Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
When it comes to what people say – their opinions – treat them lightly. But with God, believe every Word He has said, unequivocally! He is faithful, faithful, faithful and never, never lies! His every Word is true now and forever. If He ever went back on His Word, the universe would implode because it’s held together by His Word. [Hebrews 1:3]
Too many times people think that asking God for more faith is the way to get it. No, no, no! Where’s the scripture for that? Remember, we can’t just make up our own rules. We have to check out what God has already said. He never said that we are to ask Him for more faith. Let’s look at how Jesus responded when the apostles asked Him to increase their faith.
Luke 17:5-6 (KJV) 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Jesus didn’t tell them that He would give them more faith but what He said was that if they wanted to increase their faith, they were to speak the faith they had. All they needed was a mustard seed-size to see results but it had to be spoken in faith, no doubt and unbelief mixed in. And that’s one of the ways to active your faith – by speaking. Faith is voice activated. You don’t think faith; you speak faith!
We can’t just think faith and expect results. We have to speak our faith and that means speaking what God has said in His word. Speaking to the problem in the Name of Jesus is how we release our faith. We’ll get into this more when we talk about how to use our faith.
Continued next time — Pamela