Grace and Peace be unto you, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ. Today is Day Number Four (4). Congratulations you doing an amazing job. You are to be commended. Well Done! Today I want to continue encouraging you about faith. We have been looking at the text from Matthew 17 all week and I would like to continue from the same passage. Let’s look at the text.
Matt. 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Remember, when we left off Jesus reacted to the inability of his disciples to cast out the demon by calling this generation a faithless and perverse generation. Today let’s go a little further. The disciples themselves were concerned about their inability to cast out the demon. So, they did the best thing, they asked the LORD. They asked Jesus, “why could not we cast him out”? Jesus said because of your unbelief. OK wait! These are the disciples, who, left their careers, their families and gave up a lot to ‘follow’ Jesus. Yet it was their unbelief. It is possible to hang out with Jesus and still operate in unbelief. It is possible to be in the church, on staff, in the choir, on the usher board and still have unbelief. It is possible to believe that he is God, but not believe God enough for your current miracle. Let’s not get it twisted, I am sure you belong to a fine church, but we all need to be diligent about increasing our faith.
Then Jesus said something rather incredible.
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
Mustards seeds are very small. Often, if I am holding one in my hand, one must strain to see it. So, imagine the juxtaposition here. If your faith is so small that it can hardly be seen, even by you, you can move something everyone can see! Including you. Further, consider that at this time mountains were understood to be ‘unmovable’. So, something you can hardly see, can move unmovable objects. Do you have an unmovable object in your life? Something you have tried to move naturally? Maybe it’s your temper, your depression, your habits. You can move it but not by human means. Everything that hinders you can be dealt with by faith in God. And here is the Word of the LORD to you for this year.
NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!
Consider this, an all wise God, who knows all and sees all, says, Nothing shall be impossible if we have faith. Beloved, if you are determined to operate in faith, nothing that God says you can do is impossible. Nothing. Feast on that word as you go through your day, your week, your Year. In the year 2017, Nothing shall be impossible.
Remember, take one day at a time. This year we are following our Bishop H. Curtis Douglas and doing 7 days. Remember, drink all the water you can drink. Make sure it is at least 8 glasses of water. Also, you may have one bowl of soup, preferably after three (3) PM. Just do today. Do not try to fast all 7 days at once. Let tomorrow take care of tomorrow. Make sure you are using your prayer list. Pray for the things you are looking for in 2017. Also, plan now to bring someone to church with you on Sunday. Whatever church you belong to you need to bring someone with you. Certainly, if you do not have a church home we would be honored to have you as our special guest. Join us at 8 AM every Sunday and every Wednesday at 7 PM at In His Presence Family Worship Center on 1673 Dean St. Brooklyn NY. Our website is www.ihpfwc.org. We would love to see you.
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