We are all aware that we have entered the ‘New Normal’ and that the world is going through a chaotic phase. The people of the world are going through pressures on every side and the WHO chief has described that “this is just the beginning and the worst phase of coronavirus is yet to come.” There is coming a time when the lockdown lifts and you need to meet many people. Unless you have a strategy planned out, you cannot be assured that you will not be affected by the coronavirus. In this sermon, we will find Pastor Paul Dawson revealing the secret of how to make your faith and confidence sure!
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall- 2 Peter 1:10 KJV
Another statement issued by the Indian scientific research is that 80% of the Indians are Asymptomatic and it simply means that they show no symptoms unless they are tested. This proves how cunning this virus can be.
The question is…
How you made your faith sure so that you don’t fall?
Are you are going to say whatever comes to the unbeliever comes to me?
Don’t you know you have a God who preserves you from all evil?
Don’t you think there is a God who puts the difference between my people and the Egyptians? (Exodus 8:23)
Where is that God?
Are you 100 % sure that you will not be impacted by the virus and its effects?
If you have not made your faith 100 % sure – you are exposed!
Don’t take this truth lightly. Develop your faith to such a level so that your faith is sure! There is going to be lack, unemployment, debt and decrease. So, what is the meaning of your faith being sure? A person who has made his faith sure will be relaxed, resting and calm even when they hear such news.
They know exactly what can happen to them.
They know that they are in safe hands.
They know that they will only see the hand of God.
They will be very clear that the power of God will be working in their favour.
They know that they are the Incomparable People!
Now let’s examine a person from the Bible whose faith was 100% sure:
Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime - Daniel 6:9-10
Daniel continued to give thanks even though the king has signed the writing and the decree because his faith was 100% sure. He was very confident even before he could see any anything. Now, how to make your faith and confidence sure?
The secret lies here…
Philippians 2:21 (KJV) For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
Paul was writing about believers who were interested in themselves and not in Christ. He was especially addressing to the believers of his period. Now, let’s read Mathew 6:32 & 33 and we find that both the verses are addressing the same thing. “For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Now you may wonder how it is related to great faith if we do not seek our own but the things of Jesus Christ. The answer is if you seek your own things, your faith level will be very low.
Colossians 1:16 - reveals that all things have been created through him and for him. You are living for his pleasure, and you will be violating the purpose for which God has created you if you do not fulfill his desire. For example – a robot created to be an assistant or a helper, instead of fulfilling its duty, takes a stick and starts beating, will the maker be happy? In the same way, you are just like the robot, created by the hands of the creator God to do his pleasure as mentioned in Revelations 4:11 and He expects your mind and will power to fulfill what He has created you for.
And if you only try to please yourself, will He be happy? Do you know that faith comes from the Creator? Jesus Christ is the author of faith and if your faith level has to be high you have to seek the things of Jesus Christ. Clearly understand that God wants your faith level to be high that it can move mountains and only then you can be a blessing to yourself and others.
Mark 11: 22- 23 reveals that you can have whatever you say. Don’t you think you can apply this to the corona Virus Mountain, but the only thing is, you should not doubt and believe that you will have whatever you say! Because when the word of God is fulfilled, you can stop anything.
When your faith level is high, you will be a blessing to others. We are facing such chaotic situations where many have lost their jobs. Today you need faith. When there is no man to help you - have the faith of God. You can have whatever you say. Take this seriously. You need extreme faith. Be blessed as you are God's best!