O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.Psalms 34:8
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Its by Faith, a woman who was bleeding for 12years was healed. (Mt.9:22). A woman had a demon possed daughter, her daughter was healed by faith.(Mt.15:24-28). The Centurion’s servant was also healed by faith. Abraham by faith went to the promised land, Canaan.
The Bible says without faith we cannot please Jesus(Hebrews 11:6). Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He says all things are possible to those who belive(Mk9:23). Jesus also says, whatever we ask in Prayer, believe that you have received them and you will have them. (Mk.11:24)
Do we believe or we doubt?. When we faced with a challenge, do we believe God will take care of it? When we are anxious do we believe He will give us a helping hand? Do we ask Him in faith?
Jesus says neither circumcision or uncircumcision avails anything but faith that works by Love.
Paul says, Romans 10:14-17
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
We can never have faith in God without knowing Him, together with His name.
We are told, we can have faith but if we lacks work its dead. Just like when the body without the spirit is dead. Let our faith be with action lest it be useless.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
In Proverbs, we are told trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do we trust Him with all our hearts?
Jesus said in John 12:46- I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkeness.
The Lord knows those who Trust Him.( Nahum 1:7). Does the Lord know you trust Him?
In Luke 1:17, the appostles asked the Lord, “Increase our faith”. Have we asked the Lord to increase our Faith?
Benefits of having faith
√ Have eternal life ( John 3:16)
√ Shall not be condemned (John 3:18)
√ The Lord will be your buckler(2 Samuel 22:31)
√ The Lord will be their defend ( Psalms 5:11)
√ The Lord will not forsake them (Psalms
√ The Lord will have Mercy on them. (Psalms 32:10)
√ Shall not be desolate ( Psalms 34:22)
√ They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides for ever. Psalms 125:1
√ Shall be made fat (Proverbs 28:25)
√ Shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25)
√ The Lord will keep him/her in perfect peace( Isaiah 26:3)
√ Shall posses the Lord’s land and His Holy mountain(Mt. Zion) ( Isaiah 57:13)
√ He shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.(Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Effects of not having faith
√ You cannot please God ( Hebrews 11:6)
√ You will be condemned ( John 3:18)
√ You will be broken off( Romans 11:20)
What to do
√ Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.(Hebrews 10:35)
√ Ask the Lord( Like the apostles to fill you with faith) and you shall receive. (Mathew 7:7)
√ Read the Bible. You can not have faith to someone you don’t know or understand. The more you know the Lord, the more you build faith in Him( Romans 10:17).
Build you Faith. With diligence
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