As the different expectant believers gathered in faith at the Prayer Mountain, eager and ready to listen to what the Spirit of God had for them, they were not disappointed because the LORD released His Prophet Abraham Richard to speak to them.
“Let us commit our lives to God and ask Him to take full control of us as He forgives our sins.” The Prophet asserted.
Prayer being the key to everything, the believers adhered to the Spirit’s voice through the LORD’s Servant and went into prayer. From that wonderful prayer, the Prophet continued:“I know it is the Spirit of God that has prepared you, so allow me to take you deep in the Word of God as we begin with this question.
Question: What is life to change? Should we say it is possessing physical things like cars, wealth etc?
No! When you say God has changed my life, it means He has changed your concept of seeing things from the perspective of the world and it is then that you begin to walk according to His Will. Take an example; one can be a beggar on the streets yet a friend of God and this qualifies him to be a rich man. However, according to our generation, we think a rich man is one with a big house. This is wrong!
Wisdom is not found in the palace and it is for this very reason that not everything that glitters is gold. God is not seen by your outside appearance rather by what you produce, for a Christian is known by his works. Therefore, check the statement you always confess that the LORD has changed my life; It is not proper; the best confession should be the LORD has worked upon my appearance.
With this piece of advice, allow me talk about faith because it is the gist of the day. During my meditation moment, I asked myself a question: Why is Eternal life by passing us? As I went deep, I realized its due to our faith. Our faith is not genuine that is why Christians today are struggling to believe, pray, heal the sick etal.
Let us pick our reference from the gospel of saint Matthew chapter 8:23-27 [NIV]: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
When you look at this story, it is speaking to a Christian about their faith. Many of us base our failures and weaknesses on God’s Will. Look at the situation that stood before the disciples in the boat with Jesus. I want to believe amidst the storm, they might have posed a question saying, “The LORD is with us, perhaps, God does not want us to continue with this journey!” Yet, it was not the case because Jesus was with them.
Even we Christians of this generation are like this, we are battling and struggling with faith. The reason we are struggling is because we have forgotten our visions yet as Christians, we need to have visions, because where there is no vision, the people perish. The moment you do not believe the vision God has given you, you will never get strength to pray when hit by different storms.
Many of us have doubted the visions and dreams God has given us that is why we confess negatively. Yet, whenever God gives you a vision, it means he is encouraging you that He is with you. However, if you keep this kind of attitude, you will never breakthrough.
Nonetheless, when we work in God’s time, we work in His Grace. Therefore, stop wasting time and do what is right because you will not stay on earth forever. The book of Hebrews chapter 11:1-2: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
It is impossible to please God without faith or even achieve the dreams God showed you when you doubt within your heart; it is also impossible to be healed without faith or even get to Heaven when you do not trust in God.
Believers! Faith is absolute trust in the unseen and one must believe within their hearts. Faith is also what we do in the natural, out of belief in our hearts. That vision you received was spiritual because God appeared to you in spirit, through a dream, a vision or His Servant. But because you are physical, you always want to see Him in the physical. This is not right; you need to believe in the spiritual -the unseen.
There is too much power when we believe in the spiritual, it is this power that pushes different challenging situations away and not our abilities as we think. Look, today God is working upon our appearances because of the belief we have in Him. Those visions and dreams you received from the LORD were big, meaning they can only be achieved when we possess faith; because a man of faith can change his/her region not mere words.
True faith must challenge people and they call you all sorts of names; so, stop looking and relaying on people for guidance, because people do not build faith but God alone.
As I am winding up my message, let us look at the story of Abraham where God told him that he would make him a great man [Genesis 12]. The reason it happened is because He trusted -the unseen through faith; this caused the Heavens to smile. Meaning, your faith in God will bring Christ to be seen in your situation.
Nevertheless, what weakens us when attacked, is doubt; there is no use to believe Christ when you do not believe in the unseen. God is a Spirit, when you need Him, call Him by faith [Daniel 3]. Also remember, Faith in God preserves us and no one can ever fail your faith other than yourself.