Are You Entering in or Standing on the Outside? [Part I]

Hebrews 4:1-3 (KJV) 1  Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3  For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Do you sometimes feel like you’re on the outside of what God has for you but can’t actually enter into His promises?

Why is it that a whole group of people can hear the same message but it only profits some? Why is it that a person can hear the message of salvation over and over and not get saved? It’s the same with healing.  

A person can hear messages on healing and even agree that they’re true but not actually get healed. Why?

As we see in Heb. 4:2, even though the Word was preached to them, they didn’t profit from it because they didn’t mix faith with what they heard,

Heb. 11:6 faith is how we access the promises of God. His power is always on “go” but unless we ignite it with faith, it won’t profit us.

God is no respecter of persons. What He does for one, He will do for you if you’ll use your faith. God is a faith God and that’s how He operates, whether or not you like it. You can complain or disagree all you but that doesn’t change the fact that God operates by faith and if there’s no faith, there’s no results!

However, the Good News is that if you’ve been born-again, you have the God-kind of faith in you. And since God has already done His part by graciously giving us all His promises, our part is to activate them by using our faith.

Romans 12:3 (KJV) 3  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.

Let me remind you that faith is voice activated. You must actually speak your faith if you want to see results. You must speak the promises of God over your life. They don’t automatically fall on you like ripe cherries off a tree.

Jesus said if your faith was only the size of a mustard seed, it was enough to move a mountain into the sea! We need to take that mustard seed size faith and develop it by getting into God’s Word and getting His Word into us because that’s where faith is – in His Word!

Romans 2:11 (KJV) 11  For there is no respect of persons with God.
Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
20  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.
Matthew 17:20 (KJV) 20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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