What is faith?
Faith is not a believe system.
Faith is not waiting.
Faith is an act or action
“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelves years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.” Mat.9:20
Faith is working out our miracles by putting God’s word to work. Faith is work. Faith is dead alone – faith without work is dead.
“Even so faith, if it hath not works is dead being alone. Yea, a man may say. Thou hast faith, and I have no works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James.2:17-18/20
What are in the power of faith?
1). Both positive and negative forces in all spheres of existence bow to the power of faith – even death bows to the power of faith.
“These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.” Jn.11:11
2). Faith has the potency to unseat every force of the wicked that is sitting on your destiny – your can return back to the sender every arrow of the enemy.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all fiery darts of the wicked.” Eph.6:16
3). There is power in faith which enables you to have it just the way you want it in life – This is why you have to give up the impossibility syndrome – move out of the box, you can cause things to happen in life by faith.
“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, Mat.19:26; Lk.18:27
*It is noteworthy that those that will scale through in these hard times are only those that will live by faith.
“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but he just shall live by his faith.” Hab.2:4
“For the therein is the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” Rom.1:17
How can I develop my faith?
While new birth qualifies you as a potential winner in Christ, faith establishes your victory in Christ. Faith is the hall mark of a winning Christian.
It takes time to develop faith. Some of us want the blessings of Abraham and have the faith of Thomas. Life cannot be beautiful than your faith’s level. However, here are the steps to build your faith:
a). Take a daily dose of God’s word
“So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.10:17
b). Maintain a consistence prayer life. Makes kingdom focused prayers your life style. (Mat.6:6, 1Thes. 5:17)
C). Join the foot soldiers of Christ by hunting after lost souls on the harvest field. Soul winning is not a talent neither a gift. It is a mandate.
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye ask of the father in my name, he will give it unto you.” Jn.15:16.
d). Always maintain a joyful heart in every situation. And, always see into the realm of the spirit.
“God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Jn.4:24
e). Deprogram yourself from negative thoughts and sound your positive desires. (Prov.18:21; 23:7)
f). Pray in the Holy Ghost. In order to build your faith you must engage the Holy Spirit in your prayer.
“But, ye, beloved, building up yourself on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” Jude.1:20