(Faith Comes Alive When You Hear The Word)
TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Faith, hope, and love are three vital forces or elements that attracted people to the message of Jesus when He walked the earth. However, our focus in today’s study will be on the first one listed: faith. When Jesus ministered, faith came alive in the hearts of His hearers. He let them know who God is, His eternal will, and what He’s already done for them. He said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). Neither the Pharisees nor the Sadducees ever taught the people this way! The people were enthralled by His message, because it unveiled the will of the Father to them and inspired faith in their hearts.
They had thought that God only blessed whoever He chose. They had assumed that God wasn’t concerned about them but as they watched Him cast out devils, open blind eyes, unstop deaf ears, and even raise the dead with an unusual demonstration of authority, many were convinced and had faith in the Father’s love for them. They could believe and relate to a God that they couldn’t see physically, because Jesus made the Father real to them through His message.
That’s the same message He sent us to preach and teach around the world. He said in John 20:21, “…Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” If today, you’re faced with a situation that seems to have defied solution, you can trust God for a miracle. He’s the God who “quickens” the dead; meaning that He gives life to the dead. You can have a miracle even now! Believe and you’ll receive.
Hebrews 11:1 AMP; 2 Corinthians 4:18
Dear Lord, you’re the creator of heaven and earth; there’s nothing too difficult for you! I trust in you with all of my heart, knowing that you’re the One who gives endless victories, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 14:1-24, Judges 17-18
Romans 10:11-21, Psalm 119:65-80
Start confessing and affirming the Word over that situation with authority now.
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