Summary: Real believers

Bonafided Believers

Mark 16:17-18

Matt 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself

down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge

concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee

up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not

tempt the Lord thy God.

God’s Presence in our life In my name

The demons know who Jesus is, and they are afraid of Him,

but they’re not afraid of you, why should they be?

Acts 19: 13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took

upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name

of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom

Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of [one]

Sceva, a Jew, [and] chief of the priests, which did so. 15

And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul

I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil

spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and

prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house

naked and wounded

when you become a believer, the Holy Spirit of God indwells you

1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and

that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Gods Perfection in our Lives With new tongues

2Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new

creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things

are become new.

A lot about me didn’t change when Jesus came into my Life,

Everything Changed

2 Cor 6: 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?

and what communion hath light with darkness?

A twenty-five-year-old girl canceled her engagement. She tearfully told her

mother what had happened. She said, "I can't marry him. He's not really

Christian. I've discovered that he really doesn't believe in hell." The

determined mother said, "Go ahead and marry him anyway. It won’t be

long and he’ll know all this is to know about hell."

God’s Protection in our lives It shall not hurt them

Ps 121: 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth

thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall

neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD [is] thy keeper: the

LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not

smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD

shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in

from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalms ch 91

God’s Power in our Lives They shall lay hands

2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,

and of love, and of a sound mind.

Eph 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to

us-ward who believe, according to the working of his

mighty power,

John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall

ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

There once was a man who very adamantly believed in living by faith. He believed that, so long as he prayed in Jesus’ name, believing in faith that God would provide his need, he would receive whatever he asked for. One day he stood up in church and declared that from that day forward, he was trusting God to supply all his needs. He quit his job as a high-ranking official in a fairly large company and moved into a dingy little house on the rougher side of town. The first night he prayed very fervently for God to send him some food, because he was beginning to get hungry. The next morning he walked outside, expecting to find food, but nothing was there. Figuring that he didn’t pray fervently enough, he dedicated the whole day to praying for God to provide food for the next day. The next morning came, and still no food. That day he prayed even more fervently for God to provide nourishment, for by now he was growing ravenously hungry. "God, you must provide me with food, or I will die out here," he prayed over and over again. The next morniong he walked outside, and still no food. By this time he was beginning to get angry with God for not providing He promised in His Word. That afternoon and evening he redoubled his efforts, wailing and rocking back and forth and beating his breast as he prayed. "Dear God, I’m going to starve to death unless you feed me. I haven’t eaten or had anything to drink in 4 days!" When he had prayed all he could pray, and was exhausted he fell back on the bed and stared at teh wall. In the silence, he heard a small voice calling out his name. "Bill! Bill!" "I’m here Lord," he cried. "Are you finally answering my prayer?"

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