Faith that Brings Results
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Partner Letter – July 2015
Andrew Shreeve Ministries has been working amongst a population base of over 600 million people for many years, and provides you with the opportunity to be involved in the establishment, growth and fruit of the Lord's eternal kingdom, among foreign, ethnic peoples in many nations - without having to leave your home. You can be empowered to love people, and to have eternal rewards, among different tribal groups! Sow a seed this month to realise this opportunity!
- Teaching - Faith that Brings Results
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Dear partners and friends,
I pray the Lord will strengthen, and anoint, you to receive His pure Words into your heart, to provide you with the spiritual milk, meat and faith to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might (Psalm 12:6, Hebrews 5:12, Ephesians 6:10, Romans 10:17).
This month we enjoyed wonderful ministry in Bangkok, Thailand. We ministered to Pakistani asylum seekers with Revive Thailand Ministries and also to the Thai Friendship Church. In Friendship Church two people came forward to be added to the kingdom.
We are presently in the process of having the Thai translation of "The Sword of the Spirit" proof read, before authorizing printing. It seems we need more intercession to move this project forward, more quickly, to the next stage. Some of you may feel led to intercede for breakthrough in this area. The Thai churches definitely need deeper revelation in the area of receiving more of the Lord's power through developing faith in the Lord's covenant promises (Ephesians 1:16-19). "The Sword of the Spirit" book will help in this regard.
We are also in the process of translating "The Sword of the Spirit" into the Urdu language. An Urdu translation will significantly open up greater opportunity to bless the church in Pakistan (Pakistan has a population of 190 million people).
We are now preparing for our next major mission in August. Historically this mission field has been very successful, but is has also been very physically and spiritually challenging.
The Lord bless you,
With love, Andrew
Teaching - Faith that Brings Results
Copyright © Andrew J. Shreeve 2015
The bible contains many promises to assist us in every area of our lives. As the Lord cannot lie, if we are not receiving the power of the Lord's promises it means: we either don't have strong enough faith in each individual promise to receive its power or, the devil is stealing our inheritance (Hebrews 6:18, Matthew 17:19-20, John 10:10).
Either way, we should take responsibility to receive our inheritance through strengthening our faith and / or taking authority over the devil spirits. As Jesus was cursed so that we could be blessed; if we neglect to take the time to study our inheritance to know what belongs to us, and neglect to develop our faith through meditation of His promises - we are spiritually slothful, and this is not honouring to Jesus, and does not bring glory to the Lord (Galatians 3:13, Hebrews 6:12, Romans 10:17, Romans 12:2, Psalm 1:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:20).
Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises
The word translated slothful means: "sluggish, that is, (literally) lazy, or (figuratively) stupid: - dull, slothful" (Strong's Dictionary).
One of a Christian's highest priorities should be to receive our godly inheritance, which is the manifestation of God's promises into our lives. Jesus paid a very high price to secure for us all of God's promises (2 Corinthians 1:20). Our godly inheritance is received through faith, specifically in His promises. If we don't make the effort to open our hearts to receive the Word of His promises, this is akin to not valuing what Jesus has obtained for us.
To assist us to honour the Lord, I have outlined some key attitudes and concepts which will help us avoid being slothful and develop the faith that brings results:
Not double minded
Faith that brings results is not wishing and hoping, rather it is without doubt. Doubt and uncertainty are the enemies of faith that brings results. Scripture teaches us the principle of faith that brings results:
Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord
Faith that brings results does not waver and is not double minded. It is 100% convinced that God is willing and able to do what He has promised. It believes the promise is received, even before it is physically manifested (Romans 4:18-21, Mark 11:23-24). Meditation of the Lord's promises is the method of receiving and growing God's seed which produces unwavering faith.
Speaks with authority
Faith that brings results speaks with authority to our circumstances. It applies God's revealed will (His written promises) to our lives by speaking the desired scriptural promise to our ungodly circumstances:
And the apostles said unto the Lord, increase our faith. And the Lord said, if ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you
Notice we are the ones who speak directly to our circumstances, and our circumstances (sycamine tree) will obey us when we have unwavering faith (Mark 11:23).
