Faith is the spark

All things are possible to him who believes! The answer is not praying nice prayers but believing. You see until we acknowledge that the only way we can please God is through faith and we begin to understand that when Jesus went to the cross, He paid for everything, we need to just believe. Most times we are like this father, we are looking at the circumstances, seeing the disciples failing, seeing his son still sick cried out, help my unbelief!

The word possible is the Greek word dunata, which comes from the word dunatos. It expresses the idea of ability; power; one who is able and capable; or one who is competent. The word dunatos shares the same root with the word dunamis, which is the Greek word for power. This emphatically tells us that there is a power that causes one to become able, capable, or competent for any task.

When this explosive power comes on the scene and begins to operate in an individuals life, it doesnt matter how unfit or unqualified he was before; this power energizes him and makes him capable for the task before him.

But who is this person who can accomplish impossible feats? Jesus said that all things are possible to him that believeth. The word believeth is the Greek word pisteuonti, from the word pistis, the Greek word for faith. However, when pistis becomes pisteuonti, as in this verse, it pictures a person who is believing.

This is not someone who once had an experience of faith in the past; rather, this is a person who is presently believing right now. He didnt just believe in the past; he is a believer. His faith is actively reaching forward right now to grab hold of what God has promised. His faith is habitually, constantly, consistently, unwaveringly straining forward to take hold of that desired goal he sees before him!

You see, faith is the spark that ignites the impossible and causes it to become possible. When a persons faith is activated, it sets in motion supernatural power that enables that person to do what he normally would never be able to do!

This is why Jesus said, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Once faith has been activated and remains activated, a person becomes enabled and empowered so that he is capable and competent to do whatever it is God has told him to do. That person can even do the impossible!

Jesus made it very clear that we receive exactly what we believe. If I believe I can do the impossible, I will do it. But if I believe I cannot do the impossible, I will not do it. Never underestimate the power of faith! Make sure you are thinking and believing correctly because what you believe is exactly what you will receive!

I used to be full of unbelief. Due to the years of struggling and been in unbelief for so long, it has taken many years to throw off that doubt. – For previous columns in this series please see the website

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