Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ya gotta have FAITH.

Last night in our Fusion service at Celebration I taught on the subject of  Conditions to Answered Prayer.  One of them is the ingredient of faith and the fact that God is never moved by need, only by faith.  Needs are all around -- He doesn't have to look far at all to find a need, in fact they are pressing in all around.  If you don't believe me on this, just look back in scripture at all the times God healed or supplied - it was in response to faith, not necessarily need.

Consider the woman with the issue of blood.  Remember, the crowd was pressed in all around Him - an overwhelming amount of people in a sea of needs.  Why did He notice the woman who pressed through?  He noticed her because of her faith -- not her need.  Luke 8:42-48 tells us about it and in verse 48 He says, "Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace."  It wasn't her need that made the difference,  it was her faith.

God is pleased by faith, notices it and rewards it.  You can take that to the bank, not because  I said it but because He said it.  (Hebrews 11:6)

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