Thursday, January 22, 2015

Trust in God - Radio Broadcast with Sermon Notes

Sermon notes:
Trust In God
This is a message for everyone.  I pray that this message will make us analyze ourselves in terms of trusting God and will empower us to “trust” in the Lord.

Definition of the Word “Trust”
The definition of the word trust is reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or a thing.  It also implies instinctive unquestioning belief and reliance upon someone or something.

When I say I trust in God, it means that I rely upon his integrity that means He is true to His word, He is faithful, He is upright, he is able to accomplish what He has said.  He is strong, He is steady and unchanging.  I believe Him without an atom of doubt.

What is actually meant by Trusting God?
Trusting His Word = Trusting God
First of all, we need to believe Bible is God’s Word.  That forms the foundation of trusting God.  You and I cannot trust God without having trust in the Word of God given to us in the form of Bible.
Bible is written by chosen people of God inspired by the Holy Spirit.  It is proven.  Psalm 12:6 “The Words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”
Also God’s Word is incorruptible and imperishable.  Lord Jesus says in Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” In other words, my Words are eternal and imperishable.
Psalm 33: 4- 6
4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.

Psalm 138: I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

God has magnified his promise, and his faithfulness to it, above all His other revealed attributes.  Therefore, we cannot trust God without trusting His Word.  He and His word are inseparable.   John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  Therefore, it is established that we cannot trust God without having trust in His Word.

Why should we have to trust in God?

Proverbs 28:25 says “but he who puts his trust in the Lord shall be enriched and blessed.” Amplified / He who trusts in the Lord shall prosper.

Psalm 84:12
O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or misgiving]!

Proverbs 16:20
He who deals wisely and heeds [God’s] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord—happy, blessed, and fortunate is he.

Isaiah 26
3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.

Trust in the Lord for one’s own prosperity, enrichment, and blessedness, happiness, Peace, security, stability, safety, and or promotion and elevation.

What are the challenges in trusting God?
We will be tempted to trust in ourselves, trust in Man, trust in riches, trust in flesh – the behaviors or the outputs independent of the Fruits of the Spirit, trusting in worldly wisdom, and trusting in education, wealth, influence, power, and the like

Temptation to trust in self:
Proverbs 28:26
He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered

Temptation to trust man:
Psalm 118
8 It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Psalm 62:
9 Men of low degree [in the social scale] are emptiness (futility, a breath) and men of high degree [in the same scale] are a lie and a delusion. In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

Temptation to trust in carnal behaviors and wealth and walk independently of the Holy Spirit:
10 Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

What are the symptoms of Trusting God?
You will be at peace, at rest in God.  You are not perturbed.  You have full confidence that God is in control.  You are flowing with the Spirit of God.

Some of the Confessions of Trust:
Psalm 62
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved.
5 My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.
6 He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.
7 With God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God!

Psalm 91: 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

Isaiah 12:2
Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.

8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower).

Psalm 56
4 By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?

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Written By: Shanta Daniel
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