Our Battle Cry

Our Battle Cry

 

Romans 4:16-21 (ESV) ~ That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

 

These three words, “GOD IS ABLE”, should be and is seen as our key to victory. Satan is the author of doubt and confusion, so we need to believe that “GOD IS ABLE”.

 

All our promises come through faith. Three facts about faith show this:

  • Faith brings grace. Grace means a gift, a free gift, a gift without expecting anything in return, it means favor, approval, acceptance, goodwill assistance, help, kindness – all freely given and given without expecting anything in return.
    • Now note: when a man really believes God, his faith brings the grace of God to him. It causes him to focus upon God, to center his life upon the love of God, to see the presence of God, to secure the fellowship and companionship of God, to know the love, joy, peace, care and concern of God. Simply stated, it causes a man to seek a personal relationship with God, a relationship of trust and dependence. Such is the life of grace, the grace that is given to man by faith. It is faith that honors and praises and glorifies God, and because it does, it brings the grace of God to man.
  • Faith makes the promise sure. This is seen in the above point. When God is honored and made the center and focus of one’s life and trust, that person can rest assured God will accept him and give him the promise of the inheritance. That man will inherit the earth.
    • Titus 3:7 (ESV) ~ so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  • Faith assures that the promise is for everyone, that it is available to all. The promise is not given to an exclusive club of people, to an exclusive nation or race or class of people. The promise is given to all, to every person on earth. If the promise was by law, then it would be only for those who have the law and are able to keep the law. What then would happen to the heathen who do not have the law and to the handicapped who are unable to do some of the things the law commands? They could never be saved if the promise came by the law. However, when the promise is given by the grace of God through faith, no man is exempt from the inheritance. Every man can be saved and inherit the promise of eternal life in the new heavens and earth, for every man can believe and trust God (the very thing that even a human father wants of his children).
    • Luke 21:33 (ESV) ~ Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
    • Romans 4:13 (ESV) ~ For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

 

Philippians 4:19 (ESV) ~ And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert

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