Gebhardt Berndt – December JOY! Article
– by Gebhardt Berndt
Many believers today live in despondency, seeing little or zero results in their faith. For most, Christianity has become a routine, an experience, or an event with little results! Yet Christianity is the most exciting life experience – each day holds new victories! Hallelujah! You were not created to be normal; in every human heart beats the nature of God that whispers “it is possible”! We know this to be true; every believer has the need within themselves to see the supernatural power of God at work in their lives. The supernatural power of God simply implies the ability of God manifested on earth through the agent of man. As Jesus prayed, “Let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done as it is in heaven let it be so on earth” – Matthew 6:9-10.
This reveals God has a heart’s desire to see heaven manifest in the here and now. As Scripture declares “Now Faith is . . .” – Hebrews 11:1. Faith is not a futuristic dream or principle, nor is faith an intellectual precept – faith is a spiritual force by which you can see God manifesting His heart in your life! Faith is now! What does this mean? It simply implies that the Lord wants you to have a now attitude. A faith attitude, “now faith is”! When we look at Scripture we see that Jesus did not send away one person that approached Him with a tomorrow mentality or response. Each person received their healing, breakthrough, or deliverance immediately! We cannot settle for things Jesus died for, that would be an insult to God. Jesus died for your healing, do not settle for sickness. Jesus died for your peace, do not settle for anxiety, fear, or depression. Jesus died so that you may be blessed, do not settle for poverty! Faith is now! Take your portion today!
JOY! Magazine (December 2017)