Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying
again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
According to the verse above faith is one of the basic teachings for a believer, yet so many Christian do not exercise themselves or labour in the Word of God daily to increase and mature
in faith. By just depending on Sunday for a preacher to search a scripture to bless your conscience will not last any body for more than ten years. A time will come when you shall be required to throw away childish things and eat real meat from the Word
The source and system of faith
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)
Faith is a
spiritual force which is released by the Holy Spirit in the spirit of man due to the anointing which is in God’s word. This force is released as a seed and grows in revelation knowledge and produces faith. If one who has such revelation knowledge opens
his or her mouth and speaks what he or she believed, the Spirit of God with honour those words as if its God Himself who spoke them. This is the way the system of faith operates.
Faith is not hope and faith is not wish
source of real faith comes by hearing and understanding the Word of God. If you are expecting anything from God without basing your expectation on the word of God, this is called hope. And hope shall always be in the future, real faith is based on the eternal
living Word of the Almighty God. And this word works all the time, it carries power and works in the present now. If one expects good things without basing such expectations on the word of God it only amounts to mere wishes. They can happen by chance and only
by the mercy of God can such things happen to be true.
Faith can grow and can be seen
Faith grows from zero faith to other forms of faith depending on how a believer takes the word of God. It can little faith, great faith,
weak faith, strong faith or even a combination like , weak little faith, strong little faith or strong great faith etc.
if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 6:30)
When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. (Matthew 8:10)
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years
old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: (Romans 4:19)
He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; (Romans 4:20)
And, behold, they brought to him a man sick
of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee (Matthew 9:2)
We have heroes of faith in the Bible
The Bible has listed
a list of men and women of faith in Hebrews 11. The Chapter begins by defining what faith is so that we should not doubt what each of the listed men and women had.
It says in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Its like when a man knows a little about God he or she gets a little hope and then goes in to the details of the Word,
actually the Word of the Covenant so that God can count him or her faithful. The Word of God is a Blood covenant Word, that is why it has power and that’s why it can not be broken.
The study of the Word makes one to know the owner of the covenant so that we can be able to trust Him. We trust a person but we believe His Word. You can not believe the Word of one
who you do not trust and likewise you can not trust a person who you do not know. Hence we should know God. Even animals know there masters.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: butIsrael doth not know, my people doth not consider. Isaiah 1:3
No one can know God accept through His Word, prayer and fellowship with those who know him. Woe is he or she who fellowships with those who do not know God.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, (Jude 20)
People like Abraham, Job, Joshua, Ezra, Moses and David etc knew God. Paul later said I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able. Wow, can you see
the order of How to know God?
Prayer and the Word are twins which generate faith
Our Lord Jesus asked a question which we need to answer. In Luke 18:1.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded
man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because
this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long
with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
This illustrates a kind of faith which does not give up. The knowledge which made the woman to persist was based on what the woman knew a judge should do. She knew that it was only the judge who had the power and authority to
fix her problem. This desperation made her to not to faint! And Jesus said that although God is not that unfair in performing His duties yes, men were slake in asking for help from the devils torments.
remove mountains, faith can open doors, faith can stop the mouth of lions, faith can open ways, faith can heal, faith can connect you to the power of God.
The bottom line of the commandments
Our God has declared that if we are to
walk with him we must have faith. For without faith no man shall please the Lord.
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. (Hebrews 11:6)
God says, it impossible to please Him without faith. He did not say
its difficult, he said its impossible. In other words what ever you are doing for God without faith, it is useless. It actually angers Him. All dealings with God must be based on faith. And faith comes by reading the Bible. So you can not please Him without
the Bible. He said you must believe, but, you can only believe His Word. How can you believe without His Word? Or how can you trust Him without knowing Him? and How can you know Him without His Word?. God is always rewarding those who seek Him diligently because
they seek Him by faith and faith comes from His Word and His word is only in the Bible. Hence no Word no faith.