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Faith, the Victory Weapon By Evangelist Charity E. Sephus

Faith, the Victory Weapon

By Evangelist Charity E. Sephus

charity SephusIn 2 Chronicles 20 verse 20 Jehoshaphat told the people to believe (have faith) in the Lord. He didn’t tell them to believe in everything except God. And yet it seems difficult for some to have faith in God. Let me remind you that according to the scriptures, without faith it is impossible to please God. 1John 5:4 tells us that to be born of God is to overcome the world, and he speaks of Faith, the weapon of choice for the battle against the devil. No wise person goes into battle without his weapon! Have faith in God when the enemy comes in like a flood!

GIVE US THIS DAY”. This day, remain faith full and LIVE. Faith in Christ secures salvation. If we believe in him we won’t perish. Our faith in God allots us eternal life. Your faith full welfare is more important than your singing ability, knowledge of the scriptures or friendship. By seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness, important things get special attention from God. What I once called a thorn in my flesh, I now refer to as a splinter which does not mean that the pain is vanished but you know the difference. (1John 5:4) whoever is born of God overcomes the world and our faith is the victory weapon rewarded by God’s miraculous intervention.

Without FAITH, I could do nothing so I keep my weapon unholstered. Perhaps most remarkable today is how I often wrote of his healing promise, restoration, and rejuvenation, while my perception was without much experience. However, I trusted what I had read in God’s holy word and stored within my heart. I am amazed as God boldly navigates us knowing our goals are attainable, his promises are possible, and our work is immeasurably valuable by faith.

Heb. 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. By it we have received the things that we thought were unattainable. We have gone places that seemed unreachable. We have accomplished tasks beyond our abilities. By faith we connect with our Savior. God’s unique and beautiful answer to prayer is captured just as if a butterfly landed in the palm of my hand. The passion and wisdom of Christ is incomparable. I was mesmerized and at the same time, I had a quiet celebratory shout going on as I felt God’s warm glow of consent. The confidence I know as God’s unmistakable voice comes to me by faith. When Paul said “I have fought a good fight, he also said I have kept the faith, I have finished my course.”

Use your weapon to fight a good fight to the end. Getting beaten needlessly is painful. This is living by faith, which means believing when you cannot see. Some will give anything feeling as if tangible things will bring them closer to God. Even though money, talent, time, and emotions are temporal and important to the church, faith out of a sincere heart pleases God. I take comfort in knowing that the mission of “Living by Faith” will not change. There is no substitute for faith in conjunction with everyday goodness and nothing can take the place of faithfully doing His will. The fact that Jesus saves puts an end to fear and doubt and makes room for anyone to go faithfully to the restful throne of grace. Let us keep our faith out of the darkness where it lies when it is not exercised. Remember, we need works, but “without faith it is impossible to please God”. Heb. 1l: 6

Christians talk so much about heaven. Christianity is more than a voice. It’s the way we live in this world. Christianity is more than an idea. It’s our feet on the ground following God’s chosen path. It’s more than a treasure to keep behind glass, but alive all year, bearing fruit in spite of the weather. It’s more than going to church, doing good works, singing in the choir, serving on the board, a vigorous testimony, or a seat in a pulpit. Take your weapon (faith) out of your holster, fight the good fight of faith; lay hold on eternal life because Heb: 2:4 says “…the just shall live by faith,”