Romans 4:20-21 (KJV)
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Faith is also being fully persuaded that what God has said, will work for you. It’s trusting God to do what He said He would do.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
What we see here is that not only does God NOT lie, He CANNOT lie! Whatever He speaks comes to pass. His Word is good now and always. Our part is to line up with how to work His Word to get the benefits He has for us. There are rules to operating in faith just like there are rules to operating electricity, gravity, or any other law.
And yes, faith is a law and as a law, it works every time and operates according to how God set it up to work. We’ll be getting into this more as time goes on. However, one of the ways faith operates is by speaking, as you probably know from my other teachings.
Romans 3:27 (KJV)
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
In other words, faith believes that what God has said in His Word is what He means and that He will faithfully perform His every Word to us if we’ll believe Him to do it. No Word of God is void of power to cause it to come to pass.
That’s a mouthful because, on the surface, it looks really simple and easy but it actually takes a lot of of effort and perseverance because we have an enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy at every turn. [John 10:10]
Continued next time — Pamela