Summary: Believing God goes beyond just believing the bible is true. As a believer, I have to believe God to do something specifically for me.
THE BELIEVER’S TRAINING HANDBOOK (Chapter 5)
If You Are Not Believing God for Something, You Really Don’t Believe!
INTRO - We are in the middle of basic training. We’re learning how to believe God for anything and to believe God for everything because the basic purpose of a believer is to believe. For some of us this is initial training. For some of us this is remedial training. For some of us this is “train-the-trainer” training. But this is basic training for all of us, because the basic function of a believer is to believe. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and believers gotta believe. If we believe, all things are possible. If we believe, there are signs that will follow. So we have to be like a tree. We have to be firm and fixed, stable and established, rooted and grounded in the written word. We learned last week that you have to find the place where it is written about you. You’ll know your designation if you find the place where it is written about you. Jesus knew His designation because He knew how to find the place where it was written about Him. He knew the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him and He was anointed, because He was able to find the place where it was written about Him. You’ll know your destination if you find the place where it is written about you. Your destination may not be a where but a who you are called to. Your destination may not be a where but a what you are called to. Jesus knew He was called to minister to lost, crying, sighing, dying humanity because He found the place where it was written of Himself: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. Your destination may not be a where it might be a what. Jesus knew His destination was the cross, to die on a hill called Calvary to save a wretch like me. You destination may not be a where but a when. Because Jesus was able to find the place in the bible where it was written of Him, He knew He was to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. I believe now is the acceptable time. It’s the set time! We set the time! The time we can receive our blessing is the time we can believe. It’s the appointed time! You have an appointment with a miracle. You schedule the appointment at the time you decide to believe. As a believer, it is imperative that we be firm and fixed, stable and established, rooted and grounded the written word of God because of what it says in Hebrews 4:12. It says the word of God is quick and powerful. Not quick as in fast, but quick as in alive. It is a living document and it will speak to you. It will speak life into your life for you to know your designation, know your destination, and know no resignation. You won’t be able to quit once you get rooted in the word and the word gets in you. You’ll be like Jeremiah. At the time he wanted to quit preaching the gospel, he couldn’t. He could not quit preaching the word that he was rooted in because it had gotten into him and it was like fire shut up in his bones. It was like fire shut up in his bones and he couldn’t shut up! Once you get firm and fixed, stable and established, rooted and grounded in the written word of God then the written word of God gets in you and it will be like fire shut up in your bones. You’ll know your designation, know your destination, and know no resignation and there will be no quit in your game. You’ll have to believe God for something.
TEXT - Luke 18:35-43
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.