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

Everything You Need To Know About EXPECTATIONS


Be expectant

Many Christians come to God with little or no expectations while some think if they expect big things from God, He won’t be able to do it- this used to happen to me in the time past, then, I had no results to show for serving God, poverty and failure were my neighbours.

But when I changed my mentality by adding expectations to my efforts, I can see the results coming y way, I’m now entering into a new phase where I will no longer know the address of poverty again.

Having a list of your expectations is not a bad idea. My current ‘parent’s expectations’ are progress and success while my ‘children’s expectations’ are blissful marriage in 3 months time, financial fortune in less than 1 month time, miracle jobs, contracts and business start-up in less than 1 month time.

God doesn’t take assumptions, we need to be specific with our expectations. Make your expectations straight to the point.

Let me share this scripture with you,

And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. [30] And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. [31] And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. [32] And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? [33] They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. [34] So Jesus had compassion on them , and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Mathew. 20:29-30).

Let me explain,

these blind men were crying for mercy, and Jesus heard them but their requests were vague. That was why Jesus asked them in (vs 32), ‘what do you want me to do for you?’ What Jesus was actually saying is that “be specific,“go straight to the point.”

If you are the type who come to Jesus without expectations as from today go and write down your expectations. You don’t have to write down a three pages expectations list before you receive answers from God. Just write down the specific things that you are expecting from God.

Is Having Expectations Biblical?

Yes. It is very very much scriptural. I will be sharing with you these two scriptures to back up your expectations:

  1. Proverbs 23:18 KJV (For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off). That scripture is assuring us that there will always be a light in the end of the tunnel. No matter how far or delay it may seem, understand that there is no weeping that is permitted to go beyond a night. “weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” The real emphasis of this scripture is that you should not give up on your expectations no matter what is going on in the world around you, circumstances and conditions notwithstanding, Keep pressing in, pressing on and pressing through. God will always reward the work of diligence any day anytime any where (serving God is universal), though it may tarry (taking some times, even years) but it will surely come to pass.
  2. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV – (For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end). That second scripture is also saying something similar. But it mostly emphasize on the way God think. I know it sounds strange to some of you that God think. Yes, God do think and He think positively. Now, this is where you must be sensitive to what comes across your mind. Negatives thoughts are ‘by-products’ of the devil (Further discussion about the mind and imagination will require some other blog posts. But I can link you up with my previous post here).

Friend, loose yourself from the shackles of ignorance and embrace the truth for a change of story. As you are obeying God’s commandments as a lifestyle, also try to be expectant. Let your expectations be anchored on the promises of God (see Deu 28). Many receive nothing because they expect nothing. Very simple.


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