The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. (John 6:63 NLT)


From the beginning, in the book of Genesis, the Bible tells us that everything was first spiritual before it became physical. All physical things had their origin in the spirit. This physical world is the reflection of the more powerful spiritual world from which it came. 

That’s why Jesus could release words filled with faith and power and stop a storm. Faith-filled words can bind things and loose things. Jesus said, “My words are spirit and they are life.” Words are used to connect the seen and unseen. 

Furthermore, spiritual things are more real than physical or natural things. Heaven is more real than the earth. The Creator is more real than His creation. And get this… His promises are more real than your problems. 

Faith is what I call the “master key” of the Kingdom of God. Whether it’s prayer or confessions; whether it’s using the Name of Jesus or pleading the blood; whether it’s healing, deliverance, or prosperity; they all manifest when we operate by faith. 


Father God, enable me to see the spiritual instead of focusing on the natural, and to live by faith—faith in Your promises. I bind every attack of the enemy against my family and me, and I loose the power of the Holy Spirit into my situation to bring the victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, The God Kind of Faith. Order this amazing book today!

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