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Everyday Faith Part 2

Join Ashley and Carlie in Everyday Faith Part 2. Learn how to be fully persuaded and put faith and trust in the Word of God in order to receive from God!

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Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Did you know that faith is to be fully persuaded to commit or to trust in God. It’s an ability to put trust in confidence in the word of God. Stay tuned and hear all about it.

Speaker 2: Everyday Faith Part 2
Why live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life? Welcome to the abundant life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Hello and welcome to the abundant life program. We’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. We’ve got an exciting program for you today. We’re talking about faith, the power of faith, and how faith works, and how you can use your faith, praise God, to receive from God. In fact, faith is the way we receive everything from God. Faith is how we received salvation. Faith is how we received all the promises of God. So that’s what we’re looking at. We’re in a series at the moment, so I’d encourage you, if you haven’t watched this show before this, the program before this, you can get a hold of that, details on your screen, but what are we looking at Carlie regarding faith?

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Okay. So we’re going to pick up here where we left off. Last time we began by talking about how … faith is how we access the promises of God. The grace he has provided. God’s already done his part. He’s promises are yes and amen. But the way that we see those promises that are in the spiritual realm, things like healing, prosperity, salvation, deliverance, forgiveness, all of those things, how we see those manifest in our physical world, we access those through this thing called faith. Faith is like the currency of the kingdom.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
So again, faith is the currency of the kingdom.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
And people sometimes say to me, well, Carlie, why did God set this whole system of accessing his promises up through faith? Doesn’t it seem like so mysterious and complicated? And faith is actually a very fair system, because it doesn’t matter whether we’ve been born again five minutes or five years. We have the measure of faith. We have the Jesus kind of faith already deposited on the inside of us. Now, as it says in Ephesians 2:8, it is a gift of God. God has put faith, he’s deposited faith on the inside of us in the person of Jesus. And so we’re not lacking in this department. We all have the same ability as believers to put trust and confidence in what God has already done. And it makes everything equal. Faith is the currency of the kingdom.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
It’s a fair play in full. And I think another reason to add on to that why God said it out about this, that it takes faith to believe his promises is because grace is already provided, like Carlie said. Jesus is grace personified. What Jesus did through his death, burial and resurrection. He provided everything we were ever going to need. He provided salvation, your eternal life. He provided your provision. He provided your health and healing. He provided your peace. Everything is being provided through Jesus. It’s been done. But it’s up to us if we want to believe on this. And it’s up to us whether we want to access those promises or not. It’s up to us if we want to experience that or not.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
And God has given us freewill. From the very beginning he gave mankind free will so we can make our own choice. We can choose these things or choose not to have them. And you might say, well, actually that’s not … No, it’s very fair because God’s already done it. All we have to do is decide whether we want it or not. It’s like a gift. Someone’s giving you a gift. It’s your gift. You’ve got it. But it’s up to you if you want to unwrap it or not and use it.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Exactly. So what we’re saying is that faith is a response, is our response to what Jesus has already done. You mentioned a gift. At Christmas time we receive gifts. We give gifts, we receive gifts, we wrapped them all up and put them all under the tree, right?

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Christmas nowadays, well, it looks like, because we live in America. We immigrated here from England. So what it looks like Christmas, really, all our family lives in England. So we have three children, me and Carlie, and what our Christmas looks like in America is-

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Is brown boxes.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Is tons and tons of Amazon brown boxes. Everyone sends it to Amazon. So we just have tons of Amazon boxes, and we don’t even open them until Christmas Day. We have many Amazon boxes-

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Because we don’t know who they’re from or who they’re for.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Sometimes we don’t know who they’re for or who they’re from, but we open them-

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
They just arrive.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
And when we talk to our family, we say, thank you for the present. I love it.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Who’s claiming this one?

