FAITH IS AN ACT
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone James 2:17
Faith is an act. Faith is acting the Word Of God, This part i want to discuss is a very important of faith. The charismatic or will i say that the church has reduced faith to confession, but the bible called a profession Hebrew
It is the act that releases the power of faith. Hear me now and hear me well, your confession commit God but it your action that provoke God to confirm His word in your life.
Acting what you believe and confess is what provokes the release virtue for performance Luke 1:45. Please note we don’t believe anything we the word
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke1:45
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. Roman 4:18
Therefore you believe the word and act on the word and speak the word then God move to confirm His word in your life.
To study more on faith please the faith series in the archieve and select from a list of topic.
I will like to uses graphically illustration of what act is to faith which told by David O. Oyedepo.
Every appliance has a switch, though current is loaded in the system, it takes you first turning on the switch for the appliance to offer its services. Example in your fan in your room to be turn on so it can cool the room , no matter your confession I make the words of your mouth cant turn the switch on. To enjoy the cooling, you must act by switching on the fan.
So is it with faith, from James 2:17 which is the open verse without work faith is dead, and anything dead is good as nothing. we who claim that faith doesn’t work is because some just try the word and why some keep confess without getting acting on it, they keep confess until they confused.
Let examine the woman with issue of blood in mark 5: 25-34.
(25) And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
(26) And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
(27) When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
(28) For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
(29) And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
(30) And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
(31) And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
(32) And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
First the woman heard of Jesus which erupted faith in her for faith comes by hearing and understanding the word of God Roman 10:17. From John 1:1-3. Jesus is the word of God. Therefore the woman believes in the Jesus the Living word of God. This step is a basic step of faith
Then said in her heart in verse 28
Note when she said nothing happen but when she acted on what she believe on the basic of the word of God, power was release which sorted out her case.
In wedding in Cana in John 2. In verse 7 Jesus told them to fill the pot with water. Please understand that the word is mostly time not logical, not scientific but it is the answer, just obey what Mary said in John 2:5…. Whatsoever he sath unto you, do it.
They showed believe by doing what He said and He further instructed them to take the wine to the governor of the feast and we all knew what happen
. In James 2:18 you show your faith by acting. Hear me and hear now confess from now till 200 years and your faith lack act, God said that it is dead, will produce nothing.
In mark 2, four men let down a man through the roof of the building and the word said that Jesus saw their faith [verse 5]. Still that was not enough then He said to the man in verse 11….arise and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house . a man of unbelief will have say sir but can’t you see I can’t walk and you are telling to arise my bed. If I can walk what i am doing here. No but the man believe Jesus and acted on it and was healed.
Any word of God i.e. revelation of the word you contacted, believe say and act and you will see result. Don’t try the word of God, when you are testing God and i speak by the word of the Lord to you, the word won’t work. One of God’s ordained mentor and guide, a great man of God Smith Wigglesworth, anything you find in the word don’t pray concerning it, believe it, speak it and act on it.
Let give an example of one out of numerous result obtained by faith.
One day it was raining heavy and I needed to somewhere important but could go. In the midst of that rain, i remembered how my father in the faith David O. Oyedepo engaged the word to stop the rain in favour of God’s project[faith are covenant faith booster, in the account of David and Goliath, he engaged the weapon of testimony to bring the head of Goliath. David said that the God that delivered from the lion into his hand will deliver this one into hand too. ]
Then i reasoned within myself that i am his son therefore the same Spirit in him also in work in me. By doing so, with that consciousness, the Spirit rose up on my inside and fired in to my spirit man Genesis 7: 11-12
I then addresses the rain to stop and then acted on what I believe since rain is an act of God, He can’t use it to stop His plan on my life[the place very important to my life and to the benefit of the work in my life] which is a good Jeremiah 29:13. As I step into the rain, the rain started raining heavy, I wanted to give up, the Spirit of God held me on my inside and i keep confessing and walk then the immediately stop instantly, I mean instantly.
Please also note the in walk of faith, temptation will come, doubt etc will come but stand strong and your faith will see you through remember when peter was walking in the water, as far he keep is eye on Jesus, he was doing well but when the he saw the wind boisterous, he admitted it and doubt step in and he went down
The knowledge you have contacted now that faith is an act will you to another level in your faith walk. Stop celebrating big grammar and great oration, rather start build up your with word to develop a sound profession of faith. I agreed, you know it, you believe it and you saying it, now it time to give life to that your faith by acting it out, if all you know is operational in your life, it will show. Get to a point in your Christian walk where knowledge is translated in faith by meditation and faith translated to action which demonstrate your faith and by doing so refreshment come- the fan being to blow
Please any word of God you contact and don’t put to work will never, Hebrew 4:2
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
In close with this faith is not a risk but faith is an asset in that put you in command,
If this sermon has blessed you, if send your testimony to this email email@example.com. In order to celebrate Jesus for it this will establish the testimony.
(14) And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
(15) And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
(16) And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
(17) And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
(18) There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
(19) And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Note other were cleansed, but the one that came to give thanks was whole- i.e. was complete, no sign of leprous in his body
To the benefit the benefit of faith or the power of faith you must be a born again. Jesus said in John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
That if you are not saved, you can’t see [experience] the things of the Kingdom of God.
HOW CAN I BECOME BORN AGAIN
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Have you ever asked Jesus to come into your heart? Are tired of living your life like one fighting against the wind. My life was a mess before i meant Jesus in 2007, but now it is a sign and wonder
Please pray this prayer with all sincerity and confidence
Lord Jesus, I come to you today
Iam a sinner, I cannot help myself.
Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood.Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God
Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my saviour
Thank you Jesus, for saving me
Now i know, I am born again
If you have prayed that prayer know that you are now a child of God, a new creature destined to reign again
If you just prayed that prayer, I have two things for you
1. Send me an email to ugwuanyichibuikemministries @gmail.com. so that i prayed that the same grace that brought to Jesus will also keep you
2. There is an article that will help start a winning Christian life. In this article, i show from the scripture
How to hear from God
How to grow in faith and in the power of the Ghost [which the secret to do miracle Act 6:7]
How to locate your God ordained pastors which are the security of your destiny and will feed with knowledge and wisdom.
To position yourself according to scripture and enjoy transference of the Spirit from your mentors etc.
Why most are frustrated is because they refuse to grow by feeding on the word and engage in exercise. In Galatians 4:1-2
Now I say, that the heir [born again are heir and co-heir with Jesus], as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
FAITH IS AN ACT