The Power Of Believing

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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