Faith... The just shall live by faith...
11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
13.Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14.That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
19. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
22. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Believe...and act on God's word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.We live in a crazy adverse world and if we don't have faith we won't have victory when things and circumstances come upon us and against us. None of us is perfect but if we do something that we know isn't right,we repent, we turn away from and press forward to God's purpose for our lives. When we walk out of love ,or we sin let us be quick to get back on track. Don't listen to the devil's lies that you aren't worthy. While the world was sinners Christ died for us. So keep that in mind when the devil tries to lie to you. Now... we shouldn't expect that we can please God if we go to church on Sunday and live like the devil the rest of the week. When Christ died he took all of our sin sickness, illness, disease and curses upon himself to deliver us from them all and to set us free so that we could have the blessings and abundant life.If we stay in sin and know it is wrong then we cheat ourselves out of the fullness of God's promises. To please God, we need to be in His Will and purpose for our life. In doing so, we can have life more abundantly. How do we know what His purpose is? He puts a passion in us for what we love to do better than eat or sleep. We all are called into the ministry, whether it is to minister at your place of employment or where ever you get the opportunity. I know that I can hardly be online or on the phone or if I get out without bringing up my Jesus. The bible is the owners manual for us to follow and feed on to become strong in the Lord and to fight all the wiles of the devil. He wants us to doubt, he wants us to be sick, he wants us to have strongholds in our lives,He is out to kill,steal and destroy ! Let Us put on the armour of God and get to rebuking the enemy of all His lies and deceitful thoughts and ideas. God made an oath in blood with Abraham , in those days if an oath was given in blood it was death if any man broke it, so how could God the creator break this oath.
23.But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24.Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25.But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26.For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27.For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29.And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
So if we be in Christ we are to be delivered from all the curses.The devil is more in force here in these last days than ever before. He knows his days are numbered so no matter what symptoms we have, we must call the devil a liar. We must rebuke any and all things the devil is trying to put on us.If we have pain we must speak out By His stripes we were healed...Day after day,after day until God's word takes root and is birthed! In Mark 4:14 it is written...The sower sows the word. Is it not said we will reap what we sow. Let's battle the devil back with God's word and promises to us, let us rise up and take authority as God created us to do. He gave us dominion. We have got to get ahold of the power and authority that is ours as believers. The enemy is attacking the body of Christ like never before, come on saints it is time for battle. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. It is written if we rebuke the devil he must flee. Trouble is he is sneaky and sly and doesn't play fair and before you know it we are beat down, but....Victory was won when Jesus rose again and that same victory is ours to know that we know,God will never leave us nor forsake us and instead of getting weak we must get awake, instead of getting bitter, we must get better, instead of getting pitiful, we must get powerful!! God wants us healed, and delivered from all the curses and diseases that the enemy is dishing out. You are a child of God and you are worthy to be set free, He loves us as much as He did His Son Jesus. Look in at Jesus' ministry..
.in Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
There were so many people that were healed by just having faith and believing in the miracle working Jesus. Is He not the same, yesterday, today and forever?
Let's just run back to Mark 10:46-52
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Oh how blind Bartimaeus yelled for Jesus, He knew because he had heard. He couldn't read like us to build His faith, He couldn't even defend himself if someone wanted to do him harm for not hushing up but none of that mattered, He knew that he knew, it was his surety that Jesus could give him his eye sight. Oh my...Let this story grab ahold of each of us. Let us be bold as blind Bartimaeus with eyes that can see, with tools that can build up our faith.
Real quick another story of the woman that had an issue of blood. She had faith an Knew that she knew if she could only touch the hem of His garment she would be healed.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
These people got it, that in order to have it, you must speak it out, make a move by faith and trust that God's word won't return void. He is no respector of persons. What He's done for others He'll do for us. As we speak it, the more it will come to life. Speak what you want, not what you lack or have. God bless you dear ones, May you feed on the word daily and may your faith rise! I know mine does with each sharing of God's word.
Also I am sharing a news letter from Kenneth Copeland that includes a prayer.I felt led by the Holy Spirit to add with this. God bless you one and all!
Oct 8 - Seed of Faith
"For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
Someone once said that the reason I can live like I do is because I have special faith. But, you know, that's just not true. I don't have special faith. God has given me the same measure of faith He's given to you and every other believer. The only reason my faith looks like it works better is because I use it!
If you've been living in the shadow of a mountain, waiting for God to give you some kind of special faith, make a change today. Step out and put the measure of faith you have to work moving the spiritual, physical, mental, or financial obstacles Satan has brought against you.
Romans 12:3 says God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. Believe Him! Step out in faith about that faith! Say, "Heavenly Father, I thank You that through faith in Jesus Christ, You have shared Your nature and Your Spirit with me. I am grateful for the measure of faith imparted to me as a believer.
"I make the decision today to walk in that faith. To put it to work on the situations around me. I commit myself to operate in mountain-moving faith, for I know that it is impossible to please You without it (Heb. 11:6).
"As I plant this faith and water it with Your Word (Rom. 10:17), I expect it to grow and overcome the mountains in my life and in the lives of those for whom I intercede.
"Thank You, Father, that as I do this, nothing shall be impossible to me! In Jesus' Name. Amen."
Scripture Study: Luke 8:41-56
This sermon was inspired by a wonderful anointed sister in Christ. Gloria Copeland ,she has obeyed God and has a thriving healing school ministry. I was so excited about her offer this week I feel led to share. I praise the Lord for her and her husband's ministry that I have grown tremendously by the anointing they have on them. It is called "God Wants You Well" #T070301 you can go to www.kcm.org It is only $20.00 for a bundle of goodies to feed on. I hope to get it too :-)