From Hope

I’m reading this book called “When Heaven Invades Earth” by Bill Johnson. It’s life changing. Some excerpts I read today….

“The Biblical command repeated most often is: Do not fear. [Interjection… do not fear is actually commanded in 2/3 of the books of the Bible] Why? Fear attacks the foundation of our relationship with God…our faith. Fear is faith in the devil; it is also called unbelief. Jesus would ask His fearful disciples, ‘Why are you so faithless?’ because fearfulness is the same as faithlessness. Fear and faith cannot coexist–they work against each other.”

“People of faith are also realists. They just have their foundation in a superior reality. Unbelief is actually faith in something other than God. He is jealous over our hearts. The one whose primary trust is in another grieves the Holy Spirit.”

“Faith does not require understanding to function.”

“There is something amazing about unbelief–it is able to fulfill its own expectations. Unbelief is safe because it takes no risk and almost always gets what it expects. Then, after a person gets the answer for their unbelief, they can say, I told you so.”

“My faith is not just abiding faith; it is active. It is agressive by nature. It has focus and purpose. Faith grabs hold of the reality of the Kingdom and forcefully and violently brings it into a collision with this natural one. An inferior kingdom cannot stand.”

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