There is faith then there is great faith. God wants all His children to have a great faith. Great faith is the unshakable, unchangeable, and immovable belief in God, His Word, and His ability to perform His written or Rhema Word in your life. In the first part of this series I talked about what it means to have unshakable faith. If you haven't read part 1 yet, I highly encourage you to read it now, Great Faith Part:1. Now that you know what unshakable faith is, let's talk about unchangeable faith! What is changeable faith? I am glad that you asked!
According to The Strong's Greek Dictionary, unchangeable (aparábatos) means not passing away or untransferable. The English Oxford Living Dictionary defines unchangeable as not liable to variation or able to be altered. With both of those definitions combined, unchangeable faith simply means unwavering. People with great faith don't change their minds on what they believe. They don't doubt God or His Word because they know God is faithful to keep His promises (Hebrews 10:23).
Jesus had great faith because His faith never wavered. Unchangeable faith is stable and consistent. Has God ever made a promise to you and then the exact opposite of what He promised manifests in your life? Situations like this really prove if you have unchangeable faith. People with great faith are not moved by what they see in the natural. In Mark 5:35, Jesus did not get deterred when He was told the young girl He came to heal had died. The girl's father, Jarius, asked Jesus to heal his gravely I'll daughter. Yet upon arrival to his house, the girl died. What do you when the thing you ask God to heal or fix dies? Do you give up? Do you stop believing? Does your faith in Him chang
If you want to master having unchangeable faith, great faith, you can't let what you see or hear in the natural change your belief in God's ability to perform what He promised. After Jesus heard the news of the girl's death, He told the girl's father, “Don’t be afraid; just believe" (Mark 5:36). Jesus knew the girl was dead but He also knew He had the power to bring her back to life. Jesus can resurrect the dead things in your life. He can restore whatever you lost. He can do the impossible. In Mark 5 Jesus raised the young girl from the dead. Is there something dead in your life that you need Jesus to resurrect? James 1:6 says, "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind." Unchangeable faith doesn't waver. Only a double minded person wavers in their faith and that person displeases God (Hebrews 10:38). Don't be that person. Don't change your mind. Unchangeable faith is consistent faith. Is your faith consistent or bipolar? Does it change like the weather or is it rooted firmly in God's Word. Great faith doesn't change. It doesn't waver. It believes God no matter what other alternatives are presented to it. That's the type of faith I am praying for. Faith that is unshakable, unchangeable, and unmovable. Great faith! Next Monday, I wrap this series up with the last component of Great Faith: unmovable faith!