We live by faith


November11

“Jesus replied, ‘Because you have so little faith.  I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.’”  (Matt. 17:20).

One major principle that Jesus taught, trained, corrected, rebuked and encouraged in His disciples was the power of Faith.  His aim was to develop in his disciples an attitude of faith, a spirit of faith and a lifestyle of faith.  Jesus described faith as a powerful force that can move mountains; dry up fig trees; calm storms; bring deliverance to those is bondage; heal incurable diseases; and make you do the impossible. 

Faith is power as it releases the strength of God to accomplish great things through ordinary people: ‘Nothing is impossible for a person of faith.’  Paul persecuted Christians with passionate fury until His encounter with Jesus changed his life from security in himself to faith in Jesus Christ. He made a great discovery: he was persecuting the people who had a faith that he needed; a life he could share; a hope that would give him joy; and a path that would give him peace.

Paul understood the principles of faith and later wrote: “We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Cor. 5:7). “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13). Paul became a hero of Christianity, wrote 13 books in the New Testament Bible, because faith makes ordinary people do extraordinary things.

Kingdom Declaration:

I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 50; Hebrews 8.

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