TOPIC: LIVE BY FAITH
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:4-12 (KJV)
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 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.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
MEMORY VERSE: “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” – Romans 1:17
The Bible mentions affirmatively four different times that the just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17: Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38). When you do not live by faith, you will live by fear. When you do not walk by faith, you will walk by sight. As a believer, you should not be moved by what you see or hear or feel. Rather, you should be moved by the word of God. If fear informed your actions last year and pushed you into wrong decisions and troubles, you must turn a new leaf immediately. Move from fear to faith. Fear is a robber. Fear has torments. Fear is counter- productive. Fear will hinder you from possessing your possession and becoming who God has destined you to be.
Faith is the booster and bolster you need. By faith, the elders obtained a good report. By faith, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and saw their evil assailants sink like lead. By faith, believers took kingdoms and stopped the mouth of lions. Faith is a supernatural force. Use it to win that spiritual battle, conquer the giants and strong men standing in the way of your marital breakthrough, ministerial progress, career and business advancement, health and well-being, financial greatness as well as your all-round fulfilment. Also, use the force and power of faith to pull down the walls of Jericho before you and enter into your Promised Land to possess your possession. I pray that this year, your faith will not fail but will increase phenomenally and birth great testimonies in your life, in the name of Jesus.
Faith will help you to discover and fulfil your purpose in life. Your life will attract good things when you believe and expect good things. The focused power of faith will breed abundance in your life. Faith will help you to weather life’s storms and come out stronger the way Job did. By faith, you will pass the tests and surmount the trials of life. Faith will destroy stress, anxiety and fear for you. It will also overcome worry and discouragement. Those are evil entanglements you do not need in your journey this year. Faith will also act as your pathway to finding solutions. This year, I encourage you to live by unwavering faith in God and you will become the evidence of His wonders.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
AS THE LORD LIVES, THIS YEAR, YOUR FAITH SHALL MOVE MOUNTAINS AND MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
1. This year, I shall always walk by faith and not by sight, in the name of Jesus.
2. I bind and cast out the spirit of doubt and replace it with great faith, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, give me the faith to overcome any obstacle and challenge, in the name of Jesus.
4 I receive the grace to take the step of faith and act on Your promises, in the name of Jesus.
5. Powers that want my faith to fail, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. By faith, I take possession of my inheritance in Christ, in the name of Jesus.
7. By faith, I claim perpetual open heaven this year and beyond, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 13-15, Matthew 13-15