“ Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
“Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:26-27; 38, NKJV)
Faith snatches away victory from the jaws of failure, glory from the jaws of shame, resurrects the dead and it gives hope to any hopeless situation.
“Because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is what wins the victory over the world.” (1 John 5:4, GWT)
Faith is an avenue through which mortal man exhibits the divine power of God. It makes the impossible possible.
“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10:27, KJV)
Many things are impossible with us as humans but they become possible when we do what is needed concerning the situation. There is a creative power that is conferred upon anybody that is able to do what is needed based on the knowledge gathered about the situation.
It is important to note that any faith exhibited in any situation must be hinged upon the word of God.
“ A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war:” Proverbs 24:5-6, KJV)
You must be wise enough to know or do research about the situations that you are facing because that is what your faith hinges upon—the knowledge of the word that you have. It is your knowledge that gives you wisdom and understanding that makes you outstanding.
This is why the Bible says, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” (Proverbs 24:10, KJV) This strength here is not muscular strength or brawn but the knowledge that you possess.
“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” (Proverbs 24:13-14, KJV)
Faith has a doorway of entrance into our lives and when you are able to keep the doorway unobstructed and the hinges of the door properly oiled, you will never lack the faith to enjoy the goodness of God in any situation.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17, KJV)
It confers the super of God on the natural of man when put into operation. “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” (Mark 9:23, KJV)
Jesus Christ was speaking to a man that brought his son who was possessed by tormenting evil spirit. The disciples tried to cast out the demons in this boy but could not and Jesus identified the problem—unbelief.
“They brought the boy to him. As soon as the spirit saw Jesus, it threw the boy into convulsions. He fell on the ground, rolled around and foamed at the mouth.” (Mark 9:20, GWT
This is where a lot of people lose their faith. There is the belief that immediately you take a step of faith, everything should fall into place but this is not the case in almost every situation. The tormenting demons always want to see the stuff that you are made of.
Do you see what Jesus did? he ignored the demon. “Jesus asked his father, How long has he been like this.” (Mark 9:21, GWT)
Even after Jesus Christ gave the command for the evil spirit to leave the boy, the bible says, “The evil spirit screamed, shook the child violently and came out. The boy looked as if he were dead, and everyone said, He’s dead” (Mark 9:26, GWT)
All Jesus did later on was to take the boy’s hand and he assisted him to stand up. He did not go into panic or frenzy. He did not doubt what he spoke.
Faith is a unique force that is more potent than dynamite but also as peaceful as a dove and it levels any mountain without an uproar. While dynamite can make noise but faith is like a hot knife slicing through a mound of cheese. It does the work effortlessly.
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:23, KJV)