“In order to go where we need to go our hearing must change.”
A three part series by Andrew J. Hemstrought
“In order to go where we need to go our hearing must change.”
“In order to go where we need to go our hearing must change.”
A three part series by Andrew J. Hemstrought
Part One – Going on to Power
Part Two – Specialized Hearing
Part Three – Enhanced Abilities
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Our Faith: the Holy Ghost and Speaking Words by A. J. Hemstrought
What Faith are You?
Many times people ask me this question, “what faith are you?” What most people are looking for is an answer like “I’m a baptist, I’m a pentecostal, I’m Catholic, or I’m Evangelical, etc.” But, in order to answer their question effectively, we first must understand and describe 1Corinthians 2:4.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1Corinthians 2:4
Here Paul begins by talking about his speech and preaching. The word speech could be interpreted as speaking and the word preaching could be interpreted as doctrine. Both speaking and doctrine should be used when trying to communicate “what faith you are.”
He goes on to say, my speech and doctrine are in demonstration of the Spirit. And…there we have it! Paul’s first definition of his faith. “In demonstration of the Spirit.” The word demonstration could be interpreted “openly showing.” Paul’s faith was a demonstration or open showing of Whom? The Spirit. The Holy Ghost. Paul’s speech (speaking) and preaching (doctrine) was in demonstration (open showing) of the Holy Ghost.
What faith are you? Well, if it’s scriptural, it has to be something similar to Paul’s and should therefore be something that defines your walk with the Holy Ghost. Just like his did.
Paul preached about the Holy Ghost and His power. Why would he do that?
1 Corinthians 2:5 That YOUR FAITH should not stand in the wisdom of men, or the doctrines of men, or what men may think, but in the power of whom? God. God the Holy Ghost.
Scriptural faith doesn’t stand in the doctrines or traditions of men, but in the power of the Holy Ghost. So the answer to the question, what faith are you? Holy Ghost faith. I believe in the Holy Ghost. He is God in the earth today.
Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the active power—I like to say it that way “active power” because it is God (Holy Ghost) doing things.
This power (Holy Ghost power) is not just having big muscles or because I’m somehow strong and powerful, but it means that I’m actually involved in the doing of powerful things. Active power. My faith, my belief, my religion is in God the Holy Ghost, or the active power of the Holy Ghost—the active power of Him doing things!
My faith is in the active power of God the Holy Ghost doing things. That’s what my faith is. This is my faith.
We have a faith like no other. When we say thing’s like, “we worship the Holy Ghost,” name anybody else doing that. When we say, “the Holy Ghost is God in the Earth today,” I’ve heard others say similar things about the Holy Ghost being God, but they don’t carry it far enough. He’s God in the earth today. He’s the only part of the Godhead in the earth. Our religion revolves around the Holy Ghost being God in the earth today and His active power to do things.
I’m going to repeat many of these principles and say them in a lot of different ways. What is your religion? Your religion is in the active power of God doing things. Doing things what? Where? For you, here and now.
1 Corinthians 2:5 that YOUR FAITH (your religion, your belief system) should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. God doing things. The active power of God the Holy Ghost doing things for you in the earth. Your faith is like no other.
How can you have faith in someone or something you haven’t clearly defined? Much of what we do here at the Society (MHGS.org) clearly defines who God is in the earth today and how to walk with Him.
Jesus sent the Holy Ghost. Few would argue against this. But, Jesus isn’t here any more. So if we are going to have active faith in an active God, who is your faith going to be in? It has to be in the Holy Ghost! Again, our faith, our religion, our belief system is in the active power of God the Holy Ghost doing things for us in the earth.
How can you have faith in someone not clearly defined? You can’t! Many faiths have not clearly defined this. They think the Holy Ghost is a power of God, some kind of a whispery wind, or an after thought of the gospel. He certainly is not the Head of their religion! The Holy Ghost is God and “our faith” has to be in the power of the Holy Ghost doing things in the earth. What’s your faith?—The power of the Holy Ghost.—The active power of God doing things.— Holy Ghost doing things. Our faith is in Holy Ghost doing things. Our faith is in Holy Ghost actively doing things where? In the earth. That’s where He is. Jesus sent Him into the earth. Our faith is in God the Holy Ghost actively doing things for us in the earth. When I say our faith is like no other. That’s what I’m talking about. It’s clearly defined.
