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'Faith Works'

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December 19, 2021 8:02 pm

'Faith Works'

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December 19, 2021 8:02 pm

The Scripture declares "Without faith it is impossible to please God" Hebrews 11:6. Listen as Pastor Adkins leads you into a tremendous study on the subject of faith.

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Bible Hebrews 11 is a jobs morning 11 one turn their you should know this passage but just a few minutes administer to you on the subject of faith that's going to be our vision for 2022 one word all right what your mission, everybody always wants to know what your mission statement what you vision. What's the difference amongst it right. Why don't we just say this year it will be face right faith simply faith because by faith. I want to see God do some miraculous things in 2022. I like to see this building paid off. I love to see beautiful stained glass windows, but most of all I would love to see people transformed by the power of an awesome God, a man I want to baptize more people in 20 to baptize and seven altogether. A man how I believe it can happen shall yes I believe it. Hebrews 11 one now faith is the substance now better work there is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen what really what is faith right rest. So the question or Scripture gives us the definition right here but what is it really faith is simply trusting in God's faithfulness.

Faith is his faithfulness, not our ability to have faith.

Many people like to put faith in their faith. They like to put faith in their ability to produce faith. We call this hyper faith. You know that if you have enough faith you'll never see trouble I will never see heartache will be blessed. Her family will be blessed will never see bad hard dark day. That's just not the reality of it fact if the Scripture teaches us anything, those who live by faith will face many retrials throughout their walk with God. That's just the reality of but that's why we walk by faith and not by sight. Some people mistakenly put faith in faith.

They should be placed in God alone, we exercise and we exhibit faith every single day.

We do when you get into your automobile and you drive on the road you are placing faith in people driving their vehicle but you do it naturally when you get on an airplane you fly on an airplane with a pilot whom you've never met probably don't know his alcohol content level.

Don't know where he's been before he got on the airplane you put your faith in that God.

That's what you do you put your faith in you exhibit your faith every single day. Many of you will go to a restaurant when you leave here, and you will put faith in the cook who prepares your food.

Having never met him have no idea what he did last night or this morning or a few minutes ago but you trusted to cook your food. You do it every day you put faith in something every single day and you do it naturally, but when it comes to placing faith in God. We tend to struggle with, you tend to struggle with that. I tend to struggle with that and why is that when were fighting this thing called the flesh sharply but it should be second nature to put faith in God as a believer as a person who says I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God should be second nature to trust him with all these things are happening in our life. Hebrews 1111 read from amplified listen very carefully right now faith is the assurance that title deed. The confirmation of things hoped for, what your title be here it is right here, you got it in your hand on a man. It's the title deed of things hoped for dinner. Finally, guarantee God has given you guarantees. They do not guarantee that you would never face a problem. They do not guarantee that you would never have a bad day on face depression or anxiety or struggles in your life because you will not guarantee that you would walk through life in without anything remotely bad happening to but what he did promise was that through it all he would give you the strength to Barrett to walk through it and you shall overcome.

That's what he promised you.

It's the evidence of things not seen. Here's what amplified says the conviction of their reality.

I mentioned to you paying office building.

That's a reality before it even happens.

It's a reality. If your believing God to heal your body.

You must believe that it is a reality before it actually happens. That's why Hebrews 11 six without faith it is impossible to please God, for they become the God must first believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. The only way you can please a holy God is by placing faith in holy God you're here today. If you've never placed proper faith and you have received received a life transformation. You came today by faith in the son of God, comprehending what the facts that cannot be experienced by the physical senses, that's amplified so we physically don't see it as a reality, our families and say you're still sick in your body.

You still have the same thoughts you still have the same struggles and where the enemy wants to trick you into believing that it will always be that way. But the truth of the title deed of God's word is that it will not always be that way, and faith declares that we can see it before it even happened, but without that you can please God. And if you're going to pray. You better pray in faith. How about you because some of the little things that he does for me. I get emotional when I think about this. Nothing extravagant or big to you, it wouldn't mean anything but to me it's a big deal and he hears me when I pray that he answers my prayer according to fight just a little thing.

