STAND-ALONE FAITH

STAND-ALONE FAITH
When we face circumstances believing what God’s Word says over what our feelings or the circumstances are saying, we need to know that faith does not need support in order to stand. We stand by faith in God’s Word (Romans 11:20; 2 Corinthians 1:24) and it is designed to be a stand-alone faith. Faith in God (Mark 11:22-24) is faith in God’s Word, not faith in our faith, others, or ourselves. Real faith requires no sign, sight, or feeling for support to believe; only God’s Word (John 20:29; 2 Corinthians 5:7). The Word is designed to be self-sustaining. One word is enough to cause you to endure hardship, stand in a storm, stay encouraged in a down time, or believe you’ve received your healing.

 

If you have a Word from God (a verse in the Bible you are believing) the Word assures you of the attention of God Jeremiah 1:12. If you are a Word-carrying Believer, you can never go down and slip out of His sight. God is alert to; is on the lookout for; watches over; is committed to; and married to His Word. It is the Word you are carrying that causes living life not to kill you.

 
God’s Word needs no support and can stand up even in the face of opposition Romans 3:3, 4 says, “For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged,” People’s lack of faith does not nullify or make of no effect the faithfulness or fidelity of God over His Word. Others unbelief will not neutralize God’s fidelity to you to honor His Word. He is committed to His Word. Their unbelief or their lack of support does not make the Word of no effect in your life; in fact, they can be in total disagreement to what God said.
The enemy tries to trick you to think you need others agreement for the Word to work. When we stand on the Word in faith we can be tempted to look for our friends support, validation, or for everyone to agree and believe in what we believe. As if to say their vote of confidence helps make it happen.

 

If not careful, others opinions will make us cancel out our faith and begin to doubt what God said. God doesn’t need to send you a sign through them to support what He said. Faith does not need support in order to stand. It is a stand-alone faith. You may have no friends agreeing, no support, no response, no crowds, no workers, but you have a Word from God so you can still go on.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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