Practical Faith That Works


practical faith that works

To become a giant is to follow the steps of a giant. You cannot have the faith of Thomas and expect the blessings of Abraham (If you are children of Abraham you will do the works of Abraham).

What is faith?

  • Faith is not waiting; faith is a doing or moving force.
  • Faith is putting God’s word to work.
  • Faith is not cheap talk, but hard work.
  • Faith is not mystical; faith is practical. It’s acting in line with what you believe.
  • Faith is believing the invincible and daring the impossible.
  • Faith is the substance of things not seen and evidence of things hoped for (Hebrews.11:1).

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James.1:22; NKJV).

Useful material: Practical Faith That Puts You On The Run

What Makes Faith Works?

To be spiritual simply means to be scriptural. Spirituality is living according to the dictates of the scripture. Obedience to scriptural injunctions is the gateway fulfillment. Faith without work is dead; faith is impotent without obedience. Obedience is a sign of trust. The fact you’re obeying is a sign that you believe. “Demonstration” is the keyword here. Show your love for God by obeying His commandments.

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock (Mathew.7:24-25).

Nothing mystical in serving God; there is simplicity in Christ that makes life easier. The Bible is a covenants book. The word “testament” is a Greek word that simply means “covenant.” The first and second testaments mean the first and second covenants. So, we have the book of covenants (both first and second covenants are applicable, Jesus did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill It). All you need to do is to play your part of the deal and let God play His part. The scripture cannot be broken. It works!

What the devil does is to make the word seem too simple to believe. It might look too simple, but that’s your way out of struggle. Whatever He tells you to do, do it – even when it looks foolish (John.2:7).

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2.Cor.11:3).

(See Deuteronomy.28:1-3 & James.1:25)

Biblical Examples of Men Who Put Faith To Work

(1). Abraham – The secret behind Abraham’s generational blessings is prompt obedience. Every time God told him to do something he acted immediately. When God told him to circumcise all males in his generation, he responded promptly; when God told him to get out of his kindred and fling to an unknown place, he started the journey early in the morning; when God told him to offer Isaac (his only long-awaited son) as a sacrifice he obeyed. As a result, God made him a symbol of generational blessings. The blessings we are enjoying today are the blessings of Abraham of which we are connected through Jesus Christ (Galatians.3:14).

(2). Jesus – Jesus is our perfect example. He submitted to the will of His father, following His instructions, knowing when to walk secretly or openly. As a result of obedience, he was enthroned with a name that’s above all names in heaven, in the earth, and under the earth (Philippians.2:5-10). Any negative and unwanted thing that has a name is compelled to bow to the name of Jesus. Thank of it: sickness is a name; poverty is a name; failure is a name; marital siege is a name; stagnation is a name; oppression is a name. They must all bow to the power and authority in the name of Jesus when you use it – don’t just call the name, use it. However, you cannot be committed today and not be decorated tomorrow.

(3). The 3 Hebrew boys – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would rather die than to bow to the golden image of the king. They saw their God worth dying for than to bow to strange God. And God saw this dogged determination in them, His heartbeat was saying “I must rescue my children today.” They were not pastors, God called them His servants. You don’t have to become a pastor to obey God. Just have a heart for God irrespective of your calling and God will deliver you.

(4). Daniel – Daniel would rather die than to defy himself with a portion of the king’s meat (Daniel.1:8). He prayed three times a day despite the ganged up against him. As result, he was relevant in six kingdoms. Every divine-content-person is all-time relevant. You are the solution that the world needs. A divine content individual is fit anywhere. We carry a universal gospel, it works the same way everywhere.

(5). Joseph – By choice, Joseph reigned. Because he knew where he was going, he wouldn’t allow his destiny to be trashed in Potiphar’s house, he knew that Potiphar’s house was only a passage; he had seen himself self on the throne. You can’t have where you are going and not package yourself dangerously to get there. Every scriptural commandment is for your profiting. You are not helping God; you are helping yourself. It’s your choice that determines your lot in life. Choose to be different. Your journey to greatness begins with your obedience to the fear of the Lord.

Final Thoughts

  • Faith is acting in line with what you believe from the word of God.
  • Your faith is fake without proof because faith is the evidence of things not seen. Without full proof, your faith is questionable.
  • Faith can be handled like a stick and be used to quench all arrows of the devil. Take (faith is taking) the shield of faith…
  • Faith is not mystical, but practical; faith with disobedience is dead.
  • Biblical examples of men that put faith into work are Abraham, Jesus, Joseph, Daniel, the three Hebrews boys, and many more. I’m interested in knowing more biblical examples of men and women who put faith into practice; you can share your ideas in the comments section.

