Religion column written by Dr. Bob Allen:
Faith for this day,
God and His word are one. God will back up everything that He promises. Not only will He back It, but His throne is back of it. He said, “I watch over my word to perform it.” God is a business man. He knows that His Word is the foundation of everything, so He stands back of it, and so can you.
Psalms 119:89 “Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”
Jesus said Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall never pass away. If my friend, you can believe what He said, you can have what He promised, and you will become a person of faith.
Belief, my friend, is the true solid platform of faith that you can build, and stand on. God said He watches over His word to perform it. Jesus said Heaven and earth will pass away before it changes.
Psalms119:105 says, ”Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”You just have to walk it out.
The Word of God is a Living Thing. When you let it loose on you, it is letting God loose in you.
When you dare act on the Word and speak the Word, God will be in the words that you speak.
Luke 4:18 Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them that are bruised.” You can put your faith right here because Father God cares about you, and He has sent His Precious Son, to tell you so.If you think about it, this verse is like Father God just wants to wrap His arms around you, and take care of you.
The Lord Jesus wants you to hear the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, today. If you are brokenhearted, He wants to heal you. Do you feel captive, or bound up in your circumstances today? Jesus wants to set you free. He wants to open your eyes and heal your bruises.
We seem to have very little real active faith in our wonderful, magnificent, God, Father, Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Comforter, and Friend.
Jesus said,” All power in heaven and earth has been given unto Me.” That is a lot of power! Jesus offers us this same power. How do we get our hands on this power? His power for living today?
Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost.” That was you. He first found you. He saved you. Now He empowers you to live for Him. The power is yours for the asking. Let’s flip this verse over.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. You must have the faith to believe Him.
Matt21:22 Jesus said,” And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Come on my friend go for it, and believe it all. God responds to faith.
What is faith? Heb.11:1 Says: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith has substance, and substance gives us something to work with.
Faith is what you hold on to until the thing that you are praying for comes into your hands. How do we get the substance? By hearing The Word of God, and then hearing it again in your spirit and getting it down deep enough to believe it.
Faith starts working for us when we know who we are in Christ Jesus and have taken our proper place in the Kingdom of God. When we have ordered our lives according to God’s word, and His will. Faith works by love. Love powers faith. How’s your love life with Jesus?
I love God’s people and because they are His, I have a great interest in their ways, and in their well-being. I watch the struggles and the battles among God’s people. I notice one of our great weaknesses seems to be a lack of faith, and not being rooted and grounded in what the Word of God says.
Don’t forget; His word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path; so spend more time on the lighted pathway to your blessings.