Obedience Strategy: Truth of Faith – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of November 8, 2020
God’s truth of faith is that His truth is certain to bring to pass that which He put in us to believe, as we trust and obey Him.
We can count on this in regards to our personal lives and even in healing national woes (Pr 13:17).
The true message of Godly ambassadors and kings is the message of Christ, the Anointed One, who brings new life, even on earth.
And nothing is too big for Him.
Jesus said in John 6:47 TPT, "I speak to you living truth: Unite your heart to me and believe—and you will experience eternal life!"
Jesus also says in John 7:38 TPT, "Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!"
So, friends, do you believe in God’s truth that says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (He 13:8)?
If you believe this, then you are ready to step into His best.
Paul, as a faithful messenger, knew the power of God’s truth to persuade us toward His best, which includes good works (Titus 1:1, 3:8).
In Colossians 1:28 TPT he proclaims, "Christ is our message! We preach to awaken hearts and bring every person into the full understanding of truth. It has become my inspiration and passion in ministry to labor with a tireless intensity, with his power flowing through me, to present to every believer the revelation of being his perfect one in Jesus Christ."
Paul could understand this message and do this mission, because he knew the Spirit of Truth, The Spirit of Faith.
The Spirit of Christ, who is The Holy Spirit in us.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:13 TPT that "We have the same Spirit of faith that is described in the Scriptures when it says, “First I believed, then I spoke in faith..."
And we know that, when we apply this faith-believing by speaking God’s truth, mountains move (Matt 17:20, Mk 11:23).
God’s faithful ones can do mighty miracles by His Spirit.
Jesus says so in John 14:12 TPT. He says, "I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father!"
Jesus gives His power and authority to those who follow Him (The Spirit of Truth) in faith-believing.
So, friends, do you believe in miracles?
If so, it’s time to take mountains.
What is it that you are believing for by faith?
In your heart, what personal promises from God are so real to you that you know them to be true?
God’s truth upholds the desires and dreams He put in you as He faithfully persuades you to co-labor with Him to bring them to fruition.
Because God is true, you can be certain He will do it, as you trust and obey Him.
Proverbs 4:2 TPT assures us that "My revelation-truth is a gift to you, so remain faithful to my instruction."
We can seek the Spirit of Truth and Faith in prayer, praise and Word. We can find Him in the midst of any and every situation around us.
Waiting for us to come near to Him to help us in the process.
To harden us to difficulties, to soften our hearts to Him, to strengthen us in revelation-understanding of His truth.
To grow us up.
To set us free.
So, are you ready for your long-held dreams to come true as you come to know Him more and reach out to others?
God promises us in Colossians 1:5 TPT that "Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope... "
God will make us faithful messengers of holiness as He works out our dreams.
1 Timothy 4:12 TPT instructs us to "...simply be the example they need to see by being faithful and true in all that you do. Speak the truth and live a life of purity and authentic love as you remain strong in your faith."
2 Corinthians 3:12 TPT says, "So then, with this amazing hope living in us, we step out in freedom and boldness to speak the truth."
Psalm 15:4 TPT tells us that "They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth. They make firm commitments and follow through, even at great cost."
As we go, "… the word continues to be an energizing force in you who believe” (1Th 2:13 TPT).
The only way we can go the distance victoriously is to be firmly rooted in Christ.
“The Parable of the Sower” in Luke 8:15 TPT reminds us that "The seed that fell into good, fertile soil represents those lovers of truth who hear it deep within their hearts. They respond by clinging to the word, keeping it dear as they endure all things in faith. This is the seed that will one day bear much fruit in their lives."
So, to become a faithful, fruit-bearing messenger, we must know and profess Christ as our message. We must remain in this truth and let it work to persuade us forward to follow His Spirit’s lead to go wherever He sends us and do whatever He calls us to do.
We must know that our faithfulness to Him will make an impact on many as He bring us into our dreams-come-true, not in an arrogant kind of way but in a let-your-light-shine way that draws others in.
For His Glory.
So, Lord, may we continually live in Your truth of faith, Your marvelous wonder.
For Your Great Name.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.