How Do You Get Faith?

Many people have their own opinions on how to get faith to believe the promises of God. Some think that tests and troubles build faith, but if that were true, everyone that I know would be a faith giant!

The scripture in Romans 10:17 says:

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Does that mean that if you hear a scripture it will automatically happen? What if you hear it many times? There are preachers that teach that repeated hearing is all that it takes to get faith. Well, you could hear a scripture a million times in a language that you don't understand, and it won't do a bit of good.

Obviously, it doesn't work that way, so what's wrong with the way we've been taught. What does the scripture mean?

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." A literal translation of that verse would be:

Faith comes when you understand, and that understanding comes by a revelation from God.

The word "hearing" in the scripture verse means to hear with an understanding. Have you ever said, or heard anyone (maybe your parents) say, "Do you hear what I'm saying to you?" If you have the physical ability to hear, then that question sounds a bit foolish, especially when your parent wouldn't normally have been talking softly.
What did they mean then? They meant "Do you understand me (and the results of disobedience)?"

Now, that scripture verse makes more sense. You get faith when God reveals His Word (Promises) to your heart. When it sinks in, you have a trust that comes and you have the faith to believe that God will keep His promise. Until you develop that trust, you won't believe the promise.

You will need to cultivate a trusting relationship with God if you ever expect to be able to believe His promises. This can be especially hard for people with trust issues. Understanding that God loves you can be hard for people with love and self-worth issues. Building a relationship with God must be your primary goal; seek His face and heart, not His hand. Jesus said to seek God's Kingdom and His righteousness first, and everything else He has will be given to you!

God wants to have a loving, personal relationship with you! He is not harsh and cruel like some people make Him out to be! Like many others, I grew up hearing, "God's gonna get you for that!" It took me a very long time to learn that Jesus already took all punishment for sin on the cross! But, the old performance programming still tries to surface, and it brings guilt and condemnation.

Sin is no longer an issue. Jesus became sin so that we could become the righteousness of God! The only sin that will cause you to go to eternal punishment is rejecting Jesus and what He did for you! Once you accept Him, the only "sins" that you can commit are by not walking in love because God IS Love! Jesus said to love God, and love your neighbor as yourself. That doesn't mean to hate yourself!

If you love God, you won't want to do anything that would hurt Him or separate you from His presence. If you love others, you won't want to harm or disrespect them. If you love yourself, you will treat yourself the way that God would want. You're His child (if you have accepted your adoption through Christ), not His whipping post! Being Love, He doesn't mistreat and abuse His children! He pours out His super-abundant love on them!

When you start to believe that God isn't out to get you, that He doesn't hate you (even if He doesn't approve of some of your actions), it will be easier to begin to trust in that Love. Once you can trust, you won't be afraid of receiving everything your loving Father desires to give you (and He wants to give you more than you can ask or even think to ask!).

The only thing that stops you from receiving is YOU!

The Enemy Is Not Happy!

On August 5, 2017, I posted this comment on another blog:

I had studied Quantum Theory before becoming a Christian, and afterward God got into detail about how He created all things from light, how sound changes light frequencies into matter, and the 180 degree frequency shift that happened at the fall of man. The realm of God is not connected to this physical realm anymore, otherwise His presence would completely nullify the inverted frequency of the natural realm.

His presence can only be brought through special ways, such as the Ark of the Covenant in the OT, and now through Born-Again, Spirit-Filled believers. We function as power transformers to conduct His power through us, transforming it in a way to be able to work miracles. Our power is from the Holy Spirit.

New agers, wiccans, and even satanists use the natural power of this realm to their own purposes and ends. They may try to claim that some is white magic, but it is all the same: that which is common to man.



Within a few hours after posting it, I came under such a demonic attack that I had lost all hope, and almost committed suicide! The dark side is not happy, and things will be getting much worse for them.

The enemy knows his time is running short!

Leading Angels

Back in the early 90's, I had my first experience in leading angels into spiritual combat.

I was at work, and I knew that there was a lot of demonic activity there. At lunch time, I was in my car reading about angels (I think it was Charles Capps' book, but I don't remember for sure). I got the idea that as a child of God, I could bring angels into the building to stop the demonic works.

I called out to the angels and led them in a charge against the enemy. I felt them follow me, then rush past into the fight. I was aware of a swirling of dark and light over each person there, and the rest of the night, there was a peace there. No profanity, no crude sexual comments or jokes, no anger, just an unusual peace.

The enemy retaliated, and soon after that, I lost my job there. I was so happy to get out of that place! Then, they actually did something that they have never done before, they paid me a few weeks severance, and all my unused vacation and medical leave. The bookkeeper tried to argue with the owner, saying that they couldn't do that, but he told her to shut up and get my money!

My mission there was finished, and it was time to move along.

The Millennial Reign of Christ

There are many Christians waiting for the Rapture and Jesus Triumphant Return when the Millennial Reign will begin.

Well, the wait is over! There is no Rapture, and Jesus' Reign began when the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost! The Old Testament was completely passed away in 70 AD, and the fullness of the New has come!

We're the ones that are supposed to be making the world, "On Earth as it is in Heaven." Stop waiting for Jesus to do everything for you! He has given us the power and authority to do it in His Name. He has given us His Spirit with which He empowered us to do it. Get out and do it already!

Steve Jobs said that we're here to put a dent in the universe. I'm not here to put a dent in it, I'm here to remake it!

Sticking A Penny To The Wall By Faith

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, in a mainstream denomination, or stuck in the Baptist belt of the South, you may have heard a lot of talk about the phenomena of sticking coins and other objects to the wall by faith.

There has been a lot of vicious criticism about it, and even accusations that it is all from the devil! (Some people really need to stop worshiping the devil by giving him all the credit for everything! He has no power to do anything anymore, so just stop honoring him for things he can't do!)

I just recently heard about it, and I was curious. I had never tried it, and wasn't sure about whether it was real or not, but I'm a believer, not a doubter. If other Christians could do it, then there is no reason that I couldn't, right? After all, God is no respecter of persons, and if He does it for one then we all qualify.

So, on April 4, 2017, I stuck a penny to the wall by faith!

A few days before that, I tried to do it and it didn't work. (I later found out that the reason that I failed was that I put my hand under it to catch it if the penny didn't stick. You can't try to have faith and act on doubts. Don't be double minded!)

This time, I dropped a penny out of my pants pocket, and I heard Jesus' voice saying, "Stick it to the wall." I thought of my previous failure, and almost didn't do it. But, I did what He said, and it stuck!

I tried it again a few days later, and it didn't work. I asked Him why, and He told me that I was playing games, and trying to put faith in my faith to stick it to the wall. It worked when I listened to Him, not when I decided to just do it to play games.

Faith is believing what the Lord says, and doing it. It is not about parlor tricks or other foolish displays. If He doesn't tell you to do something, either in person, or in His Word, then you may just be acting on presumption, not by faith.

Loving The World?

One night I was talking with the Lord, and I told Him that I hated this world and all of its problems and junk.

He said that I needed to love the world. I argued with Him about the love of the world being sin, bringing up the scripture in 1 John 2:15 - 17:

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.


But, He brought up John 3:16 - 17:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.


He said that I needed to love if I am to fulfill my call and destiny. The same would hold true for anyone following God's will for their lives. We can't do it without Him and His power, and everything He does is done by Love.

If you think you know your purpose on Earth, and it doesn't involve Love, then you missed it! If it's from God, it will involve Love.


Did Paul Go To Heaven?

We have been taught for years that the Apostle Paul went to Heaven (or the Third Heaven), but did he really go himself, or was he talking about someone else?

2 Corinthians 12:1-5 says,

1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.



To me, it sounds like he is talking about someone else. Look at verse 5,

Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

He will glory of that man, but not himself? Thar sounds very contradictory to me. Either he was talking about someone else, or he had multiple personality disorder.

I personally believe that he was talking about the Apostle John, when John went to Heaven, and then wrote the Book of Revelation! I know that some futurists want to believe that John was talking about the distant future (our time), but in the light of reality, that fable doesn't make sense (or as they say in the South, "That dog just won't hunt.").

Most of what John was talking about was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. We are in the "Millennial Reign of Christ" right now, and the resurrection and final judgement is still to come.

Everything else that fearful Christians worry about has passed. It's time to start living like the World Overcomers that we are!