But my faith has all but evaporated. Why didnât the answer come? Actually that would be more than enough for me." For God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting lifeâ¦..He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. We accept His love and hear His voice. My heart cannot “see” love in something that happened 2000 years ago or doesn’t happen ’till after I die. Eternal life, which begins with our individual salvation here on earth, is also something we do not see, but our faith in God makes us certain of these things. Basically, God loves everybody no matter who they are or what they have done – period. According To Your Faith. God bless all your efforts in reaching the world with the gosple in Jesus name. Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” That is my desire in the comments that follow — specifically, to share Scriptures that will enable us to grow in faith to receive divine healing from the Lord.-----Romans 10:17, KJV So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Some understand it in relation to the origin of faith: “From the faith of God, who makes the offer of salvation, to the faith of men, who receive it.” But a few proclaim the full gospel saying, "Jesus can not only forgive us our sins. In this article we review the word "receive," and learn how to receive Jesus as taught by God. would have said exactly the same words to him, "According to your faith be it unto you," - and he would have got just one eye opened! Do you believe that I am able to do this for you?" There are no other options, and there is no other way. Matthew 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.. John 9:6,7 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, … How can I receive anything by faith if I don’t have enough faith. Copyright - Zac Poonen. We simply cannot receive through mental assent. Faith is the hands that receive from the Lord. Justification by faith - getting right with God, being acquitted in his court, being forgiven for our sins, being declared righteous and having the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and our sins imputed to him, (not becoming righteous, but being counted as righteous while we are still sinners), and all this by faith alone - that is what the first eight chapters of Romans are mostly about. David – Faith is not based on our desires or our will. Fundamentals. Yes, God gives graciously according to His love, but His justice requires that we receive according to our faith. In Matthew 9:27, we read of two blind men who came to Jesus.But before Jesus healed them, He asked them a question. It is the ‘title deed’ (Greek word for KJV ‘substance’) of our hopes, as stated in Hebrews 11:1. Yes. Without faith we cannot meet God’s standards, because God is a Spirit, and is invisible to our naked eyes. Nov 11, 2018 - We receive strength according to our faith in Christ. Maybe answered prayer is not so much faith to believe we will receive sometime, but faith to receive now in a similar way to when we received salvation. Classic answer. We have received the outcome of our faith- our Joy overflows… (Philippians 3:1) Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. Time alone will not bring the promises of God into our … That is why the Bible says that justification is by faith (and not by love). We have this false notion that if God loved us and if the need was important enough, He would answer based on His love. Second,… This confusion undermines trust in His love and character. Faith then is an act of receiving. The image I want to present is this – God is standing with His hands outstretched full of blessings, ready to give them out. Doesnât He love me? Other facts such as His resurrection and the initiation of a new life are all received by faith. Then Jesus told them, "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthew 9:29). Surely if He loved me, He would have sent the answer. That is why the Bible says that justification is by faith (and not by love). Prophets are not the only people who can receive revelation. And the other man would have started the "Two-eyes" denomination, proclaiming that Jesus can open both eyes. Learn how your comment data is processed. touched. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it to you. His speaking it is His confirmation. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Suppose one blind man had said, "Well, Lord, I am sure You can open at least one eye of mine. We expect too little, and we receive according to our faith. Don't call him a Our ability to receive is the major limiting factor. And that i am able to sell both the plots at a very good price and I am free from the knots and bondage that is holding sale of my plots for last 25 years. However, there is a chasm between you and Him, and that chasm can only be crossed by faith. And that’s as far as she received. We receive from God according to our faith. Be a Servant Always - Till the End of Your Earthly Days, 6th December 2020 - Sunday Church Service Bangalore. He gets both his eyes opened! All we receive from God is by His grace. Confession: I receive according to my faith. What method of measurement can we use to test our faith to see where we stand? Does God want to do a miracle for you? To receive God’s forgiveness we must repent of our sins and obediently believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. According to James E. Faust, the Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is based on four fundaments:. Wasnât it His will? Again, the truth of the matter is that God does not differentiate between needs or desires, big things or small things. We are not to cling to our own ways, our own plans, our own ideas.... Besetting sins are to be conquered and evil habits overcome. His face is radiant with love and acceptance. Now apply that to yourself. Look at the world; does it appear that God is responding based on need, or love? How can I receive Love by faith? For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. If you believe that Jesus can only forgive your sins, then that's all you'll get from Him. As a result we learn that Jesus isn't received by praying a prayer of faith, a vain system of salvation invented by men, beginning with the 16th century Anabaptist revolution. So I am going to trust the Lord to fulfil that in my life." It seems very cruel. You will receive from God according to your faith. belief isn’t enough. God has put us into the death of Christ. It is made personal and alive to us by hearing Him. I long to be loved No changes whatsoever are to be made to the content of the article without written permission from the author. Category Archives: We Receive Our Inheritance ← Older posts. 