The Just Shall Live By Faith


Faith is the foundation of our existence. It’s impossible to get through life without faith. Faith is the source of most things in Christians’ lives. Life is based solely on faith. A life lived in disbelief is a life lived in death.

The phrase “The just shall live by faith.” appears about four times in the scripture (see Romans.1:17; Galatians.3:11; Hebrews.10:38; Habakkuk. 2:4). “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established” (2.Cor.13:1).

What is faith?

Faith is not waiting; it’s a moving or doing force. The fact that you’re obeying God’s commands demonstrates your faith. You can’t claim to have faith unless you’re willing to obey. We learn from the Bible that faith without works is dead (James.2:26). The best sign of our love for God is obedience.

Faith is the substance of what is hoped for and the evidence of what is not seen (Heb.11:1). From this definition, take note of these two keywords: “hope” and “evidence.”

There would be no manifestation if there was no expectation. As you obey, keep an open mind. Without obedience to biblical rules, all hope is lost. The act of obeying is a statement of hope. Following scriptural instructions as a way of life demonstrates that you believe in God’s promises.

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord” (Luke.1:45).

Never give up. You’re not serving God for no reason; there’s a reason you’re doing so. It’s not a waste of time to devote yourself to God. At the end of the tunnel, there is a ray of hope. No more than one night of weeping is authorized.

for i know the thoughts that i think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end

“And For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” -Proverbs.23:18

Unfortunately, many so-called “born-again” Christians approach God with no expectations. Bring explicit expectations to God every time. Jesus, have mercy on me shouted the blind Bartimeus (Mark,10:47). What did you want me to do, Jesus inquired? (go straight to the point). What kind of child do you require from God if you require one? Is it a boy or a girl? Most of our prayer requests are sometimes ambiguous. Specific prayers pique Jesus’ interest.

This man, who had been sitting by the pool for over thirty years, laments that he had no one to assist him (John.5:1-15). Many of you lament that you don’t have a brother or uncle to aid you since they have their own duties to carry. Everyone bears responsibility for the course of his or her life. YOU are in charge of the result of your life. You will continue to be a liability unless you begin to take responsibility for your life. God did not make us to be burdens, but rather to be blessings to our world. His message instructs us to be fruitful and replenish the earth. The fruit of the womb is not the only source of fruitfulness. It permeated all elements of existence.

Evidence. Without evidence, your faith is bogus. The outcomes are evidence that your faith is genuine. Why do we have so many born-again Christians who don’t have any outcomes to show for it? God’s own people are destroyed due to a lack of knowledge (Hosea.4:6). There is no mountain anywhere; everyone’s mountain is his ignorance. Your life cannot be more lovely than the quality of your light. There are no lucky men; there are lighted men.

my people are destroyed: for lack of knowledge Hosea 4 vs 6

There is both strong and little faith. You can still sink with a little faith. With a little faith, Peter was walking on the water to meet Jesus when he began to sink, and Jesus replied, “O ye of little faith.” This is why it is critical to increase your faith. It may take some time to develop your faith, but it will pay off in the end. It is given to each person according to his or her faith. Every person Jesus healed, He told them, “Be it unto you according to your faith.” I cannot believe for you. I really wish I could. It is your job to place a high premium on developing your faith.

Praying in the Holy Spirit is one of the cheapest ways to strengthen our faith (Jude.1:20). Equipping oneself with knowledge of God’s word is a definite approach to strengthen your faith. Maintaining a daily prayer life is also an excellent method to strengthen your faith. It is all up to you. In the miraculous market, faith is your purchasing power.

“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 rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews.11:6).

Hearing God’s Voice (When God Leads…)

Faith develops into trust as a result of hearing directly from God. Most of us understand that faith comes from hearing God’s word. As much as this is true, great faith (which I refer to as trust) is gained by hearing directly from God. You can’t hear from God and doubt Him. This was the mystery behind the ancient men’s obedience. All biblical heroes heard God’s voice, which enabled them to trust Him. This is why Moses was able to cross the Red Sea; he was able to obey because he had received it from God.

When God told Moses, “I have made you a God unto Pharoah.” He approached Pharoah not as a man, but as god. God told Abraham to sacrifice his long-awaited son, his only child, and he did it because he heard God speak to him. Unfortunately, most so-called born-again believers do not believe they can hear from God. Some people do not believe that God speaks to them at all. This is why it is critical to understand how to hear from God. Every day, God want to communicate with you. But He does not speak to a deaf ear. If God tells you to take a step and you fail, He may not reveal the following step to you. God leads step by step.

God sees your past, present, and future. and He’ll want to teach you everything. Everything includes your finances, marriage, business, career, academics, health, and so on. You’re frustrated because you make important decisions in life without consulting God. You chose your marriage without seeking divine guidance, and you invested in businesses in which God was not involved. That is the root of your ups and downs.

