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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8024 faith, and blessings of God
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
1415miracles
2351Christ, miracles
3030Holy Spirit, power
5333healing
8162spiritual vitality
8207commitment
8304loyalty
8482spiritual warfare
8612prayer & faith
8720double-mindedness
8738evil, victory over

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