KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:16 KJV” Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
The place of faith in the life of the Christian is extremely important. Evangelist R W Shambach of blessed memory used to say, you don’t have any problem, all you need is faith. Your faith in God is a high virtue to maintain. In the light of this I wish to say that there is nothing that can weaken the faith of a man as sin in his life. Strong faith is a function of love. Sin in the life of a man means his or her love for God is very low and therefore cannot have strong faith. This is the reason the word of God counsels us to put sin aside before attending to the word of God (2nd Peter 2:1&2).
Faith is always a product of the word of God. Rom 10:17 KJV “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. Give an undivided attention to the word. Read it, study it, listen to the messages of anointed men of God. Learn from those with proven results in faith and follow their example (Heb 13:7). Keep doing and practicing what the word of God says. Do not act against the word. Faith grows with practice.
The word says resist the devil in faith. Do the same (1st Peter 5:9) When you command a situation to change, accept in your heart that it has changed and don’t worry about the symptoms that may be hanging around. (Jonah 2:8,Mark 11:23,24) Approach God’s word like a little child and you would see God’s approval on your actions((Matt 11:25)The wise and prudent of this world cannot experience the power of the word because human reason does not accept the wisdom of God, because it is spiritually understood. (1st Corinth 2:14). Your faith in God will keep growing as you trust God and act on His word. Use your faith to quench every fiery arrow of the wicked.
My faith is my confidence in God and his word. I receive it as a little child trusts his father. I keep my conscience clear of any hidden sins, therefore my heart is pure towards my father, ever ready to do what He says. O what a wonderful life of trusting God.
1Corinth 2:14 KJV” 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”.
1Peter 2:1 & 2KJV Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: