IT’S TIME FOR MERE TALKERS TO BECOME FAITH WALKERS
PART 3-YOUR MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH WILL WORK NOW
Matthew 17:18-20 (KJV)
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Romans 12:1-3 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
It is no coincidence that these three verses are together it is a progression
Matthew 25:14-30 (KJV)
In the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, Jesus brought out this truth
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things
The story was there being three guys. Two doubled their talents and one ran in fear and hid his talent and had a terrible attitude towards God and refused to trust him
1. Who received and who didn’t?
The ones who were faithful in little things and kept growing in the grace of God did.
This is so important (start with a cold- that’s safe and work your way up to cancer)
Hebrews 5:11-14 (ESV)
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food,
13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.
14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Practice and Practice and then Practice some more.(if you can do it once then you can do it 1000 times just don’t quit doing it
*****If you can’t overcome a cold you won’t beat cancer with your own faith you will have to have the help of someone who knows what they are doing.
2 I am going to say something here that people might not like.
· You can’t try this out. I prayed for 15 minutes and it didn’t work, or I prayed for a day or two and it didn’t work. Then I seem them get this jaded attitude towards thing sometimes.
· That is where they come up with this comfort doctrines. Sometimes, God heals and sometimes he doesn’t.
3. YOU MUST GO WITH NO QUIT IN THE TANK
· -UNTIL YOU GET A VICTORY
4. I ALWAYS USE THIS EXPRESSION FOR MYSELF AND IN TEACHING OTHERS.
· IF HE CAN DO THAT, HE CAN DO THIS) If I believed God for healing my cold; then he can heal my migraine headaches.
· Piece of Cake for Jesus
· The Devil isn’t going to stand down until he knows you mean business (not quitting) (taking a Stand)
5. After you have prayed- you must have patience and perseverance
· How long do you keep confessing some promise (FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES)
(It takes time to grow in this and see (You must have a show down with the devil) (You will win if you don’t quit)
· Remember this as soon as you pray you believe you receive it (it’s yours-you own it) and then it just thanking the Lord that its mine according to the promise and commanding it to manifest.
James 2:14-26 (HCSB)
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food
16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?
17 In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith from my works.
19 You believe that God is one; you do well. The demons also believe—and they shudder.
20 Foolish man! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless?
21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
22 You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected.
23 So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God’s friend.
24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
25 And in the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by a different route?
26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
If you want a revival and a move of God get some people healed and you will have all the revival you want. Jesus met needs and showed compassion and drew people in through healings-shouldn’t we?