HAVING FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.
This may seem like an obvious point but so many Christians have their faith in everything but God. Sometimes it is in their church or in other ministers or ministries. Men can fail but God never will. If your faith is in a man or ministry and they fail where does that leave you? We should all be praying for those ministers who have failed in one way or another. We are many times tied to their success. We are all in this together. Their success and failure are many times our success and failures. We need each other. Even so, we have to place our faith in God and God alone. We have to be confident but our confidence has to be in the unshakable truth of God and His Word, not in man and not in our own ability. We have no abilities outside of what He has given us anyway.
Jesus continued on to say... 23. "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. 24. "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
We should have faith, or as Jesus said believe our words. We have to believe what we say will come to pass, yet He first said we were to have faith in God. He didn't get the order of things mixed up, yet we sometimes do. Is our faith in God or in the words we say? If our faith is in God and the unshakable truth of His Word then we can also have complete confidence that our own words will come to pass. We can do this because our words and our faith are both based On Him and the unchangeable truth of His Word. Amen
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Do you want to be a joint heir with Christ? If so, I urge you to earnestly pray the following prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your word says, "...and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (Jn.6:37),
So I know You won't cast me out, but You take me in, And I thank you for it. You said in your Word, "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'' (Ro. 10:13).
I am calling on Your name, So I know You have saved me now, You also said, "...that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made to salvation." (Ro.10:9,10).
I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe He was raised from the dead for my justification. And I confess Him now as my Lord, Because Your Word says, "... with the heart one believes to righteousness..." and I do believe with my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21),
And I am saved! Thank You, Lord! I can now truthfully say, I see myself as a born again child of God!
Glory to God!!!! Amen.