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
I don’t know what it was. So that’s Christmas at our house. But what you’re saying is Christmas, you have presents. Sometimes they’re wrapped up. I wrap up your presents.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Sometimes they have your name on them.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
All right. But, yeah, they have my name on it and I wrap up your present.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
So if I gave you a present, and I put Ashley on it from your loving wife, right, to my honey bunch, and I put it under the tree, let me tell you, there is no way that present is staying under the tree. He is a squeezer, he is a feeler. I mean, it better not be fragile.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Squeeze or shake it, feeling it, and seeing what it looks like. Is it like a tennis racket? Does it look like a soccer ball? Is it closed? We have to disguise them, don’t they? Some of us disguise our presents and make them look like something they’re not just to throw people off the scent.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Oh my goodness. My point is Ashley is not going to leave a present under the tree with his name on it. He’s going to receive the present. But if all he did was received the present and he just looked and he said, well, that’s a really nice shiny wrapping paper, and it’s a lovely gift tag. And I like the bottle, and it’s got my name on it and carried it around with him. And maybe showed his friends or family and said, look at this nice present that my wife got me. And pulled out the box or wrapped in beautiful paper, but never actually opened it. And I think it wouldn’t be any good, would it?

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
No.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
But I think sometimes as Christians we do this. We have the promises of God. We have received the promises of God. We carry them around with us, the promises of God. But we’re not seeing the manifest in our life because we’ve never actually opened them. We’ve never actually ripped open the wrapping paper and took them out and explored them and use them. And you know faith can be like that. It is our positive response to what Christ has already done for us. But in order to see healing manifest in our bodies, and in order to see prosperity manifest in our finances, we have to be fully persuaded that we can have what God said we can have, and open it and use it. And so faith is our response to what Jesus has already done for us.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
There’s something you’re saying. Well, you’re saying I have to work to do something. After all God has provided everything he has. But in James 2, in fact, this is James 2. And there’s a number of places he says this. Let’s look at James 2:22, it says, do you see that faith was working together with his work? He’s talking about Abraham. We’re given the example of Abraham. And James is saying, do you not see that the faith was working along with Abraham’s works? And it says here, the second part of the verse, by works faith was made perfect. And then he goes on to say, or just before that, so he says, verse 20, faith without works is dead. So James is saying faith without works is dead.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
And some people criticize this and say, well, yes, then you got to work to make something happen. Well, this is really saying faith without corresponding actions, faith without response is dead. It’s dead because you’re not going to get the benefit of it. You’re not going to receive what God has for you if you’re not going to actually open that gift or have a positive response, if you’re not going to say yes to his promises. So it’ll just be like saying, if I told one of our children, here’s your gift, and they said, Oh, my dad made me work for this gift. I had to unwrap the present.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
There’s so much effort taking the paper off.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Well, I have to work. They didn’t work for that gift. That gift was a free gift. Grace has provides it for free to you. It’s a free gift. Our positive response to that is unwrapping it and experiencing it and believing it. That’s what faith is. So faith without corresponding actions or faith without positive response is dead. It’s dead because you’re not going to get the benefit of it. The provision is still there, but you’re not going to receive it because you’re not getting the benefit of it. And there’s things we have to do. We haven’t got time in this program to go into it, but there things we have to do.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
For instance, let me just explain to you quickly about provision, for instance. If you truly believe God’s going to provide for you, Philippians 4:19, my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory. Matthew 6, Jesus talked all about how God is going to provide for us. Don’t worry about what you wear. Don’t worry about what you eat, God’s going to provide for you. These are promises we have in scriptures. There’s so many promises about how God, our loving father is going to provide for us. But if we don’t believe it and take action, and one of the ways we believe it, for instance, is we give. When we give, we’re actually trusting God with our finances. We’re saying, God, I know you’re my source. You my provider. I’m not trusting myself. I’m not trusting my job. I’m not trusting in my business. I’m trusting in you.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
And when we give, that’s how positive response of faith to God’s grace. Proverbs 11:24, it says, there’s one who gives yet increases more. There’s one who withholds more than is right yet leads to poverty. Well, that small example is just saying, when we give our finances, we’re putting God first. Matthew 6:33, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things, these natural things, what we wear, what we eat, all these natural things are going to actually be added to us. So by faith, there’s things we do by faith to show that we believed the promises of God. And if you like, it proves that we are believing in that area.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
I’m glad you pulled that up, because sometimes we’ll have people write in and say, wow, if I’m going to prove I’m in faith in the realm of healing, should I just quit taking all my medication?

