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Although finding yourself between a rock and a hard place is uncomfortable (nobody likes being squeezed) it is the perfect time to develop your faith. Two years ago, I found myself needing a certain amount of money to resolve a pressing matter. Strapped for the extra cash, the only recourse was withdrawing the funds from an account that stipulates a 30-day wait. However, I needed the money within 72 hours. Read on to uncover what transpired. You will be encouraged to grow in faith too.
I prayed for uncommon favor.
I needed God to manage the transfer on my behalf with no delay. With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27).
After talking to God about what I needed, I received it by faith. Then, I got radical.
I saturated myself in the Word around the clock.
While working, I listened to teachings on faith. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Developing my faith was the major objective. No television, surfing the Internet, or talking on the telephone.
One of he teachings expounded on the law of increase. And he said unto them, "Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given" (Mark 4:24). The more attention and importance I gave to what the Word said, the more I received.
At that point, I understood why Jesus emphasized the significance of the parable of the sower - a seed unlocks everything in the kingdom.
Nonetheless, I played the mp3's on my laptop during the night. Two things occurred:
1. The Word was planted in my heart. 2. The Word changed the atmosphere.
Here are the links to the teachings:
What is Uncommon Faith?
In addition to watching the videos, you can download the broadcast notes (PDFs) for free.
I examined my words.
At the same time, I only said what I desired. "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:24).
Jesus said it, and I believed it. For that purpose, I determined to only say what I wanted to come to pass. Equally important, I refrained from sharing this faith project with anyone.
I talked to the mountain.
If my mind strayed , I exclaimed: "Father, I thank you for your favor that surrounds me like a shield (Psalm 5:12). It produces supernatural increase, increased finances, increased assets, greater victory, honor, restoration, recognition, prominence, promotion, preferential treatment, petitions granted, changes in laws, policies, rules and regulations, and battles won that I don’t have to fight." In fact, I proclaimed it before going to bed and upon awakening.
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I made a withdrawal from my heavenly account.
Another teaching provided insight on how to make a withdrawal from your heavenly account.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account (Philippians 4:17). Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: (Matthew 6:19-20).
Please note that you cannot make a withdrawal without making a deposit. My account was in good standing because I tithe and sow.
I called things that be not as though they were.
Finally, I talked to my checking account. Faith calls things that be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). Jesus talked to dead things and dead people! My account needed to rise like Lazarus. Jesus said, "Lazarus, come forth" (John 11:43). Likewise, I looked at my bank card and shouted, "Money come forth."
For two days, I immersed myself in the Word. Moreover, each day I had a dream. The first night, I saw stacks of quarters around the room. Upon awakening, I recorded the information in my journal. On the second night, I saw more stacks of quarters around the room.
Both dreams signaled increase. I was prompted to call the bank. When the automated voice announced my balance, I could have jumped through the phone -the exact amount was deposited on the previous day.
Contrary to the policies, rules, and regulations, the transaction was processed in 2 days not 30 (without penalty). Glory to God!
The Lessons Learned
In short, faith is now not later, so take it. You must act like you have it to get it. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
Moreover, God is pleased when you believe. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6).
Our Prayer Together
Thank you for the Word, and thank you for teachers of faith. Please forgive me for the times I stood in fear, worry, and doubt. Going forward, help me to look to Jesus. I understand that growing in faith is a command. And, I am willing to be obedient. In Jesus' name I pray- Amen.
Do you need to accept Jesus as your personal Savior?
Thank you for your love. I receive Jesus as my Lord and my Savior. Jesus come into my heart. Fill my life with your love and with your faith. Do something special with my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.