GOD IS HONEST
This statement may seem like a given with those who call themselves Christians but so many make choices every day that prove they trust themselves (their intellect, their understanding) more than they trust God. I know this because I was one of them! I grew up in church, heard a lot about God and “got saved” hundreds of times! Later, when I was living the rock and roll lifestyle, I always believed there was a God and that Jesus was His Son. But there is a huge difference between believing there is a God and believing God. I feared God because I grew up hearing “hell, fire and brimstone” preaching. But I didn’t trust Him because I didn’t know how good He is. Understanding the goodness of God is the foundation for faith. God is not out to get us, He’s out to bless us!
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is believing that God is honest even though the circumstances (what we see and perceive in the natural) may disagree. II Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” There are only two ways to live: BY FAITH OR BY SIGHT. Sight is the natural way. Faith is the supernatural way. Please understand that we CHOOSE the quality of our life. Deuteronomy 30:19 says that God has set before us, “Life and death. The Blessing and the curse; therefore, CHOOSE LIFE!” Every choice determines whether we choose life–obedience to His Word that results in Blessing or death–ignoring His commands in His Word and opening the door for the enemy to “steal, kill and destroy.”
Choosing to live by faith means we have crossed the line and we believe that GOD IS HONEST. God has integrity and whatever He says is the truth. The original sin in the Garden of Eden was over believing God. God instructed Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:2-4, that they could eat the fruit from all the trees in the Garden, “Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, ‘you shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ But the serpent said to the woman, ‘you shall not surely die…” Eve chose to believe Satan, the liar, instead of God. Adam followed and sin was introduced into the earth. Today, the issue is still the same. The solution to every problem in the earth is: BELIEVING GOD!
In Matthew 9:28-29 “two blind men came…and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord. Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to YOUR faith…be it done to you.” Jesus did not say they would receive their miracle according to their need or their sincerity, He said it was according to their faith! The Good News is faith is easy to get: “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” When we spend time in personal study of the Word, receive from our pastor and other anointed teachers, our faith will grow as we receive revelation of The Truth. The Truth can change the facts! But the facts will never make God a liar. GOD IS HONEST!
One of the ways we prove to God that we trust Him is in our giving. He said in Malachi 3:10, “Prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” When we give, we are CHOOSING TO BELIEVE that God will pour out an abundance of Blessing, so much that we have to give even more away! Please be encouraged today that God will fix anything we give Him total control of: our marriage, family, health, finances. He has proven to me and Christi that the more we surrender to His will (which is His Word) the better our lives get!!
We love and value you!
Mylon & Christi
P.S. We’d love to meet you and have the opportunity to teach you the Word of Faith. Please check our itinerary for upcoming events. If we are not coming to your area, please check out our latest Faith Resources available at www.mylon.org. Thank you again for all you give in prayer and finances to help us tell the world that GOD IS GOOD and He loves to prove it!