The purpose of the teaching continues to center around how “easy” is it for believers in Christ to do the working of Miracles; that in fact we are a “miracle working family.” As the Day of Jehovah Tsaba continues its forward motion, God will use his “miracle working family” to facilitate the great harvest of souls throughout the earth. This teaching is designed to prepare us for how God will use miracles for this great event and to get us ready for service to Him in that respect.
Again, Pastor Don asks, “How hard is it to say, ‘Fill those water pots up with water,’ or to say, ‘Go borrow vessels, borrow not a few, and when you have brought them into your house, securely lock your door, and begin pouring from the small cruise of oil into the vessels,’ or to say, ‘Go dip seven times in the Jordon river?’” He continues, “IT ONLY TAKES ONE WORD FROM GOD – only one particle of wisdom – only one Word of Wisdom from the Holy Spirit to know what to say to bring the greatest of miracles.” He insists, “That is all that separates us from these kinds of might from the hand of God – just one Word!”
He shows us that faith for miracles flow out of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. He explains it like this:
The first kind of faith (Romans 12:3-6), the kind that is dealt to us at the New Birth, is infused into our life calling and gifts. As we yield to that calling by continually presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1), we tap into that faith. With this faith, each person is dealt the measure of faith in proportion to that which we were born to accomplish. Our faith is “customized” to fit our life-assignment. Although the calling and gifts were given to us while we were yet in our mother’s womb (Psalms 139:15-16), they were not infused with the “faith of God” to empower us until we accepted Christ and that life calling began to be made evident. We see this exemplified in Apostle Paul as he explains how he was born into this earth to be a witness of the gospel to the Gentiles, but how he was not infused with faith for that calling until he accepted Christ:
Galatians 1:15-17 MSG “Even then God had designs on me. Why, when I was still in my mother's womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! (16) Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him. Immediately after my calling--without consulting anyone around me (17) and without going up to Jerusalem to confer with those who were apostles long before I was--I got away to Arabia.”
You see how Paul was infused with Faith for his life-calling and assignment? By yielding himself as a “living sacrifice,” dedicated to God which Romans 12:1 says is his “his spiritual service to God.”
Different from the 2nd kind of faith (Faith to Live By), that flows out of the Word of God into our hearts as we hear and receive it), the faith for this 1st kind of faith (Faith to Grow By) flows out of the anointing of our gifts within our calling. As we yield to lay our life down for service to God, the anointing within our special gifts begin producing greater faith for their successful accomplishment. The more we yield to God, the more faith in processed and produced to fulfill God’s plan and purpose through us. In same manner 2nd type of faith flows from the Word of God into our hearts for our personal lives to be successful (for healing, prosperity, deliverance, etc.), the 1st type flows out of yielding to the anointing of our life-calling and gifts. The first step to finding your life calling is to STOP all of your works and efforts to please God and begin waiting before Him, laying your life down for His service.
Pastor Don says, “This is often very hard for people to do – to lay down their works and plans – to wait upon the Lord for His plan and purpose. No one can be told exactly how to do this because it is unique process for each individual. Some wait for years before it is revealed and God needs to put us into a greater service.
What are we to do? We are to wait! How do we do that? We wait by going about our lives concentrating on His Word, and getting it into our hearts, learning how to receive and act on the Word of God: hearing, receiving, confessing our faith, and learning to act on God’s promises for our everyday individual lives. Then, one day, when God is ready to reveal in us our purpose and His plan, we receive the command to enter that phase of service to Him.”