Summary: When you operate in faith, you will see your life move to another level of success and prosperity.
7 Reasons Why You Need Your Faith Increased
By Pastor Amos Dada PhD;P:Eng
Text:. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Lk 17:5
I want to talk to you today about living your life through faith.
As you allow faith to be your tool to operate, you will see your life move to another level of success and prosperity. Issues may arise but living through faith will guarantee your triumph. No height, no depth and no width of challenge are too much for faith to overcome. If you do the possible God will do the impossible. Meaning if you exercise faith (the possible) God will do the supernatural (the impossible).
In the text above the apostles said to Jesus, 'Increase our faith'.
Why do the apostles want their faith increased you may wish to ask?
I will like to give you seven reasons why I think they need their faith increased and you and I need to say that to Jesus this month. We are enjoined to compare spiritual things with spiritual.
1. To overcome the challenges of this world
For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, [even] our faith.1 John 5:4
It is through faith we can overcome the challenges of the world; be it personal or not.
What are the challenges of the world? Challenges are in two categories
First Category: Temptations:1 Jn 2:15-17
The lust of the eyes
The lust of the flesh
The pride of life
Second category: The needs of our lives
Material, Financial, Academic, Mental, Matrimonial, Physical and Others
2. An indispensable element in religion (The only way to please Baba God)
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb 11:6
God says without faith you and I cannot please him. What does that mean?
In passing through life you must come to a point where you can say 'I need God to handle this matter'. A point to trust Baba in heaven. If you cannot trust Me you cannot depend on Me, if you do not depend on Me you cannot do my will, if you do not do my will you cannot please me! (Ask Asa 2 Chr 16). Asa did not want war, he begged and bribed the King of Syria Benhadad, to help him fight Baasha the King of Israel. He incurred God’s wrath for failing to depend on God. God sent Hanani the Seer: “ ….Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. 8 Were not the Cushites[b] and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen[c]? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand. 9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” 2Ch16:7-9(NIV)
If you do not please Baba God with your faith depending on him, you cannot enjoy Baba's blessing. He does not reward every Jack and Harry with his blessing only those who please him though faith!
3.It is a fundamental duty
Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?29 Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." John 6:28-29
Faith is the tool to do the work and the work itself is belief. Because when you operate it, the belief the work is considered done.
“Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful." 2 Chr20:20. You want success - believe the word of God he has sent through his prophets. Period. Imagine The German Army and the USA Army and United Kingdom Army gathered against Canadian Army. And God sends Pastor Dada, call him a Prophet for this purpose to the Army General of Canada. 'Forget about your armoury, your trained army you will not need to fight in this battle. Get The Choir members of some churches in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver and let them begin to sing. That is it.' I guess the Generals of the three nations will be laughing their heads off hearing the Canadian Mass Choir in the night. But before you know it, German army begins to quarrel on why UK kept their strong Pound Sterling and mobilised others members of EU to be spending Euro. By the time UK finishes German army he decides to fight USA army accusing them of parading themselves as the world police until they both destroyed themselves! And Canada just goes there spending weeks and months to carry the spoils of war. Imagine the Army general of Canada on receiving the message says who is Dada, how do you think in your sense that your singing will cause us to defeat the Armies of Germany, UK and USA together? No matter what wars are coming against you financially, materially or matrimonially, if God sends his word to you through his prophet that' take it easy begin to sing' do not despise it. Keep singing all will be well.