Thursday, May 21, 2009

One Step at a Time

When we have needs and we take them up to God, we must ask Him what He has on His mind about this particular need. Based on our with Him covenant that He tells us exactly what He wants us to do in that particular situation. He directs us on the certain steps He wants us to walk in and what His intention is manifested in our lives.

This faith walk is much more than acquiring knowledge and thinking that the knowledge is enough therefore you do not need God. The faith of Abraham is based on certain steps. It is based on our relationship with God and our discussions with Him. What this means is that if we walk in this faith then the promise of having the world as our possession and having dominion over all things will materialise in our lives. This also means the global perspective about our lives will be established. We must understand that it is not through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

The first thing about this faith is that it quickeneth the dead. (Romans 4:17a) Secondly, that it calleth those things that be not as though they were. (Romans 4:17b) Thirdly, that against all hope it believes in hope that he will become the father of many nations according to a promise was given to him, ‘so shall thy seed be’. (Romans 4:18) The fourth thing about the Abrahamic faith was that it was not weakened despite the circumstances (Romans 4:9). What this literarily means is that when he looked at his body which was a hundred years old, he held on to his confession and did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief, but he strengthened himself in faith giving glory to God. The last thing was that he was fully persuaded that it was not him that was going to do anything about it but God. Abraham knew that God was able to do everything that He had promised without any human involvement. The Patriarch understood that without tampering with the circumstances and having done everything stipulated by God that it would happen. Thus, haven taken these actions I am not going to do anything on the outside, because God is able (by Himself and without my assistance) to perform and to produce in my environment what He has promised.

The faith of Abraham means that you should walk in the steps of that faith that God has shown and taught you, knowing that God will manifest those things by Himself without your interference in anyway. We commence this journey with God’s promise to inherit the earth (Genesis 1:28) but He will take you one step after another to enter into it’s fullness... Pastor Poju Oyemade

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