7 May 2023
Faith God’s Open Door – Part 9
“Unbelief says: Some other time, but not now; some other place, but not here; some other people, but not us. Faith says: Anything He did anywhere else He will do here; anything He did any other time He is willing to do now; anything He ever did for other people He is willing to do for us!” – A. W. Tozer
I have had it on my heart for a while now to return to the subject of faith with the church. Faith is a necessary topic whether you are recently born again or if you are a mature disciple of the Lord.
One of the things that I noticed about Jesus in His earthly ministry is that He was always impressed with faith! Faith pleases God!
Faith opens the door to all of God’s graces. Faith opens the door for heaven to manifest here on earth.
If we are to succeed in growing up spiritually, walking out God’s individual and corporate plans for our lives we must have a faith that is continually maturing.
God’s Kingdom does not operate the same as the worlds. God’s design is seed, time, and harvest. God’s design is one person plants, another waters, but God gives the increase. Our thinking must be in line with God’s thinking, or we will miss 100-fold (complete) harvests.
You are invited to take a deep dive with us back into the subject of faith during this Sunday morning series.
Part 9 – We wrap up our series on faith by looking at two important truths. The first is found in Romans 4:21 which states that Abraham was “absolutely confident that God would do what He had promised.” Absolute confidence which is another way of saying Abraham had faith that did not waver, is established in our lives by the knowledge of God’s Word renewing our thinking, and our personal fellowship with Him. The second truth we looked at was, “who’s faith did we receive?” Many people feel pressure because they think they must produce the faith to believe, but we see from Scripture (Rom. 10:17 and 2 Peter 1:1) that we are operating in God’s faith that is imparted through His Word.
A.W. Tozer – “Faith says: Anything God did anywhere else He will do here; anything He did any other time He is willing to do now; anything He ever did for other people He is willing to do for us!”