This message is presented by Amos Johnson Jr, PhD. He is the Founder & Pastor of Church for Entrepreneurs. God has given him a calling to help Christian Entrepreneurs succeed at their calling. He believes a fulfilled life comes from clearly knowing what God has called you to do and doing it.
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Message summary & scripture references
So you heard how God told such and such to give away (fill in the blank), and a few weeks later God blessed them with a brand new (fill in the blank). Then you tried it for yourself and got nothing in return. In fact, you ended up in a worse situation than before. Is God playing favorites? No. Listen to today’s podcast to learn why imitating the successful steps of another believer is a recipe for failure.
Acts 19:11-16 NIV
 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”
 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?”
 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
James 2:26 KJV
 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
2 Timothy 3:5 KJV
 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Luke 17:12-14 KJV
 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
Matthew 8:2-3 KJV
 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
John 21:21-22 KJV
 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
2 Kings 5:10-11,13-14 KJV
 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it ? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
- Have Faith in God
- Jesus had to use Faith to achieve His calling
- Faith brings the promises of God to the present
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