The nature of faith

By Pastor Mike Mustapha

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11: 1 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 2 Corinthians 5: 7, Romans 10: 17, Romans 4: 18, Hebrews 11: 2, Psalms 23: 1, Proverbs 23: 7, Hebrews 11: 3-6, Psalms 91: 1, Romans 10: 17, Psalms 24: 2, 1 Corinthians 2: 7, Hebrews 11: 23, Proverbs 3: 5-6, 1 John 2: 15-17, Hebrews 11: 32-34, 1 Timothy 6: 12, Matthew 17: 20.

It doesn't take God long to do something big. He may be God to the world but he is a father to us. The father's business requires haste. If you have to live by faith, there are some essence of faith you have to exhibit to show it. Faith starts with God and he has given us access to it. 

What is faith? Faith is the cancellation of the natural laws. Faith is believing in reality before it happen. Faith is a now thing! Your future is God's present. God doesn't have a past or future. He lives in the now. Faith has hope. Faith says you don't need anybody. Faith gives you a good report. To see if faith is working in your life, see if the word of God is framing your life. Faith is a good testimony.

Faith is a walk with God. Its time to take this thing serious. God is spirit. He is not trying to be spiritual. When you are walking with God, you can't walk with too many people. You don't need the details for tomorrow. When divinity contacts humanity, that's all that matters. Faith is being willing to trust God. Faith is a persuasion.

Faith is a conviction. Faith relies on the faithfulness of God. Faith has no fear. Faith doesn't align itself with sin. There are some people you don't need in your life. Faith chooses Jesus. Choose Christ even if it is not convenient. Faith qualifies you. Faith gives you a running over.