The Speed of Faith



Men, how do you measure your spiritual maturity?

That’s what we were able to uncover at our last Men’s Breakfast when we learned to measure our spiritual maturity by The Speed of Faith! 

James 1:6-8  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.


Faith believes that we will have what we say (Mark 11:24). How often do we consider another thought contrary to the Word of God? That is the meaning of being double-minded. The opposite brings about a blessing:


James 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 


That word, continueth, in James 1:25 is the Greek word: parameno, which means to permanently persevere. When we act decisively, giving God’s Word final authority in our lives, the scripture here says that we will be blessed!


That’s why spiritual timing is the key to breakthrough. The sooner we act on God’s Word, not considering another thought, the sooner we see the speed of our faith bringing about the results of His promises.


The devil is fully aware of spiritual timing. That’s why in Mark 4:15 Jesus tells us that satan comes immediately to steal the Word sown in our hearts. Because of this, we have to more immediately act on the Word and abide in the Word. Being prosperous and having good success, as the Lord told Joshua (Joshua 1:7-9), comes from not turning from the Word right or left but staying moving forward, acting on the Word, and meditating on it day and night.


Here are some areas to measure your spiritual maturity by:

  • How long does it take you to take your thoughts captive?
  • How long does it take you to pray over any situation?
  • How long does it take you to speak the Word over any situation?
  • How long does it take you to forgive?
  • How long does it take you to worship and thank the Lord when good things happen?

The answer to these questions could be seconds, minutes, hours, days, or maybe even months. The more immediate your response the more you have the Word in you and the more you are putting your trust in God’s Word. This becomes a measure of your spiritual maturity – the Speed of Faith!

Your ability to close the gap of response time comes from abiding in the Word and trusting God immediately by faith.

John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 


Please see our November 19th Men’s Breakfast teaching video and notes below.


Men, unified faith is the incubator for revival!

Let’s continue to join our faith in prayer for the Key Prayer Points below that will continue throughout the month.

  • That the men of EMIC and the church at large make God’s Word final authority in 2023
  • Government leaders voted into office to lead according to Exodus 18:21
  • Complete healing for our church family members that are overcoming.
  • Greater health, prosperity, and an increased anointing for our pastors and leaders in 2023
  • Abortion to be abolished at every state level

There are active opportunities to be involved in affecting each one of these areas here at EMIC, our community, schools, and patriotic involvement and through effective faith-filled prayers.

To find out how you can be more involved contact Pastor Al Velez at or call 817-252-2964 

That is why our Men’s Ministry is designed to equip you with biblical weapons of warfare and disciple you and one another in the Word and in meaningful relationships so that we join our faith for victory!

Come and be a part of our Men’s Movement!

Don’t miss our Men’s Serve Day on Saturday, December 17th at 8:00AM at the Life Unlimited Outreach in Fort Worth.

For our Ministry Table Leaders: We will be meeting on Thursday December 8th at 7:00PM. Bring your supply and come expecting!

Can’t wait to see you all!

Until then stay strong and courageous!

Love and blessings!   Pastor Al 

November 19th Men's Breakfast Teaching Notes