12/18/06 – The Law of Faith by Pastor Emmanuel Eyim-Danquah, photos

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Law of Faith by Pastor Emmanuel Eyim-Danquah

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Pastor Emmanuel Eyim-Danquah,
Christian Restoration Ministries Intl.
19255 NE 3rd Avenue
Miami, Fl. 33169

(305) 655-1923  

After a period of praise and worship, Pastor Danquah got up to speak. Before speaking he had us sing:

You are Alpha and Omega
We worship You oh Lord.
You are worthy to be praised!

Then he spoke on the law of faith.

Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

We need to apply the law of faith in our lives. First we need to understand the law, then apply it.

There are set laws in our land, and when you break the law, it breaks you. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. In the same way, there are spiritual laws that God set into motion. Our ignorance of the spiritual laws will not change their truth.

The law of faith helps us do three things: 1) walk with God; 2) receive from God; and 3) have victory in our life. If you do not apply the law of faith it will either break you or destroy you. The law of faith allows you to operate in the Holy Ghost.

We don’t see the laws in the physical, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Pastor Danquah asked us how many hours a day are there? 24  How many days in a week? 7
How many weeks in a year? 52. We must daily walk by faith and not by sight 24/7.

If you fail to breathe you will die. As a Christian, if we fail to walk by faith, we do ourselves great harm. We cause our own harm. Christians like to blame the devil for their problems, but often the problem is not the devil, but our lack of faith. The Lord will help us today to walk by faith and not by sight.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

There are no limits to our desire if what I desire is within the Will of God. You must believe. If you believe, you will receive, but it may be later that you receive it in the physical. This is not just desire, you can believe for salvation, health, prosperity, but not for your desire to have someone elses’ wife/husband. When what we desire is in line with good and God’s word, when we believe we will receive.

There is a difference between believing and faith. After we believe, we must act in faith. People fail to act in faith. Belief requires action in faith.

Pastor Danquah asked if we could believe he was standing in the pulpit on a blue carpet. We said, “Yes, for we can see you.” He said that seeing is not believing – you believe for what you do not see in the physical. Once you see something in the physical it has manifested and you don’t need to believe for it.

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

Pastor Danquah said, “NOW faith IS.” It is not now faith was, or now faith will be. Faith is NOW. Belief and hope are for things in the future. Believing God did or will do something keeps postponing the miracles. The future is NOW. Do not procrastinate. Tonight is the night that God will do for you what you are asking. Believe you receive now, and you will receive in the realm of the Spirit. You will receive it in the Spirit before you see it in the physical.

Mark 11:24, whatsoever things you ask for, believe that you receive, and you will have them.

No matter how hard or difficult the situation seems to our senses, we still believe God for miracles. With out faith we fall down. In order for what we are believing for to occur, we have to rise up and act in faith for it.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Pastor Danquah said, “Anything that follows impossible…is impossible.” If we believe something is impossible, it will be. Faith is an important ingredient in life. We are spirits who live in a body and have a soul. We first receive from God in our spirit, then it becomes manifest in the physical.

God’s hand is stretched for to give to us, but we have to stretch out our hands to God to receive. If we do not stretch out to God to receive, will will not receive from Him.

Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible) NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, 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].

It is not a struggle when we capture the revelation of faith. The law of faith works, because the Bible and scripture promises are not broken.

Notice, that in the Amplified Bible it mentions that it is a title deed. The property belongs to you. When you put down your money and receive a piece of paper that is the Title Deed, you know that that property belongs to you. The Bible promises are our title deeds. These promises belong to us and we claim them in faith.

When your faith is connected to God, you have a miracle.

It does not take a ton of faith to have a miracle, just enough faith the size of a mustard seed. We don’t need apple sized faith, just mustard seed sized faith to be released. When we ask in faith for something and we don’t see it manifested in the physical, we still need to keep the faith for it. Do not pay attention to the circumstances. Sometimes when we walk by faith, forces try to prevent us from having our faith realized by creating circumstances that seem to make what we are believing for impossible. But hold fast to your confession of faith, for you have received what God has promised in the Spirit, even if it is not manifested in the physical yet.

Pastor Danquah commented that he noticed we have more faith in our chair or bed than we have in God. After singing, when Pastor Don told us to sit down, we all sat without checking to see if the chair was behind us or if it was in good repair.

He then told us that God will never disappoint us, he wants us to have a higher level of relationship with Him, and we can only gain that with the law of faith, and a release of our faith. He mentioned that when we give by faith to mention our seed.

We have to walk by faith, not by our senses. In fact when faith is operating we are out of our senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) and we are in the Spiritual sense. Faith is the sixth sense.

Often people will try to talk us out of our faith, say that it won’t work, that we aren’t being logical. Then when we step out in faith all hell breaks loose. We still give, we still believe what the scriptures promise, even when our senses tell us otherwise.

