Have you ever wondered why you run out of steam whenever you begin in faith for something and it seems to delay?
Do get surprised to see others not as excited as you are about your miracle or expression of faith?
Find out how to strengthen your faith and know what weakens faith. Do not let caution become skepticism and concern to degenrate into doubt.
These and much more in this part two. This is more indepth and longer than part one, but will make much more meaning with part one in hindsight. So if you didn’t read part 1, first read it, under the title “FROM FAITH TO SIGHT”
Everything that Christ purchased for us at the cross with his life is our present hour possession. God sees us through the finished work of Jesus at the cross and through this work, we are availed a great salvation. Knowing who we are and what we have in Christ is of great importance in realizing a life of victory. However, it is also important to know that what we have been given is perfect and complete in the spiritual realm, therefore we need to bring it to manifestation in our material world.
The bible clearly shows us that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) and that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is our trust in God regardless of what our eyes see that the invisible blessings in the spiritual realm are our present hour possessions and the force with which we appropriate them to full manifestation. Faith must work; it has to produce tangible and visible results that are clear to our physical sight. The important point here is that it begins with faith and when our faith works the results will be visible. If it was healing that we needed, it will finally manifest. If it was promotion that we released our faith for, our promotion will be evident to all. Faith never fails; the three, faith, hope and love, never fail (1 Corinthians 13:13). The manifestation may delay but the work is already accomplished the moment you released your faith. This is where the bone of contention is for many; they confuse the accomplished miracle and the manifested miracle.
Faith rejoices at the accomplished though not yet manifested, but sight only waits for the manifest to rejoice. Jesus said; “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” Mark 11:24. Using my illustration, Jesus was saying; ‘when you pray, believe that it is accomplished and then it will manifest!’ He didn’t say that first have them (sight) and then believe (faith) that you have received. You can never move from sight to faith; it is always from faith to sight. After the death of Lazarus, there was panic and fear in the heart of Martha that she said a lot of stuff which revealed her mixture of, fear + desire for a miracle + unbelief + confusion + belief, this is a common mixture. But see what happened when she met the Master; Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” John 11:40. There the principle is; ‘if you would believe (faith), you would see (sight)’. The human faith, which is not really faith but belief mixed with sight, wants it the other round; ‘if I see I will believe and as long as I see the contrary, it is not yet done.’ But Jesus said; “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” John 20:29. The starting point and most important of all is, begin in faith; count it accomplished even when it is not yet manifested. Refuse to slip back into sight, stay in faith looking at the invisible desired miracle with the eyes of faith (2 Corinthians 4:18). Even amidst contrary situations, as long as you believe it is done and refuse to be swayed by what the eyes can see, your faith will bring it to fruition.
Robert Ssesanga is the founder of Aflame Gospel Ministries a multifaceted Christian ministry and the Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. He is an author and a conference speaker who travels extensively to nations. He preaches the gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has been instrumental to many lives that have been impacted over the years in many nations. HIs passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.