“What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.””
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
CHRIST THE HEALER
What is it that constitutes a righteous man? Over and over again we are told that Abraham was counted righteous. The story as to how his righteousness was determined is very simple. He believed God and acted accordingly. He believed and acted as if he had received from God the fulfillment of His promise. To do this is the sum total of righteousness. Nothing can ever be so important and such a privilege as this. It is in this way alone that God’s glorious program for the individual and for the
church can be carried out. In no other way can the will and work of God be done by anyone.
Christ was asked the question, “What shall we do that we might work the works of God?” His answer was, “This is the work of God, that ye believe.” It is only where He finds the exercise of living faith for the fulfillment of His promises that Goo can work. Since it is by thus believing God that we are accounted righteous, it is unbelief that constitutes us unrighteous. Unbelief is wicked and unrighteous because it hinders and sets aside the divine program, which consists of all that God has promised to do in response to faith. No wonder that it was the sin of unbelief of which God sent the Spirit to convict the world. Anything short of our having a living faith for the will and work of God to be done is unrighteous. Even though we may call it religion, it is something else in the place of His righteousness. Christ’s ability to save us unto the uttermost consists in His ability to save us from our unbelief. This is so deadly to the glorious divine program. The Holy Spirit is given to guide us into all truth so that we might believe it, in order that the whole program of God may be carried out. How many there are who believe in God, but who do not believe God as Abraham did. A steadfast faith for what God has revealed to be His will for us is our whole duty. From every standpoint, this is our greatest privilege. How God would sweep the world with His mighty power if all who profess His name were to set out to discover all divine truth, to believe it with an appropriating faith, and to act accordingly!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.