Pastor Segun Obadje

The Word: Source of Faith

Romans 10:8-10

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The Word of God ministers faith to the hearer of it.  There is no other source or bank of faith other than the Word of God. The Word of God is the source of faith and is the giver of faith. Faith is the ability to believe God and act upon His Word. You don’t get faith by mustering strength from your flesh; it’s not by bold face or carnal or fleshly exertions. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Our opening Scripture says it expressly, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.

Some people try to believe God for things in their lives such as finances, progress, prosperity, healing, and so on. You don’t try to believe God, you just believe God. How do you do it? Get the Word into your spirit. When the Word of God comes into your spirit, you don’t struggle to believe God because faith is not a struggle, faith is a rest. When you are living and acting by faith you don’t struggle, you don’t exert fleshy energy because it’s not of the flesh, it’s of the heart. The Bible tells us “it’s with the heart that man believes…” (Romans 10:10). So when the Word of God gets in to your heart, as you listen to God’s Word and meditate upon it, faith is imparted unto you.

Beloved, you will not struggle to believe God when you consistently feed on the revelation of the Word through meditation. It is natural for the believer to believe because the believer is a believer.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that the Word of God is my constant meditation. I feed on the Word daily as I meditate upon it, and my faith is built up. Amen.

Further Meditation: Romans 10:8-17; Hebrews 11:8-19.

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