Atmosphere of Faith
Sep 27, 2020
Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!
Jesus has a priority of transforming our lives daily as we die daily to the works and the desires of the flesh.
How is Jesus shaping you? What is he calling for you to put to death in your life? What do you need to die to in order to come alive to all God has created you for?
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Creating an Atmosphere of faith starts with the position of our hearts and what we are setting our minds on.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help shape your hope and expectations.
The word of God tells us that the Lord will do exceedingly and abundantly beyond all your can ask or imagine! (Eph. 3:20).
Fun Facts about the Gospel of Mark:
1. It is the earliest gospel written
2. Author is John Mark, a disciple of the Apostle Peter
3. Written for a non-Jewish audience
4. Has more miracles recorded than any other gospel. 21 to be exact
5. Has an emphasis on the urgency of Jesus' mission
Several days later, Jesus returned to Capernaum, and the news quickly spread that he was back in town. Soon there were so many people crowded inside the house to hear him that there was no more room, even outside the door. While Jesus was preaching the word of God, four men arrived, carrying a paralyzed man. But when they realized that they couldn’t even get near him because of the crowd, they went up on top of the house and tore away the roof above Jesus’ head. And when they had broken through, they lowered the paralyzed man on a stretcher right down in front of him! When Jesus saw the extent of their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “My son, your sins are now forgiven.” This offended some of the religious scholars who were present, and they reasoned among themselves, “Who does he think he is to speak this way? This is blasphemy for sure! Only God himself can forgive sins!” Jesus supernaturally perceived their thoughts and said to them, “Why are you being so skeptical? Which is easier, to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are now forgiven,’ or, ‘Stand up and walk!’? But to convince you that the Son of Man has been given authority to forgive sins, I say to this man, ‘Stand up, pick up your stretcher, and walk home.’ ” Immediately the man sprang to his feet in front of everyone and left for home. When the crowds witnessed this miracle, they were awestruck. They shouted praises to God and said, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!”
Our perceived need is and what we actually need might be two different things.
What drives us to Jesus isn't always what we need when we get there. As we enter God's presence He will shift our priorities and thinking heavenward.
The Salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ is for our whole being. The forgiveness of sins and the restoration of our bodies.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Faith that shifts an atmosphere believes for God’s original intention for ourselves and those around us.