Summary: Salvation was never meant to be a life insurance policy in the end,but only the beginning to a beautiful relationship and walk with the Lord, in the abundant life He has promised to us
Stop, look, listen and Live!
How many of us, have ever said these words to our parents, You Were Right, I Should Have Listened!
I don't know anyone who can say or admit, that those words have never came out of their mouths.
Galatians 3:2,3,13,14 NKJ
2. This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3. Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
Everyone wants to receive what God has for them in their lives.
Here, we find the key, on how we can and do, receive everything that God has for us in our lives, that is assuming we have asked Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour.
Having faith in Jesus, is the key!
3. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)
14. that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
The only way we can receive Jesus, or what God has in store for us, or anything for that matter, is by faith.
Romans 10:17 NKJ
17. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Redemption is only found by our faith in Jesus!
Healing is only found by our faith in Jesus!
Prosperity, righteousness, our whole walk…is found, by our faith in Jesus!
and our faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Ill. There once was a young man, back in the late 1,800 hundreds, who wanted to be a telegraph operator and he went to apply for a job.
The applicants were so many that day and there was standing room only in the waiting area,
The interviewing was to have started earlier in the day and the man had been held up and was late arriving,
Thinking his chances were slim to none with so many fighting for an opportunity, he sat down still willing to wait for his turn.
He noticed, that all of the applicants were complaining about how it was taking to long and didn’t they know how hot it was in there.
About two minutes after arriving, he got up and went over and opened the door to the mans office, who was going to do the interviewing,
Everyone there, thought who does that guy think he is?
Paying all of them no attention, he walked through the door and closed it and as soon as he did, the gentlemen inside said, what do you want?
And the young man said, there was a message that i heard in the waiting area,
and it told me to come in here, that I had the job if I wanted it.
Welcome, I’ve been expecting you, you've got the job.
He went on to tell him, that the whole day, the time everyone had been waiting in that waiting room, a telegraph had been taping out the message he had heard repeatedly;
“if you want the job, come into my office you’ve got the job”
TBS. to him who has ears, let him hear! Have you heard that one before?
That’s something that God wanted us to know, that exact phrase is mentioned some 51 times in the bible.
Its like He was and is still saying to all of us, “HELLO,” can you here me now!
TBS. that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Spoken words, faith released and action applied, produces answers and our needs met! (Repeat)
Anything that Jesus states in the Bible, is a promise to him who believes, Praise God!
Listen up church, “to him who has ears, let him hear”
There’s a lot of people, waiting on an answer and a need to be met, just like in the story, in the waiting room of life!
Most are complaining, maybe not outwardly, but certainly inwardly, about how long it is taking,
All the while they need to just stop what their doing looking to themselves, look to Jesus and listen to what He has already said He would do and start living!
All of the promises to us in the bible, comes by hearing and receiving them by faith, that has already been measured and given to you! (Rpt)
Whether or not you are receiving them, doesn’t change the fact that they are available to you!
You see, so many have it in their mind, that’s just not the way I was brought up to believe.
Let me tell you;
*Where you attended school or church growing up for that matter,