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Word Power with Dr. Jerry Williams – When You Don’t Know Words to Pray

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

Sow a Seed Reap a Harvest

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:7-9 NKJV

There are times in life when it seems like nothing is happening in fulfillment of what God said. During these difficult times you begin to wonder, what’s the use? Perhaps you said to yourself or to others, “I’ve tried to be faithful. I’ve done all that I know to do: I’ve been praying, faithfully attending church, and regularly tithing. I’ve been doing everything that I thought I should do but nothing seems to be happening, so what should I do?”   Keep sowing your seed!

Don’t give in to deception because God is not mocked. Resist discouragement and weariness because you will surely reap a harvest in due season, if you don’t lose heart (Text). There are three unchangeable things about God: (1) God doesn’t lie (Num. 23:19), (2) God doesn’t change His mind (2), and God cannot be mocked (Gal. 6:7). What God has promised to you is true; and, what God has spoken concerning you shall come to pass—not in your time (Chronos) but in His time (Kairos)—at the set time; at the proper time and season.

Cast your seed in the ground of your heart and leave it there and your harvest will come (Mark 4:26-29).  Never uproot your seed. Something secretly and powerfully is happening inside the seed. Life is in the seed, not the soil. E.g., when the seed of God’s Word is planted in your heart, you receive new life, for it is God who creates that life and watches over His Word to perform it (Jer. 1:12). Sow a seed and reap a harvest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORD POWER With Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – When All Else Fails

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

Fireproof Faith

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18 NKJV

1 Peter 4:12 says, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” Why? Hopefully because of your faith in the power of God, His promise, and His character and integrity as Sovereign God—you are fireproof. To be fireproof is to be able to withstand great heat or fire; it is to be resistant to destruction by fire. Fiery trials in your life may not be literal fiery furnaces, but it can feel that way in crumbling marriage, imminent financial ruin, having an incurable sickness, etc.

A fireproof safe is designed to resist extreme heat and flames to protect the contents, per the fire-resistance specifications. God has designed us—not to resist the heat and fire—but to endure the fiery trial. Our best example of this is Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego and their fiery furnace ordeal. They displayed the following characteristics of fireproof faith:

(1) Boldness (Dan. 3:18, 19). They didn’t just “talk the talk”; they walked the walk. Their faith had bold corresponding actions (Jas. 2:26); (2) Fearless (Dan. 3:20, 21). They didn’t resist or try to escape the trial, no matter how fiery the furnace may have been. They allowed patience to work in the trying of their faith (Jas. 1:2-4); (3) Relentless (Dan. 3:22). They were determined, unyielding, and unswerving trusting in God‘s deliverance notwithstanding the threat. They confirmed that the righteous is delivered from trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead (Prov.11:8); (4) Humility (Dan. 3: 23). No matter what, they fell down on “bended knees” in a show of humility and prayer, believing for God’s deliverance (1 Peter 5:6-7; Ps. 34:7-8); and, (5) they showed that fireproof faith seeks to please the God at all times; as a result, they were delivered by the Angel of the Lord (Jesus) and regained their favor with the wicked king (Prov. 16:7).

Beloved, you too have fireproof faith, and in this you can greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you may have been grieved by various fiery trials; but know this—that the testing of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:6-7).

 

WORD POWER With Dr. Jerry Miah Willliams – Perfect Prayer

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

But if Not

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18 NKJV

Can you imagine being in a situation where you are under life-threatening pressure to deny God and His Word? What would you do? Would you cave? Would you compromise? Would you coward?  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego (the three Hebrew boys) chose to be faithful to God, no matter what happened. They trusted in God to deliver them, and they were determined to be faithful regardless of the consequences.

Yes, God has the power to deliver and could and did deliver them, and God can deliver you in any situation, too. But if not, will you continue to trust Him? Think about it. If God automatically delivered those who were true to Him, Christians wouldn’t need faith “in the fire”—facing some fiery trial. Faith in God is not a “fiery trial” insurance policy. We should be faithful to serve God and stand on His Word whether He intervenes on our behalf or not. But if not, our eternal reward in heaven is worth any suffering we may endure, here on earth.

Although the three Hebrews boys boldly told king Nebuchadnezzar that they had no need to answer him in the matter (Dan. 3:16), the king gave them a chance to change their minds; but they did not. They continued to believe in the power of God and in the promise of God to deliver them; but if not, i.e., if God chose not to intervene, their resolve remained unchanged. Under these same set of circumstances, would your faith be unshakable and undeniable? Or, would you have faith to say, “But if not.”

“But if not” expresses strong faith in the character and integrity of God, and His sovereignty. Remember God said, “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him” (Isa. 43:7). Every thing that happens or don’t happen in the life of one who believes in God is according to His eternal purpose—good and adversity. Job, through all of his suffering understood “but if not” (Job 2:9-10; 13:15; 19:25-26). David in the 23rd Psalm knew that “but if not” was about faith over fear (Ps. 23:4), and Jesus also emphasized the importance of faith in the face of fear (Matt. 10:28, 32, 33). “But if not” as displayed by the three Hebrew boys demonstrated that “but if not” is about boldness in the faith (Prov. 28:1).

Bottom line: “but if not” recognizes that God’s glory is greater than your story. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego’s “but if not” experience in the fiery burning furnace was, not so much, about their story, or their experience; but rather, their victory was all about God’s glory. “But if not” continues to trust in God!

 

 

 

Word Power With Dr. jerry Miah Willliams – Buy the Truth, Not Religion

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

Undeniable Faith

Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?” 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:14-18 NKJV

Undeniable faith “in the fire” is plainly visible and unquestionably true faith. It isn’t foolish or presumptuous; it doesn’t resist the fire, it falls down in the fire in humility and faith in God (Jas. 1:2-4; 1 Peter 5:5-6). If you don’t deny your faith in God, He won’t deny you when “in the fire.” And, remember, God doesn’t deliver you from the fire; He delivers you in the fire. Thank God, there can be victory in the fire where there is undeniable faith!

The first commandment written by the finger of God was: “Thou shall have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3). God was saying, “don’t ever let any other “god” get between your face and my face; never place a less powerful being between me and you. Even if you find yourself facing some extremely painful and unbearable situation,  a hard test or trial, or even threaten with a “burning fiery furnace” experience, don’t serve that god, nor bow down to worship it. Never ever deny your faith.

As demonstrated by Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, undeniable faith is strong faith—faith so strong—in God that is incapable of being contradicted, denied or disputed; faith that is incontestable and unquestionable, even in the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Some of the characteristics of undeniable faith, which can be plainly seen, are that your faith is unshakable, bold, and fearless; and, you don’t try to figure things out or explain it away; you don’t compromise; and, you abide in constant unswerving faith.

The three Hebrews, mentioned above, abided in three levels of undeniable faith. First, faith in the power of God when they said to the king, “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; second,  they expressed faith in the promise of God saying, “He will deliver us from your hand, O king; and, thirdly, they intimated faith in the character of God saying, “But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image . . .” (Dan. 3:16-18). Undeniable faith manifested for them a complete deliverance, without hurt or harm, from the burning fiery furnace (Dan. 3:26-27).

 

Word Power With Dr. Jerry Miah Williams – Spiritual Awareness 2.0

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Word Power With Dr. jerry Miah Williams – Spiritual Awareness

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