faith as: persuasion, giving credence to someone, moral conviction of religious truth.

TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

True faith all things are possible. Biblical Dictionary defines faith as: persuasion, giving credence to someone, moral conviction of religious truth. Webster’s New World dictionary uses words such as: confidence, belief, to be convinced of, reliance or complete trust. The Greek word often used in the New Testament is pistis. What we are saying is that faith comes to a person when he or she gives credence to or trusts that God is speaking to us through His Word.

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Jesus Christ.

HOW FAITH WILL GROW IN A PERSON’S HEART TRUE (TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

One person might say, I don’t have any faith. But God says that everybody has been given a measure of faith. We could summary it by saying that faith comes from hearing God speak, and hearing God speak through the Word of God. The more one feeds, or “inputs” their mind with God’s thoughts, the more faith will grow in a person’s heart.

EXAMPLE OF A FAITH

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Let’s use an example of a computer. If data have not been loaded onto the Internet for you to access, how will the Internet be of use to any of us? In the past days, software programs were loaded onto our computers, whereas now Cloud Computing is taking over. The data is on the Internet for us to access and use. If the information was not there, it could not be obtained.

In the same way, faith in God comes as one grows in knowledge of God’s thoughts expressed in the Word of God, the data of God that we are to access and use. Faith is the major way to reap from God the father.

HAVING FAITH ON SOMETHING

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

It is written in scripture “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith”.

Every day we put our faith in people. Some put their faith on government, business, doctors, teachers, pastors or man of God and it fails them. Have you ever been disappointed by what you have on? You have exhibited full confidence in the world or doctor by allowing them to work on your business or body.

Everybody have faith. As soon as a person gets on a plane, they exercise faith in those things that they are adequately trained. You are having faith or trusting that the person can do which he is trained for perfectly. Think of the trust that you invest in people daily. When you think of it that way, why do we have such a hard time trusting God?

HAVING FAITH ON GOD

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

This is where our world view becomes deceptive. What God is asking of you is to place your trust and faith complete dependence on Him. Do not be independent; let your faith anchor on God. He said, “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it”.

When He said we will be like child doesn’t mean we should turn to childlike. But it means that children trust their parent and have full confidence in them for everything. Children normally jump into the arms of the parents when playing because they know that they can carry them without falling down.

EXPLANATION OF HAVING FAITH ON GOD

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Note that he never looks down and think or wonder whether the parents will be capable of catching him and saving him from the fall. We have so much to learn from children as to their simple trust and that why we should have childlike faith. It means a change in our world view to that of faith in God.

And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

It means throwing yourself into His arms unreservedly and saying, “not my will be done but yours”. You are to believe that He is there and that He will reward you for earnestly seeking Him.

AN EXAMPLE OF FAITH

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

My children will like to be with me or the mother in night because they believe that they are protected. They will always say Daddy or Mummy pray for us as they go to bed. Why, it is because they so trust and have confidence. Let us fully have faith and trust in God.

How Can I Grow my Faith?

God has given every man a measure of faith according to scripture. How important is this measure of faith given to you? The quantity or amount of faith that you have or possess is not as important as you put that faith to work. As we have already seen, that faith grows by using it.

MEASURE OF FAITH

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

If you faith is small as mustard seed you can ask mountain to move and it will move. Believe God for small things and see answers that faith. And you then have faith for the next steps, for big and bigger things. And you learn to trust and rely on God at all times. When in hard times comes or not, our trust in God will solve all problem because God is God of all impossibilities.

After all, God is not limited; any limits placed on us are due to our lack of knowledge and understanding of God. Our expectation from Him is low according how we know Him (God). Since we have all been dealt a measure of faith, the problem is not growing the faith but to add something to it; knowledge, understanding and stepping out in obedience in accordance to what you know of

​ HOW IS IT INCREASED?

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Let’s look at what Jesus said concerning growing in faith which God’s word.

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” and He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’?

Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty’.

HOW WE CAN UNDERSTAND JESUS ANSWER?

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

How are we to understand Jesus’ answer to the apostles in His response to their question concerning growing in faith? Why is He talking about servants preparing dinner for their master? The perspective of the passage is after Jesus’ radical statement that a disciple of Christ is to forgive his brother seven times in one day if he turns and repents. The Rabbis had a saying that if a person forgave another three times, he was a perfect man. Jesus advocated that His people are to go a long way further than the rest of this world.

The chief rivals to the Lord and His disciples were the Pharisees and the rulers. The disciples were not to be bitter or aggrieved toward them for their opposition, but to forgive and maintain a heart of forgiveness all days to those that sin against them.

THE DISCIPLE’S RESPONSE TO JESUS ANSWER

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

The disciple’s reaction and response to such a statement is that, they all need greater faith, an increase of faith to be able to attain to that level of forgiveness.  Jesus said that it is not about the size of their faith or ours; our faith can be as small as a mustard seed, one of the smallest seeds. It’s more about what we do with the measure of faith we are given. That is whether put to work.

