Hope is like expectation
Faith is now but hope deals with something that must happen
Look at this again
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen.
Pls note that if you ask anything in faith, you still need to keep your hope alive or else you may never receive it
I have seen many crash bcos they ask and when it seems like what they have asked in faith is delaying, they go ahead and take another option
Some of them fall
Some of them couldn’t wait to see there results physically delivers into their hands bcos
They refused to keep their hope alive
Without a living hope, job would NEVER had recover all he lost
Without hope Jesus wud NEVER had died on the cross
Without a living hope, you can’t proof to God you truly have faith
Bishop Oyedepo calls it “Husband(Faith) and wife(hope)”
When you believe God for something and you’re soooo sure God has heard you then you must Never let your hope be dead
Bcos it will come to a point when you may begin to ask “am I sure God even heard me”
Am I sure God will ever fulfill His word in my life?
It will always come to a point in your life when it seems God’s promises are being delayed… What you need at those moments is a living hope
Your hope must be kept alive and strong
But there are certain things you don’t need to waste your time hoping for… You’ll need hope but it has to be by violent faith..
When it comes to healings
Be as violent as you can be
But not all healings are instant.. Some are gradual and when its gradual, you need your hope to stay alive too.. But it has to be violent
Pls note that, God will do everything He says and He will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that you believe Him for (mk11:24; Eph3:20)..
You don’t need to know how He will do it. Do you know how God killed Goliath bcos David believed God for it? No!
Did you know how Jordan was driven back and rose up like a heap? No!
Do u know how the red sea parted? No! But God did them all bcos someone believed Him for it..
Believe God for the Impossible.
Never ask how just trust God to do the wow!
Many of you are trying to pity God… You can’t pity God, you can’t help God either
God is all powerful whether you accept it or not, it does not change or reduce Him
Whether u worship Him or not, He cannot reduce in power glory and greatness
I AM GOD I CHANGE NOT
Never reduce God in ur mind
Faith is not just what we need to please God( Heb 11:6), Faith is an instrument that we use to dislodge or disharm the enemy(Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked)
“Above ALL” it means when other things are in place, then take faith
No devil can stand faith.. They know when you have it
You talk with power when you have it
And you walk as if the devils are not a match bcos they are not if you know
No devil has what it takes to defeat a believer, but we don’t know and that’s why we’re receiving some attacks….
O they know not, neither will they understand, they walk on in darkness… I’ve said “you’re gods and all of you are the children of the most high”
God has given this earth to d children of men but the devil is against it
This is why u need faith to stand
Now what are the channels or pathways to great faith
After salvation, everyone receives a measure of faith from the Lord…
2. The word of God: what we do with the word determines how we gain access into revelations which in turns powers our faith
Every new revelation of God u have deposits a tangible amount of faith into your life
Without prayer you may NEVER have access to some revelations… For it is written “ask of me and I’ll answer u and I’ll show you great and mighty things which you do not know
A buoyant prayer life will result to a faith-filled life
4. Relationship with the Holy Spirit
5. Praying abundantly and excessively in tongues….
The truth is that you can’t pray in excess
But wat I mean by that is pray in tongues like you drink water
Pray in tongues anywhere
6. God’s direct voice also builds up our faith
Jude 20 says building up yourself on ur most Holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost
And when you pray more In the Holy Ghost, you have access to God’s voice easily.