Summary: I believed, so therefore I Spoke! Start speaking it out Church, you have nothing to lose, only everything to gain!! AMEN? Well???..... "Somebody ought to stand up and shout Hallelujah Thank You Jesus"....before the rocks cry out and do it for you!!!
"You Wouldn't Believe Me..If I Told You!"
Have you ever came across something, or someone told you about something and it was just to good to be true.
I think we can all attest to the fact that we have heard some tall tails in our day.
The bible is full of Great examples of stories, that could be classified by some as just great stories, that to much was and is promised by believing them.
I think most every Christian would say they believe the bible to be, the inspired word of God..revealed by the Holy Spirit, given to the men who penned the words we hold so dear!
Illus. a gallop pole stated the following
About one-third of the American adult population believes the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally word for word.
About one in five Americans believe the Bible is an ancient book of "fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man."
One's view of the authority of the Bible has been and remains a key focal point for many religions today.
Some denominations hold the belief in a literal Bible as a hallmark of their faith. The statement of "Faith and Mission" of the Southern Baptist Convention, for example, states that: " The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy."
Now I'm not a Southern Baptist, but I am a believer!
And I really couldn't agree more with that statement.
We can and we should believe every word, every promise that God inspired to be written..is for us!
To believe it all..simple comes down to one thing, "Trust"
It's a TRUST issue..That's what it's all about..
"That's what it's always been about!"
"Trust" the One 5 letter word, that unlocks the floodgates of Heaven! Amen?
Whether it's concerning..
*Favor, or anything else..
God is more than capable of meeting and exceeding everything He has promised!
And Don't let the devil EVER steal that truth from you...because the Truth will not only set You FREE..it will keep you FREE as well!
The question is..Why can't we seem to TRUST Him enough to believe it..
Not just for someone else and their needs..but for ourselves?
That's why there are scriptures that say.."to him who has ears let him hear"
The Bible is an all inclusive book..which means God included everything in it we would ever need..
It is the Authoritative word of God and it's not to be picked apart and made to read the way we would like for it to read!
Strong words, aren't they?
And you know who's words they are?
There Gods words..
Gal. 1:8-9 NKJ
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
The Lord through Paul, wanted to be clear on deviating from the Gospel.
That's why both 8 and 9 say the same thing!
I once had a guy work for me along time ago..and the topic of believing came up,
So I asked him are you a believer?
He said I think so..just a minute, and with that he called his dad and
Asked him what religion they were! Can you believe it?
Not only did he not know whether he was a believer..he didn't know what he believed if he was a believer..He didn't have a clue!
I say that not to make fun of him, because there are millions of people just like him.. but to bring awareness to the fact..
That we all need to search the scriptures for ourselves and have our own relationship with God, through His Son Jesus..
Now Let's look at the word today..
At the cross and the healing that came about as a result of it!
John 19:28-30 NKJ
28 After this, Jesus, knowing[e] that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
There was no more to be accomplished, there was never going to be any do overs, perfection had seen fruition, it was finished.