THE UNDERSTANDING OF FAITH

Apr 26, 2024

Hebrews 10:38-39 [Now] [the][just shall live by faith;] [But if] [anyone] [draws back,] [My soul has no pleasure in him.”] But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Faith is a lifestyle that we must live and walk as believers if we are to please God. To walk and live this lifestyle, we must have a certain understanding. (Hebrews 11:3)

Job 32:8 But [there is] a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

The breath of God is what brings the understanding to us and it is this understanding derived from the spirit that compels a believer to walk and live by faith.

God has already made promises to us, some in the written code and others through His speakings by the Holy Ghost. These are signposts that should lead us to the Living Word.

You have a responsibility to read the Holy Scriptures and get a word that aligns with your specific situation and meditate on it (Joshua 1:8 and Acts 17:11). As you do so, God causes His inspiration (breath) to come to you, bringing an understanding that causes you to encounter the living Word (John 5:39).

Psalms 32:8-9. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse [or] like the mule, [Which] have no understanding, …

Engaging in the Word or any other spiritual activity such as prayer and fasting, is simply waiting for that understanding. Most times it will come in steps. The best examples are seen in the life of Moses and Abraham.

When Moses was instructed to build a Tabernacle according to a certain pattern (Exodus 25:40), he was also given an understanding of the team to work with. These gentlemen in turn received the understanding to build according to the pattern Moses saw. Exodus 31:1-11

Hebrews 11:8-10

The same experience was with our father of Faith: Abraham was called to go to a land, he never knew and throughout the journey, God kept giving instructions to guide Him. There was a language of faith that kept coming to him. Acts 7:1-8, Genesis 11:31, Genesis 12:3,7,14, Genesis 13:14-17 and Genesis 14:21-24

Isaiah 51:1-2

The Bible points us to Abraham and as he did, we must know that the walk of faith is sometimes lonely: you will need to separate yourself from the rest in a sense of completely trusting and relying on God alone. (Hebrews 11:6)

Remember, Faith is a language that you can’t easily explain to someone but our assurance is the Word of God because we know that God can not lie (Numbers 23:19). He is the one that calls the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) and His Word is like rain that can never return to Him void without accomplishing that which it was sent for, receive it in your spirit, hold on it and run with it (Isaiah 55:10-11)

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.