You Will Never Faint In Life, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye
What does faint means?
Feeling weak and dizzy and close to losing consciousness.
To lose consciousness for a short time because of temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain.
It is not good for one to faint. It can be humiliating and psychologically disturbing. Long after the fainting spell, one might be occupied with the thought that something is wrong with them physiologically, which may not be.
Fainting can also be humiliating because onlookers might perceive one to be a weakling, incapable and inferior to them, again that may not necessarily be the case.
Some might even take advantage of the victim by stealing their belongings.
While natural fainting is bad, supernatural fainting is worse. In natural fainting, one could just dust themselves up and get back on their feet, in supernatural one however, getting back on one’s feet may not be that easy. You may not even know the extent of what might have been subtracted from you.
We all face issues of life from different fronts: spiritual, emotional, financial, health, social, marital, academic, generational, work related, etc. While these issues are many and some of them induced by supernatural forces, our natural strength is limited.
It is in the attempt to grapple with all these issues that people’s strength disappoint them and they faint, and not just unbelievers, but believers also.
The scripture however tells us in Proverb 24:10 that:
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Faint here means become feeble, lack stamina, falter, lose heart…
The hard news is that, for everyone, there will be a day called the ‘day of adversity’, the good news however is that the bible verse started with the word “If” and not “When”. Which suggest to me that you do not have to faint on such a day.
May God increase your strength in Jesus name.
You will not be feeble in the day you face adversity.
You will not lack stamina
You will not falter
You will not lose heart in Jesus name.
Scriptural examples of people who experienced fainting
In I Sam 30:1-31, the bible tells us how David’s 600 men came back to Ziklag and found out that their wives, children and belongings had been taken away by the Amalekite raiders and their tents set on fire.
At the instruction of God, David and his 600 men went after the Amalekites, until they got to the Brook of Besor where 200 of them became faint and unable to proceed further on the journey.
The 400 were able to continue on the offensive, defeated the Amalekites and brought back everything that was taken.
It took the good heart of David for the fainting 200 men to be given part of the spoils recovered from the Amalekites.
– One will normally require more energy to wade through a water body than walking on the sand. It may be that you are walking through ‘a river’ in the journey of your life. You require more energy now more than ever before, may God supply that strength to you right now.
– You have lost something crucial because of lack of stamina, may God grant you total recovery in Jesus name.
– It’s interesting to know that the same 200 men who could not go over the brook, later had strength to jubilate when their wives and children came back.
God will grant you a surprise gift that will take the fainting spell you have been experiencing away.
– Note that there is no way 400 men would have been able to overpower the Amalekites that came, if not for the anointing of Holy Ghost. May God anoint you today with overcoming vigour and power in Jesus name.
In Gen 25: 29-33, the bible tells us of a man that almost experienced a fainting attack; what happened to him next was devastating to his destiny.
Esau was the senior of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah. Esau was a hunter and Jacob was a sheep rearer. Esau went hunting one day, but by the time he came back, he was feeling fainting. He came back in time to see his younger brother had finished preparing a meal. Sadly, he sold his birthright to his younger brother because of the fainting feeling he was having.
– Have you come back from an expedition that has sapped your energy? May God renew your strength supernaturally in Jesus name.
– May you not hunt to the extent that you become famished and faint in life in Jesus name.
– May God bless you with the required provision that will sustain your needs in Jesus name.
– You will not lose your birthright and blessing for the fear of anything in Jesus name.
– In the quest not to faint, you will not incur the anger of God.
– You will not earn a bad name as you seek to feed.
Samson had a fiancée amongst the Philistines. It came to a time that he went to go and take her to be his bride, he found out that she had been given out to his Best Man instead. Samson was angry and he set the cornfields of the Philistines on fire.
The Philistines later set the lady and her father on fire for the grief they’ve brought upon everyone, but this made Samson even more angry, that he killed many of the Philistines and went back to Judah.
The Philistines came upon Judah in battles, so Judah begged Samson to let them hand him over into the hands of the Philistines, which he agreed. But as the Philistines were taking him away, they shouted against him to make him faint, the power of God then came upon him and he slayed a thousand men with a jawbone of a donkey.
After the battle, he became very thirsty and felt fainting, he cried to God, and God supplied water for him supernaturally from the hollow of the jawbone.
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi.
And he was sore athirst, and called on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.
– Something or someone is roaring at you to make you faint, may God silence the voice of that object in Jesus name.
– You fought a battle in your dream and woke up tired and your throat very dried. The Fountain of Life will grant you victory quench your thirst forever.
Paul and Barnabas got to Lystra and healed a cripple from birth, the people wanted to make sacrifice unto them as gods, which they stopped.
But some Jews came from Antioch and Icomium who persuaded the people to stone Paul and drew him out of the city to be eaten by birds. God revived him and he departed the city the following day.
And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
– You have done something good, but you have been repaid in an evil way, God will come to your rescue.
– You have become unconscious from the ‘stones’ (actions/words/writings) of wicked people. God will restore your consciousness in a miraculous manner and make you to stand on your feet again.
– Those who are supposed to assist you in one way or the other are the very ones that have organised your fainting experience, God will disgrace them.
Causes of natural fainting
Naturally fainting can be caused by any of the following:
1. Insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain.
2. Imbalance diet.
4. Hot and dry environment.
5. Long period of inactivity (standing/sitting rigidly for a long while).
6. Fast breathing from anxiety, panic, worry or anger esp. where there is a case of high blood pressure.
If you have any tendency to faint naturally, may God heal you in Jesus name.
Causes of fainting of heart:
1. Feeding on wrong or inadequate spiritual food (Num. 14:1-4).
3. Good deed that went wrong (Gal. 6:9).
4. Expectations that lingers too long (Prov. 13:12).
4. Sense of acute loneliness (I Kings 19: 9-10).
5. Fatigue and exhaustion (Judges 15:18-19).
6. Sickness – not just food (I Sam. 30:11-13).
7. Thinking about a difficult task ahead (Mt. 26:36-38).
Cures for fainting of heart
1. Proper supernatural diet (I Peter 2:2). Elijah fed; Samson watered supernaturally.
2. Consistent prayers (Luke 18:1; Mt. 26:38-42).
3. Assistance from friendly forces (I Sam. 30:21; Luke 22:43).
4. Anointing of the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-22).
Almighty Father, do not allow me to faint in life.
In my quest to make a living, Father let me not faint.
In my dealing with mankind, Father let me not faint.
In my confrontation with demons, Father let me not faint.
In my relationship with You, Father please let me not faint.
The sermon, You Will Never Faint In Life, by Pastor Samuel Obafaiye was delivered on Februray 26th, 2017