Let’s look at some other scriptures. How about Hebrews chapter 11?
Is that a good chapter?—The faith chapter. We’re talking about our faith. Our religion, the way we believe, our belief system should be in the active power of God the Holy Ghost doing things. That’s a big mouthful. Good thing we don’t have to call it that! What’s your religion? “The Faith of the Active Power of God the Holy Ghost doing things for Me in the Earth dot com.”
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him.
Him who? God. God who? God the Holy Ghost.
Hebrews 11:6 but without faith it is impossible to please him (Holy Ghost): for he that comes to God (Holy
Ghost) must believe…
So we are talking about a belief system, a kind of belief system that without it (faith) is
impossible to please Him. Your faith, your belief system, your religion should please God, right? Yes. That’s what we are defining and doing.
He that comes to God (Holy Ghost) must believe that He (Holy Ghost) is. You have to believe that He came into the earth and that HE IS in the earth right now and that HE IS the only God in the earth today. He is! That’s our faith. Our faith is believing that God the Holy Ghost is. Is where? Is in the earth. He is here. Our faith believes the Holy Ghost IS. And…
There are a lot of “ands” in the bible. There are a lot of “buts” in the bible too, but today we are going to talk about the “ands.”
For he that comes to Holy Ghost must believe that He is AND that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
So, we are believing that God the Holy Ghost IS in the earth AND that He rewards us. That is our faith. That is our religion. That’s our mode of operation. That’s what we believe.
That’s our belief system. The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today and He rewards us because we diligently seek Him. That’s about as scriptural as you can get.
How do we diligently seek God? By speaking in agreement with His word and by worshiping Him. These two things I preach on a lot here at the Society. We speak in agreement with His words and worship Him. When we speak in agreement with His words and worship Him, He rewards us. Where do we do this? In the earth. That’s where you are. That’s where He is.
1 Timothy 4:8 godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that NOW is, AND of that which is to come.
Now AND. That’s another “And.”
So, we have to believe that God is. Is where? Is in the earth. AND that he rewards us when we diligently seek Him. How? By speaking the word and by worshiping Him.
Are you getting this? This is our religion.
It is so simple. Stop trying to make it so complex. Jesus left. He sent the Holy Ghost into the earth. He, the HolyGhost, is God. He is in the earth. We worship God and say I worship You Holy Ghost. Then… He (Holy Ghost in the Earth) rewards me as I diligently seek Him—by confessing in line with His written word and worshiping Him.
It’s not that difficult, is it?
This is your religion. This is our faith. This faith pleases God. It doesn’t irritate Him. It doesn’t grate on His nerves. It pleases Him. It doesn’t anger Him. He takes pleasure in it.
Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
The Holy Ghost takes pleasure in prospering you because you’re serving Him by speaking His words and by worshiping Him.
Let’s look at a few more scriptures. Go to the book of Job. I know we don’t go there often. I think a lot of people stay away from the book of Job because it could be pronounced job, and job sounds like work. They wouldn’t want anything to do with that, work?
Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Vs 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
The devil was trying to make an accusation to God against Job. The accusation was that Job was only serving God because God rewarded Job with good things for serving Him. The accusation failed simply because the devil didn’t know that this is how God does things—God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Does Job fear God for nothing? No. God made Job the greatest man in the east, because he did serve Him. God even called him, “my man Job.”
When we seek God. When we worship Him and He takes great pleasure in prospering us. He rewards us.
Part of our faith, our belief system, is believing that God in the earth today is a rewarder. He is actively doing things to reward us: prosper us, heal us, and generally make things work out to our benefit.
Doth Job fear God for nought? No! Is Job worshiping and serving God for nothing? No! Neither are you.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
We are serving the Holy Ghost and He is a rewarder. This pleases Him. In fact, it’s impossible to please God without serving Him for the reward that He gives to you. It’s all part of the same package.This is our faith.
