For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Mark 9:23 – Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
We should set no limits on God’s power.
“If you’re a believer your job is to believe.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Abraham simply believed what God said.
Start Believing When God Starts to Speak (v17)
When God told Abraham He had made him the father of many nations, Abraham believed Him.
God calls things that do not exist as though they did.
“What has God declared about you that you need to go ahead and start believing?” – Pastor Billy Johnson
God calls you righteous if you are a believer even though you may not see it.
Continue Believing in the Face of Adverse Circumstances (v18)
Abram was 75 years old when God told him he was have a son, Abraham believed anyway.
Don’t consider the circumstances.
Verse 19: And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
The word in Abraham was bigger than the circumstances surrounding him.
Do Not Waver
Verse 20: He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.
“Sometimes we have to give our own praise party.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Keep Believing Until You Are Fully Convinced of God’s Ability
Verse 21: and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
Abraham was completely certain that God was able. Abraham knew that God had the strength, the power, and the capacity to do what He said He was going to do.
“Begin looking back over your life and see what God has done.” Pastor Billy Johnson