BELIEVE BEFORE RECEIVING

BELIEVE AND RECEIVE

John 4:47 -53 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.  Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.  The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.  Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth.  And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.  And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.  Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend.  And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.  So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

Our situation today is no worse than what this father had to overcome.  And just like with this father, Jesus expects us to do something first before He responds to us.  He expects us to believe His word.  He expects us to walk by faith not by sight.  When Jesus saw the persistence in this man, He said to Him, “Go thy way; thy son liveth!”  The man believed right then without seeing his son, that he was healed.  This is the same response we must have in our lives today when the Lord gives us a Word.  

We must have complete faith in what Jesus has spoken into our lives and enter into a place of rest.   Our faith in God should acknowledge the truth of God’s word even when there is no sign to prove it.  We must realize that just like oil and water don’t mix, that faith and common sense can’t live together.

This word is right now word to those who are going through difficult times. It does not matter what we are going through, we must believe the victory before we receive it.  The eyes of faith will always collect what they see.  We must never allow our natural sight to be stronger than our faith.  We must realize that the point of believing is the point of receiving.  There are things in our lives that will be restored by our believing.  We shouldn’t have to see it with our eyes first before we shout the victory.  We should enter into rest knowing that it’s in God’s hand, and all is well.

Once we do this our finances will be restored.  Our marriages and relationships will be restored, but we must believe it first.  If there is sickness in your body, see yourself healed.  If your business has failed, see your business restored.  If you are in need of a job, see yourself employed.  Oh blessed are those who believe without seeing.

Whatever the situation, our faith can triumph over it.  Let our faith be bigger than our fears.  Faith can see rivers in dry places.  Faith can bring harvests in the midst of a famine.  Faith in God’s word is a defense against circumstances that were meant to destroy us.  Faith is a shield that will destroy the fiery darts of the enemy every time. Faith in God will cause us to advance in this season.  As we start walking and speaking in faith we will see the hand of the Lord in our lives, and our lives will be a living testimony of the power of God’s word.

So, what will be your response to the Word of God?  What will you do when you have brought something to God in prayer?  Will you continue nagging Him for a sign to prove that the answer will come?  Will you start doubting Him if it doesn’t happen you think it should happen?  Or will you rest on His promise knowing that you hold the answer already?

John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

 

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About Shearon Hurst

I've been in the ministry for over 20 years. My writing ministry has been blessing people on the internet for over 10 years with words of encouragement which I send out to strengthen and comfort those in their walk with the Lord. I can easily speak on the subject of letting go, let God and get on with your life so you can move on a higher level. Having dealt with abuse, abandonment, rejection, and disappointment; I overcame the odds against me and pressed my way forward as the Spirit of the Lord led me into a more glorious path. I have a passion for the heart of women, and can minister to the wounded and broken hearted. I can speak to married women having been there and done that... to the single again women being there. My plethora of life experiences gives value to my desire to share and help others. My love for the Lord is what drives me to take a leap of faith and lean on God’s infinite wisdom, because I know with Christ nothing is impossible.
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