FAITH TO RECEIVE
The Word of God stands forever according to the Psalmist.
In Galatians 3, we are told to walk by faith “11…The just shall live by faith”. Yet we sometime live as if faith has not yet come. In the great chapter on “Faith” in Hebrews 11, every saint of old received or simply believed the promise that had been made by faith.
We ought to do likewise and much much more as we are living as “New Testament” believers! Amen.
Let’s meditate on some scriptures how to “walk by faith”.
We know that every work of God and every miracle is received by faith and faith alone because “faith has already come”. Unlike in the Old Testament they all needed to obey to receive the blessings lest the curses would be incurred on them by their disobedience. And they all learned faith from father “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” that in Abraham all nations shall be blessed!
“23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith”.
Now notice what verse 25 says:-
“25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster”.
We are told that “Faith” has come. Yes we must therefore walk by faith to believe that in every prayer that has been made, they will be answered! Our part is to believe by faith and God’s part is to deliver the miracle of answering our prayers if made in faith. Like they said “If we are in doubt, we will be without”.
Having made the prayer in faith, we next have to hold fast our confession of faith (Hebrews 4:14…”let us hold fast our confession or profession”). As written in this scripture, we do this by confession. No murmuring or complaining, we simply speak because we believe. And this teaching is from the Apostle Paul himself as set out in the scripture below:-
2 Corinthians 4:
“13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;” (Paul quoted what David said in Psalms 116).
So today the Lord is saying:-
Walk by faith
And because we believe, we therefore confess to possess.