The Holy bible says "faith comes by the hearing, and the hearing, of the word of GOD". I do not believe that the repeated word "hearing" is a misprint.
I believe that it says it this way to make a point. The point is to hear the word of GOD, and hear it again. When
a person reads, do they not in effect "hear" the words in their own mind? Of course. Another way to hear the word of GOD, is to get into a good bible based church.
I believe that when Jesus healed the two blind men, He was not only showing others the glory of GOD, but also teaching.
The lesson He wanted them to learn, was you must first believe, to receive. The reason I know this is because of
the way Jesus did it. He could have just said " be ye healed, and they would have been. Instead He asked them
first "believe ye Me that I can do this?" When they said yea LORD. He then said unto them ,"according to your faith be it unto you".
Do I take this to mean they would have not been healed had they really not believed? Yes I do, for He would not
have said "according to your faith, be it unto you". This was for the benefit of the onlookers, in so they could learn, that it was a requirement for it to work.
The lesson learned here was, it is a requirement of the LORD, for the person being healed, to believe they would be healed, in order for it to be given.
Unless, the person being prayed for is "knocked out".
I have seen people cheated out of a divine healing, simply by saying " if it is the will of the LORD, it will be done".
The little big word "if" conveyed the thought, they had a seed of doubt. When you doubt the word of GOD, you are in effect doubting GOD.
When you throw a ball into the air you believe "doubting nothing" that it will come back down. The same is true when you pray.
Matthew says " when you pray you must believe doubting nothing" it will be given. Likewise when you pray for
another's healing, the person being prayed for has to be of like mind, that is they have to expect that it will be done.
The person saying the prayer has to believe the same. For if the seed of doubt is present in either party, it shall not be given.
Because the seed of doubt, comes not from GOD, but from the devil. He wants nothing more than to cast a stumbling block in front of the healing.
When he does this, he is causing the person, to not fully believe in GODS almighty power. Being the master of deception, he knows the tiniest seed, will cause failure.
If you want to increase your faith in GOD, then simply increase your faith in the word of GOD. I have heard a few people say "well men wrote the bible, not GOD", this is true
but the people who GOD gave His word to, got it through the holy spirit. The holy spirit is of GOD, and cannot lie.
First John says "in the beginning was GOD, and the word was with GOD, and the word was GOD". So, we can believe the word of GOD, because it is in fact of GOD.
If we say that we believe in GOD, how can it be possible to not believe in His word? When we learn to trust GOD
fully, then we also must trust, the same amount in His word. When we do this, we are in fact, increasing our faith in both.
GOD knows every man's heart, and if we say that we trust GOD, but trust not, in each and every word, of His word,
we are doubting HIM. The word of GOD says " if you want to know ME, than know My word. The LORD says " I change not".
Therefore His word changes not. The word of GOD, is the only absolute truth, on earth. The difference between men's
truths, and GODS truth is this: men's truths are always subject to change, where GODS truth never changes.
So to sum this up, let us put full faith in GOD, and His word. It has been said " I do not fully understand some of the scriptures".
If you want more understanding of scriptures, then do this
First, ask GOD for forgiveness of sin. If you say "you are without sin" then you are deceiving yourself.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD. Once you have been forgiven of sin, then you have a pure heart.
It is necessary to have a pure heart, in order for the holy spirit to dwell inside you. If you are not sure if you have the holy spirit,
take the steps above, and ask the LORD, to give you the gift of the holy spirit. The bible says "The holy
spirit, shall lead men into all truths. If you want to understand the scriptures, get the holy spirit, and ask the
Lord to give you wisdom, and understanding of the scriptures.
It shall be given, When you have a better understanding of GODS word, then you have a better understanding of the LORD.
Therefore, to build up your faith in GOD, build up your faith into His word. When you know the absolute truth, hold on to it, revel in it, abide in it and HE will abide in you. Your faith in HIM and His word will increase.
Then, with the holy spirit of truth, you can discern all things spiritual.
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