“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17 KJV
It takes faith to find forgiveness.
It takes faith to get through tuff times.
We can never operate in faith without having total faith in God and his word.
God reveals himself through the word.
It takes a personal revelation of who he is and what he did to have faith.
There are those who know God in the head, but not in the heart.
What is God like?
To find out go to the word.
The word of God reveals that there is a God.
He is not on the cross.
He is not in the tomb.
He is standing at the right hand of the Father.
Develop our faith in God.
1- IN ORDER TO HAVE FAITH IN THE WORD OF GOD,
YOU NEED TO HAVE FAITH IN THE AUTHOR.
He is the God who spoke all things into existence.
What is more crazy, believing you came from a pool of goo, or that God created man?
WE NEED TO:
Speak the word.
Live the word.
Feed on the word.
When God spoke things came into being.
The power of the Holy Spirit has been planted in us.
We are children of God and we should be able to speak in the name of Jesus.
I have faith in the word of God because He has proven himself to be faithful.
Even if you have failed God, he will pick you up and put you on higher ground.
Goes is faithful. He was faithful to the saints of old, and he will be to you.
Look at Abraham, David, and Daniel, those things he did in the Old Testament were done by the same God that we serve. God never ever changes.
Can we be "just a little bit" like God?
Or are we lying, cheating, and failing time and time again?
God's integrity is on the line in the promise he gives to his people.
“Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.”
Jeremiah 1:12 KJV
We have to be careful with every word that comes out of our mouth.
On average 20 people a day are watching you, don't be a stumbling block.
Our names are written in the Lambs book of life, should we not win souls?
Let our light shine everywhere we go.
2- IN ORDER TO HAVE FAITH YOU MUST BE FEEDING ON THE WORD ON A REGULAR BASIS.
You need to feed yourself and not just rely on the pastor to feed you.
Ignorance of God's word breads a spirit of skepticism and doubt.
Q: How much time do you read the Bible vs reading the news?
We must have a menu of the Word of God.
If you only get it on Sunday morning you will be in trouble.
There are too many Christians listening to TV evangelists are saying.
Too many stay home and listen to a TV preacher at home.
That is not fellowshipping or gathering together.
We need to assemble ourselves together.
Take care of your own local church before you give to guy on TV.
If your home church is suffering financially, take care of it first.
Who will preach your family's funerals?
Who will do marriages for your children?
Who will come to visit you in the hospital?
Learn to feed on the Word yourself. Time to grow up.
3- TOTAL FAITH IN THE WORD OF GOD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
We will confess what God says instead of what man says.
The Word teaches you how to live in this life.
Are you the same as you were before Jesus came into your life?
If that's the case the devil has led you astray.
If you are not growing it is because you are not right.
Do you believe the promises that are found in the Word?
All I ask is to be like Jesus.
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