Pastor Segun Obadje

UNDERSTANDING FAITH

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”

Romans 4:16

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,”

Faith is more than what we do once in a while; it is the daily lifestyle of the Believer. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says For we walk by faith, not by sight”. Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38 all tell us that …The just shall live by faith”. Faith is the only way to live the new life in Christ.

In the Old Covenant, God operated by the Law in His relationship with Israel. However, in the New Covenant, He deals with us by Faith. Faith in the New Covenant is based on the revelation of the Finished Works of Christ for us and our corresponding response towards them. This is called active faith. If you truly believe in Jesus, your faith will be active and it will produce corresponding responses and actions in line with His Finished Works on Calvary cross for you. Biblical faith is potent and active, not passive and docile.

Faith looks to God and responds to what He has done for you in Christ Jesus by acting on the Word. Your confidence in life is not from what you have or do all by yourself without Him, for by strength shall no man prevail; rather it comes from who you are in Christ and what He has provided for you. Ephesians 1:3 says Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”. Irrespective of what you are going through today, make progress and act on God’s Word. In Christ Jesus, you are blessed! Jesus has done so much for you that you cannot stay on the ground and remain poor. Get up and respond to what He has done for you.

My Solid Front (Confession): I fix my gaze constantly on God’s Word and I refuse to consider any other thing but the Word. I take my reference point from Jesus’ Finished Works for me, and that’s my confidence and wealthy place. I declare in the Name of Jesus, that I walk by faith and not by sight. Amen.

Further Meditation: Romans 4:17-20; Hebrews 11:6.