1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Romans 12:3b (KJV) 3 … according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Those that have been born-again have overcoming faith residing in them but how do you draw it out? Simply by doing what I’ve been teaching. You have to be persuaded that the faith of God that you received at the New Birth actually resides in you. Then you have to feed it and exercise it to develop it.
When you have done that, you can use your faith and see results. However, as I’ve said so many times, all this takes time and effort and many people are not willing to put forth the time and effort to develop their faith so they keep running to others who have put in the time and “bootleg” their faith to get answers to their situations.
Now I’m not talking about baby Christians and young Christians who are just starting out. They need to hook up with older mature Christians to get in agreement with them and help them get their prayers answered. This will boost their faith when they get their desired results. But those that have been born-again for some period of time but have neglected to develop their faith need to repent and get back on track.
Regarding overcoming faith, let’s talk about what it is that you are to overcome. Any attack of the devil is a prime example for something to overcome. That means anything that comes against you: fear, failure, depression, anxiety, debt, sickness, etc., you can overcome! If God says we’re more than conquerors and that we can overcome, then that’s what we are well able to do. We can’t just fold up and let the devil and his evil cohorts run rampant over us and then make us think we’re being so humble. Hogwash!
Romans 8:37 (KJV) 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
What does it mean to be “more” than a conqueror? It means that the victory is already yours before the battle even begins! But you still have your part to do and that’s to fight the good fight of faith by continuing in God’s Word that will deliver you through faith in His Word.
Continued next time – Pamela