Getting a little into some theology here, we always look at faith and healing. You need faith, and we’ve had the word movement, the faith movement, the healing movement, and all kinds of movements. They’ve had their place. There are things in those teachings that are absolutely truth, but they don’t stand alone, by themselves, as the conclusion. So I found, as an observer and as a pastor of different teachings, that movements center around that movement perhaps to the exclusion of other fundamental truth which makes the whole package work. The great scriptures of Mark 11:22, 23, and 24 have to do with faith and not doubting in your heart that you can speak to that mountain and see it removed.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11:22-24 KJV
We have all these teachings on faith in the doctrines of Christ. Now this is a heavy one so hang on and don’t misunderstand me, but in the doctrines of Christ in Hebrews 6:1-2, there are six doctrines that we should have mastered to move on to perfection.
1 therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Hebrews 6:1-2 KJV
Faith in God is not number 1. Faith in God is number 2, and we want to make faith in God number 1.
When it gets down to a pragmatic application of the kingdom of God, the great prophet Isaiah said — Your sins … (Here’s that awful word again. We don’t want to talk about sins do we?) Your sins have separated you from your God. So you can have all the faith you want and try to believe and have faith and teach faith, but if you’re participating with sin, it will make your faith shipwreck. That’s why in the doctrines of Christ in Hebrews 6:1-2, before faith in God comes something called repentance from dead works. Then you have faith in God so we can repent for dead works. So, what is a dead work?
Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright: 2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.