PUT ACTION TO YOUR FAITH!

 

Even faith the size of a mustard seed has the potential to move mountains. But not one rock will be removed until you do something. 

If you want to experience the blessing of Abraham on your life, you must PUT ACTION TO YOUR FAITH! 

Do you remember what Peter said as he began the third chapter of his second letter?  He said, “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance” (2 Peter 3:1).  We can paraphrase this verse in today’s language by saying, “I’m going to stir up your minds by reminding you over and over again concerning the truth of God’s Word.”  Peter was about to write some truths that the people had already heard, but he wanted to bring those truths to their remembrance again! 

O, my dearly beloved, let me remind you in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus diffidently taught His Disciples the lesson on “Mountain Moving Faith.  He said, “ … Have Faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:22-23).  As you practice speaking by faith to your mountain, it will move by the power of the Word of God. 

Now, let’s go ahead and continue in this Holy Ghost inspired lesson.  At the conclusion of last week’s lesson I was discussing the report of the spies.  Ten of the twelve spies brought back an evil report.  And as you study the scriptures you will notice that it was called a report of unbelief.  They said we can’t go into the promised land because they are stronger than us. 

However, Caleb and Joshua gave a good report.  Their report was filled with faith and belief.  They knew what God’s Word said and they wanted to act on it.  Caleb and Joshua had faith in God and they were ready to “Put Action to Their Faith.”  

All twelve of the spies knew God had said, “I have given you the Promise Land” (Numbers 13:2).  But although they all knew what God hath said about the matter, ten of the men refused to act on God’s Word when they saw the strong giants and the great walls in the land.  Only two men out of the twelve looked at the circumstances arrayed against them and still took God at His Word, saying, “Lets us go up at once and take the land because we’re well able to do it” (v. 30)! 

The behavior of the ten spies shows us that people can know God’s Word, but really don’t believe it.  If they really believed what they knew, they would act on their beliefs. 

If you really have faith in something, you’ll put action to it.  For instance, if you believe that a chair is going to hold you up, you would sit down on that chair without giving it a second thought.  But if you have your doubts about the strength of that chair, you would refuse to sit on it. 

Don’t doubt God’s Word.  I encourage you to believe the Word of God; then demonstrate your faith in His Word by acting on it, and you would receive what it promises you.

 

 Your Pastor

Put Action to Their Faith.”  Saints of God, we will continue this exciting message next week. 

                                               

Word for Today: " Vision 2" 

Do you have a “Vision?”  I hope so, because it’s vital to your overall success and achievement in life. Fred Pryor said, “Vision” is the process that allows you to think ahead to where you want to be and to create a workable plan to lead you there. Proverbs 29:18 says: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”