29 June 2008

Faith that delivers.

Published in the Pentecostal Evangel, June 21, 1941.

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.”

Without faith it is impossible to please God. He that cometh to God must believe that God is. Believe also that He is able to work out His plan in your life. He will work mightily through you, if you believe. Great possibilites are within your reach if you dare to believe.

Evil spirits can have no more control, if I believe that God is, that He is living and active; and I do. I know I am free from all the powers of darkness, free from all the powers of evil, and it is a wonderful thing to be free. Christ said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Because you are free you step into the liberty of freed men and claim the possessions of God.

This is the dispensation of the Holy Ghost. It is 33 years since God filled me with the Holy Ghost. The fire burned in my bosom then and it is still burning, producing more activity for God than 33 years ago. The Holy Spirit is not played out.

God is waiting for people who dare to believe, and when you believe all things are possible.

Only believe, only believe;

All things are possible, only believe.

Only believe, only believe;

All things are possible, only believe.

God wants to sweep away all unbelief from your heart and for you to dare to believe His Word. It is the Word of the Spirit. If you allow anything to come in between you and the Word, it will poison your whole system, and you will have no hope. One bit of unbelief against that Word is poison. It is like the devil putting a spear into you. The Word of Life is the breath of heaven, the quickening power by which your very life is changed, and you begin to bear the image of the heavenly.

A young man in South Africa, who was dying of consumption, read my book, “Ever-Increasing Faith.” He was saved and then God healed him. This young man grew so in the knowledge of God that he was made a pastor. When I arrived in South Africa, five years ago, he came up to me like a son to a father, and said, “If you like, I will go with you all the way over South Africa.” He bought the best car for the job. If you go to South Africa you must have a car to go through the ploughed fields, one that will jump the hedges, jump in the river and jump out again. That young man drove us 5,000 miles through all the territories, right among the Zulus, and God took us through everything. Talk about life, why this is overcoming life.

When I arrived in Capetown a man was there whose deathly face was filled with the very devil’s manifestation of cancer. I said to the people, “There is a man in the place suffering with a tremendous thing. He does not know I am talking about him at all. You can have the choice. If you desire me to deliver that man, so that he can enjoy the meeting, I will go down in the name of the Lord and deliver him, or I will preach.” They said, “Come down.” I went down and the people saw what God can do, saw that man shouting, raving, for he was like a man that was intoxicated. He was shouting, “I am free! I have been bound.” It was a wonderful thing to see that man changed.

One man after laying out $4,500 upon his wife for operation after operation, year by year, brought her helpless to the the meeting. I went to her and said, “Look here, this is the greatest opportunity of your life. I will give an altar call tonight. There will be fifty people come up, and when you see them loosed, you believe, and you, will be loosed like them, and then we shall have a testimony from you.” They came and my hands were laid upon them in the name of the Lord. I said, “Testify,” and they testified. This woman saw their faces, and when all these people were through I said, “Do you believe?” She said, “I cannot help but believe.” There is something in the manifestation of faith. I laid hands upon her in the name of Jesus and the power af God went right through her. I said, “In the name of Jesus, arise and walk.” An impossibility? If you do not venture, you remain ordinary as long as you live. If you dare the impossible then God will abundantly do far above all you ask or think. As if a cannon had blown her up, she rose. I thought her husband would go mad with joy and excitement because he saw his wife mightily moved by the power of God and made free. She was in the first meeting afterwards to glorify God.

The divine plan is so much greater than all human thought. When we are willing to yield to His sovereign will, when we have no reserve, how wonderful God is, always willing to open the door till our whole life is filled with the fragrance of heaven. Jesus is the substance and fullness of the divine nature, and He dwells in our hearts. Oh, this wonderful, fascinating Jesus! What a wonderful Jesus we have! Something about Him kindles fire in the darkest place. Something about our Lord makes all darkness light. When we have Him we have more than we can speak about or think about. God’s Son can set the world ablaze and bring heaven right into the place where we live. Dare to believe God, and nothing shall be impossible to you.

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Apostle of Faith

  1. “First the blade…”
  2. An helpmeet for him.
  3. “Then the ear…”
  4. Endued from on high.
  5. After receiving the Baptism.
  6. The ministry of healing.
  7. In labors more abundant.
  8. Miracles in Australia and New Zealand.
  9. Visits to Switzerland and Sweden.

Ever Increasing Faith

  1. Have faith in God. (12/22)
  2. Deliverance to the captives. (2/23)
  3. The power of the name. (1/23)

Faith That Prevails

  1. The faith that comes from God. (9/22)
  2. Like precious faith. (10/14/22)


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