For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
By faith, kingdoms were subdued, promises were obtained, lions mouths were shut up, fires were quenched, swords were escaped, the weak were made strong, the fearful became valiant, the dead were raised to life, the lame were made to walk, the deaf made to hear, the blind to see, and on, and on, and on. Warriors, we must have this daily faith because in reality without it, we would crumble.
Faith IS substance and each one of us are given a measure of faith each day. This daily faith is not to be confused with the faith of salvation by the Holy Spirit, but rather the faith needed to persevere in battling the wiles of the devil as we strive to reach the mark.
This daily faith gives us the strength to overcome, and Jesus says that those who overcome will sit with Him on His throne where power and revelation abides. Oh yes warriors, we are referring to the Upper Room where the ordinary are doing the extraordinary through the Holy Spirit. Don’t believe the lies of the haughty and the proud, there are rewards for those who overcome.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
GARMENTS OF FAITH?
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-24
Jesus does not want lip service nor does he desire garments of faith or the good deeds of the faithful revealed by their own boasting. Jesus desires YOUR faith (which is yours alone) to manifest its power in HIS Spirit, that you may overcome the workings of the power of darkness that desires to kill and destroy.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Jesus does not need us to reveal or proclaim our faith to Him, for He gave us our faith to believe in ourselves and that in Him, we will be able to do all that He did. When Jesus ascended on high, He gave us His Spirit to walk with us on our journey towards the fulfillment of our lives.
5 “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. John 16:5-14
FAITH’S VICTORY MARCH:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:10-16
Faith is substance to use by you as a weapon over those things that desire to quell your victory march through the valley of life. Remember the Word lovelies, it is faith of the person who believed in Jesus that worked its power and set them free, healed them, and even revived them from the clutches of death.
HERE’S THE NUGGET: Faith is power, but faith in the Name of Jesus through the Holy Spirit is the power that overcomes all things. Have faith in who and why you are, not who and why you desire to be, and you will move mountains..Just believe!
Let your garments always be white, and let your head lack no oil. Eccl 9:8
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