A brother paid a visit to our house at Uyo, Nigeria and when he got there to see me, I was not home, he asked one of the girls helping out at home to give him a drink from the same place I used to drink. He said when she gave him the drink, he lifted the cup and said God; I am in your servant’s house and let this sickness in me disappear as I drink this water. He called to tell this testimony, that God had completely healed him.
The woman with great faith harassed Jesus, even when she was likened to a dog, listen to her story. “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying; Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour”. Matthew 15: 22-28
Another man in the bible that passed the examination and was awarded a degree of ‘Great Faith’ by Jesus was a man of authority. “Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, that he was worthy for whom he should do this: For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick”. Luke 7: 1-10
Men of faith are commanders of the heavenly orders, they create advancement, when they are passengers in your boat of success; your destination is guaranteed. They are not in the same level with struggling, humiliation and lack because Faith unlocks the golden key that holds your future.
A man of faith attracts attention at his presence because he is an evidence producer. They are record breakers, destiny motivators and tomorrow thinkers. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Heb 11:1 Faith is the speaker of your ‘Now’ and the Prophet of your future. Faith is the pleaser of God and produces a good testimony from men. Faith is the doubter of doubts and a friend to prophetic declarations. Faith is a confronter of unfavourable circumstances, because circumstances can tell lies. Faith is the hope revival, an enthusiastic believer that there is no hopeless situation.
Faith produces picture of success in advance, contact point and address before the physical manifestation of the success is seen because faith is always on a mission to accomplish divine intention, believing that the best is yet to come.
Your faith position determines your life situation; it determines the locus and focus of your dream and aspirations. Therefore, it is time we cry out to God. “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith” Luke 17:5 to be contd
Dr Uma Ukpai