Sunday, July 27, 2014
Deacon Rick Bettez
HEB 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
GEN 1:1 In the beginning God (Elohim) is a plural word recognizing the Trinity and meaning essence. “Created” (Barah) creating something from nothing.
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host.
ISA 45:18 For thus says the Lord who created (out of nothing) (BARA) the heavens, He is the God who (Yatsar) formed the earth (shaped it) and made it (out of existing materials)
He has established it (the earth) and did not create it a waste place, (TOHU) (not a waste), but formed (Yatsar) it to be inhabited.
Your faith in God’s divine power determines your level of Spiritual Maturity.
HEB 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which were visible.
Faith in the power of God is the spark that ignites great blessing and the ability to endure persecution.
Dynamai is the Greek term used for “You can” meaning having the power and ability to do so.
Notice a key element of both this soldier and the man with leprosy is a respect of authority first.
Your faith will not only be followed up with action but proceed the faith. It will be obvious because of the awe & respect you show.
MAT 8:2 EAN THELO – if you are willing -in case you have a desire or passion to do this.
When our faith is weak we act weak and can not accept the changes & miracles that God may be getting ready to do for us.
We look at chaos and pain in the world and lose sight of the power of God.
COL 1:16…all things have been created through Him and for Him.