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
That’s a great question. In fact, we had this question a lot. I’m on medication and maybe it’s something serious where if you don’t take your medication, it could be very … you’ll have very serious consequences, which will even … it could be fatal. And people come to and say, should I stop taking my medication? And there’s a good answer for that.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
No. There is a difference between faith and stupid. Okay. And let me explain that a little bit, because we’ve been saying that when we really believe something that there is evidence in it. If we really believe something, I use the example last time to Ashley. I said, if you really believe that there’s a million dollars buried in our backyard where you’d get a backhoe and you’d go out there, you wouldn’t even wait to finish filming today. You’d be off. You’d be down the garden center, renting a tractor or something to dig that up. There’d be evidence. There’d be action associated with your faith, with your belief. You really believed that that was true. But at the same time-

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
It’s not true, is it? You’re joking.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
Why? They could be. At the same time though, we’re not performing an action to prove our faith. And this is really important to find out. I had epilepsy for many years, and my testimony is on our website. But for many, many years, I just responded to having sickness and disease like anybody else did because I didn’t understand this thing called faith. And then one day this scripture just jumped out at me. This is in Acts 14 verse … well, lets start in verse 8. It says, in Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet who had never walked and was lame from birth. So you’ve had a condition for a long time, I suppose, okay. This man is a birth defect. He’s always been sick.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
He says in verse 9, he heard Paul speaking. He looked intently at him and perceived that he had faith to be healed. He perceived. Paul saw the man and perceived that he had faith to be healed. You have faith to be healed today. You have faith to be prosperous today. You have the faith of Jesus on the inside of you. You have the measure of faith, more than enough faith to raise the dead, heal the sick or cast out any devil in hell is on the inside of you today. You do not have lacking in the faith department.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
So when Paul saw this man, he said he saw that he had faith to be healed. He could see faith in that person. But look at his response. He said, he said with a loud voice, stand up right on your feet. And he jumped and walked. Now, the man could have said, well, just lay hands on me, just do something, and not gotten up and not done anything and not responded. But the man believed what Paul had said, and he responded. He didn’t respond to prove his faith. Now, I had epilepsy for years and was taking lots of different medications. And one day God spoke to me, and I heard him, and I knew that he had healed me. And my response to that was, well, if I’m well I don’t need to take my medications anymore.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
I was going to say it sounds … because you just told people, don’t stop taking your medications yet.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
So let me explain this.

Ashley Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
That could be hypocritical because you stopped taking 11 medications overnight.

Carlie Terradez: Everyday Faith Part 2
I did. Let me finish it. Nobody else came to me and says, well, if you really believe you’re healed, Carlie, you should stop taking your medications.

Ashley Terradez:
And you didn’t go asking people, should I stop taking my medication?

Carlie Terradez:
And I didn’t go asking people. You see, when I really believe that I’d heard from God, and I knew because I knew because I knew because I knew that I was healed. There was nobody including you that could convince me to take that medication.

Ashley Terradez:
That is true. It’s true. In fact, there’s this the one time Carlie has actually directly gone against me because she listened to God more than she listened to me, but I told her not to take him. And that was from a selfish standpoint, because I did tell you, you came home and said, I’m healed. I don’t need to take my medication, and I’m going to stop taking my medication. I knew she was on 11 different medications. I knew if she stopped taking the medication, and forgot to take it in the morning, by the afternoon she’d have side effects or have a seizure. So I knew these tablets were very, very important for her to take.

