The future is now – by faith

Pastor Dwain Faith

Restoration comes through the forceful use of your faith against all that appears

Isaiah 46:9  “Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,  10  Declaring the end from the beginning And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;  11  Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

I’ve had the Lord speak to me and in His speech declare a reality that contradicted the present with a word.

He might say, “this is the year”

He might say, “you are healed”

When he says this it appears that you are not healed

When he says this it appears to you that this is not the year.

And then after he says it, it can continue to look like a complete contradiction to what he said.

When Ruckins came to the church in January of 2010, both he and Che Ahn spoke prophetically over the church.

They said, Your warfare is over.

You are in a new season.

Your enemies are subdued.

You have entered into victory.

We are entering into a time of rest and victory.

So I have chosen to believe the prophets and the prophetic WORD – against what it looks like in the natural realm.

2 Chronicles 20: 20  And they rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God, and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”

So actually when Ruckins and Che spoke the word, we were entering into a season of victory and rest, but it was not yet, but had to be spoken and announced (in the now form) for the future to become the now.

When the word was spoken over us in January, the word was ahead of us.

The word was a precursor was sent to accomplish, it was sent to bring a result.

God calls those things that are not as though they are.

Romans 4: 17  (as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the sight of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

A Word from God is released to give you a new measure of Grace

A Word from God is released to break something that’s stood against you

A Word from God is released out of His good plans and intentions for you.

Jeremiah 29:11

A Word might be released ahead of struggles, because you need something to hang on to.

And something else can happen when a prophetic Word is released over your life…

When a prophetic word is released, persecution can come due to the content of the Word.  When the Word was hidden with God, so was God’s intention for you.   Now Satan knows God’s plan for you.

Satan hears the Word over your life and rises up to circumvent that word – and get you to disbelieve the Word.

Matthew 13:20  “And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy;  21  yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.  (Luke says a time of temptation Luke 8:13)

If he can get you to contradict God’s word, look at the wind and the waves, then you can miss the thing that God was releasing.

Matthew 14:29  And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  30  But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”  31  And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said^ to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

So… when you have a word from God, or a Word becomes alive to you;  Believe the prophets and prosper and don’t believe negative  circumstances can prevail.

Believe the prophet, the prophetic word, or what God has said.

Isaiah 46:9  “Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,  10  Declaring the end from the beginning And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;  11  Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Declaring the end from the beginning

This is the principle of the Law of Faith and the law of Reciprocity.

The Word of God must be sown into the present realm as if it is now, in order to become present in the future realm.

You must say what you desire now, as if you have it, so that when you arrive in the future you will have growing the thing that you declared now.

This because the Word of God is a sure thing.  It is a fixed thing.  It is also incorruptible seed.  It is also on a higher plane than the natural realm and the natural realm is subject to the Word of God.  So, the fixed- secure- unalterable – higher – seed will alter circumstances and bear fruit after it’s own likeness.

Words spoken in faith are spiritual seeds that create after their own kind.

…Hope is a positive expectation of a potential result.

…Hope has a picture of what could be if all goes well.

…Hope is an imagination of a good thing that could come to pass.

Faith is framing your hope into words of confident declaration, because you have an assurance that what you hope for belongs to you now, even though it does not appear.

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

3  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. NASB

3  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. NIV

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 3  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. KJV

Most of us;  as Christians, operate in the realm of hope, not the realm of Faith.

We don’t operate out of assurance, confidence.

Evidence:    5287. hupostasis, hoop-os’-tas-is; from a comp. of G5259 and G2476; a setting under (support), i.e. (fig.) concr. essence, or abstr. assurance (obj. or subj.):–confidence, confident, person, substance.

If your faith, your attitude and your words always put your hope into the future, then you have not entered into faith.

If your faith, your attitude and your words always put your hope into the future, then the future will never be able to manifest your hope.

If your words are hope they do not contain the substance of the future.

Unswerving faith, unshakable faith, assurance of owner ship is the seed of tangible things hoped for.

This is where DNA is released, DNA that will produce after it’s own kind.

Faith speech is the DNA to bring forth the things that are hoped for.

Luke 8:11 the seed is the Word of God

Isaiah 55: 10  “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;  11  So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.  12  “For you will go out with joy, And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  13  “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”

Let the poor say, “I am rich”

But I’m not rich.  That would be lying.

To bring forth the God result, you must become convinced that your hope is the will of God, then release that faith for each area for which we have need and for each area of need we have been given promises from God