Faith Like A Mustard Seed

Luke 17:5-6, “And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

This may not be from a mustard seed, but you can certainly get the picture!

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PUT AWAY YOUR TOYS AND TAKE UP THE MIGHTY WEAPONS OF GOD

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Wake up sleeping Christians, it is a call to arms long past due! Visit Mario’s site for more encouragement and inspiration! HEED THE CALL!!

Mario Murillo Ministries

Future generations of Christians—if there be any—will be profoundly baffled by us.  They will ask why—why did we let trivial and foolish matters eat up so much time?  They will agonize over our shallowness.  They will cringe at our amusements.

But above all, they will be horrified that we played all these foolish games against the backdrop of madness and perversion.  In a time of raging wickedness—while we still had the chance—why didn’t we rise in the power of the Holy Spirit?  Why didn’t we deliver an effective challenge to the lies, addictions, and brainwashing of our time?

Not everyone can bear what I am about to say.  The fair-weather Christian and the make believer will shrink before the high calling I am about to describe.  But those who heed this call, and awaken to do their duty, deserve the love and thanks of every true child of God in…

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Repentance Removes Obstacles


Psalm 51
For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
blot out the stain of my sins.
2 Wash me clean from my guilt.
Purify me from my sin.

3 For I recognize my rebellion;
it haunts me day and night.
4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;
I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
and your judgment against me is just.

5 For I was born a sinner—
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
6 But you desire honesty from the womb,
teaching me wisdom even there.

7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
9 Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.
13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels,
and they will return to you.
14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves;
then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
15 Unseal my lips, O Lord,
that my mouth may praise you.

16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.
You do not want a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

18 Look with favor on Zion and help her;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—
with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings.
Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.


*Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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When I Say That I’m A Christian

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When I say that I’m a Christian
I’m not saying that I’m good
I’m telling you how bad I was
Until He shed His Blood.

When I say that I’m a Christian
I’m not boasting, I’m not proud
I now belong to Jesus
And I’m shouting it out loud.

When I say that I’m a Christian
It doesn’t mean I’m free of sin
But when He died upon the cross
My sins belonged to Him.

When I say that I’m a Christian
I may hold my head up high
But that’s because He gave me life
When I was doomed to die.

When I say that I’m a Christian
I’m not here to take a bow
I’m here to thank Lord Jesus
For the person I am now.

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IS THERE A WORD FROM THE LORD FOR THIS HOUR?

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I have started following this man of God and this is an awesome thought/warning that I heartedly concur with. Check out his site! God bless all who read this!!

Mario Murillo Ministries

AMERICA IS PAST HOPE AND WILL BE DESTROYED?  AMERICA IS FAVORED AND WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED?  Almost all prophetic words today shout one of those two headlines   Facebook oozes with voices claiming to be prophets or mouthpieces for God.   The internet teems with self-appointed prophets who scream to be heard, bombarding us with “prophetic words.”

So, is there a word of the Lord in this hour?  All I can tell you is I walk in the fear of the Lord and the constant remembrance that one day I will stand before God and give an account for every word I have spoken.  Yet, for all that reverential fear my bones burn with a word for this hour.    

My Spirit can’t hold it back:

That to autonomously pronounce judgement is to play God.  Doomsdayers are calling off the attack against evil when God has not.  They are sounding a…

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No Fear In Death

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This has been circulating Social Media for a while. I want to thank Sister Bette Cox for submitting it! Please visit her site for inspiration, exhortation and encouragement. Just click on Esther’s Petition to go there in a separate window.


A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I’m afraid to die. Can you tell me what lies on the other side?”

Very quietly, the doctor replied, “I don’t know …..”

“You don’t know? You’re a Christian man and you don’t know what’s on the other side?” the man asked incredulously.

The doctor was holding the handle of the door, on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining and as he opened the door, a small dog sprang into the room and leaped upon the doctor with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, “Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room before. He had no idea what was on this side of the door. He knew nothing except that I, his master was in here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of life where death faces us, but I do know one thing ….. I know my Master is there and that is enough for me!”

1 Corinthians 15:54-55, So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”

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Alive Forevermore!

