THE FORCE OF FAITH- RAW MATERIALS CONTD. (2)
"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God"
Faith is a lifter of soul and destiny. Life without faith is one heading for destruction. A life cannot be doubly occupied- Its either faith or fear. Faith is not living by people or public opinion but God's opinion. An undamageable faith is one which surmounts every obstacle. You cant have faith and fail.
3. The Acts of God (Luke 1:34-38; 1Sam. 17:37; Ps. 119:99; Ex. 14:21
The testimonies of the acts of God are raw materials for strong faith in God.
Meditation on the act of God have the capacity of building strong faith
The acts of God have reproductive capability
The acts of God inflame the faith of men
Examples where Acts of God and strength of faith work
(i) The faith of Joshua (Ex. 14:21; Josh. 3:15-16)
(ii) The faith of Elisha (1Kings 17:19-21; 2Kings 4:32-35)
(iii) The faith of Peter (Mark 5:40-42; Acts 9:40-41)
4. The Love of God (Gal. 5:6; 1Cor. 13:7; Matt. 14:14; 2Kings 4:22-30; Luke 7:2-9)
Love is a strengthener and potentiator of faith.
You cannot be love-filled and be faithless
The intensity of your love affects the intensity of your faith
Examples where love and strength of faith work
(i.) The love of Jesus Christ (Matt. 14:14)
(ii) The love of the Shunamite woman(2Kings 4:22-30)
(iii) The Roman centurion (Luke 7:2-9)
Father, thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive Your help for greater access into the Word of God and the Voice of God and greater value for the Acts of God. Thank you Lord in Jesus Name. Amen