1:3). Your Comment *If this is so why did Job pray and I assume he did pray with faith and his prayers for his children went unanswered. God is there waiting but getting to Him will require faith. If the You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did (James 2:22). Our relationship with Him deepens and Faith becomes the substance and foundational structure of the Truth and of the Salvation we hope for and know we will receive for sure as God's children, if we continue in this walk until the end in obedience and love for God which empower us and make Faith … Waiting on the Lord has more to do with what we do, and our faith, than it does with time passing. We are left wounded and confused. These seeds do sprout and bring forth fruit in Gods ways. He got something more than you, not because he was better than you, but because he trusted Christ for more. ( 2 Pet. If He did, we wouldnât know it by what we see around us. ~Other Speakers S-Z: Victory Over Sin: We must make diligent use of our most holy faith for the immediate performance of the duties of the law, by walking no longer according to our old corrupted nature, or any principles of means of practice that belong unto it. A good place to start is to see how God measures faith. By faith this solution of the old man is received into us. We must walk only according to that new nature which we receive by faith. It would be great to have a mobile app of your site that everyone can use anywhere ð. It is not a hope so or a wish so. God does only according to his own will in heaven and earth and we must except this for for our own comfort. Always has been, always will be! You are setting people up for dissappointment and disillusionment when you tell them that God will do anything they ask if they only believe. He prompts us through our feelings. MEDITATE. But if we pray according to that notion, and the answer doesnât come (and it wonât), we become disappointed and confused. We believe that when we receive Holy Communion, although what we eat and drink looks, feels, and tastes like bread and wine, it is in God’s sight the actual Body and Blood of Jesus. ROMANS 5:1-2 NKJ 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Repentance and faith are often linked as the necessary requirements for salvation. Believing to receive is putting faith into action. That the caretaker and the neighbours who are plotting and making it difficult for me to sell dont trouble me any more. Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. 1. The exact meaning of Paul’s phrase from faith to faith has been debated, with several plausible explanations proposed. This is a great site and is very helpful. But the level of faith to believe in the power of God IS in our … AND GOD SAID….. In John 20:29… There is nothing we can do to deserve or earn it. We confuse Godâs love with how God works. Posted on December 15, 2011 by Faith Works Ministry Philippines. But you will EPHESIANS 3:20 NKJ 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, This verse says two things. God can do more than it is possible for us to even imagine. We do… Faith alone is God’s currency. Did those blind men need a miracle? (9) Receiving the end of your faith.--The "end of our faith" means, the object to which our faith is directed, the thing we believed for.And "faith" catches up the "believing" of last verse, so that, in reading, the accent of the sentence falls on "end," not on "faith;" and the whole clause is added to justify the statement that we rejoice with a joy which has already attained its full perfection. In a classroom, we take a test, and the grade we receive measures the level of our success or the lack of it. Romans 3:19-24 (KJV) 19 Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. This satisfies the love and justice of God Almighty. Dear Prayer Warriors, Please pray that my plots in Goa, India are sold off quickly. Faith is not make-believe. II. “Revelation,” True to the Faith (2004), 140–44 “Revelation,” True to the Faith, 140–44. When we believe in this, we receive the same into us. The Bible text is clear. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 169 Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: "We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth, and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation." His stated word is His will. People argue that it’s too much to put healing or restoration into our hands. Yes. His will for this world is on the other side of faith. We don’t choose to believe. I have never received his love or heard his voice. It is our fundamental option of saying Yes instead of No to God with our heart, our will, our personal center. He trusted the Lord not only for forgiveness, but for victory too. If I try harder to believe will God actually show me that he loves me personally, and individually? Rex. Jesus, the Son of the Father, is the Christ and the Savior and Redeemer of the world; . Do you believe that I am able to do this for you?" God said “have faith in God – translated- have God kind of faith !! Mark 11 :23 -24 states clearly over and over – we are to SAY …to SAY …to say … ( this is the meditating in the spoken word of God – muttering the word of God over and over) . The power for ALL things is in God’s hands. John 3:16 God’s Word Translation, Pingback: God Gives According To His Love; We Receive According To Our Faith. The Bible specifies the way, or the means, that God gives faith to people. But you still may not get it, if you don't have faith. God bless. We must meditate on His word and seek Him until we know that we know that we know that we have heard from Him. God loves the whole world, but we are expected to release faith in order to receive eternal life. A faith line is when we see things as "impossible" in our life. Rex, U explained the whole sermon in just few sentences The mission of SermonIndex is the preservation and propagation of classical Biblical preaching and the promotion of Christ-centered revival to this generation. But before Jesus healed them, He asked them a question. Faith in the biblical sense of saving faith is the act by which we receive God's own eternal life (or sanctifying grace, in technical theological terms). This is a Divine principle: We receive according to the measure of our faith - no more and no less. What does His word say? We don’t work up faith or “try harder to believe.” Romans 10:17 says that ‘Faith comes’ by hearing his voice to our hearts as we seek His face. Paul understood faith in Christ was given to him because of God’s grace in spite of his own sinful life (1 Corinthians 4:7). Faith is the basis for all we receive from God, God Gives According To His Love; We Receive According To Our Faith. Let there be no doubt, God does love us, but God does not bless based on love alone. We believe that within God, there are three distinct identities which we call Persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – yet these are united so closely with one another that we can still proclaim that we believe in One God. We love you too. The faith that moves Him is received from Him as we seek Him through His word. In Christ Luiza Menezes (Mrs), Mumbai, India. How to Receive God's Word: Read, Study, Meditate It is an amazing thing that God reveals himself to us by speaking. It is based on a hearing from God – hearing and knowing His will. heretic. God and His blessings are on the other side of faith. The one-eyed man would then have started the "One-eye" denomination, proclaiming that Jesus can open one eye. He truly loves you right now. Founded in 2002. Which of these two denominations do you belong to? He can also give us victory over sin." It is received by faith. Another believer, however, may say, "But Romans 6:14 says further that sin cannot rule Roy – You need to read some of the articles on this site on faith and receiving faith. Again, the truth of the matter is that God does not differentiate between needs or desires, big things or small things. In other words, baptism is an initial evidence of obedient, saving faith. That is the moment that we have to trust in Him, rely on His word, search all the promises of God, and meditate on those promises until trust arises in our Heart. Test yourselves." Yes. Faith comes alive when the word on the page drops from our head down into our heart. You will receive from God according to your faith. — I am healed by the stripes of Jesus- I am blessed – God supplys all my needs according to His riches in Glory and let the weak say I am strong – God leads me besides still waters – I am a child of the most High God and I hear His voice !!! remain defeated by your anger, lust, pride, jealousy, etc. This is agreeing with our Father – this stirs us up in Christ in us. God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. 55 Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith. One example of starting to ACT in the faith is the literal action of the act of saying !! THE LANGUAGE OF FAITH But yet the miracle would not take place if they did not have faith. These acts of faith, cheer you up , lift you up and make the ground a good ground in your heart which will bear the fruit of Gods promises… Speaking faith and then doubt blocks the flow of His Eternal nature and the joyful , peaceful life filled truth He has for you to experience! Romans 10:17 says that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the (spoken) word of Christ.” If faith is based on the known will of God, there is no contradiction. Why is receiving from God no longer limited by His will today but by our faith? How do we obey this call to test ourselves, to know whether we are in the faith? Jesus said more than once, “According to your faith, so be it done unto you.” Well, faith for healing for her ears was as far as this woman’s faith went. These scriptures read in context tell us to apply our faith to the waiting time. These are His words that do not return void- this is the saying that begins to water the seeds of faith in our hearts and will always bear fruit !! If God wonât make an allowance for this then He surely will not make an allowance for other things. Faith comes by hearing – you believe more of what you say than anyone else SO – say SAY ” I have faith of God in me – this plants that seed in your heart and you water the seeds by continually speaking over and over – I have the faith of God in me . God gives according to His love, but we receive according to our faith. Jesus said that according to my faith, … Receiving faith then is the only obstacle. "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us," EPHESIANS 3:20 This verse says two things. And read this article again, I think you missed the point. And so today, some proclaim half a gospel saying that Jesus can only forgive us our sins. But that was because he had faith only for healing in one eye. Christ has shed His blood to take away our sins. Newer posts → He Calls Us to the Marriage Supper. 3. We must understand we are judged and proven according to our Faith and Obedience in God, Christ in His Living Word both in the Letter and the Spirit. God can do … Your mind is nothing but a part of the cosmic mind, and a part of the cosmic mind is functioning through you., says Swami Satchidananda.. If we want prayer answered in our lives and receive from God we need to get this! In Matthew 9:27, we read of two blind men who came to Jesus. second man had said, "Lord, I believe You can open both my eyes", he would have received according to his faith - and would have got both eyes opened. I have read my Bible all the way through, twice, and have been in church most of my life. Revelation 19:9. God will do it because it is His will. where is love today? Yes. Quentin L. Cook We can’t see heaven either. Just hearing and trying to believe that God loves me doesn’t help at all. Then we start to doubt His love and think, âMaybe God doesnât love meâ, or, âMaybe God wants me to go through this painâ, or even, âMaybe God is the source of this painâ. Did Jesus want to do a miracle for them? They said, "Yes, Lord". Yes, God gives graciously according to His love, but His justice requires that we receive according to our faith. I don’t have time to list them now. The simple truth is this, God does not differentiate, all things require faith. The other man had faith for healing in both eyes. They said, "Yes, Lord".Then Jesus told them, "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthew 9:29).This is a Divine principle: We receive according to the measure of our faith - no more and no less. TODAY’S SCRIPTURE Matthew 9: 29 (NKJV) Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” TODAY’S NUGGETS FAITH is the MEANS by which we communicate with God. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 1:13–14). 2. Again, we count not on scientific, tangible proof but on the absolute reliability of God’s character. Joseph Smith was the instrument through which the gospel was restored in its fulness and completeness in our time; . And there is nothing more important to an individual than salvation. Without faith no one can believe in God and hence please him but I think you are making a misstake when you assume that God will answer prayers acording to our desires even though we had strong faith. We must all travel the way of faith. All things are to be received by faith, and are only to be received by faith. The first will call the second a heretic saying, "No, that is not possible, because Jesus opened only one eye, in my case." It shall be to you according to what you will believe in your God. The Lord over me anymore because I am under God's grace. 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