WHAT IS FAITH?

Imagine this parallel. A car engine generates so much force and torque. When you start a car engine and fire it up, the engine revs and screams with so much power, but because the gear hasn’t been engaged, all that power does nothing to move the car forward, it just goes to make the engine scream.

To transmit the power of the engine into motion, the torque in the engine has to be channeled to the tyres through the gear wheels. We move the gear from ‘neutral’ into ‘drive’, then the power in the engine begins to act on the tyres, moving the car forward.

The gear of a car does exactly what faith does in a man. The Spirit of God is the engine of life, it generates or communicates the wisdom or knowledge of God comparable to the torque or power of a car engine. In prayer and meditation, we fire up this engine, it revs within us with so much power, but until we engage faith, all that power does nothing, no movement is recorded.

Faith is the gear of life, faith is, to give your being(thought, emotion, words and actions) to the wisdom and knowledge of God ministered in your spirit by the Spirit of God. To give your being, I mean releasing yourself to it. If it says walk on water, you step out unto the water without fear. If it says point your right finger to that man sitting in a wheel chair and say, “get up and come here”, you do it without arguing the man’s condition in your mind.

In God, seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing. So, we have the eyes of faith, and what we see with it is what is real. Yeah that’s right! When Jesus says that if your eyes be good, then your whole body will be full of light, He means that, if your faith is engaged to the right engine, which is the Spirit of God, and you are receiving the knowledge of God mixing it with faith, then that light shall saturate and be manifested through your life. The glory of God shall be seen upon you. You shall shine with the glory of God. The appearance of God shall be transmitted via your life. You shall be the visible manifestation of an invisible God, just as the performance of a car whose gear is engaged demonstrates the power of the engine within it.

Simply put, faith is acting like what you know about God is also true about you. AND YES, IT IS! You are made in His image.

Your life is so exciting. You’re blessed!

THE GOD OF PEACE WILL SOON CRUSH SATAN UNDER YOUR FEET.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5 KJV)

Scripture tells us that we have already been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Now, that means that everything you’ll ever need in life at every single moment has already been made available. Most people don’t use these provisions because of ignorance or unbelief. The scripture above tells us that these things are reserved in heaven for us, and these things, which are ready for deployment to the earth, shall be deployed into our lives by the power of God through our faith, producing the results we need.

Now, it says that this will happen in the last time. That means NOW. Because Christ ushered us into the last times, HalleluYah!

You see, what makes it look like your answer is taking some time is because you’re labouring to enter into rest, or in other words, you are ‘coming’ to believe. It’s a necessary process that the Spirit of God takes you through in order to establish your faith in the finished work of Christ. When He has trained you, you shall come forth as gold! Your light affliction is working out for you an eternal weight of glory. The real value is in what you gain spiritually during this waiting period, not the end reward. The end reward will make your joy full and also glorify God, but the process will bring you closer to the image of Christ.

If you’re believing God for something, satan will engage you and try to stop you. But fight the good fight of faith, not only will you get what you are believing for, but you shall also reclaim a portion of your spiritual land of promise from satan, which is your divine nature. You shall come out of that fight ‘wonderfully made’. Glory!

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (Romans 16:20 KJV)

Have The God Kind of Faith!

Those in Christ are not told to “believe Christ” or to “believe God”, we are told to “believe in Christ” or “believe in God”.

What is the difference?

To believe someone is to give a mental consent to what they said, and sad to say, this is what most Christians have, and call faith. They couldn’t be more wrong, because there’s no difference between this kind of agreement and what was present before Christ came.

But to believe in Christ is what Paul describes in one place…As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬ KJV). In another place he puts it this way…I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (‭Galatians‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ KJV)

You see, the just shall live by faith. But we don’t live by our own faith, we live by the faith of the son of God, in other words, we are legally and spiritually impersonating Christ, as the son of God. That is why creation waits for us to manifest, because we are Christ incarnates. And to make it more awesome, Jesus himself tells us to have the faith of God in Mark 11. Jesus also double confirms this by saying we shall do greater things.

Scripture triple confirms this by saying that “As He is, so are we in this world”. Glory to God! HalleluYah! This is something to shout about!

With you around, nobody needs to wait for God or Christ to act. Both are here in you, for you are one with them! Jesus never told a sick person or a dead body that God did not approve their request. Instead he said, “I know You ALWAYS hear me”. Wow!

Paul takes it further and says,…the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we speak; (‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭6-8)

My my my! Did you just see that? With the word of faith in your heart and in your mouth, Christ is here!
No problem in this world needs Christ to come down, we are able to deal with it! Put the word of God on your mouth and frame the world! Glory! Shine NOW! Shine On!

THERE IS NO GREATER HONOUR!

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

This might be the reason many church folks end up thinking God failed to reward them for their supposed service to Him; because they did the wrong service and expected the wrong reward. God did not promise to reward us with something for being busy in religious activities.

