KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:6 KJV” 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”.
GOD cannot be known by reason, but by believing in His revelation of Himself.
1 Corinth 1:21 KJV” For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe”. Anyone who would be used greatly to glorify his name must believe in Him. Many people claim they believe God but, they really don’t. Just consider the level of fear that Covid 19 has brought to many. Even many who claim to know and believe in God have been shaken to their roots.
To believe is a verb and its noun is faith. The Bible says by believing God or by faith, the elders obtained a good report (Heb 11:3). One can only be justified or declared righteous before God by believing Him. To believe in God, is to accept with your heart what He says and reject whatever any contrary physical evidence may prove. It sounds very simple yet anyone who would be used mightily by the Lord, must be a believer in Him. God chooses the weak things of this world to confound the wise. To believe means to commit your entire being unreservedly to Him. On many occasions servants of God have to act ‘foolishly’ In human terms to honor God.
Let’s take this illustration to show how acting in faith in God, can sound foolish to the natural mind. A brother called me via my mobile phone. He said there were some crows on his roof. Each time he goes out of his room these birds come around him in such a way that makes a great nuisance to him.
He called and asked ‘what must I do to stop them’. Somehow, I asked him to put his phone on loud speaker, and I would speak to these creatures. He also didn’t question my instruction. I rebuked them and placed God’s judgement on them. He called back after a few minutes and said, after the prayer, one of the crows fell from the ceiling to the ground and died. The other three could not fly away, so he threw a stone at one and it also fell and died. The rest left later never to return again. There was no wisdom in speaking to crows, yet faith instructs one to do such things.
I believe absolutely in God and the whole counsel of His word.
I refuse to live by my senses, but to trust Him with my whole being. He continually manifests His power to save and bless or deliver each time I act in faith.
Hebrews 11:33 & 34 KJV” Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens”.
Hebrews 10:38 “KJV Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him”.