Following our Wednesday evening service a dear precious gentleman offered to help me with some spray painting of one of the walls of our building. Trying to bring things up to a level of excellence in about an hour and a half we had a 4ft wide by 70 foot long hall way looking totally different than it had looked in a very long time. This morning as I sat down at my computer to type my thoughts for the morning, I noticed that I had spots of paint still on me. Evidence, if you please of the work that had been done the evening before. When I came home before retiring for bed last night I had washed my hands good to remove any paint, but in the light of the office in our home showed a few spots I missed. If someone were to examine me this morning they could see that I had been involved with painting.
Whenever a crime occurs law enforcement look for evidence. Clues, if you will that will hopefully lead them to the culprit. When a teacher gives a test to their student’s evidence will follow shortly whether or not his or her students have prepared themselves. Headlines from around the world are screaming for evidence that Bin Laden is dead. We claim we have the right to verify for ourselves. While shopping at Office Depot yesterday afternoon a young man gave evidence by his speech that he was not from our country. While living in another state for the past ten years, my wife who has a beautiful southern accent was often asked where she was from. Her sound gave evidence that she was not from those parts.
It is often called the Hall of Faith. A listing of various heroes from the word of God who had evidence that faith was operating through their life. The first verse of the 11th chapter of Hebrews reads like this, “Now faith is the substance of things hope,the EVIDENCE(my caps) of thingsnot seen”. Just like my hands give evidence today that I have been involved with some sort of painting, my faith, when operated in a right fashion according to God’s word will always be followed by evidence.
Three young men who were captives in a foreign country were given a second chance to obey the command to bow before an image. If they refused, a fiery furnace would be their demise. Before long, having been thrown into the fire, they stood once again in the presence of the king to give evidence of their faith.
As I type I sense a strong feeling that someone, somewhere is facing a tremendous mountain in your pathway. The enemy would love nothing more than to get you sidetracked off the goal in your life that the Holy Spirit has laid out for you. You are struggling internally with some issues that you honestly thought you had had a grip on. It is the devil’s trick. It is his lie. He knows your faith is a threat to his kingdom. I have a word for you today off the presses of Heaven downloaded into my spirit man. It is Jesus Himself that is speaking to your heart. Here is what He says, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be 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”. (Mark 11:23 KJV)
Start immediately to begin to speak to your mountain. It does not matter how long it has stood in front of you. It took American forces ten years to find Bin Laden. It may take you a while, but if you will not give up, give in, or give out evidence will follow. You do have faith if you are a believer. Operate in it today. Let the evidence show. Just like the spots on my hands show I have been involved with antique white paint, results to your speech will prove that your faith is alive and well!!!!!!!