For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as “…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is the evidence of that which is unseen, unknown, and imperceptible to, and by the natural mind. The way to relate with the unseen realities of our eternal Kingdom is by faith. Notice that faith is defined as “…the substance of things hoped for…,” not “the imagination of things hoped for.”
In the arena of faith, you’re not trying or hoping to get anything; rather, you’re a possessor; a master over circumstances. Consider Jesus, and the way He lived and related in this world: He walked in absolute victory, mastery, and dominion! Once the storm arose against Him and His disciples as they journeyed in a boat. While the disciples screamed in fear, Jesus simply rebuked the billowing storm. His disciples, in absolute awe, said to one another, “…What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:41).
Mark 14 also shows that He walked on water as though on dry ground; He transcended natural laws. He functioned from a higher realm—the faith realm. Emulate Jesus. He was so different. His language was that of a victor. He had everything in control; and that’s the life He wants us to live; a life where you reign as a king, and you’re at rest in the midst of turmoil.
Dear heavenly Father, I live in absolute mastery because my faith is the victory that overcomes the world. I relinquish my care and worries unto you, for I’m convinced you’re able to do exceedingly above what I could ever ask or think, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 4:4
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer’s LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )