Substance in the Heart
Amp Phil 2:12 Work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling.
*CHRIST COMES IN THROUGH SALVATION
CHRIST COMES ON THROUGH CONFESSION.
AMP Philem 1:6 That the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto his glory
KJV Matt 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force
*FAITH IS TO BE EXERCISED IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE
FAITH IS NOT JUST A DOCTRINE – IT IS A LIFESTYLE
NLT 2 Cor 5:7 That is why we live by believing and not by seeing.
*FAITH IS NOT JUST WHAT YOU DO – IT’S WHO YOU ARE
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, have faith in God.
*FAITH IS RELEASED IN WORDS
Rom 10:6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” — that is, the word of faith
*FAITH IS GOING TO AFFECT YOUR MOUTH BECAUSE IT FIRST DOES SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART.
Rom 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved; 10 For with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
*YOU DON’T GET RESULTS WITHOUT CONFESSION!
GOD GAVE YOU A WEAPON – “YOUR MOUTH” Eph 6 Sword
*YOUR TRUST IN GOD IS IMMEDIATELY REVEALED BY WHATS IN YOUR MOUTH
KJV Prov 22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
(NAS That they may be ready on your lips)
19 That thy trust may be in the lord
KJV Psa 116:9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Psa 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken
2 cor 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; We also believe, and therefore speak
Matt 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
OUT OF YOUR HEART FLOWS THE ISSUES OF LIFE (SALVATION)
Josh 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: For the lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
*THE WORD IN YOUR HEART ACTED ON CAUSES YOU TO BE BLESSED
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; His leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
James 1:22-25 YOU ARE BLESSED FOR DOING…
YOU DO SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE IT
NAS Mark 11:12 And on the next day, when they had departed from Bethany, he became hungry. 13 And seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if perhaps he would find anything on it; and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he answered and said to it, “may no one ever eat fruit from you again!” and his disciples were listening.
20 And as they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 And being reminded, Peter said to him, “Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered saying to them, “have faith in God. 23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him.
24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.
2 cor 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak