Thursday, February 28, 2019

Teach with Testimony

It is not what we know but what we can testify to.

Our learning is not as much book learning as On The Job Training.

If we don't do what we learn, we won't really know it. In fact, if we fail to do what we are learning, what we think we know will soon only be a deception. James 1:22 NASB “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”

Everyone has a foundation to their life. To some, fun is purpose of their life. Others make a career or job their foundation. And others' foundation is a political philosophy. Matthew 7:24-25 NASB “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”

The Bible must be our foundation. We can base our lives on the Bible, not just knowing it and how it flows from Genesis to Revelation. If we base our life on the Bible, we can rely on it through the storms. Notice that the foundation is built before the storm comes. If we wait until the storm comes before attempting to build, the foundation will be washed away as we are building. That is not to say we can't build our house in the storm, but it will take much longer with heartache.

John 8:31-32 shows the key to freedom through what Jesus taught. “So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

I have heard it taught 100s of times that freedom comes from knowing the Word. The Bible teaches that we know the Word by remaining in it throughout life. Continuing in the word means we will stay in it through the storms of life. This  brings us freedom. When we remain in faith through the storms of life,  it testifies to the goodness of God. When we give up on the Word in a trial, we didn't believe it would work.

Other aspects to continuing in the Word is to make Jesus Lord and carrying our cross daily. Luke 9:23; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 12:1-2 If we don't make Jesus Lord and carry our cross, the trials of life will cause the promise of the Scriptures to become bitter. Many reject the Bible because they don't make Jesus Lord and fail to carry the cross of Christ. It is the Lordship of Christ and willingness to suffer in service to Him that brings the stability, even through all the world throws us.

There are many disagreements in the Christian walk. Churches split over doctrinal differences. Jesus led me to not present Scripture without a testimony whenever it is a point of contention. Christian forums have shown the problems we have when sharing spiritual truth. The teaching of James 3:13-18 shows the importance of letting our testimony be the teacher, especially when there is a point of contention. 

“ Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

1 Corinthians 8:1-2 explains the problem of knowing something without living it with love. When we live out the Scriptures, we are humbled by our weakness when we don't rely on the Holy Spirit to help us. To live out the Scriptures pushes us to love because there is no effective faith without love. Galatians 6:7 says faith works through love. Without love, faith is ineffective. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 explains the problem of faith without love. When we talk to someone who knows Bible teaching but hasn't lived it, it comes across as arrogant and unpleasant. It is refreshing and encouraging to learn from someone who lives out what he is teaching.

Kenneth Hagin was a preacher who knew what he was teaching. Every page of his books have examples of how he lived out what he had learned from the Bible. You can't argue with a testimony. A testimony will give glory to God and how He provided the solution to the problem.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How To Use Faith Laws




How to use faith laws, and how to move from understanding to faith. 2 Peter 1:3,4

1. If there is a law you are struggling with, ask God to show you the answer. Meditate on listed verses.

2.  Repent of known sin, pride, unforgiveness. Have your heart pure before God. Isa 1:18-20; 1 Peter 1:22

3. Have as your purpose to love God and to love others. 1 Thes 3:8; John 14:23; 1 Pt 1:22

4. Always have as your purpose in all you do, to do it for Jesus. Romans 14:8

5. Put on the armor of God by using them and live for Jesus. Eph 6:10-18; Rom 13:12; 2 Chron 16:9; Ps 91

6. We are in a war and we overcome by the direction of these promises. Rev 12:11; Matt 11:12; Rom 8:37; John 16:33

7. God will give you promises in your devotional time. Work in believing (John 6:29) to make these real. Colossians 1:29; 2:1; 4:12

8. Meditate on the verse, think about them and speak them. Psalm 119:11; Joshua 1:8

9. Renew your mind to the promise, rejecting the doubt that is in the natural. Realize action and faith go together. So serve joyfully and sacrificially with faith and love. Rom 12:1,2; 1 Peter 1:22

10. Has God given the promise to you? 2 Cor. 1:20 Is this promise for you? Pray over the verse to have it come real in your life. Have confidence this promise is for you.

