You are welcome to the June 2020 edition of El Shaddai Heritage!
Our Prophetic Focus for the month of June 2020 is Faith.
In Hebrews 11:1 we are made to understand that:
“…Faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see”
The question is: How do we acquire this faith? We are told in Romans 10:17
“…Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Furthermore, we understand that Jesus Christ is the Word of God.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
This presupposes that we can only have faith that commands heaven’s attention by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour and believing in the completed work of salvation.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Faith also connotes believing that God is alive, that the Word of God is true irrespective of the situation and circumstances we find ourselves in, that the Word of God will prevail in our lives.
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.“
Without faith, we can not overcome the challenges and battles of life.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.“
I John 5:4
We have been born of God so we are overcomers already.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:“
However, to overcome situations of life, we need to activate our faith.
Without The Word of God we can not command the supernatural.
Faith is the key that opens the door of the miraculous.
“…for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.“
Faith is also a weapon of warfare.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.“
When faith is at work in us, we become unstoppable by the enemy.
Without faith, a believer will become a cheap prey to the enemy, that will not be your portion in Jesus name.
To develop our faith, we need to study the Word of God over and over,
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”
1 Timothy 4:13
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.“
To grow our faith, we need to listen to teachings of anointed men of God, like our pastors and also men of God the Holy Spirit brings our way.
We also need to read anointed books.
Fasting and Prayer also facilitate the growth of our faith.
Positive confession also helps build our faith. Irrespective of the magnitude of the negative situation we are confronted with, we need to keep declaring what the Word of God says concerning and over that situation in order to attain a reversal.
Brethren, there is no shortcut, no alternative route, we have to open our mouth and make a declaration of what we expect to see.
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”
Job 22: 28
“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”
2 Corinthians 4:13
It is pertinent for us to understand that the God we serve is not a man.
Listen, the Word of God declares in Proverbs 21:30
“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.“
In 1 Corinthians 1:25
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.“
If God has said in His Word that He will do anything, relax, it will surely come to pass, irrespective of the threat and rage of the powers of darkness. This world belongs to God, Jesus Christ bought the whole field, He bought the whole field with the price of His blood, all you need to do is position yourself, be a friend of God, trust in the Lord, keep declaring His Word over that situation, very soon, you will discover that the situation has become a testimony.
I pray that the Lord will continue to keep your spirit, soul and body until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!