Faith Cometh By Hearing – Are You Listening
If only we realize that God’s Word is settled. God spoke it. It is done. It is not depending upon whether we are going to rise up and be superhuman in our faith to appropriate it. No! Faith does not come by our rising up and having the ability to appropriate the promises that God has given us! Faith comes by the WORD! 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17. God is not depending on us to bring His promises to past! What God is looking for is what Mary, the mother of Jesus, demonstrated. The angel came and spoke a word to Mary. The word spoken was from God: 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35. It was impossible for her to appropriate the Son of God into her womb. She did not have the comprehension of the understanding of what it was all about. She wondered. But she did have this ability: She said: 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy Word. Luke 1:38a
The promises of God in one way are staggering to us. It is literally staggering what God has promised. When we come up against these promises, what are we going to do? Stagger in our imagination? Falter in our faith? No. We are not going to do either. We are going to say, “Lord, be it unto me according to Thy Word.” The power for the fulfillment of God’s Word is not in man or in anything that man possesses. The power for the fulfillment of the Word is in the Word itself. God, Jesus, the Living, the Written Word! 25 For I AM the Lord: I will speak, and the Word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the Word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 12:25. He has spoken it. He will perform it. 19 God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good? Numbers 23:19
We do not deny that you are going to have problems in this life. We do not deny the reality of sickness. We are not mind-over matter. We do not deny that we are going to go through hard places and trials and tests. Jesus Himself said, “I was tested; you will be tested. I was tried; you will be tried.”
But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
REMINDER: FAITH COMETH BY HEARING – ARE YOU LISTENING!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”