Only By Faith

God promises us...

  • salvation  [Rom. 10:13]

  • plan and purpose  [Jer. 29:11]

  • draw near  [Js. 4:8]

  • forgiveness  [1 Jn. 1:9]

  • never leave  [Heb. 13:5]

  • nothing will separate  [Rom. 8:38-39]

  • who can be against  [Rom. 8:31]

  • deliverance  [Ps. 34:17]

  • no weapon  [Is. 54:17]

  • kids  [Prov. 22:6]

  • finances  [Mal. 3:10-11]

  • healing  [1 Pet. 2:24]

  • heal our land  [2 Chron. 7:14]

2 Corinthians 1:20 [AMP], For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.”  So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.  

Romans 4:16 [AMP], Therefore, [inheriting] the promise depends entirely on faith

“We access God’s promises by our faith.”  

Numbers 13:1-3 [ESV], The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving the people of Israel.  From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man…” 3 So Moses sent them…  

Numbers 13:25-33 [ESV], At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. 26 …They brought back word…27 “We came to the land to which you sent us.  It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large.  And besides, we saw descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land… 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 …and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” 

Numbers 14:1-4 [ESV], Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night? 2 And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron.  The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in the wilderness! 3 Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword?  Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” 4 And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”  

John 21:3-4 [NKJV], “I am going fishing.”  They said to him, “We are going with you also.”  They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore…

1.  Remember who He is

2.  Remember who we aren’t

3.  Don’t get distracted

4.  Seek Him first

God didn’t respond to her NEED, He responded to her FAITH.

5.  Have some staying power

6.  Trust that He still knows the way

7.  Know you’re not alone

Joshua 1:9 [NIV], Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

8.  Keep the faith

“We don’t need faith for what we can do, but what we can’t.”

Jon Duso