Knowing the Faithfulness of God
By Apostle Frederick K.C. Price
Knowing God’s faithfulness, His promises and the reliability of those promises ultimately gives us the ability to move in faith. You receive strength to begin a faith adventure by judging God to be faithful. However, it is one thing to begin a faith project, and it is something else again to bring it to its conclusion. “Oh, glory to God, I believe I receive!” Six months later, you are walking around stepping on your ears because your head is so far down to the ground.
Many have judged God faithful – faithful enough to begin a faith adventure. They stepped out in faith, believing and confessing God’s Word. They crossed over the threshold. They got past the threshold and started their faith walk. But somewhere along the line, they did not have enough strength to complete what they started.
I have watched Christians in days gone by who made all the right confessions; they did this, that and the other thing. But because they did not see an answer in 15 minutes, they lost their strength and began to waver.
Sarah judged God faithful to get started, and she continued judging Him faithful to see her project reach its completion.
Hebrews 10:23: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
To “hold fast” means to get a grip on something and don’t let it go, no matter what happens. When you start out on a faith project, do not give up until the project is completely manifested! The reason why some Christians have never reached the apex of that which their hearts desire is because they are not willing to hold on without wavering. It costs something to hold on and be consistent.
However, when you think about the faithfulness of God, His promises, how many times He has never failed you, you should have the attitude, “I am going to stand on this promise if it takes 10,000 years! Ten thousand years and one day later, I’ll be standing on the promise of God. I will not waver; I don’t care what happens, I am going to hold on without wavering!”
I made up my mind when I found out how to walk by faith that I was going to take God at His Word no matter what happens. I had the kind of attitude that affirms, “This is coming to pass or I am going to die – one of the two!”
This is the kind of attitude you have to have. A dogged determination that says, “I am not going to be defeated! I will not give up!” Sometimes in the natural you want to give up, but that is when you have to know what God has promised in His Word.
Now, once you make this stand you will be challenged. The devil will tempt you to question whether God will do what He said He will do. Satan will argue with you day and night to try to talk you out of the fact that you believe God is faithful. Sometimes the circumstances will be so orchestrated against you that you will think, “I wonder if God will.” But you have to be bold as a lion.
In Matthew 11:12, Jesus said, "… the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” What did He mean? You do not have to try to take anything from God because God is not withholding anything from you. It is the devil who is standing in the middle of the road, trying to block you and keep you from getting across to the kingdom – the promises of God.
Satan will try to stop you in every way he can. You cannot walk up and say, “Mr. Devil, would you please allow me to pass across?” No, you have to be violent about it because violence is all he understands. You have to be bold in your faith walk.
Every time the enemy comes against you, sit down and start considering the faithfulness of God. Go over your life to see what God did to bring you victory in whatever the situation may have been. You may remember some things you forgot about – some things that at the time seemed insignificant. But when you put it all together and begin to make a cumulative list of what God has done on your behalf, it will make you as bold as a lion.
Always remember that God is faithful. Trust Him. Count on Him. He is reliable. He will not fail you – He is on your side!