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold,
I am alive forevermore. Amen.
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.”
Revelations 1:18


*Submitted by Randy Summers on Facebook. Please visit his page!
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It’s Strange

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This is another article that was going around Social Media:

*It’s strange how twenty dollars seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping.

*It’s strange how 2 hours seem so long when you’re at church, and how short they seem when you’re watching a good movie.

*It’s strange that you can’t find words to say when you’re praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend.

*It’s strange how difficult it is to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read a popular novel.

*It’s strange how everyone wants front-row tickets to concerts, but they want to sit in the last row at church.

*It’s strange how we need to know about an event for church 2-3 weeks in advance so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust our schedule for other events in the last minute.

*It’s strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God AND share it with others, but it’s easy to repeat the latest gossip.

*It’s strange how easy it is to question the words or concepts in the Bible but how easy it is to believe everything that we read in magazines and newspapers and on social media.


*It’s strange how hard it is to think about and ponder these things and admit that we might just need improvement no matter how long we’ve been “serving” the Lord! (I am surely including myself in this!).

JUST SOME BREAD CAST UPON THE WATER! HOW MUCH OF IT WILL RETURN TO US INDIVIDUALLY?!

Ecclesiastes 11:1, “Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days.”

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In Your Best Interest

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This has made its rounds through the internet and Facebook now for a little while. It’s author is unknown so if you know it’s authorship, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. It was submitted by Christian friend, Christiana Giannotti.


Man: God, can I ask You a question?

God: Sure

Man: Promise You won’t get mad …..

God: I promise

 

Man: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?

God: What do you mean?

Man: Well, my alarm didn’t go off and I woke up late …..

God: Yes

 

Man: My car took forever to start…..

God: Okay

Man: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait for it to be remade …..

God: Hmmmm

 

Man: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call …..

God: All right

Man: And on top of it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did allow all that if you love me so?

God: Well let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that …..

 

Man (humbled): OH

GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.

Man: (ashamed)

God: The first person at the lunch counter who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, and I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.

 

Man (embarrassed): Okay

God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, so I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Man (softly): I see God

God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark all night long.

 

Man: I’m Sorry God

God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to TRUST Me ….. in All things , the good and the bad.

Man: I will trust You.

God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.

 

Man: I won’t God, and let me just tell you God, Thank YOU for everything today.

God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children …..


Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

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Life Happens!


Hebrews:
11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

12:1-2, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Romans:
5:1-2, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

10:8-10, “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

James:
2:17-18, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

2:26, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

Mark 9:24b “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”


“Oh no, not another one of those faith sermons. Faith, Love, Joy, Temptation; can’t you preachers be creative, can’t you preach anything else?”

Yep! This was really said to me back in the late 80’s by a normally affable little old gentleman. Evidently, he was being a little melancholy due to a situation that cropped up a couple of weeks before. I replied to him then as I will right now; “You can’t be a Christian if you don’t have faith!” There, I said it. It’s the truth by the way. As the Scriptures above indicate, you can’t even have a relationship with God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, let alone please Him, without having, walking in and actively engaged in FAITH!

LIFE HAPPENS!! No, it’s not a bumper-sticker, it’s reality. Whether you’re trying to sell your house and move to another part of the country, or you are recovering from a heart-attack with new stents in place, or you have just given birth to a precious treasure whose limbs are all out of whack, or like I just went through, you develop an abscess in your teeth that can affect a heart condition and you need help NOW, you need faith in a God who has said His promises are steadfast and sure!

Life happens and it’s a journey to be sure. But the real question is, do you stumble and bumble your way through it, or do you stay focused on a clear, set and determined path, DESPITE what life throws at you? “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.” – Psalm 37:23-24.

Faith as Hebrews 11:1 states isn’t in what you see, it isn’t in what you envision, but rather it’s based on what you HOPE in the Lord and especially as that hope pertains to His promises. You may not SEE the steps the Lord has placed before you, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there, and it is our Hope in the Lord that causes us to put one step in front of the other.

