KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:13″ These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth”.
The apostle in this instant reveals to us a very powerful principle to make your faith get results.
Within our key scripture are certain words that shows positive actions that made their faith to produce results. The words are:
For one’s faith to be potent and effective one must employ these principles. First you must be able to see your end or the answer: When the Lord God wanted Abraham to receive His promise,He made him to have a picture of what He had for him; Genesis 15:5 “And he brought him forth abroad and said look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them, and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be”. Your faith is made stronger when you can see what you anticipate. You must first have a picture or be able to see what you hope to get. The sick man must stop seeing himself sick and see himself healthy and strong. The unmarried woman or man who aspires to marriage must see himself or herself married. Your vision would either lift your faith or kill your faith. You are praying for a meeting place, start seeing yourself meet in a new hall with all that you desire to be there, available.
Secondly you must be persuaded about what you are seeing. To be persuaded means, to induce one by words to believe. This implies you start saying words like “indeed I see myself healed and well or I can see myself married” or “I see us meet in a five thousand seated hall”. You induce words that excite your faith.
The third act of faith to be taken to make your faith produce results is to embrace your answer. This means to receive joyfully or welcome” the answer. In a more simple term, you celebrate the answer. You rejoice in your heart about your answer.
The final step of faith is to confess that you have the answer. You keep declaring that everything is alright. Abraham started calling himself father of many nations although he had no child.
Please understand that before you make your confessions you would have first, seen the answer, persuaded yourself of it, and then embrace it excitedly. If you do these things rightly your answer cannot elude you.
Thank you Father for your word. I see my answer as I persuade myself of it, embrace it heartily and boldly confess it.
Hebrews 11:6 “”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”.
Hebrews 11:11. “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised”.