WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Unshakable Faith

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WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Undeniable Faith Part 2

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Dr. Jerry Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Undeniable Faith

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Dr. Jerry Jerry Miah Williams Gospel preaching and teaching of the Word of God for your encouragement, edification, and inspiration.

A letter to White Evangelicals from Pastor John Pavlovitz

A letter to White Evangelicals from Pastor John Pavlovitz . . . From Christian pastor John Pavlovitz:

“Dear White Evangelicals,

I need to tell you something: People have had it with you. They’re done. They want nothing to do with you any longer, and here’s why: They see your hypocrisy, your inconsistency, your incredibly selective mercy, and your thinly veiled supremacy.

For eight years they watched you relentlessly demonize a black President; a man faithfully married for 26 years; a doting father and husband without a hint of moral scandal or the slightest whiff of infidelity. They watched you deny his personal faith convictions, argue his birthplace, and assail his character—all without cause or evidence.

They saw you brandish Scriptures to malign him and use the laziest of racial stereotypes in criticizing him. And through it all, White Evangelicals—you never once suggested that God placed him where he was, you never publicly offered prayers for him and his family, you never welcomed him to your Christian Universities, you never gave him the benefit of the doubt in any instance, you never spoke of offering him forgiveness or mercy, your evangelists never publicly thanked God for his leadership, your pastors never took to the pulpit to offer solidarity with him, you never made any effort to affirm his humanity or show the love of Jesus to him in any quantifiable measure. You violently opposed him at every single turn—without offering a single ounce of the grace you claim as the heart of your faith tradition.

You jettisoned Jesus as you dispensed damnation on him. And yet you give carte blanche to a white Republican man so riddled with depravity, so littered with extramarital affairs, so unapologetically vile, with such a vast resume of moral filth—that the mind boggles. And the change in you is unmistakable. It has been an astonishing conversion to behold: a being born again. With him, you suddenly find religion. With him, you’re now willing to offer full absolution. With him, all is forgiven without repentance or admission. With him you’re suddenly able to see some invisible, deeply buried heart. With him, sin has become unimportant, compassion no longer a requirement. With him, you see only Providence. And White Evangelicals, all those people who have had it with you—they see it all clearly.

They recognize the toxic source of your inconsistency. They see that pigmentation and party are your sole deities. They see that you aren’t interested in perpetuating the love of God or emulating the heart of Jesus. They see that you aren’t burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, female, or poor neighbors as yourself. They see that all you’re really interested in doing, is making a God in your own ivory image and demanding that the world bow down to it. They recognize this all about white, Republican Jesus—not dark-skinned Jesus of Nazareth.

And I know you don’t realize it, but you’re digging your own grave in these days; the grave of your very faith tradition.

Your willingness to align yourself with cruelty is a costly marriage. Yes, you’ve gained a Supreme Court seat, a few months with the Presidency as a mouthpiece, and the cheap high of temporary power—but you’ve lost a whole lot more. You’ve lost an audience with millions of wise, decent, good-hearted, faithful people with eyes to see this ugliness. You’ve lost any moral high ground or spiritual authority with a generation.

You’ve lost any semblance of Christlikeness. You’ve lost the plot. And most of all you’ve lost your soul. I know it’s likely you’ll dismiss these words. The fact that you’ve even made your bed with such malevolence, shows how far gone you are and how insulated you are from the reality in front of you. But I had to at least try to reach you. It’s what Jesus would do.”

John Pavlovitz

This Mountain

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:22-23 NJKV

The God kind of faith is strong belief to be able to accomplish things that appear most difficult by speaking words of faith. Jesus referred to those most difficult things as “this mountain.” This mountain literally was the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1), but for those who believe, figuratively, this mountain could be any challenge, a masive problem, or some difficulty that appears impossible.

So, how does the “God kind of faith” work? Jesus was clear in with what explained to His disciples. He told them, “If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:23 NIV). Say it; don’t doubt it; believe and receive it. Faith is always expressed in words, and faith must be released by the words in your mouth.

Both Moses and the Apostle Paul taught that when you are faced with “this mountain”, the answer would always be within your reach through the words that you speak. The answer would not be up in heaven or beyond the sea, but “the word of faith is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart” (Deut. 30:14; Rom. 10:8-10). For example, with words of faith you confess salvation, healing and deliverance, etc. And, when you confess any aspect of salvation, you are confirming a heart-felt conviction of truth. Thus, the same is true when speaking to “this mountain.”

You must understand the power of words—words have immeasurable power! There are at least three things that words do to you and for you (Prov. 6:2)—(1) Words locate you; (2) Words fix the landmarks of your life; and, (3) Words affect your spirit (negatively or positively). So make a decision to speak to “this mountain” and “hold fast to your confession” (Heb. 4:14). Say to “this mountain” the same thing that God has said and promised in His Word (Heb. 3:1). Speak and don’t be moved by time. Just fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim. 6:12).

