Praise the Lord! He is our Lord God, Strong and Mighty in Battle. Jehovah the Most High God- ADONAI. Over the past couple of weeks, we have studied; Worship, Love, The Spoken Word (Declarations), this week we would be looking at the last of the four – Faith. Remember in this season, the Lord wants us to focus on using these weapons of warfare to keep moving forward. Trials are never meant to stop you, hard times are for muscle building. Our weapons of warfare are never carnal but are mighty through God!
Our text is taken from Matthew 17:20
"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (NIV)
Last week we looked at Mark 11: 32 -
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them”
to show then strength in speaking to our problem and making declaration, however it is also very important that the condition for that mountain moving is the Faith element.
The Word of God says without faith it’s impossible to please God. God encourages us as a good Father to apply faith to our words and actions. In warfare Faith promotes boldness in the face of adversity and a stance that says to the devil – “I Believe God is able to save me”. When fear replaces Faith in our hearts, fear has the ability to create doubt, unbelief and worry.
Faith is a key weapon of warfare- it is so important that Christ said to his disciplines in the scripture above that if you have faith as little as a mustard seed, you can do the impossible. This illustration is painted to show all you need is faith no matter how small! God magnifies our faith through His acts as we march on in His Victory.