3/6/11 Sunday Pastor Edís sermon: Its All About Faith in the Name of Jesus Part 2 Matt 17:16-21 Mark 5:36, Luke 8:50, Matt 16:5-6, Matt 16:12,
John 10:10, I Cor 8:1
***Jesus said: Only Believe, Believe Only***
Whenever we operate in faith, people think we are crazy or strange. The bible says we are a peculiar people anyway.
Matt 17:17 The disciples had trouble casting a particular demon out of this little boy. There is no demon/devil that is not subject to the name of Jesus. All that is needed is faith in the name of JesusÖPERIOD. Not faith and more bible reading, not faith and more praying. Its just faith in the name of Jesus that is needed!
Matt 17:20 The disciples asked Jesus why they could not cast out the devil and Jesus said it was because of their unbelief. Matt 17:21 Jesus said this kind goes out by prayer and fasting. Jesus didnít say this kind of devil goes out by prayer and fasting. This kind is this kind of Unbelief. So its this kind of Unbelief that comes out by prayer and fasting.
There are different kinds of unbelief that come from different sources. Not all unbelief is the same or comes from the same source. Its unbelief that messes with our faith. People think they need more faith when the problem isnít the amount of faith they have but the unbelief they have which is blocking progress.
Un : is added to show a reversal of the action of the verb. Do and undo, plug and unplug. Unbelief is belief reversed. The disciples undid their belief, reversed their belief and changed the results. Un changes the results of all actions verbs. Unbelief is belief unplugged or faith unplugged. Something happened to the disciples to cause them to unplug their faith. They saw or heard something that made them undo their faith- Unbelief.
Kinds of Unbelief
1) Leaven of the Pharisees Matt 16:5-6 : Jesus said to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. Matt 16:12 Beware of the doctrine of the Pharisees. Their doctrine is a religious mindset thatís robs the individual of the power of God It has a religious look and feeling to it but its fake and will rob us of Godís power in our life. Its this religious mindset that denies there are miracles on earth but instead says we have to wait until we get to heaven.
They believe that miracles stopped happening with the prophets. Jesus called the Phariseesí doctrine leaven. Leaven is bad and has no nutritional value. Put it in bread and it puffs it up. Their doctrine, like leaven, puffs up their heads. Puffs up their pride. They think they know everything. I Cor 8:1 Knowledge puffs up. John 10:10 The thief (leaven) comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Many churches, denominations have this Pharisee doctrine today. They say donít expect too much out of God right now. Donít expect to be able to walk thru life prosperous. Thatís for Donald Trump not you. This is the devilís mindset that he wants to put on us so we wonít ask God to bless us. The devil wants us to think stuff is too big for us to ask God for it. Beware of this mindset!
GOD IS A BIG GOD! Donít limit Him!!
GOD IS A BIG GOD! Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
GOD IS A BIG GOD! God will meet all our needs according to HIS RICHS!! Not ours!!