Summary: Have faith to believe and you shall receive.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
The possibility of the potential of faith
Dr. Webster definition of the word potential is:
• Having power to impress on us the ideas of certain qualities, though the qualities are not inherent in the thing;
• Any thing that may be possible.
Energy is something that has Internal or inherent power; the power of operating; Strength of expression
Put these two words together and Your faith is very much like the concept of potential energy. The Bible tells us that God has given to every man a measure of faith.
We express that in very small ways every day of our life. Every time I sit down in a chair, I am expressing faith.
Every time I walk into a room and turn on a light switch, I am expressing faith.
Every time I get behind the wheel of my car and drive, I am expressing faith. That is potential energy.
It is a form of energy; however, energy is useless until you turn it loose. My pastor in Tacoma Washington use to say to the church, “Turn your Faith Loose”. I’m here to preach this message that your faith is absolutely useless until you turn it loose.
I do not believe you can live, move and have your being with God without faith. I believe that when you get in your car and head to the house of God, that becomes an expression of faith. Why do I believe that?
Because when I come to the house of the Lord, I come to have an encounter with the Holy Ghost, and I know when I get there and begin to mingle with the people of God, I will experience the presence of God. I know that when the man of God gets up and begins to break open the bread of life, and the Word of God is issued under the unction of the Holy Ghost, something is going to happen in my life. Why? Because that is what I came for. I am here because I want to hear from the Word of God.
I am here because the situations that I am facing in my life tell me that I have to do something more than just play patty cake baker’ man with Jesus.
My situation demands of me that I need and answer from God.
My situation demands of me that I need a word from the Lord, and it demands that God do something in my life.
God wants to heal you from diseases; He wants to set free someone that has been bound, He wants break the chains of Oppression and depression that’s holding you down, However, it cannot be done without faith in God. Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Song writer said, “you don’t need a whole lot just use what you got….. faith, faith faith, just a little bit of faith”
What you need today is a little bit of power to impress upon an idea,
What you need today is to know and believe that any thing is possible, I’m talking about the potential that’s in your faith.
If we are going to make it, it is because God is going to give us the grace. If we are going to make it, it is because God is going to restore some faith. If we are going to do it, it is because we know how to rely upon the Spirit of Almighty God.
Heb 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Heb 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Heb 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Heb 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Heb 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
Heb 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.