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

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Bible in a year: 1 Samuel 20:1-21:15, John 9:1-41, Psalm 113:1-114:8, Proverbs 15:15-17

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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 cause people to fear on the earth and connect them to a negative outcome. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, power and of a sound mind (2Tim1:7). Fear is actually the inverse of faith and if exercised long enough, it will bring out negative outcomes. Every one of us must choose to exercise faith and not fear.

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 battles at news time and not even at prayer time. The force that will determine your outcome will be released at the point when you get news on a situation. This is when people release either the force of faith or the force of fear that determines their outcome. Example is seen in the story of Jairus who received news of the death of his daughter after he had asked Jesus to come heal her. Jesus instantly urged him not to fear because his response at that point would determine the eventual outcome. Your faith and confidence in God will always bring God on the scene once you maintain your stand. 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 will 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 which includes:

1.The force of reason

2.The force of natural human faith

3.The force of God’s 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 activities as it is in heaven.

Prayer: Lord, I embrace the working of God’s 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.