Understands the seed principle
Faith that brings results understands the seed principle, and also how seed is specific. It applies faith-seed, or spiritual-seed, specifically to the areas of our lives which we want changed. Jesus said the kingdom of God works when man plant seed (Mark 4:26). The seed is the spiritual Word of God (Mark 4:14). As seed needs to be watered daily, faith that brings results speaks the faith-seed continually to the circumstances which we want changed - until the desired result is achieved.
Faith that brings results is determined and never gives up. It relentlessly plants and waters spiritual seed until the desired result is achieved or manifested (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2).
Without fear of the enemy
Faith that brings results is without fear. It is not afraid to engage the enemy, to speak the promises of the Lord with boldness, and to command evil, devil spirits to lose off our circumstances (Matthew 16:19, Mark 4:15, 17).
Without fear of failure
Faith that brings results is not afraid of failure, it is strong and of good courage. It is prepared to step out on the limb, trusting that the Lord is able and willing to release His power in response to our faith (Joshua 1:6, Hebrews 3:12, 4:1, 11:6).
Faith that brings results understands God's righteousness. It knows that faith in Jesus' blood has made us worthy to receive all His covenant promises (2 Corinthians 5:21, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Romans 3:25, 5:9)
Faith that brings results is victory minded and single-focused. It doesn't settle for defeat but is prepared to do whatever it takes to gain the victory. This may mean hours of diligent meditation of the Lord's promises to ensure our heart is not double minded and doubting. It may mean sacrificing time and luxury to place all our resources and efforts to achieve the faith-goal. It places the development of our faith as our number one priority, and will do the necessary work to position our heart to win the faith battle (Matthew 6:33, Hebrews 4:11, 1 Corinthians 3:9, 2 Timothy 2:3, Galatians 5:6).
Takes responsibility and never surrenders
Faith that brings results takes responsibility for obtaining and maintaining faith for the promises, regardless of adverse pressure. It is committed to the meditation process to ensure the faith vision is maintained and cultivated. Faith that brings results never gives in to the circumstances; it has an attitude of "fighting to the death", and never giving up on the Lord's promises… never (1 Timothy 6:12)!
Faith the brings results is single and victory minded, speaks with the authority of Scripture, understands the seed principle and our righteous position in Christ, is determined, is fearless of the enemy and of failure, takes responsibility for the success of our faith, and never surrenders to unscriptural circumstances.
Dear Lord, thank you for this teaching on faith that brings results. Thank you that you have given to us precious covenant promises, and you are 100% committed to using your power to ensure we receive the manifestation of your promises - when you see genuine faith in our hearts. Open the eyes of our understanding to realise we need to take responsibility for the cultivation of your faith in our hearts. Thank you, that if we do our part we can experience your supernatural power, and enjoy an abundant, overflowing, prosperous life (John 10:10, Psalm 23:5). We pray this in Jesus Christ name. Amen.
Resources / Study
More than 11,000 of Andrew's meditation books have been distributed internationally in 8 languages. The meditation books - "Strength and Power", "The Sword of the Spirit", "In Christ Meditations", and "God's Covenant of Healing" are available in hard copy through our website SHOPPING CART: go to - www.andrewshreeve.org. "The Sword of the Spirit" is also available as a multi format e-book: go to - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24226
Andrew's YouTube videos have more than 18,000 uploads. Freely view more than 120 short videos (mostly 10-15 minutes, maximum 27 minutes) by Andrew: go to - www.andrewshreeve.org or http://www.youtube.com/user/AndrewShreeve
Andrew has preached internationally over 1,400 times in more than 20 different countries since 2000. Freely listen to some of these anointed audio teachings in the following 13 languages: Burmese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Malaysian, Mandarin, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese. Go to - www.andrewshreeve.org home page - Audio Messages.
More than 175 short written teachings, categorized under 38 topic headings, are freely available for study under the written teaching section of www.andrewshreeve.org. You may freely copy and print the teachings for easier study.
This itinerary is subject to change without notice
16th July 2015
Revive Church, Bangkok, Thailand
Seminar - Revive Church, Bangkok
Friendship Church, Bangkok
8 August - 1st September
Ministry - Undisclosed country
Kobe Full Gospel Church, Kobe, Japan
Kobe Full Gospel Church, Kobe
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