So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Unfortunately, there are many believers who assume the posturing that because of faith, then they have the right to be in denial of what the enemy is doing. Today’s message is not to promote what the devil is doing but for the body of Christ to be aware that, in spite of our faith, the enemy is out there; however, He is been defeated.
As in our opening verse, faith comes by hearing the word of God. It doesn’t say we have faith because of the absence of the devil. Reading Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus walked on the same stormy waters that He instructed Peter to walk on. In other words, when Jesus said to Peter, “come” – he delivered to him his faith to walk on the same stormy water Jesus had walked on.
Instead of hanging on to his faith, he was caught up by the stormy winds and then began to sink. You can see that Jesus didn’t give Peter faith by first stopping the storm – in the midst of the storm, faith was delivered. Faith got Peter to walk on the water until he paid attention to the fact that the storm could harm him – the same water that Jesus was standing on.
Jesus didn’t deny that there was a storm but He knew there was faith (word of God) that could get Peter to walk on the water despite the raging waves. In the same way, the devil may be doing certain things in your life but your faith is what will silence him. Look unto Jesus and not unto the circumstances.
There are too many believers who want evil to disappear from the world – no, they don’t have to go anywhere; however, your faith will comfortably deal with it so that you can go on to enjoy what God has for you. Remember, the darker the darkness, the brighter your light – for you are the light of the world.
Therefore, Live By Your Faith
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
This is a golden opportunity for every believer to live by the word of the Father. Your faith is more than enough to live despite the presence of the devil. He has no power over the one who lives by the Word. Since the Word is the faith needed to overcome the devil, fortunately, you can’t live without it. You can live without food – at most for 40 days but you cannot live without the Word even for a single day. Storms can’t stop you – go on and take territories for the Lord – you shall be celebrated for standing in the Word of God.
In 2021, don’t allow what you hear from the world to scare you. We don’t live by the bad news of the mainstream media – we live by the good news from our Father. Your faith will surely bring the result. The Word of God is very alive and sharper than what the devil thinks he can do. Stay blessed always
Further Reading: Hebrews 12:2, 1 John 5:4
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, I thank you for your faith in my life. Thank you for advancing the course of my walk in this world by depositing in me, life-changing word. I live, move, and walk in your word from today.