"Yes He Is, Yes He Does, and Yes He Will"

- Romans 4:21 -

"And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform."

Before we get going to far I want to give you a little word study session. For readers who donít know it, the New Testament was written in the Greek language, then translated into Old English by King James and his translators, for me and you in the year 2001. Letís look at (4) of the main words in our verse, persuaded, promised, able, and perform. The meanings are as follows:

* persuaded: be most surely believed, be fully known, make full proof of, to fulfill the ministry in every part, to make one certain, convince one, to be complete, covered in every part, fully convinced or assured

* promised: to announce that one is about to do or furnish something

* able: to bear calamities and trials with fortitude and patience, having power for something, to be capable, strong and powerful,

* perform: to produce, bear, to appoint, carry out, ordain: to produce, construct, form, fashion, to make ready, and so at the same time to institute, to perform: to a promise

I think you get the picture. I do, the writer of Romans does, the majority (I hope) of the Christian community have no problem believing God has any problem helping us, healing us, being there for us, on and on.

As this new year is blasting off, friend, Iíll just get to the point of the message that the Lord has laid on my heart for you this go around, right away. I must ask: What do you think about God??? What do you think he can do for you??? Do you think people like me are just nuts???

Some think he is just someone, something that is out there, who isnít interested in mankind. Some do not think he does anything for any one. Some and I hope not you donít even believe in him, so sad. Some treat him like heís a candy or toy store, which too is so sad and unfortunate. I myself know he is my heavenly Father, my closest friend, who is absolutely in love with his creation and cares more for us than you and I can and will ever believe.

In the title of this message, it says all you need to know about our God in (3) little sayings.

#1 Yes He Is:

He is friend, your and my heavenly father. Yes, whether you accept it or not, he created you. He has a purpose and destiny for you. He again loves you like no one else. You donít have to travel the journey of life alone or without hope or help.

#2 Yes He Can:

Plain and simple, he can do anything, because he is everything. Above all he can save you, redeem you from the "wages of sin", death. He has sent his only begotten son Jesus to die on the cross, shedding his pure and precious blood to get us back. All we have to do is repent, ask forgiveness for the sins and he will save us. Also he can heal us. Yes friend donít buy the lie that those will tell you that he doesnít , or quit healing. Just