THE SEED OF FAITH – TODAY’S DEVOTIONS WITH REV KEN ESEKHAIGBE

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TODAY'S DEVOTIONS WITH REV KEN ESEKHAIGBE

YOU ARE READING TODAY’S  DEVOTIONS WITH REV KEN ESEKHAIGBE
TODAY MARCH 23RD 2017
TOPIC: THE SEED OF FAITH

“And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.” Luke 17:5

In the ministry of Jesus on earth, when His apostles at some point could not handle some situations like the storm at sea, the master attributed it to a little faith. So in our opening verse the apostles who were keen in watching Jesus do mighty works and wanted to do same said unto Him increase our faith.

So Jesus answered them in the next verse “And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” Jesus was not necessarily talking about the size of the seed like some think, the understanding He was trying to pass across was that faith is a seed, and every seed no matter how small could grow if only it is planted. 
So just as no seed, whether mustard, orange, or mango would ever grow unless it is planted, so also your faith cannot grow and become more effective until it is planted.

Some believers wonder sometimes if they have faith, some even claim they don’t, but the truth is if you have received Christ then you possess a measure of faith because you can’t receive Christ without faith. The bible says “….as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:3b. So what is expected of you as a believer after having received this measure of faith is to begin to plant it. How do you plant your faith? 

In that same Luke 16:6 Jesus said when this faith seed is available “….Ye might SAY unto the sycamine tree….” He was showing them just how to plant the seed of faith available to them by SPEAKING forth words. The bible says “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17. Speaking is in two dimensions, whereby the Spirit of God speaks to you through the word or through the preacher or mediums like this very devotional. 
Then the second part is after you have heard the word thereby receiving faith, you also go ahead to give a voice to the word by speaking it also, and that is when faith is planted. Paul speaking by the Spirit in 2Corinthians 4:13 said “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;” When you have planted your faith by speaking words of faith, you must also now continually water it by continuous declaration of that word of faith. 
Once you begin to talk about the problem again, you are digging out the seed you have planted and this is where some have got it wrong. You may have spoken a word of faith concerning your finance or health or any other area of your life, refuse to say otherwise regardless of how the physical picture may still appear. 
For example you may say “the Lord supplies all my need according to His riches in glory therefore I will never lack”, after saying that, don’t turn around to begin to complain about the situation, rather water it by thanking God for supernatural supply and also walking with the consciousness of supply. And just as every other seed that is planted and well watered produces harvest. 
Orange seed produce orange tree, mango seed produce mango tree, your faith too will eventually yield the harvest of what it talks about. Have a great day.

SCRIPTURAL REF: 2 Corinthians 4:13

CONFESSION: Thank you Lord for the measure of faith, my faith is alive and active. It produces for me in every area of life. I refuse to walk by sight, I choose to walk by faith every day.

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