“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”
– George Seaton
These are days when we need to have our faith strengthened, when we need to know God. With wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, fires, hurricane season, and ongoing political upheaval and divisiveness, the just or righteous ones are to live by faith. There is no shrinking back in fear. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. One word from God can change a nation.
“Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours” (Mark 11:23-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)).
Kingdom faith moves mountains. When we consider the faith of the Saints of old, Hebrews 11 tells us: faith operated powerfully in Abraham for when he was put to the test he offered up Isaac as a sacrifice believing that God could raise Isaac from the dead; the power of faith prompted Isaac to impart a blessing to his sons, Jacob and Esau, concerning their prophetic destinies; Jacob imparted a prophetic blessing upon each of Joseph’s sons; faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, although he was born in great wealth and power, and raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; under Moses leadership, faith opened the way for the Hebrews to cross the Red Sea like they were on dry land; and, it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them.
We’ve all experienced tragedy, failure, disappointment, discouragement, and delays that have left us feeling that we could not go on. Kingdom faith teaches us and assures us that there is life after tragedy, a future after failure. It gives us confident assurance that our trials and troubles are only temporary. It gives us hope that a greater, more fulfilling life lies ahead for us. Hope fueled by faith enables us to overcome the world (Hebrews 11:1, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, 1 John 5:4).
We have a wonderful God, a God whose ways are past finding out, and whose grace and power are limitless. Faith makes it possible to remain true to God’s Kingdom in the midst of the chaos taking place in the world.
May the grace, joy, and peace of God be yours through Jesus Christ our loving Lord. To Him be glory, now and forever.