Put Your Eyes On Jesus’ Faith, Not Yours!

(Ome: Hey Beloveds!

I’m here with the verses and what I caught from Pastor’s sermon last week.

Beloveds, the more we look at our faith, the more we wonder if we have enough faith for the blessings. But this week’s sermon unveils to us that it is not about our faith, it is about Jesus’ faith. He is the all-powerful, all-willing, and all-faithful One. When you depend on His faith, your miracles, blessings and supply are sure! You will find that asking God for blessings become easy, as it’s not how full of faith you are, but how perfect Jesus’ faith is! So ask God, and depend on Jesus’ faith. You may feel full of faith, you may not feel in faith, it doesn’t make a difference because it is His faith that takes for you the supply that you need!

Have a blessed holiday week!)

11 December Sunday Service

Preached by Pastor Prince

2nd Service

Verses from the sermon:

Mark 9:14-27

14And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them15Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him. 16And He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?” 17Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. 18And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.” 19He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” 20Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. 21So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes (present active participle).” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

Mark 9:23 (NAS)

23And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”

Mark 9:23 (AMP)

23And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!

Acts 3:11-12

11Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. 12So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

Acts 3:16 (AMP)

16And His name, through and by faith in His name, has made this man whom you see and recognize well and strong. [Yes] the faith which is through and by Him [Jesus] has given the man this perfect soundness [of body] before all of you.

Hebrews 4:3

3For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, “They shall not enter My rest,”‘ although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Mark 11:20-23

20Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” 22So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

Mark 11:22 (Young’s Literal Translation)

22And Jesus answering saith to them, `Have faith of God;

Hebrews 12:2

2looking (apharao — to turn one’s eye away from others to look at something) unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Romans 3:13-14

13For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,

Key take-home points:

  • It’s not about our faith. It’s Jesus’ faith. Jesus said that all things are possible to the One who is always believing. (The word “believe” in Mark 9:23 is in present active participle tense, which means that the person is believing all the time. Obviously not me, and probably not you! Only Jesus can believe all the time!) We are to hook our measure of faith onto Jesus and His unwavering faith, rest, and see His grace superabounds in your life!
  • Faith is a rest. When you believe in Jesus, you rest. Faith is not a mental psyching, “oh, do I have enough faith? I gotta have more faith!” If faith was like that, faith would become tiresome and introspective, something you need to have to qualify for your supply and miracles. No, faith is hooking your measure of faith to the faith of the all-able, all-willing, and particularly, all-faithful One, the One who is always perfectly in faith, Jesus. Not only is He the One who has done all the work and purchased for us all the blessings, it is also through His faith that we receive the blessings which are already ours. I think it’s a good deal! Jesus was the One who paid for us all the blessings, He did the work on the cross perfectly, so He knows full well the value and efficacy of His finished work. This Jesus is today the One enforcing the blessings in our lives! That gives us such a security!
  • How do you have the faith of God? You speak before you see. The human natural thinking is that I want to see first before I speak. God speaks first before He sees what He speaks. He gives life to the dead and calls those things that are not as though they were. (Rom 4:17) And to have the faith of God is to speak before you see. Your part is not to do, your part is not to psyche yourself. Your part is to speak, and to depend on Jesus’ faith. Jesus’ part is to believe perfectly and to do what you speak!
  • We saw a reason that the disciples were not able to cast the demon out: they were reasoning and disputing with the scribes. Scribes were experts in the law. As they reasoned, the scribes began to dispute with them using the law, and as the do’s and don’ts based on the law got into the disciples’ minds, they became unbelieving. Today, in NewCre, we are well-taught, and we know that miracles do not come through the Ten Commandments, but a more subtle form of the law is “do good get good, do bad get beat”. We still have a tendency to believe that our blessings are contingent on our doing, and when we talk to unbelieving people, this is what they would reason: “do good get good, do bad get beat”, and the moment that gets into our minds, we become unbelieving. So watch whose words you receive into part of what you believe, and don’t reason with unbelieving people. Don’t feed on the word of unbelievers. Feed on the word that points to Jesus, the all-able, all-willing  One, the word that says all things are possible with the One who always believes!