TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE PILLARS OF FAITH
Scripture; Hebrews 11: 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Faith the key to believer’s victory has certain pillars that supports it without which faith failure is inevitable. Today, we shall examine one of the major pillar of faith and it is called HOPE!
What is hope?
It is a future certainty grounded in a present reality. The present reality is God’s faithfulness.
It is what you hope for that faith delivers. When hope is dead, faith is impotent.
The potency of faith is hope, that is why our anchor scripture says: Hebrews 11: 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for….
Faith gives substance to your hope. It delivers your future expectation. It is when hope marries faith that an offspring is produced called miracle or manifestation! That’s why expectation is the mother of manifestation.
Every time you give up on any issue, you are invariably saying you are hopeless! And when you are hopeless nobody can help you, not even God because it is impossible to please Him without faith. No matter how strong your faith is, without hope, it will be unproductive.
Beloved, have you been operating in hopelessness? It is time to turn a new leaf because where there is no hope faith is worthless.
Every time you conclude a case as hopeless, you have kill that case! Is that health issues lingering for too long or since you had been in search for job no good job in view, don’t loose your hope!
Are you single trusting God for marriage, don’t allow anything tamper with your hope. Are you expecting a baby and there seems to be delay don’t lost hope! You expect to miss your period and be confirmed pregnant yet you are seeing blood, don’t loss hope.
Don’t even permit the fact that you are approaching menopause to be an issue of concerned. Whatever your expectations might be, let nothing shift your hope and your faith will finally deliver your expectations.
Perhaps you say pastor, you don’t know the battle I’m going through right now! I’m getting tired and frustrated about it all. Beloved, I have a good news for you today, You are coming out of that battle victorious!
If you can keep your faith alive, certainly victory will smile your way very soon. I may not see you but God is seeing you, He knows what you are struggling with, He knows what you’re fighting, He knows the evil conspiracy that was cooked up against you. But be rest assured you are coming out triumphantly in the name of Jesus
Benefits of Hope as a Pillar of faith:
1. It keeps faith from collapsing under the burden of delay! Delay is a serious burden that can destroy your faith but one major support that can prevent that from happening is hope:
Ecclesiastes 9: 4. For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
The moment you give your heart to Jesus, you have been joined to all the living, so there is hope for you.
Titus 1: 2. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began ;
If you believe in the God that can not lie, then you have hope of eternal life. And because we have hope of eternal life we can trust God for every other things that He has promised us in His word. Although it may delay, we wait patiently for it. And as long as hope is alive, faith will delivered.
2. It keeps love from dissolving under the acid of frustration(1 Pet.1:13)
There are so many persons who should have packed up in their love for God, but hope prevented them from doing that. Our father Abraham’s love for God did not diminished for one day even after waiting for the promised son for 25years. He was still willing to offer it up for sacrifice because hope was still alive(Gen. 22:12-16)
Beloved, don’t allow frustration to dissolve your love for God! And the only way to do that is by keeping hope alive.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision of where to spend eternity is best made now. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace to keep hope alive in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy the restoration of every lost hope in the name of Jesus.
-The battles that looks as if it will swallow you up, you are getting over it right now in the name of Jesus. In a short while you shall testify in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.