Every born-again Christian has faith, we are saved by grace through faith.
Romans 12:3 God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
In this text we come to understand that all the folks in the church at Rome were given the same amount of faith, but as time went on some men began to have more faith than others! Does God have favorites? Is He a respector of persons? No! Faith is like a muscle, the more you work it, the bigger and stronger it becomes. Some believers are diligent about developing their faith while others are content with what they have. God said that if we will exercise our faith we can have whatsoever we say. A lot of Christians are content with the status quo, they are not interested in exerting themselves in pursuit of the promises of God.
Luke 17:6 If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say unto this tree, be plucked up and it would obey you.
A mustard seed is very small, however, Jesus is telling us that little faith can produce great results. The Roman Centurion said to Jesus, speak the Word only and my servant shall be healed. Jesus said this man had great faith, more than any of the Jews Jesus was sent to. So, faith is simply believing what the Lord has said. The more one develops their faith, the easier it becomes for a man to believe God’s Word. We know that faith comes by hearing. What comes from hearing the doctrine of the world? Doubt, unbelief, fear and hopelessness. The world creates our problems and has no solution for overcoming them. The world is always in a constant state of chaos because it has no solution to the problem it creates for itself.
John 16:33 In Me you shall have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
How did Jesus overcome the world? He spoke His Word because His Word is a higher law than what the world is speaking. If a Christian will speak the Word he can rise above the ways of the world. Oftentimes the believers that live by faith are chided by those who don’t. Living by faith is not the mainstream way of life for most Christians! The reason there is a lack of faith in the church is because it’s not taught from the pulpit. In the church I grew up in we had a weekly routine, you went and sang a duet, listened to a sermonette and ran out and had a cigarette. If there was any teaching on faith I certainly never heard it, perhaps it was because I usually fell asleep.
Galatians 3:11 The just shall live by faith.
All believers are called to live by the faith of the sons of God, this is not an option. The man who lives by faith will always have hope, they always expect the best from every situation. The believer who has yet to develop their faith always seem to have an element of despair and sorrow. If growing your faith is not fun and rewarding you’re doing it all wrong. Growing in faith is a revelation of Jesus, a blessed time of discovery and an impartation of the God kind of peace. Got faith? Yes you do, don’t neglect to develop it to the max.
For I know the grace of Jesus, He was a wealthy man.
He was a tither and a sower,
but one day He became poor.
He became the curse,
He bear my poverty and lack.
Now I am increased with goods, God shed His grace on me.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…