Ashley Terradez:
So I said, if you’re going to stop taking this medication, you’re going to die and leave me with three children. They were three little babies at the time. And they were not even three. We had three kids under three years old, and they would gang up on you. I mean, it’s not like… you can’t even have one each anymore. It’s not man to man zone all at that point. And they’ll gang up on you and they will work you ragged. So it was bad enough with two of us and three kids. I didn’t want to be left on my own with three kids. That was my motivation. My motivation was, I knew she was going to go to heaven, but my motivation was-

Carlie Terradez:
He would be left with little kids by yourself.

Ashley Terradez:
I don’t want to be left here with three little kids. They’ll gang up on me, and it’ll be terrible. So that’s why I said, don’t stop taking medication. You need to take them, and you rebelled against me. You rebelled against your husband, against your thought. She rebelled and went against me.

Carlie Terradez:
You’re opening a whole can of worms here that we’re not teaching about today. But anyway, my point in all of this is, you need to have a … before you make a decision that can have major consequences like that, you don’t want to go of second hand revelation. You need to hear from God yourself. And to Ashley’s defense, God hadn’t spoken to Ashley in the same way that he’d spoken to me. So if you’re asking today whether I should do something in order to prove my faith, the answer is no. We respond. This man responded here. He stood up, okay. He jumped and walked. Remember this man couldn’t jump. He couldn’t walk. He’d never jumped. He’d never walked. He was lame from birth. He’d never known laming … Laming and jumping and walking and leaping when not part of his vocabulary.

Carlie Terradez:
But because he really believed what Paul had said, because he really believed, he made an effort to do something that he couldn’t otherwise do. Because I really believed in what the Lord had told me, I made an effort to do something that I couldn’t normally have done. And I didn’t need anyone to convince me. Okay. I mean, this man didn’t need anyone convincing him. It was a natural consequence of faith. You see, when we really believe something, there will be evidence, but it’s not going to be a fake evidence. Okay. It’s going to be natural. And I just want to bring this out because we are created.

Carlie Terradez:
We started this in Romans 1:17, the just shall live by faith. We have faith on the inside of us. It’s part of our new nature in Christ. And when we start operating in faith and operating in trust … all faith needs is trust and confidence, okay? When we start operating in trust and confidence as part of our relationship with our heavenly father, it is the most natural thing in the world. We don’t have to work ourselves up or say, I’m going to decide to operate in faith now. There’s just a natural confidence that happens as a result of putting our trust and confidence in what God has said.

Ashley Terradez:
Just trust in our love loving father.

Carlie Terradez:
Yeah. It’s part of relationship.

Ashley Terradez:
And I just want to touch on this, make sure we were clear here what we’re saying. If you’re asking, should I stop taking my medication? The fact that you asking that question means that you’re not fully convinced.

Carlie Terradez:
There’s doubt.

Ashley Terradez:
You even doubt. And we would say, no, keep taking your medication, and your body will reject them as it doesn’t need them.

Carlie Terradez:
God will speak to you. He’ll give you clarity.

Ashley Terradez:
That’s right. Depending on what your condition is and things, there’s different ways you can measure and see or go back and see if you need them and things like that. But faith, see the action doesn’t produce faith. And actually a friend of mine actually died early because what he did was he produced the action. He said, well, if I stop taking my medication and stop taking it, it was insulin, stop taking my insulin, then I’m going to have the faith. I’m going to believe that I’m healed. And that’s the wrong way around. And what happened was he stopped taking that and unfortunately he lost his life because of that. It was tragic. He didn’t need to do that, but he thought that if was doing the action that would produce the faith. It’s always the faith first. It’s always the faith that motivates us into action.

Ashley Terradez:
And every story you read about in the Bible of someone being healed, and I’m thinking of the story of Jesus, the one with stretch out your stretch arm. I’m here to make the decision to stretch out his arm. And so many times Jesus said to people, go, your faith has made you well, or as you have believed, so you’re going to receive. It’s how you believe, and it’s going to happen. And with Carlie she was 100% convinced. God spoke to her directly. She was convinced to stop taking the medication. She stopped taking 11 medications. We’re talking grand mal seizure epilepsy she had. She couldn’t be left in the room with the kids. She couldn’t have a driver’s license. She couldn’t drive a car. I’m still not sure whether she can drive a car. She has a license.

Carlie Terradez:
I can drive. I just can’t park.

Ashley Terradez:
She has license. I’m still not sure if she can drive or not. Whether she can drive or not, who knows? In fact, I’ve seen my car, or her car abandoned. Someone’s stolen our car and abandoned it. It turns out Carlie’s parking. That’s how she parks, anyway.

Carlie Terradez:
How many car wrecks have I been in?

Ashley Terradez:
Zero.

Carlie Terradez:
And you?

Ashley Terradez:
Three.

Carlie Terradez:
But he says it doesn’t count because at least two of those he was asleep.

Ashley Terradez:
That’s right. That’s pretty shameful to admit to. But anyway, so don’t drive tired.

Carlie Terradez:
You had faith to get in the car that night [crosstalk 00:17:24].

Ashley Terradez:
My point being she couldn’t have a driver’s license. You could be left alone with the kids, with the cars.

Carlie Terradez:
The car either.

Ashley Terradez:
She couldn’t be left with the car, definitely. But anyway, this epilepsy was serious. It was the real deal. And she’d wake up in different hospitals. In fact had to emergency land a plane once coming back from Europe. The emergency lands a plane because she’s having a seizure.

Carlie Terradez:
I can’t remember any of that.

Ashley Terradez:
She doesn’t remember any of it. So this was serious epilepsy. 11 different medications to try and keep it under control. She quit those medications. She stopped taking those medications overnight. I mean literally, she just stopped taking them and she never had another seizure. She was 100% healed.

Carlie Terradez:
So there was evidence of faith in the [crosstalk 00:17:58].

Ashley Terradez:
She believed it. You believe it 100%, God spoke to you. You did it, and you never saw another seizure, never. No problem. That was 13, 14 years ago.

Carlie Terradez:
Yep. Almost 15 years ago.

Ashley Terradez:
Almost 15 years, 100% healed. So that’s the difference. So faith comes first and we build our faith. How do we build our faith firm? How do we … there’s a number of different ways, but faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So when you read the word of God-

Carlie Terradez:
Romans 10:17.

Ashley Terradez:
Romans 10:17, when you read the word of God, and when you realize how much God loves you, when you realize the promises of God, when you realize these things that produces, that makes your faith come alive, if you like, and you’re more likely to believe. So if our daughter … no one told us it was God’s will to heal every time.

Ashley Terradez:
And maybe this is the first time you’ve heard this. Maybe you’re tuning in, and this is the first time anyone’s told you this. I’m telling you, it’s God’s will to heal every time. Jesus said to Phillip, he said, if you’ve seen me, Phillip, you’ve seen the father. So when Jesus was on earth, he was the perfect representation of father God on earth. In fact, in Colossians 2:9-10 it says that, in Jesus dwelled the fullness of the godhead. So Jesus was God on earth. And when Jesus went around, he healed every single person that came to him for healing.

Ashley Terradez:
In fact, sometimes people would come to him and say, if you’d be willing Lord. And he said, I am willing. Jesus healed every single person that came to him who was sick and needed healing. He healed them. He never put one sickness on anyone and he healed everyone. And many times in the scriptures it says, he healed them all. In fact, who was it? Was it John? When he wrote the Gospel, he said there was … if I put down everything that Jesus did, there wouldn’t be room enough in the world to contain all the books. That’s how many miracles Jesus did. So I’m telling you, Jesus healed every time.

Ashley Terradez:
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is God’s will for you to be healed. This is just one example. It’s God’s will for you to be healed. Now, if no one’s ever told you that, how are you going to have the faith to believe that? And no one had ever told us that it’s God’s will to heal every time. We heard a preacher preach from the word of God and explained to us from the word of God, it’s God’s will to heal every time. When we heard that we thought, it must be God’s will to heal our daughter. Up until that point we thought, well, maybe God heals. Maybe He doesn’t. It’s up to Him. He chooses one, He doesn’t choose another. Maybe He’s teaching us through sickness. Maybe He’s trying to prove something. And we had all these mixed up ideas, and we wasn’t able to put our faith. We wasn’t able to believe in something 100%.

