Hello Dear Reader, You’re welcome again this week to this blog. Hope you’ve been enjoying this series so far. Today, we are considering the subject of Faith.
To understand this concept very well, we need to first understand the fact that we have different types of faith in the Bible which are:
1. Saving Faith
2. Receiving/Living Faith
3. Fruit of Faith
4. Gift of Faith
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
This is the type of Faith that brings us to the family of Christ. It’s simply believing in the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2. LIVING FAITH
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in
This is the type of Faith we use in carrying out daily activities.
3. FRUIT OF FAITH
This is the type of Faith that’s called faithfulness in the list of the fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
4. GIFT OF FAITH
This is the type of Faith that’s classified as part of the power Gifts in the list of the gifts of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:9
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
It’s this gift of Faith that is responsible for the healing operation, it helps to either minister or receive healing.
It was in operation in the live of the woman with the issue of blood, for Jesus Himself testified about it.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
It was also this Faith that was at work in the story of Peter and John at the beautiful gate. Peter when he was full of faith told the man that he should look on them because he’s having the ability to heal the sick and after that the lame man was leaping for joy.
I was about to sleep one night when I received a call from one of my friends and she told me that she was having excruciating tooth pain and that I should pray with her. I was down and not feeling any urge to pray but then, the Faith in whom(Jesus) I carry welled up in me and I prayed with her. And the following day when I called her, she was full of joy and she testified that she was planning to go to the hospital before but she’s no more going.
You have to believe that you carry the life of God and you can transmit it anyday anytime, the only thing you need is to believe.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Jesus says you’ll do greater works of healing among others but the only requirement is to believe. If you believe you can do the work of Jesus and beyond type ‘I BELIEVE’ .