Keep Your Focus On Jesus

“Then Peter called to him: “Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water.” 29 “All right,” the Lord said,“come along!” So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and rescued him. “O man of little faith,”Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”  (Matthew 14:28-31)

Peter stepped out on the WORD of Jesus, “Come” and he was doing perfectly fine. But, immediately Peter took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink. Now think about this, what has the storm got to do with walking on water? Even with a perfect weather, human beings can’t walk on the water! Water walking is SUPERNATURAL, and so is Faith. Faith is a supernatural gift from God!

This is often how it is when you decide to step out by faith on the Word of God and do something you believe God wants you to do. The devil will try to distract your focus from the WORD  by sending ‘storms’ – different forms of distractions such as sickness, family problem, financial crisis and anything to get you off track, to get you to start making  negative confessions, and after that doubt sets in, next thing, you give up and quit.

Well, DON’T! …I’m here to encourage you today to keep your focus on Jesus. Keep renewing your mind with God’s promises consigning that problem and keep confessing that word over the problem. Also very important, keep thanking  God by faith for your breakthrough. And take a step of faith! Do what  is possible for you to do  in the natural and leave the impossible part for God to do for you.  My friend, this is what, “Water Walking Faith” is about.

“Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. ” (Hebrews 11:1)

I’m praying for you. God bless you!

The Word is Working!

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“For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.” (Matt 12:37)

The bible says we are justified by the word we speak, either good or bad, words are seeds and it’s only a matter of time for the seed to bear fruit after it’s kind.

When Jesus spoke to the tree in Mark 11:14, “…And He said to it, No one ever again shall eat fruit from you. And His disciples were listening [to what He said].”  He turned and walked away. Right there, and then, there was no visible sign to Jesus or those with Him, that the Word Jesus spoke had any effect on that tree. But of course, now we know, that when Jesus walked away from that tree even though, it looked as if nothing changed, actually in the Spirit the Word Jesus spoke was working.

The next day, between 12- 24 hours later, when Jesus and His disciples walked back, passing that same path where the tree was, Peter noticed the change in the Tree, “In the morning, when they were passing along, they noticed that the fig tree was withered [completely] away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which You doomed has withered away! “(Mark 12:20-21)

Therefore, it’s obvious that, in-between the time the Word was spoken, and the time it took to see a physical manifestation, the Word of Faith spoken by Jesus went to work at the root of that tree, and kept working until it became visible to the naked eyes. You see, even though not seen by the physical eyes, the WORD was working to produce the Fruit of the SEED sown.

Now then, the bible says we are justified by the words we speak, (either negative or positive), so could it also be that, if Jesus had spoken a negative word, it could have hindered the WORD or stop the operation of the WORD of faith?

Just trying to get us to stop, and think for a moment….., What we speak, whether positive or negative has POWER to produce.

My friend, I hope you are encouraged today to hold onto your confession of faith and keeping on walking by faith and not by sight. It is only a matter of time, in the name of Jesus,this too shall pass. Amen!

I am praying for you! God bless you!