We know that faith is the greatest weapon a Christian has against the devil and the this world presents. However, many people have been deceived by emotional faith. What good is having a high calibre weapon that has astronomical destructive potential, when it does not have ammunition? When you use it during the war against the enemy, they will surprise you and you will lose.
The same is true in regards to emotional faith; it has the appearance of a high calibre weapon against the devil, but when the team comes to use it, you won’t be able to because it does not have ammunition. And what is the ammunition that emotional faith lacks?
Obedience to the Word of God. The sacrifice required by this obedience is to do the Will of God by going against our own will—when we wake up and when we go to sleep; at lunch and at dinner; in our everyday life; wherever we go; at home; at work; at church; when we are close or far from our spiritual leaders, pastors, bishops, etc
Our Lord Jesus taught us the secret of His success while He was here on earth living in the human body. He left the example of an intelligent and rational faith when he said:
“… My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” (John 4:34)
This ammunition has great destructive power against the devil, the flesh and problems. This is something that those who have an emotional faith cannot do.
Pull the trigger and shoot fire at the devil and the injustices that rise up against us every day— something that those who have an emotional faith do, thinking that it’s enough to please God. A big mistake.
“‘…And done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:22,23)
Only with this powerful weapon named rational and intelligent faith, can we not only have a successful life in this world, but most importantly, when we need it the most, which is when we die, will we say like the Apostle Paul:
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, Which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day…” (2 Timothy 4:7,8).