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Galatians 5:22-23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, FAITH, Meekness, Temperance: against such there is no law”.
1Timothy 6:11. “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after Righteousness, Godliness, FAITH, Love, Patience, Meekness”.
Hebrews 11:1. “Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have FAITH in God”.
Faith is the fruit of the Holy Spirit of God. It is a quality of God that is supposed to be seen in our daily lives. From the scriptures above you are meant to follow after FAITH diligently. That is whatever it will take you to have Faith in God, it is worth doing. Because you are commanded and instructed to have faith in God. Now you may be asking, what is this FAITH? But I will briefly give you the clue of it according to the scripture. It says that it is something you are hoping for, and it is the evidence of the thing that you are hoping for, but you are not seeing it physically and yet you believed God of doing or giving it to you. That is FAITH.
God have not seen the heavens and the earth and all the things that consist in it, before He started creating them. Therefore let us begin to act like our Father God, because He created us to be and act like Him. Beloved, have Faith in God.
2Corinthians 5:7. “For we walk by Faith not by sight”. As God acted and saw the invisible made visible or received what He desired to see, so shall we if we act on our own faith now. The scripture made us to know that to have faith is not to believe things that are visible. But to believe that impossibilities can be made possible through our faith in God. Faith in God is to believe and trust the power of God to cause changes. Beloved, it is by Faith and His power, God created heavens and earth and all that consists in it. First, God believed His ability to create and hoped to receive or see what He wanted to create. That is His Faith. And it is His faith brought everything including us into being. Now activate your faith, and let it begin to bring your expectations or desires into reality.
Romans 10:17. “So then Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God”. The scripture made it clear that it is not by hearing of the flying news and rumors or by the sayings of men. But it pointed it out clearly, Hearing by the word of God. I don’t know what you have been hearing, but I want you to centre your hearing from today onward on the word of God which will help you to build up your faith in God. You have seen and known that it is by faith God created you and me, and He had us. Therefore let not the circumstances around you determine your faith, but the word of God. Beloved, anchor your hearing and believe on the word of God.
Romans 4:5. “But to him (Abraham) that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his Faith is counted for righteousness”. Faith is as a result of what you believed. As you anchor, your hearing on the word of God today as what you believed, you will begin to see the power of God in action through your faith. I tell you your faith must produce result from what you believed, hold firm to the word. See, Abraham was a man of faith, because he believed God and stood firm with Him. Abraham was called by God at the age of seventy-five years according to the scripture and the promise of his son by God was fulfilled in his life at the age of one hundred years. Can you see how long he waited and believed God for it, before it was fulfilled? (Genesis. chapters 12-21). The The long time of waiting is not the end of the trial and testing of his believe and trust (FAITH) in God. The faithful God went ahead to test his faith one more time on that only promised seed. That is his only beloved son, Isaac, to know if he truly believed the ability of God in changing and making all things. God asked Abraham to go and sacrifice Isaac his only beloved son to Him. And Abraham obeyed God and went to sacrifice Isaac his son. Beloved the Lord is faithful, on the spot of the sacrifice as everything is set to offer Isaac as a burnt offering unto the Lord. The Lord said to Abraham, Genesis 22:12-13. “And He said, lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from Me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, an looked and behold behind him a ram caught in a ticket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him for a burnt offering in the stead of his son”. Beloved, if not that Abraham had faith in God, and believed that He is able to do all things for him; he should not have agreed to go and sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering to the Lord. But because of his faith in God, he obeyed. And his Faith and Obedience to God cause God to go into action by making a provision for the burnt offering. It is Abraham’s faith that produces the result of the ram. Therefore activate your faith today and it will begin to produce result. God has nothing to work with but your FAITH. If Abraham had continued to look at his age and the age of his wife (Serah), he would not have been known as a righteous man, which he was by Faith. We have been talking of FAITH, but acting on your faith is what brings or produces result. As Abraham acted on his faith, he had the result. And I will like you to start to act on your faith right now so as to have your own result as well.
James 2:14, 18, 26. “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath FAITH, and have not works? Can faith save him?” “Yea a man may say, thou hast faith, and I have works; shew me thy faith without thy works, and I shew thee my faith by my works”. “For as the body without spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”. From the scriptures,
I know that you have come to understand that one thing is to have faith in God and the other thing is to act on your faith, which is the works. When you believe on the appearing of the non-existing things, then you have to act on your faith to make the non-existing thing to come to existence or appear. That is, to put your faith to works or to practicalise your faith, you have to demonstrate it physically and that is works. As Abraham took his only beloved son (Isaac) to go and sacrifice him to God, that is the demonstration of the works of his Faith. Beloved in Christ, your faith cannot produce any result if there is no works. And if you say that you have faith, but you can’t demonstrate the works of your faith, the person who has faith with works will be having result (blessings), while you will be there for nothing. FAITH goes with WORKS.
Romans 1:17. “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by FAITH”. Now it is obvious that the just shall live by faith, and you know that the JUST is simply the OBEDIENT person.
That is he who lives by acting on his faith. Because the righteousness of God has been revealed by faith, therefore it is by
faith with works you can please God to have your supernatural desires. Faith with works is important tool to commit God to go into action for you.
Mathew 17:20. “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”. The Lord said, if you shall have faith as the size of the grain of mustard seed you can move mountain. Yes, that is true, but I want you to understand the Lord very well, having faith in God is one thing and speaking to the mountain (situation) to move without imagining the size of the mountain and how can it be removed (possibility) is another. Therefore, to speak to the mountain or situation without doubting is the works. In the book of Exodus chapter 14; God asked Moses to stretch fort his rod to the red sea and Moses did not hesitate or doubt, because he believed God. While his followers have started grudging and grumbling against him and his God. But immediately Moses stretched fort his rod the red sea parted for them to cross-over. That is the power of FAITH. Acting without doubting the workability of it, and that is what produces result. Faith makes what is not visible to be visible. Also in the book of Mark chapter 5; A woman of issue of blood of about TWELVE years, and this woman heard of Jesus Christ, and said in her heart, if only I will touch His clothes, that she will be made whole (well). That is Faith. And immediately she touched the helm of His garment, straightway the fountain of her blood dried up. The woman has faith in healing through our Lord Jesus, and she acted on her faith by struggling, and to make sure that she touched Him. She was desperate to touch our Lord Jesus, not minding what His followers will do unto her. She never cared whether they will kill her or the crowd will trample upon her. She doesn’t want to know; only what she wants to know is that she wants to touch Jesus. She is determined to put her faith to works no matter what the devil may be ministering to her about its impossibilities. She refused and rejected the ministration (doubt and unbelief) of the enemy (Satan), and had her result. My beloved in Christ, wake up and put your faith in motion through your works. And you will begin to enjoy the realities of invisibility being made visible through your faith.
Hebrews 11:6. “But without Faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him”. Beloved, your FAITH is the power force to cause or commit God to act on your behalf. Without faith you cannot receive supernatural things from God. But ones your faith is at works, God is pleased to go into action to give you the desires of your heart. Our Father God is willing to show us surprises through our faith. He is a Miracle working God, and His Miracles are made manifest through the works of our Faith. Seek Him by the works of your faith. Your faith is your power to move God.
God bless you in Jesus name – Amen. (All Scriptures KJV).
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