While Jesus was on earth, in Mathew 9:28-29. He once asked the two blind men that cried to him for healing and asked them, saying, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Jesus in response made a profound statement before he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you,” and the blind men regained their sight.
Going by the words of Jesus, faith is paramount in this kingdom, as we will amount to nothing without it. According to the gospel legend and apostle of faith, Bishop David Oyedepo, he said that “faith is a universal currency that delivers the same value in any nation of the earth”.
Faith, being a universal currency, it is the only Divine Currency that we can use to purchase all things from the supermarket of God any time and anywhere by anybody who possesses faith. In other words, whatever the promise of God in the Bible, it takes our faith to access any of the promises. For instance, even though salvation is by grace, a gift, it takes faith to access it.
It is therefore necessary that we seek faith and pursue it because it can get us everything we need, both earthly and heavenly blessings. However, faith and its operations are guided by the spiritual laws of faith.
On earth, it is law, especially spiritual laws that govern everything like the law of gravity, so the law of faith works every time, anywhere without fail unless there is a sort of intervention of the supernatural.
Faith also as a law when it is operated properly by anybody it will work every time, anywhere without fail. So anybody by using the law of faith can obtain anything God had promised in the scripture or the bible anywhere at any time.
By our action, it can be seen if we have faith or not, just like what happened in Mark 2:3-5 which says, ” And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Also, our actions can equally show or demonstrate our lack of faith, like what the disciples did in Mathew 8:23-27. Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep.
Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
Also, our actions of doubt and fear can equally be judged as proof of our having little faith as we can see in Mathew 8:26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
See also what happened in Mathew 14:31, “And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
One thing paramount about the law of faith is that it is according to an individual’s operation of faith, not collective faith. That means that we rise or fall in our everyday life endeavors, depending on whether we are operating the law of faith.
For instance, it is by faith that we are made whole. We can see that from what happened to the woman with the issue of blood as recorded in Luke 8:43-48. That passage said, But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.
Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'” But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”
Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
However, in our society today, some are living their life in abundance while some are buffeted, suffering untold hardship in the hands of the devil. Whether we are living abundant life or not is a function of our faith.
We can only live abundant life depending on the level of our faith, whether great faith. Like Jesus told one woman in Mathew 15:28 which reads, “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
That is, we are made whole and live abundant life depending on the level of our faith, whether we are in possession of great faith or little faith, or we lack faith at all.
We should never blame anybody because of the level of our faith, as it is our individual responsibility to build our faith to be that of greater faith rather than little or lack of faith. Shalom!