Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Be Bold To Act Your Faith

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power; and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)

I'm always so inspired each time I study the accounts of certain characters in the Bible who displayed outstanding boldness and courage in the face of fierce oppositions. David, for one, as a young lad fearlessly challenged and defeated Golieth who, according to the Bible, terrified the whole Israel, including Saul the king (1 Samuel 17:4-11). How come David was able to defeat Golieth? He certainly wasn't the only one that knew about God's covenant with Israel, but he was bold to act his faith, on basis of that covenant.

It's not enough that you know and believe what God has said about you in His Word, you must consciously take action on the basis of that knowlege! You must be bold to act your faith! Faith is action added to the Word of God that you have heard and believed. If there's no action then there's no faith, for faith without corresponding action is dead(James 2:26). The Christian life is participation in divinity, and to be able to experience this to the full, you must be bold to act your faith! You must recognize and take advantage of the dynamic ability of the Spirit that's at work in you.

The Apostle Peter understood this and boldly commanded a man that was lame from birth to rise and walk: "Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk"(Acts 3:6). And when it looked as though the man wasn't going to respond, Peter, the Bible says, "took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God."(Acts 3:7-8)

The Bible says, "the righteous are bold as a lion"(Proverbs 28:1); there's a supernatural power at work in your life that produces divine courage. So like Peter, be bold to act your faith today! Be bold to address satan and negative circumstances in the Name of Jesus and expect a change.

God has not given me the spirit of fear but of love, power and of a sound mind; therefore I'm bold to act my faith; I function with the ability of the spirit today for the Spirit of God is working in my life and causing me to have divine courage and confidence, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities February 21, 2011
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome

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