Message for June 7, 2015 from Pastor Jerry

“…..Abraham believed God and it was accounted unto him as righteousness.” Romans 4:3

        Everyone understands that God honors our faith.  But, the big problem is what do I have to do in order to show God that I have faith worthy to be rewarded with answered prayers?  The answer is that we can’t earn an answer to our prayers; we have to just have faith in Him.  When Jesus said “Have faith in God” in Mark 11:22 what did he mean for us to do to have faith in God?  What key unlocks the answer or what formula produces results?

        It is really a simple problem and has an easy answer.  However, we humans want to make things as difficult as possible so we can say we have accomplished something.  It is not how much we pray nor how fervent we pray that matters, but it is how much we believe when we pray.  Most people pray and then wait to see what happens.  Jesus said the Pharisees thought their prayers would be answered because of them being long and wordy.  Jesus said that was not the case.  It wasn’t the amount of prayer but the confidence of the prayer that made the difference in the answer.  It comes down to just how much faith you have in God.  Do you dare to believe God?  Not just that He is but that He is a rewarder of those that believe Him.

        How did David kill Goliath?  It was because he believed God would be on his side and deliver Goliath into his hands.  It is an issue of what the heart believes and not what the hands are doing.  The only thing you can do to release the power of God against your problem is to believe.  The results do not depend on what you do but what God has already done.  All you do is believe.

        Is it to simple?  Is it easier said than done?  Just remember that the amount of confidence we have in someone depends on how well we know them.  How well do we know God?  The bible says that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.  It is hard to believe in something you don’t know about or really trust in.  Believing is the only key you need to unlock the mighty power of God.  Find it and use it!  Have I arrived? No, but I’m at work on it

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