Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.I want to teach on the message titled “Faith That Works”.
What is Faith? Faith is a key of Life. Another definition of Faith is that, Faith is a Ladder. Hebrews 11:6, says “But without Faith it is impossible to please him : For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”. So Faith is a Ladder, Faith is a key of Life. How do you get Faith? Faith comes from the word of God. What is the word of God? The word of God is a Spirit, that is why the Bible says ‘They that must worship God, must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth’, so without Faith, No man can please God, the maker of heaven and earth and our maker, that is why before you can have the evidence of Christianity, you must be a man and a woman of Faith.
You don’t predict Faith, Faith is a reality, Faith is success, Faith is promotion, Faith is achievement, Faith is God’s door which every Christian must knock at, that will make God to open and say come in and receive your blessing.When a man has no Faith, he can’t subdue any problem, you can’t subdue any Kingdom, you can’t fight a war and survive it because Faith makes God to know that you are a member of His kingdom. People that pleased God included, let me start from Abraham, Abraham was a man of Faith, the Bible made us to know that when God choose him and assured him of His blessings, he never doubted the promises of God, he waited for the fulfillment because the word of God is Patience.Faith is a stamp, Faith is like an indelible mark on a man’s body that cannot be erased because the word of God does not wave, it does not stagger. When God speaks, because He is a God of truth, when you believe it, Faith comes.Faith germinates from believing the word of God. If you don’t believe the word of God you can’t get Faith. When you have Faith your language will change.Faith is what made Jacob to be blessed.The man who has Faith will have boldness to stay in any circumstances.Faith will make the people who have it to overcome or subdue or have dominion or to be on top of that situation.Faith is something that brings good result, it promotes.Let me give an example, when you look at the life of Sampson in the book of Judges, Samson and the mother were traveling, suddenly a Lion came and roar before them, and because Samson had Faith in God he confronted and tore the Lion. A man who has Faith does not shy away from any circumstances, all that he professes in his heart is that ‘It is well’, that is Faith.When you study the life of Moses, it was characterized by Faith, as written in the book of Hebrews 11:23 “By Faith Moses, when he was born, was hid Three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child, and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment”, It was Faith that made Pharaoh not to adopt Moses. Moses had Faith, he told himself that he was not a member of Pharaoh’s descendants because he was not an Egyptian. When a man has Faith he will discover original life, position and place. That is why when a man has Faith God will speak to him like when He instructs men of God, and say ‘Go to Warri’, without the Minister knowing or having anyone there, he will go there, when he gets there, he will live there and subdue the place and get blessed and he will bring forth good result for God. When God tells a man, ‘Go to Port Harcourt’, the Man will go there without having any brother or sister in the new location when he has Faith. That is why I said earlier that Faith is the key of Life, when you have Faith it can open any door, let me repeat it, when you have Faith it can open any door, your Faith in God can eliminate any circumstances.Moses, having Faith in God as outlined in the book of Hebrews 11:23, never agreed that he was an Egyptian, even after being raised in the palace of king Pharaoh, Faith made him to know where he came from.When you have Faith you do things that are righteous, you do things that are good, people that have Faith do not practice evil. When a man has Faith you will discover that he is a blessing to humanity, he delights in solving people’s problems like a Medical Doctor.Joseph was a man of Faith, Isaac was a man of Faith, Rehab the harlot was a woman of Faith.When you have Faith you take risk like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. If you don’t have Faith you can’t take risk for God, people that have Faith take risks for God. We have men like, Late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, Oral Roberts and Bishop David Oyedepo, who does not look into the hand of people. When you have Faith you become independent, depending solely on the word of God, that is where Trust come.So, if you don’t have Faith you cannot do the will of God. When any circumstances comes it is only the people who have Faith that can withstand such situation.
When you have the Spirit of Faith you will have a reward and the reward will be so pronounced, you will be different from other people and your work will be meaningful, that is what the book of James 2:14 says. For if you as a Christian don’t have Faith you can’t serve God, you can’t prove God, it’s only the people who have Faith that proves God, because Faith is something that you cannot handle but you are already testifying that it is with you and you will be able to prove it before everyone.
What I want everyone to understand is that Faith without work is dead. For you to get the detailed analysis about Faith, read the book of James 2:14-26, which says “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath Faith, and have not works? Can Faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled, not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit?Even so Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man say, Thou hast Faith, and I have works: shew me thy Faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my Faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well : the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that Faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our Father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how Faith wrought with his works, and by works was Faith made perfect?
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness : and he was called the Friend of God.
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by Faith only. Likewise also was not Rehab, the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so Faith without works is dead also”.
This is the message of Faith, I want everyone to understand that any Faith which is not committed to doing good is not a genuine Faith.Faith that does good, Faith that saves people, Faith that solves peoples problems, Faith that makes people not to agree on any tradition that is not of God, that is the real Faith.So the book of James 2:14-26, as outlined above on Faith, is what every believer need.
Jesus died and resurrected, I was not there, but now that I have Faith and believe in His word, Jesus is alive and He is with me here, that is Faith.Jesus said ‘Don’t do this’, you obey, that is Faith. Jesus was doing good and healing people everywhere he went and God was with Him, that is Faith.I urge every Christian to always read the book of James 2:14-26, Faith works, Faith does not stay alone, Faith moves man forward, Faith solve problems, when you have Faith in the word God it cures so many sicknesses and diseases. That is why the book of Mark 16:17-18 says “And these signs shall follow them that belittling, In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues, They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, They shall be lays hands on the sick, and they shall recover”.
It is Faith that makes a believer to pray for a sick person to receive healing. If you don’t have Faith any sickness that they bring before you, such Faithless person will never be a solution to those sicknesses.Anointing germinates inside Faith. I earlier told you that Believe brings out Faith in the word of God, while Faith brings forth Good Results from the word of God. That is why when you have Faith you lay hand on the sick and he shall recover. That is why, when you have Faith, if they give you poison it will not hurt you. Through Faith you will cast out devil in His name.
Faith is a Weapon which every believer need to have, not only the Pastors or Deacons, but every believer and Born Again Christians must live on Faith. Just like Peter and John, when they were going to the temple through the Beautiful Gate, where they met a crippled man at the gate begging for money, the physically challenged man requested for money and not for healing. That is why, when you have Faith, you also carry Wisdom along, the crippled man was not having wisdom, he never requested for a good thing instead he wanted to remain a beggar, but the men of God that carried Faith, Peter and John, told him that what he needed was healing and not money, and they being filled with the Holy Spirit commanded him to rise up and walk, so that he will no more be a beggar, so that he can get appointment, so that he can go to the farm to work and feed his family, so that he can worship the Almighty God that healed him.
When a person don’t have Faith he behaves stupidly and takes wrong decisions.That is why, Men that have Faith are solutions to problems, like Late Bishop Benson Idahosa, Oral Roberts, Bishop David Oyedepo, Bishop Gila, Prophet T. B. Joshua and Apostle Johnson Suleiman.When a man is filled with Faith, he will remove ignorance from the lives of the people and become a problem solver.
Conclusively, it is good for Christians to have Faith in God, because the word of God is Life, it’s a Ladder and those that believes in it, use it to climb to the top and reign for God. Thank you.For people who need counseling and those who want to be part of sponsoring this Ministration, they can contact the Prophet of God through this Number : 08037452147.
Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
By Prophet Joseph Igbodo
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