By: Pastor T.R. Kelley
BIBLE LESSON; THE POWER OF BELIEVING
MATTHEW 21:22 -“AND ALL THINGS, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN PRAYER, BELIEVING, YE SHALL RECEIVE.”
MATTHEW 8:13 – “AND JESUS SAID UNTO THE CENTURION ‘GO THY WAY; AND AS THEY HAST BELIEVED, SO BE IT DONE UNTO THEE.’ AND HIS SERVANT WAS HEALED IN THE SELFSAME HOUR.”
BELIEVE – (Greek – PISTEUO)- to think or believe to be true; to be persuaded of, and gence, to place confidence in; to trust; to credit; reliance upon.
Literally, to trust in the Lord as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something.
I. BELIEF DEFINED
HEBREWS 11:1 – “NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.”
*** Faith, or believing, is the assurance, the confirmation, the title – deed, of things we hope for. It gives reality, or foundation, in the mind for the things hoped for, even though the evidence is unseen.
NOTE: READ II CORINTHIANS 5:7
– Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.
– Faith is the yardstick by which your portion in life will be measured to you, (see MATTHEW 9:29)
II. BELIEF IS THE POWER TO BECOME AND BE
BELIEF IS THE POWER TO:
1. BECOME A SON OF GOD – JOHN 1:12
“BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE ON HIS NAME.”
2. BE A FAITHFUL SON OF GOD – HEBREWS 3:12
“TAKE HEED, BRETHREN, LEST THERE BE IN ANY OF YOU AN EVIL HEART OF
UNBELIEF IN DEPARTING FROM THE LIVING GOD.”
REMEMBER – Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help Create the fact.
III. BELIEF IS POSITIVE
BELIEF IS THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE:
1. RELATIVE TO GOD – II TIMOTHY 1:12
“I know whom I believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”
WHEN DARKNESS FILLS THE SKY, I KNOW BY FAITH WE TWO SHALL WIN IN THE END…
MY GOD AND I.
2. RELATIVE TO OTHERS – PHILIPPIANS 2:3
“Let each esteem other better than themselves.”
NOTE: READ MATTHEW 7:3
3. RELATIVE TO SELF – PHILIPPIANS 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
NOTE: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND HUMANITY WILL BELIEVE IN YOU, DOUBT YOURSELF AND HUMANITY WILL DOUBT YOU.
REMEMBER – BELIEF IN GOD WILL HELP YOU MOST IF YOU ALSO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
IV. FAITH IS THE VICTORY
I JOHN 5:4 – “AND THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMETH THE WORLD, EVEN OUR FAITH.”
*** FAITH IS THE MAGIC FORMULA THAT SUPPLIES STARCH TO THE SPINE.
*** FAITH IS THE HEROIC ATTITUDE THAT SETS MEN APART FROM THE ORDINARY.
NOTE: The things that distinguished the great men of the Bible from their fellowmen, and handed their names down to posterity was FAITH.
BY FAITH THEY OUTDID THEMSELVES! (HEBREWS 11)
REMEMBER – WITH FAITH IN GOD, IN OTHERS, AND IN SELF, WE CAN SAY:
LET THE HOWLERS HOWL, AND THE GROWLERS GROWL, AND THE PROWLERS PROWL, AND THE GOSSIPERS GO TO IT; BEHIND THE NIGHT THERE IS PLENTY OF LIGHT, AND THINGS
ALRIGHT AND — I KNOW IT.
*********** THERE IS POWER IN BELIEVING! **********
(The above material was published by Calvary Tabernacle.)
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