What God rewards us with is grace, the divine energy that gets things done. In the book of Hebrews chapter eleven, God shows us something rather remarkable, He shows us that it is in His nature to make real in our lives whatever knowledge of Him we search out and receive with faith. Here we see that the labour God expects of us is the labour of searching Him out, and believing what we find, hence, ask, seek and knock.

The word “rewarder” actually should be translated “testifies” or “bears witness to”. So, God is saying that whatever knowledge of Him we search out, He will bear witness to it through the faith it will birth in us, causing us to come into the manifestation of that truth. We labour in the word and ‘prayer’, and we find faith. Our reward is to shine like the stars among men by the works of our faith in God. We are channels through which God broadcasts Himself to the world. There’s no greater honour!

My greatest inspiration as a teacher of God’s word, Charles Spurgeon once said, that if a man be as a ram’s horn, and with him his maker makes sweet sounds, that it shall be to that man’s gain, if he finds a way to make himself into a golden horn, that his maker may make more melodious sounds out of him. It is with you that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord covers the earth as the waters cover the sea. Ask! Seek! Knock! Seek Him with all your heart, for everything you find out about Him shall become real in your life if you receive them with faith. BE a witness!

GET READY!

The secrets of life, were actually not meant to be secrets at all in the first place, they are the laws of God for life and godliness. In the beginning, they are clearly seen in the life of the little child, for as it is written, both the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of life were standing right there in the midst of the garden. But when a person loses their inner child by ‘growing up’, these laws become hidden from them, because they have been removed from the garden, they no longer live from the ‘believing heart’, because they have been moved into outer darkness, into the flesh where they live in the darkness of their senses.

Calling on the name of The Lord, following Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life, which is believing and rebuilding again the ‘believing heart’ within, it is the only way to that tree of life again. Jesus says, we eat His flesh and drink His blood in order to partake of His life. Faith is the pathway between heaven and earth, the very road that divinity marches on from heaven into the earth, it is the way that God takes from our hearts into our lives in this world. Rebuild God’s habitation within you, rebuild the ‘believing heart’, and make straight the way of The Lord, remove every obstacle to your faith walk.

Remove the traditions and useless philosophies of men from your minds, and make the path of faith straight. Remove the things that have worked in the past, that seem to be ‘keys’ and ‘proven methods’, all those things that seem to have some reputation for delivering results, all those mountains and hills where you always run to for help, where you have set up images of ‘man made’ gods, level those mountains and make the path of faith level. Fill up those valleys, those things that you have concluded to be ‘no no areas’, that you’ve written off, that have not worked in the past and so have earned your condemnation, fill them up with the word of God and level the path of faith. 

Rebuild your ‘believing heart’ and make the path of faith level and straight for God to come into your world.
It is almost here people, the day of darkness is almost here, the sun is setting, fill up your lamps and get extra oil for yourselves, for the bridegroom is almost here. Prepare yourself for the times ahead. After the darkness comes light, but you must make it through the darkness first. You need that light that shines from the believing heart to walk you through the night, and into the morning light. Get ready for when things go wrong in your personal life and around you, prepare for the global shaking coming, and whichever one comes first, or you ever experience, be sure you are ready for it.

Shalom Aleichem/Peace Be Unto You.

BELIEVE!

All good and perfect gifts come from above.

GOOD: Something that is and continues to be what it is meant to be. If something is meant to satisfy and along the line it starts bringing dissatisfaction, it is not good. That’s why scripture says that the blessings of God makes abundant and ADDS NO SORROW.
PERFECT: Something that serves the purpose it is expected to serve without negative consequences. Your law is perfect oh Lord!
GIFTS: Something you didn’t really earn by your own effort. Something received out of the will and discretion of the giver. For we have nothing except that which is given us by grace.
ABOVE: Heaven, but not a heaven somewhere far away, it is the heaven of our hearts, where God dwells by faith in His word. If you open your heart through faith in the word, Jesus and The Father will come in and dwell in there. The believing heart is heaven.

Now let’s restate that scripture in our own words…

The things that satisfy, prove themselves true and serve the purposes we need them to in our lives, are things that come into our lives by the outworking of the faith born for it by the word of God in our heart. You must pay very careful attention to your heart my dear ones, the real and best things in life come from there. And hear this, there is nothing like coincidence or luck, or getting what you didn’t ask for. You may not have asked for it directly, but once you believe for something, the things that will make it possible begin to align themselves, most of them you never thought of, but your faith knows you need them. God knows what you need, just believe and walk. He will do both the things you asked for, the things you thought about, and much more than that, He will make all things work together for the realisation of that expected end, that His will has given birth to in your heart.
ONLY BELIEVE!

The Presence of God.

You hear God with your heart, not your ears. You see God with faith not your eyes. You draw near to God by acting on your faith, then God draws near to you in the form of prosperity(progress toward your faith). Then, when you come into the presence of God, there is fullness of joy, meaning there is satisfaction when your faith ‘materialises’. The presence of God is where the word of God is, where He sent it; the action He has commanded and the result it produces.

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:23, 24 ESV)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand(implementation of His will) are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11 ESV) (interpretation in parenthesis added)