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Faith And Power

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:4 NKJV)

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people (Acts 6:8 NKJV)

Stephen was full of faith and power. Note that the Bible separates faith and power as two different things. Faith is not power and power is not faith. However there is a link. There is a third component of these variables known as prayer.

Faith is of the soul and it is given by God through the word of God. Power is a spiritual substance which God decorates His vessels of honor with. We put on faith when we go into prayer to seek God’s face and power. Power is released as the ultimate gift from heaven, however, faith and prayer must precede power. There is no short cut to the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer should be fervent and effectual accompanied by righteousness, persistence and patience.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1

We are to approach God’s throne with faith and confidence in the place of prayer, putting on the complete armor of God. If we are persistent and we do not give up, God will defeat all our enemies and anoint us with the Holy Spirit and power.

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22 Comments

  1. Dragthepen says:

    my prayer life needs to improve.

    • laurabon says:

      Thank you so much for the response. Most of us are struggling to be fervent and consistent in prayer. May the Lord give you, me and all His children more and more grace to be mature in our prayer lives. Blessings to you always ❤️🙏

  2. Dawn Ivey says:

    Learning to consistently pray can be a struggle. It helps to ask God to direct our prayer life and He will definitely show us how to make prayer apart of our daily lives.

  3. Amen! Thank you eternal Father in heaven! All glory and honor to you mighty King! Blessings, grace and peace to you. Much love in Jesus Christ! <3

  4. Prayer is truly essential. I go to church twice a week for Friday open prayer and Sunday worship service. Even more when there are Bible Study sessions organized.

    • laurabon says:

      So true. Prayer is essential and vital. May God’s great grace overtake you and lead you always as you live for Him. Grace, love and peace to you always 🙏❤️

  5. Utr nakliyat says:

    Thank you. I like

  6. phillipw82 says:

    My Wife and I just got back from World Mandate, She has a shirt that says Faith over Fear, and God was calling us to respond. I started my blog just a few days ago and Invite you to check it out. A Broken Identity is about my journey of being homeless and trapped in addiction to becoming a new creation in Christ. We are now starting our connection ministry with the homeless, sex trafficking victims, and anyone that wants to know who our resurrected Christ is. Thank you for your guidance on your blog and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • laurabon says:

      Thank you so much for the beautiful and inspiring words. Your story radiates the beauty and grace of God. I will definitely visit your blog. May God’s grace be with you as you fulfill your ministry in Christ. Peace and blessings to you always 💕🙏

  7. Lord Jesus, help us to be persistent.

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