I’m reminded of a scene in the now classic movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where the main character Indiana Jones must traverse a wide chasm to get to the Holy Grail, the chalice from the Last Supper. Looking ahead, it appeared there was a huge gap or open expanse between him and the side he needed to get too. As he was facing a decision on how to step, the camera panned from a straight-on view to a side view and you could see from the new perspective that it was an optical illusion and that there really was in front of him a solid path or bridge that spanned the chasm. Eventually he surmised something along those lines and threw dirt and gravel into what seemed to be “thin air” and he could see the now designated path.


The whole exercise according to the Hollywood writers and such was to demonstrate faith in what the character couldn’t see but what was there. In spiritual terms, it still fell short because he wasn’t willing to take a step until he DID see the pathway! As Christians, we are told by the Lord through His Word to take a step and that He has already laid out a path before us. With faith, you aren’t given the luxury of waiting until the path becomes visible and then moving forward, for then when it IS seen, it is no longer faith!

So it is with our Salvation as well. We first have to be told about such a great gift somewhere in our spiritual beginnings. Someone had to tell us about this “Gift of Salvation” and our need for it. Thus the Apostle Paul tells us that in Romans 10:17. We have to hear the Word of God first and foremost before the “seed” of that Word can germinate and grow into what we now know is faith.

Don’t get me wrong, we all start out with a little bit of faith in general. Take for instance walking into a darkened room within you house; what do you do first? If you are like most people, you walk through the doorway to that room, reach out and flip on the light switch. Immediately you expect the light to flood that room. Now you don’t see the electricity surging through the wires. You don’t even see the light bulb that is the instrument of that light, yet. But the moment you flip that switch, you expect, you HOPE for light to flood the room. In fact, we are so accustomed to it happening time and time again, we give no discernable thought to it. We just EXPECT light!

Why is that do you wonder? Because as a child you witnessed the miracle of instant light over and over again from your parents and you just followed their example knowing that every time you flipped that switch there would be light! Now, in your adulthood, you don’t just BELIEVE there will be light; without thinking about it you KNOW there will be light (barring the unfortunate situation where the bulb or electricity has gone out).

So it is in the spiritual, you hear the Word enough, that seed is planted, it is sown, and the Holy Spirit waters and nurtures it and soon enough, almost like a miracle a shoot appears, life as it were. I remember when I was young, a kid, a child really, I always had questions about God and Heaven. Used to drive my mom crazy with the questions! My dad couldn’t be bothered so it was always my mom that was bombarded with them! I even asked anyone who would listen outside the home, like teachers and friends at school. Finally as a teen-ager, going to High School, I met this other teen my age who wasn’t afraid to talk about “religion!” We used to talk for hours at times, in study hall, after classes, etc.

I would tell Ron (later became my brother-in-law) about what the Church said/taught, as I was raised Catholic, and he would tell me what the Bible said. This went on for almost a year. He knew where I went to church, what denomination I was, but I never knew what church or denomination he was until one day he invited me to a special Wednesday night youth service, he called it. I went, I was thoroughly intrigued as I had never witnessed a service like this and the guest “preacher” was totally engrossing! I couldn’t hear enough about what he was preaching. Then he gave an “altar-call,” a call to repent of our sins and allow the Lord Jesus Christ to come into our hearts! There, instantly was that green shoot from the sown seed that had been watered for almost a year. Faith sprung up, I believed this is what I needed. I was religious (at 16 that was something) but I needed to become spiritually reborn. The Word of God had been planted and watered and now it was time for results.

Now don’t get me wrong; I wasn’t thinking these things through like this back then. All I knew was that I needed to get to that altar and let Jesus do the work in my incomplete life back then. I made my confession, willingly and I believed with all my heart that I was changed back then, that I definitely was something new! It hearkens back now, to my steps being ordered of the Lord as Psalms 37:23-24 stated; and here is the completion of that thought based on the analogy of the light switch as compared to faith: “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105. When you read or hear the Word of God enough and it takes root, it is like the electricity that is coursing through the wires in the walls of the house, connecting the light switch to the light bulb. When you need a bit of faith for a given situation in your life at any moment, you have the power to believe coursing through your being already if the Word of God has been stored up within your spirit!

