Pastor Segun Obadje

Believe The Word

Matthew 9:29

“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you”

Mark 11:24

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

 

Much of what happens to people in life, either directly or indirectly, is linked to their faith. Jesus teaches that what will be in your life is according to your faith. Those blind men that came to Jesus for their sight thought it all depended on Him for them to see; however Jesus placed the responsibility of receiving healing on their faith in Him, not on His power to heal them. If the responsibility of people’s welfare and prosperity was God’s without their faith being involved, then God would have been responsible for all the diseases, penury and mishaps befalling man today; however this is not so. It is our responsibility to take by faith what God’s grace has already provided for us because believing is receiving.

The account outlined in Mark 5 of the woman with the issue of blood, who came to touch the helm of Jesus’ garment that she might be healed of her plague reinforced the need to believe God for our needs to be met. In faith, she came behind the press and reached out for His garment, and she was healed. Jesus shocked her when He responded: “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague” (Mark 5:34). Jesus placed the responsibility to be healed on her faith, and not on His power. Yes, it was Jesus’ power that healed her; but it was her faith that pulled the power in her direction.

You can’t just believe anything about God and expect to receive every good thing from Him. You must believe right and believe the Word at that, to receive from God. “Be it unto you according to your faith” is true with respect to both the kind of faith you exercise and the magnitude of it. You must believe the Word to have it work for you.

 

Further Meditation: Luke 1:45; 1 Thessalonians 2:13

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In Jesus Name, I believe God’s Word and I release my faith to receive all that God’s grace has provided for me in Christ Jesus. Amen.