Faith Thrives On
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17)
There’s a strong sense of strength that is derived from an intimate understanding of the power, resources and authority of the God we represent. That knowledge, that consciousness is what makes us worship God in a special way because we recognize His greatness.
We see the effect of this kind of knowledge and its impact in the life and ministry of the man Moses. The story of Moses is such an interesting and inspiring one. He had his first intimate encounter with God at Mount Horeb, in the flame of fire (Exodus 3:2). There, God spoke to him and commissioned him to deliver the children of Israel from their servitude to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. However, God sent him, with the promise that He, Jehovah, will be with him (Exodus 3:12).
To know that God will be with him was all Moses needed and on the basis of that knowledge he proceeded with extraordinary boldness to confront Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. At this time, Egypt was the biggest empire that dominated the world and the Pharaoh was the world ruler; he exercised absolute authority and was dreaded. This was the personality that Moses had to confront face to face, with the message “Let my people go,” as ordered by a God, whom Pharaoh himself did not recognize.
What accounted for Moses’ audacity of faith? How come he wasn’t intimidated by the awesome power the Pharaoh wielded at that time? The answer is simple: He had come to know God and believed when God said to him, “I will be with you!” So, Moses was conscious that a greater than Pharaoh was with him, and that energized his faith emboldened his confidence. Thus, Pharaoh was nothing in his eyes than just a mere man. Moses was enabled by his intimate knowledge of the Personality that sent him to accomplish his mission.
This is what you need today; a rich knowledge of God, through His Word! This is indispensable to you if you must live and fulfill the will and purpose of God for your life. No wonder the Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to study God’s Word (2 (Timothy 2:15). We all need to develop an intimate understanding of God and His great power that’s at work on our behalf. This is what gives the needed impetus to faith.
Dear Father, I thank you for the revelation of your greatness and power as I get to know you more through your Word! My faith today is strengthened, and by your Spirit I approach my world with the victory and dominion in my spirit, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.
2 Peter 1:2-3