In order to become a born-again Christian you must be willing to believe. But what are we to believe? Thank God He didn’t leave us to our own devices, He revealed to us exactly what we must believe.
Hebrews 12:2 Look unto Jesus, the beginner and finisher of our faith.
Jesus is the author of our faith and it is He who brings us to the place where faith secures us for all eternity. Anybody can believe Jesus was born in Bethlehem about two thousand years ago and they can believe He was crucified, the Jews believed this but they are not saved! There is an event after the cross that we must accept, then Jesus will be the author of our faith.
Romans 10:9 If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved.
Whatever a person believes about Jesus, it means nothing if they don’t believe the Father raised Him from the dead. If any church going person does not believe Jesus was raised from the dead, then their religion is in vain. The Jews ordered the apostles to stop using the Name of Jesus because they had Him crucified and they did not believe He was resurrected. Scripture tells us that Jesus is the finisher of our faith. When does He finish our faith? When we are raised from the dead and receive our glorified bodies. When you believe God raised Jesus from the dead, then you know you serve the God of the supernatural.
Sadducees do not believe in the Spirit or angels. They do not believe in the resurrection nor future punishment or reward.
The doctrine of “greasy grace” is nothing new, it began with the Sadducees at least two thousand years ago. The Scribes and Pharisees had their own interpretations and traditions. But if a man can believe God raised Jesus from the dead, then he can believe everything Jesus said. Jesus referred to the Jews as a stiff necked people, they would not accept the truth even when there was a demonstration of miracles. Their lack of faith and their doctrine has filtered into the present day church. If you have a choice between believing what God says or what man says, you would be doing something good to choose God.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has carried our sickness and disease and carried our pains, But we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.
The Jews accepted Jesus as a prophet that got out of the will of God by claiming to be one with the Father. They credited God for having Jesus the heretic crucified for His blasphemy. They were so hard hearted they would not consider what He said nor any of the miracles He performed. Faith comes from hearing and hearing the Word of God, so it is the Lord that helps us to believe in what we cannot see or touch. If we are willing, then God can do so much for us that we cannot do for ourselves. Stir yourselves up, remind your faith that Jesus has risen from the dead and nothing will be impossible for you to believe.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.