In the previous blog, ‘Faith that produces… Series' we broke down the meaning, power, and definition of faith. Should we want to apply faith into our lives powerfully, it's important to understand the depths of it. However, where many of us fall short, is knowing how to apply learned knowledge to our everyday lives. We are fully capable of using faith-based scriptures, though, in times of needing to apply it to our lives, we stumble. We stumble with thoughts of disbelief, feelings of inadequacy, over analyzing and even questioning whether God will ‘do it’ for you.
Our God-given faith, according to scripture and definition is supposed to produce assurance. Assurance in all areas of our lives such as (not limited to)
When it comes to the said forth areas of our lives, various scriptures show and proves that the manifestation of such, is rooted in faith. In some cases, as a result in Jesus' Rhema word this manifestation happens almost instantly. Today, His Rhema word is still active and applicable to you. You must take Logos (which is the entire Word of God, scripture in plain text) make it personal and apply it to your life (Rhema).
Personally, I've been on a journey where the Lord dealt with me when it comes to faith. Therefore, I desire to help walk you through this journey with the expectation of you walking powerfully in your God-given faith. In this blog, we're going to analyze and understand how your belief system and your faith are intertwined.
He who believes:
In scripture, we are all pretty much familiar with the resurrection of Lazarus of Bethany which is found in John 11:1-44. However, the hidden truth of this text is that faith-based belief is what allowed the resurrection of Lazarus. Midway through this section Martha, the sister of Lazarus blamed the death of her brother on the delay of Jesus. Ultimately, causing His resurrection power to flow.
‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died’ – this was Martha’s first response to the presence of Jesus. Calmly, The Lord responded with a statement, followed by a question. John 11:25-26 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (take note of the word believe). Martha responded with ‘Yes, Lord, I believe…”
Martha, during the chaos, accusation, and even amongst naysayers, believed despite what she could not see. Life. Jesus was able to use Martha's ‘belief' statement, to resurrect Lazarus only to bring glory to God.
Your faith-based belief is not only for your purpose, or desires. The Lord wants to perform life-changing miracles and manifest His goodness through you. Get into the posture of believing that you are God's chosen vessel. He wants to perform miracles through you and for you. God is a jealous God, an all-consuming God. Ask yourself this question, why wouldn't God use my faith-based belief to perform miracles and make known the hidden things… for His glory? The God of Host desires to have a vessel(s) whom He can occupy all for the sake of magnifying His name. Why not you? Believe, all things are possible through His arm.
Encourage yourself in faith-based belief and know that your belief system is what is going to allow the manifestation of the flow of God to move through you and for you.
Tips on strengthening your belief:
Dear Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name I do pray. Lord, I ask that you strengthen me in faith-based belief. Expose every area that is hindering me and rooted in fear. Replace those areas with perfect peace and the power of faith. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Tune into the next blogs as we continue with faith that produces.
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