Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Friday, 10th May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
GROW YOUR FAITH ;
(Faith Comes In The Word)
TO THE BIBLE Luke 17:6
“So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
Jesus emphasized that the smallest amount of faith can produce great results. Some Christian may say, “How am I sure I have faith?” Well, the Bible says, “…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3 KJV). Notice that it says, “the measure of faith”; that means there’s a definite measure for everybody. We all received the same measure of faith at the new birth, but what you do with yours is what matters; you have to make it grow.
You’ve got to exercise and grow your faith by putting it to work in the same manner that you would with your physical body. When you think you don’t have enough faith, that’s when you need to hear more of God’s Word; the Word will produce and impart faith to your spirit as you feed on it. You wouldn’t have to struggle or try to make it happen; just hear the Word, and faith will be stirred in your spirit: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
A young man walked into church some years ago, having been convinced by his friends to come. He came in with so much doubt and unbelief, but as he listened to the Word being preached, he began to have a change of heart. When I had a chat with him after the service, he said to me, “Somehow, I believed the things you preached.” He believed because faith came to him in the Word.
You might have noticed sometimes, as you listen to God’s Word, maybe while in church, or on your own during your personal study, the whole world suddenly seems small. At those times, all the challenges you may have been facing suddenly seem like nothing. The reason is that when the Word of God enters your spirit, it sparks up faith in you. So, get to hear God’s Word, because every time you hear it, your spirit becomes energized for the glorious life; the Word becomes real in your spirit, giving you a sense of victory and dominion.
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”
19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
By Faith We Understand
Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen.
Dear Father, I thank you for the faith that your Word bolsters in me even now! Armed with the Word in my heart, and in my mouth, I surmount challenges, change situations, work miracles, and consistently walk in victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 5:1-30, 1 Kings 4-6
1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Proverbs 6
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