What is written in the book of Romans 4:17-22 is the summary or an abridged version of the faith life of Abraham in a period of 25 years. Our opening Scripture shows how Abraham moved from ‘not weak in faith’, to ‘being strong in faith’ or strengthened in faith, to ‘being fully persuaded’ regarding God’s promise made to him. In Abraham’s faith walk, the moment he began to give thanks to God for what He had promised him, he jumped from strong faith to full persuasion. Abraham’s faith became rounded and full when he began to give thanks to God that He is faithful and able to perform His Word to him. First, Abraham believed God, the One who had promised to multiply his seed as the stars of heaven, and to make him a father of many nations; he then refused to consider the deadness of his body as to reproduction, neither the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Abraham was not weak in faith; however, when he began to glorify God in the light of His promise to him, he then became strong in faith; and as he continued in thanksgiving, he became fully persuaded that God was able to perform what He had promised.
One of the very important things in manifesting the blessing is faith. You are giving thanks to God, showing gratitude to Him for His faithfulness. You count and judge God faithful, though you have not yet seen the physical manifestation. There was a supply of the power of God when Abraham began to give thanks to God. The power of God surged in him. All of a sudden, he discovered new reproductive strength within him. As Abraham continued in thanksgiving, he moved from strong faith to full persuasion, that what God had promised, He was also able to perform. Learning from Abraham’s faith, we understand that faith begins where the will of God is known. To be in faith, you need to receive the revelation of the Word, believe it, hold on to it tenaciously in the face of contrary evidences, and keep abounding in thanksgiving as to God’s faithfulness and ability to perform His Word in your life. That’s how to transition from faith to strong faith, and to full persuasion, where you are convinced that God is able to perform what He has promised. Hallelujah!
My Solid Front (Confession):
Thank You Heavenly Father, for showing me how to make definite transitions in my faith, by following the steps of Abraham’s faith. I am the seed of Abraham and I walk in the steps of Abraham’s faith in Jesus’ Name!
Luke 1:45; Ephesians 5:20.