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Showing posts with label faith plus work equal change.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label faith plus work equal change.. Show all posts

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Faith Plus Work Equal Change.

Happy New Year! I would like to start the year off with a little truth. How many times has it been said that if we want something we just need to speak it? Is that really true? God just spoke things into existence, right? Let’s look at Genesis Chapter 1. The first verse in Genesis says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. He created
them by Jesus.
Were did this idea of speaking things into existence come from? I love Donald Lawrence and his contributions to gospel music has been wonderful. But of late he's moving toward that New Age way of thinking which is "The ME gospel". In an interview about his latest project in which Lawrence said he wanted people to realize how powerful words are and that they have the power to set the tempo for their life's success. The enemy has influenced their words and they are no longer speaking like kings but there is a king inside...Change your speech to that of a ruler." Here is one title off the CD that caught my attention. "Let The Word Do The Work" I don't believe we alone have the power to set the tempo for our life. If you have not accepted the Word of God then your words have no power. It's by Jesus that we have this power and not we by our self. The CD is about applying the Word of the Lord to everyday life that it may change your personal speech speaking only positive things and things of good report,” says Lawrence. The Law Of Confession.

Ephesians 3:9

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

He said in verse 3 “let there be light” and there was light. In verse 6 He said let there be firmament and then in verse 7 He made the firmament. He made all things by Jesus.

John 1:1-3

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In verses 9-12 He “said”, however in Genesis Chapter 2 we see the work that God did to make those things come to pass.

As you continue to read Genesis Chapter 1 you’ll see that God said and then He made (by Jesus). Is it enough for us just to say something? We should combine our words of faith with works of faith. In James 2:14-26 it says that faith without works is dead. If you believe something there should be a corresponding action to that belief. If you want to lose weight you speak it and then you make it happen with diet and exercise. If you want prosperity, you say it and then you work on your budget and if possible get more education. You just don't say it and expect it just to happen. It ain't going to work.

If you truly want something to change in your life speak it and then make sure that your faith is followed by action. However, your words and actions should line up with the Word of God!