How Do I Build My Faith? (3) – Pastor Femi Leke

Be Prayerful

Another way to build faith is through prayers.


Prayers are needed, most especially because you want to forcefully dislodge the spirit of mental blindness. Situations, where people are being taken advantage of, are due to ignorance. So, there is a need to pray to dislodge the forces behind blindness.


Also, prayers are necessary to have access to the revelation of the word and to keep it. Jude 1:20 says, “But ye, beloved, building up yourself on your most holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost.”


Fasting is good, but it isn’t a religious thing. You don’t need to be a Christian to fast, it helps you. Fasting can be likened to servicing your car or resetting your phone to its factory setting. It is a breath of fresh air and is even recommendable for the health. The main thing when you fast should be according to Isaiah 58 which says your light has come.


Beloved, build up yourself in the Holy Ghost in the Holy Faith by praying. When you pray, you are studying. That is, pray when you are studying. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3 says, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified…”


What does it mean to have a free course? This means that the word may penetrate; even when they vehemently refute the message. Paul insisted on this prayer because he knew that there is a spirit of mental blindness that attacks the simplicity of the world. Hence, you need to pray to dislodge it. You pray to dislodge the spirit that is blocking the access.


It is a wonder how some people are passionately wrong. They lay curses on themselves and their children, even displaying emotions because they are passionate about something. Meanwhile, emotion does not necessarily equal reality. Many people cry and are ready to kill because of one conviction, yet it’s still wrong. So, don’t be deceived.


Check with the word. Check whatever principles; whatever anybody preaches. That’s why even here with our prayer points, we put the Bible passages that back it up. That’s why it becomes a must to engage in the word of God.


Engage In The Word of God

You must engage in regular and never-casual consumption of the word of God to build faith. You must study the word regularly, not once in a while. It is a necessity to feed the Spirit regularly, just as we feed the body regularly. Feed in the word, and never approach it casually like a newspaper; give attention to it.


Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success.”


Good success can be equated to blessings. And remember that the first hearing of faith is information, while the second hearing is revelation, which is a product of meditation. As you meditate, you think, and read; but not just for information’s sake. It is important to also note that memorization does not equal faith. Faith is a product of thinking on the word.


The system of the word that produces faith within us can be likened to the stomach compartment system of the sheep. Remember that a sheep is a ruminant animal. They chew the grass, then, go to a corner where they regurgitate, chew again to a fine level, and then swallow it.


In the same way, when you hear the word, you are meant to regurgitate it as you do various activities such as washing dishes, laundry, driving, and others. We should do this because faith is a revelation, borne out of meditation, an activity for thinkers, and ultimately for leaders.


There are categories of people in the world. They are: the Spectators, those who don’t know what is happening; those who watch things happen; and those who make things happen. Meanwhile, those who make things happen are thinkers. Hence, it is good to encourage children to think; things that will force their brains to work, and not just all goodies.

Jeremiah 15:16 says, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them;”


Jeremiah said he ate the word. So, eat the word daily; eat the capsule of the word daily, and think about it, for it produces revelation that will give you understanding. And then faith comes alive.



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