August 25, 2018.    Pastor Nkechi
FAITH VERSUS YOUR SENSES

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7


19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old,) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
Romans 4:19


Faith has nothing to do with your five senses. This is where a lot of us trip up and fall down flat. Sense is a faculty by which the body perceives an external stimulus. To sense is to be aware of.

The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with your five senses. When something is said to “make sense,” it means that it is intelligible, justifiable, and practicable. We can therefore say that faith many times will cause you to do something that is not intelligible, not justifiable and not practicable. So the minute the sense realm comes into consideration, faith bows out. Read through Hebrews 11 (also known as the “Hall of Fame of the Heroes of Faith”) and you will see faith heroes who did things that were unintelligible, unjustifiable and impracticable. Yet they all attained the victory!

Abraham and Sarah had to disconnect from the sense realm in order to receive their priceless miracle son. It was not intelligible, justifiable or practicable to be calling yourself “father of many nations” as a dried up old man with a dried up barren old woman as a wife. The Bible says he was not weak in faith. He refused to consider the report of his senses and he focused on the infallible promise, which was the food for his faith.

Confession: The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with my five senses. The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with what I see with my eyes. The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with what I hear with my ears. The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with what I smell. The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with what I taste. The God-kind of faith has nothing to do with what I touch. Where and when necessary, I will do the unintelligible, unjustifiable, and impracticable and I will always obtain the victory.