“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17
The simplicity of the gospel is that it makes itself clear, the only channel that will bring true faith into one’s life and situation is one’s capacity to hear “So then faith cometh by hearing”, which means that my spiritual ears must be active and not dull, because faith is going to come into my life and situation through my ears. Question, do my ears possess the capacity to decode what God is saying at that moment? “hearing by the word of God” my hearing capacity can only be developed by familiarizing itself with the word of God. We are not talking about reading the bible like a novel, my ability to bring a spirit-filled study to my life will have a great impact on the exploit of faith in my life and situations. Gen 1:2-3″ And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
3 And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light”
Note that the Spirit moved first, then God began the re-creation work by speaking the word, our hearing capability can only be fine-tuned by a Spirit filled study of the word. After this we have prepared the ground for the works of God to be revealed to and through us. Whatever comes through this channel will turn circumstances around. John 5:19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
On many occasions we have redefined faith and that is why we get redefined results.
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Watch out for Faith series V on saturday next week by the grace of God hopefully from another writer.