“And what shall I more say?
for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”
Friend, I would like you to know this: nothing works in this Kingdom outside of faith. It takes faith to get any result in this Kingdom.
Faith is a principal instrument we must make use of to do exploits. It is what will turn you into an unbeatable personality that can no longer be stopped or humiliated.
Kenneth Hagin said that in the early days of his ministry, he never participated in meetings that ran for less than three weeks — that is, services in the morning, afternoon and evening, everyday of those weeks!
What was he doing? He was expounding faith. For,
“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
I believe the reason so many people don’t thoroughly grasp the things they are taught is because they only glance through them. So much of what we call faith today is mere mental assent. You hear people say such things as:
“Yes, that sounds right.”
Friends, faith must come from the heart, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10
Faith is a spiritual entity, not just a mental substance. The power of faith only becomes real when it is operated in the spirit realm.
Faith is what brings a man into the shame-free realm of life. Therefore, I think it is worth whatever it takes, to find out how it operates.
Friends, I have good news for you!
Faith is an issue of reality. It will bring you victory anyday, anytime, anywhere!
In Matthew 17:20, Jesus said to His disciples:
“…If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
I consider the issue of faith as the almighty subject of our Christian adventure. It gives colour to Christianity, and enables you to stand in the midst of opposition and yet be in control.
Faith is the beauty of Christianity! Can you imagine the kind of honour that was accorded Daniel when he came out of the den of lions?
Can you imagine what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego must have enjoyed when they came out of the fiery furnace?
Now, picture the awesome beauty that must have rested upon Peter as he walked on water!
Faith is what beautifies Christians and I am glad to let you know that God has a beautiful destiny for each one of us.
In Isaiah 61:3, His Word tells us that He has given you beauty for ashes.
By destiny you belong to an order of beauty. You must command attraction! Everywhere you go, people must desire your counsel and admire your lifestyle.
Faith is the beauty of Christianity that will remove every ash in your life.
It will take away all heaviness, and place the garment of praise upon you.
It will make you a planting of the Lord indeed.
Friends, it’s time to take a look at the operational details of this allimportant subject. We are set for another turn-around in our lives.
I want, by the grace of God, to show you the secrets of faith, so you can smile at the mountains and the obstacles of life. You will begin to see them as opportunities to exercise what is available inside you.
You are a man/woman loaded with potentials. The worthy lamb was slain for you to live a worthy life. May your understanding be opened, in Jesus precious name!