Thursday, 22 March 2018

'GREAT FAITH'

"The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed" - (Matthew 8:8).
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In the Gospel, there are people Jesus rebuked for their little faith and there are those He commended for having great faith, while He encouraged some to have mustard-seed like faith.
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What does it mean to have a great faith?
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The centurion begged Jesus to come to his house but before He came, he told Him to just speak the word only and that he knows that his servant would be healed. Some people received their healing by the laying on of hands but He told Jesus that he understood authority (Matt. 8:5-8).
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Great faith comes when a man believed the word of God that was or had been spoken to meet his need. Great faith is obtained by completely holding onto the word of God as the final say. Great faith doesn't rely on human options or alternatives but in the word of God.
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Great faith produces immediate result (Matt. 8:13). Great faith comes by the revelation which is acted upon. Great faith is not in praying for healing or confessing healing, it is in getting a word from God because of the understanding you have concerning the word of God (Ps. 107:20: Heb. 4:12).
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How can I manifest this kind of faith?
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The centurion wasn't a Christian or a disciple of Christ, he was a Gentile like Cornelius; but he received healing for his servant because he knew the authority in God's word.
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To manifest this faith, believe in His word as the absolute authority over all your situation. Let His word sink into the fabrics of your soul without an iota of doubt or unbelief. Importantly, get a word from Him and believe it.
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Positive confession becomes powerful when it's borne out of the revelation of God's word you receive, this then makes the word to become flesh the more you say it. Remember, faith comes by hearing the word of God and great faith is produced when you act on that word.


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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