Dear Partners and Friends, Ever since I made a decision to follow Christ in August of 1991, I have been in hot pursuit of the real, life-giving and miraculous power and presence of the Lord. I have desired it to operate in everything I do and for it to be made evident it in the lives of those that God has connected us with. Recently, the Lord has been reminding me of a Word He has shown me over the last two years. I believe the Church has shifted into a new era! With this new era, we are poised to experience the supernatural power of God, as we have never have before. Truly, the only thing that separates Christ and His followers from other religions is His love and power, which accomplish unprecedented feats through the life of a believer. As you renew your mind with this Word, I believe Jesus will cause an awakening in your heart. This awakening will enable you to “push the envelope” of your life and experience things that you have NEVER experienced before. Are you ready for that? Lets look at Isaiah 48:6-7 (AMP), “6 You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve], which you have not known. 7 They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, Behold, I knew them! The NKJV says, They are created now and not from the beginning.” Notice, God says, they are created NOW and not from the BEGINNING. This tells me that we have stepped into a NEW ERA! This is an era where we will not have a point of reference for what God is about to do for and through the Church. As I have pondered this Word, the Lord has taken me through many unprecedented miracles that He has recorded in the Bible. He is showing me that if He did these things in the past, He can do them again but as we have never seen before. The only thing we need to do is open our hearts and renew our minds to, “If He did them in the past, He will do them again but greater, unprecedented ways!” Unprecedented simply means we will not have a point of reference for it. This is where faith factors in. I believe all the powerful lessons we have learned about faith are culminating into our operating in what I call UNPRECDENTED FAITH.
Let’s look at two powerful examples of unprecedented faith as a reference. In II Kings 3:1618, 20, we see that the kings of Israel, Judah and Edom, were going up against the Moabites. However, there was no water for them in the valley where they were fighting the Moabites. So they inquired of the Lord through Elisha and He gave them this Word: “16 And he said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Make this valley full of ditches.’ 17 For you shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’ 18 And this is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand… 20 Now it happened in the morning, when the grain offering was offered, that suddenly water came by way of Edom, and the land was filled with water.” Wait a minute! If there was not wind and there was not rain, then where did the water come from? It was coming from the miraculous power of God and suddenly at that! I love what the Lord says after this, “This is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord!” Unprecedented faith simply believes that the impossible is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord. So where did the water come from? It did not rain but the water came. How can the water come when there is no rain? FAITH! Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
“Unprecedented faith simply believes that the impossible is a simple matter in the sight of the Lord.”
Faith is SUBSTANCE. It is a spiritual substance that gives shape to and creates natural matters. Faith is substance of the impossible things we have hoped for but have not seen yet. Also, faith gets its substance from the Word of God. Every time we hear God’s Word it brings hope! As that word is received into our hearts, faith is born and it gives substance to that Word. This is the place God wants the Church to step into. It is a place we no longer rely on anything natural but rather on the supernatural, which will create the unprecedented things we are expecting from God. This is where we have to expect the gift of faith to operate through us in unprecedented ways. The gift of faith is God’s faith that works through us to receive a miracle. As things in the world are drastically shifting and all the world’s systems are failing, Almighty God, through the Church, will do miraculous things to truly reach out to the world, which are looking for an answer. He wants to do this through you and I, so we must live in an expectation of this unprecedented faith. Let’s look at another example in the New Testament. I am sure you remember when Jesus fed the 5,000 families in the deserted area. When He asked the disciples to feed the multitude, they had “lack”, “but”, “can’t”, “not enough”, “too little”, and “where are we going to get it?” on their mind and in their mouth. In other words, they had a “THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE” mentality.
In John 6:5-9,11, we see, “5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. 7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”… 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.” Jesus had “MORE THAN ENOUGH” on His mind. Notice, when Jesus touches things, the results are always more than enough! The five loaves and two fish were probably suﬃcient enough to feed a Middle-eastern family of five to seven. Then where did the 4,999 meals come from to feed the other families? There were no Meals on Wheels showing up in the desert to bring them food. Jesus literally created the 4,999 meals supernaturally by His faith filled Words! In these last days, this is the direction that things are going in our world. When the world system tries to control everything in these last days, as prophesied and written in the Bible, the Church must display the works of Jesus in unprecedented ways in order to bring the harvest of souls into the Kingdom of God. As we saw in verse 5, Jesus is always lifting up His eyes in order to see a great multitude coming toward Him. The question I have for you is, “DO YOU SEE GREAT MULTITUDES COMING TOWARDS JESUS?” When we become like-minded with Jesus, He and His more than enough will show up in our lives. Are you ready for that? I Corinthians 2:9 (CEV) says, “But it is just as the Scriptures say, “What God has planned for people who love Him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!” Begin expecting what you have never seen or heard to become reality in your life! I want to thank you for your partnership! Through our broadcast The Voice of Freedom, Pray For Muslims Events, Farsi discipleship resources, Freedom Connection Leadership Conferences and House Churches, we are reaching more people now than ever before! With various ministry tools, we are making a huge impact in the lives of Farsi speaking Muslims. In the first half of this year, we have been able to reach over 212,000 people and engage over 14,700 with our materials and broadcasts. To God be all the glory! Thank you for believing in the vision the Lord has placed in our heart to reach Farsi speaking Muslims with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We refuse to think small! We believe that the whole nation of Iran can become a Christian nation in ONE DAY. That is unprecedented and that is what we are expecting. We will go after every God-given opportunity to preach unprecedented faith and reach people. Will you join with me in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to Iranians in Iran and throughout the world?
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Published on Jun 12, 2013