We worship and serve God the Holy Ghost and we serve Him for the rewards He gives us. Where? In the earth. When? Now, in this life and in the world which is to come.
People would say, “ah, you’re just being selfish.” Ah, I’m selfishly applying scriptures and… pleasing God! Your selfishness pleases God. Can you say that? Sounds a little weird to your ear, but keep going.
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
Charge them that are rich in this world—always a good business model by the way. That they be not highminded, nor trust… What is another word for trust? Faith.
You are supposed to trust—have faith—in the Living God. Who is the Living God? The Holy Ghost. Our faith is supposed to be in the Living Holy Ghost. Who gives us RICHLY all things to enjoy. That’s pretty good.
1Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, vs19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
Laying up in store… What? FOR THEMSELVES!
How selfish of them, doing what the bible says.
We are supposed to trust in the Living God. The Holy Ghost is the Living God. Our
religion, our faith, our belief system is in the Living God. We trust in Him. Our faith is in Him. That He is what? Giving us richly all things to enjoy. Richly all things. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Now, if you are going to believe “for richly all things”, it’s going to take greater faith in the Living God than not believing richly for anything. One faith is going to please God and one isn’t. Are you getting any of this? I hope so.
My faith is in the Living God—God the Holy Ghost in the earth—richly providing for me, actively doing things on my behalf. This is our faith. What is? The Holy Ghost actively doing things for me. Richly providing things for me in the earth. I’m serving Him. I worship Him. I speak His words and therefore guess what? He richly provides things for me. All things. Now and in the world which is to come. This pleases Him.
“And that He’s a rewarder.” This should be building your faith.
Say this out loud, “The Holy Ghost actively does things for me in the earth today!” That’s your faith. That’s living faith in the Living God. Not a dead faith, or faith that only believes for things when we die and go to heaven.
This is our faith. It’s not a bag of religious garbage. My speech and preaching was not with “a bag of religious garbage” but in the Holy Ghost and His active power to do things for me in the earth. New hipster translation (NHT).
2Chronicles16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. kjv
For the eyes of the Lord…Who? The Holy Ghost. Run to and from throughout the whole earth. Where? Earth. Again this is part of our faith. This is what we believe. We serve Him. This pleases Him.
The Holy Ghost has eyes that run and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong, actively doing things, active power, on behalf those whose hearts are perfect towards Him. That’s you when you worship Him and speak His words.
This is your faith. This is in your bible. This is what you believe. I believe in the Holy Ghost actively in the earth doing things for me. The more you believe that, the more you confess that,
the more you act on that, the more you get in line with that, the more you are going to be pleasing to God and the more He’s going to be able to do things for you.
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth. Where is the Holy Ghost? He’s in the earth. What do we believe? That the Holy Ghost is in the earth. What else do we believe? That He’s in the earth actively doing for me because I worship Him and speak His words.
This is a good message. I’m starting to get happy about it.
I have a faith that’s different than a lot of other people’s because I’m actively worshiping the Holy Ghost and speaking His words KNOWING that He’s the one in the earth doing things for me because I’m walking in agreement with Him by speaking. Are you seeing this?
What’s your faith? That’s your faith.
Speaking in agreement with His words. There’s another word for that. Righteousness. Right standing with God is right standing with Whom? Holy Ghost.
The just shall live by faith. The righteous shall live by faith. If we are walking with God we
must therefore be in right standing with God.
Amos 3:3 How can two walk together except they be agreed.
The word “agreed” here means “saying the same thing.” So our walking with God, our
righteousness of God, or our right standing with God is when we say the same thing as God— also known as the righteousness of faith.
I’m not going to be in the righteousness of faith unless I’m speaking something.
Romans 10:6 says the righteousness of faith SPEAKS.
Romans 10:8 says but what sayeth it? The Word!
So I’m walking with the Holy Ghost who is God in the earth. I am the righteousness which
is of faith when I’m speaking. And what sayeth it? The Word. Why? Because it’s His word and when we say His word we are walking in agreement with Him. What’s the result of that? His ability to do things for you is exponentially increased and it makes Him happy, pleasing Him.