Now as no natural analogy is entirely perfect for those things in the spiritual I want to make this thought clear; the faith to believe is based or should be based in the promises and the words of the Lord as written in our Bibles. It is not some magical belief or thought based in just general principles. It is not based on what you can imagine within yourself for that is bordering on New Age concepts that are contrary to Scriptural principles and thought. But again our belief is rooted or founded in the words of the Lord through what we read and hear from the Living Word of God! Any other belief is just what I stated before; it is New Age or magic, both of which will breed death in your spirit and the Bible tells us to avoid completely!

When faith grows, when it matures it becomes much more than just belief, but it evolves and grows into knowledge. Yes, I know I have stated this many, many times before, but it bears repeating for it does mature from mere belief to actual KNOWING! Don’t be confused, it is still faith, but so much more than just basic belief. Today for instance, due to time, experience and natural and spiritual maturity, I KNOW I am saved, redeemed, reborn in Christ. It is no longer just the experience that I had when a teenager where I believed only that I was saved.

Now in my life there is a peace that abides no matter the circumstances. It doesn’t mean that there isn’t concern for a situation, but it is no longer worry and apprehension. In actuality peace and even joy can accompany situations that in other instances would be bothersome and worrying. The reason for the peace is the justification by faith that the Apostle Paul speaks of in Romans 5:1-2. Justification or simply put, the reason for, or the belief because of, my faith and the experiences that have accumulated over the years and the resolutions that the “steps of the Lord” have demonstrated to be completed in any given situation. They add up to knowledge that when the Lord says He will take care of me, that He will meet my needs, that He will not forsake me in my times of need, then His word is true and I do not have to doubt that I will get through anything because of Him and Him alone!

One other thing; just because He has ordered my steps does not mean I no longer have free will. I still CHOOSE to follow Him and the path that He has put down before me, and the reason the path is as it is, is simply because we serve an Omniscient God, one who knows everything in advance! This is why we NEVER can take God by surprise and why He can make everything that happens to us work out for our benefit, even what the world would consider seemingly bad things! (Romans 8:28).

The Apostle Paul goes on to say this; Romans 8:29-31, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Many people stumble over the words predestined and foreknew (as some versions translate it), but they are thinking on a merely intellectual plane and not discerning with the spirit. The Lord God Almighty, as I stated earlier, has a Character trait known as Omniscience. It means that he has ALL Knowledge or is All-Knowing. For us to be predestined, just means that since He isn’t taken by surprise by our choices, He has the way prepared for us already in the knowledge of those choices.

When Pharaoh of Moses’ day was hardening his heart, the Lord said this, “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” – Exodus 9:16. Pharaoh had the choice to do what was right, but God KNEW what his choices would be, so used those very choices to demonstrate His (God’s) glory and power throughout the land. God didn’t make Pharaoh do the things he did, but He knew that Pharaoh would do them!

So it is with us throughout our life’s journey. When we are a child of God, He knows our choices. Some choices still have consequences that require discipline, which is never easy, (Proverbs 3:11-12, Hebrews 12:5-8), and others are a delight to Him (Psalm 37:23).

We sometimes forget that when we proceed with a choice, we are taking action; with actions , of any kind, there are causes and effects. Our choices become a verb rather than just a noun or a “something.” As with so many things characteristic of a lifestyle, which itself implies action, or moving forward, the spiritual lifestyle and especially FAITH is made up of many actions.

Concerning life and faith, take for instance the word journey. It can be said that life is a journey, a noun. Journey is described as “something.” But in relation to life being a journey, you can also say that we journey through life, a verb. Now journey becomes something we do! So this is why the Apostle James is so specific in the way he described the concept of faith. So much emphasis had been put on it as a “something” that it had begun to lose its distinction within a Christian’s lifestyle. We can talk about faith to others and they can easily infer that you are talking about some supernatural mystical force that brings the believer what ever it is he has enough of “IT” to draw on!! It no longer becomes the spiritual powerhouse that allows us to journey through this life as a disciple, a follower of Christ and Christ’s example!!

