The Power of Faith
“And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith”. (I John 5:4)
Storms happen. Troubles arise. Trials come. This world comes with tribulations. The Bible says it. Experience confirms it. Life proves it. And this is because the fallen world we live in is suffering the effects of sin and the decisions of sinful people!
But God created us to be victors, not victims. We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. By receiving abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, we can face the storms that blow and and reign in life through Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17)
This is what the Apostle Paul did when he suddenly found himself in the midst of a life-threatening storm in Acts 27. While on a journey by sea, a violent storm attacked the ship Paul was in and wrestled all control of its destiny away from the captain and his crew. After doing everything they knew to do, they lost all hope of survival, and prepared to die.
But not Paul! He stood up in the midst of the raging storm and “hopeless” crisis and said to the terrified sailors and passengers, “Sirs, take courage, for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.” As one who knew the grace of God and the gift of righteousness, Paul faced the storm with courage, relying on the faithfulness of God and the trustworthiness of His promises. And you can too!
That is what a dear sister in our church did when the doctors told her she had advanced lung cancer. Tempted to be afraid, she chose to place her faith in God’s promises and not the doctor’s report. She said, “I believe God.” Today, she is cancer free.
Her storm ended. Yours will too. How do I know? I believe God.
I am so much relieved after reading through THE POWER OF FAITH.Bishop. at times i sometimes ask myself why are those negative things happening around me? Thank God for His word.
Happy New Year Bishop! Just to let you know that I enjoy reading ” A Moment of Grace”
Thank you Doc.
u are blessed sir,the word of God is always timely,you toke me to another level in my christian journey,i just left ghana to australia been a licence pastor of bethel ghana found my self in a place where worship attitude is completely different and come to find my self trying to fit in the system as well as meeting my responsibility to feed my family.i highly appreciate your continue reminder to us about our trust in God.
I will continue to believe in God as He will never live me niether forsake me in Jesus name.
Precious H.N. Jackson
i believe God! that’s all and so deep! thank you Bishop
Good morning Bishop
Thank you for this message that is encouraging us to persevere in faith, to believe in what our Father in Heavens says and not to what the World, the Devil says. Thank you. Yesterday at the Bible study in our Church we had the same message, with the same references (Acts 27). When I opened my mail this morning, I saw your message, I read it and it has really blessed me. I see in the the repetition of this message a call to increase in faith, to believe in God’s Word what may be the circumstances. Thank you Bishop for keeping to feed us with the Word of God, for reminding us to stick to the Power of Faith. My greeting to all the congregation of Bethel.
We love and appreciate you.
Benjamin BAGUIAN and family in Burkina Faso
Bishop, through faith in God and his words, today marks Caro and I 24th wedding anniversary
I see things beyond, whenever I read your messages. always a blessing to be on your site.
I see the terrified disciples on the boat in a raging storm. the thing is that they were with Jesus physically.
Paul, was on the same situation in the boat. although he never walked with Jesus, never was with Jesus physically, Paul stood up and was never afraid of the storm. such empowerment the Grace of God gives us. indeed, Grace is a person, Jesus.
I heard countless testimonies how patients with cancers got healed by believing with the abundance of grace we will reign in this life!
as Jesus is, so are we in this world!
as Jesus is healthy, so are we in this world!
– grace and peace
Abe Alfred Kamara Snr,
Bishop, thank you so much for such a spirit/mind touching sermon, I have at many times experienced the power of faith, especially during our civil crisis, I remember quite well when Pator Powers once asked me to change my surname from Kamara to either……. for fear of not been killed , but I stubbornly stood on God’ words when I chose to believe his words even as a new convert, he had promised to take me through any and every turbulance if/when I only trust in him and beleive his words.
It was very much unlikely that no one by the name Kamara could survive the rebels’ carnage on Duport road during this time. I remember when a rebel walked to me and asked for my name, before responding to him, I told my wife, “take the kids and yourself and just go any where and act like you do not know me should anything happen” I am Kamara, I replied, are you Madingo? he asked? No, I am Gbandi, and then he said, my gun has not yet eating anybody today, but you will be the only Kamara to live, then I boldly said to him, it will surely come to past as you have decleared, but we went through the impossible G-2 crossing where a woman named Kamara was killed before my eyes.
And we lived on Duport road for about 3 months and later returned to our home on the Old Road, and through faith I even got back our car that had been taking away by the rebels the moment we had finished paying for the car. ” Brethrens, remember that in the presence of fear, faith in God wins”