Here is the secret of faith. Faith grows stronger as we climb higher. The more you read God’s Word, the more you understand about yourself and this God who created you.
Growing in your relationship with Him – the more you think about what you read, the more familiar you become with His voice. Faith is not mental; it is not mental assent; it is not intellectual agreement. Faith is a spiritual force that grows and develops in the heart or spirit of man. Here is where the heart rests with a quiet sense of security.
Romans 8:31 says “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Here your heart becomes quiet. You look up into His face and whisper your request. You know it is going to be granted because it is your Father who is on the throne. I mean, it is your Lord who is seated by His side. When we are talking about the Word, we are talking about the foundation of the throne of God, the throne by which Jesus is seated.
Jesus is the surety of every word from Matthew 1 to Revelation 22, the Guarantor of every word. If any Scripture should go by default, Jesus becomes responsible. He said “Heaven and earth can pass away but one word that I have spoken can’t ever pass away.” If the Word can be broken, the throne can be overturned. That cannot be. No Word from God is void of fulfilment.
Faith needs to be put into practice. Faith is not abstract. It can be practiced. Where should it be put into practice? It should be practiced in difficult and perilous circumstances. It should be practiced when one is facing challenges of life, e.g. sickness, when there is no money in the pocket, hard places, temptations and trials, tribulations, etc.
If God’s children cannot commit their bodies to God when they are sick, who will believe that they have faith? If believers cannot trust in God for problems arising in their families, what use is their faith to them? Faith is something that has to be practiced. Faith is truly a practical expression of the Christian life.
Prophet T.B. JOSHUA