Conclusion

Yesterday, we learned the centurion’s measure of faith was strong enough to receive the instantaneous gift of healing for his servant because he did not have to see to believe. He put scripture into action…” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) He allowed hope to drive his faith to a miracle.

The eyes of Faith see far beyond man’s thought processes or physical sight. Faith has total confidence in God.

The centurion was convinced the invisible things regarding God were real, and therefore, from this perspective, he acted in the fullness of hope concerning his servant. How blessed we would be in following this example. Perhaps we need to look into our spice racks, kitchen cabinets, or pantries—find the mustard seeds—take a good look at one mustard seed and meditate on what the Word says concerning this seed. And then focus on applying that scripture in our lives continually until it becomes first nature to us. Removing all doubt, fear, frustration, sadness, and anger that so easily beset us. Then not only will our prayers be effectual, but the words we speak will bring forth change in ways never seen by mortal men.

Right here “knowing’ is implied.

Faith is the key that unlocks the door to the mysteries of God’s kingdom. Faith pulls down ‘the evidence of things not seen’ from heaven which can be applied to any given circumstance in anyone’s life. In this case the healing of the centurion’s servant. The evidence of things not seen may manifest as a word of knowledge, revelation, healing, financial blessings, or whatever it is you need.  Simply put, the centurion petitioned Jesus “but speak the word only and {I know} my servant shall be healed.”  Right here “knowing’ is implied.

We must know God before we see the hand of God. By knowing God we must have a true relationship with Him; that exceeds far beyond church on Sunday or just when we get into precarious situations. In so doing we would learn to carefully guard our hearts with all humility and peace. Thereby upon approaching Him we would know to respect the power of His Sovereignty. Then we could more clearly understand the principle of why we must believe the hand of God will move before we see the hand of God moving.  Why? because faith establishes the law. (Romans 3:26-31)                                                                        

God’s word plus faith has the ability to change all things.

Many of us have heard people say “Seeing is believing!” But Kingdom principles teach us “not seeing” is believing that God is already working in our favor. God’s word plus faith has the ability to change all things.

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29) Here Jesus is the object of faith. Today the same is still applicable to all objects of our faith—not seeing and yet believing.

But in this case, the centurion took it to another level. He needed only to hear to believe! So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) He just knew all he needed Jesus to do was release healing into the atmosphere.  To display His power as Jehovah Rophi. In John 6: 63 Jesus declares, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” And with those spoken words the centurion was able to receive healing for his servant through genuine faith.

These three posts are from a Chapter in my book Faithwalkers: How to Survive in the Desert of Hopelessness. May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until Sunday…Blessings and Peace!

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2 Comments »

  1. Amen! KNOWING Him should be our first desire. Since it’s Christmastime, we could ask ourselves, do we really want to see that distant aunt, hug her, and be with her for the holidays, or are we content just to get the package in the mail with all the presents she sends every year? If the latter is the way we treat God, then we will neither receive nor deserve the miracles we hope for.

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