KEY SCRIPTURE: Heb 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
Our Lord JESUS is the initiator of our faith. He is the focus of our faith. The key scripture tells us to look away from all other things, problems and learn from the example of our master Jesus.
He considered the joy, victory and fruits of the cross, despised the shame and pain of it, to endure it. Isaiah 53:11 “He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities”.
Our faith is called upon to rise up against many contrary situations .We must learn from the example of the author and finisher of our faith. Look away from the situation. It may be grave, demanding attention, but don’t attend to it. Fear and discouragement is a product of focusing on the contrary situations.
Faith is also alert and strong when the focus is on the word. This was the example of our master and as well as Abraham. Romans 4:19 “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb”:
From the example of Jesus, the principle of strong faith is to look away from the problem. Trouble, or challenge to focus on the word of God. FAITH IS ALWAYS A PRODUCT OF THE WORD IN OUR HEARTS and miracles happen as the word in our heart is spoken out through the mouth. (Rom 10:9,10)
Jesus has shown us the way of faith, I always focus fully on the word, bringing me outstanding results all the time. No matter how grave the condition may be I am victorious always.
Proverbs 4:20-23 ” My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”
Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.