We will not see the proof of our faith until we have acted in faith. Pastor Danquah told us that what we are trusting God for is already done. God knows our needs and has already provided. What God says He will do, He will do. It’s a law. We can put our confidence in God. For God, even our biggest needs are not a big deal. We can put our faith in Him. Have the conviction of the reality of the things we don’t yet see with our senses. The devil can’t take conviction out of our spirit. It is done, even if circumstances do not seem to bear it out.

If our heart is right for God, we won’t be moved by what we see, feel or hear. If our heart is right with God, God will provide, and He will help our development and elevation spiritually.

Note, it says that faith comes by HEARING it did not say READING. Pastor Danquah suggested getting the Bible on tape towe hear our voices speak the Word. Just like the Words that Jesus spoke are spirit and life, so are the Words of God that we speak, spirit and life. God created the world by speaking – before He spoke, nothing was in existence and when God said the words, then creation was formed, and the angels wondered. The Words we speak affect our Spirit. Remember, we are a Spirit who lives in a body and has a soul (mind, will, emotions).

When we speak words, our Spirit listens, and it is transferred to our spirit. When the Spirit and faith generated combine, a miracle occurs.

The gift of a miracle is always preceded by a gift of faith.

Pastor Danquah told of a miracle crusade in Africa where there was a threat of rain. In his Spirit (and he was a young Christian at the time, and ready to believe God at His word), he got the impression to speak out against the rain. The pastors at the crusade were hiding out under covering when the downpour occurred, and Pastor Danquah, because of the Word of faith he had received in his Spirit, spoke out against the rain, and it stopped, so the crusade could continue.

When the word of faith is lifted up, a miracle occurs.

When Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel and told that God picked her to bear the Christ, she asked, “How can this be?” The angel explained it to her.

When we are told something seemingly impossible by a Word of faith, we should not turn to our pastor or others and ask “How can this be?” We need to ask the “how” question of God, for God can work in ways we can’t always conceive of in our senses.

When Peter was told to walk on the water, he stepped out in faith, he did not puzzle out how, he just obeyed Jesus.

Go and act on what God has told you and then you will see the Hand of God in your situation. You will not see God  in the situation until you have taken a step in faith.

So often we get a Word from God and then sit back and wait for Him to do something about that Word. We have it wrong. God is waiting for us to take that first step, then He will rush in to meet us. We have to take a step of faith. If we only stay in the area of “I believe all things are possible” without taking that step of faith, we will not see the thing manifest. Faith is an action. Faith is Now, not tomorrow.

Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or power. All things were created through Him and for Him.

We don’t see what is in the invisible world, but the invisible is more real than the visible. What we see in the visible world comes out of the invisible. Because you don’t see something does not mean that it isn’t there.

The laws were set before God made Adam. For example, the law of gravity was in existence for thousands of years before Newton “discovered” it. Aerodynamics laws were in existence before Adam, but only recently discovered by man. Everything that we see now and that will happen in the future is already in existence.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

God already has the end planned out. He knows the end from the beginning, he knows our life, our business, our children, our wives, our husbands. He just needs to make the invisible visible.

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

We need to act in the same way God acted in creation, to speak things He wanted to see. We too need to speak what we desire.

Romans 4:17 as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations.” in the presence of Him whom he believed–God who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.

When we begin to declare and release by faith, there is no end to what God is able to do. The Bible tells us that the power of life and death is in the tongue. Whatever we desire, we speak. We will have what we say, if we speak words of doubt and unbelief miracles will not happen, if we speak words of faith, God will hear and respond.

Pastor Danquah also pointed out that often people wait for a word of propheccy from some big-named speaker like Benny Hinn, etc. But we do not have to wait for a speaker to come into our area to gain our blessing, we just need to listen to God and act on faith for what God has told us.

God will hear us, as we speak His word to Him. He is no respecter of persons, He will do for us, and others without partiality.

We want to live our lives by faith, to trust God. God cares and when we walk in faith, and release faith, we are open for the power of God to work in our lives, and His glory will shine forth.

Embrace the miracle in the Spirit, catch the miracle right here and now. Nothing is impossible for God. With God all things are possible.

Whatever you desire when you pray, believe that you receive, and you will receive.

When we declare God’s Word and then we don’t see the result, it could be a test of our faith, when things don’t appear to happen in the physical, still believe His Word, don’t get discouraged, just keep believing God, and you will have what you are seeking.

God does not deal with partial faith, He works permanent change. And He gives exceedingly and abundantly more than we can imagine.

Believe, have faith, and step out in faith.

After we heard this talk, Pastor Danquah blessed us an many healings and blessings flowed. Afterwards, Pastor Don had us gather around Pastor Danquah and pray for him, as he had shared so much with us.

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Have a blessed night.

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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