Message for May 20, 2012

“Dare to Believe” is the challenge we all face.  Do I believe what the Word says about my circumstances? Many people read about healing, prosperity, favor, wisdom, and all the other promises.  It is another thing to stand on them in face of the adversary.  I want to share three definitions of the word, dare.

1.  “have courage for something” It takes courage to believe the Word.  Sometimes those around you do not believe and really do not think you can believe.  You can’t find courage to stand on the Word in your own strength.  God gives us the promise and when we trust Him, He gives us the courage to stand.  Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

2.  “have audacity to do something”  This means to have the courage to do something that angers or outrages somebody.  Anytime you begin to believe God, the devil gets mad.  John 10:10 “The thief (the devil) comes but to steal, kill, and destroy,” but you resist him with the Word and he will flee from you (James 4:7).  

3.  “challenge someone”  When you dare someone to do something, you challenge them.  We dare you to believe the Word.  It will change your circumstances.

*”No matter that the doubters tell you; no matter what the devil says; no matter what anybody, anybody else does.  You just keep trusting Jesus; you’ll see and it won’t be long, that God is right and the doubters are wrong!’ 

“Oh, I dare to believe that miracles happen.  That mountains still move and demons still flee.  For the God that we serve,He is much more than able.  So don’t be afraid, just stand up and say, “I dare to believe!”  *Ray Boltz

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