Finally, I’ll leave you with this verse:

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith(Romans.1:17).

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the just shall live by faith

Operating In The Supernatural Part 3


operating in the supernatural part 3

Every natural occurrence has a supernatural antecedent, and the supernatural is the foundation of life. The supernatural is God. The supernatural realm is the domain of God. Strange things happen in this realm. It is the realm of the abnormal (above normal). The supernatural produces things that eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, and men’s hearts have not heard (1.Cor2:9). It is the realm where various healings and deliverances take place. In Christ, we are redeemed as record-breakers. But keep in mind that no one ever breaks a record in their comfort zone. Breaking records necessitates stretching. Nothing becomes extraordinary on its own; it is the result of our extraordinary efforts.

HOW DO I CAUSE THE SUPERNATURAL TO BE RELEASED?


Spirituality is simply ‘scripturality,‘ or living according to the dictates of the Bible. Obedience to scriptural injunctions is the cheapest way to elicit the supernatural’s release. “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John.14:15). There is always something you can do to get where you want to go.


God’s word is creative. The word has a creative force to it. We live in a world that is framed by words. What you say is exactly what you get. Everything will be OK if you speak clearly; you may correct any errors with your tongue. It was unattractive to God when he saw darkness. “Let there be light,” he urged. There was also light. Darkness bows out when light enters. Light does not struggle with darkness.

Wait, the bible says, “Speak unto this mountain,” not “cry unto this mountain.” Mountains represent issues like sickness, disease, failure, poverty, barrenness, begging and borrowing, hunger, and so on. Have you said anything to that mountain of yours? Whatever He says, He creates. And you are made in His image. That is, whatever you say has the power to create. The tongue has the power to kill and to save (Proverbs 18:21). The Tongue- Fired-Faith has another dimension that many believers have yet to discover. Before the actual killing, David had already cut off Goliath’s head with his mouth. “for I will give you a mouth (mouth gift) and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist” (Luke.21:15). Begin to use your mouth gift, friend, by making a bold declaration about the issue at hand. “Don’t say what you don’t want to see in your life,” a wise man once said.

God’s word is medicinal. When you read the Bible, you are seeing more than just letters; there is substance behind those letters. Reading the scripture provides information; meditating on the scripture provides the substance behind the words, resulting in revelation. In other words, through meditation, information progresses to revelation. Manifestation is a result of revelation. Kenneth Hagin was reading Mark.11:23 one day while bedridden, but the word hit him like a thunderbolt. He stood up and demanded his healing. Kenneth E Hagin, may you rest in peace. He had seen that if he believed, he could speak to the crippled mountain and it would move. Deep meditation must have helped him reach the substance level of the word. Consider this: Jesus paid the price for your illness on the cross.

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 pass: he shall have whatsoever he saith

The unfortunate reality is that many so-called born-again Christians believe their doctors rather than God; the doctors’ reports rather than the scripture. Recognize that whatever the scripture says is final, God has the final say. Stop looking at the doctor’s report and start reading the Bible. SERVING GOD ensures your overall health; you can’t serve God and be sick (Ex.23:25). “And ye shall SERVE the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Ex.23:25). Jesus was wounded so that you would not be in a car accident. Why should you be found in an accident wreck if you can’t imagine Jesus in one? You are meant to live in a pain-free zone as a result of your redemption. “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke.10:19).

God’s word is surgical. In the healing workshop, God has spare parts for all of our body parts and systems. God is the great surgeon. I don’t care how messed up your life is; God can fix it. He replaces anything that cannot be repaired. In Genesis, we see how God performed the first surgery in history on Adam, putting him to sleep and removing a bone from his body to create Eve. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Heb.4:12).

The world’s doctor once told a woman she didn’t have a womb to carry a child; the woman, who happened to be God’s daughter, went to her maker and cried for help, and she was confirmed pregnant. That could only be God (the supernatural). A man with bone marrow cancer connected to Faith Tabernacle lives online in one Shiloah program. During the program, He appeared to testify that the bone cancer had vanished. He returned a year later to testify that he was the man who came to testify last year, that a year had passed, and that I was still alive and well. The majority of these miracles happened as a result of exhortation. It comes as no surprise that the scripture states that He sent His word and healed them (Psalm.107:20).

Friend, the supernatural is meant for everyone, but some people will never get to experience it until they die. We are a people of equal destiny; there is no difference between Jews and Greeks (Gal.3:28), black and white, first and third worlds. Jesus came to save those who believe in Him. To be clear, supernatural experiences cannot be had until you enter/dive into the word of God. It’s not about preaching it, but about putting it into practice (the devil can preach). You can tune in to the frequency of God’s word by obeying every scriptural instruction. The natural reigns supreme until the supernatural triumphs.

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