Monday, July 16, 2012

Most Holy Faith

2 Timothy 2:13 (NKJV) If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.

I used to think that I had to have faith that can move mountains to live a life of victory. I thought it was my responsibility to change things through faith. Some of the time, I would see some success but, there were many bondages that I could not break. It seemed---the harder I tried to believe---the harder it was to believe for these much desired breakthroughs.

One day I was reading about the great people of faith, in Hebrews 11. The last verse of that chapter says (v. 40), “God having provided something better for us...” I suddenly realized; God has a put a better faith in us than the natural faith people of the Old Testament had. God then showed me the verse at the top of this post.

If you study the Gospels (the first four books of the New Testament), You will see how faithless the disciples often were, yet they still got to see miracles. It was very clear that it was not their faith---it was Jesus’ faith. There was the time Peter brought in the haul of fish when he reluctantly obeyed the word of Jesus (Luke 5:5). There was the time Jesus was sleeping during the great storm---Jesus clearly stated the disciples had little faith (Matt. 8:26).

The Gospels reveal to us, our need for a Saviour. Jesus demonstrated our true un-righteousness. He made it clear that there is an enemy---the devil---without Jesus, the enemy could cause all sorts of trouble for us. Jesus also showed us that we needed His faith. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” God’s faith is a gift.

How do we tap into His faith and put our faithlessness aside? One way to do this is praying in the Spirit. The Bible says in Jude 1:20, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” Most holy is God. Most holy faith is God-faith. This is the something better for us in Heb. 11:40.

The next time you feel faithless, remember that He is faithful. Tell God you need His faith in the matter and pray in the Holy Spirit (tongues). Pray until you feel a refreshment or until you receive instructions. Either way, you will feel the victory and go back to enjoying this wonderful gift of life.

Be Blessed!

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