By Pr Ben Odongo
There are some wrong teachings that claim, faith is in levels. That you can grow your faith to become strong is not true. The common misbelief is that we, as believers, need more faith.
The idea is that some people have a little bit of faith, while others have much faith. The result is that we spend a lot of time and energy asking for faith or for more faith.
The only thing that is in levels is knowledge. Knowledge is in different dimensions, but faith is not.
There is only one faith being preached to everyone; and that is the faith of Christ. We have all been given the same faith so that no one glory in himself.
Romans 12:3: “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Before the cross, different kinds of people operated in different kinds of faith (little faith, greater faith, weak faith). Why? Because Jesus had not died yet for them to inherit His faith.
After the cross, there is only one faith. It is the faith of Christ. Meaning, Christ is the faith in us who believe.
There is nothing like weak faith, greater faith, or little faith in the family of Christ.
Weak faith, little faith, greater faith were all natural faith and were all crucified with Jesus.
Galatians 2:20KJV: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”
Remember Paul said the just shall live by faith. So we are living by the faith of Jesus Christ. There is no such thing as weak faith or “my faith is bigger than yours” in the body of Christ. We are all living by the faith of Christ which we received from the word of God.
Listen, the Gospel does not come to demand faith; it comes to supply faith. God has given us the measure of faith; and this faith is found in His Son. Christ is faith personified. You do not lack faith since you are married to Mr Faith.
He is all the faith you will ever need. Since you are identical to Jesus (1 John 4:17, 1 Corinthians. 6:17), what conclusion can we draw about who you are? That you are a faith being, just like Christ! You are a person of faith, also known as a “believer”. In fact, you have the same quality and quantity of faith that Jesus has.
It is the faith of Christ that qualifies you to receive the righteousness of God. You do not have any faith than that of Christ. Without the faith of Christ you cannot receive righteousness.
Romans 3:22KJV: “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.”
We are all given one faith and that is the faith of Christ inside us. It can do all things. That was the same faith Jesus used when He was on Earth, healing the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons and walked on the sea. You have that same faith now inside you.
It was the same faith you used to receive salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is birthed by the word of God into you once.
Since faith is birthed by the word of God, I would let you know that there is no way faith would doubt the word of God.
Therefore, anytime you doubt God’s word it means you are walking in unbelief. That is to say you are walking in your natural senses, not faith. The faith in you is Christ. That faith can move everything. You have no faith problem, deal with your unbelief.
Truth is you have no lack of faith. You never have, and never will have any lack of any kind. You are complete in Him (Colossians. 2:9-10).
Your Pastor’s faith is not greater than yours. God has crossed the bridge to come to you, destroyed the bridge, so you don’t have to try to make Him come to your side and He always gives you a new measure of faith.
You have received the measure of faith, which is Christ. You are united with God. His faith is your faith.
Beloved, please receive the truth, renew your mind, and enjoy your walk of faith.