Summary: Part #2 in a Faith Series
WALKING BY FAITH
PART # 2
Last Night we were talking about how God can’t
We don’t need any distraction, We need a
CLEAR DIRECTION FOR OUR FAITH WALK!!!
WITH OUR GOD!!!
We must continue forward in our faith walk…
Some Months ago our Pastor said in his sermon
Something that hits home for most of us…HE SAID
YOU CAN’T STAND STILL IN CHRISTIANITY
YOU HAVE TO EITHER BE MOVING FORWARD OR
THIS IS SO VERY TRUE!!!!
We must advance forward in prayer – I’m ok here
NO MAN IS TOO SINFUL OR TO PURE TO PRAY!!!
We must advance forward with purity – I’m ok here
WE HAVE TO TRY TO REMAIN AS PURE AS POSSIBLE!!! REMEMBER HOW PURE CHRIST WAS!
We must advance forward with patience – I need work here
I’VE ALWAYS HEARD PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!
Our adversary the devil is waiting to devour us!
We must advance forward with persistence – I nail this one
PAY ATTENTION TO OUR KIDS AND LEARN this one
Now---some of us may say something like this!!!
WELL I WOULD REALLY like to be walking by faith
BUT I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO DO IT!!!!!
Do you know why We can’t do it????
Because We have enemies against us and they are
Against us in every direction…like YOU KNOW WHO - THE OLE DEVIL HIMSELF!!
Do you know the things or enemies that can keep
Us from having a WALK BY FAITH - AND INSTEAD HAVE A WALK BY SIGHT?? WHICH IS NO GOOD!
I’m gonna tell you several
Different Enemies that can stand in our way of
Having a Pure FAITH WALK WITH GOD!!!!
#1 – SELF
Are you surprised???
We are our own worst enemy when it comes to
Walking By Faith!!!
Now your probably gonna say PREACHER
HOW CAN THAT BE?
How am I my worst enemy when I’m fighting devils
And Demons and ETC. ETC. ETC.
WELL JUST LISTEN!!!!!
First of all with the least problem - We get an ATTITUDE!
Then We get INDEPENDENT - !
We become SELF RELIANT - !
We become SELF CONFIDENT - !
And then We become SELF SUFFICIENT - !
These are some of the greatest things hindering
Us having a WALK BY FAITH!!!
As long as you can do things without asking
God for a little help or a little guidance, most
Of us will go ahead and do it !!!!!
An old saying says most men don’t
Trust in God until they have to !!!!!
And we must trust and have faith ALWAYS!!
Now let Me just try to make this very plain and simple..
Most of the time Our Greatest Strengths can very easily Become our greatest weaknesses – If We rely and trust in Ourselves rather than relying and trusting in JESUS CHRIST!!!!
PSALM 147:10 & 11 SAYS
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:
He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. (loving kindness)
Here is some good news:
Our greatest weakness can become our greatest
Strength – As long as we humble ourselves and
Submit to JESUS CHRIST!!!!
TURN WITH ME TO :
2ND CORINTH 12:7-10
We can never Walk By Faith and Bear lasting fruit until
JOHN 15;5 becomes real to us---LISTEN
I am the vine, Ye are the branches; He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
For without Me Ye can do nothing
This is one of my Favorite scriptures and was given to me by a very close and dear friend on a small cross statue
And I have spoke on this subject before in a different sermon!! Its very touching to me!!!!!
We are this vine that should bear this fruit for God!!!
#2 OUR WORLD SYSTEM
This is one of our enemies that is in total
Rebellion against God…
The foundation of our Society Promotes Independence From our God.. They say that there is no evidence that There is a supernatural!!!!
They think it all began with Humans and that
We must save ourselves!!!!!
THEY MUST BE THE ONES THAT HAVE ALLOWED THE 10 COMMANDMENTS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE COURTROOM IN ALABAMA AND THE ONES WHO VOTE IN HOMOSEXUALS AND LESBIANS AS BISHOPS IN OUR CHURCHES!!!!
Only God can Save Us!!!!
But we can’t expect the world to understand us
Christians who Walk by Faith and Not By Sight.
We have to expect criticism and persecution from
The whole world of Sinners….don’t get me wrong
There are some that will have respect for our religious belief’s,
But there are others like one of my best sinner friends
Told me that I shouldn’t be such a Fanatick about it!