UNDERSTANDING FAITH (2) - HEBREWS 11:1-6, PHILLIPIANS 1:28

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28 And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.Phil1:28 (Amplified)

The two master forces operating on the earth today are the forces of Faith and the forces of Fear. More people operate under the force of fear than the force of faith. So many things scare people on the earth and connect them to a negative outcome. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. Fear is actually the inverse of faith. If exercised enough, it will bring about negative outcomes.

In every situation of life, if you are afraid, it means you are in trouble and if you are confident it means “they” are in trouble. Most times, people lose the battle right from the time they get an unpleasant news and not even at prayer time. The force that will determine your outcome will be determined at the point when you get news on a situation. This is when people release the force of faith or fear that determines their outcome. An example is seen in the news that Jairus received of the death of his daughter after he had asked Jesus to come heal his daughter. Jesus said, “Fear not.” Your faith and confidence in God will always bring God on the scene as long as you don’t change your faith. You release your faith or fear by your words. Jesus did not allow Jairus to speak to ensure that he did not release the force of fear but remain in faith. Zachariah the father of John the Baptist was kept dumb so that he would not release the force of fear in the birth of the fore runner of Jesus. For every born again child of God, there are three forces in you:

1.The force of reason

2.The force of natural human faith

3.The force of God’s kind of faith

 

For those who are not born again, they only have the natural human faith and the force of reason. The natural human faith does not receive from God. God has given every one born again the measure of faith, which is the God’s kind of faith that produces supernatural activity as it is in heaven.

PRAYER: Lord, I embrace the working of your kind of faith in my heart and I open up myself to every divine operation to grow my measure of faith until it can take hold of all you have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18, 2 Corinthians 7:8-16, Psalm 48:1-14, Proverbs 22:17-19