LIFE WITHOUT A BEARING IS A BURDEN SERIES 2: VISION


We’re Redeemed As Blessings To Our World. We’re Not Redeemed As A Burdens (Genesis. 1:26). However, Life Without The Right Bearing Is A Burden. Last Week I Shared With Us About Kingdom Dream As One Of The Surest Way To Live Our Lives With The Right Bearing. Today, I will Be Sharing With You About Vision.

How Do I Live My Life With The Right Bearing?

Since The Days Of The Patriarchal Until Now, Those Who Reigned In life Are Visionaries. People Like Joseph, Daniel, Paul, Jesus, Etc Are All Visionaries.

What Is Vision?

According To Oxford Dictionary, Vision Is The Faculty Or State Of Being Able To See. It’s The Ability To Think About Or Plan The Future With Imagination Or Wisdom.

Prophecy. There Is No Prophecy That Is Fulfilled On Its Own Expect The Person Who Owns The Prophecy Run At It. For Instance, A Prophet Told You That You Were Going To Be Rich In 2 Years Time, Because Of That You Were Sleeping And Waking Day And Night Doing Nothing; You’d Be Courting Plenty Of Poverty. You Don’t Wait For Prophecy, You Work At It. And What A Mystery: Every Written Statement In Scripture Is Highly Prophetic. If You Can See It, You Can Claim It.

For All The Land Which Thou Seest, To Thee Will I Give It, And To Thy Seed For ever. (Genesis.13:15)

Every True Vision Puts The Visionary On The Run. Hear What Jeremiah Said: Then I Said, I Will Not Make Mention Of Him, Nor Speak Any More In His Name. But His Word Was In Mine Heart As A Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones, And I Was Weary with Forbearing, And I Could Not Stay. (Jeremiah 20:9)

Practical Faith That Puts You On The Run, A Post Of Mine, Discusses How Practical Faith Can Put You On The Go.

At What Age Should I Start Having Visions?

If You’re Older Than 12 And You Don’t Have A Vision, You’re Not Inline With Jesus. Jesus Already Knew Where He Was Going At The Age Of 12. He Knew He Must Be About His Father’s Business. He Was Not A Playing Boy. He Carried The Sense Of His Assignment. People Were Already Astonished At The Degree Of His Wisdom At That Age. He Was Not Living Rough. Stop Living Rough You Don’t Have A Spare Life. People Who Don’t Have A Spare Tyre, Don’t Drive Rough. If This Tyre Punctured, You’re Grounded.

Visions Are Not Meant For Old People; They’re Meant For The Young People.

And It Shall Come To Pass Afterward, That I Will Pour Out My Spirit Upon All Flesh; And Your Sons And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy, Your Old Men Shall Dream Dreams, Your Young Men Shall See Visions: (Joel 2:28)

There Is A Certain Age Of Your Life That You’re No Longer Qualified For An Enlistment In A Race. Before You Become 20 You Must Know Where You’re Going And Going There; You Must Discover Where You Belong (Purpose) And Stay There (Discipline). Joseph Was A Very Young Boy When He Began To Dream. You’re Getting Too Old For A Dream. If You Were To Join Astronauts, The Age Limit Is 20. If You’re Older Than 20, You Can No Longer Pursue A Career As An Astronaut.

You Can’t Be A Pilot And An Athlete At Same Time. You May Be Doing Both Or One May Just Be Your Hobby But People Will Only Know You For One. Jack Of All Trades Master Of None, They Say. When You’re Going Through Many Roads You’ll Get No Where. The Time To Discover Your Purpose Is Now.

Michael Dell, American Entrepreneur And Business Man. He Founded The Dell Inc. At The Age Of 19 While He Was Still In The University Of Texas. By The End Of The Second Half Of His Freshman Year, Dell Had Sold $80,000 Worth Of Computers. He Dropped Out Of College At 19 To Run His Company Full-Time. In 1992, Dell Became The Youngest CEO In History.

How Do I Plan My Visions?

(1). Ask Yourself This Question. What Do I Really Want To Do With My Life? Consult The Holy Spirit For This.

(2). Write It Down.

(3). Share And Communicate It With Some Stake Holders That Can Inspire Your Dream.

(4). Place It Where It Is Visible And Read Daily AS A Reminder.

(5). Run With What You’ve Discovered.

And The Lord Answered Me, And Said, Write The Vision, And Make It Plain Upon Tables, That He May Run That Readeth. For The Vision Is Yet For An Appointed Time, But At The End It Shall Speak, And Not Lie: Though It Tarry, Wait For It; Because It Will Surely Come, It Will Not Tarry. (Habakkuk. 2:3-4)

Final Thoughts

Brethren, If You’ve Caught Something In This Post, Run With It. Wisdom Is Not The Application Of What You Know But What You’ve Discovered. Therefore Whosoever Heareth These Sayings Of Mine, And Doeth Them, I Will Liken Him Unto A Wise Man, Which Built His House Upon A Rock: (Matthew 7:24)


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