Hope

Faith for abundance

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord." 1 Kings 7: 16 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: 2 Kings 7: 1-20, Matthew 13, James 1: 8, Luke 24, Psalms 107: 2, Luke 5: 18.

Faith is laying hold of unrealities of hope and bring them into the realm of reality by the word of God.

Faith is not hope. Hope is the vehicle that faith drives on. Faith is now! If it not now, it is not faith. We do not receive by hoping but by faith. If it doesn’t work, it is not God’s fault but your fault. The word can only work when you are ready for it. If your heart is not ready, nothing an happen. Sometimes the reason why you have not seen some things is because your confession and action is different. Your faith must match your action. Faith changes things, faith doesn’t change God. When God speaks, he is looking for who will agree. What kind of faith do you have?

Faith never looks back. It says now, it is mine. Be moved by what you believe not what you see or hear. Faith without work is dead. Unbelief is going against what the lord says. Satan always challenges real faith. Satan will always challenge whatever is real. Do what God says you should do not what your mind says you should do. Satan will challenge whatever is of God. Satan will test that faith. Don’t always wait for something to happen, make it happen. Enough of waiting for miracle to happen, be a miracle worker. Start acting the word!

Faith is not a promise, it is a statement of fact. Real faith says about you what the word of God says about you. Faith is a mystery that makes you a master over a situation. Faith puts you in command and makes you a commander. Faith is speaking the word of God over every area of your life.

Walking by Faith

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Hebrews 11: 6 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Hebrews 11: 1, Romans 8: 24-25, Hebrews 11: 5, Genesis 17: 5, Numbers 23: 19, Genesis 11: 6.

Once hope is seen, it's no longer hope. If you don't work in faith, you are not part of the category of God's people. Life is about faith. You live a life of faith to please your creator, master and God. Faith is an important ingredient in a day to day life. You need faith to exist. For you to please God, you just have to work by faith.

Faith is talking something big. If you can do it yourself, it is not faith. God is a big God so when you talk big, you talk at his level and his language. The moment you have something else to fall back on, you are no longer exhibiting faith. You can't say you have faith and have options. The moment you start doubting, it is no longer faith.

If you have to walk with God, you have to talk his language. The God that you please, rewards faithful faith livers. When you think big, God meets that expectation. Faith is the only language heaven hears. You can't offer a sacrifice without faith and expect a reward. Faith can deliver even when you think it is not possible. It's not about how long, it's about your faith. When you commit God to something, you have committed his integrity to it. The reason why things have changed for you is because you have changed. You can't change and expect God to remain.

Are you willing to live by faith? Stop looking for people to pity you. Walk like a royalty. Stop talking low to fit in, start talking big to fit out. Have the God kind of faith. God will never dishonour his word. Talk big, think big, act big, expect big and you become big. Do you want to make history or you want to become history?

Prayers

⁃ Lord, help me to start thinking big.

⁃ Lord, reward me big.