The Spirit of Faith Newsletter
January 1980 (Print Edition)
Bill Bailey Ministries was the
name of Dr. Bill's ministry before Word of Faith
"Planting the Seed of the Word"
"The seed is
the Word of God." (Luke 8:11) The Word of God is
the seed which must be planted in our hearts, or
spirits. The Word is the power of God. (Rom.
1:16) If we will plant the Seed of the Word in
our hearts, the power of God in His Word will
empower our faith filled words and they will
come to pass.
"Have God's kind of faith (faith that calls
those things that are not as though they were;
faith that speaks. Rom. 4:17). For truly I tell
you, that whoever will speak to this mountain,
Be removed! Be cast into the sea, and if what he
says with his mouth does not differ from what is
in his spirit (not in his mind) in abundance,
and he believes that those things that he has
said will come to pass, he win have whatever he
has said. Because of this I say to you, Whatever
you desire, when you pray believe that you
receive it. (That is, receive it at the moment
you pray, not later.)" This is an expanded version of the actual Greek rendering of Mark 11:22, 23 and 24. I have written out the literal meaning in this way so you can see how faith works. Once we
understand how this process occurs, we can then understand the real
need to put the Word of God in our hearts.
The Word is the power
source, if that is what is in our hearts, then that is what we will
speak. "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
Matt. 12:34 The question we must answer then is, "How do we plant
the Word in our hearts?" Mark 4:15 says that the Word is sown in our
hearts when we hear it and receive it. This is in agreement with
Rom. 10:17 as well. "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word
of God." Praise God! This is the reason Jesus stresses our hearing
only faith filled things in Mark 4, verses 23, 24 and 25. Notice He
says, (You) take heed what you hear! Its our responsibility to take
heed what we hear! The Word is planted by our hearing it, but so is
unbelief and fear! We must not incline our ears to the word of
Satan, we must rather incline our ear to the Word of God! Plant the
Word in your heart and then speak it and act on it!
Items of Interest in This Issue
Photos of building the new ministry offices... Report
on the Spirit of Faith Seminar held at Abiding Word Ministries in
Fayetteville, NC in December 1979... List of January Spirit of Faith
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