Learning how to increase your faith

 

 

There is some important basic steps to being able to be used of the Lord to perform miracles from healing the sick to even raising the dead.Ifyou are serious and as a believer already should be, here are some starting points that will help you in increasing your faith:

 

  1. First and most important, be right with God.You can only be accepted into His kingdom through repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and the receiving of the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2:38.
  2. Fast and pray.Fasting involves not just going without food, but consecrating yourself to the Lord, not doing something like watching entertainment or appeasing the flesh in some other way.I do not recommend going without water.When it says regarding Jesus in Matthew 4:2: ďAnd when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.Ē , it never said He was thirsty.I am not saying to drinkA LOT of water but I also not recommending to do without it altogether.IMPORTANT!If you have a health condition, ALWAYS consult with your physician and your pastor before doing this.Be lead of the Lord but if you are assured your Pastor is being led of God, talk with the Pastor and if you doctor does not recommend you fast.DONíT unless God directs you.You assume the responsibility for knowing if it is the Lord and not just your own wishes.There is a whole Bible study on this that you need to do further research and be informed, not mislead.
  3. Be studied in the Word of God.Romans10:17(KJV) ď So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.ĒYou have to however take heed that you are hearing correctly and comprehending what is being said and read. This involves more than just reading your Bible, but researching it.I strongly recommend the Sunday School books that I use from Word Aflame Press, Teacherís Edition.You may have something similar.This is just one that I use that is very thorough, yet I still will do research on their studies to be convinced for myself what is being taught is Biblically correct.
  4. Seek the leading of the Lord.When praying ask the Lord to lead you and for His will to be guiding you.You need to seek His will, not your own.When the matter is personal, you may wish to plead with the Lord.Still, you have to have the humility to do as Jesus did when He was at the Garden of Gethsemane to say ďÖnot my will, but thine, be done.Ē (latter part of Luke 22:42).
  5. Ask the Lord to reveal areas of doubt in your life.Sometimes when someone is too close to a problem, they miss it.It takes being honest and be willing to accept advice and always strive to surrender your will to Christís.It isnít easy to do as the flesh which is oneís own worst enemy more than the devil, will fight and resist anything that is selfless and causes sacrifice.Still it is necessary.
  6. If your faith is growing, you will begin to notice it.If you DONíT react surprised when the Lord actually does something for you or someone else, that is a good indicator your faith is growing.

This just scratches the surface but has the basics to get you started on your road to increasing your faith.For more information, visit us:Hilltop Apostolic Community Church at 11455 Clayton Creek Rd. STE. E, next to Bikramís Yoga in Lower Lake California.Our phone is (707) 994-5966.

 

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