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Building the Foundations of Triumph

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I am sure you want to see positive results in your life. You want to see whatever you pray for come to pass. It is possible! Your life needs three things: faith, hope, and love. The three work together to deliver results.


They are the three forces required to receive anything from the Lord. Believers in Bible times used them to do exploits for God. We shall read from 1 Corinthians 13:13:

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Let us dive into our lesson.


  1. Hope


Hope prepares the way for faith. It is the breeding ground for the Spirit of faith. To be hopeless is to be helpless. Hope must be lively.


1 Peter 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who [9†]according to His abundant mercy [10†]has begotten us again to a living hope [11†]through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”


Romans 8:32

“He who did not spare His own Son, but [50†]delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

God has freely given us all things. The above scriptures give us hope. They are the basis of hope, which we need to embrace.


  1. Faith


Faith is the second foundation for our triumph. Hebrews 11:1 reads:

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence [1†]of things not seen.”

Where there is no hope, faith has nothing to give substance to. We could say that hope, therefore, is the “wife” of faith. No man can have a child without a woman, no matter how strong he is.

Hope tells you it is possible, faith makes it possible. As a result of faith, what is available becomes attainable.


James 2:20

But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”


As we can see from this scripture, action must correlate with what we want to achieve or believe God to provide. A suitable example is the woman with the blood issue in the Bible. She heard about Jesus and started speaking words of faith. She spoke about what she would do to receive her healing and did it. What happened? She touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. Therefore, you need to act on what you believe.

  1. Love

Faith works through love. The scripture below shows us the importance of love and how it is linked to faith.

Galatians 5:6

“For [8†]in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but [9†]faith working through love.”

The quality of your faith depends on the quality of your love. Love is the instrument for activating your faith for maximum delivery. By faith, we activate God’s word. Then God commits to fulfilling His promise.


This is your love for God. It is a spiritual catalyst that accelerates your faith’s ability to deliver.

Love must be proven. John 3:16 records the following:

[16†]For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten [17†]Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

God proved His love to us.




Let us look at the example of the three foundations or forces operating together in Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego according to Daniel 3:16-18

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, [10†]we have no need to answer you in this matter.

17 If that is the case, our [11†]God whom we serve is able to [12†]deliver us (Hope!) from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us (faith!) from your hand, O king.

18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we [13†]worship the gold image which you have set up (Love).” [Emphasis mine].


May I conclude by reminding you that we have looked at the three fundamentals or forces of triumph in life. And those are hope, faith, and love. The greatest of all is love. Why? Love sticks everything together. Cultivate these three forces in your life. They work together. You cannot separate them. With hope, faith and love, you will see your prayers answered. You will manifest your desires. Please visit my membership options and be part of it.


Elphas Sipho Mdluli- MBA Areas of Expertise Business Leadership – Operations Leadership – Financial Management – Process Optimisation – Decision Making Stakeholder Engagement – Project Delivery – Organisational Strategy – Relationship Management – Negotiation Skills Strategy Development – Change Management – Relationship Building – Team Empowerment – Performance Improvement Critical Thinking – Systems Thinking – Strategic Planning – People Management – Business Administration Executive Summary As a meticulous, driven and people-oriented professional, Elphas is motivated by ensuring the achievement of organisational goals. He is fuelled by improving business performance, whilst his all-embracing skillset has enabled him to successfully execute projects across various platforms. His career has presented the effective delivery of solutions, leveraging expertise in financial, operations, administrative and business processes, as well as the management of integrated transformational projects. Elphas thrives in complex environments where strong leadership is required to drive business performance. As a highly focused and participative leader who believes in effective teamwork, he prides himself on his innate ability to connect with and lead stakeholders across all levels of an organisation. With a dedication to continuous improvement, Elphas has completed a vast range of courses, including currently completing his Doctor of Business Administration, building upon his MBA, Bachelor of Ministry degree and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, to mention just a few. Career Summary Elphas has built his career on a strong academic foundation across a diverse range of areas, including accounting, management development, ministry, finance, corporate governance, risk management, behavioural intelligence, leadership and business administration. He is a Business Leader, an Author, a Lecturer and a pillar within his community. His diverse roles have shaped his skillset and his early roles consisted of Chairperson and Senior Pastor for Christian Liberty Centre and Branch Officer for Select Management Services before moving to Sibonelo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society as Accountant, Manager and then General Manager. In 2013 Elphas spearheaded the start-up of Life Solutions Investments, an organisation providing Training & Consultancy as well as leading operations of a Block Yard. He has also been contracted by Calvary College as a part-time Lecturer. In addition, Elphas has written and published numerous books based in business, marriage and spirituality, as well as being Founder and Senior Pastor of the Freedom Centre International Church. As a result of his sharp business acumen, Elphas was offered the role as Executive Manager for Eswatini Association of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (ESASCCO) where he effectively led teams across various departments. He oversaw Administration, Finance, Training, ICT and the Insurance departments. Elphas has consistently excelled in improving performance and has enjoyed many successes throughout his career, which is evident in the success of the organisations in which he is involved. Elphas provides a significant contribution to the long-term sustainable growth through his extensive experience, vast administration knowledge and impeccable business leadership abilities. His implementation skills are forefront in overall strategic development, and his involvement in business ensures ground-breaking improvement in performance. He is a resourceful professional who has a passion for the development of commerce and the progress of human capital within business, ensuring and facilitating significant growth and financial health of an organisation.