Believing God does not come naturally to anyone, it requires some effort. When we were children we were sent to school to be taught the basics, we were sent to believe. To this day I believe two plus two is four. So if a person wanted to know and believe the truth about God, where should He go? The obvious answer would be the church! But not all churches believe the Word of God. Some don’t understand and so they have inserted their “own bible” that they call religion. How does one distinguish between the truth and religion? The truth will make you free.
Mathew 9:28-29 Two blind men came to Jesus asking for mercy. Jesus said to them: Do you believe I am able to do this? They said yes. According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened.
What God can do in our lives is determined by what we can believe. When I read my Bible book, listen to a preacher or hear a CD, I am hearing in order to believe. When I hear a good solid testimony, I confess that I believe. Faith is not an automatic impartation. It comes by hearing and hearing and believing.
2Peter 3:3-4 In the last days scoffers (false teachers) will come. They will say: where is the promise of His coming?
These scoffers are teachers who certify the Word of God based on what they see, hear and feel. These are dangerous people because they have a position in the church but they don’t believe the head of the church. I determined years ago that if I don’t understand something I will not teach it until I do. And if I teach something that I later discover to be error, I will publicly correct myself. God’s truth is far more important than my reputation and dignity.
Mark 9:23-24 Jesus said, if you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes. And the father said, Lord I believe, help me with my unbelief.
The father in this Scripture had brought his son to the disciples to cast out a devil but they could not. He wasn’t sure Jesus could get it done, but he needed to believe. How does Jesus help us with our unbelief? He sent His Spirit to guide us into all truth. If we are not willing to be led, there is nothing He can do for us. If we cannot believe, He cannot help us. Folks who are in pursuit of the truth will believe everything God says. For without faith (belief in Him) it is impossible to please Him.
Luke 8:13 When the Lord sows the Word, some will hear and receive with joy; but they have no root, they will believe for awhile but in a time of temptation fall away.
These folks have no depth of consecration. They have no stability to stand against persecution or trials. In other words, their willingness to believe was a preference, not a conviction. Our willingness to believe God is a matter of life and death, it is nothing to trifle with. If we truly believe, then our faith can stand every assault of the enemy. The devil’s worst nightmare is a Christian who believes God without reservation.
God wants me to prosper,
He gives me power to get wealth.
He has redeemed me from poverty, I shall lack no good thing.
I will gain wealth and God will get the glory.
God will rebuke the devil for me, the devil cannot rob from me.
I am just too blessed.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming