It is not very hard “getting started” to do just about anything really, especially in God. God will even provide us with more faith to give us a boost to get started in addition to the measure faith that has already been given every one at the start as stated in scripture: Ephesians 4:7, “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” In the world system we call it a sign on bonus: all the applicants will apply to get started on their own dime, and for those that are offered the opportunity to get started with the company, then their dime will return a profit to them of many fold more as they only having to sign on at this point. Oh, did I say at this point? Yeah, and don’t think for one minute that the sign on bonus is free money. It is an investment on what the company views as an asset producing results that will show a positive return on the investment. God has a different structure than the world when it comes to given people a boost as with the sign on bonus. A company will give a sign on bonus, performance review increase, and promotion only a few times during a work cycle unless you are on a pay structure like a sales executive. Now God will give his people an additional boost every time they come to him with a new work request to finish up as they were chosen to do. So from the start God will have given his people their measure of faith needed to do what they were chosen to do up front just as a company promises a certain amount of pay upfront for the work hired to do; however, God will now give his people an additional boost every time they come to him with a new work request to finish up. God does not give just a one time sign up bonus of faith, another once a year performance review of faith increase, nor is there a promotion made available by God to just the best qualified faith person for the one position. In God we are not competing against man when it comes to receiving the new levels of faith. We only compete against ourselves as to whether or not we believe that God is able to give us the boost of faith that we need anytime we need it, regardless of the work at hand to finish. Finish What The Father Has For You!
So why is faith so precious to the Body of Christ? I have seen and do know many people that have ran out of the big cash sign up bonuses, the performance increases, and even the promotions before they were able to finish many of their personal goals. The one thing that I know from personal and ongoing experience is that you can not run out of faith. You may not have faith for a particular thing or work needed, but it is not because you ran out of faith. Faith bonuses and faith incentives work with God similar to the same way that sign up bonuses, performance incentives, and promotions work with companies. And the companies do not really run out of sign up bonuses, incentives, and promotions either; it’s just that you don’t have these things, or see these things until you qualify to receive them. In companies, the people that agree to carry out the focus and purpose of the company with action that produce results, will no doubt see these things come their way. And likewise with God, the members of the Body of Christ that agree to carry out the Will and the Word of God with action that produces results, will no doubt see faith bonuses and faith incentives come their way. We are all very familiar and aware with how sign on bonuses, performance incentives, and promotions work; therefore, let’s take a minute to see how faith bonuses and faith incentives work. It is not very hard to get started receiving the faith bonus; and as I mentioned earlier, you don’t run out of faith, you just leave it in inventory until you need it. The only faith that we need to keep in personal storage, and not run out of is the measure of faith given to every man as I mentioned in the above paragraph in Ephesian 4:7. We are just given a certain measure of faith, and grace by God to carry out our day to day lives. We also need faith to function as a member of the Body of Christ; and this measure of faith given includes our sign on faith bonus, and faith salary that we will use to start each day to wake up and be about the Father’s business. Finish What The Father Has For You!
Now when we run into things that our current measure of faith has not produced for us, it is not that we have run out of faith; however, it just means that we need to pull the faith that we need from the inventory of Heaven that never runs out. It was not the business model of the top successful companies of the world from which this idea comes from; no, the Father in heaven has been storing his faith in heaven’s inventories from before the beginning of time. The Father even protected Jesus from the prince of darkness of this world way before the world was by hiding Jesus in the Word inventory until it was time for the Word to be made Jesus. Jesus even makes mentioned of the glorious time that he had with the Father in the bosom days, way back before the world was; and at a time when there could be no businesses even built yet to use such a model of order first, then pull from inventory to fulfill the request. John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” Oh yeah, Jesus was back there in Word inventory just awaiting the time to fulfill his order to come to earth, and hang out with the gals and fellows for a little while! lol. So what happens when we need to pull bonus faith from heaven’s inventory because our measure faith was full? Well, remember first and foremost with the Father, that everything must be done decently and in order: so make your request known to God. In other words, just tell him what you want: Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Now you know what you have to do after you make your request known to God in order to receive the bonus faith, right? Yes, that is right, you must believe that the order of faith is on the way. You will now be looking to receive the faith by the Word answer in which your request is given to you: God will send you his answer to your request through direction by the Word of God. And keep in mind, the Word of God includes Godly counsel, and preaching from a minister of God, this includes a prayer over you, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, and even a song in praise and worship can deliver a word to you from God. There are many ways in which the Word of God can deliver your answer; and you can be sure it’s the Word, as the Word from God will answer your request that you made known to the Father. Finish What The Father Has For You!
So this is how we get more faith, or bonus faith above and beyond the measure of faith given to us; as more faith will come to us by the hearing of the Word of God: Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” We may need more faith to finish the bringing to pass a thing in which we hoped for, but we don’t run out of faith: the Word of God is always ready to deliver to us all the faith that we need to finish up the work in which we have started. Plus you never know how much faith that you will need to finish up a work. Faith is not like gasoline to where you can estimate pretty closely by the number of miles away how much gas it may take to reach your destination. We never really know how far away that we maybe from our destination when we are in a faith operation. It may appear that we are in the neighborhood about to finish, and we may actually just be starting the next phase of the faith operation. And not only can we make a sudden request be made known unto God for a thing that suddenly came up in our lives, and receive more faith or bonus faith by the Word of God. Once we have exhausted the faith from the Word sent by God to answer our request, we can still go up to another level of faith if we need to. So these are two levels of faith in which we use more readily to process the things in which we need: one, by the measure faith given to every man, and two, by the bonus faith or additional faith that cometh by the Word of God answer once we make our request made known to God. There is another level of faith, the power level, in which we can use if we have been gifted or promoted to that level of faith. The point here is that we never run out of faith; and as I said earlier, we may need more faith from the inventory, but heaven will not run out of faith. This power level of faith comes after we have exhausted the first two levels, and now being full of faith are ready to just power our way to victory. The Body of Christ will usually come into play more so at this level than at any other level because of the need of the anointing and power of the Holy Ghost: 1 Corinthians 12:7 & 9, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit.” We will find ourselves from time to time needing a level of faith that has the backing of the Holy Ghost. We are more accustom and skilled in the use of our measure faith, and of the unlimited supply of faith that comes by the Word of God; however, what are we going to do when we need more? We are going to assemble ourselves together in prayer, praise, and worship service; and invite the Holy Ghost himself to minister to, or service our needs if he be willing. Or, we will look to see if it is his Will that a gifted member of the Body of Christ in the area of power faith is allowed to service our need. There are times in which a gifted member of the Body will be directed by God to minister or service another member’s need. The thing that you need to always remember is that God will always have the faith that you need available to help you bring to pass the thing that you need. We need to become skilled so that we will know which level of faith is in our midst. And remember, faith is power to move on a substance to bring to pass that which we hope for: faith is not the hope, but it is the power to move the substance to bring to pass the thing of the hope. And you must be willing to take God to the fight, if God is going to win the fight. Finish What The Father Has For You.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.