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Faith 24.07.2020

“*So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive, and you will have them.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭11:22-24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

If we are going to step firmly into faith, we need to learn to combat doubt. We can ask God for anything, but in order to receive from Him, we have to remove doubt from our hearts. James 1:6 declares, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” That word doubt simply means to differ, contend with or even oppose.

When we see chaos all around, instead of siding with the confusion, we can agree with Mark 4:39 ,and say, “Peace, be still,” expecting calm to come. When we feel anxiety about what’s going on in our world, we can instead side with I Peter 5:7 and cast all of our care upon Him, knowing that He cares for us. When we face fears of lack, we can remember from Philippians 4:19 how our God will supply ALL of our needs.

Mark 9 shares the story of a desperate man who brought his son to Jesus. The little boy needed to be set free. The father said, “Jesus help us, if you can.” Jesus responded, “What do you mean, ‘If I can?’ anything is possible to them that believe.” The father then cried out, “I believe, please help my unbelief.”

Obviously, the man knew who Jesus was. He knew that Jesus was able to help them, otherwise he would not have brought his son to Him. However, in the moment, the magnitude of his need overrode his faith in Jesus. Once he recognized that doubt had crept in, he did the smartest thing possible. He asked Jesus to help him with his unbelief.

We can probably identify with this father. We believe that Jesus can do anything, but in a moment of weakness, the enormity of what we face causes us to doubt His ability in our lives. The good news is, we too are able to cry out to Jesus, “Help my unbelief!” He will help us in our time of need.

We don’t have to understand how God is going to come through for us in order to believe that He will. Once we remove the doubt, our faith can go to a whole new level.

When you sense that doubt is there, rebuke it, command it to go, and speak the promises of God forth in its place with thanksgiving. Peace will guard your heart, hope will spring forth and faith will be released and go to work on your behalf.

Have a faith filled Friday.

🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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South Africa Lockdown extention 2020

If you are reading this now, God woke you up to take in another deep breath. To walk another step, to live another day, a week, a month, a lifetime.

Not only did He wake you up to give you this, He also gave you an extension on lockdown in South Africa. An extra two weeks to seek His face. Let’s use it for that. And only that.

He wants all of you, and is giving you that extra opportunity to give your all to Him. No distractions, no disruptions, no excuses.
He never said it will be easy, but out of experience, and my walk with Him, I guarantee a life with God, is worth it.

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My Redeemer Lives 16.01.2020

Job 19:25-27

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes — I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”

Although Job did not have factual knowledge of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection – we do. We know our Saviour has risen from the dead and provides hope and comfort for those who trust Him (John 14:26-27).

We can look at Job and empathize with his suffering, but during our most difficult days, we must remember that Jesus endured worse. Job had three friends who surrounded him amidst his suffering, but Jesus was fully abandoned by those He loved, and by God the Father on our account (Matthew 27:32-56). We must allow our faith to serve us and point us back to the redeemer who lives.

Thank you, Father, for redeeming through the blood of your precious Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

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Running with God, Walking in Faith – 09.01.2020

To run with God, you’re going to have to run by faith. Hebrews, chapter 11 is called the “Hall of Faith,” and every person who was singled out for believing and acting on the Word of God walked by faith. God wants your name in the Hall of Faith. He wants you right alongside of Abraham and Enoch and Joseph and Elijah. Each of them had a different calling, a different faith challenge, but they all chose to believe God and walk and live by faith.

If you want your healing to manifest in your life, you’re going to have to start talking like God. You’re going to have to start walking like God. You’re going to have to start thinking like God. That’s how He taught Abraham to function.

If you want to “become” according to what God has spoken about your health, hope in God’s Word. Let your faith give substance to that hope and be the evidence that your healing exists.

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YOUR BATTLE IS NOT AGAINST PEOPLE

Is there someone you’re having difficulty dealing with…a family member, a boss, a neighbour, or someone else? Whatever the wrong that’s been done to you, it’s the demonic power behind it that is your real enemy.

When the giant Goliath taunted and threatened the armies of Israel, little David went after him with a slingshot, five small stones—and unstoppable faith! You have greater faith than David did because Jesus lives inside of you. God has given you the power to look past the offense to see the real enemy. Armed with faith, you are a “giant killer” and can overcome all things!

Ephesians 6:12
KJV: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”