I believe and proclaim by the Spirit of our loving Father, that 2018, is the year of Conquering Faith. As we determine to expound on this very important area of Christian life, it will cause faith to rise and increase, thus resulting in the miraculous and wonderful victories in Christ Jesus.
This is the year that faith will grow, not only in understanding , but in application, producing amazing results in the lives of those who will dedicate themselves to standing firm (by faith) in the Word and promises of God.
1 John 5: 4,5 it states “You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. So who are the world conquerors, defeating its power? Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.” (TPT)
The biblical truths regarding faith are, It is impossible to please God without faith, each one of us has been given the measure of faith (and incidentally it’s the same measure for everyone), faith comes (grows) by the hearing of the Word of God, one must believe by faith, that Jesus is the Son of God who died for our sins and rose again, the confession of faith in Christ is unto salvation (restoration), faith can be weak, and it can be strong (or great), results are according to one’s faith, faith requires complete trust and confidence in its ability, and faith has the capacity to conquer.
In verses 4, and 5, it can be surmised that the individual born of God overcomes the world. The divinely implanted nature and new life within enables one to increase, and overcome, to conquer more successfully. While the believer increases in victory over circumstances in their lives, faith will continue to be required for the things to come. The immediate means of victory is faith, relying on Christ to assist us. Victory in the Christian life is a virtue, and like other virtues it is progressive in nature. As a believer increases more and more in victorious living, or as their faith grows more and more, they are able to fully and completely trust in God in all things, as opposed to the opinions or actions of the world. The one who overcomes the world is the person who believes in the Savior, Jesus (Yeshua the Messiah) Son of the living God.
Possessing a Conquering Faith mentality will give you the power to overcome all obstacles in the name above all names, Christ Jesus our King. You will begin to boldly speak to circumstances and situations declaring the Word of God over them, and by the power of the Holy Spirit see victory over those mountains in your life. It will bring you to a new level of sensitivity in the Spirit, and give you greater desire, and determination to share your faith with others. And lastly, this rising maturity in faith will bring glory to the Kingdom.
“For as you step out in faith, the prince-of-this-world must step back” CJS
In 2018, as faith rises higher and higher, so will the miraculous, and the victories. All those areas that you have been believing for, will come to pass , if you will make it a priority to understand that you possess a conquering Faith mentality and exercise it. If you do, like me, miracles will be a common occurrence in your life.
I wish you and your families a healthy, prosperous year as you stand in Conquering Faith.
Charles J. Sathmary