We Are Responsible

If you have no joy or peace in your life, then ask FATHER to fill you with HIS Fountain of hope.  The key to hope is the revelation of Agape Love.  To develop faith, you must first have hope.  The Word is the Source of Hope.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 15:

13   Now may God, the Inspiration and Fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in HIM. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope!

Are you radiating with hope?  Are you surrounded with super-abundance?  A vast majority of believers would have to say “no” to both questions.  If it were not possible to answer “yes” to both, The Holy Spirit would not have led Paul to write this particular verse.

FATHER is not withholding anything from us who are pursuing a close and intimate relationship with HIM.  We do not have to pass some test in order to access HIS Inspiration and Fountain of hope.  HE is constant and unchanging in HIS Love for us thus the problem lies with us, not HIM.

We are responsible for our own level of revelation of Love, hope, and faith.  An excellent example of this Truth is recorded by The Holy Spirit in Mark chapter 5:

24 Jesus went with him, and the huge crowd followed, pressing in on Him from all sides. 25 Now, in the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered horribly from continual bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had endured a great deal under the care of various doctors, yet in spite of spending all she had on their treatments, she was not getting better, but worse.

Sound familiar?  Even the doctors back then were “practicing” even though they relieved her of all of her money.

27 When she heard about Jesus’ healing power, she pushed through the crowd and came up from behind Him and touched his prayer shawl. 28 For she kept saying to herself, “If only I could touch His clothes, I know I will be healed.”

The woman developed hope because she heard about Jesus’ healing power.  This hope brought faith when she took action simply to touch His clothes.  Did Jesus know her plan?

29 As soon as her hand touched Him, her bleeding immediately stopped! She knew it, for she could feel her body instantly being healed of her disease!

Her faith manifested healing, fully and completely!  Did Jesus lay hands on her?  No!  Did He speak some prayer over her and ask FATHER to heal her?  No!

30 Jesus knew at once that someone had touched Him, for He felt the power that always surged around Him had passed through Him for someone to be healed. He turned and spoke to the crowd, saying, “Who touched My clothes?”

This verse is vitally important to understand.  The woman’s faith healed her, not Jesus doing or saying something on her behalf.  She did not meet some criteria by Jesus in order to be healed.  Her faith made her whole.  When she heard The Word spoken, It produced hope and hope brought forth faith.

31 His disciples answered, “What do You mean, who touched You? Look at this huge crowd—they’re all pressing up against You.”

Jesus knew the healing power was accessed when it occurred but He did not know to whom.  Many people were touching Him but only one was touching Him by faith.

32 But Jesus’ eyes swept across the crowd, looking for the one who had touched Him for healing. 33 When the woman who experienced this miracle realized what had happened to her, she came before Him, trembling with fear, and threw herself down at His feet, saying, “I was the one who touched You.” And she told him her story of what had just happened. 34 Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, because you dared to believe, your faith has healed you. Go with peace in your heart, and be free from your suffering!”

Each of us has the opportunity to access the super-abundance in the areas of our needs, whether it be healing, joy, peace, finances, or other immediate needs.  FATHER isn’t making the decision whether you receive from HIM, you are.  HE is at rest and is expecting you to receive The Word which first brings forth hope and then walk in faith until the manifestation occurs.  The Word has the power within Itself to cause Itself to come to pass.  We need to access what FATHER has already placed inside of us.

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