Carlie Terradez:
And this is really important because faiths can only operate where the will of God is known.

Ashley Terradez:
Say it again Carlie. That’s a good quote. Say it again.

Carlie Terradez:
Faith can only operate where the will of God is known. You know the very word faith comes from the Greek word [foreign 00:20:29]. It means have trust and confidence to be fully persuaded to trust or commit unto. We can’t have trust and confidence, absolute guarantee. We can’t be in the place where we are fully persuaded if we’re not sure God will is it in the first place in a certain area. Now, all through we didn’t realize this, but you know what? Jesus has a healing ministry. Just read the New Testament. Okay. There are so many promises of God that we don’t even have to ask God’s will on because it’s demonstrated time and time again in the gospels.

Carlie Terradez:
So when it came to God’s will regarding healing, we’d had some help to misunderstand some things. But the fact is if you read through the gospels, and this isn’t a healing series particularly, but it just comes out a lot because it’s our experience. We were teaching from experience. Because we didn’t understand God’s will regarding healing, even though when our daughter was sick, of course we prayed for her. We pray for her to be healed. We knew what we could do.

Ashley Terradez:
We rent the heavens. I mean, we had prayer lines praying for it. We had prayer chains. We had all these different people because it was our daughter who was dying. If you’ve got a child who’s dying, you’d do anything that you can. It was out of desperation, a lot of it. I lot of that was desperation and fear. It was actually fear.

Carlie Terradez:
There wasn’t really much faith in those prayers.

Ashley Terradez:
Sometimes it was fearful.

Carlie Terradez:
Right. And sometimes people wonder and they get frustrated. We’ll, I’ve been praying for so and so and nothing’s changed. And there is a difference between praying and praying according to what the scripture says. And when we start praying, when we start speaking the word of God over a situation, and we have trust and confidence in what God has said about our situation, we are going to see evidence. And because we know we prayed for Hannah, but we didn’t pray a prayer of faith for Hannah. James 5 says, the prayer of faith will save the sick, will heal the sick, right? Prayer of faith. You cannot pray a prayer of faith, a prayer of trust and confidence, a prayer that’s fully persuaded if you don’t first know what God’s will is in the first place in that area.

Ashley Terradez:
And I remember one time we had … we was the associate pastors at the church and there was a lady who was late on in her pregnancy, I think she was like seven or eight months on in her pregnancy. And the pastor called us and said, would you pray for this lady? And he said, I tried praying for her. And I said, how did you pray? And he said, well, he said, I prayed. I said, Lord, if it be your will, you know what’s best for it, if it be your will, because the baby hadn’t moved. She hadn’t felt the baby move for many days, three or four days. And they basically thought that the baby died or maybe the baby had died in the womb. He said, I didn’t know how to pray. So I just prayed, God, if it be your will.

Ashley Terradez:
And I was like, no, we know the will of God. We know God’s will is life and not death. And God’s will is good plans to give you an expected end. We know God’s will. So when we prayed, we prayed, and we spoke life to that baby. We commanded that baby to come back to life. We spoke life and health and fullness to that baby. Praise God. And the baby started moving again. See, when you know the will of God, and there’s some things, obviously they’re different depending on what house should I buy, what towns should I live in, should I go to this-?

Carlie Terradez:
All decisions are huge.

Ashley Terradez:
No, but the promises of God, we know when you hear the word of God, that’s what I’m saying, you need to hear the word of God and you need to hear teachings on the word of God, the true teachings that teach you the truth about God’s word. Okay. God’s promises, the fact that he’s already provided them for you. You need to hear that teaching over and over. We listened to that teaching over and over and that built our faith up because now we have the faith to believe it. If someone tells you it’s God’s will to heal every time and shows you in the scriptures and you start listening to it, you’ll have the faith to believe that. And that’s what happens. So that’s why we need to be in the word. We need to listen to good ministries, good teachers teaching us these things.

