HAVE FAITH IN GOD

HAVE FAITH IN GOD

By SOUGHTOUT E. MATTHEW

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Bible says,

“And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”. Mark 11:20-26

Faith is not just the substance of the things hoped for or the evidence of the things not seen; but it is a God-life.

The life of God is the life of faith. The creation is evidence to this truth.

The Bible says that it is:

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”. Hebrews 11:3

This kind of life, after Christ cursed the fig tree and it dried up the next day. And while passing through same route with His disciples the next day, Peter called his attention to what he said that actually happened to the fig tree. Then he taught them on how to embrace this God-life.

WHAT IT MEANS TO EMBRACE THIS GOD-LIFE CALLED FAITH

To really embrace this God-life is simply to have faith in God. Having faith in God is a God-life that makes nothing too much or hard for you to handle. It is also a life that launches you into the world of unlimited possibilities.

HOW THIS LIFE (HAVING FAITH IN GOD) IS LIVED

On how to have faith in God or live this God-life, Jesus taught using a mountain on the route they took that day as an instance. In that lesson, He taught that this God-life is lived by

  1. JUST SAYING OR PASSING AN INSTRUCTION TO WHAT STANDS IMPOSSIBLE TO YOU AND BELIEVE IT IS AS GOOD AS DONE.

“That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”.

  1. PRAYING ABSOLUTELY FOR EVERYTHING WE DESIRE, RANGING FROM SMALL TO LARGE.

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”.

  1. KNOWING THAT IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT PRAYING FOR WHAT WE DESIRE; BUT ALSO TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IT ALREADY IN ORDER TO HAVE IT.

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”.

  1. KNOWING THAT IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT PRAYING FOR EVERYTHING WE DESIRE AND BELIEVING THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED THEM; BUT BY FORGIVING THOSE WHO WE HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST THEM. THIS ENABLE US TO HAVE OUR SLATE CLEAN OF SIN AND GETS GOD’S EVERYTHING.

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”.

Finally, having faith in God is a God-life that allows us to get God’s everything if we can embrace it.

Looking forward to your question(s) and comments.

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