Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Steps of Faith

 A promise from God must be:
heard, received, seen, believed and acted upon.

Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17

Faith then receives the promises and takes it for use in life. John 1:12

Faith in a promise believes in it as useful and active for today. Romans 8:25

Faith sees the promise and looks to the results of the promise. Hebrews 12:1,2

Faith acts on the promise. James 2:17

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fight the Fight of Faith

Fight the fight of faith!

1 Timothy 6:12 “ Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

To fight in faith is to believe the promises of the Bible and not your doubt. Reject doubt and believe the promises God has promised you. The way I do this is explained in 2 Cor 10:3-5

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,”

Speculations, lofty things against God's knowledge, thoughts against the Bible promises.

So instead of letting the above objections to the promises, God has promised you, rule your mind. Let the word of God richly dwell in you. Colossians 3:16. Think on the good news of the gospel Philippians 4:8. Say to your mind, no this doubt is wrong I believe what God has promised me.

Pray with supplication and thanksgiving, over your doubt Philippians 4:6, receive the peace flowing from this prayer, Philippians 4:7. Continue to guard your heart and mind. Philippians 4:8 and follow the example of those who have shown you the victory of faith in Christ Philippians 4:9

Tell others what Jesus is doing for you. 1 Tim 6:12; Rev 12:11