We looked at how Abraham believed God in the last series and we shall continue this series by looking at
- Who against hope believed in hope
“Faith takes you to God but unbelief makes you depart from the Lord” -Rev (Mrs) Helen
Still looking at our text
Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
This I see as: who when there was no hope created hope within himself. For what God has said to Abraham he needed to believe and come into it even when there was no hope, he had to create hope within himself even when there was nothing to hope for. You know when you call someone father, it means he has children or at least a child. But God said to Abraham that “I have made thee a father of many nations” yet without no child. But he took a step of faith to believe that which the Lord has spoken by creating a hope out of no hope, just like David did by encouraging himself in the Lord.
- And being not weak in faith
“To have a weak faith is to consider what we see”
Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:
Now, how to be weak in faith is to CONSIDER but to be strong in faith is to CONSIDER NOT. What did he not consider not? He was old and at that age he could no longer have a child but he considered not that information in regards to his body now dead because he was passed age even his wife also but remember he said Abraham believed, even God, who gives life to a body that is dead. He knows and believes the Lord that quickens the dead and remember that even in our faith we were quickened from dead. For us to be able to walk in faith, we must learn not to consider what we see, folks that consider not what they see are people who are actually walking by faith and are being moved by the word of God alone.
We shall continue this series by looking at how Abraham staggered not at the promise of God but rather was strong in faith.