Praise with Faith
Praise With Faith
Another stream of the fountain of joy is faith, also a product of the Word of God (Romans. 10:17).
Faith triggers off joy. It stirs a man up on the inside to begin rejoicing and praising God as one who has already received what he hoped for.
That is why faith is called the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew. 11:1).
Every man that is strong in faith is naturally strong in praise, because as far as he is concerned, his case is settled with God and is not subject to any debate from the devil.
The celebration of the Word of God was what earned Abraham the name, "Father of faith."
He had this dialogue with God in Genesis 15:3–6:
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord...
Abraham believed in the Lord, that even after many years had passed without his having seen the promised heir, the Bible records that:
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; Romans 4:20
This is the kind of assurance that made apostle Paul, in the midst of a shipwreck, to say:
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. Acts 27:25
Just like hope is the anchor of the soul, faith is the assurance of the soul.
It tells you, "No matter the storm, you can be sure of what God has promised." It gives you the assurance of a colourful future.
That is why the Bible says that Abraham was fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 1 Peter 1:7–8
Joy is the evidence of faith.
A man of faith is joyful, even before the Word spoken becomes a reality, because he knows that his rejoicing now is what will make the promise come to pass.
That is why the most joyful people on the earth are people of faith.
A man of faith talks of his tomorrow with assurance and demonstrates his confidence by being joyful.
You can’t be sure and still stagger at the Word. You can’t be sure and not be joyful.
Faith sparks off joy unspeakable, full of glory inside you. The type that even when nobody around you can see the reason for your joy, it’s just there, oozing forth from you.
The strength of your faith is expressed through the strength of your joy; Abraham was strong in faith, giving glory to God (Romans.4:20).
When you believe the Word of God, you will keep on celebrating it until it manifests.
The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered:
because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Joel 1:12
Many people have wilderness experiences because their joy is withered away.
Joy withers when faith is absent and once that happens, everything begins to fail.
From this day, the joy of the Lord will never wither away from your life!
With the Holy Spirit, who is the fountain of joy, enabling you to understand the Word, which establishes your hope and ignites your faith, you are sure to explode in joy and to walk upon your high places in life.
As long as you are in praise, your throne is sure, and as long as your joy is intact, your praise can’t run dry.
I see you entering the realm of joy unspeakable, full of glory.
A Sinner's Prayer for Salvation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, "...whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).
I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9-10.
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." I do that now.
I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.
I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved!
You also said in Your Word, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" (Luke 11:13).
I'm also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance (Acts 2:4).
(Begin to praise God for filling you with the Holy Spirit. Speak those words and syllables you receive—not in your own language, but the language given to you by the Holy Spirit. You have to use your own voice. God will not force you to speak.)
Now you are a Spirit-filled believer. Continue with the blessing God has given you and pray in tongues each day. You'll never be the same