Monday, June 28, 2010

Pretending vs. Believing -The Power and Promise of God's Word

Paul wrote this in Romans about Abraham....."as it is written, 'I have made you a father of many nations; in the presence of Him whom he believed - God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things, which do not exist as though they did'" Romans 4:17

The notations in my Bible says this:
Pretending vs. Believing, Power and Promise of God's Word.
Biblical faith involves a balanced perspective; believing God's Word in the face of one's circumstances, while not ignoring circumstances or pretending no problem exists. Faith recognizes the problem, then presents it to God, acknowledging Him in the face of that problem and declaring His truth and promise as the greater "word" on the subject.

Abraham is used here as an example. He did not deny his or Sarah's natural condition, but rather believed God's ability to change circumstances by calling those things that did not exist as though they did. Notice, this verse does not say God calls things that are, as though they do not exist; but rather, that God calls those things, which do not exist as though they do exist. Thus we see that authentic faith does not deny the obstacle at hand, but declares that God is greater than the obstacle. Faith does not deny that a sickness is in the body, but declares Jesus' ability to heal the body (see Mark 5:23). Faith does not deny financial need, but acknowledges Jesus' ability to meet our needs (See Matthew 17:24-27).

Romans 10:9 tells us:
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

This is the most foundational lesson in the importance and power of faith's confession found anywhere in the Bible. The principle is established at the very beginning of our life in Christ. Just as salvation (God's righteous working in our behalf) is appropriated by heart belief and spoken confession, so His continuing working in our lives is advanced by the same means.

The word "confess" (Greek homologeo) has the connotation of (a binding public declaration by which a legal relation is contractually established" So, as our words "contract" from OUR side the salvation God has fully provided from HIS by Christ's saving work and power, so we have a principle for all of life. Beginning in the spirit of SAVING faith, we're to grow in ACTIVE faith - believing in God's power for all our needs, speaking with our lips what our hearts receive and believe of the many promises in His Word.


Father, HELP US to receive Your Promises into our lives with the same belief and confession that brought us to become part of YOUR family. Help us to simply turn and believe, and trust You. You will never disappoint anyone who is leaning on, and trusting You. In Jesus' Name.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Because We Are Warned, We Escape, If We Sin Not

This message came to us this week, and after receiving it, I chose to post it here.

Ezekiel 3:21 - Nevertheless If thou warn the righteous man that the righteous sin not, and he sins not, he shall surely live because he is warned, also the one giving the warning has delivered their soul.

We as ministers, prophets, pastors, have an obligation, a mandate, a responsibility to the world of souls, we are to lead them to God, God’s Word, Gods Way. Make no mistake, the soul that sinneth, it shall die. God so loved us He sent Jesus to die for us that we will not go to hell, if we receive Him as our forgiver, savior, Lord.

People, hell rides across our nations, homes, and churches. Demons on the prowl seducing, deceiving, snaring weak, sin laden souls. I will not water this down. Satan’s time is short. Jesus is coming back, soon. The Jaws of hell are sucking souls every moment of every day, gone forever, never to return.

Today is the day of Salvation. People have set up their gods and left God out. Judgment will come against us if we leave God out. People worship sex, flesh, filth, demons, sorry unclean living. Sin takes it’s toll. It’s death. God doesn’t lie, sin is a killer. Please set your lives in order, your homes, and children. God cries “I have no pleasure in death.” Today lay your sin aside forever! Today decide to escape hell. Heaven/Hell, which shall it be? Only two places to go when we leave this life. Heaven or Hell?

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters, either you will hate the one and love the other, or else will hold to the one and despise the other. (You cannot serve God and Satan if you are a Christian.)

I Corinthians 3:16
Know you not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the house of God, him God will destroy. For the temple of God (our Bodies) is holy, which temple you are.

I Corinthians 6:17-20 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality (adultery and fornication). Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality (adultery and fornication) sins against his own body. (The temple of God) Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you are purchased with the Precious Blood of Jesus, that flowed from His wounded body to free us from sin and hell. Therefore Glorify God in YOUR body and in YOUR spirit, which are Gods.

God has never overlooked sin, God will never over look sin. Sin is a killer, sin is death, sin is a fatal wound. It separates us from God. Only Jesus Christ could come free us from the claws, and chains of hell!!!

Prayer and Repentance is what God CAN move on. Repentance and obedience, God receives. Look to Jesus and Live.