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Dear believer, today’s post is from Pastor Lolo Holonou. We’ll be discussing the importance of Faith, its real meaning, and nature.

Matthew 17:20

 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

 When We Are Led and Live by Sight

We are living in a day and time today where the one thing that seems to be of major influence upon us men is our natural sight. When it comes to direction in life, choices that we make, things that we do, things that we say, our moral and social behaviour, the things that we can see or touch, the things that are of tangible nature seem to have on us the strongest influence.

And so it has become very common even among us Christians that many are led and live by sight – contrarily to the command of God, precious holy written Word which says: “My righteous one shall not live not by sight but by Faith.”

 Will God Find Faith People Today?

Luke 18:8
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?

If there is one thing that Jesus is going to be looking for when He comes in His glory, it is Faith on the earth.

God is searching today for Faith people, people who are not moved by what they see or feel, but who take God at His Word.

It’s said of Abraham, the Father of Faith, that he believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. He took God at His word despite the deadness of his circumstances and was declared righteous by believing. This kind of Faith, the God kind of faith is the faith that God is seeking for among his children.

It’s also what I personally refer to as the Mustard Seed Faith..

We will later be looking into the mustard seed aspect of Faith but let’s begin by grasping its importance and its real meaning.

The Importance of Faith

 Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”

Please understand this: Without Faith, it’s impossible to please God [tweet this]

God does not want us to live by what we see but by what He says and the only we can please Him is by believing and walking in the light of His word even when the circumstances seem to be against it.

The things that are visible to our natural eyes are temporary but the ones that are invisible are eternal. And it is Faith that makes those things which are eternal, real to us.

 What Is Faith?

For us to well understand what Faith is, let’s start by finding out what Faith is not.

Faith is not risk.  It is not an attempt to achieve something. It takes action based upon a sure foundation. Risk acknowledges the likelihood of failure but In Faith, Risk is zero! It’s not stepping out into the unknown in the sense of taking a chance but it’s stepping out upon holy ground, knowing that our Father has taken care of it all.

Faith is not hope. Hope is simply a happy anticipation and expectation of a good and favorable future.  Hope carries a certain degree of expectation whereas Faith carries absolute confidence! While Hope is future tense, Faith is always present tense! It’s mine and I believe I receive now!

 Faith has a foundation: God’s Word

 God’s precious holy written Word, God’s precious holy spoken Word; the Word of God is the only foundation of Faith, and it is a sure and solid foundation that can never be shaken. Heaven and earth will pass away but my Words will never pass away.

Romans 10:17

“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

Now will we commit to God’s Word, will we stand upon His precious holy promises? That’s up to us. It’s the Word of God that Builds Up Faith in Our Hearts! 

Faith is not something you try, it’s something you do; based upon a definite enlightenment from the Word of God.

We could be encouraged by the experiences of others but it’s dangerous to try to act based upon the experience of someone else calling it Faith, without having the personal revelation and conviction that’s imparted by Faith.

  So, What Is Faith Exactly?

Most definitely, the best definition of Faith is found in [Hebrews 11:1-3]: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Faith is a supernatural force that operates in the unseen realm to make manifest in the natural realm the things we have hope for.

In Faith we give full permission to Heaven to invade our situations with God’s divine possibilities! [tweet this]

When Can We Have This God-kind of Faith?

We already have Faith on the inside of us now. God has dealt to every man the measure of Faith. (Rom 12:3)

Friends, Faith is a gift from God. It is a part of God’s Grace that is at work in your live and it’s our responsibility to develop it through constant exposure and obedience to the Word of God.

Friend, It’s time to stop being influenced by the appearance of your circumstances and start believing God with all your heart today. Just rise, get rid of all fear and doubt, Believe God today and watch what He’ll do for you.

I hope you have been blessed with this message. If so, don’t forget to share this with your friends!

Part 2 to follow….