23 Feb 2013 Service – Kong Hee
28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” Jn 6:28-29
The work you have to do is to believe! Because on the cross, Jesus has already done everything for us!
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 Jn 1:7
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isa 53:5
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal 3:13-14
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Cor 5:21
Just believe.. Just believe. God doesn’t need our help! If there’s anything we can do, it is to grow our faith and trust, to believe !
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph2:8-9
29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” Jn 6:29
So what do we believe for?
1) Believe in the great love of the Father
3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 Jn 3:1[NIV]
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 Jn 4:16-18
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Rom 8:38-39
2) Believe in the blood of Jesus
The blood of jesus is liquid love that flows from the very heart of God. Mark Hankins
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed Rom3:25 -remission!
God will not remember your sins! Stop being sin-conscious!
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins. Isa 43:25
“The Holy Spirit never brings condemnation. He always reveals the blood of christ. He is the lifting power of the church.” -Smith wigglesworth
Faith propels us into the realm of God!
22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight Col1:22
3) Believe in the name of Jesus
We are commanded to believe the name
23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.1 Jn 3:23
Those who believe in my name shall..
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mk 16:17-18
4) Believe in the lordship of Christ
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:9
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ!
14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Rom13:14
If He’s not your Lord of all, He’s not your lord at all.
5) Believe there is nothing impossible to God
23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mk 9:23
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.”