Three things I will share with you quickly number one faith see everybody say that faith sees what does it see faith sees the promises of God being fulfilled. That's what it seems. A good example of the IFA's would be Abraham. God called Abraham in Genesis out of your the Chaldees modern-day Iraq and told him to look for a city whose builder and maker is God.

The land of Canaan.

He had no idea where he was going he never seen it on a map.

He never looked up Google maps and said wow Canaan looks like a nice place to live. He had no idea. And God tells him to leave his family leave his country take his wife with him and go, and he was 75 years old when God called God made a promise to him that he would have a son 75 years old 25 years go by. He hasn't had a son Al about you, but that sounds difficult in our day does for someone 75 to 90 years old hundred years old child or his wife is the same age to conceive a child, but this is what God promised him and he saw it with the eyes of faith. Now this is what Romans forces about Abraham. 419. He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which is as good as dead since it was about 100 years old when he was considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb.

It looked impossible. Verse 20. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God fully convinced that what God was able to do what he promised faith.

See the promises of God being fulfilled.

You believe that Shelley man understand something that Abraham never waver in his faith will Romans forces. He didn't, but I read where we live twice about who his wife was to protect himself.

He tried to get ahead of God and makes a promise come to pass, but taking Hagar into his tent and bearing a son by the name of Ishmael, which is the direct the people of today or the Arab world today rather think about that.

But the Bible says he never wavered in faith just because you mess up doesn't necessarily mean you're wavering in faith Abraham kept his faith in Jesus when he looked at Peter he said to Peter, I'm praying not listen.

He says I'm not praying for this that or the other.

I'm praying that your faith fail not because he knew Peter would stumble he knew Peter would deny him three times, but he was praying that his faith would not fail and he says when I return will I find faith on the earth.

I pray he finds faith in Gary Atkins.

I pray that he finds faith in your life on a bank. Faith sees the reality of it even though your five senses and logic says it's impossible. It can happen couldn't happen didn't happen. Faith says it did happen because you see with EI faith.

Hebrews 11 says this about Abraham by faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance.

He obeyed helping of faith and obedience live together. You can't have one without the other on a man just like unbelief and disobedience live together faith and obedience live together by faith he sojourned in the land of promise in a strange country, dwelling and tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs of the same promise. He looked for a city whose foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Listen to this through faith Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had problems. Genesis 18 says that she left God what you said you have a son. She will have to and God said, is there anything too hard for God and 100 years old. She gave birth to five. The promisee God gave them a promise that you mess up. Yes that you make a mistake only just like you and I do but here's what Hebrews said she judged him faithful when it's all said and done.

Keep your faith and do not quit see with EI faith. Faith sees you believe that shout a man that will fulfill his promise.

Secondly, quickly faith speaks suitable on phase 1 CDs and secondly faith speaks with the list. What is faith say well I read about second Kings chapter 4 shooter Mike woman who she and her husband built a little off for Elisha man of God. So when he would come to town. He had somewhere to stay somewhere to sleep. He had somewhere to eat but put the evangelist up for the week right and God through that blessed her with a son whom she so desired will one day they were working out in the field. He said my head hurts second Kings foreign. He dies, he dies and the shoreline woman.

She could've been distraught through upper hands. God is real, why did you do this and cursed God. But here's what she said ready for maybe they have a second Kings 423. Her husband said wherefore without go to him today talking about Elisha. She was born after the manner God is not a pneumonia Sabbath and she said it shall be well. You will that's translated literally everything's going to be okay now I know that sounds cliché, and that sounds you know coffee mug quotations volatility faith speaks and it says this everything will be okay when things do not work out the way you think they should. How many can say everything's work out of my life exactly the way I thought well surprisingly, nobody right and it never will is always going to throw you some curveballs, but by faith. You can be ready to swing right on a map and declare because faith speaks everything will be okay. What about my children. Everything will be okay if your faith is anchored in Christ. What about my health. Everything will be okay. What about my marriage. Everything will be okay if your faith is anchored in Christ are you hearing what I'm saying.

What about our country. Everything will be okay.

What about the world. Everything will be okay.

