How Faith Works

                      How Faith Works
                                2/12/17    

I am not talking about the gift of faith spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12.

 There is no faith without some knowledge of the Word (the Covenant).

 There is a lot of misunderstanding of faith and how it works.

 I think some have thought you have to do something out of the bounds of reason. Some think we must act a little strange.

 Others think we have to talk God into meeting our needs or desires.

 Some believe all the faith you’ll ever have is imparted to you at the new birth.

 Some believe God has given more faith to some than He has to others.

 Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

 Romans 12:3 For I say through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith

If we will think of the source of this God kind of faith, it will give us a better understanding of the measure of faith.

 Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 The measure of faith given to man, is whatever amount this Word can produce in the heart of man. (

Mark 4:)

 How do we receive by faith? 

First we hear the truth, the Word of the Covenant and faith comes.

We make a demand on what is promised and believe God that He will make the promise good.

 John 15:7

If ye abide in me, and my Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

2 Corinthians 20

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

John 16:23

In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, Verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.