The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today and you walk with Him by speaking in agreement with His words. This is your faith.
Our Faith (system of belief) should stand in the Holy Ghost.
Here are the newest audio messages from “The Society.”
Faith comes by hearing and hearing… Feed your faith!
Emphatically, Yes! The Holy Ghost is God in the earth today. God is no respecter of persons when it comes to worship.
When anyone reaches out to the Holy Ghost, via the vehicle of worship, He begins to move toward them on their behalf. see Acts 10
This is the correct footing for everyone to begin on, especially “Society Members.”
What about Jesus? Oftentimes when we talk about the Holy Ghost so much people think we forgot about Jesus, don’t believe in him, or that we don’t consider him important. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus’ life and ministry brought us to this logical conclusion of Holy Ghost Worship, the “Holy Ghost Only” faith, and walking with the Holy Ghost as God in the earth today. Nothing pleases him more.
By Speaking Words! The Society walks with the Holy Ghost (in all that Jesus bought and paid for) by speaking in agreement with his words.
Acts 2:39 He is The Promise.
2 Corinthians 1:20 All the Promises in him are Yes and A-men.
Amos 3:3 We walk together by being in agreement (saying the same thing).
Therefore we walk with the Holy Ghost by speaking the promises.
Faith Feedback Loop (audio)
Propped Up by Faith
Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. Matthew 8:13
The Healing and prosperity gospel is propped up by faith. One of the reasons traditional christianity has failed so miserably in this area is that they don’t believe in healing and prosperity—they have no faith for it. They don’t prop it up by their faith. If your faith isn’t holding it up, the prosperity gospel can’t exist.
Christians can go on being christians—live and die and go to heaven—and that’s just fine, but prosperity will never exist in their life and healing will never exist in their lives. Because, prosperity and healing is only propped up by your faith. The whole message of prosperity, the whole message of healing, is only propped up by your faith.
Regular christianity is propped up by traditional thinking. Once you’ve got the traditional thinking settled it doesn’t go anywhere. It’s propped up by tradition. It’s very powerless. Jesus even said as much.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, Mark 7:13
But here we are talking about prosperity and healing—which are in the Word of God—and are very effectual when you prop them up by your faith.
1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance, or to sustain.
To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
What is going to support or sustain prosperity or healing in your life? Your faith. Not God. That’s the problem with people who wait on the sovereignty of God or the grace of God to somehow come down and help them in their situation. He’s not going to! He’s not coming. Nobody likes it when I say that. But, it’s the truth. God’s not going to heal you. God’s not going to help you. God’s not going to prosper you. Why not? Doesn’t He love me? Yes, He loves you but everything He does He does by FAITH!—your faith.
Prosperity and healing is propped up by your faith. If you don’t apply your faith to it, then there is nothing there. It doesn’t exist. You are waiting on an answer that doesn’t exist.
Have you ever seen a second floor porch that is supported by a beam? The beam holds up the porch. It props it up. If you take the beam away, what happens to the porch? It comes tumbling down.
Without the propping up it all comes tumbling down.
Everyone is in the same situation. You can be going along, doing your job and believing for healing and prosperity. Doing just fine and all of a sudden you stop. You stop doing your confessions, you stop praying in tongues, you stop meditating in the word on healing and prosperity. You stop propping it up with your faith. Guess what happens. Here comes sickness. Here comes lack.
Who’s propping it up. Your faith. What did Jesus say? Be it unto you as you have believed. Get it?
Now this is good news if you take it in the right way. You can prop it up! You are not limited in the degree of how much you want it propped up. How much health and wealth do you want. It’s not up to God. It’s up to you.
The Spirit of God says, “It is not My will or plan that people be healed or prospered apart from their faith.”
Sounds kind of rough doesn’t it? Listen. The opposite side also must be true. If it is God’s will that you have healing and prosperity that is propped up by your faith—that’s His plan, that’s His will—so it’s not His plan or His will that you have prosperity and healing apart from faith.
…for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Romans 14:23
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2
Some people will say that God can—prosper them or heal them—if He wants to. No. He already said what He wants to. He wants you to believe His word. He want’s you to use your faith.
