For centuries the word of faith has continued to flourish in the lives of countless blessed believers. And for those who have grasped the message and spiritual eyes enlightened, the gates of hell can never stand before them. Ultimately, they have become channels of God’s power and blessings. There is no one and not a thing could be able to shake the foundation of the living Word that is rooted in their hearts. Indeed, when they speak the word of faith, situations and circumstances change according to the perfect will of God.
During His earthly ministry, Jesus met people with all kinds of needs. Needs that no one can satisfy but the love of God. Indeed, Jesus gave them the desires of their hearts. However, God gave them according to their faith. Here is the truth; you will only receive from God according to your faith.
In Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) it says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
I don’t care what you do to please God. But the Bible is the only acceptable rule or standard of measure to live according to the ways of God. Hebrews 11:6, plainly declares that it is impossible to please God without faith. You can exegete, transliterate, or even translate this scripture with your denominational goggle; still, you cannot hide from this truth. It is impossible to please God without faith.
You want to please God? You want to please Jesus? Do you really want to please the Lord? Well, the Bible says, have faith in God. God has promised that He will reward those who sincerely seek Him. Sincerely means putting your faith in Him.
If you search and dig deeper on the faith teachings, you will reach the end of the road, or hit the bottom, and would come to realize that faith is simply to trust someone you know. That’s all it is in faith. No more, no less.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God” (Mark11:22 NKJ).
Can you hear what Jesus has said? He is encouraging you just as He did to His disciples when He said, “Have faith.” In today’s interpretation, in means, “Trust Me.” You have heard this phrase many, many times, “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” It was a desperate statement that was formed to ask or demand someone to agree with him. An agreement that he can be trusted, because he knows what he is about to do.
My wife and children always put their trust in me. Why? It’s because they know me. They know that I love them and I care for them. They see me as their leader, provider, friend and helper. Of course there were short comings on my part, but they always forgive me because of the love of God in their hearts. As a matter of fact, they have all agreed that I am a “ONE COOL DAD.” How about you? Can you trust your Father in Heaven?
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all thing are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23 NKJ)
Jesus knows that we are going to have difficulties in achieving a robust faith – faith that works. It’s no wonder that He constantly teaches and challenges His followers to be on faith. In the verse above, Jesus reveals another facet of faith, and that is to believe in Him. A challenge was given to us to believe, and a guarantee was pronounced that He will do everything to those who are able to believe in Him.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20 NKJ).
Again, in this verse, the apostle Paul is giving us a revelation of the reasons of faith. Why faith? Ephesians 3:20 is the answer to a desperate request to help unbelief, “Help our unbelief.” God has given us the assurance that He can do greater things, far more than we could imagine or even think. If you are able to imagine the salvation and the safety of your family, then God is able to do that for you. If you are able to even think that you will live victorious and prosperous (spirit, soul and body), God is able to do that.
One of the common reasons for unbelief is the lack of trust on the ability and the capability of the person/s or thing/s that we supposed to put our trust into. But the apostle Paul declares that God is able to do or perform exceedingly above our expectations. If you expect a spoon of rice or wheat for a blessing, then God is able to give you a warehouse stocked with sacks and sacks rice or wheat or whatever things you needed in this life.
And how is God can able to that? The verse said that God will do it according to the power that is already working in us. Yes, my brethren. There is God’s power working in the inside of you. That power is no other than the faith of God. You have the faith of God in you. When you received your salvation, God has given you the faith by grace, His saving faith. You did not produce the faith that made you turn around and accepted Jesus Christ in your heart. God did (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The power, which is the faith that belongs to God, and works in us, is the same faith that God has given us. God has given us a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). And this measure of faith, God expects you to use it and nurture it.
As a child of God, you are admonished to live by faith, through faith, with faith, and according to faith. The admonishment is written in Roman 1:16-17 (NKJ), “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20 NKJ).
You see, you don’t need a humungous faith or a big truck of faith to change a bad situation. You only need to know how to use your faith; even the faith that is a size of a mustard seed. The Bible didn’t say according to your faith that is a size of a Mega Mall, or a jumbo jet. No, no, no. Jesus has said, according to your faith.
“Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame” (Romans 10:11 NKJ).
God will never allow us to be humiliated. God guarantees that His Word can be trusted and it works. Thousands upon thousands have seen the faithfulness of God and the integrity of His Word. God has never failed anyone.
“According to your faith let it be done unto you.”