WINNING WISDOM
Topic: The Faith 1
Text: Ephesian 4:11-14
By Ese Ehimare Dave

One of the beauties and blessedness of the death and resurrection of Jesus is the pathway that this act created for us to have a sweet loving relationship with the Godhead. So for everyone who has accepted the sacrifice of Jesus as a substitute for their sin comes into a relationship with God based on the faith that he/she has expressed in the act. So that fellow will be termed to have entered the Christian faith.

The faith we are now have is not just ours but the faith of Christ (Galatians 2:20) and it is with this faith we are able to have a relationship with God. It is this faith that makes us worthy to be called the sons of God. We all have a measure of this faith as God has given to all (Romans 12:3) but we must not just have a measure, we must increase this measure because this increase it gives us greater access into the blessedness that is in Christ Jesus.

Thanks be to God Who has provided all the necessary instruments to train and grow our faith. Jude 20 shows us a pathway, which is praying in the Holy Ghost. We are built up as an edifice as we pray in the Holy Ghost. This is very essential to our faith growing. Never go a day with praying in the Holy Ghost, make it a daily practice and a life style.

In verse 13 our opening scripture, we saw that God has actually provided what bible scholars call the five-fold ministry for just one purpose, “till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness if God.” Take advantage of these ministries. They are aplenty in the church.

Do all you can to grow the faith that you now have. Strengthen it through God’s Word. This is the sure way of winning everyday. And the beauty of it is that when the storms of persecution arises, you will not be shaken, you will not waver because your edifice is strong and its foundation solid.

Don’t just focus on what God can do for you. Focus on building your most holy faith. For without it, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 12:6) and anything done outside of it is sin (Romans 14:23).

Precious people grow your faith. Make it a priority and consciously pursue it with all fervency and keep winning always.

Prayer:

Father Lord, today I make a commitment to take advantage of all the instruments that You have made available to grow the faith that I have in you. As I do this, I am strengthened in my walk with You and come into the unity of the faith and in the knowledge of You and to the fullness of Your stature. In Jesus name. Amen.

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