THE LESSON OF FAITH
Faith is the very backbone
in our relationship with God. God cannot and will not tolerate
UNBELIEF? Hebr: 1:1-6
Faith is not some kind of
abstract feeling, IT IS A DEEP CONVICTION THAT THERE IS A GOD
AND THAT HE IS OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. All the healing that
Jesus did, were first of all to help the people and secondly to
build faith in God.
When the leper came, he was
not turned down - Matt.8:1-4
When the centurion came, he was not turned down - verses 5-13
When Peter's mother-in-law was sick, Jesus healed her - verses
Then came the multitudes - verses 16-17
Seeing the miracles, did it build faith in the apostles? NO!
FAITH MUST BE TESTED
BEFORE IT IS MATURE AND STRONG!
Abraham had faith - Romans 4:1-5
Abraham did not start out with faith. Because of his unbelief he
became a liar twice:
Genesis 12:10-20; 20:1-18
God tested Abraham to the max in order for Abraham to have
personal faith in God.
God knew that the children of Israel did not have faith.
Therefore God could not send them directly to the Promised Land,
but he sent them into the wilderness, where their faith would
mature, Exodus 13:14-22
All people on the earth who
have believed in Jesus and been born again, are suffering from
the spiritual disease called "RED SEA UNIBELIEF".
If this disease is not
eradicated, it will bring death. Numbers 14:1-12; 20-34
Negative speaking- running wild with your mouth is a disaster - 1
THE REMEDY - THE WORD OF
GOD! Rom. 10:17
If we do not know the Word of God, you cannot have faith! Hosea
Learn to praise the Lord in the middle of the most horrible
conditions, knowing that it is here and now that God is building
your faith, IF YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH LINED UP WITH THE WORD OF
GOD! James 1:1-18
Learn to walk by faith 2
CONFESS VICTORY BEFORE
YOU SEE IT!
START PRAISING GOD BEFORE YOU HAVE SEEN THE RESULT!
WORSHIP THE LORD WHILE YOU STILL ARE IN PAIN! Mark 11:21-26
The Devil can be defeated!
WHAT DO YOU WANT? FAITH IN GOD or faith in the Devil???