Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Confidence in Prayer

God answers prayer:

1 John 3:22
Keep the commands of God which are tied up in loving God and loving your neighabor.
Do the things pleasing in His sight. And what is that? It is effective faith. Hebrews 11:6

2 Cor 5:7 We are to walk by faith and not by sight. Do this and you will please God. To ignore this and you stay a child in the faith. A child in the faith does not overcome obstacles. 1 John 2:12,13

Solid food is for the mature but milk of the word is for babies. What is the difference in the Word? It is not the specific Scripture but our actions with the Scripture that determines if it is milk or meat. We are babies if we don't take the Word and use it with faith. Grown men and women will take the Word and use it. We overcome by faith and faith takes the Word and overcomes with it. 1 John 5:4

Sometimes I read the Word just to be soothed in my soul. But other times I read the Word for direction. It is at these times I'm eating meat. We need to obey the Word if we are to walk in victory.

1 John 5:14,15
“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”

Ask according to His will. Are the promises of God His will? Yes. 2 Corinthians 1:20 “
20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”

God's will is the promises of the Bible.

 1 For as many as are the promises of God,
 2 in Him they are yes;
 3 therefore also through Him is our Amen
 4 to the glory of God
 5 through us.

There are 5 parts to this verse, 5 parts to thus promise.
 1 All the promises of God are given to us according to the Scriptures.

 2 In Him they are yes. Are we in Jesus? 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. If we are saved we are in Jesus. So yes we are in Him. WE are in Him when we are cooperating with Jesus and His direction for us. Yes we are in Jesus. John 6:21 When Jesus got in the boat, immediately the boat was at the other side. When we have Jesus we have the answer.

 3 Therefore also through Him is our Amen. Can we say the amen to the promise? Can we say the promise is going to happen? For amen means so be it. Are we sure the promise will happen? For that is what amen means. Can we say as Christians this amen? Then the answer will come.

 4 To the glory of God
We can's seek glory for ourselves and believe at the same time. John 5:44 If we seek glory for ourselves it nullifies the faith and we lose out place of belief. God will not share His glory with another. Isaiah 42:8 “"I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.”

 5 Through us. It is through Him through us. We work with God and God works with us.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

How does power from God come?

Wait and be clothed with power from Holy Spirit Luke 24:49

Go and preach gospel and signs will accompany you as you believe Mark 16:15-20

Receive power when Holy Spirit has come on you as you plan to go witness. Acts 1:8

Eyes of your heart opened. To the surpassing greatness of God's power who have believed. Ephesians 1:19

Know the love of Christ to be filled with the fullness of God. Which God will do greater than we can imagine. Ephesians 3:19-20

Live in our salvation, and God will testify to our testimony with power. Heb 2:3-4

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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