LIVING BY FAITH

May 17, 2024

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the [life] which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Faith is the instrument you use in God’s kingdom to walk into or receive that which Christ accomplished for us on the cross.

Everything you will ever need in this life has already been done for you by God through Christ. This is what we call grace.

It is not your faith but Jesus’s that was imparted to you through the cross: the faith by which you gave your life to Jesus.

Romans 10:8 But what does it say? [ “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”](that is, the word of faith which we preach)

We use words to enter, receive, possess or take hold of that which Christ has done for us.

The Christian journey is so different from all other religions because ours is simply receiving and walking into what God already did for us on the cross through Christ Jesus. (Romans 5:8)

Philemon 1:4-6 [6]that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

For your faith to become effective and produce results, you must have a consciousness of what God did for you in Christ Jesus.

So, as believers, it is our responsibility to find out what Christ did for us on the cross in His death, suffering, burial and resurrection. Faith is your positive response to what God did for you.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ.

Your healing, prosperity, and deliverance, among others, are locked up in the spirit dimension in Christ Jesus. Faith is the currency we use to translate spiritual material into physical material to be used in this physical world.

Colossians 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.

We walk in Christ by grace. This means we draw the things that Jesus has done for us by praying with faith.

Prayer is one of the means of grace that has been given to us to enrich our fellowship with God, draw the good things that Christ has done for us and exercise our authority over works of darkness.

As you pray, listen to the instructions of the Holy Spirit and as you obey them, they will lead you to walk into the substance of that which You already have in your spirit. (Luke 5:4, John 2:7)

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God.

We receive Jesus by faith and it is with faith that we receive whatever Jesus accomplished for us on the cross.

Let us start by being aware of those things (healing, deliverance, redemption, etc.) that Jesus has accomplished for us on the cross and activate them by prayer.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.