How To Get Results By Faith!

Luke 5:1-7
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

Reasons Why We Do Not Get Results – Luke 5:1-7
1.      Lack of faith, vision, plan, purpose, pursuit
2.      Laziness & indiscipline
3.      Wrong thinking
4.      Disregard for time & timing
5.      Inability to fight or conflict, &,  resolve conflicts, for results
6.      Reluctance to fish out needed resources
7.      Disregarding relationships
a.      Initiate relationships
b.      Cultivate relationships
c.       Sow into relationships
d.      Harvest from relationships
e.      Do not argue with your helper
f.        Do not deny your helper due space
g.      Do not reject helper’s offers
h.      Do not avoid helpers
8.      Refusal to be led & powered by the Holy Spirit
Reasons why faith will not work – Luke 18:1-8
1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Reasons why faith will not work – Luke 18:1-8
1.      Overwhelming fear
2.      Dubious alternatives are available
3.      Lack of sufficient knowledge of God’s words
4.      Lack of persistence
5.      Lack of discipline
6.      Loss of focus, unclear vision
7.      Lack of closeness to God
How faith works - Mark 11:22-24
 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How faithworks Mark 11:22-24
1.      Have faith in God
2.      Know what is possible by hearing what God said or says  & act in corresponding obedience
3.      Speak convincingly out of your belief to a target (end result)
4.      Be certain about the target which is a “mountain” that you are clear about
5.      Issue clear, convincing and specific command  - like “remove to the sea”
6.      Do not doubt in your heart -  let your heart (conviction, not emotion) rule your head
7.      Believe your own words – hold on to what you said, in hope
8.      Persist in actions of faith in God, till your result comes through

                                     © Olanrewaju Elujoba  29th August 2010

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