11. Decide to receive and believe with action. John 6:29 Keeping the promise before you, going over and over it. Pray over these promises in English and tongues.

12.  See with your mind, God enabling you to make use of the promise that you already have.
Philemon 6; Eph 1:3; Deut 2:24

13. Have the Scripture near by to quote often. Psalm 1:2

14. Believing God will back up His word, state God is backing up His promise to you, making it real in your life. Prov 18:20,21; John 6:63; Hebrews 3:1

15. State the promise with expectation. Zeph 1:12; Rom. 8:24,25; Psalm 91:2

16.  You can tell faith has arrived by confidence, peace, assurance, boldness, love for people, speaking about it and a true desire to do it. Romans 14:23

17.  Reject doubt with the instructions of 2 Cor. 10:3-6 and concern with Phil 4:6-9; Ps 110:3

18.  Respond to rejection by looking to Jesus and rejoicing. Matthew 5:11

19.  If you are doubting if you should be doing something then it is not of faith. Romans 14:23

20.  Ask yourself if you are eager to do what God has promised? Ps. 110:3

21. Test your faith. 2 Cor 13:5; Rom 12:2; 1 Cor 11:27-32; Mal 3:10; Ps 16:11; Ps 105:19

22.  Listen to God's direction when problems persist. James 1:2-8; Isaiah 30:21

23.  Then if you don't have joy and peace, return to seeking God. But by all means go. Go with joy and peace. Isaiah 55:12 Remember we are not led by feelings. If you don't have peace go in obedience with weakness, fear and trembling  1 Cor 2:3 Keep in prayer. Ask God if a lack of peace means it is not His will.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Faith Steps


1 Make Jesus Lord. Romans 10:9,10; Romans 12:1-2

2 Accept Scripture as being from Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:16 It is sure, perfected, right, pure, lean, true. Psalm 19:7-9

3 Read the Scriptures every day, the same as you drink water. Because Scripture is water to your spirit.  John 4:14 And when you are in the heat, you need Scripture many times a day.

4 Have a mind set on the things of the Spirit and not the flesh. Romans 8:5-8

5  Commit your life to following Jesus teachings. John 8:31-32

6 Make note of promises that stand out to you. Meditate and confess they are real in your life.

7 Pray over those promises to make them effective in your life.
See them being real in your life as you pray about them. Mark 11:24

8 Remember to worship and thank God for His answer and care for you. Philippians 4:6

9 Bring all your worries and cares to the Lord in prayer. Follow Philippians 4:6-9, 5 steps.

10 Earnest and effective prayer. Rom 8:23 along with Rom 8:22,26

11 Use 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 to counter doubt.

12 Make plans to do what the Scriptures promise.

13 Fight off the mountain of problems with Scripture, prayer/command, praise and thankfulness.
Isaiah 41:15

14 Start working on the solution to your problem.

15 If you can't work as called, pray till you can and seek God for His direction. James 1:2-8

16 When you can work, do the work God has called you to do and shout victory. (Smith Wigglesworth)


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Monday, February 25, 2019

Faith Laws 126 to 141


126.  Making Jesus Lord, sets us on the path of faith. Romans 12:1 Without Jesus being Lord, Scripture becomes bitter.

127.  Faith is ineffective without the proper attitude of love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

128.  Faith will reap when doubt is removed by the work of prayer and sowing. Psalm 126:4-6

129.  Faith does not compromise its beliefs. Daniel 3:13-27

130.  Faith is not cast off by, testing, bad news or opposition. Matthew 14:28-31; Psalm 112:7; Mal 3:10

131.  Faith in what Christ has done, not our works. Philippians 3:9; Romans 5:1-5;3:28

132.  Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Live by the words of Christ. Romans 8:2; John 6:63; Philippians 2:16

133.  If you hope and believe for something that Jesus says, anything is possible. Mark 9:23

134.  Call into being that which does not exist. Romans 4:17; Job 22:28; Genesis 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26; Ephesians 5:1

