For we walk by faith, not by sight. - In these eight words the apostle Paul is giving us great insight how to operate in faith and he is saying to be successful in the kingdom of God, because you have to walk by faith and not by what you see in the natural. We all have the power of God, the Holy Spirit abiding on the inside of us, ever present to empower the things that we say in faith, but the pressures of the natural realm are continually working against your faith and your confession.
Believing is a choice and we have to become like children in regards to believing because children will believe whatever their parents tell them and that’s why it is so important what we tell our kids. My favorite thing to do with my children was before they went to sleep was to tell them a bible story about men and women of faith. Believing is not hard, it is just a choice.
The anointing of the Holy Spirit has amazing qualities which is well beyond natural things or abilities. The anointing that you receive from Him abides in you and that same anointing teaches you concerning all things. So, when you realise this, you can begin to exercise your faith and ask the Holy Spirit to teach and instruct you regarding the issue or yoke that is hindering you.
A burden on your shoulder is a weight designed by Satan to make you toil and to slow you down so that you can’t run the race with endurance. A yoke is designed to lock you into the same day in, day out toil which cannot be broken naturally. The anointing that was upon Jesus was the ‘Burden Removing, Yoke Destroying, Power of God’ I have good news for you this morning, the Anointing Breaks the Yoke of sickness, disease, being broken hearted, poverty, debt and death. Your sickness is a yoke of bondage locking you to the curse which is designed to steal, kill and destroy. Not only did Jesus remove burdens and destroy yokes, He came with a different burden and a different yoke designed to empower us.
Fear is the enemy of faith and if you allow fear to dominate your thoughts, your faith will disappear. All fear is routed in the fear of death and the Lord tells us at least 365 times in the bible to “Fear not” or “don’t be afraid”— one “Fear not” for every day of the year!
Jesus wants you to have a story, to have a testimony of what He has done for you. One of the keys to moving in the Holy Spirit is telling someone, “Let me tell you what happened to me, let me tell you my story”. Ask them, “have you ever been healed?” People want to know someone they know who was healed. To receive a miracle, we have to get the seed of faith into our heart. So how do we do this? We do with our words.
Healing is a piece of heaven brought right down to the earth. In heaven there is no sickness there is no disease. Genesis 2:4-5, 8-9 (NKJV) 4 This is the history of the heavens…
The apostle Paul writes this like he is the race of his life or like he is climbing a mountain that most people would give up on. We must also understand that there are more that don’t want you to make, it compared to those who do. It is like the old TV game shows called “It’s a Knockout” & “Wipeout” where contestants would try to make it past obstacles and the opposition were there trying to distract them and knock them of course so that they would have to go back to the start again. There was the slowly rotating log above the water which may seem a challenge to many but when you add in the opposing team waiting to release their swinging “knock them off the pole” bags, only the contestants who could keep their cool and an eye on what the enemy was trying to do, would make it through. In real life it is exactly what our enemy the devil is always trying to do, and he does this by distracting us and knocking us of the course when we least expect it by hitting us with bags of sickness and disease, depression and discouragement. The more knocks we receive, the more discouraged and weaker we become and the more focus on yourself and less on Jesus, but Heb 12:2 says, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Now we know from Romans 10:17 which tells us how faith comes, It says: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. But there is a difference between hearing the word and knowing the Word. Faith comes to you by hearing, and hearing by the word, but there are people all around the world who hear the word of God every day who still have no faith or can't release faith. Also seeing something happen like a miracle will encourage your faith and give you hope, but it will not give you faith because the word does not say "faith comes by seeing".