TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE REASON WHY FAITH FAILS (PART 2)
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4: 15. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Beloved, in continuation of what we started yesterday on the reason why faith fails, we discovered that faith can come and can as well go! And the determinant factor of whether it comes or goes away is the word of God. Hence encounter with the word is so paramount in the operation of faith.
Besides, we must understand that one light in a particular area does not tackle that of another. In other words, the light/ revelation you have for finance that makes your faith to produce wonders financially may not apply for health issues, so you have to get light/ revelation in the particular area you are trusting God for a miracle.
What faith fails?
- Acting without an encounter with the word of God (details yesterday meditation)
- Acting without proper understanding of the word sent to you is the second reason why faith fails! The faith that will deliver results is the faith that has encountered the word of God that is clearly received and understood.
Our understanding of the word of God is affected by several issues that boil down to psychological and spiritual conditions:
A. Psychological; You cannot be in a service during the word session and your mind is in your business, the appointment you are trying to catch or busy chatting, etc and expect to understand the word sent to you. So many of us miss out in these areas especially if the usher hurt you before taking your seat.
Our state of mind par time determines to a large extent how we receive the word of God and our reception is a function of the state of our minds. The Bible says that the seed is the word of God (Luke 8:11) which must be planted on the soil of your heart. Hence the conditions of your heart matters a lot. Hence we receive the word with joy:
Luke 8: 13. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; …
B. The spiritual: To understand the word of God you must be born again! You spirit must have been regenerated, otherwise you can not cooperate with the Holy Spirit of God whose ministry it is to help us catch the light/revelation sent to us;
John 14: 26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
If you are not born again, the Holy Spirit’s ministry to you is to convict you of sin until you come to the point of surrender to the Lordship of Jesus(Jn. 16:8).
1 Corinthians 2: 14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Avenues through which we gain understanding ;
- Meditation (Ps. 119;97-100, Josh.1:8
- Prayer of enquiry (Jer.33:3)
- Human resources through books, DVDs and CDs (Acts 8:26-40)
Beloved, do you have the word? If yes, do you understand it very well? You have not fully understood the word if it has not formed a picture in your heart. Any word that should be acted upon is the word that has formed a picture in your mind. Faith failures comes when men are acting blindly without a sent word or lack of understanding of the sent word. What areas of your life do you desire a miracle, get your sent word and ensure it is clearly understood before taking action.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. If the trumpet had sounded yesterday, where would you have spent eternity? Think about it.
- Father thank you for your word to me today.
- Lord, I receive the grace to do the needful so as to understand my sent word in the name of Jesus.
- I declare yourt rescue from the circle of pains and reoccuring evil in the name of Jesus.
- Your destiny is excused from satanic assualt in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.