135.  Stand on the word. Ephesians 6:13; 2 Corinthians 1:24

136.  Faith is built up on the encouragement of the Scriptures. Romans 15:4; Psalm 34

137.  Remember past victories. Psalm 103:2

138.  Bask in God's love. Revelation 3:20; Isaiah 40:31-41:1a

139.  Faith will boast with confidence, what God promised. Hebrews 3:6

140.  Faith that God hears and answers prayer. John 5:15; Psalm 4:3; Micah 7:7

141. When you make it harder for God to answer, your faith is strong. 1 Kings 18:34-35


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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Faith Laws 101 to 125


101. Start in the flesh and look for the Holy Spirit to help you, when God has already told you to do something in the Word. Smith Wigglesworth

102. Faith is based on the hope of the Scriptural promise. Hebrews 11:1

103. Faith will continue to the end, it will hold fast. Faith will remain. Heb 3:6; 3:14;James 1:2-4; Rom. 5:1-5; John 8:31

104. Faith thrives as you are in communion with God. John 15:1-7

105. Faith is NOW. Hebrews 11:1 Faith will act now.-

106. Faith is like a mustard seed. Faith starts small and grows with the right start and use. Matt 17:20; John 1:16; Romans 1:17; Romans 15:6

107. Faith is perishable Hebrews 2:1 Use it or lose it Roy Hicks

108. Faith is not presumption or denial. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. Faith sees a deeper life in the spirit. Faith sees John 3:3. Denial hides and denies.

109. Faith is confident. Phil. 1:6; 1 Thes 1:5; 2 Cor 3:12

110. Scripture will not profit if it is not united with faith. Hebrews 4:2; Ps 106:24,25

111. Faith and fear can't co-exist. Faith believes and fear doubts Luke 8:50; John 14:1

112. Doubt will kill faith if left unchecked. 2 Cor. 10:3-5 So counter doubt with the promise of God.

113. Meditation enriches our understanding of the Word of God. Psalm 1:3;Josh 1:8; Revelation 3:20

114. Faith is maintained by keeping your mind on the Word and rejecting the worry about the problem  2 Cor 10:3-5 Phil 4:6-9

115. Faith does not fear death. Dan 3:16-18; Matt 10:28; John 14:1-3

116. Christ dwells in your heart through faith. Eph. 3:17

117. Faith works as we look to Jesus relying on the love of God. Galatians 5:6; Hebrews 12:2

118. Faith is given to us, but it is our responsibility to use it. Rom 12:3, 2 Peter 2:1;  Mark 11:22

119. Expectation & anticipation. Faith expects and anticipates God's answer. Zeph 1:12; Hebrews 9:28

120. Saying, "yes sir", to God's direction, will empower you with more faith to do it. 2 Corinthians 1:20

121.  Provide for your household. 1 Timothy 5:8; Lk 11:21

122.  Reprove unsound teaching brings sound faith. Titus 1:13

123. The better we know God, the more faith we have. John 17:3

124.  Faith is obedient to the direction of the Holy Spirit and His word. Romans 1:5; Acts 6:7; Romans 16:26

125.  If you are satisfied with your relationship with Christ, pride will rise up in your heart and your faith will recede. Hosea 13:6; Matthew 5:3


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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Faith Laws 76-100


76. Faith believes God answers any prayer in Jesus name. John 14:14

77. Our fleshly desires void faith. James 4:3 Romans 8:7 Getting rid of them and allow faith to arise. Gal. 2:20

78. Friendship with the world voids faith. 1 John 2:15-17 James 4:4 Choose Jesus over the world makes faith  possible.

79. Faith grows mighty in the battle. To grow stronger we need to be in the fight. Heb. 11:34 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Deut 2:24

80. I must die to my fleshly desires if I am to live by faith. Galatians 2:20

81. Faith pleases God. We can't please God if we don't have faith. Heb.11:6

82. Faith believes, God rewards those who seek Him. Heb. 11:6

83. If you have faith you will live by your faith. Habakkuk 2:4; Matt. 4:4

84. Our faith overcomes the world. 1 John 5:4; Revelation 12:11

85. Faith is ours. 1 John 5:4 It's our faith.

86. Prayer and fasting builds faith, when we listen to the Spirit speak to us. Matthew 17:20,21

87. Faith lives by the word, has a dream, is adventurous, and is not affected by the world. Cho from S. Korea. Genesis 13:14

