8024 faith, and blessings of God

8024 faith, and blessings of God

Confidence in the ability and willingness of God to act in supernatural power to advance his kingdom, and a commitment, expressed in prayer and action, to being the means by which he does so.

God’s power is released through faith

Mt 17:20 See also Mk 9:23; Lk 17:6

Praying in faith Mt 21:21-22 pp Mk 11:22-24 See also Jas 1:5-7; Jas 5:14-15

Praying in Jesus Christ’s name Jn 14:12-14

In the OT, faith in God’s power

Heb 11:32-34 See also Heb 11:11-12 Abraham’s faith when promised an heir in his old age; Jos 14:6-14 Caleb receives Hebron; 1Sa 14:6 Jonathan’s confidence in God’s power to defeat the Philistines; 1Sa 17:32-47 David’s confidence in God’s power to overcome Goliath; 2Ch 20:20 Jehoshaphat’s faith in God’s power to give success against Moab and Ammon; 2Ch 32:7-8 Hezekiah’s faith in God when threatened by the Assyrians under Sennacherib; Da 6:23 Daniel’s faith when in the lions’den

In the NT, healing in response to faith

Mt 9:22 pp Mk 5:34 pp Lk 8:48 The woman had exercised faith by touching the edge of Jesus Christ’s cloak. See also Mt 9:29-30 Two blind men are healed; Mk 10:52 pp Lk 18:42 Bartimaeus receives his sight; Lk 17:19 One of the ten men with leprosy who thanked Jesus Christ; Ac 3:16 the crippled man at the temple gate; Ac 14:8-10 the crippled man in Lystra

Powerful ministries marked by faith

Ac 11:24 See also Ac 6:5-10 Stephen; 1Co 12:9 Exceptional faith to meet specific needs is a special spiritual gift.

Faith and spiritual warfare

Eph 6:16 See also 1Th 5:8; 1Jn 5:4-5

The importance of love accompanying faith

1Co 13:2

See also

1105God, power of
2351Christ, miracles
3030Holy Spirit, power
8162spiritual vitality
8482spiritual warfare
8612prayer & faith
8738evil, victory over

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