The Key To Miracles
This Good News (the Gospel) tells us how God
makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by
Faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through Faith that a righteous person
“Without Faith it is impossible to please
God, because anyone who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He
rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
FAITH IS _________________________________________
“What is Faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen and to be certain of things we do not yet see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
“I pray that the eyes of your heart will be flooded with light so that you can see the wonderful future God has promised to those He called . . .”
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SEE WITH EYES OF FEAR?
(Numbers 13-14 - Spying out the Promised Land)
1. WE EXAGGERATE our difficulties
“It’s a magnificent land BUT the people living there are powerful, and their cities are fortified and large! What’s more, we saw Anakim giants there!”
“. . . other spies said, “They’d crush us!” So the majority report of the spies was negative.” Numbers 13:31-32
2. WE UNDERESTIMATE our own abilities.
“We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” Numbers 13:33
3. WE get discouraged.
“Then all the people began weeping aloud, and They carried on all night!” Numbers 14:1
4. WE START TO complain.
“All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron . . . ‘We wish we had died in Egypt!’ They wailed, ‘Or even here in the wilderness!’” Numbers 14:2
5. WE EVENTUALLY give up and blame God.
“Why is the Lord bringing us to this land to be killed with swords . . . We’d be better off going back to Egypt!” Numbers 14:3
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SEE WITH EYES OF FAITH?
1. FAITH shrinks my problems.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Genesis 18:14a
“For nothing is impossible with God!” Luke 1:37
2. FAITH opens the door to a miracle.
Jesus said, “Have Faith in God! If you have Faith in God and you don’t doubt, you could tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it would. Whatever you ask for in prayer will be yours, IF you only have the Faith.”
3. FAITH moves God to act on our behalf.
Jesus said, “According to your Faith it will be done to you.” Matthew 9:29
4. FAITH unlocks the promises.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, They are all ‘Yes’ in Christ!” 2 Corinthians 1:20a
5. FAITH turns God-given dreams into reality.
“Glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us, is able to do FAR MORE than we would ever DARE TO ASK or even DREAM of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes!”
Ephesians 3:20 (LB)
6. FAITH GIVES ME the power to hold on in tough times.
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we’re not crushed and broken. We’re perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We’re attacked but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up and keep going!”
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT)
“God loved the people of this world so much
that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who has
Faith in him will have eternal life.”
John 3:16 (CEV)
Posted on Sun, July 26, 2015