Monday, March 9, 2015

Can God See Your Faith?

And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. (Mark 2:1-5)

There's some things God has to do when He sees your faith.  With the power of God inside of you, you can do anything.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  (1 John 4:4)

You have to have faith for yourself!

But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, (Mark 2:6)

You have to understand when it's God working. Can God see your faith? God allows us to be put in situations so that He can see your faith.  In order for God to see our faith there must be a situation.  Know that it's just a situation.  We are glory carriers.   In order for God to get the glory there must be a situation.  (Daniel 3:19-30)

It's too many people holding you back because they are not carrying you when you need to be carried.   Be careful who you are connected to.  There are going to be some times when you need some help.   Get some people in your life that believe like you do.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (Psalms 1:1)

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:19-20)

You are coming out of the situation with what God intended for you to have.

Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. (Daniel 6:3)

The same person that oppressed you, now that person has to turn around and bless you.

And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: (Exodus 3:21 KJV)

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)

If you handle the situation like you want it to be handled, how will the thought of God be fulfilled?   Your situation cannot be over because God hasn't got the glory!  The situations come so someone can see what God can do.

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? (Matthew 26:53-54)

When we handle situations our own way we don't receive what God intended for us to have.
If you don't go through the way God wants you to go through you don't qualify for the blessing!

So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. (Job 42:12)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
(Matthew 7:11)

We must qualify for the blessings that God has for us.  

There is a standard that must be upheld.  What is that standard? The Word of God. . .  

So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
(Isaiah 59:19)

God can bring you out of anything.   It's just a situation.   

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,  

. . . And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.  (2 Kings 20:2, 6)

You’re coming out of this looking good!  

Each and every one of us are so very valuable in the kingdom!

When God steps in your situation what will He find you doing?

Are you doing what God called you to do?


- Associate Pastor Tim Lofton