“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.
“I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid”
After Adam sinned he hid from God — when God said to him; ‘where are you?’ he replied, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid…’ (Genesis 3:9-10 NKJV). How can you know when something is wrong for you…? — when it causes you to hide from God! When it makes you avoid prayer, bible reading and fellowship with God’s people.
The Bible condemns sins such as stealing and lusting, but what about other things that are not so clearly spelled out in Scripture?
‘To fall is bad enough, but to fall and not cry out for help is worse…Some people are so full of pride and self-sufficiency they think, ‘If I can’t get up myself, I won’t let anyone help me!’ — stop being so proud. that’s what caused you to fall in the first place! The Bible says: ‘Those who walk in pride [God] is able to put down’ (Daniel 4:37 NKJV). Pride is dangerous, it forces you to lie needlessly in a helpless state for days—and sometimes years. If you’d asked for help immediately, you could have gotten up and gone on with your life.’
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is…death
You can hurt so much that you stop trusting everybody, including God. You stop praying and reading the Bible, you avoid those who want to help, and you refuse to let anybody pray for you. The Bible says, ‘Do not harden your hearts’ (Hebrews 3:15 NKJV). Today, acknowledge that you’ve fallen and let God restore you.
Prayer: Father remove pride far away from me and let restoration be thorough in every area of my life where I have been inadequate. Restore Your honor and splendor and understanding in my life in Jesus’ name.
“If you are looking and wondering why God has not yet done that which you are looking forward to, let me assure you that our God is able and so is He unchangeable”.
He does not lie, God will do has He has promised.
Learning to replace the promises of God with lies of the devil is what the lie of Satan is and what besets most believers. When life hits us with some hopeless looking situations, even the strongest will weaver and wonder if God is still on the throne with him. Do you know that even Jesus was at one point in time felt abandoned by His Father as the scriptures tells us in Matthew 27:46.
Be assured that your LORD and God is the one who has gone ahead of you like a Devouring Fire. He will destroy anything that stands before you and subdue them before you – God will annihilate them as He has promised.
Deuteronomy 1:11 states that “May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised” . He also promised in Isaiah 43:3 to give people in exchange for you because of His love. Get ready to experience that GOD who created Heaven and Earth!
Prayer: Father intervene in my life and do a new thing, do not be quite any more on matters concerning my life in Jesus name.
“The God we serve is not a small God”
His plan for your life is not for you to reach one level, not to get stuck and stay there for many years. His plan is to increase you, open new doors before you, and take you places that you’ve never imagined.
He has something big in your future! He’s already planned out big breaks, big opportunities and big ideas for you. You may have seen God’s goodness in the past, but you have not touched the surface of what God has in your future!
God is about to do a new thing!
And the new thing is going to be far greater than you’ve ever seen before. It’s going to be bigger than you imagined. It’s going to be more rewarding than you thought possible.
You’ve got to come into agreement and say, “Yes, God, this is for me today. I’m not going to get stuck where I am. I’m not going to go around with little dreams, little goals. I know you’re a big God, and You have something big coming my way!”
The New beginning has come, it is here and I am walking into it.
Prayer: Father this year I am not going to be moved by negative news around me, but I declare I am moved by the Word of God alone. Enable me to see Your goodness in my life daily through the eyes of The Holy Spirit. Amen.
Have a wonderful day!
Recorded: Sunday 24th February 2013
The spirit of every man is what sustains him regardless of the onslaught from the enemy. Therefore exercise yourself in godliness. There are some attitude in our lives that hinder spiritual growth, such attitudes are complacency, procrastination, weariness and most times taking God for granted because of His love for us. You must put all these aside and take your place and stand in God seeking Him earnestly with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mouth.
Ephesians 3:16-20 prays for us.
Prayer: Lord strengthen me in my inner man, establish me in Your love, empower your church and help us to appreciate your love which passes all understanding. Allow Your power to work through me and enable to cooperate with Your Holy Spirit in the manifestation of Your power in Jesus name. Amen.