Your Faith in God

“Substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen”

I believe that a Christian cannot be cursed — this belief stems from my complete faith in the Living God and the Rhema Word as written in the scriptures.

If I asked the question what is faith? You’ll most probably answer that; “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” — Yes it’s true of the definition above according to Hebrews 11:1. If asked to define “substance” and “evidence” many people will be lost, especially if you are scientifically inclined.

The phrase substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen culminates in the fact that faith is “trust in God”. Belief however is different from faith. I can believe in something, yet do not have faith in it. Many Christians believe in God but lack faith in God. A Christians who is afraid of an idol, believes in God but do not have faith in God; to have faith in God is to trust what God has said whenever and wherever you face an idol, (Isaiah 44:9-11 & Psalms 115:2 — “All who make idols are nothing, the things they treasure are worthless. Those who will speak for them are blind, they are ignorant, to their own shame…………they will be brought down to terror and shame” (Isaiah: 44 9-11).

“Why do nations say where is their God?”…..their gods are silver and gold, made by the human hands. They have mouth but cannot speak, eyes they cannot see. They have ears they cannot hear, noses but cannot smell……those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them” (Psalms: 115:2-8)

Having faith in God means that you have trust in what God says in His Word and that it is exactly as He has said it without any doubt debate or philosophy. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”. Many Christians today are not able to please God in their daily lives because they lack the substance to please Him which has it’s root in faith and ultimately in God.

You can never have faith without belief.

Romans: 10:17 confirms that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Christ). In other words faith comes by information through the message of God. Faith is therefore the vehicle to execute belief. You can be limited only to belief and not be able to operate in faith. Many Christians don’t have accurate and proper information about God, and that is why no matter what and how much you tell them about what God can and will do they do not and cannot understand.

Prayer: Lord open up my spirit and illuminate my heart and mind to the knowledge of Your ways and Your will. Help me to take every thought captive to obey You in all total belief and let my faith grow and rise in God daily in Jesus name.

Set Free To Serve – Part 5

The book of Romans tells us in chapter 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

God said you will flourish like a palm tree and grow like the cedar of Lebanon.

We have already discussed importance of the palm tree. The cedar of Lebanon is such a choice tree that it is never touched when trees are to be felled. Cedar trees are distinct amongst other trees, they are huge and very expensive, and they have rich seeds. They are not the kind of trees that are toyed with. Cedars are found in the house of very rich people.

God makes this comparisons using words like these because He is the all-knowing.

David was not aware of this fact when he wrote this in Psalm 92:12 but God, in his all-knowing capacity has the full knowledge and understanding of what He inspired David to write. God is saying to us who follow and serve Him diligently that we cannot fail. We are destined for greatness according to the eternal plan of God for His people. For you to flourish like the palm tree and grow like the cedar of Lebanon, you must be planted in the house of God as written in Psalm 92:13.

You cannot deny God just because of offenses.

Being in the house of God at the required time is a subset of being planted in the house of God. A homeless person will always feel the effect (suffering) come rain or shine because he has nowhere to hide himself. God has ordained His family and has given shelter to each family and a definition to every home.
The reward of being planted in the house of God is found in Psalm 92:13-15, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.”

He says they will still bear fruits in their old age – fruit of the body, spiritual fruit and financial fruit meaning they will never lack throughout their entire life. God also says they will stay green and remain fresh. Green here proclaims the uprightness of God which is the reason the promises of God will come to pass over our lives.

Prayer: My prayer is that God the Father will distinct and distinguish me among many and let His favour be upon me wherever I go in this world Mighty Jehovah in Jesus’ mighty name.

CFT

The Voice of God

The bible tells us that God speaks to His own to give them direction. God spoke to Abraham, Moses, Paul and many more audibly.
Whatever method God’s word comes to you, His word is always supported with the scripture. God is never a God of confusion, His word is the final authority and He has the final say.

“Today if you hear His voice do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion during the time of the testing in the wilderness…..” Hebrews 3:7-8

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord thunders over mighty waters; the voice of the Lord is powerful and the voice of the Lord is majestic” Psalm 29:3

What is God speaking to you about today? Remember that God will only speak to you in a way you will understand the intended message. Just see that you have an open heart and not a sinful one that turns away from the living God.

Prayer: Father help me to hear Your audible voice in my Life . Silence every storm that is aimed at distracting me from hearing You in Jesus name.

CFT

Hope in The Lord

It is the absolute will of God to reveal Himself to you in this season as your Sovereign Provider. Until we accept and cooperate with the laws of gravity we cannot fly, neither can we succeed in business unless we understand the laws of economics. Surrendering to God is not weakness, it’s wisdom. It’s in our hope and surrendering to God that we are empowered to succeed in whatever we have been called to do.

God is saying to you; He is the Lord your God, and will not give HIS glory to anybody, The Lord is your helper! Peter demonstrated true surrender when he said, “we have toiled all night but nevertheless at Your Word, I will let down the net” (Luke 5:5-6). And when they had done this they caught a great number of fish.

Psalm 119:147: “I rise before dawn and cry for help: I have put my hope in You.”

I decree that “Today the favour of God will come upon you in the areas that men might have disappointed you or refused to help you in the past”

Prayer: Lord help me to be heavenly minded in everything I do, help my unbelief and strengthen my heart in challenging times.

CFT

Recession is not for Christians

The Bible states clearly that in the period of recession Christians are supposed to flourish (Psalm 37:18). Jeremiah 17:7 states that “But blessed is the one who trust in the LORD, whose confidence is in HIM. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it’s root by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruits.”

The same goes for a man who is deeply grafted in the WORD of the LORD. Those whose trust remain in the LORD will never be moved by the ongoing recession as GOD is their source who is faithful,certain,sure and dependable every time.

Prayer:
Father make possible all that men thought is impossible in my life even before their eyes, lead me through every darkness as you are my light and reveal to me deep and hidden treasures of this world, in Jesus name.

May the Lord bless you mightily.

Deception in the human heart!

Of all things in the human heart, anger can be one of the most intense, destructive and unhealthy emotions that we can experience, and if not handled properly, it can have drastic life-changing consequences. How you act or react when provoked to anger determines how wise or foolish you are, whether you allow your impulses and emotions to dominate and eventually control you or you control them.

Anger is a powerful tool the devil uses against most christians, and its sad that he still uses the same weapon to shipwreck so many lives and destiny today.

Regardless of the reason for anger, the bible warns us severally about anger and how to deal with it.

Medidate on these scriptures.

Psalm 37:8- Refrain from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself, it only tends to evil.

Ecclesiastics 7:9- Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the laps of fools.

Ephesians 4:26- Be angry and do not sin in your anger: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

Proverbs 29:22- A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgressions.

Medidate on these to Deal with Anger

Proverbs 14:16&17- A wise man feareth and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth and is confident. He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Proverbs 14:29- whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Proverbs 19-11- Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is GLORY to overlook an offense.

Be determined Not to be cut up in the devils web of anger this year by asking God to help you control your emotions and actions (1 John 5:19).
Have a blessed day.