Have Faith in God

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. – 1Co 9:24 – 27

Life is a race

We are in a race of life
A race to win incorruptible crowns.
The is the race that is set before us:

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, – Heb 12:1

We are in a race of accomplishment.
Hear me today; the race is on
All you get you will have to take by faith.

Hence the fight of faith.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. – 1Ti 6:12

It is by faith we lay hold on what eternal life offers us.
Your faith becomes most important in this race.

And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. – Lk. 1:45

It is what you believe that guarantees performance

It takes Faith to obtain
It takes Faith to secure

How much mark you make on the earth is a function of how much faith is at work.

Faith is not optional: Faith is a must.
Where faith stops is where your victory stops.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. – Eph. 6:16

Above all taking the shield of faith.

The shield of faith is our guarantee in the conflicts of life.
It is not more of the devil but of weak or no faith.

And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. – De 32:20

I will hide my face from Children in whom is no faith
Your no faith is why He hides His face.
Faith is not optional: Faith is a must.

Faith is the environment of the kingdom.

As Citizens of the kingdom of Heaven, we are a people of faith.

God our Father Himself is a Faith God.

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. – Ro 4:17

Little or No Faith

Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? – Matt16:8

O ye of little faith why do ye reason
Those who question or reason how – little faith.
You wonder what becomes of you when you give – little faith. What if I spend that time in church when I can pick the hours at work? – little faith

You keep reasoning “how shall it be” – little faith

“Well I don’t have enough to give that much to Him” – little faith
“Well I don’t have enough time to be there” – little faith
We are not called to reason but to HAVE FAITH IN GOD

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. – Mk. 11:22 – 22

Have faith in God

Stop reasoning or questioning: Have faith in God

Having Faith is the key

How to encounter faith – Acts 14:7 – 10

Who steadfastly beholding perceive that he had faith to be healed.
The man heard Paul speak: The word of God is the source of faith

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Rom.10:17

But I want you to see verses 11 – 14 first

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Whosoever believeth on him
How can they believe in him?
It is faith in Him.

God Himself is the object of our faith.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. – 1 Peter 2:6

And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. ASV

He that believeth on him shall not be put to shame

It takes faith not to be put to shame;
You will not be put to shame

And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed.” NAS

You will not be disappointed anymore.

He that believeth on him

The foundation of the believer’s faith is God Himself through Jesus Christ.

It is not a doctrine but in a person.
He is the object of our faith.

Apostle Paul said

for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. – 2 Tim 1:12

The power of faith lies in its object

Do you believe Him enough to be persuaded He is able? The power of faith lies in its object Faith is only as valid as its object True faith is authenticated by its object. – faith in what? “Have faith in God”

Apostle Paul also said

for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. – Acts 27:25

God in the person of Christ is the sole object of our faith.
He is the One on whom we are looking up to.

He is the One on whom we are waiting

Even the Lord Jesus Himself said

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. – John 14:1

What do you know of Him?

Do you know Him enough to be able to trust Him?
True faith is authenticated by its object.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them. – 1 Samuel 2:8

3 For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. 5 The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land. – Ps 95:35

The secret of faith is knowing God.

……But the people who know their God shall be strong and do great things. – Dan11:32

It takes faith to do great things.
But do you know Him?

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: – Ps 9:10

It takes your knowing Him to be able to put your faith in Him.
If you don’t really know Him, how can you count on Him?

You know Him by His word

Faith, then, comes by hearing the WORD of God. – Romans 10:17

As we listen to The WORD:
As we listen to Him talking to us.
As we think it, dream it, talk it and do it

Faith will rise up.

It is time the supernatural manifestation of God’s BLESSING becomes real in your everyday life.

To them it will look like a miracle but to you it is just normal.
To us, it’s just a way of life…it’s just the way of faith.

Jesus is Lord

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