Pastor Ron Baker

Now Faith Is The Substance

Of Things Hoped For

. . .the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  Hebrews 11:1-3

we have the choice to believe that God is in control, and good things are going to happen in our lives, or, we can go through life worried, negative, Nervous, and expecting the worst. Each day, Our minds are bombarded to allow the negative to control our thoughts.  yet, we have a choice.  we can cast them down, or ponder them in our minds (which, by the way, magnifies them).  learn how to turn on your faith and turn off  your fear. When we Activate faith by refusing to think one moment of the why, the how, the when, etc., we are Removing fear.

I have often heard people say the following:  

“I’m afraid I’m going to get laid off.” 
"I’m afraid my marriage is not going to last.”
"I’m afraid for my children.”
"I’m afraid This old car is going to quit any day.”
In the garden of Eden, for the first time ever voiced, Adam and Eve said, “I was afraid, and Hid Myself.”

You may not realize it, but when you speak negatively you are activating fear instead of faith.  fear and faith have something in common:  they both ask us to believe something is going to happen that we cannot see.  

fear says, “that pain in your head is the same thing your grandmother died from, it’s gonna be the end of you.” 

faith says, “that pain is not permanent, it’s only temporary.”  

fear says, “ The economy is bad, you’re going to lose your job.”

faith says, “God is supplying all of my family's needs.”  

whatever you meditate on is what is going to take root, grow, and produce fruit in your life. 

if you dwell on fearful things all day, They Will Become Like a CD playing again and again in your mind. then, You are the one  giving that negative thought a right to become a reality.

Job 3:25 (NIV)  What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.

fear is using your faith in the wrong direction. Your faith will take you forward. 

your fears will take you backward. your faith will take you upward.

Your fear will take you downward. your faith will work negatively just as well as it will work positively.  

just as faith can bring in good things, fear can bring in negative things.  

when you go around worried, expecting the worst, it’s like you’re inviting those feelings into your life.  

“I’m afraid I’m going to get the flu.”you just invited the flu into your body  

“I’m afraid I might get laid off.” you just invited a layoff in your future.

Now, turn negative faith around By quit inviting defeat, sin, disease, sickness, sadness, and start inviting victory, health, deliverance, and happiness into your life.  

Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”  use your faith in the right direction.  

fear will try to dominate your thought life.  if you allow it,  fear will keep you awake at night.   fear, worry, negative thinking is not just a bad habit, dwelling on fear allows the negative to become a reality. when you agree with fear, you are giving what you’re fearing the right to come to pass.

Faith principles are true even in the negative; when the enemy puts a thought in your mind, if you agree, then your agreement is what gives it the power to come to pass.  

if you don’t agree with the negative, however, you are turning your faith around in the right direction. 

2 Timothy 1:7  (YLT) for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.