And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love – 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV).
Faith, hope, and love are three vital forces or elements that attracted people to the message of Jesus when He walked the earth. However, our focus in today’s study will be on the first one listed: faith.
When Jesus ministered, faith came alive in the hearts of His hearers. He let them know who God is, His eternal will, and what He’s already done for them. Neither the Pharisees nor the Sadducees ever taught the people this way! The people were enthralled by His message, because it unveiled the will of the Father to them and inspired faith in their hearts.
No wonder the multitude thronged Him, and the common people heard Him gladly (Mark 12:37). They had thought that God only blessed whoever He chose. They had assumed that God wasn’t concerned about them. But Jesus debunked their erroneous beliefs about God, teaching that God loves everyone unconditionally.
As they watched Him cast out devils, open blind eyes, unstop deaf ears, and even raise the dead with an unusual demonstration of authority, many were convinced and had faith in the Father’s love for them. The Bible says many believed in His Name, when they saw the miracles that He did (John 2:23). They could believe and relate to a God that they couldn’t see physically, because Jesus made the Father real to them through His message.
That’s the same message He sent us to preach and teach around the world. He said in John 20:21, “…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” If today, you’re faced with a situation that seems to have defied solution, you can trust God for a miracle. He’s the God who “quickens” the dead; meaning that He gives life to the dead. It makes no difference if it’s a dead womb, a dead body, a dead business, or a dead bank account! You can have a miracle even now! Believe and you’ll receive.
For more, please read and study: Hebrews 11:1 AMP; 2 Corinthians 4:18
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Dear Lord, you’re the creator of heaven and earth; there’s nothing too difficult for you! I trust in you with all of my heart, knowing that you’re the One who gives beauty for ashes, makes crooked paths straight, and makes everything work out for my good! Thank you for giving me such a wonderful life of endless victories, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.