88. Faith needs courage  2 Cor 5:6-8

89. Faith does not go by what you see, taste, feel, hear or smell. Faith goes by the Word. 2 Cor 5:7; Genesis 13:14

90. Faith stands before God. Jeremiah 15:19; Heb. 4:16

91. Faith defeats Satan by our actions. Romans 16:19,20

92. Faith is strengthened by encouragement from others. Hebrews 10:25; Isaiah 35:3-8

93. Faith is bold. Eph. 3:12 And confident Acts 4:13; Proverbs 28:1; 2 Corinthians 3:12

94. Faith is not led astray by the enemies success of power. Deut 13:1-5 Instead, reject them. 1 Samual 4:1-11

95. Faith withstands a test from God. Judges 20:18f

96. Faith continues after defeat. Judges 20:18f

97. Faith trusts God. Proverbs 3:5,6

98. Your faith will be tested. 1 Peter 1:7; James 1:2-4

99. The alternative to faith is rational thinking. It is the mistrust of God's word. Prov 3:5,6

100. Faith starts with God not with works. Works won't build faith if faith is not there to start with. Ephesians 2:8-9
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Faith Laws 51-75


51. God opens a door for faith. Acts 14:27: Colossians 4:13

52. Jesus is the door to our life of faith. (John 10:7)

53. Serve with no thought of self, increases faith. Luke 17:5-10

54. Faith is assured of the promise. Hebrews 11:1

55. Faith does not consider a report or evil report against God's promise. Eph. 6:16; Instead he continues to trust God.Psalm 112:7 Isa 53:1

56. Praising God, defeats unbelief. Romans 4:20,21

57.  When you actively rest in trusting God for the answer, you have faith. Hebrews 4:1; Matthew 11:28-30

58. You have to fight for faith. 1 Tim. 6:12 If you can't rest, fight to get to rest in God. 2 Cor 10:3-6; Eph 6:10f Fight in prayer, confession and fight in action.

59. Faith works in Jesus with love, not the understanding of the promise. 2 Corinthians 1:20; Galatians 5:6

60. Faith is kept. 2 Timothy 4:7 you don't give up. Jude 24 God is able to keep you from stumbling. Luke 8:15 Hold fast the word.

61. Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering. Hebrews 10:23 Speak what God has promised. Luke 8:15 Hold fast the Word.

62. Respond with confession, eagerness and act quickly. Ps 110:3; Luke 8:15 contrasted with shrinking back from walking in faith. Hebrews 10:38; Luke 1:38 Not like Zacharias Luke 1:18

63. The fear of man brings a snare. Proverbs 29:2  The solution is to fear God. Luke 12:5

64. Faith does not get disappointed. Faith continues to believe. Romans 10:11

65. Faith is required because, whatever is not of faith is sin. Romans 14:23

66. If you doubt if you should do something, don't do it, because it would not be of faith. Romans 14:23

67.  I would not suggest using a fleece. Many times a fleece is not faith. To use a flees is to walk by chance and sight. It would be like rolling the dice to find God's will. We now have the Holy Spirit to direct us. Rom 8:14; Judges 6:36-40

68. Faith is made strong in weakness. Heb. 11:34; 2 Cor. 12:9 From weakness was made strong. Hebrews 10:34

69. Find people that had a good outcome to their life and imitate their faith. Heb. 13:7,8

70. You can't try faith, you need to believe. Because the test of faith will cause those who try faith to quit. Stay in faith through all trials. Num 13:30-33; Heb 10:38,39

71. When we make Jesus Lord with belief is the beginning of faith. Romans 10:9,10

72. When faith is lacking, love is lacking. Galatians 5:6

73. Arrogance is not faith. 1 Corinthians 8:1,2 knowing the scriptures is not faith.

74. Oral Roberts 3 steps of faith. God is your source Phil 4:19. Sow into your need 2 Cor 9:8. Expect a miracle Mark 11:22-24.

75. Faith speaks about what you believe in. I believe therefore I speak. 2 Cor 4:13; Psalm 73:28


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