DECLARING AND BELIEVING

Posted by Bill Stockham in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

[Declaring something is: to announce, or proclaim it. To speak out! The doctrine of salvation preached by the apostles; is in our mouths, the promises of redemption made by the prophets that are a part of every Jew’s belief; is in our hearts – THE POWER TO BELIEVE with our heart unto righteousness, that our tongue can make confession unto salvation!] “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. No, the word is very near you; IT IS IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART so you may obey it.” (Deut. 30:11, 14) [There are basically two steps involved in activating our faith, we must BELIEVE and we must DECLARE or speak out WHAT WE BELIEVE!] “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU; IT IS IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you DECLARE WITH YOUR MOUTH, “Jesus is Lord,” and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Rom. 10:6-10) [We must bow to the determinations of the our Abba Father, concerning his mode of saving our souls, through faith in Jesus Christ, as THE ONLY AVAILABLE SACRIFICE FOR SIN – this is what the whole law pointed to!] “As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–THE SAME LORD IS LORD OF ALL AND RICHLY BLESSES ALL WHO CALL ON HIM, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Rom. 10:11-13) [Oh, how important it is for us to respond to the call of the Lord on our lives! THE GOSPEL MUST BE PREACHED!!! Just say “HERE I AM LORD, SEND ME!] “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS!” (Rom. 10:14-15)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that THE LORD GRACES US WITH BEAUTIFUL FEET TO WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO HIS CALL! -Bill Stockham

Joseph L. Arnold [06/11/2015 11:06 AM]
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