Open Heavens 15th August 2017: HAVE FAITH IN GOD

Tuesday, August 15 2017

HAVE FAITH IN GOD

One Year Open Heavens Bible Reading: 2 Kings 14-15, Ezekiel 24 15-25:7

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Open Heavens Devotional Memorise

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him
Hebrews 11:6

Open Heavens Bible Read: Mark 11:21-24.

Mar 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed st is withered away.

Mar 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Mar 11:23 For verily l say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things whatsoever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Open Heavens Devotional Message

Faith is a sense of reliance and trust in the Almighty God. It is a guiding belief and also a committed sense of loyalty. Faith is a central emphasis of Christianity, and for this reason,
Christians are commonly called “believers”.

A commitment to Christianity typically involves a confession of faith. The centrality of faith in Christianity reflects the significance given to it in the Bible.

The Bible teaches faith towards God, and
also the doctrine of justification by faith (Romans 5:1).

Moreover, faith includes belief in the written word of God and also belief in the trustworthiness of God’s ability to keep His promise of reward to
his followers (John 14:1-3).

Open Heavens 15th August 2017

The Bible records that the fathers of faith like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others, pleased God through the exhibition of their faith.

The Bible also makes it clear that it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). The Christian faith embraces the belief that God was made manifest in the flesh, in the person of Jesus Christ.

We believe that He lived to manifest the nature and character of God, and that He died so that we, who were dead in our sins, might receive forgiveness through His Blood that was shed forthe atonement of our sins.

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We believe that the crucifixion of our
sinful nature on the Cross through His Body has empowered us to live above sin in this world.

We believe that He resurrected so that we can receives a new life in Godthat is fashioned in the image of His resurrected nature.

We believe that anyone can be a partaker of this divine nature when he or she believes in his or her heart all that Jesus Christ has done, confesses his or her sins to God and accepts the Lordship of Jesus Christ over his or her life through confession and action.

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Our memory verse teaches some spiritual truths that touch the spiritual life of every Christian.

This passage emphasises the method of pleasing God, the necessity of believing in His existence, and the certainty that He answers prayers. We can only please God by walking with Him in faith.

We must trust Him completely and rely on Him totally as our Father and closest friend. We manifest our trust in God when we pray to Him. The existence of God is settled in the mind of anyone who is atrue Christian.

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Therefore, whenever a Christian prays to God, He or she is demonstrating faith in God’s existence. When a Christian repeatedly refuses to pray to God, he or she ignores God.

However, God desires that all Christians pray continually.

Therefore, we must constantly and earnestly present our requests and supplications to Him in prayers, with full confidence and assurance that He answers the prayers of His children

Open Heavens Devotional Prayer Point

Father, please increase my faith, and help me to be completely dependent on You in all l do.

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