Monday, September 3, 2012
Your Faith Must Stand Trial!
Daniel 10:2-3; 1 Peter 1:3-7, 4:12; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Romans 8:26; Psalm 139:8; Genesis 22:4-14; 1 Peter 1:7, 5:8-10; Romans 10:17; James 2:20; Hebrews 11:6
We are walking in today: Your Faith Must Stand Trial!
Daniel 10:2-3 2) In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. 3) I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 1 Peter 1:3-7 3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. Daniel had faith with his three friends to stand up against the king. He was a young teenager, so we have to understand in this walk we can't think it strange concerning the fiery trial that comes to try us. See, your faith must stand trial! We are living in a challenging time, we struggle in ways that people don't even know that we struggle in. Instead of setting the pattern for the world, the world is setting the pattern for us. We must be prepared for a real walk with God. The fact is, you will never know if you have faith--until you are in a good fight! Faith does not exempt you from tragedy. After you have named, claimed and decreed some things, still there are real troubles that exist in your life. Real faith is proven in the furnace of affliction, in the time of adversity. We will know that you believe God, not because you did not go through anything but because you did go through something--and still have your mind! The truth of the matter is, your faith must stand trial. It doesn't matter if you are married or single, rich or poor--your faith has to stand trial! Don't think it strange when things happen to you. Your faith must stand trial. God is saying who told you nothing will happen to you? Your faith must stand trial. No matter how you pray, fast, or seek God, etc. your faith must stand trial. For every trial there is going to be glory. We are asking God to fix things that God is not going to fix. We are asking for God to change things that He is not going to change. We are asking God to move things that He is not gonna move. As the apostle Paul writes in the scripture that some things will not be taken away. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 7) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8) For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. That is why we should trust and rely on God--His strength is made perfect in our weakness and His grace is sufficient. Ask somebody today. What are you shocked about? You weren't crucified. You weren't whipped all night long. What are you shocked about? If we could just stand in every trial, there would be glory. God may not change it but He will give you grace to bear it. God will equip you, when your faith is on trial. Open your mouth, God will speak for you, in the courtroom. I want you to know, God will not take you out of the fire, but He will be the thermostat in the furnace. He will regulate the heat in your life. He will put barriers on the enemy and tell him enough is enough. He will let him know when to get up off of you. That is why I trust nobody but the Lord to defend me. He knows the steps I take and He has tried me! I shall come forth as pure gold. If God had not been the thermostat in your fiery furnace, you would have burned up along time ago. Every time it was about to destroy you, He would put the breaks on and say, not today. Every time you were about to have a nervous breakdown, He said not another test. Every time when you were at the end of your rope, He said cool it and give them a little grace. I praise Him! Because He is God in the middle of the fire! He is God in the middle of trouble. Tell someone, don't worry about it, your faith must be tried! But you have the best lawyer! He is the one that is pleading your case! You got somebody who has a voice in the heavenlies. You got somebody petitioning the throne room for you! I know you pray awesome prayers. That you fast and look pretty good spiritually, but I came to tell you it was not your prayers or commitment that brought you through what you have been through. Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Fiveamprayer, the Holy Spirit is the one that prayed you through those tough nights, when all you could say were groans and moans. In those depressed and suicidal times, that is who intercedes for us! You are here by the mercy of God. Let the redeemed of the Lord say, I have been delivered from the fire! Tell somebody, oh, but God! That's is why I have to praise Him the way that I do! That is why I am able to live like I live, because God delivered me from the fire! Fiveamprayer let's do this fast, our faith must be tried. A trial has three parts, the place, the purpose and the provision. When we think about faith, we can't go through this thing without thinking about Abraham, the father of faith. God sent him to a place, told him to get up and go to a land that God will show him. One thing about when our faith is on trial, He will send us to a place and wake us up, in the middle of the night. He will talk to us over and over again. God will let us know when the enemy is coming and when to let go of people. God will show us things, when our faith is on trial. When you walk with God, He will show you which way to go. In every disciple's life there is a place of testing. You can see it from a far off and you must walk alone. Think about it, when Jesus got to the place of testing, of His faith--when He went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray, He told the disciples to stay there and wait. He had to go to that place by Himself to pray. Even with Abraham when he was taking up Isaac, go to a certain place told his servants to wait here and they would go up to offer sacrifice to God. You must walk alone, there is a place in your life that everything that you testified about must be proven. There is a place in your life that everything, you shouted about must be tested. While your are talking, God has set the place. There is a place in your life that God will prove to the enemy that you are more than just talk! He is gonna prove His strength in your life when you come to that place. The purpose of the test is to let every devil know--that when the heat is on, no matter how much your flesh pulls against you, that you will stand on your faith in the Almighty! No matter how much conflict is raging in your mind, that you will stand on your faith in the Prince of Peace! No matter how much war is going on, even if you are backed in to a corner and shoved into a wall--you don't give up because you know that God is the wall! He promised to never leave nor forsake us! Thank You God! That no matter what, You are there for us! Psalm 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. So the question is will you do your Father's will? What will you do when your faith is tried? God has always got a plan! Provision--He has it already prepared for you! You won't always see it coming, but He will never be surprised! But when your faith is being tried look over your shoulder and see God's provision, your blessing is already there, waiting for you! Trust God, your faith will be tried! He will always be there for you when you can't trace Him! Right now your faith is being tried!
