“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Our opening Scripture tells us above all, to take the shield of faith, wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. It uses the phrase, above all; which shows importance or priority. Faith is a matter of importance or priority. Anyone who jokes with the subject of faith becomes an elective in life. Faith is a main course in the school of the Spirit. It is by faith that we become impregnable to all the fiery darts of the wicked. Nothing of darkness can penetrate the shield of faith. Faith is a shield.
The subject of faith is one that we must not play down on in any way. We cannot overemphasize faith in the church, we can only not say enough on it. Faith is not the only subject of the Bible but it is the most important. Faith failure is Christianity failure, because Christianity is called ‘the Faith’. We cannot over flog the subject of faith in the teaching of the Word. Sometimes people assume they understand faith and how it works. They suppose it for many things that it is not, and miss out on the power of God made available through faith. This is the reason why there must be refresher courses to establish us in faith, for when we are established in the faith, everything else will align correctly.
It is very important to walk by faith and to learn how it works because: We were saved by faith (Ephesians 2:8), we live by faith (Romans 1:17), we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), we have access to the grace of God by faith (Romans 5:2). We must lay hold upon the facts of faith and live in the reality of faith, for there is nothing in Christ that can be done without faith. It takes faith to walk in love, it takes faith to please God; God is a faith God, and it’s only by faith that we can walk with Him.
Genesis 5:24 tells us that Enoch walked with God. Hebrews 11:5 shows us how he did it; by faith. If faith pleases God,
then unbelief displeases Him. Therefore it is important to understand the subject of faith and to walk by it; that’s the way to live a life that fully pleases God.
My Solid Front (Confession): I declare in the Name of Jesus Christ, that I give due priority to the subject of faith; I declare that I grow in my understanding and use of faith, therefore I live a life that fully pleases God. Amen.