Faith Revealed

Many times when I am preaching or teaching my message, I ask the congregation, do you believe the Word of God.  Most people raised their hands.  That is a good confession on their part, but the question is do they really believe the Word of God.

If the Word of God says one thing, and you believe on another thing, you obviously do not really have faith in what that Word of God says.

II Corinthians 4: 13 “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak.”

This scripture was quoted by Paul from Psalm 116: 10 “I believed therefore I have spoken.”

When the Word of God talks about believing, it means to be absolutely convinced, without any doubt or wavering.  This type of believing comes from a heart that believes, not the head.  

Anyone can say they believe something, but if it is not securely settled in the heart, as soon as opposition to that word challenges what you think you believe, your faith will crumble.

Heart faith comes by meditation.  Meditation being that repetitive speaking of that Word over and over until it goes from your head to your heart.  When circumstances come to challenge what you believe, you will find out whether really believe it or not.  Your true faith will be revealed.

These scriptures tell us that when we believe something we will speak it.  The understanding here is that speaking is more than just talking.  It means you not only speak it when things are going great but also when things seem contrary to what you are believing.

Faith sees when the eyes don’t.  We see that word working in us whether it is currently working or not.

Speaking also means that you are living what you believe whether or not that promise is working in your life at the moment.

Meditate on the Word of God.  Speak it over and over again until it is in your heart.  Let others hear your faith.  Then, in due season you will reap the fruit of that promise.

- Pastor Jim

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