Fiveamprayer count it not strange, God is telling you your faith is on trial. We must have blind faith to be able to stand in the midst of it all. What you are going through is so that you will be able to help others. You may want God to fix it or to change it and He won't. His grace is sufficient. Stand in your trial. No weapon that is formed against you shall ever prosper. Fiveamprayer, you are being tried in the fire. Like Daniel and his friends who gave up eating the kings meat to do what God said, while praying three times a day and trusting in their God to deliver them. Will you stand on His word, fiveamprayer? Are you trusting in Him or in something or someone else? These are the last days and your faith will have to stand trial. We have to stand the test of time--you won't see it but provision is there. Abraham went up the mountain on one side and the ram went up on the other side. Fiveamprayer, provision is already there. Genesis 22:4-14 4) Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5) And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6) And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7) And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8) And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9) And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10) And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11) And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12) And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13) And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14) And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. The word says that the ram was caught in the thicket--trust God He is Jehovah Jireh! Can you see it? The provision was already there, but Abraham walked up that mountain to sacrifice with the complete trust that God was going to work it all out! While in the midst of your trial hear His voice and when He says to look around--find that He was right there with you all along! He has your blessing tied up waiting for you! Something that God had set aside just for you, in this particular situation! Your faith must stand trial! Those tests in your marriage, keep praying you know that a praying wife can save her husband. Keep seeking Him, husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loved the church giving His very life for it. For those who are being tested in your finances, stand on the promise of His name, Jehovah Jireh, the Lord provides--which was shown in the text regarding Abraham and his son. Your faith must stand trial! Stand on His word, His word that can not be reversed nor come back void! Stand on it! He is taking you to a place where your faith must stand trial--this shows you and the devil that God will never leave us nor forsake us! Your faith must stand trial, we are to count it not strange. 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Your faith must stand trial, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who knew that God would keep them in every situation. They did not move from their position of faith even with facing a fiery furnace! Fiveamprayer, your faith must stand trial! 1 Peter 5:8-10 8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9) Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10) But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. Hold on, our God will deliver and strengthen us! Your faith is on trial. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Walk it out by faith--walk with blind trust! This is the ninth month and we must labor for this thing! Our faith must stand trial! When God said go, Abraham staggered not. Our God is a lawyer in the courtroom and a doctor in the sickroom. He has already made a way out for us! Our faith must stand trial! Hallelujah God! We have an intercessor and mediator--that is how we can walk this out by faith! Every wind that blows He is aware of it. We are to walk this out by faith! Your faith must stand on trial. Take time out to read these scriptures today for yourself. Your faith is on trial--will you believe God?! Who's report will you believe? Some of us have been going through this thing for years. You know what God told you. Don't listen to those nay-sayers. Don't give up on what God told you! Your faith is on trial. Do you believe what God said. Cover yourself, suit up for battle and count it not strange--your faith is on trial! Hold on to God, His strength is made perfect, in your weakness! Look to God, His grace is sufficient. Stand and stand therefore! Your are not getting out of this one! Thank You for sending Your word God! While we are going through this fast, read a chapter from John every day, so today you would be on John 3. That is the scripture we will be reading while praying during this fast. Our faith must stand trial. We lift up fiveamprayer to you, Lord. Thank You for sending us a rhema word! Thank You God for sending us Your grace and mercy--for all that we have gone through, our faith must stand trial! We must not lean to our own understandings--your faith must stand trial. He is the great Physician and by His stripes we were healed--no matter how our flesh feels we can speak and stand on I am healed by the blood of the Lamb! Fiveamprayer we are to speak those things which be not as though they were. What kind of faith do you have? Where is your faith? We come to repent this morning, for being quick to give up. We repent and come to stand the trial that is before us. Forgive us Lord for trying to find another way through and even getting mad at You for not changing things as we think that they should be. Let us walk in this Daniel kind of faith, seeking You constantly and not being moved out of that position by anything in the Earth. He was a young boy, a teenager--what faith did he and his friends have!
We seal this prayer in His precious blood, by His Spirit: Our faith, must stand trial.
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Hallelujah God! Your faith must stand trial! This is the ninth month, fiveamprayer and you are about to give birth, don't push yet. We are to labor in the word like never before. Your faith must stand trial. What a mighty God we serve! Thank you Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego for showing us how we are to walk out our fiery trial. And like them because we stand and are not moved we will come out not smelling of smoke nor a hair on our heads singed! We are chosen in the furnace of affliction. All that you have been going through, your faith has been on trial! Hold on to this word! Listen to it over and over again! There is a link below to hear this call again. Keep reading the book of John each day! Visit us on facebook, it will encourage you. Fiveamprayer, is walking out of the fire not smelling of smoke! We are not consumed! Trust and believe God on this Labor Day in the ninth month. No weapon formed against us shall prosper! Glory to His name! Hallelujah what a mighty God we serve!
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