Devo Will I find Faith Part 21
John 5:19-20 (NIV)
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.
Matthew 28:18 (NIV)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Jesus was in complete submission to the Father. He said He could do nothing by Himself and neither can we. He got His authority as a man by obedience and faith in the Father. We get authority by faith and obedience to the Son. If you want to see the Father you must see the son. No other way to the Father. How do we get closer to the Son so we might see Him. Trust and obey. Master sin.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo Will I find Faith Part 20
Luke 4:6 (NIV)
6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
Satan said this to Jesus while in the wilderness and Jesus didn’t deny it. There are some who are always trying to deny reality. Some say I am just not going to speak it, but that doesn’t make it so. It could get you killed. God spoke things that are ‘not’ as if they were, not that ‘are’ as if they were not. These people don’t understand authority and Satan is not scared or moved by them. They don’t get faith and obedience. They don’t understand they are to speak to the mountain and it will be removed not deny it’s there. Jesus simply spoke the word to Satan and simply continued to answer to and obey God. Jesus left the wilderness in the power of the Holy Spirit, spoke with authority and sickness and demons obeyed Him. Luke 4:14. We must obey God and master sin and everything will bow at our feet. How did we lose dominion? We disobeyed and sinned. Jesus provided a way back for us.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo Will I find Faith Part 19
Matthew 8:5-13 (NIV)
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
How is it this Roman centurion gets it and the people of God don’t? You obey and you have authority. You must humble yourself to your superiors, trust them, be loyal to them and they can trust you with authority. Seems simple but people don’t want to humble themselves and turn to God and obey. They want authority without responsibility. Not going to happen. Listen to what the Centurion said.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo Will I find Faith Part 18
Genesis 4:2-7 (NIV)
2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
God told Cain that he must master sin. How could we tell sin was crouching at Cain’s door? Simple he did not give God his best. He wanted it for himself. He had a form of Godliness but deigned the power and lost it. He did not trust and obey God and as a result sin to over and he murdered his brother. He became a slave to sin. Wow! Think about it. If Cain had faith and obeyed God his brother would be alive. He rebelled against God and sin took over. People it is a slow fade. People stop or never start tithing, (usually first thing to go making excuses and justifying) stop reading the Bible (too busy can’t understand), stop praying, stop going to church and so on. They always make excuses, blame others and justify. Then one day they all out rebel against God and lose their dominion. They can’t rule because they have no authority. They have no authority because they can’t obey. Faith is obeying God. I don’t know how to make it simpler.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo Will I find Faith Part 17
Genesis 3:6-10 (NIV)
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
How did we lose our position of dominion? Simply put we rebelled against God’s authority and sinned. We wanted to be God. Why did we hide from God? We hide because of an unhealthy fear. We fear Him because we still want to be in charge and be God. Adam didn’t repent he made excuses trying to hide his rebellion. If you want to have authority and dominion you have to submit to authority. A sergeant only has authority because he obeys those above him and is given authority if he stops obeying he loses his authority. Think about it and let’s move on.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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