What is Your Level of Faith?

  1. The Passover Level.

The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs. Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD’s Passover. “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. (Exodus 12:5-13)

This passage tells us that the nation of Israel was delivered from slavery. Salvation is the beginning of everything. This is a stage of groaning.

  1. The Pentecostal Level.

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? (Acts 2:1-8)

At this level, everyone should speak in tongues as illustrated in the verses above. Do not worry about whether you understand what you are saying; this is one of the mysteries of the Spirit that we should accept and do in faith.

  1. The Tabernacle Level.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. (Matthew 27:51-53)

When Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says that the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This is symbolic of our direct access to the Holy of Holies. Jesus paid the price so that we now have direct access to God. And because there is no longer separation between God and man, there is no more need for continual sacrifice.

We need to have a close relationship with God. With the help of the Holy Spirit we must listen to God in the Holy of Holies which is now our hearts. Through times of intimacy with Him, we will begin to walk in divine ability, for His anointing gives us supernatural power and authority. And remember, the greater the test we receive from God, the greater our testimony will be. The higher the flood waters rose, the higher the ark floated.