But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; And charged them that they should not make him known: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment into victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
~ Matthew 12:15-18 KJV ~
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 ~
Child of God, I want you to know today that there is a force on the inside of you that makes you unconquerable! What is that force? It is faith. Scripture tells us four times, “The just shall live by faith” (Hab. 2:4, Rom. 1:17, Gal. 3:11, Heb. 10:38). Faith is the channel through which you received everlasting life. Faith is our connector to the life of God. Faith is equal to anything and everything in the Kingdom of God, and it is how we live!
I want you to see today that no matter what you are currently experiencing, no matter what onslaught of the enemy has raised its head against you, faith will bring you out and put you on top as if it never even happened! No matter what is going on around you, you must settle it in your heart that you, the born-again, Spirit-filled child of God, are the dominant influence. It is not what your family, your friends, the naysayers, or what the devil says about your situation that will determine the outcome; it is your voice! You are the 800-pound gorilla in the room, and you are the deciding voice in how it turns out for you!
The force of faith inside you will dominate absolutely everything coming against you. We are talking about the influence of faith on your world. The origin of the word “influence” comes from words that mean, “to flow into.” When you release your faith-filled words into any circumstance, the power of God “flows into” that situation and brings it into submission to the kingdom of God!
Look at our Scripture above. The Word tells us that Jesus healed them all. He did not pick and choose. He is no respecter of persons and He does not use religious qualifiers. When He healed them all (v.15), He was the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy referenced in verses 18-21. God has chosen to heal all, and when you read these verses, you realize that God is pleased when all are healed. He has already made His decision about you. There is a judgment already rendered on your enemy that will produce your total victory in every area.
Faith is the catalyst that puts all spiritual law into motion. Jesus is the perfect expression of Father God. However Jesus responds to anyone demonstrates the clear and unalterable will of God. How you see Him respond to individuals in the Word is how He will respond to you. So many are putting up with things that aren’t the will of God for their lives simply because they won’t put their faith on the situation. This is often because though people know God possesses the ability to change their situation, to heal their bodies, to prosper them financially, to save and deliver their loved ones, they are not fully persuaded that He will. Jesus Christ, as the full and perfect expression of the Father, forever settled this question for every person when He responded to the leper who implored Him, “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” How did Jesus respond? Remember, how He responds to one person is how He will respond to you! Matthew tells us that, “Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him saying, I will; be thou clean.” That leper knew that Jesus could heal him, but what was the result of that man hearing that He would heal him? “Immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:3). He had to hear the truth and believe it. Friend, your miracle, the answer you need today is under the authority of your faith, and you have the force of faith in you right now! Faith will exert its influence on any situation in your life! When faith flows out of you, the enemy cannot flow in!
In Galatians 3:5, Paul asked the Galatians, “He that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” Miracles work in your life when you hear faith! If you release your faith in a situation, grace comes on that situation (Romans 4:16). Grace is Heaven’s influence on the human heart, and your faith is the channel through which grace flows into your life to change every situation.
Faith is equal to anything in the kingdom.
Faith will bring the will of God into manifestation in your life.
Faith is the victory that overcomes the world!
Be encouraged today that if you can get your faith moving, you can get your life moving in the right direction!