The Message of Faith (March 25th, 2019)

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)



When Jesus ministered, faith came alive in the hearts of those who heard Him. He let them know who God is, His eternal will, and what He's already done for them. He said:


(Matthew 7:7)

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

Also in Mark 11:22-23, Jesus taught the people, saying:


(Mark 11:22-23)

"Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."

Neither the Pharisees nor the Sadducees ever taught the people about having the God-kind of faith, about believing and receiving. Many were enthralled by Jesus' message because it inspired faith in their hearts towards God. They had thought that God only blessed whomever He chose to. They assumed that God wasn't concerned about them. But Jesus taught that God loves everyone unconditionally, and all it takes to receive from Him is to simply believe.


(Mark 9:23)

“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

As they watched Him cast out demons, open blind eyes, unstop deaf ears, and even raise the dead with an unusual demonstration of authority, many were convinced and had faith in the Father's love for them. The Bible says many believed in His Name when they saw the miracles He did (John 2:23). His message made it possible for them to believe and relate to a God they couldn't see physically. He made the Father real to them through His message of faith.


That message is the same one He sent us to preach and teach around the world. Jesus said,


(John 20:21)

"...As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

If today you're faced with a situation that seems to have defied any solution, you can trust God for a miracle. It makes no difference what the case is-- only believe! It makes no difference if it's a dead womb, body, or business, or if it's some other problem. He's the God who "quickens" the dead! He gives life to the dead, and can breathe life into any seemingly dead situation. Glory to His Name forever!


Prayer:

Dear Father, You're the great God of glory, and I worship You for Your greatness, Your love, Your mercy, and Your kindness. Thank You for giving me a victorious and glorious life in Christ. I win today and always, in Jesus' Name. Amen!


Further Study: Hebrews 11:1 AMPC; 2 Corinthians 4:18

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