NCC. JP. 30 June 13. Notes
There is a war going on for the minds of our younger people.
How did Newton discover gravity? By resting under a tree.
Story: newton bringing his friends to his showroom of the galaxies and telling them jokingly, "oh this all happened in a Big Bang"
If someone u love, don't love u back. Don't withdraw and less love because u will end up bitter. Love more with the love of The Lord and even pray for that person.
v.11 "They were come from Bethany, he was hungry"
"Bethany" - house of bitter. Jesus loved to go here which is the house of the poor and needy.
v.13 "seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves... He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet."
-Jesus came to look for the first fruit of the tree.
v. 14 "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever"
v.20-21 "fig tree dried up from the roots..."
The curse begin at the roots. So when we curse the root of turmoil and cancer, it might not happen immediately but know it begins at the root and will take time to show outward.
v.22-24 "Jesus answering... 'Have faith in God' whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed.. He shall believe that those things which he Say he shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he say... What things so ever you desire, when u pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them"
The creative power of God's words - "God spoke, God saw"
-We need to understand that we are made in the image of God so we have that potential as well!
Faith is manifested in the words we say.
The devil is against our voice boxes. It is a battle for words! The devil is the most afraid of our words.
As long as you are doing/performing, the devil is winning, as long as you are speaking, the devil is losing.
"The more you work, the less you say and the more you get stressed. The more you say, the less you work and the more you are at rest."
In Mark 11:23, Jesus used the word "say" 3x while "believe" 1x.
-it seems like it is more important as to what you say than what u believe at the start.
Don't be outward looking when we speak, just look upward!
Our normal first response is to say
"Die" but lets declare "life!"
Example stories of speaking before seeing:
1. David spoke to the Goliath
2. Joshua shouted at the walls of Jericho
2 Cor 4:13 "we having the same spirit of faith... We also believe and therefore speak;"
-we HAVE the faith and not need to get or earn.
-Negativity can spread - 10 spies story of Canaan but positivity as well - Jonathan and soldier who conquered troops!
"As Jesus is, so we are"
-As His powerful words are, so are ours.
Romans 10:4 "righteousness is by faith"
How to handle rejection?
Remember the reproaches of the world felt on Jesus at the cross.
Once you speak it, rest!
Rom 10:6 "the righteousness of faith speaks.."
-Say it till you believe it!
-believe it till you get it!
Lies the devil implants in our mind against the speaking the word of faith:
1. "I have to be more holy first before I can exercise this speaking power"
2. "I have to definitely be right in my motives!"
3. "I have to do it before I say it!"
Abraham-Even if it takes 30 years, it will happened
Rehab- Even by lying she got the blessing.
God's creative work is speaking! He spoke and then did nothing but saw all he spoke!
Gal 3:12 "the law is not of faith"
You cannot use faith, when your belief system is wrong (performance centred living).
Elijah's earnest prayer wasn't a long prayer but a simple prayer to the Lord.
Example of stories of words:
1. Jewish school teacher n boy who agreed with his teacher that he was gonna live to 120.
2. One of the oldness Japanese man was interviewed and said, he never say he is tired!