As an evangelist, there are just some things that will just excite us and for me one of the topics is faith. Faith for some reason seems to be something that is elusive to most people when in essence every human on the planet operates by faith be it negative or positive it’s still faith. Whatever it is that you believe that is what you have faith in, on, or for. And it is by speaking what we believe that cause what we say to be so.
The righteous, that’s the children of the living GOD will get life from trusting in the FATHER and CHRIST JESUS.
In every area of our lives, we must trust the FATHER to work things out for us, especially when our backs are up against the wall and we just don’t see a way of escape. We pray and we feel our first mistake because our feelings can sometimes be misleading. That we have been forgotten, that our prayers are not being answered. We forget that GOD wrote a message to us in HIS Word that HE will not leave or forsake us. Maybe you don’t understand the meaning behind forsake but again it’s, leave or quit, HE will not abandon or desert us. HE heard us but we must know that the trying of our patience is only a test. And it’s right here that most people begin to waver and turn away to try and handle situations on their own. We begin with just a tiny bit of faith which is not mixed with doubt. This faith will be enough to move a mountain or a huge bush tree. Watch and see the FATHER come through. And of course, when HE does we get all excited because we know that it was GOD and no one else that could have done what needed to be done. It will cause our faith to grow a bit more and we will try our faith on something else.
So, how do we get our faith to grow? Reading the Word of GOD, speaking with and to the FATHER and JESUS, going to church and hearing the preached and taught Word of CHRIST JESUS. And of course speaking amongst yourselves about CHRIST JESUS as well but JESUS must be spoken of HIS Word must be spoken of. We must hear constantly the Word. This is why we believe all the foolish things we came to believe or have come to believe because we have heard them over and over again. I said to a group of people a few years ago that I enjoy watching television but I don’t like commercials, especially the commercials of today. They are not like the commercials back when I was growing up and a young adult which were the little jingles, or about dish/soap detergents, etc. Nowadays we are bombarded with being diseased and sick or fast food. And what are the two epidemics we have here in America? Failing health and obesity. I shared with them that if I’m not watching my DVR, how I mute the sound so I don’t hear the commercials about being sick or fast food, or I turn the channel until I think my show has returned. When watching my DVR, I fast forward through the commercials. Since doing this, I don’t crave fast foods as I used too and I’ve not had a cold, flu or pneumonia in years. Also, if I think I may fall asleep with my televisIon on, I make sure that it’s on a CHRISTion station.
Children of the living GOD don’t place their belief in what they do see because when you can see something that’s not faith that’s fact. But when you operate in faith it’s placing trust in hope of what is not seen yet. For example, each and everyday people pull out a chair to sit in, the chair may look sturdy enough to accommodate you. But how many of us have sat only to have fallen? We sat by faith. Remaining in that chair without it collapsing is faith. Having the chair to collapse without us knowing it was weak, is fact.
Being in CHRIST JESUS means that we have activated our faith in HIM. Now we must express this faith in HIM by the workings of our faith in HIM through our love for HIM.
Though those of us who are blood clean have been delivered by the grace of our FATHER through our LORD and Savior CHRIST JESUS through faith in HIM. This is still a gift because nothing we did had anything to do with it. And another thing I will like to add, we were given a complete garment along with a shield and told to put them on. But never, have I ever read in all the many years that I have read the Bible from cover to cover, had Bible study, attended church or spoken to any individual where we are to take off our garment. I also sleep with my garment on along with my shield, I like to think that I look like agent 86 and the Chief when they are having a confidential discussion in that bubble in the television show “Get Smart”. But to the children of the living GOD, we are the victorious ones because of our faith in the FATHER and JESUS. JESUS overcame the world and because of this, we are overcomers of the world as well. By our continual and persistent faith in JESUS, we will remain victorious.
There comes a time when we mature into the understanding of knowing that faith is substance. And what is substance exactly but something that already exists? So in essence when we are operating in faith be in negative or positive faith we have taken hold of the title deed and confirming a thing. I will even ask you this one thing, what is hope? Hope is a belief in obtaining, faith in getting. Hope is nothing at all like a desire or wish which produces anxiety and pain. Hope only is accompanied with joy and pleasure. This is why in our salvation there is hope.
So my dear ones, know this with clarity if we are to come to the FATHER we are to come to HIM through faith but coming to HIM through faith means having faith in HIS SON JESUS the CHRIST fully. It is impossible to be well pleasing to the FATHER without faith in HIS SON CHRIST JESUS. To approach the FATHER we must approach the SON. Have faith that JESUS is who HE is and not what we want HIM to be, have faith that the FATHER will reward us through JESUS because of our faith when we look for HIM.
This is what I find so incredible about my ABBA DADDY and that is when you are a nonbeliever and you are so sick that it causes you to pray to the FATHER in faith. JESUS will heal. And because of that little bit of faith, because of that suffering, the patient wanted to get out of to the point it made him or her turn to GOD when at no other time they would not have. When the doctors have done all they know to do with their limited scientific education and we allow GOD to step in. The Creator of our being, the only One who can provide a new organ where the original was, the only One who can grow a limb where the other limb is no longer, who can give or restore sight to the blind, raise the dead, set the mind right, cause the deaf to hear. Don’t you understand that when HE steps in to heal the nonbeliever of their illness, HE will also wash them clean of sin as well? I am a Zionite are you a Zionite or are you from Sinai?
Habakkuk 2:4, Matthew 17:20, Lk. 17:6, Romans 10:17, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Galatians 5:6, Ephesians 2:8, 6:16, 1 Jhn. 5:4, Hebrews 11:1, Rom. 8:24, Hebrews 11:6, James 5:15, Is. 33:24
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