Corresponding Action

Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible (AMP) 1. Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The word substance in the original Greek meaning means ground or confidence. Faith is Confidence. Confirmation the title deed of Gods plan for your life.

Do you know what a title deed is? If your car title has your name on it what does it mean?

When a person lacks confidence, he lacks the necessary tools to be a winner. Faith is confidence.

If there is an area Satan will attack constantly in the life of a Christian, it is the area of your confidence, or assurance in God’s Word, to affect you to that Gods Word is not the confirming Word for the things that you do in your life. Faith is assurance, confidence, the confirmation or title deed.

If you lack confidence you lack the necessary tools to be a winner. What you don’t have in confidence you will never have in reality. Do not be moved by what is happening in your life or your loved ones, be moved by what the Word says about it.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith comes out of the Word. The faith that is your confidence grows out of the Word like corn grows out of corn seed. If you do not have corn seed, you will never have corn.

You have seed because you planted it in your heart and meditated and speak it, not because Pastor Pete or Kevin told you have it. Don’t get all excited because your pastor tells you that you have the victory, hes just telling you there’s a bag of seed sitting in your barn. It will never produce the results if it’s not planted in your heart.

If you don’t have the Word of God (incorruptible) you will not have what it says. The word is called incorruptible seed because it will never fail. The Word of God is seed that will always produce. Without the Word, you cannot have Faith, just like without corn seed you cannot have corn.

No Word = No Faith Little Word = Little Faith Much Word = Much Faith

Let’s say you go to the doctor and you get diagnosed with cancer, what do you do?

Go to the Word and get your faith for healing. What does it say about healing? Don’t go by what I’m telling you it says about healing, you need to go get that seed for yourself. You take that bible in your hands, open it, look it up, read it out loud, meditate on it, and get that faith for yourself. That bible is not a book of rules, it’s a bag of seed. You can grow whatever you need in life from that book.

If you believe, don’t just say you believe. Go to the bag and get you some seed to grow what YOU need. Without the Word on healing you cannot get faith to be healed because faith to be healed grows out of the Word. So your failure to engage the Word, will be your failure to obtain faith. You gotta do more than just believe. Go to the bag, get some seed and grow what you need. Without the word on healing you cannot possibly get the faith that you need to be healed. You can’t just go by what your pastor tells you. 

You won’t have faith. You will just be a religious person in the hospital saying I believe I believe while you’re dying. Nothing is gonna grow just because you sit there and say, well I believe. It takes more than just belief. The bible says even the demons believe and they tremble. You must engage the word that covers your situation if you’re ever gonna get the faith to deal with that situation.

Proverbs 4:20 (KJV) 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Keep the word before your eyes. In your mouth. Ears. What’s happening when you’re doing that? Your developing confidence. Assurance.

How can can tell in some people when the word is not before their eyes?

If you don’t keep the word before your eyes how do you develop confidence in it? If you’re not willing to go to the word, get the seed, you’re just fooling yourself. There will be no results. You can shout and holler and be hoping and praying and results will not come. It’s like a farmer who wants corn and has a bag of corn seed in the barn. He can sit all day long and no corn will ever grow.

Faith is acting out in the word of God that you believe. As we keep the word before our eyes and speaking it, faith will require some type of corresponding action the problem is that we have employed the wrong type of actions.

Faith and belief are 2 things. Both are required. People are being destroyed every day saying “I believe” and there defeated, dying of sickness, no job, problems with marriage.

Story of man with water. What he believes is true. He still died because he never drank the water. Many people can believe all day and it will do nothing for them because they never take action. Faith is acting out on what you believe.

The right actions must be taken on the word. Wrong actions will throw you off and you will end up questioning God and wondering why it didn’t work. Correspond means to harmonize, match.

What is an example of taking the wrong corresponding action in what you think is faith?

James 2:14-17, 26 14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[d] works, and I will show you my faith by my[e] works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?[f] 

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Here we have a brother or sister, naked and hungry. Can faith by itself profit them? You show me your faith without works and I’ll show you my faith with works. When you show your faith with no action its useless.

Mark 4:26 26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed (Word) on the ground (your heart) 

You have a garden. The word is seed that is cast in your heart.

How do you cast the Word of God into the ground and take care of it?

The bible says the tongue is like a ready writer (pen) and to write the word in the tablets of your heart.

When you speak out loud, that is a corresponding action. And in many cases that’s the only corresponding action that you can do. Open your mouth and declare the Word. You get it in your heart by speaking it. You need to read it to speak it, and you hear it. This leads to the ground of your heart.

When you plant the seed of God’s word, at that point, you must be committed to farming the seed. When a farmer plants, he makes sure to water it, weed it out, protect it from insects, etc. We must do the same thing with the Word.

Guard your heart, for out of it flows the issues of life. That’s the result of the words you put into it. When you spend time farming the word, that seed becomes more real to you than anything else. It’s developed. Don’t be a spiritual lazy person. Spiritual lazy people don’t have time for victory. They are too busy with life.

I think God said. Don’t say that if you don’t know if for sure God said. Don’t do something that God told someone else to do.

Hebrews 4 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,[a] not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

Us got profit, but those didn’t. Here is an example of many people hearing the word, and only those who mixed it with faith got profit, or results.

This is a big key. How do we mix the truth of the Word of God that we hear with faith? Don’t come to church and be only a hearer and not get no profit because we failed to mix it with faith. The ingredient for results is we gotta mix what we hear with faith.

Your tongue us the mixer. If you hear the word but fail to speak it, confess (agree) you have never added your agreement to what he said. You have to mx faith with what you heard. You got to go home and start saying what you heard in order to profit from what you heard. Have you ever confessed the Word?

My tongue is the mixer. Take what you hear and you SAY IT. That’s how you mix faith with the word. This is so simple.

I act out on my faith perfectly, in corresponding action.

Matthew 17 20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[d] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

If you have faith, your will SAY! You cannot believe without speaking and you cannot have faith without saying.

Faith has to be developed. You don’t read a scripture today and go fight with it tomorrow.