Walk By Faith

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

 

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Walk By Faith. 

Here is an amazing truth:
Spiritual things can only be perceived by our spirits.
Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:6,

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”.

What Jesus was saying was, flesh is flesh and spirit is spirit.
You cannot perceive the spirit through the senses of the flesh.
They are totally different worlds, or realms, of reality.

The Apostle Paul made this same point in 1 Corinthians 2:14 where he said,

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.

The physical senses can’t discern spiritual things.
This isn’t speaking only of understanding spiritual truths with our minds;
this also applies to seeing spiritual realities with our eyes or feeling
spiritual things with our emotions.
Of course there are exceptions where God opened physical eyes to enable
people to see angels and even heaven, but normally the only way to access
the spirit realm is through our spirits by faith.

Although special times of the manifest presence of the Lord do occur
when we can feel in the natural what is always true in the spiritual,
this is the exception rather than the rule.
We are not to be more excited when we feel something
  than when we are just  walking by faith in the promises of God!
  That is a radical statement!

 You won’t always feel God’s presence.
That may come as a shock or disappointment to you, but that’s the way it is.
And if you are believing, unrealistically, for a constant tangible
manifestation of His love and presence, you are out of step with God and
setting yourself up for disappointment.
That’s not the way He is.
The Lord loves to work in subtle ways that only faith perceives.

Hebrews 11:6 says,

“But without faith it is impossible to please him.”

Our God is a God of faith, and it takes faith to please Him.
He could make a bird come sit on your shoulder and tell you He loves you
every minute of every day.
He could write your name with instructions on every cloud that passes over.
He could have angels come visit you every morning and night to affirm to
you that what He says in His Word is true.
But that’s not faith, and that’s not God.
Second Corinthians 5:7 says,

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

We don’t just walk by faith until we get the sight we really desired.
We walk by faith, period.
When sight comes, we praise God and keep walking by faith.


You Already Have It!

Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright

 

Please sent your comments, questions and prayer requests to:

pastorron@fccfortmill.org

You Already Have It! God has already forgiven you. He’s already healed you. He’s already commanded His blessing upon you and your finances. He’s already given you love, joy, and peace. You don’t need God to respond to you; you need to learn to respond to God! It’s easier to defend something you already have than to go get something you don’t have.

That is so powerful, but this is where so many Christians are missing it. They know that God can do all of these things, but they don’t think He’s done anything yet. They start from a position of unbelief. They are cross ways with the Word of God.

In regards to healing, the proper way to do it is to take  Proverbs 18:21“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” —and begin to release this power over sickness and disease: “I speak death to this sickness. I curse it and command it to leave. God, I speak the life that You’ve already put on the inside of me. I release it to flow through my body.” This is how you start cooperating with God.

We need to begin to believe that things have happened that we can’t see, taste, hear, smell, or feel.  We can believe that there are television and radio signals in the atmosphere, even though we can’t see them.  But we need to begin to apply this to spiritual things. We can’t limit this concept to just our physical realm.

There is more going on than just what you can perceive with your five senses. There is more than just your soulish, emotional realm. There is a spirit on the inside of you, and there is a spiritual realm, where God has already done His part. If you don’t relate to it properly, you’re going to be hit and miss in the Christian life, which has led to so much weirdness in the body of Christ. You need to live from the standpoint that God has already done it.  He’s provided everything you need.  It’s not a matter of trying to get God to move in your life;  it’s a matter of you moving over into agreement with Him and receiving what He has already provided.

To hear more about this click here for our most recent sermon entitled “You’ve Already Got It”: https://fccfortmill.sermon.net/20696959

Be A Living Example Of Love

Be A Living Example of Love

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 5:5

Don’t ever worry about not having enough love inside you. The Word says God’s love is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost. God’s love is in you. What you need to do is make a decision and let it flow.

Pray this prayer today.

In Jesus’ Name, I make a fresh and strong commitment today to live the life of love, to let the tenderness of God flow through me and heal the wounded hearts of those I meet.

Father, teach me to love even when things go wrong. To be patient and kind when the children are underfoot. To overlook the spiteful words of an angry spouse. To rejoice when someone at the office gets the raise that I thought I needed. Teach me to talk in love, to lay gossip quietly aside and to take up words of grace instead.

Lord, Your Word says that Your love is already inside me…that it has been shed abroad in my heart. So today, I resolve to remove every obstacle that would keep that love from flowing freely into the lives of others. I put resentments behind me, and I forgive all those who’ve done me wrong.

In the days ahead, cause me to increase and excel and overflow with Your love. Cause me to be what this world needs most of all…a living example of love. Amen.