We tend to do more with things that have our passion than we do with things in which we have to work up to do. We can still hope for a thing, but time and temperature may have drained our spice to give life to the thing. In the same way in which faith without works is dead, belief without passion becomes lazy; and once our belief in what we hope for becomes lazy, we won’t be ready to push forth the thing hoped for when time comes. We can hear the announcement that the faith has come fully loaded with the substance of things hoped for; but lazy belief will not call on us to push it forth in its timely manner. And even when we do call on our body to move forth from the pushing of another upon us, we will arrive late to give the needed push: belief that is pushed by another, is belief that usually made its move too late to do any pushing. When my teenagers are excited about going somewhere, I don’t have to push them for they will beat me being ready to go; however, if they don’t see the need to go, they won’t have the speed to go. Then when I step in to have to push, or put my belief to work on them, then the process of getting to where I need to get to takes on a whole new form. When you believe, it’s as though you are bringing the fuel to bring to pass that in which you hope for. I know that many give the credit to faith as being the one that brings the fuel to the movement. The truth be known, faith brings the passengers or the substances to the movement that is needed to bring to pass that which you hope for: Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The Bible also says that we may have faith, but if we have doubt, forget it: it ain’t happening. Ok ok I know: it’s not happening, but it ain’t just sounded more matter of fact. Matthew 21:21, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and “doubt not,” ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. So the fuel that makes them work, faith and belief, is when they work together: for if you do have faith, but you doubt, ye shall not do. Father Says You Must Push To Deliver Your Hope.
If we want to have the belief to push our faith through to deliver our hope, then we must keep ourselves ready at all times; for we know not when we will be called upon to push. I used to think that Jesus was talking about the kind of faith needed to go out in the following scriptures when he speaks to his disciples of how this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting, let’s read: Matthew 17:19-21, “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” So the question is, this kind of what, goeth not out but by prayer and fasting? We can see from the scripture in verse 20 above that Jesus is addressing the unbelief of the disciples, and not the faith of the disciples. And although Jesus does speak on both unbelief and faith as he addresses the disciples here; nevertheless, Jesus does not stop short of putting the truth on hold in order to deal with the problem of unbelief facing the disciples now. Jesus just comes right out and tell the disciples, that they do not currently have the goods necessary to cast the spirit out of the boy anyway; and by telling the disciples that, Jesus can address the disciples current problem of how to process their unbelief to go out from them. So here is how Jesus tells all along with the disciples the current truth in which he puts on hold, for its day was coming soon, to be addressed: Matthew 17:17, “Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.” So here is what Jesus puts on hold, in order to address what the problem would be regardless. He called them a faithless and perverse generation because they did not yet have the faith that would be necessary to cast the spirit out of the boy. They had faith to receive Jesus unto salvation, and they had measured faith given to every man according to the grace of God. However, the Holy Ghost had not fallen yet in order for them to have the power faith gift that they needed to overcome not just their doubt, but to help others overcome their doubt that would be around them similar to how Jesus did: Mark 9:24, “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” Jesus had received the Holy Ghost when his well pleased Pa Pa open up Heaven, and the Holy Ghost in a bodily form as a dove descended upon Jesus. The disciples would remain a part of that faithless, and perverse generation up until the day of Pentecost when being faithless would they be no more. Father Says You Must Push To Deliver Your Hope.
So the question is again, this kind of what, goeth not out but by prayer and fasting? Matthew 17:21, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. So let’s back it up again to Matthew 17:19-20 to the question by the disciples to Jesus, and to his answer back to them in order to establish what Jesus answer is talking about. Matthew 17:19-20, “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. So Jesus tells them that the reason they could not cast the spirit out of the boy was because of their unbelief. Then he explains to them how it all works, even though he knows that they can not work it anyway being faithless. And Jesus is not one to let a teaching opportunity pass him by that they will need to know when they are no longer faithless: for the day of Pentecost will come in their near future and change all of that. Jesus knows, howbeit, that even when the disciples do have the faith as a grain of a mustard seed, that they will still not be able to cast the spirit out is they still have doubt within them: Matthew 21:21, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” Even today with the members of the Body of Christ, there are some with the gift of faith, but they are not able to, shall do that in which they hoped for. They don’t have the Push to deliver their hope because they have doubt in them that needs to go out of them; in other words, they need to empty their residence of this kind of unknown doubt for the space to be occupied by the faith coming to reside not of this world. Father Says You Must Push To Deliver Your Hope.
Jesus told the disciples that this kind of unbelief can only go out by prayer and fasting, for it is a process that happens over time in order for us to Push our faith forward to deliver our hope. When Jesus was in the garden of gethsemane about to step into his hour to bring to pass the reason for his coming to earth, the unbelief in the area of his soul had to now come on out. Jesus had processed the Word free of unbelief, and Jesus had processed the Holy Ghost over a time of three years free of unbelief, and now the hour was at hand to process the Will of the Father to die on the cross free of unbelief. Jesus had to do the same process in which you and I must do to get the unbelief out of our soul when we get to the final level of each Godhead member. In the garden of gethsemane, Jesus had come to the final level, and this kind of unbelief does not want to come out of that place it has without a process fight. In each level of the Godhead, Jesus had become one in his soul at some point along the way by the process of prayer and fasting: Word, one in the soul; Holy Ghost, one in the soul; Will, not so fast to the oneness in the soul: the scripture tells us that Jesus soul was exceeding sorrowful until death: Mark 14:34, “And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.” The faith as a grain of mustard seed is all fine and well; however, this kind of unbelief in the soul must come out by process. Jesus went back to his disciples three times for help to process this kind of exceeding sorrowful unbelief that could make Jesus have drops of sweat like blood. There are three parts of the soul to get this unbelief out, and the three trips back to the disciples would take care to process each part: emotions, mind, and will. Then Jesus finally got it all out, and went forth with his push not to let this cup pass him by. Are you ready to get that kind of unbelief out, and go forth with your push to not let your cup pass you by? This kind of unbelief is like having a legal resident in your soul that plans on being in that space until death do you two part, unless you process it out. Father Says You Must Push To Deliver Your Hope.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.