It is well that's what faith speaks to just say that everything will be 01 about the sin in my life. Confess your sin, for he is faithful and just to forgive you and to cleanse you from all I mailed her before service and I read Psalm 51 probably 10 times and I prayed it purge me with his wash me clean.

Create a clean heart.

Renew a right spirit within me. Take not thy Holy Spirit from the right choice and restore the joy of my salvation. Glory to God. If your faith is anchored and that the title deed everything going to be okay.

I declare that I declared. Thirdly, and lastly faith tell me sees faith speaks and fairly faith overcomes faith, overcomes first John 51 will read it to you from the amplified just listen as I close everyone who believes, with a deep and abiding trust in the fact that means not just saying you believe the devil believes and he trembles. The Bible says things that I believe in Jesus, but if your life doesn't line up that you believe in Jesus you don't believe in Jesus are you hearing what I'm saying. True faith and belief in current belief in Christ will produce fruit in your life, not perfection. But somebody will be able to say that person's been touched by the hand of God, that person's been plucked from the fire and given a new heart, a deep abiding faith that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the anointed is born of God you believe that shout a man that is reborn from above spiritually transform renewed and set apart for his purpose and everyone who loves the father also loves the child born of him for everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world.

You hear what I just read. That's the word of God. That's the word of God. Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world. The continuing persistent faith in Jesus, the son of God. That's what overcomes the world.

One day, your money will mean nothing. One day, your affiliations will mean nothing.

One day who you know will mean nothing. Nothing. Are you hearing what I'm saying. Ezekiel says you label for your money in the street. It will be worth your status who you are, you know nothing. Your parents are your family is will mean nothing but persistent faith in the son of God hallelujah, who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world. It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the son of God and the testimony is this God has given us eternal life.

Now listen to the amplified listen place. Listen to this. We already possess me tell you something on the authority of God's word when he saves you miraculously and transforms your life you are saved, I get so tired of hearing this message of hardship in this message of self-righteousness and self sanctification, and that if you do commit an act of sin if you do this you lose your covenant with God folks you could not save yourself, you cannot keep yourself safe. You hear what I'm telling you when he saves you. You are born from above and this passage tells us you already possess it, and this life is in his son, resulting in our spiritual completeness and eternal companionship with him. He who has the son by accepting him as Lord and Savior. That's the key. Faith sees the son of God. Faith speaks confession as Christ as Savior and faith overcomes the world because greater is he that is in you than he that is in this world that is powerful. You have the son, the baby born in a manger know you have the one sitting at the right hand of the father ascended in power and glory.

When you say Jesus Christ is my Savior, I implore you, watching by faith accept Jesus Christ today make the confession of has the life that is eternal. He who does not have the son of God by personal faith, does not have the life and these things I have written to you who believe in the name of the son of God, which represents all that Jesus Christ is and does, so that you will know was settled and absolute knowledge that you already have eternal life.

These gentlemen faith sees the promises of God being fulfilled. Faith speaks the promises of God when it looks impossible. Faith overcomes when it is all said and done. Sin may have ripped your life, your marriage pretty struggling parenting may be waiting on you on a man finances are in trouble, you might give little estimate is a bit easier when I get older or was I in for I've never prayed so much in my life, not appraisal. Your not here so I talked about 91 114 112. Pray for me.

Finances may be in trouble. Health may be deteriorating. Maybe the enemy has attacked your family. But remember with assurance today that all the promises of God are yes and a man do you know what a man means so be it.

That's for the first things I learned about the college so be it.

In other words, when you say a man you say I really believe it and it is a reality.

I may not see it in my hand but I'm not is a reality by faith and title the message. Faith works.

Is it not faith sees faith speaks faith overcomes you believe it today. Lord I pray today that you would speak to every heart in the name of Christ our Lord.

And that you administer to the hearts of your people today. Let this word be a seed that has been planted, let it produce ever lasting life today and the mighty and precious name of Jesus every head bowed every eye closed. Everybody stand with which you if you're joining us live.

I encourage you this Christmas season place faith in the son of God and say yes to Jesus Christ.

Say yes to

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