Ashley Terradez:
It’s the same with salvation. You had to hear that it was God’s will for you to be saved. You had to hear that God had provided salvation for you. You had to hear about the solutions to your sin, the solution that you needed to save you. You had to hear those things and that’s why you could respond and say yes because you heard about those things. The preacher or someone told you about those things. So when we hear the truth, and we had the truth presented to us, it builds our faith and we can start believing it.

Carlie Terradez:
It does. And you mentioned that scripture before, but Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. If the Gospel that you’re hearing is not building faith in you, it’s not the gospel. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Some of the preaching that we listen to today is not based upon the word of God, and maybe it’s based on people … maybe it sounds good. It’s based on people’s popular opinion, or it sounds politically correct, but if it’s not based on the word of God, it’s not going to produce faith in you.

Carlie Terradez:
When we listen to preaching, we need to be built up in our faith and encouraged in our relationship with the Lord, build up to the point where we can we say, you know what? I am fully persuaded that what God says I can have, what God says he’s done is mine. That’s how we know. And it says faith comes by hearing. It doesn’t say faith comes by having heard one time.

Ashley Terradez:
Right. Hearing and hearing and hearing.

Carlie Terradez:
Hearing. If you believe in God for something, I want to encourage you, build yourself up as it says in the book of Jude on your most holy faith. Keep hearing and hearing and hearing, absorb yourself in the word of God and in good faith preaching, because faith starts to come alive and activated on the inside of you, and there will be evidence of it. Amen.

Ashley Terradez:
Amen. That’s why we’re excited about Terradez ministries. What we do at Terradez ministry is we empower believers in the promises of God. And how we do that is by teaching the word in a practical way that hopefully you can get hold of, and you can respond to. Praise God. So we’re out of time this session. I want to pray for you before we let you go.

Ashley Terradez:
Father God, I thank you for everyone listening and watching today. I thank you, they’re hearing the truth. They’re hearing the truth about you, a loving God, about your will to heal every time. It’s your will to prosper us. It’s your will to save us. It’s your will to give us an expected end. You are a God of life. You are a good God. And I thank you because people hear that Lord, they hear your words, your promises, I thank you Lord, faith is coming alive in them, and they’ll belief in you, sometimes the first time. I believe there’s people watching and listening today, they’re going to trust God for the first time. And God is not going to let you down. Praise God. You can trust him 100%. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Carlie Terradez:
That’s good news.

Ashley Terradez:
Praise God. That’s good news. Well, thanks for joining us today. We’ll be back real soon. And remember until next time, don’t just settle for living a normal life when you could be living the abundant life.

Speaker 2:
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Ashley Terradez:
Did you know Romans 10:17 says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. We had a situation where our daughter was dying, and we needed to activate our faith to receive healing from God. And what happened was, is we heard for the first time that it was God’s will to heal. We heard that by a teacher teaching us the word of God. I’m here to tell you today, whatever you believe in God for whatever you need from God, you need to hear the word of God taught in a way that is going to encourage you to believe and receive. Praise God. So activate your faith today and listen to this series.

Speaker 2:
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Speaker 4:
Ashley and Carlie, I think they’re amazing. I think they have a great ministry. I think they’re inspired. I think God’s really working in their life

Speaker 2:
Through the many outreaches of Terradez ministries, people are being saved, healed, baptized in the Holy Spirit, and are receiving financial miracles. Join Ashley and Carlie in spreading the good news of abundance and freedom.

Ashley Terradez:
Yeah. When we were believing for our daughter, Hannah’s healing, we loved God and we loved the word of God, but because no one taught us the truth, we didn’t see that manifest until we understood the truth about healing.

Carlie Terradez:
Our whole family has been impacted by this understanding of what Jesus has already done. And so now we are living life out of victory rather than living life out of defeat.

Ashley Terradez:
And that’s why we so excited here at Terradez ministries. We want people to be empowered to walk in the promises of God.

Speaker 4:
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