James sets the record straight and in my opinion (notice I said opinion) it is the perfect companion to the Book of Hebrews. To me, it is truly inspired that the order of the Books in the New Testament has Hebrews first and then James following it. The fact that a great deal of exposition is dealing with faith as an attribute of Christian behavior in both Hebrews and James is amazing and yet they find the ability to write about the results that faith provides in other areas!! That to me, is definitely the Hand of the Holy Spirit!!

James is so keen to point out that faith, being “something” is nothing without “doing” or actions. He elevates the concept of faith to beyond some New Age philosophy that deals with man’s ability to conceive, dream and believe to the actual implementation of that faith!! You see someone in need? Don’t just wish them warm, clothed, fed, prosperous, if possible within your ability make it happen by giving them blankets, clothes, food, or finances! In his day, the emerging church had already started turning from bringing all their personal belongings and putting them together for the poor, to doing just what he said was an abomination; “go in God, be blessed, be warm, etc., etc.”


James makes a great analogy also. I hope it isn’t lost on many, when he states at the end of chapter two: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” – James 2:26. Faith is relegated from the mysterious unto the body of a person in analogy and Works are compared to the spirit! Just the opposite of what most would consider. We would NATURALLY assume that faith, being a spiritual characteristic would be compared to the spirit of man, the life, or life’s blood that makes us who we are and that works, that is the natural progression would be compared to the body of man. This is actually what so many had relegated faith to being, the “it, the thing” rather than the motivator, the effect, or action of that “thing!” In essence, the cause is FAITH and the effect is WORKS. James knew what he was writing about under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Works are the result of what we do not see. If they are what produces fruit and life in others, it is tangible and a direct result of the faith that is NOT seen! The works is the HOPE in Hebrews that is not seen in Hebrews but becomes the EVIDENCE as seen in James!

Now as relating to Salvation and Redemption, James does not and is NOT saying that works saves. The Scriptures do NOT contradict and if they do in your analysis then it is your interpretation that is wrong. Concerning Salvation, what does Paul say? “That if you confess (works) with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe (faith) in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes (faith) unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession (works) is made unto salvation.” — Romans 10:9-10 (Emphasis added is mine).

So it isn’t the works that saves you but rather that cause (faith) which produces the confession or works. They go hand in hand, because as James says, you can’t have faith that is alive without a result of that faith. It is nothing, it is magic, occult, trying to get something out of nothing!!! Please, please don’t forget that your faith has to be in Some ONE, our Lord, God Almighty. Faith in yourself as the New Age prescribes, through conceiving, dreaming and believing is misplaced and never consistent, but only in God Almighty THROUGH the Lord Jesus Christ will faith be PLEASING to the Father and consistent in its results!!

In closing; do you feel you “lack” faith? Read and listen to your Bible more! Ask the Lord, the Originator of our faith for more as the father of the son with the mute spirit did in the Gospel of Mark. The Lord has promised to always give more of what we NEED in our spiritual lives, ALWAYS! Need more wisdom? Need more grace? Need more faith? Ask and it WILL be done, as promised and the Lord NEVER goes back on His Word!

Don’t let these abundant false teachers tell you that you lack faith and that is why you don’t receive something from God. God will always speak to you, the individual BEFORE He ever speaks to a stranger about a need you have! He may use a stranger to confirm that He IS speaking to you, but the Holy Spirit is your guide and counselor as much if not more so as someone who is gaining fame and fortune by televising the plight of God’s individual children! IF, and I stress, IF you lack faith then cry out as that father did in Mark, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!” God, our, YOUR Heavenly Father will hear you and give you an answer to any of your questions and concerns! He’ll let you know if you NEED to be healed, if you NEED extra finances, etc., etc.

People, dear people, do NOT rate success by what you have and do not have and especially in light of the world’s standards. Rate success by your intimacy with your Heavenly Father through Christ Jesus! Rate success by how you follow His leading and commandments, to love Him and to love your neighbor! That is REAL and TRUE faith! That is REAL LIFE!!

When life happens as it most surely will until the Lord calls us home, look at each situation through the eyes of the Lord, the final outcome, and not what is immediately starring you in the eyes. That is faith at work.

Remember what the Apostle Paul wrote; “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.


*Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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