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SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023
But 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 diligently seek Him.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
Hebrews 11:1-2 NKJV
Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
Passion Translation TPT
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:4
How Do I Get Faith?
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 KJV
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ
2 Peter 1:1
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 KJV
I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
It Is Not The Lack of Faith
It’s a Lack of Knowledge About What We Have and How To Use It
How To Move In Faith
1. We Want To Believe Right
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
The Word Of God Is Your Only Foundation Of Believing
Not Religious Ideas
Only the Word of God
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
2. We Want To See Right
Elisha – 2 Kings 6:17-20
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
3. We Want to Speak Right
Spoken Words Program Your Spirit For Victory or Defeat
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. (Literal – Have God Kind of Faith) 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 be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
4. We Want To Act Right
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
5. We Want To Stand Right
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.