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“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17)
A striking thought to observe in our opening verse is that it tells us how faith comes; it’s by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Notice it didn’t say “faith cometh by having heard the Word”; but by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” The emphasis is on “hearing,” that is, the continued bombardment of your spirit with the Word of God. That’s what produces prevailing faith, the faith that always works.
Faith always works! If it didn’t work, it wasn’t faith. For your faith to prevail all the time, you need to feed on the Word. You need to keep bombarding your spirit with the Word until it literally oozes out of your entire being! That’s how to grow prevailing faith; you have to get the Word into your system so much that you can only think, talk and live the Word!Faith, Uncategorized tagged by admin
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
The Bible tells us of Abraham, who ’’being not weak in faith, considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God’’ (Romans 4:19-20). Abraham tangibly expressed his hope by giving praise to God; he didn’t allow his physical condition to discourage him. If there’s no substance or tangible expression to your hope, then there is no faith.
Faith is the evidence–the title deed–of things not seen. A title deed is a legal document proving your right to a property; it maybe a piece of land or a house. This document authenticates your claim to the property. In the same way, the Word of God is enough to prove that you have what God has given to you. It doesn’t matter if others don’t believe you because they can’t see it; you already have the evidence and that’s what matters. Praise God!Faith, Uncategorized tagged by admin
“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).
The above statement gives us a supernatural law that works without fail and produces results. Our situations may differ, but God’s Word is just like the sun; it gives light to the one who needs it, warmth to those who require warmth, and energy to the one who requires it. You can have whatever you say – it’s a law!
Keep saying what God has said to you; it is a principle, a law set in motion that does not fail. Carry this good thought in you every single day.Uncategorized tagged by admin
“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” (James 3:5)
One of the greatest gifts that God gave to man is the power to use words. Words are the building blocks of life; they create the image of a man’s life, and the circumstances in it. Words direct the course of life for every man, and they are the power to control your future.
Also, words are spiritual elements. This means, words don’t die; they are never lost! Jesus admonishing the Pharisees said, “…every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
This shows us the value of words, and why we must consistently speak the right words – faith filled words. Only use words that are consistent with what God has said about you in His Word. Speak words of faith, love, hope, health, prosperity, success and victory always. Don’t say what you perceive with your physical senses; rather, agree with, confess, and testify of the Word!
The quality of your life on earth, your relationship with God, your relationship with others, and where you go eternally: heaven or hell, are determined by your words. Don’t take them lightly!Faith tagged by admin
“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38-39).
The Scripture shows that in the last days, there’ll be perplexity of nations, men’s hearts failing them for fear. However, we’re not of them that draw back; we believe to the end. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Jesus already overcame the world for you; He gave you victory over Satan and the negative systems and operations in the world; you’re more than a conqueror.
Your faith in Christ is the victory that overcomes the world: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Despite the challenges and adversities that you might face, don’t lose your faith. Remember, it is possible for someone to lose his faith. If it’s possible to receive faith and increase it, then it’s also possible to lose it; which is why you should be steadfast and unmovable in the faith (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Don’t cast away your confidence in the Lord or His Word. Be courageous. Stand on His Word, irrespective of the pain, difficulty, or the challenges that Satan might unleash against you. Instead, resist him; refuse to allow anything change your faith-outlook and perception on life; maintain your stand in the Word, singing your victory song.Faith, Uncategorized tagged by admin
The Bible lets us know that God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Meaning there’s no limit to what you can possess by faith! You have the capacity to contain eternity itself in your spirit. This was how Abraham became the possessor of the whole earth.
The Lord said to him in Genesis 13: 14-15, “…Lift up now thine eyes, look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever”. Abraham knew that the Lord wasn’t talking about physical lands. By faith, he saw the whole world with his spiritual eyes, and once he was able to see it, God said “it’s yours!”
Start practicing how to see and take possession from your spirit for that’s where God guides you from. He doesn’t function in the realm of the senses. With your faith, you can take businesses, corporations, cities and ultimately the whole world with the gospel. You can open the doors of every nation to the influence of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The things you see with your eyes of faith, and take possession of in the realm of the spirit become realities as you speak them forth. Remember that your spirit has the capacity to contain God. Learn to release yourself to the Holy Spirit and allow your faith soar, and the whole world will become your field of operation.Faith tagged by admin
“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee; behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Regrets of yesterday and fears of tomorrow are enemies of today’s happiness. It doesn’t matter that yesterday’s assessments of you weren’t favourable; that was yesterday, and it’s gone. God doesn’t live in your yesterday; His Name is “I AM,” not “I WAS.”
Now, focus your attention on God’s Word to you now. A life of faith is not about yesterday or tomorrow; it’s about now! Meditate on God’s truth about your personality and identity in Christ, and not on the failures of the past or the fears of tomorrow.
Today counts; so make a move to be your best today. Tomorrow only belongs to those who take a hold of today, because, today is the springboard for tomorrow.
Make the best of your today!Faith tagged by admin
“For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect” (Romans 4:14)
Some Christians have made their faith void, and the promise of God in their lives of none effect, because they don’t understand the accurate basis for their faith. Faith isn’t trusting in your works; rather, it’s a response to God’s Word.
For example, there’re those who think that the reason they ought to be living in divine health, or have excellent finances is because of certain things they’ve been “doing” right; but that’s wrong. That’ll mean trusting in your works. The accurate basis for faith is God’s Word which reveals to us what Christ came to do. That’s what should form the basis for your believing and confession. 2 Corinthians 4:13 says “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”
So, it starts with believing – believing the Word. Then you ought to speak on the basis of your believing. Be conscious of who and what He’s made you. And declare these beautiful realities about yourself, because “…he hath said… so that we may boldly say…” (Hebrews 13:5-6).
This is the principle of making that which He already consummated real in your life.Faith tagged by admin
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:19-20).
Many people mistake believing for faith; but believing is not faith, and faith is not believing. When you receive God’s Word into your heart and believe what it says, that’s just the first step; there must be corresponding action to your believing.
Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” So, when you heard the Gospel and were convinced in your heart to believe Jesus died for you, you were made right with God. But that didn’t suffice for your salvation; there had to be the corresponding action of confessing the Lordship of Jesus over your life! It was that confession that catapulted you into salvation. Hallelujah!
This principle is the same for every other aspect of your life as a Christian. You must not stop at merely believing what the Word says; you also must act on the Word. Faith leaps on the Word; it believes the Word and acts accordingly. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” (James 2:17)Faith tagged by admin
“So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead)” (James 2:17 AMP).
Faith doesn’t ask “how?” “How do I get the money?” “How can I say I’m healed when I’m still in pain?” These are questions and responses borne out of unbelief. Faith responds only to the Word! Faith is doing what God tells you to do without asking Him how. So when He says, “You have everything you need for that project you’re working on”, your faith-response should be “Thank you Lord Jesus! I have everything I need.”
The Scriptures show us examples of men and women who leapt on the truth of God’s Word and received their desired miracle. For example, Luke 7 details the story of the Roman centurion whose servant was at the point of death. When he heard that Jesus was on His way to heal his servant, he sent a message to the Master saying, “You don’t need to come here Lord! Just say the Word and my servant will be healed.” That was a remarkable faith-response that got the Master’s attention, and the Bible says He marvelled at the centurion’s great faith.
Understand that faith is active and not passive; it’s the response of your spirit to the Word of God. In other words, faith depends on the Word as basis and assurance for action!