Wednesday, August 13, 2008

8/13/08 - Faith

Faith

Today…I really…want to talk about one word…THAT WORD IS FAITH!

We are living in times…where many of us…are facing issues…that only God can solve.

We have tried earthly solutions…and they have not BEEN THE ANSWER.

Somebody shout…Lord…Give us the Answer!

There are some elementary…or basic things… that we need to make rock solid in our lives…

if we plan to spend the rest of our days…IN A MORE IMPROVED STATE.

Is there anybody in here…looking for better days!
Listen…the Bibles tells us that GOD IS A SPIRIT…

AND THOSE THAT WORSHIP HIM…MUST DO IT IN THE SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!

When the Apostle John mentioned here…in the spirit and in truth….

He was referring…to your FAITH!

You have to begin to believe…that you can talk to GOD from the inside… (your spirit person)

and talk with Him from the honesty of your heart! (the truth of who you are…and what you’re thinking)

For the only way you can approach the throne room of God…and Worship…is by FAITH!

Repeat after me…Without FAITH…it is impossible…to please God…

For he that cometh to God…must believe that God is…

And that He is a rewarder of them…that diligently seek Him.

Listen…after a period of time as the disciples walked with Jesus…

and they heard his teaching and saw His FAITH in action …

as people were being healed…and delivered.

They asked Jesus…if He would increase there FAITH.

Luke 17:5-6 - “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. [6] And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you”.

These disciples…had come to understand…that nothing would work for them…

unless they had FAITH!

They had also came to understand…that hearing Jesus speak…

was building up there belief system.

Rom. 10:17 - “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.

Heb 11:1-3 - “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

[2] For by it the elders obtained a good report.

[3] Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Faith requires you to do something…it requires action…it requires you to step out of the box.

James 2:17 - “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”.

Faith is a tool…given by God to all of us…

that we might overcome all the things…that the world throws at us.

1 John 5:4 - “ For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.

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