UNDERSTANDING FAITH (3) - HEBREWS 11:1-6, PHILLIPIANS 1:28

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Bible in a year: 1 Samuel 22:1-23:29, John 10:1-21, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 15:18-19

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The father of John the Baptist was not praying out of faith but praying out of the covenant relationship he had with God as a Jew. This is the reason he could not believe when the answer came to him from God. When you bring your reason to the arena of life, the devil can reason you out of your solutions. Whatever is the medium God chooses to use to bring your solution, it will still require faith. Fight a good fight of faith and resist the devil steadfastly. Once the devil separates you from faith, he has defeated you. No matter how many things fail in your life, if your faith has not failed, then you will bounce back. God is concerned with the direction of your faith, so make sure that your faith does not faint.

When God is working, you get the end result and may not see the process. The devil discourages the faith of many people through the process; he makes them focus on the physical, e.g. feelings, symptoms and other things. God never takes from you but rather restores to you whatsoever it is that you have lost. No matter how bad your situation is, faith gives God room to work, it chokes the devil and his operations. When Peter stepped out in faith and walked on water, it was fear that shut down his faith and brought him into a sinking situation before Jesus intervened by grabbing his hands.

Natural faith works by sight. God’s kind of faith does not see before believing. Whenever you are dealing with God’s offer, your reason will reject it. This is because your reason can't receive it, only your faith can. God’s kind of faith offers us divine outcomes and the last word on any matter. It helps us to see through the eyes of God and obtain divine results. Without faith, you can’t fight for the manifestation of God's promise to you. Your faith is what switches on divine power in your favor; be it anointing power, healing power, breakthrough power, promotion power and so on. It is faith that switches on the power and favor of God in your direction.

What you need is not more faith but an understanding of how to work the faith that you have. Your faith can grow but more important is how to work your faith. Your faith was given to you by God to walk with Him and change situations and circumstances on the earth. Faith is a divine force in your life.

Prayer: Lord, I receive the baptism of the spirit of understanding so that my faith can grow and not fail in Jesus’ name. Amen.