Understanding the Unlimited Power of Faith by Bishop David Oyedepo
Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on Unveiling the Unlimited Power of Faith!
From scriptures, we discover that faith is the master key for taking the delivery of our inheritances in Christ. As it is written: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).
But, what is unique about Faith?
Faith is a Spiritual Treasure of Inestimable Value: This means we cannot place value on it because it is far beyond what can be measured. Therefore, faith is the answer to every problem of life. For instance, when Jesus’ disciples asked Him why they couldn’t deliver the boy possessed with demons, Jesus said: …Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you (Matthew 17:20; see also Matthew 15:28). Faith is also the answer to the breakthroughs we desire (Hebrews 11:30; Luke 5:3-8).
It is the Covenant Trigger for the Manifestation of the Power of God: Faith triggers the flow of virtue, which brings about our healing, health and wholeness. For instance, we saw from the Scripture that the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment by faith and she was made perfectly whole. Her faith simply triggered the flow of virtue that ended her shame and reproach. This shows that when we exercise faith, virtue is triggered for our healing and deliverances (Luke 8:44-48). We must understand that faith is our covenant access to the power of God in the Word. When our faith in the Word comes alive, God’s power flows supernaturally and changes our situations. That means, without faith, we cannot see the power of God and without the power of God, we cannot be healed, delivered or set free. That’s why we must strive to invest in building our faith so we can take delivery of our redemptive packages (Romans 1:16).
Faith has the capacity to dominate the world of the spirit by quenching all the fiery darts of the devil: When faith comes alive, we tap into the power of God that no other power can confront. It is by faith that we dominate the world of the spirit and ‘have it the way we want’ in spite of fiery opposing forces (Ephesians 6:16).
Faith brings God’s hand to bear on a man’s life for exploits: Faith brings God’s hand to bear on our situations and when He stretches forth His hand, no one can turn it back (Isaiah 14:27, 43:14, 53:1). This is why no force from hell can stop faith from having its way (Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 11:32-34).
How Unlimited is the Power of Faith?
It is important to recognise that everything in redemption belongs to us but only what we believe is released. This is because any truth of scriptures we receive and believe, commits God to empower us to realise it. That is, we must believe the Word before we can be empowered to become what it says (John 1:12). Also, we discover that faith holds the answer to all the questions of our lives. This is because faith, as a virtue, has unlimited power to deliver at anytime everything that pertains to us in God. This was why when the blind men met Jesus for their healing, He said to them: According to your faith be it unto you (Matthew 9:29). Furthermore, we understand from scriptures that there is no irreversible case with faith. For example, when one of the rulers of the synagogue told Jairus not to disturb Jesus because his daughter was dead, the Bible records: But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole (Luke 8:50). From this scripture, it is therefore evident that faith has the capacity to revert any situation. Moreover, when Martha told Jesus that Lazarus was already dead for four days, He replied: …Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? (John 11:39-40). Thus, through faith, Jairus’ daughter and Lazarus came back to life. That’s how powerful faith is!
However, it is important to note that obedience is the only biblical validity of faith (James 2:18). We understand from scriptures that Abraham’s faith was validated by his obedience. Moreover, at the wedding in Cana of Galilee when the wine was exhausted, Mary told the servants: Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it (John 2:5; see also Genesis 12:1-4, 17:10-11, 23, 22:1-3).Thus, faith does not just believe God; it obeys Him to prove our faith in Him to make good His promise. Thus, we must understand that the worth of any man’s life in the Kingdom is a function of the faith at work in him. That’s why the Bible says …the just shall live by his faith (Habakkuk 2:4; see also Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). Also, faith has the capacity to exempt any man from the horrors of life (1 John 5:4; Psalm 91:7-8; Matthew 9:29). Faith deflates every pressure and brings us to the realm of divine pleasure. All these make faith an asset of inestimable value.
In summary, we must understand that though a revelation of the Word shows us our redemptive rights, it is faith that enforces its release/delivery in our lives. This is why it is not enough to have revelation; it must be mixed with faith in our hearts before we can partake of the profits therein (Hebrews 4:2). Thus, doing what is required to build our faith for maximum impact is worth it. Remember, nothing of value is free. We must, therefore, pay the price to build our faith and labour to destroy unbelief through commitment to continuous study of God’s Word and other anointed materials, so we can enter into His rest. However, to experience the unlimited power of faith you must be born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!” For further reading, please get my books: Unlimited Power of Faith, Exploits of Faith, Born to Win and Satan get Lost.
Understanding the Unlimited Power of Faith by Bishop David Oyedepo
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David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.