Faith Cometh by Hearing 01 July Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
One of the greatest healing evangelists Ive ever known once said to me, I dont understand it. I have laid hands on more than 2 million people. Ive seen miracles of every description. But Im the last guy in the world to ever get healed. Just think, that evangelist had seen Jesus face to face more than once. His hand had been set on fire with the healing touch of God. But he couldnt live on those experiences. He had to learn, just like you and I do, to walk one step at a time confessing, believing and standing on the Word of God. Well, maybe thats true, you say, but I still think I would have more faith if Jesus would appear to me like He did to that evangelist. No, you wouldnt. Jesus said, Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29). Blessed means empowered. So, according to Jesus, youll have more power if youll believe before seeing a physical manifestation. Why is that true? Its because for you to believe something you dont see with your physical eyes, you have to turn inward. You have to activate your spirit being. When you do that, the part of you that is like God rises up and gets stronger. Am I saying you should avoid the spectacular manifestations and displays of Gods power that are occurring around us in these final days? Absolutely not! Enjoy them to the fullest. Go to every meeting you possibly can. Be a part of the move of God. But dont lay down your faith in the process. Keep standing on the Word, first and foremost. The Word will work when the gifts are flowing and when theyre not. The Word will work in the daytime and in the dark. The Word will work for any man, woman or child who will put it to work. It is eternal, settled in heaven and earth forever. Remember this: Faiththe everyday kind of faith you use for livingdoesnt come from moving in the gifts of the Spirit. It doesnt come from seeing Jesus or having special visitations and experiences with God. It comes by hearing and hearing and hearing the Word of God.2 Chronicles 14-15; Hebrews 4As I hear the Word of God, faith comes to me. Romans 10:17
Scripture Reading: John 20:24-29