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EPISODE 310 – YOU CAN HAVE GREAT FAITH 1

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Wednesday 29th November, 2023
 

YOU CAN HAVE GREAT FAITH 1

 

“When Jesus heard it, he marvelled and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 

Matthew 8:10 (KJV)


 
Having understood that each new creation in Christ has faith, every new creation has the capacity to achieve faith results.
There is no God-kind of results without faith.
Also, the faith of God within you is not just for seasonal showmanship. The faith of God is not just for moments when you need urgent results or a testimony. Your entire life is lived by faith. Faith is the law of life at work in you as you have come into the new living way in Christ.
The faith of God within you can be nurtured. You grow in faith as you continue to practice, function and act according to the revelation of Jesus. 
Let me explain this to you:
 
Jesus is the object or the embodiment of our Faith. Faith is authored and completed in Him. (Hebrews 12:2). This is called the “Objective faith”
 
As we have discussed, faith was infused and sown into your heart through the ministry of the Word. (Romans 10:17). The faith sown into you creates an inward response that becomes a personal faith. This is also referred to as “Subjective faith“. This subjective or personal faith is built by the consistent revelation of the word of God in your heart. You don’t grow the objective faith; instead, you grow and increase in the objective faith. Your growth and increase in the objective faith is called growing your faith. As you grow in faith, your personal faith increases.
 
All through the scriptures, there are only two places (specifically in the New Testament portion of the Bible) where God MARVELLED.
 
Both were connected to FAITH.
 
Interestingly, there are only two scenarios where Jesus referred to the faith of certain persons as GREAT.
 
Exercising yourself in FAITH is so essential to God. If Jesus, by whom this beautiful, jaw-dropping and astonishing universe was made, could still MARVEL at something, then that matter is worth our interest and meditation.
 
Jesus didn’t marvel at the great miracles He did. Though, all the people marvelled and were astonished by His great miraculous deeds and depths of wisdom in His utterances. Jesus was not marvelled once by this complex universe and constellations. 
 
Instead, the great faith of the Roman centurion (Matthew 8:10) and the faithlessness of His own people in Nazareth marvelled Him (Mark 6:6).
 
It was matters concerning FAITH that made Jesus marvel.
Faith is not an option in God. It is the REAL DEAL. Live by faith!
No wonder the scripture says without faith, it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6).
 
This is how GREAT FAITH works:
 
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. Matthew 8:5-10 (KJV
 
Sincerely, it is amazing to know that Jesus was not marvelled positively by the great Jewish scholars or Rabbi and leaders. He was marvelled by a Gentile, who also is a Roman centurion.
 
There are a few key items that will help you understand how to exercise GREAT FAITH.
 
Firstly, The great level of reverence and humility demonstrated by the Centurion.
 
During classical antiquity, a centurion in the Roman army was a commander of 100 legionary military units. They defended and exercised control in Roman territories. They uphold the authority of Rome and don’t bow to anyone except Rome.
 
Yet, He called Jesus Lord, which means MASTER. Do you know what it means for a Roman Centurion to call a Jew MASTER?
 
It means this Centurion had caught a great revelation of who Jesus is.
 
Great faith is not confidence in the self or what you know. It is not found in who you think you are without God. It is not your confidence in the position or rank in government or a great organization. Neither is it found in the money in your account nor the number of hours you pray in tongues (though it is worth it).
The greatest limitation of faith is pride. 
Exercising great faith always begins with having reverence for God and submitting to Him.  
 
Hallelujah!
DIG DEEPER
(Luke 7:9; Matthew 8:26; Mark 11:22; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 11)
 
WE PRAY
– That any form of pride and ego will be subdued and crushed by the revelation of Jesus.
 
– We will exercise the wisdom to submit completely to the Lord in all humility and godly reverence.
 
In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Jonah 1 – 4
2 Peter 1
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I recognise the Lordship of Jesus in my life and every situation.
 
– I walk in the revelation of who Jesus is daily.
 
– I exercise great faith according to the revelation of Jesus and not according to any efforts of mine.
 
– I refuse to be proud and egoistic. I walk in the humility to the Lord Jesus and His commandments. 
 
– I take steps according to the ability of God. 
 
Hallelujah!

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Linda Teye
Linda Teye
6 months ago

Faith is not an option in God !
I choose to live by faith
Oh I grow in faith daily

Caleb Phares
Caleb Phares
6 months ago
Reply to  Linda Teye

Oh glory to God
Faith is our reality and life

Caleb Phares
Caleb Phares
6 months ago

I exercise great faith according to the revelation of Jesus and not by any effort of mine
I am not filled with pride but I walk in humility to the Lord Jesus and His commandments
I recognize the Lordship of Jesus in my life and every situation.

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
6 months ago

I grow in faith

Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
6 months ago

I live by faith not by sight

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Oh thank you sweet Jesus
I grow to receive the capacity of faith results

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

My faith in God is not seasonal

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

It is forever

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Faith is my life and my position and reality as a saved saint

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

I grow my faith as I act on the Word of God

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

i receive the Word of God which can build me up and give me an inheritance among the saints

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Faith is not my option
It is my life

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

My confidence is not in me or what I know
My faith is in Jesus

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

My reverence is in God

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
6 months ago

How I thought to grow in my faith to be a marvel unto God

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

Oh thank you sweet Jesus

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

I submit to the authority of God each day of my life

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

It is my conviction that I am the conduit of the expression of the Most High God

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
6 months ago

I exercise great faith in all circumstances

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