Faith, Obedience, and Blessings

Praise God for answered prayers. Here is a testimony from the Lord
(and a great lesson) – Faith, Obedience, and Blessings. I pray this
blesses you –

Around 2mo ago, the engine in my car started to make a loud humming noise.
After checking it out further, it sounded like the alternator in my
car. I prayed a prayer of Faith over my engine. I think it was the same
day (or the day after) of my prayer that I was driving my car with a
friend. I decided to pull into Advanced Auto Parts store to have them
check out the alternator. As I pulled into the parking lot, I heard the
Spirit say “You don’t trust me?” Originally, I prayed a prayer of faith,
but disbelief, worry, etc. settled in and choked out His promises. O ye
of little faith Joseph –

Luke 8:11-15 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side
are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out
of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the
rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy;
and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of
temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which,
when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and
pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But
that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


I turned around in the parking lot of the auto parts store, and I left
without having them check it. I had Faith that He will do as He
promises, and the evil one came in to steal the Word of God out of my
heart. I almost gave in. I praise God for our Helper who guided me with a
little unction. With that unction, I took an action of obedience in
faith and trust.


Over the last few weeks, the “noise” kept getting worse. This is the cool
part. I could only hear it when I stopped the car and had my windows
opened. So, whenever I stopped at a stop light, I would put the radio
on, roll up the windows, sing praise to God, and/or I would just speak
over the noise with something like this: “Noise, I know you’re trying to
deceive me into thinking that God won’t help me. But my car is still
running! I cast you out in the name of Jesus! Stand behind me noise! My
Lord has got this!”, then with thanksgiving, “Lord, thank you for fixing
my car. The evil one is trying to deceive me with this noise but you
have proven to me that the car is fixed because it is still running
weeks later! Thank you Lord!” Amen. Praise and Glory to God. I remained
in my faith, trust, and obedience.


Ha, God is good. My faith and obedience was strengthened because I believed
in the fact that the car was fixed, and it was evident because the car
continued to run (Set the mind on things above, not below). This
continued for approximately 3 weeks. During this 3 weeks, the noise
continued to get louder, and louder each day, but I continued and
patiently endured by praising and thanking God for fixing my car. I
believed that it was finished in the heavenly realm.


A few days ago, the noise started to get very loud. The thief came in
again to steal the seed, but I stood against it. During this test, I
used my intellect: The car has been running for 3 weeks since the noise
started. It is fixed and running. Thus, I had no reason to doubt. My
faith was increased by looking through the eyes of the Spirit and
believing that He has fixed my car, but the evil one was trying to
deceive me. I looked beyond the “noise” and paid attention to the
reality of the situation – the car is still running. Praise God, I kept
on in my obedience and trust. I also spoke against the “noise” of
deception and distraction. I would say “Stand behind me noise! You are
trying to deceive me! You are fixed in the heavenly realm. Thank you
Lord for fixing my car!”


Yesterday, I had to make a drive to Detroit, which is approximately a 1.5 hour
drive on the highway. Again, the enemy started to come in, but my Faith
has been growing. I jumped in the car with very little doubt, and almost
no worry/anxiousness (an act of obedience and trust). I headed towards
Detroit with praise and thanks on my lips for the car being fixed. Yes, I
had passing thoughts that tried to steal my faith, but I would pass
over those thoughts, thanking God. The enemy’s darts said, “Will you
make it? How will you get home if you break down? Who will you call?” I
laughed, and quenched the fiery darts with the shield of faith. When I
arrived in Detroit, I said “Thank you Lord for fixing my car.”


I spent the day visiting with family. As I was leaving Detroit, my uncle
was walking me out to my car and asked, “How is the car running?” Me:
“Well, it’s making a noise in the engine, but God’s blessing me so far.
It’s still running. It’s all good. He is fixing it.” My uncle leaned
over to hear as I used the remote-start to start it.. no noise. Praise
God – Blessings.

James 1:21-25 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive
with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But
be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own
selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like
unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth
himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of
man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and
continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.


There ya have it, another blessed testimony from the Lord. A blessings after
obedience, faith and trust – just as He promises and is faithful. His
word does not lie. Faith, Obedience = Blessings. Keep it Simple Servant.


If this is a blessing to you, please share with others as the Spirit leads. Let the grace of God flow for His Kingdom’s sake.

In love,

joseph

 

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  1. Thank you for that encouragement ..I also experienced some car problem over the weekend and was in a different town 400km away from home and on the trip we were visiting alot of places…The car started giving us problems was having trouble starting..the gaze would just drop when you start the car..but i just believed GOD and said a little prayer and the vehicle would start…that continued everytime we made a stop over and i would just say GOD start this car………

    • schmitage says:

      you and I did not ask in greed or from the flesh “God, I need a new car.” We were basic..asking for a real need, and not a fleshly one. A simple “fix this noise” or “let this car start” was sufficient. ๐Ÿ™‚ My car is still running just fine to this day.. months later. Praise the Lord God Almighty

      Joseph
      Serious Things

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