The late Kenneth E. Hagin shared how, as a 16-year old, he was raised from his deathbed by a revelation of faith in God’s Word. According to him, he knew that Christ has healed him from what the scripture teaches, but he was still sick. The day he took steps according to what he read in scriptures, he got his healing vitally.

Friend, always remember that there is the legal side of Christianity and there is the vital side. Lack of understanding of this is what makes people to wonder why their life is not producing the results they expect (Hosea 4:6). THERE ARE THINGS THAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR YOU ON THE CROSS AND THERE ARE THINGS YOU ALSO HAVE TO DO TO APPROPRIATE WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE.

You cannot do what Christ has done already; that would be legalism (Galatians 3:3). BUT YOU NEED TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO SO YOU CAN ENJOY WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE; THAT IS GRACE (1 Corinthians 15:10). “What must I do to be saved” is a valid question as far as enjoying salvation is concerned (Acts 16:30). Christ has saved you ‘legally’ but you need to confess Him as Lord and Saviour for you to be saved ‘vitally’ (Acts 2:21, Romans 10:10).

ANY FAITH THAT PUSHES ALL RESPONSIBILITY TO GOD IS AN IRRESPONSIBLE FAITH. Faith is simply knowing what to do and doing the same, so you can step into what God has done. SIMPLY PUT, GRACE MAKES EVERYTHING AVAILABLE IN CHRIST, YOUR FAITH MAKES WHAT IS YOURS AVAILABLE IN YOUR LIFE (Ephesians 2:8). Just as there is what to do to get saved, there is what to do get healed, prosperous, successful etc.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14). JESUS BROUGHT US INTO SONSHIP WITH GOD, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS US INTO THE MANIFESTATION OF SONSHIP (Romans 8:14, Hebrews 2:10). Knowing how to walk with the Holy Spirit is a major requirement for stepping into the finished work of Christ. Christ handed us over to the Holy Spirit so He can continue where Christ stopped as it were (John 15:26).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria