The Hearing of Faith
Good morning Friends,
I trust you had an exciting weekend.
Today by God’s Grace, we will be considering a very vital link in our faith walk; The Hearing of Faith.
Galatians 3:5 (KJV) He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Paul made it clear here that the working of miracles is not done by the religious following of rules and lifeless regiments, it is purely by the real time hearing of faith. The hearing of faith in other words is the obedience of faith to the voice of the Holy Spirit. This is where Miracles are crystallised.
The success of Jesus’s Ministry is hundred percent attributable to His absolute dependence on the voice of the Holy Spirit. John 5:19. He never performed two miracles the exact same way, but one thing was constant, the fact that He was led by the Holy Spirit. So when he made mud with his spit and applied it to a blind man’s eyes, He was led and was definitely not establishing a doctrine based on the Mud-Eye connect…
To hear a testimony, and seek to replicate it based on another man’s application of the voice of the Spirit is to work the law. To indeed work miracles, it is by the hearing of faith on a contextual basis. To “copy and paste” another person’s narrative around a miracle, is to take the juice out of a pack and begin refrigerating the empty pack… It is all religion without substance, carcass without life, it will produce death and frustration in such a believer.
How do we then work miracles by the hearing of faith?
1. Get the Template: For every miracle ever worked in scriptures, there is a template, even though none of the methods and approaches in those miracles are identical. The template for every miracle is in the narrative for each one. When you search out the hidden codes in scriptures around your desired result, you will discover eternal realities in those narratives. For example, Thanksgiving almost always featured in most of the miracle scenes, sometimes Worship shows up, Joy pops up here and there… For financial miracles, a common denominator is hardwork and discernment for the prophetic. These common features form a template, get it and ensure the key factors are present in your own unique narrative. Templates can be applied generally, but instructions of the Spirit cannot.
2. Expect a Specific Instruction: If the template is like all the ingredients in a meal then the specific Instruction is the salt… It makes all the difference. You can be doing everything else and not get results. This is where a lot of believers stay. They do all they know to do, the regulars; prayer, confession, thanksgiving, giving, rejoicing, etc. but they don’t experience any breakthrough, the reason most often is that they are not looking out for specific instructions of faith while running their template. Make no mistake, the instruction many times will not make sense, but obedience to this instruction is the what breaks open the flood gates of heaven. Instructions like go to Cherith, I have commanded ravens to feed you there; like borrow vessels and borrow not a few; instructions like leave your father’s house; like take your son, your only son… These instructions are vital in our faith journey and are indispensable to the working of miracles.
You don’t find these unique instructions in other narratives, they are unique to each character at different stages of their faith walk. You can adopt a template, but the data to be inputted must be bespoke!
3. Obey the Instructions to the Letter: Don’t be such that will be making bargains with God. If God says to give all, better give all. If God says to resign this month, don’t do it next month. If God says do it now, don’t do it later. God’s instructions are time, place and people specific… Look out for those details, or go about obeying the ones you have until others show up. The beautiful thing is that if you truly desire to hear His voice on a matter, you won’t miss it. It will be crystal clear that indeed the Lord just spoke with you. His sheep do hear His voice. Don’t underrate your capacity to be led of the Holy Spirit.
I had one of such moments recently… Where I heard His instruction concerning a situation and I couldn’t doubt that it was God. His voice comes with assurance. But many times, we miss it because the instructions don’t come in the suit that we would expect… The instructions come as outliers, odds, weirdos, etc. They don’t make sense, but ONLY in obeying the foolishness of God’s counsel will you find your Heaven on Earth. You could never plot a graph that produces such landslide miracles from such “strange” instructions, but that is the way of the Spirit, so that you will not be party to glory sharing. They must all return to God alone. How do you connect feeding 5000 people with “let them sit in 50’s?” Faith will force out the “logical pathway” your mind is used to functioning and replace it with the the way of the Spirit, it is one of the greatest deliverances you could have. Miracles are not the big deal, the hearing of faith is…
Friends, God has massive things in store for you and He really desires you to enter into these realities… But only faith will please, move and engage God. In the end you’re not the one making things happen, it is God and if He is the One, you had better waited for His instructions.
Friends, I am not sharing what I think or heard somewhere, I speak from the wisdom of the Spirit. Favours, blessings and the supernatural are behind the veil of the obedience of faith… Enter into them!
I hope this blessed your heart.
Have a great week ahead.