Faith Begins When The Will of God is Known
Bible Text: Matthew 17:1-9 | Preacher: Ps. Michael Smallcombe | Series: Faith Begins When the Will of God is Known | Faith Begins When The Will of God is Known
Now we know from Romans 10:17 which tells us how faith comes, It says: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. But there is a difference between hearing the word and knowing the Word. Faith comes to you by hearing, and hearing by the word, but there are people all around the world who hear the word of God every day who still have no faith or can’t release faith. Also seeing something happen like a miracle will encourage your faith and give you hope, but it will not give you faith because the word does not say “faith comes by seeing”.
Faith is a spiritual force and it can only be developed in your spirit or your heart and when you look at or see something with your eyes it goes into your soul which is your mind, will and emotions.When you see someone healed, there is an emotional response and that’s good and correct because God created us to be emotional, but it will not build faith. There are many people who see miracles firsthand yet choose not to believe and think that the whole thing is rigged or fake. In the case of Thomas one of the apostles, he would not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead unless he saw the nail prints in His hands and the hole from the spear in His side.