THE POWER OF FAITH
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Faith is an asset of inestimable value. Faith is the currency we use to transport God’s provision from the spiritual to the physical. It is a display of confidence in God and His Word until your desired result is obtained. It does not shake irrespective of what is happening. The winning faith is a powerful faith.
Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath recompense of reward. Hebrews 10:35.
Faith is being fully persuaded of the truth which is the word of God: the prevailing circumstance notwithstanding until truth prevails.
As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4: 17-21.
Faith is putting Gods word to work, which commits Him to perform whatever He has said. Faith makes you see God as equal to the task you have placed before Him. God is no man that he should lie: neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19.
Faith drew on the omnipotence of God.
Vision will not work without faith. There is no vision that can become a reality if faith is not intact.
Grace made Jesus available and faith made Him accessible. But the just shall live by faith. Habakkuk. 2:4,
Nothing can be accomplished without faith. But with faith, it is impossible to please him: for him that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrew 11:6.
It brings the future into the now. Faith brings hope into reality. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1.
Faith is a present tense force. Life, vision, and business will remain barren without faith. Faith is what fertilizes your vision for results. Any vision void of faith will remain barren. The beauty of every vision is a function of the quality of faith you put into it. Faith is a spiritual universal currency that works in any nation. It is the spiritual factory from which good reports are produced. Hebrews 11:2. Faith can access anything which heaven has in-store. Bible-based faith is the key to exploits.
Faith is partnering with the invisible God to get things done in the visible. Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So,
Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him because he believed in his God. Daniel 6:23. Daniel partnered with the invincible God for Him to intervene on His behalf.
What faith does is to engraft you as a moral with the immoral as a human with divinity. It makes impossibility possible. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God, all things are possible. Mark 10:27. Jesus said unto him if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9: 23.
When you stand firm on God’s word, you partake of this kind of nature. You are grafted from humanity with divinity. You are empowered to dominate on earth. According to as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2nd Peter 1: 2-3.
Faith makes you look at the issue with the eyes of God. No matter how good your plans, dreams, and vision may seem, without faith, no accomplishment. Thus, faith is a major requirement for the accomplishment of vision.
Undoubtedly, faith is practical, a spiritual converter. It turns situations and circumstances into testimonies. It makes you share responsibilities with God in the line with scriptures to have your desired results. Hebrews 11: 24-27; Deuteronomy 28:1-13.
WHY YOU NEED FAITH.
Every plan of God for your life will attract opposition and resistance from the devil. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 1st Corinthians 16:9.
For every open door, there will be resistance. Anytime God wants to give you a massive thing, Satan will come to resist you. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16.
You must consciously build your faith. For anything God has given to you, there will be opposition. How efficient your faith is will enable you to get your desired result.
Your prayer and fasting must be backed by faith if it must produce. And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto the mountain, remove hence to yonder place and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:20-21.
Therefore, I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye shall have them. Mark 11:24.
IT CAN ADDRESS ANIMATE AND INANIMATE OBJECTS
And when even was come, he went out of the city. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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 shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11: 19-23.
FAITH CAN CAMN ANY STORM
And he saith unto them, why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! Matthew 8:26-27.
FOR FULFILMENT OF PROPHECIES.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:1st Timothy 1: 18-19.
The prophecies did not come through in their lives because they could not hold onto faith. You must hold onto faith for that prophecy to be fulfilled. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1stTimothy 6:12.
and blessed is she that believe: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:45. It is faith in His Word that will commit God to perform whatever He has said.
IT IS INDISPENSABLE
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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 shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11: 22-23. Faith has the word of God as its only authentic source Romans 10:17, It is the bank of faith, and the wise go to draw from it.
HOW TO DEVELOP FAITH
When it comes to faith, God has done His part. It is now your responsibility to build it.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according to God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:3.
When you are born-again, God gave you a measure of faith. It is left for you to make it grow. Where you are now in faith is where you have built.
THROUGH THE STUDY OF THE WORD.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2: 15 It is
Word conception that gives birth to faith. Study the Word and discover what God has for you. Every virtue inside God is in His Word. God’s word is loaded with supernatural virtues that when received, can change your life and situation. The Entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130.
Gaining entrance into His word illuminates you and opens you up to the reality of your inheritance in Christ.
Faith that will produce must be rooted in the word of God Romans 4: 18. When your faith is based on what is spoken, nothing shakes you. You will be blind to contradictory circumstance. The more committed you are to God’s word, the more proofs producing faith you can cultivate. Lasting miracles can only come through the word of God.
By gauging your heart and meditating on the word of God.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10: 9-10.
How much of God’s word you have in your heart determines how much of faith you will have.
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, Matthew 9: 21-23
Until you touch God’s word with your heart, virtue will not be released for you to enhance your value.
Pray in the Holy Ghost: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, proving in the Holy Ghost. Jude 1:20.
If you want to build your faith, learn to pray in the Holy Ghost. Your destiny is at the top, but it takes faith to get there. Your faith is your flight to your destination. If it is not now, it is not faith.