July 23, 2016 – Understanding The Unlimited Power Of Faith: An Inspirational Article By Bishop David Oyedepo
From scriptures, we discover that faith is one of the principal mysteries of the Kingdom. This is because as far as God is concerned, faith is key to accessing all that He has in store for us in His Kingdom. That is why Jesus said: …If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23; see also 1 Timothy 3:9).
Also, when Martha told Jesus that Lazarus was already dead for four days and was stinking, He replied: …Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? (John 11:39-40).
Thereafter, Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave and he that was dead, came alive. That means, faith was the principal force that brought Lazarus back to life. Thus, resident in the Mystery of Faith is a dynamo that has the capacity to turn any negative situation around and deliver our desired results.
“Mystery” in this context connotes Kingdom secrets imbedded in scriptures. It can also be defined as divine revelations from scriptures that are wrapped up in biblical simplicities. For instance, when the servants at the wedding in Cana poured water into pots as instructed by Jesus, it became wine that was sweeter than the ones bought. Also, when Naaman dipped himself in River Jordan seven times as instructed by Elisha, the Bible records that …his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean (2 Kings 5:14; see also Mark 9:29; John 2:5-9).
The mystery of faith is simply doing whatever God instructs, through His Word, to prove that we believe Him to make good His promise. There is no chemical research that can unravel Kingdom mysteries and faith is one of such mysteries that is superior to science. It is a scriptural mystery that can neither be diagnosed nor disproved scientifically. That is why only God’s Word can unravel the mystery of faith.
But, what is Faith?
Faith is a spiritual platform through which God’s integrity is committed for supernatural intervention: For instance, when the three Hebrew men were sentenced to the burning fiery furnace for refusing to worship a golden image, one of them said: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up (Daniel 3:17-18).
This committed God’s integrity to perform because one of His commandments states: Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3; see also Exodus 20:1-6).
As a result, God showed up in the fiery furnace, consumed the effect of the fire because He is the Consuming Fire and made it a cool room before the Hebrew men were thrown in (Daniel 3:19-30).
We must recognise that when we engage the mystery of faith, we provoke God’s integrity for supernatural intervention when challenged. The moment we take a stand for God, we commit Him to deliver His promises. However, it is important to mention that God will only fight for us when we are still. For instance, despite the fact that the furnace was heated seven times more, the Bible records that the three Hebrew men walked majestically into the fire, trusting God and He stepped in. When we become still in any situation and circumstance of our lives, God takes over and when He does, the victory is sure (Exodus 14:14; Daniel 3:24-26).
However, we must understand that being still in any situation and circumstance of life for God to intervene, begins with us accepting Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. When we do so, God becomes our heavenly Father, and we all know that no parent will watch his or her child suffer. This is one of the benefits, among many, that are accrued to you when you become born again. If you are yet to be born again and you desire to, you can say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
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