How potent is your faith? Many Christians are struggling to have their faith produce the results they desire. Some Christians are even wondering whether “this faith thing” is real. It is real; however, their problem may be that their faith is not on the right foundation, which is the word of God. This article gives the reasons why your faith must be based on God’s word for your faith to work.
My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips – Psalms 89:34 (NKJV).
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God – Romans 10:17 (NKJV).
Christianity is called the “Faith”. Faith describes our Christian walk with God. We are saved by faith and we live by faith. Therefore, for you to make it as a Christian your faith must work; otherwise, you will be constantly defeated by the enemy when you’re only to reach out for victory (Already given to you by Jesus) by faith.
What is faith?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). It is acting on God’s word. It is putting the word of God above situations and issues of life. It is believing the word of the Lord as being the absolute truth and holding on to it till it overcomes.
Therefore, it means that where there is no word of God, there will be no potent faith. God’s word is the foundation on which your faith can work. So, you must have faith in the word of the Lord.
Why Your faith must be based on God’s Word
1. Faith comes by hearing the word of God
Your faith is built up as you hear the word: while studying the word, listening to anointed messages or reading anointed books. It doesn’t come by being current with the happenings around you, rather what comes on you most of the time is fear (Faith in the devil). As you hear the Lord speak to you through the above channels, your faith grows to believe Him to do what He had said He would do.
2. God does nothing outside His word
The Lord has no plans of breaking His covenant or altering what has gone out of His mouth. He will not change His words for any reason or anybody whatsoever. Whatever you want Him to do for you must be in line with what He had said in His word. Therefore, for you to get the Lord’s attention, your faith must be based on His word.
3. God watches over His word to perform it
The Lord is not moved by our circumstances or tears per se, but He is always moved by faith in His word. He watches to see you exercise faith in His word for Him to perform it in your life. This is why two people may be crying out to Him for help, one will be answered and the other will not be answered. One is exercising faith on what God had said and the other is not.
4. God hears us only when we pray according to His word
The scriptures state that when the Lord hears you, your answer is sure. However, He will only hear you when you pray according to His will, which is His word. The language God understands is His word. Anything outside His word, He will not understand. If He doesn’t understand you, you have not communicated at all, and so you will not get an answer from Him.
5. Having faith in God’s word is having faith in God
The Lord cannot be separated from His word. He is His word. So you can’t claim to have faith in God when you don’t believe in His word. The word reveals the Lord to you. The more of God’s word you know and believe, the more you’ll have faith in Him.
6. The word of God will never fail
Whatever the Father says must come to pass, it must accomplish what He pleases and must prosper in the thing for which He sent it. His word is not permitted to return to Him void. Even, if it remains one more second, faith in His word must produce His desire.
7. God’s word endures forever
Every other thing may pass away, including heaven and earth, but the word of the Lord will not pass away. Whatever, God said will surely come to pass whether you like it or not, believe it or not. Most of the things He said in the Old Testament have come to pass already; whatever remains will also happen as He had said. This should boost your faith in His word because what He said concerning your issue, if you hold on to it till the end, it will surely come to pass.
Abraham (Romans 4:16-21)
Abraham had a word from the Lord that He would give him a son from Sarah. He held on to this word for 25 years before Isaac was born. People must have mocked him and tried to deflate his faith, but he refused to allow them to shake his faith in that word he heard from God. He was fully persuaded that God who had promised was able to do as He had said. He chose to give the Lord all the glory, praising Him, instead of entertaining doubt. Surely, God visited Sarah as He had said and at the time He had spoken.
In conclusion, a Christian can never do without the word of God. It is the base on which your faith can work. Therefore, choose to study the word as much as you can daily and act on them to have your desired answers. The word of the Lord is the food for your redeemed spirit and for the growth of your faith. Apply yourself to it and your testimonies will never end.