TOPIC: THE FUEL OF FAITH
Scripture: Luke 1: 36. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter. In continuation of what we started yesterday, our faith needs constant refueling to sustain us all through the journey of life. And we did established that all the good and positive experiences of our lives are meant to fuel our faith.
How then do we fuel our faith for Victory?
1. Understanding of what God has done in the past
2. Remembrance of God’s faithfulness (details in yesterday meditation)
3. The testimonies of what God has done: Testimonies are proofs of God’s love to mankind. When it is shared, it is one of the quickest ways to fuel your faith.
Bible examples of where testimony fuel faith:
1. The testimony of Elizabeth: It was as soon as Mary heard the testimony of Elizabeth that her faith comes alive:
Luke 1: 36. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
The faith of Mary was fuelled to believe the impossible when she received the testimony that Elizabeth her cousin is now six months pregnant even though men had already given up on her, they even tagged her a name that is not her own ‘barren’.
Beloved, I don’t know what men may have called you. You may have received various kinds of insults just because of your situation, I have good news for you today, Jehovah that changed the story of Elizabeth is coming for you.
Mary’s faith was strengthened because she knew it was only the God of impossibilities that could make it happen for an old woman who had already passed menopause. This is why I have got good news for someone today, don’t allow your age to dry your faith in God!
There’s somebody reading this morning, you have almost developed blood pressure because you feel age is no longer on your side, please calm down.
God does not work with your age. Are you a married woman expecting a child, this is your season! And if you are not yet married, don’t go and get a child out of wedlock, wait for your time. Don’t do stupid things that will make God angry with you. You are closer to your miracle than ever before, so hold on to God.
B. The testimony of the demoniac (Mrk.5:1-20);
Mark 5: 20. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
He was abandoned to die with legions of demons but Jesus came through to him and delivered him.
As he was sharing the testimony of his deliverance, everybody’s faith was fuelled, such that the ruler of the synagogue came to Jesus to plead for his dying daughter(Mrk.5:22-23). Also the testimony got to the woman with the issue of blood and faith came alive in her(Mrk.5:25-30)! She spoke to herself and then took action:
Mark 5: 28. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
Beloved I don’t know how bad your health might be right now? No matter how terrible it is, God has a cure for it. He has done it before so hold on to God and he will heal you now. Only let the testimonies you are hearing now fuel your faith.
C. The testimony of the Samaritan woman(Jn.4:16-37): The testimony of this well known harlot brought hope to the city of Samaria:
John 4: 29. Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
As she shared her testimony, look at the impact:
John 4: 40. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
Beloved, testimonies are powerful tools to fuel your faith, that’s the reason why we share testimonies at every given service! Every testimony you are hearing is your own prophecy in the making. For the Bible says that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Rev.19:10)! Is your faith down right? Please listen to other people testimony and your faith will come alive.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision to spend eternity with God can be established today, give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive strength as I listen to the testimonies of what you are doing in our midst in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy to every one who’s faith is down to receive fresh fire! Let your faith jack back to life because it is your turn to testify.
– To every expectant mother, the God that visited Elizabeth is visiting you today in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.