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!



Between the treasure rooms of heaven and the manifestation of the promise in your life, just like we’ve established there are also other “smaller” “promise lands”, “comings of Christ” and “last days” that need to be consistent with the will of God. These can be things like the words you’re saying about that thing, the actions you’re taking about it, the kind of help you’re accepting, what you’re thinking about it, etc.

These are the out workings of your faith. They retain and convey the power of God in and through your life. It is God who causes these out workings in you, He works in us both to will and to act on our will in agreement with His own will. He does this in order to preserve our salvation(promise land) which is ready to be revealed in the “last time”.(I Peter 1:5)

It is crucial that these out workings are tested, tried and proved. This testing process is fundamentally important for ensuring that whatever makes it to the place of manifestation is “Christ”, so that God alone will get the glory, thereby covering more of the earth with the knowledge of His glory, which is what He has always wanted.

While you are rejoicing in faith for the manifestation of the word of God yet to come, it will be necessary for a little while to have you …grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (I Peter 1:6-7 NKJV). Don’t struggle with that word “grieved”, it simply means “to distress” or “to challenge your comfort zone”, in order words “to test you”.

The focus here is your response in the midst of that distress, just like the popular saying, “it is not what happens to you but your response in the midst of it all.” Scripture teaches us that whatever is born of God overcomes the world, so by the time the testing is over and Christ is revealed in that situation of sickness in the form of healing, all the glory will go to God, because only the seed of God could have survived that onslaught you went through. Everybody will know, even you will know it was God. Everything that led up to the manifestation will be screaming God. God doesn’t joke with His glory.