ESOCS Devotional 7 June
TEXT: 1 JOHN 5:1-15
MEMORY VERSE: “For whosoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4 KJV
The entire creation exercise and human existence on earth remains that can only be demystified via our connection with the mystery personality, God, for He moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. No wonder the key principles and basic elements for human survival on earth (of which faith is one) are all enclosed in mystery. The mystery of faith is a key to victory over sin and everything on earth. You cannot be a victim of any negative or evil circumstance when faith is fully at work in your life. It is the mystery that David explained when he brought down Goliath with a sling and a stone. The three Hebrew friends, (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) humbled Nebuchadnezzar when the fiery furnace heated seven times could not burn them. ESOCS Devotional 7 June
The victory you need to overcome the problems of life and the world despite their complexities is faith. With your faith on ground, victory is guaranteed. The mystery of faith is what makes a man a mystery to his generation. When you understand the mystery of faith and you work with it, you will come to a point where you become a mystery yourself. Everything about you becomes a mystery to all who meet you. It remains a mystery that Isaac sowed in a land of famine and reaped the same year hundredfold. He would dig a well and get water; others would dig and not get water (Gen. 26:1-22). By the working of your faith, may your story shock your generation, in Jesus name.
What then is faith? Faith is accepting scriptural responsibilities in order to see divine possibilities. That is, faith is doing what you need to do to show that you believe God, in order to commit God to doing His part. When God told Abraham: “Get out of your father’s land” (Gen. 12:1), he believed God and left his father’s house. Because of his simple obedience, God took him to the land He promised him. Therefore, when you obey God, you show that you believe Him; and that would commit Him to do His part. Hear this, until man plays his role, God is never committed to His own role.
In the journey of faith, both man and his God have their separate roles to play. Until you know what to do, faith is not yet in place. May God open your eyes to such scriptural responsibilities, and also give you the grace to carry such out, in the name of Jesus.
BOTTOM LINE: Until man plays his role, God is never committed to His own role.
- Do your own part in the areas you need God’s intervention to see results
- Search the Bible for passages that will help you to strengthen your faith.
- Use your faith to terminate the existence of the devil around your life.
PRAYER POINT: Father, I bless you for your word. I receive a profound addition of strength for spiritual responsibility and discipline, in Jesus name.
FURTHER READING: Genesis1:26-31; Lamentations 2:1–22; John 6:52-71