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Today’s Bible Verse 22.04.2024
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. — Psalm 73:21-24 (KJV)
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A time to receive

The World English Dictionary defines faith as a strong or unshakeable belief in something,

especially without proof or evidence. Aptly, the Bible in Hebrews 11:1 define faith as

“…being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Verse 3 of the same

chapter goes further to elucidate or shed more light by relating faith to our believe that the

universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was

visible.

 

To believe is an exercise in faith. It entails taking a position of certainty regarding an

outcome, although no clear or verifiable evidence exist. From the biblical perspective, people

who believe are certain of the truth or existence of God; and that he rewards those who

earnestly seek him. They believe in Jesus Christ and the gospel; and that through him

everyone who believes is justified. Believing means that doubt should not only be put in

abeyance, but discountenanced or discarded completely. A believer is certain about an

‘approval’ by God (blessing/promise) not visible to the physical eye; and proceeds to receive

 it, all by faith.

 

What you receive is directly related to what is believed. Receiving from God requires that you

embrace and acknowledge Him, accept and collect what He has made available to you.

Believing in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, confessing and acknowledging His forgiveness,

knowing that your prayer is answered, and receiving the reward often unseen in the instant,

completes the circle of faith. A provision that already exist in the spirit realm is then made

manifest in the physical.

 

Receiving, therefore, is a function of asking and believing. However, do not ask without

end or believe only by reason of your senses; for to do any of these is in itself an expression of

doubt. Persist and persevere not in asking, but in waiting for manifestation believing that

what was promised has been given. In Romans 4:18, the Bible accounts that “against all

hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been

said to him.” Also in healing two blind men, Jesus had asked them “do you believe that I am

able to do this,” and the restoration of their sights followed their response in the affirmative.

Jesus touched their eyes and said “according to your faith will it be done to you” – Matthew

9:29.

 

God is eternally active in the business of ‘approval’; saying yes to demands placed on Him by

his people. Appending his stamp to douse your fears and tears, taking out infirmities, pulling

down burdens, flattening mountains, standing for you, with you and by you; translating needs

into deeds of glory. The word of God tells us in Psalm 145:13b that “the Lord is faithful to all His

promises…” Therefore, entertain no question on the trustworthiness of the Almighty to keep

His word. His faithfulness to His promises is absolute.

 

In Matthew 17:17 Jesus exclaimed: “O unbelieving and perverse generation” – five words

that sum up our scepticism. As a consequence of non-belief, the disciples of Jesus could not

heal a demon possessed boy because they couldn’t muster enough faith to chase the demon

out. In verse 21, taking them to task and affirming the truth, Jesus said …”if you have faith as

small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will

move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Elect today to start receiving, taking in your grip

and operating in the promises already made manifest. The onus is on you to receive.

                                                                                                

                                                                                              Victor & Jolomi Awani (15-01-2011)

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