Sunday, 27th November, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17 KJV)
The Word of God imparts faith. You might have noticed that sometimes as you sit listening to, or studying God’s Word, your spirit becomes energized. At such times, all the challenges you may have been facing suddenly seem like nothing. The reason is that at that moment, the Word you are receiving stirs faith in your heart.
The Word of God is spiritual; therefore, it is even more real than the physical things that your senses perceive. That is why, when you receive the Word into your spirit, a spiritual reaction is ignited between your spirit and the Word of God that gives you dominion over circumstances. When that reaction takes place, faith rises in you like a giant and you have the assurance of victory.
Even if you thought your faith was little or small, Jesus said that little faith can do great things; it can literally move a mountain (Matthew 21:21). Or, perhaps, you are thinking, “I do not have faith”; our opening verse tells us how to get it: faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Whenever you think you do not have enough faith, it means it is time for you to hear more of God’s Word. The Word will of a necessity impart faith to you; it is a principle of the Kingdom of God. You do not have to struggle for it to happen; if you would pay attention to the Word of God, faith will come to you.
It reminds me of a certain young man who came to one of our meetings years ago. He came in saying he did not believe and was not going to believe any of the things we were sharing. But his friends convinced him to come nonetheless. So, he sat in the meeting, trying not to believe. But he was “hearing” the message (remember, faith comes by hearing).
Later on, when I had a chat with him, he said, “Somehow, I found myself accepting the things you shared; I believe everything you shared; I believe everything you said.” He could not escape it, because faith comes when you hear the Word. Hallelujah!
"Dear Father, as I study and meditate on your Word, I discover my inheritance in Christ, and I also receive the faith to relate with and enjoy all that you have made available to me in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Hebrews 11:6; Romans 4:19-20; Matthew 21:21
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Peter 1 & Ezekiel 37-38
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Revelation 2:13-29 & Hosea 7-8