Faith Assembly
Faith Assembly | Wednesday Service
Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, FL. Notes for Wednesday Service April 19, 2017. With Senior Pastor Carl Stephens.
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  • Faith Assembly in Orlando
    9307 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32825, United States
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
First “Let us” passage: fear. This is a recurrent theme. There is a real danger of missing what God offers us.

Verse 1 is also the first occurrence of promise.

Faith is the catalyst needed to make God’s Word effective in our lives.
“Believed” here is past tense; “enter” is present. Our believing must be a settled decision.
God invites us to share His rest. This is a distinctive mark of God’s people.
“Disobedience” (Greek: apeitheia)—literally not allowing oneself to be persuaded. Refusing or withholding belief. This centers in the will, not in the intellect.
Man’s failure and Satan’s activity can delay the outworking of God’s purpose, but never stop it.
“Do not harden your hearts.”
Slow to perceive, foolish, stupid, slow of understanding
The generation under Moses never entered the promised land at all.The generation under Joshua entered the land, but did not fully obey the Lord’s commands, and so did not enjoy full possession or permanent rest.
Key to entering rest: Resting from our own works
· No longer doing our own will.
· No longer doing God’s will in our own strength.

Second “Let us” passage: be diligent/make every effort. It takes effort to enter rest.
The following are main requirements for entering our rest:
· Being attentive to hear God’s voice.
· Resting from our own works.
· Committing ourselves to do the work God has appointed for us.
· Relying on God’s supernatural grace and power, not on our own ability.
· Setting right priorities—the eternal before the temporal. Matthew 6:33
· Maintaining a bold confession of our faith and hope. Hebrews 10:23
· Eliminating any residual “Canaanite” i.e. demonic activity. Joshua 23:12-13

God’s Word penetrates to every area of our being, spiritual and physical. If we regularly expose ourselves to it, it will lay bare any undetected areas of unbelief or disobedience.

Hebrews 4:13—“laid bare” or naked before God.

-Either your Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from your Bible.
First passage of our confident access to God.
Third “Let us” passage: hold fast our confession.
Jesus, as our High Priest, occupies the place of highest authority in the universe; but it takes our confession to activate His ministry on our behalf.
Fourth “Let us” passage: draw near with confidence to the throne of grace.
Grace—we do not have to earn, only to believe.

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