to destroy.

Mark 8:5 and when Jesus was entered into Capernaum there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

And Jesus said unto him, ”I will come and heal him”. The centurion answered and said, “Lord I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof, but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed; For I am a man under authority having soldiers under me: and I say to this one go, and he goes, and to another come, and he comes, and to my servant, do this and he does it”. The centurion saw and understood the authority that was in Jesus.

This Roman centurion says, “Just say the word only and my servant will be healed”. He had faith in the man, Christ Jesus. He knew that His words were superior word. He believe that what Jesus said was total truth, and powerful.

Jesus marveled. He said, to him, ”I have not found this kind of faith no not in all Israel. He said go your way and as you have believed so be it unto you”. His servant was healed. I think it took great faith at that time to believe that Jesus could heal his servant without even seeing the servant. The words of Jesus will also be superior, when flowing through your lips.

The word marvel is used several times in the New Testament, but Jesus only marveled twice: here at this man’s great faith, and in his own home town. Where it was said that He could do no mighty works because of their unbelief.

While Jesus was busy preaching to the Jews, the centurion stepped up and took what he needed, by faith.
I ask you friend when he looks at your faith what is he seeing
What can you believe for?
Can you trust him for your children?
Your health?
I ask you is he your healer, your joy, your rest, and your hope?
How about your finances?
Do you have peace that passes all understanding? Peace in the midst of the storm?
We are living in troubled times. He is our only hope and strength.

LUKE 17:5 the apostles said “Lord increase our faith”?

May I ask what are you doing to increase your faith? The word says faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Just how much are you taking in? The word says without faith it is impossible to please God. Can you please him yet?

The word Says, without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE.

So how do we get real, good, God pleasing faith? By hearing his voice. Jesus said, ”my word is spirit and it is life”. When you hear what he says in your spirit or by his word, it imparts spirit life into you. Your spirit begins to grow until it gets stronger than your natural man.

Your soul, which is your personality; owned and operated by the five senses will become spirit conscious. You say,” Bob how can I learn to believe, how can I know for sure; how can I even know Him enough to believe?” You must hear, and take in the things of Jesus more than you do the things of the world.

Joshua 1:8 “this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shall meditate therein day and night, then your way will be prosperous and you will have good success”. That, my friend is the big answer.

2 Pet1:2 ”Grace and peace are multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our lord”. What you know about Him should change your world. I have this Peace, and so can you.

Faith comes by hearing his word enough to believe him and you need a revelation of who he really is, and of his wonderful love for you.

John 3:16 “God so loved the world, (that’s really you) that He gave his son.” He put him to grief for you, but you will not believe how much He values you unless you hear it over and over again. Until you know that you are highly valued.

He doesn’t want you to perish. (spend eternity in hell)

He wants you to have eternal life that starts now. Ask Him to be your Savior today.

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