If Bible Faith had no evidence, people would not be interested in it. Those who apply rules on Faith appropriately will always get results. Smith Wigglesworth once said that there is something about Faith that makes God pass a million people just to get to one person. This is how essential Faith is.
Benefits of Faith
Faith makes one untouchable. It puts you above all situations and circumstances of life and makes you experience the supernatural every day. Kenneth Hagin once said that people are in search of the spectacular that they miss the supernatural. Spectacular in the sense of seeing things that are not of this natural realm e.g Angels The supernatural is having the presence of God without us even knowing but we see the results in divine protection, healings, etc. Faith makes one a genuine Ambassador of Christ.
Experiences of Faith
We should understand that a walk with God is a walk of Faith for without Faith, it is impossible to please God. Knowing what the Word of God says and putting it to practice makes you untouchable. Your level of authority depends on how much you accept, believe and put into practice.
A picture of our authority from the Word of God is seen in Ephesians 1: 20- 21
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is to come:
You can’t be walking right with God with this type of mentality and some devil will be harassing you. Having Faith in God’s Word automatically places you above all situations and circumstances in life.
The reality of the Bible Faith
Someone would say let’s be practical. One can quote all that is written in the Bible in fact, a Bible scholar can be in a serious siege of the devil, but why is this? Despite all the promises that have been laid down for us.
Can it really work? Yes, it can. Some say things like, “the Bible is of olden days, this is a new era with modern technologies, this is the computer age”. They fail to realize that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. This modern technology and co, who gave them the wisdom to even develop it? We can never be more modernized than God. Before all these developments came to place, He had been aware and is still very much aware of what will happen after our generation is off the planet.
Unbelief which repels God. It limits people’s destiny including strong believers. Children have a way of inheriting this unbelief from their parents. They have such a believing heart and have the ability to believe anything. When they see their parents who preach the Word of God to them start to panic at a situation, they begin to develop fear and their faith level gradually drops.
God’s picture on Faith
Now, let’s see God’s picture of Faith in Hebrews 10: 38. It says, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him”. Regardless of the report of others, your doctors, the world, choose to stand with what the Word of God says. This is the only thing that will deliver you.
Lack of Knowledge and Understanding
Hosea 4: 6, part A says, “my people perish for lack of knowledge”. Proverbs 4: 7 says,
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Remember that the Word of God is the bank of Wisdom. Let me give examples of what I mean by this.
If you are hoping to be a good wife, acceptable to God and your husband the Proverbs 31 is for you. For those looking for stability in marriage, the rules in Ephesians 5: 25- 33 have to be obeyed by each party. In the area of fruitfulness for those in search of children. Doing what Exodus 23: 25- 26 says which is also linked to Matthew 6: 33 will release your rewards.
If you are looking to excel in your academics, Deut 28: 1 tells you what to do. The reward is in Deut. 28: 13. For those that believe that there is nothing wrong with borrowing or want to be free from indebtedness, Proverbs 22: 7 gives us more insight about it while Malachi 3: 10 tells us what to do. If you need healing check what Isaiah 53: 4 and Matthew 8: 17 have to say and digest it. For those who are still frightened by the devil and still being chased in dreams by his agents, such persons are yet to read and digest what Ephesians 2: 6 says about them.
Are you interested in sitting with Kings and Queens in high places? Do what Psalm 1: 1-3 says. Those who are doing what Matthew 6: 33 says and have minimal understanding of what to get from it check Exodus 23: 25- 26 and Daniel 12: 3. if you keep searching, you will see more.
Back in those days when a Pastor says that the Word of God is our guide in life, it didn’t make much sense to me. I saw it as a book with lots of Bible stories that happened in the olden days. It’s the Spirit of God that opens our eyes to see the benefits we have when we study the Word and put into practice what we have learnt.
Reading and listening to Christian tapes opens our eyes to things, other people, ahead of us found. This will help in our faith journey and remember that faith without work is dead.