It is acting out of obedience to our Master’s desires based on our knowledge of Him and His will. They were to see themselves as servants doing everything they were told to do. Whether it is working on the fields, or making the supper, faith grows out of obedience. To live out what we know about the Lord’s character and His will, and this will produce good things, (good fruit) because His thought is for good from an outflow of one’s life of faith.

HOW DO WE RESPONSE TO JESUS ANSWER

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

When any time in your life, you are passing through a trial, going into a trial, or just coming out of one. God is committed and faithful to building your character through your life experiences.

With each trial or test is a lesson to all Christian. In scripture, Peter, the apostle says, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge.

What knowledge of God do you have that you can put to use in this trial or test of your faith? God is at work in our lives giving us experiential learning of His character and His Word.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

WHAT GOOD WORKS HAS GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR YOU TO DO?

If you leaving the world now what would you be remember; as your most significant accomplishment?

Every trial or test that you find yourself in is filtered through the hands of a loving and sovereign God. He has allowed it to come into your life to teach you to walk by faith and to put to use the knowledge you have gained about His Word and His character.

KNOWING GOD’S NATURE AND KNOWING ALL WE CAN ABOUT HIS WILL

To Know God’s nature and knowing all we can about His will through His Word is essential to our faith. Before the world was created, God had an idea of the finished product of each person. The scripture says that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Whatever trial or test you find yourself going through right now, reach out and hold on to a promise of God that relates to that situation. Hold God by His promise through quote it to Him.

JESUS SHOWED EXAMPLE WHEN HE WAS PASSING TEMPTATION

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Jesus did exactly the same when He was facing temptation by Satan in the wilderness, the Lord used,” His knowledge of God and His Word. He could have just spoken what He wanted to, for what issues out of His lips is the Word of God, but to be an example to you and me, Jesus quoted from God’s word, which became a direct living word to the situation He was facing at that time.

We are told to take up the sword of the Spirit the word of God. That why It is essential that we gain understanding and knowledge of the Word of God and how it relates to our faith.

CONFIDENCE IN APPROACHING GOD

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.

​ WITH FAITH WE SEE OURSELVES AS A PARTNER WITH GOD

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

When we can be confident and know that what we are asking for is under God’s will and is what He wants to do, we can view ourselves as a partner with Him. God is just carrying out on earth the very thing that He wants to do because He is the creator and owner.

It can be seen as bringing the reality of the kingdom of heaven into our lives on earth, in agreement with the will and the word of God. The word that is inspired by the Spirit of God is known Rhema (specific word). Perhaps this is what took place when the disciple Nathanael, also called Bartholomew, was moved very quickly by Jesus from a state of unbelief to faith:

EXAMPLE ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE
  • Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
  • Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.
  • When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.”
  • How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
  • Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
  • Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that”.

WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS PASSAGE TO MOVE NATHANAEL SO QUICKLY TO A PLACE OF DISCIPLESHIP?

It was Jesus speaking a word to him, which only God could have known. We would probably call it a word of knowledge today. More than likely it was a prayer that Nathanael had prayed while alone with God sitting under the fig tree.

We can only surmise based on what we see here, but I believe that Nathanael was enjoying one on one time with God, while sitting under the fig tree, perhaps asking God if He did know him.

When he met Jesus Christ and was told by Him that the Lord had seen him under the fig tree, it was a unique word to Nathanael’s heart that, yes, God had heard his prayer, whatever it was, while he was under the fig tree. To Nathanael, it was the realization that God knew him. And God was watching him.

The Lord knew what was in his heart, that he had nothing false, and that He saw him under the fig tree when Phillip came up to him. This motivated him of knowledge of faith giving him evidence to trust for things not yet seen.

MOVE TO FAITH

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Thomas, the disciple, was also moved in such a way to faith. He was not in the Upper Room when the others saw Jesus Christ come to their midst. When he heard about it later, he would not believe. Only when Jesus Christ came to him personally and showed him the nail prints in His hands and feet did Thomas believe. His faith didn’t get bigger; he was just provided knowledge to apply to his faith. He fell on his knees saying, “My Lord and my God! Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

We are more blessed if we believe by faith and act just by God’s Word. The Word of God mixed with faith is a powerful weapon in the life of a Christian. Man or woman will bring great fruit to his life and to others that are around him.

NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR HIM

(TRUE FAITH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE)

Lift up an extraordinary measure of faith, take the measure you have, mix it with faith in God’s Word, and you can connect to faith more significant than your own, faith that comes from God. By pure faith, you will connect with the extraordinary.

BIBLE READING

Romans 12:3; Mark 10:15; Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 26:39; Luke 17:5-10; 2 Peter 1:5; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 6:17; 1 John 5:14-15; John 1:45-50; John 20:28-29

PRAY

Thank You God, for blessing all of us with a measure of faith. Please support us to use put our faith to work through this life. Believing you provide an extraordinary life to live by trusting in Your promises and increases our faith, Oh! Lord. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

FAITH, MEANING, IMPORTANT AND APPLICATION

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

Reasons Why Christians should Pay Tithe

Tithe Pay or You Pay says the Lord of host the King

Facing Trouble, Adversity, Suffering or Trials

We Shall Overcome the World

The Major 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit From The Bible

7 Reasons Why Did Jesus Died for Me

 

Leave a Comment