Speak to “this mountain.” Say it; don’t doubt it; believe and receive it. You will never realize beyond that which you say, and you will never have beyond your words.

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Faith In the Fire Part 2

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Don’t Open the Door

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:22-23 NKJV

“Have faith in God”—literally means, have the faith of God; have the faith that God gives. The God kind of faith is: to say it, don’t doubt it, believe and receive it. What’s important here is to have faith in God—not in the devil. Some people have more faith in the devil than they do in God. Your faith is evidenced by what you say, because that’s what you believe in your heart (Matt. 12:34). If you speak the truth of God, you will experience the goodness of God; if you speak the lies of the devil, you will also, but disappointedly, have what you say. So, don’t open the door!

How do you open the door to the devil? The devil is your arch enemy and chief adversary. You open the door to him by the words that come out of your mouth (Prov. 21:23). For example, giving credit to the devil for every ill and problem that occurs in your life—saying things like “the devil this and the devil did that.” You must stop bragging on, and giving glory to the devil. Don’t give him a foothold and an opportunity to devour you (Eph. 4:27; 1 Peter 5:8).

Jesus taught that the devil is a murderer and a liar (John 8:44), and that he is defeated (Rev. 12:10; Col. 2:15). So, don’t open the door to lies and destruction. Be careful. You’ll have whatever you say. Furthermore, you are commanded to submit your life unto God and resist the devil and he will flee from you (Jas. 4:7). If God be for you, who can be against you? (Rom. 8:31).

You are of God and from God, and through faith, have overcome the principalities and powers of the devil; “because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Let the words of your mouth confess that you have overcome the devil. Don’t open the door by believing and saying the lies of the devil.  Shut the door because you’ll have what you say!

WORD POWER with Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Faith In the Fire

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Stinking Thinking

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:22-23 NKJV

There is power in words, and words are the fruit of one’s thinking. Jesus taught His disciples this principle of truth: if you say it, and don’t doubt it, but believe it, you will receive it. What you say is what you’ll experience. If our thinking stinks with the odor of negative thoughts, we’ll have the negative things of whatsoever we think, believe, and speak—you’ll have what you say.

Man is naturally programmed and conditioned for the negative. Could this be part of the reason why the apostle Paul told the Philippian Christians to “[l]et this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”? (Phil. 2:5). The thoughts of one’s mind will determine the words he or she will say. Proverbs 6:2 tells us that we are snared (entrapped) with the words of our mouth, and we are taken (taken) by the words of our mouth; thus, death and life-related experiences are programmed in us until the mind is renewed (Prov. 18:21). We must guard our guard and tongue (Prov. 21:23); but to do so requires, first, guarding our thoughts and beliefs. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matt. 12:34).

Stinking thinking is ungodly thoughts of doubt, fear, and unbelief. If we think in line with the Word of God, we will believe in line with the Word; and, if we believe in line with the Word, we’ll speak in line with the Word. We must avoid saying negative things such as: “I’m broke; I’m sick; I’m coming down with something; I’m catching a cold; You make me sick; My feet are killing me; I’m scared to death, etc.”

We must captivate the negative thoughts and words, and void them in Jesus name. We must imprison them and “throw away the key” (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Pull out your figurative “VOID rubber stamp” and void the negative thoughts and words in Jesus name. Circumvent stinking thinking from cultivating in your heart. Void the thought and speak the Word according to Philippians 4:8.

Prophetic Power

Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again” . . . 20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” 22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.  23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:12-14, 20-23 NKJV

Jesus demonstrated and taught His disciples the principle of prophetic power. When faced with a mountain (figurative)—a challenge, some difficulty, or what seems to be an impossible situation; if you have faith in God, then God can do anything, according to the spirit of faith. “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” (Ps. 116:10; 2 Cor. 4:13).  The spirit of faith is prophetic power.

Jesus operated with words of prophetic power, teaching His disciples the mechanics of navigating the spirit of faith and exercising prophetic power: say it, don’t doubt it, believe it and receive it, and you shall have whatsoever you say (Mark 11:23). The spirit of faith can be exercised with both positive and negative words. Jesus used negative words to curse the barren fig tree (Mark 11:14).

You can bless or curse with the words you speak (prophesy). You can also save your life and lose your life by what you say, i.e., by your own prophetic power (Prov. 18:21). Your words spoken will prophesy grace, favor, and righteousness or prophesy guilt, condemnation, and judgment against you (Matt. 12:37).

So, watch your mouth! You have immense power; you will have what you say (prophesy). There are consequences, outcomes, and results as the direct fruit of the words we prophesy. Words are never lost spoken in the atmosphere. Remember the prophet Samuel—as he grew, “the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground” (1 Sam. 3:19). Nor will the Lord allow your words to fall to the ground. Again, watch your mouth. “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles” (Prov. 21:23).