So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Faith moves mountains! Believe in God and His Word! Ask and it shall be given you according to His will. Jesus said we will be able to move mountains. Have great faith!
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Are you weak in faith? Don't doubt the promises of God. Abraham was not perfect, he was ordinary just like you and me. However, he did not waver at the promises of God through unbelief. Abraham continued to believe the promises of God. His faith grow stronger rather than weaker. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Keep reading and declaring out loud His promises!
Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that You can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Listen, please, and let me speak;
You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself,
And repent in dust and ashes.”
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had accepted Job. And the Lordrestored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
Job repented and was restored "double for his former troubles"! We need to trust God for His provisions. Sometimes we like Job must repent. We must know that God is God and His ways are higher than our ways. God alone can make good out of bad situation but...we must due our part by repenting of our sin and recognize He is God.
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
Are you going through a wildness trip right now? It's probably not fun. Are you having a dry spell of not hearing from the Lord? Tired of waiting for the promised land? Remember Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and was led into the wilderness. Maybe you are in the wilderness so you can go to the next level spiritually. You must trust Him alone. In the wilderness there is nothing to hang on to but His Word. It is enough! Remember the wilderness doesn't last forever. His power will be released and explode your world with supernatural ministry. Trust Him!
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
Has the Lord set you on a conquest? Are you wondering what the cost will be? will it be worth the risk? In 1999 god sent us on a conquest to plant seeds around the USA. Little then did we realize what the full impact would be on our life and the lives of many we didn't know. Did we see the Promised Land as good like Caleb? Yes! Were we afraid of the challenge? Yes! Did we count the cost? No! We realized as did Joshua and Caleb that with the Lord "All things are possible." We took the risk and God is faithful! The wonders we have seen are amazing! The work the Lord has done in us is TRANSFORMING! You too can allow God's conquest in you transform your life and many others IF you are willing to hear and obey Him. Carry on my friends No Conquest is without Risk!
Our Lord and our God. Be it done unto us according to your Word!
And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king.
8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king.”
17 As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
When we accept God's will as directed by His Word we receive Devine revelation and the reward is joy and peace!
2 Samuel 22:31-34
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.“For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
God is my strength and power,
And He makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
Waiting is not easy or fun BUT God's way, timing and plan is perfect. Are you in a waiting period? The waiting period is making us stronger, it's making the way perfect, and so the Lord can make it amazing! It's well worth the wait. We must be patient. God's word is proven we trust Him He is our shield. He will set us on high places. Hallelujah!
Then they all forsook Him and fled.
When all Christ's followers deserted Him He was lonely. Have you ever felt lonely? Deserted? Yet Christ gave the task of bringing His message to mankind to those who fled. Not only until man has failed can he learn true humility. And only the humble can inherit the earth.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Are you going through trials? IF we count it as all JOY our faith will bring us to patience and it will have it's perfect work and we will lack NOTHING! I am trusting in a God who is able to bring us JOY and perfect His work in us. Are you?
So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”And he said, “From childhood. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
Yes God indeed helps our unbelief. We can look back and see the Lord's work in and through us. We can have faith that He will never leave us. We can walk n His kingdom knowing His will be done. This gives us strength to go on and BELIEVE He is able to work it all out for our best, because He loves us. Have faith and believe my child God Almighty is on your side.
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