He said for you to resist the devil and he will flee from you. You do the resisting of the devil and the devil does the fleeing. That’s God’s plan. That’s God’s will. That’s God’s way. So, taking this on the opposite side, it can’t be God’s plan for the devil to flee from you unless you resist him. Right? Because, God said you have to resist him. He said the devil will flee if you resist.
When people separate God from His word they’ve taken an unfortunate step into traditional thinking that makes the word of God of no effect.
Be it unto you as you have believed. Not as I’ve believed. Who does the believing in your life? You do. So when you have people, who—as an act of their own traditional thinking—have nothing to do with prosperity or healing, what’s going to happen to them? No prosperity. No healing. Do you think God stays awake at night worrying about it? No, they’ve chosen unbelief.
All Scriptures Contain Faith
Every scripture has enough faith—contained within it—to bring itself to pass. You are not trying to work up something. You are simply extracting the faith that’s already in that word, putting it in your spirit, and allowing that scripture to bring itself to pass in your life. It’s what you do with it that counts.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, 2 Corinthians 1:20
You can take your bible and find thousands of promises in it. Prosperity scriptures? Healing scriptures? Yes.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22
These are out-right promises of God. Guess what happens if you don’t believe it? It—the promise—won’t be done unto you. It will just stay in that book and you will live and die without it. Sorry. In a way, that is God’s will too. He truly wants you to get the faith out of that word necessary to have it in your life, but, if not, it is not His will that you get that blessing outside of His word and faith in His word.
All the promises of God have faith in them, and the kind of faith, and enough faith to bring it to pass in your life. It’s what you do with it that counts. But I am telling you that without the word of faith, without the scriptures, without your faith propping up prosperity and healing in your life, you won’t have it. It may be God’s will that you have it, but it’s also God’s will that you don’t have it apart from faith.
Faith is the method that He created for everyone.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all… Romans 4:16
This is God’s method, so that the promise would be guaranteed to everyone. Not just people who were born into prosperity, not just people who were born with good health and good looks, but, available to everyone. This is God’s method.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Does your bible say that? Is it possible to please God apart from faith? Is He pleased by you being healed and prospered apart from faith?
I made my decision a long time ago that when I see something in the word that doesn’t line up with my traditional thinking, guess who gets to change? Me. My thinking changes.
I used to think, God is a good God and He wants everybody healed and everybody prospersous. But, how many people did Jesus heals apart from faith? Did he just walk down the street and say, “your healed, your healed, your healed! Even though you are an ignorant unbeliever and don’t listen to anything I say, be healed anyway.” Did he do that? No.
He wasn’t even the one who incited the healing when the Centurion came up to him and took healing from him. The Centurion took healing from Jesus. He took it. You can take healing and prosperity from God and it is His will that you do. Or, you can take nothing from God and sit there in your little stinky unbelief and your rubbish thinking and never get a single thing from God. Both are His will—because His word is His will. But, it’s all up to you.
Say, it’s up to me!
There are christians out there who don’t believe in healing and prosperity and they are waiting on something to happen. They are waiting on the sovereignty of God, the grace of God, and the prayer chain to do something. Nothing will happen.
God says, Faith pleases Me. Without faith it is impossible to please Me (God) for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. What pleases God? Believing He is AND He is a rewarder of you.
Just believing that God exists, doesn’t please Him. The devil believes God is. Do you think the devil is pleasing God? No. You have to believe God is AND that He is a rewarder of you. That’s what pleases Him.
The prosperity and healing gospel is propped up by your faith. If it’s not propped up by your faith it doesn’t exist. It’s not even there. It’s as if it was a vapor that completely disappeared from off the face of the earth.
You are the barometer of your own success or failure. Not me. Not your mom or dad. Not your neighbor. Do you want success, prosperity, and healing to exist in your life? If you don’t prop it up with your faith—that comes by hearing the word—it won’t exist. It won’t be in your life and stop crying to God about it!
It’s far better to have the scriptures in your life. It’s far better to have the word of God doing things for you, than to have it not even exist.
Andrew J Hemstrought