Why Do We Need Faith?

“And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to talk of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson and of Jephtah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouth of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight age army of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again…”[Hebrews 11:32-40]

The scripture above just gave us a brief summary of the benefits we tend to enjoy when we walk by the winning faith but I would love to break it down for us here. the benefits of walking by the winning faith are:

For obtaining promises
Abraham, Jacob etc

Conquering fear
Daniel and the 3 Hebrew boys


For defeating the devil

Jesus Christ

For righteous living
Joseph

For obtaining supernatural strength
Moses, Abraham, Samsom

For moving God to act in favour
The woman with the issue of blood, Blind Bartimus. etc

…those are just some of the benefits of having the winning faith. Please if you know of any other benefit, please drop them via the comment box. God bless you.

Winning Faith

There is a huge difference between ordinary faith and a winning faith. Most individuals claim to possess faith but they end up not achieving anything meaningful with it. In this post, we shall considering two factors we can base our faith on so as to make it a winning one. They are conscience and action.

CONSCIENCE BASED FAITH:
The scriptures says, ”let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”.{Hebrews 4:6} You can never be bold without a clear conscience so, for your faith to be a winning one, you need to live a life that would never cause your heart to condemn you before God. Condemning yourself before God casts a form of doubt in your mind which makes you unstable and double minded-”let not the double minded think he shall receive anything of the Lord”{James 1:7}

ACTION BASED FAITH: “…by works
was faith made perfect”.{James 2:22}The scriptures also said, “…faith without work is dead”. We are not justified(opposite of condemn) by faith alone but by the duo of works and faith. One thing is to believe while another is to put your faith to work. You might have all the faith in the world that you will pass your exams but if you do not put you faith to work by studying hard, you are always going to fail.

Example of people who put their faith to work are,

Abraham by moving away from his kindred and also agreeing
to sacrifice Isaac,

Jacob by serving for over 21years despite receiving special blessings from Isaac,

David by pulling the sling despite saying he came to fight in the name of God.

I hope this post would be helpful to you in your christian life. Please drop your comments and also share with your friends. God bless you.