God’s Faith in You

by APC on November 29, 2015

The trials of this world may attack us on every side, and it’s easy to become discouraged. We may think that we can’t possibly make it. But, God has faith in us and has given us the ability to be an overcomer. We can become an overcomer by experiencing His presence, power, and promise. We can make it to Heaven’s gates and into His presence where there is fulness of joy (Psalm 116:11).

Experiencing His Presence

Scripture tells us that we are not the owners of ourselves—we are God’s people and He made us (Psalms 100:3). God has promised us that He will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). While we might not feel His presence, He is always there. We need to keep pressing through in our prayers and praise because He hears us and is responding to us. God knows what we’re going through (Hebrews 4:15) and He knows the way that we take (Job 23:10). When we realize we always walk in His presence, there isn’t any obstacle that can get in our way!

Experiencing His Power

There is power in the Word of God, and in speaking His name. Scripture tells us there is no other name under heaven whereby we can be saved, other than through the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12). God’s power is all around us, but it won’t become activated in our lives until we ask. We have not because we ask not (James 4:2–3). We read in Scripture where Jesus was in the house of Simon the leper (Mark 14). We don’t read where Simon ever sought after or received a healing that day—he didn’t ask for the power of Jesus to be activated in his life. We must ask for God to intervene and have dominion in our life to experience the victory. Once we experience the life-changing of power of God, we can be an overcomer.

Experiencing His Promise

Nicodemus asked Jesus what he had to do to be saved. Jesus told him to be born of the water and of the spirit (John 3:5). The Disciples were told to tarry at Jerusalem until they received the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4)—which was the infilling of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1–4). When we wait to receive the infilling of the Holy Ghost, and speak with new tongues—the signs following them that believe—we will be able to overcome all the power of the enemy (Mark 16:17–18)!

Plain Faith

We don’t need to have faith in ourselves today. We can have faith in God that He will always bring us out and will make a way where there doesn’t seem to be a way (Isaiah 43:19; I Corinthians 10:13). If we allow God’s presence, power, and promise to be active in our life every day, there will be no room and opportunity for defeat. God will give us the victory!

Adapted from Sunday Morning Service on November 29, 2015 with Guest Speaker Casey Pollard