ANY MAN CAN BE CHANGED BY FAITH, NO MATTER HOW HE MAY BE FETTERED. I KNOW THAT GOD’S WORD IS SUFFICIENT. ONE WORD FROM HIM CAN CHANGE A NATION.
FAITH IS BASED ON THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD
GOD’S WORD IS HIS WILL!
SALVATION IS GOD’S WILL.
Matthew 8:2 a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
GOD WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW HIS WILL.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
JESUS SAID, “I did not come to do my own will, but the will of Him who sent me” (John 6:38).
YOU CANNOT SEPARATE GOD’S WORD FROM HIM OR HIS WILL.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Revelation 19:13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
GOD’S WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE, John 6:63
THEY ARE TRUTH John 8:31-32, 17:17
GOD DOES NOTHING APART FROM HIS WORD.
Psalm 138:2 For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
Psalm 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 103:20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!
GOD’S WORD IS LIKE RAIN COMING DOWN TO WATER THE EARTH
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
GOD’S WORD IS LIKE SEED!
1 Peter 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you.
1 Peter 2:2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
IN THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER JESUS TAUGHT THAT THE SEED, WHICH IS THE WORD GOING INTO GOOD GROUND WILL PRODUCE THIRTY, SIXTY AND ONEHUNDRED FOLD (Mark 4, Luke 8).
WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT GOD CANNOT LIE.
NAS Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Hebrews 6:18 It is impossible for God to lie
IN THE FIRST TEMPTATION JESUS MADE IT CLEAR HOW TO LIVE.
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
THE BIBLE IS A BOOK OF PROMISES. WE CALL IT GOD’S WORD!
GOD’S WORD IS ABOUT HIM AND HIS PLAN FOR MAN.
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD’S WORD TO FAIL
1 Kings 8:56 Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
GOD’S WORD IS TO BE OUR FAITH FOOD.
THE WORD OF GOD IS THE FACTORY FOR FAITH!
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
(The Bible is called the Word of Truth) 2 Tim 2:15
Romans 10:16 THE APOSTLE PAUL QUOTING FROM Isaiah 53:1 ASKS THE QUESTION THAT ISAIAH ASKED, “Lord, who has believed our report (message)?”
ISAIAH DECLARES THAT, “The arm or (the power) of god is manifested (revealed) to those who believe the report”.
Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.
GOD’S WORD WAS WRITTEN TO REVEAL TO US WHAT HE HAS DONE, WHAT HE DESIRES AND WILLS TO DO FOR HIS CHILDREN.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
GOD’S COMMANDS, HIS WORDS, ARE ENABLINGS.
Mark 5:27 after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. 28 For she said, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” 29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
34 Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
NOTICE WHAT SHE HEARD GAVE HER FAITH TO OBTAIN GOD’S WILL FOR HER LIFE.
Matthew 14 Peter walks on the water