Today Pastor James Jacobs http://wordoflifecfc.com/ spoke on the message of “I believe”. He preached on expecting B.I.G (believe in God) things from God. He also preached about how our incorrect thinking can retard both our own thoughts and our faith. Also, he spoke of how our thoughts can stop us from reaching our goals. Explaining how the enemy comes in to steal or discourage us by using our minds and thoughts against us. When we believe the enemies lies, we are willing to give up or even walk away from our God-given dreams and promises. Remember what God say in Mark 11:24: Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Pastor Jacobs preached about having faith. That each of us has enough faith to face the trials we are currently facing. We need to stop comparing our faith against another believer’s faith. We have to remember that our faith can change our resume. Faith qualifies us for incredible things in the supernatural where in the natural we may be unqualified. In God’s word, it speaks about faith this way: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Also, when our current faith level carries us through the trials we are currently facing, we reach a new level of faith. Our faith is increased. See when we come out of our trials victorious, we become living testimonies to God’s tremendous greatness. In essence, speaking & hearing our own words spoken through our testimonies, increase our own faith. It also increases our amazement of God, our level of love for God and our appreciation about our amazing God.
Pastor Jacobs also preached about God’s promises. We have to remember that God’s promises have NO EXPIRATION date!!! God’s promises never expire. Hallelujah and AMEN. I pray the knowledge of that seeps into your spirit, heart and mind. I pray that this revelation will start to take root, flourish and bloom. I pray the fire of the Holy Spirit I feel right now seeps through these words as you read them. I pray that this knowledge catches fire in your spirit. God let it be a fire that can never be extinguished. Our God given promises never die! Praise your Holy name God.
How many of us have put our dreams on the shelves or totally given up on our dreams? Our job is to keep reminding God of the promises He gave us. Pastor gave the example of the little boy that keeps reminding his mother of the things she had promised him. “But mamma you said….” is what the little boy says over, over, over and over again relentlessly. We have to be relentless too. Do any of you know how old Sarah was when she finally gave birth to the child that God had promised her? She was 91 years old. We have to hold on to our promises. Don’t relinquish hold of the miraculous promises that are ahead of you. Those promises contain your divine purpose.
How amazing is our God that He thought of a plan (a divine purpose) for each and every one of us? That is how much He loves and cares for you. He made a plan for you BEFORE you were born. You were planned for by the Master of all creation. That is powerful stuff! If we could just get that into our spirit and never let go of it, we could change the world. You talk about keeping some Godly words in your mouth. There it is!!! Let that sink in for a minute. Let that INCREDIBLE thought marinate in your mind. God planned your future before you were born. He laid out an amazing plan for you. God’s word says in Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Oh my goodness!!! I receive that for myself by faith in Jesus’ name. We are consecrated to be a prophet to all nations – world changers. That is what our God says about us. Wow! Please receive that for yourself too.
Pastor Jacobs also spoke about keeping a word in our mouth. That word has to be God’s words in our mouth. What an incredible statement! God has been whispering these very words into my spirit for the last few months. To hear these very words confirmed through the man of God’s message was amazing.
See as we go through our trials we have to speak God’s words. Oh my goodness! This little statement warrants more posts all by itself. I will be writing additional posts about this soon. I truly feel in my spirit that God wants to expand on this subject. God is ready for us to step into a new dimension of Him by using His words. Please meditate about this statement and pray for revelation about this. Revelation is the key! Right now I pray in Jesus name that God gives you focus on speaking His words. Remember that our words have power! I pray that through your diligence to seek Him and His wisdom that God will give you divine insight on this subject. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
In closing, Pastor Jacobs gave us a list of things to know about God:
1) God wants us blessed & to succeed. Joshua 1:8 says: 8This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
2) God wants you to be blessed and prosperous. In Deuteronomy 28:2-6 God’s word says: 2 All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God. 3 “You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field. 4 “The [a]offspring of your [b]body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed. 5 “Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed. 6 “You will be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out.
3) God wants you live righteous. Titus 2:12 says: 12 It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly (immoral) desires, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives [lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity] in this present age.
4) God want us to believe. His word says in Mark 9.23: 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Thank you for your continued support. I pray that God blesses each of you beyond anything you can contain. God bless you all.
PS – Thank you to Roy Jacobs of YaLife Media and Marketing for providing the artwork. http://www.yalifemedia.com/