Faith in God and His Word is the most Powerful Force on the face of the earth. Christians cannot operate in today's society without Faith. You can't even be Saved or Born Again without Faith. The Scriptures tell us that without Faith we cannot please God. Faith is when we look to God and trust Him and His Word regardless of what we see in the natural. We cannot operate as the world operates because we are living in a much Higher Realm.
The Bible gives us a definition if Faith in Hebrews 11:1-3, "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through Faith by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear".
If you read verse one in the Amplified, you find, "Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, Being The Proof of Things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact is not revealed to the senses]".
Faith is when you believe God even when your circumstances tell you otherwise. We cannot be moved by what we read in the magazines and see on the Television. If you turn on the evening news, all you hear about is how bad things are. It's easy to get that doubt and unbelief in your spirit if your Faith is not strong. Sure the economy is bad, but we don't live in this worlds system. We walk and live in God's System. We choose to believe the Word rather than the world. It has got to where I have had to stop watching the news altogether. We are Blessed, we are Healed, and God will meet All of our needs according to His Riches in Glory. Remember that we Walk by Faith, not by sight. (See II Corinthians 5:7)
How do we increase our Faith? "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17). Our Faith increases when we get into the Word and start Believing and Saying what God has said about us. The more Word that we have in us the Powerful our Faith is.
When you start feeling signs of sickness in your body, your Faith will rise up and you will Say, "Sickness, Leave in Jesus Name. The Scriptures tell me that by His stripes I Was Healed." (See Isaiah 53:5) We are not denying that sickness is there, we are simply refusing to allow it to stay. That's what Faith is. It's calling those things that be not as though they were.
If we are going to start Walking in greater Faith, we are going to have to start Talking Correctly. You ask, "Pastor, what are you saying"? I'm simply saying that we are going to have to stop saying the problem and begin to start Speaking the Word. What does the Word say about us? We are Blessed!