Is There Faith In Your Account?
by Barry Bennett
Is there faith in your account?
Some time ago, we purchased some new furniture. When it came time to pay the bill, I didn’t fall on my knees and beg the salesman to give me the furniture. I didn’t hand him my bank card in fear and trembling, not knowing if it would be accepted or not. When I purchased the furniture, I had complete faith that what my bank card represented was more than enough to accomplish the transaction.
We have faith when we spend the money we’ve earned. It is our money, and it will purchase a coffee if we desire, or it will pay the rent or it will buy new shoes if we want. Money will follow the desires of the one who possesses it. The one who has the money doesn’t think twice about his money being refused. He has authority over the money in his hand and can make it purchase what he wants.
The key to faith is to know who and what is under your authority.
Faith is not complicated when authority is established. Jesus referred to faith as a servant in Luke 17:6-9. When you have a revelation of your authority, you will speak and things will obey you. It is no big deal.
When you are unsure of your authority, you will speak and hope that something happens, or wait to see if anything happens. When you are unsure of your authority, you walk by sight, not by faith.
Our struggles with faith are really struggles with understanding our authority in Christ. Knowing that God can heal or God can deliver is not faith. What we know to be true in our minds does not mean that faith has been born in our hearts.
Faith, like money, responds to the knowledge of our authority.
I can’t spend your money, but I can spend mine because I know it is mine. When I understand that sickness, failure and loss are under my authority, I can walk in perfect faith and see those needs met. I know that God has provided and has given me authority to use His provision.
There is no lack in the Kingdom!
How much faith is in your account? As much as you can comprehend with your spirit! As we get a revelation of our authority in Christ, the God kind of faith in us leaps into action. Faith comes by hearing God’s Word (His covenant promises) in your spirit. When you know that you know you have money in the bank, you shop with no fear. When you know that you know His love and who you are in Christ, you receive healing, deliverance and provision while resting in Him. It is your inheritance!