WEAPONS OF WARFARE: FAITH (Hebrews 11:1-6)

 

If you possess all other weapons of warfare but you don’t have faith, all will amount to nothing because you cant access God without faith, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” V6. Then what is faith?  V1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.

Faith is the catalyst with which we connect to God. No one has seen the Lord before but with faith we believe He exists. It does not stop at believing God exist alone, you must believe that He can do all things and that nothing is impossible for Him to do.

Also it is with faith that we resist the onslaught of the devil against us. Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. James 4:7 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

David came out in faith to face Goliath. Goliath cursed him in the name of his gods but David decreed his victory over him in faith, 1Samuel 17: 43-50 “So the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field! Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD”s, and He will give you into our hands. So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David”.

 

Prayer point: Lord help my faith to grow more and more in Jesus name.

 

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