Have you had a hard time having faith? Pastor Tim’s message this week hits on this topic of Faith. We need God. Faith is essentially believe God will do what he says he will do. Take a moment today and listen to this weeks sermon.
March 25, 2012 – Pastor Tim – To Those Needing… – Click to download
Appropriating faith cannot go beyond one’s knowledge of the revealed will of God.
Before anyone can have a steadfast faith for wisdom, the healing of the body, soul, or mind—or for that matter any promise of God—they must be rid of all uncertainty concerning God’s will in the matter.
God’s promises are each a revelation of what God is eager to do for us. Until we know what God’s will is, there is nothing to base our faith on.
It is important that the mind of those seeking “a promise” be “renewed” so as to be brought into harmony with the mind of God as revealed in the Bible.
It is not God’s will that there shall be a harvest without the planting of the seed.
Freedom from all of our needs comes from knowing the truth.
For each sick person, oppressed person, or person held captive to know that it is God’s will to heal them, and set the captive free, is the “seed” which must be planted in their mind and heart. And it is not planted until it is known and received and trusted.
The “seed” must remain planted and be kept watered before it can produce its harvest.
It is the Word of God planted and watered and steadfastly trusted, which heals both soul and body.
Christ’s bearing of our sins and everything else is surely a valid reason for trusting Him now for deliverance from whatever we need.
God’s promises work their wonders while we see and act on eternal realities (on His promised, His faithfulness, etc) and refuse to be affected by temporal things to the contrary.
This week’s scripture references (all verses quoted in New King James Version unless noted):
– James 1:6-7
– Romans 10:17
– Romans 12:2
– Luke 8:11
– Isaiah 55:11
– John 8:32
– Psalm 107:20
– Romans 10:14
– Romans 1:16
– Psalm 103:1-5
– Mark 11:24
– Hebrews 10:35-36
– Hebrews 6:11-12
– Jonah 2:1, 5, 7
– Jonah 2:9
– Hebrews 13:15
– Hebrews 4:12-16