Faith Deposits and Withdrawals

7 07 2020

red-keyboard-button-says-deposit-mstLast night Doreen and I were blessed to gather with eager believers in a nearby home. We were reminded of a word from the Lord received back in the 1970’s. We lived in Florida then at a time of alarming prophesies of God’s judgement on Florida. One was of a tidal wave or tsunami causing great devastation. So, some of my friends felt they should store up freeze-dried food for the coming calamity.

I asked the Lord if we should do that, and He answered clearly: “Store up faith.” That was the beginning of a new concept for us. We acted on that word by learning more about living by faith, studying faith, growing in faith, and just generally learning to lean on God more than our own abilities. We later realized that by making “deposits” in our faith walk we were building up a “faith account” in the Holy Spirit. Each time we exercised faith we were encouraged to trust Him more.

In the good times as we saw answers to prayer we deposited more faith in our “account.” Eventually, as we faced hard times with our health or finances or other issues we discovered a wonderful truth. We could go to God and ask Him for a withdrawal from our faith account. It may sound simplistic to you, but for us it was, and still is real.

By building up our faith we discovered a storehouse in the Holy Spirit that was available in our times of need. Consider what I am saying. Ask the Lord about it for your life. He delights in helping His children just at the exact time of need. If the Holy Spirit is speaking to you in this testimony, why not start now storing up faith? Open a “faith account” with Jesus. Keep making deposits of faith and you will also discover a great resource in your times of need.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” Jude 1:20-21

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists


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7 07 2020
dpwolf77

Les, I’ve always admired your and Doreen faith. This email has come at an excellent time. I’m depositing more faith right now in my life than ever. I definitely want to do what y’all did in studying faith.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and walk with the Lord. Love and blessings, Diane

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7 07 2020
Viki Johnson

This is such a biblical truth and I love how you put this truth in a simple way to understand. God bless you and your ministry. Love, Viki

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7 07 2020
Brigitte Brunson

Les, Your message is very inspiring and encouraging for the present time. Thank you!

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8 07 2020
Joann Barmore

This is what I needed now. With health issues and I guess my age creeping up. Faith in the lords word is what keeps me going. Love you and Doreen.

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10 07 2020
elishasees

Thank you, Joann. Doreen and I love you too, and pray the favor and health of Jesus for you. Yehovah has the final say!

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