What is faith?
20/03/2017 11:24:29 GMT
Written by David Hathaway

What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things you do not see. Faith is not something intellectual in your mind. You can't learn faith in university. Faith is learnt through the experience of life. It is only through trials and tribulations that you learn the power and effectiveness of faith. Are you living a normal Christian life? Do you have the gift of faith? Faith is ACTION. Faith is the most practical gift God can give. 

To move the mountains in our lives, we don't just need faith, we also need authority. To me, Matthew 8 is one of the most important passages in the Bible on authority. Jesus came to Capernaum and a Roman centurion came to Him, "Lord, I have a sick servant at home." Jesus said, "I'll come to your house." He said, "Don't, I'm not a good man," and I don't suppose he was if he was a Roman centurion! But the officer said the most amazing thing, "One word from You and my servant will be healed! I'm a man under authority, an officer in the most powerful army in the world. I am also given authority over those under me. My men obey me! Jesus, I recognise in You the same authority." 

Yes, I have an anointing - but I also have an authority, given to me direct from God, over the devil, over sickness, over sin. Jesus did not heal the sick by His praying, He healed them by His authority, by His Word of command. With this centurion, Jesus spoke the Word - the centurion believed, went home and his servant was healed. 

I take my authority directly from God and from His Word. This is what the Roman officer understood, that Jesus was a Man like himself who had been given authority. The centurion's authority was over men - Jesus' authority was over the devil, sin and sickness. We need to understand that we can also receive this authority in our own lives, if we live by faith and obedience to His authority.

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