Have Faith In God pt. I
by Paul Benson
Have faith in God
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:22-23
A remarkable statement don’t you agree? No, not that you could speak to a mountain and see it cast into the sea; and no, not that you can speak faith filled words and actually have whatever you say. These are awesome truths, but what I find remarkable is the fact that Jesus felt He had to tell a bunch of believers to have faith in God! This tells us that there is somewhat of a difference between believing in God and having faith in Him.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19
Believing is something that even devils can do; but the realm of faith and the wonderful things it can produce is something which is reserved for those who commit their hearts to serve the Lord. The writer of Hebrews said faith is the substance of things hoped for… (Hebrews 11:1). He referred to faith as a substance! How faith, a spiritual expression of confidence in God’s promise and ability, can manifest as a productive substance in the natural physical world we live in is quite beyond me. All I know is I have seen this marvellous thing called faith in God produce some amazing results through prayer.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18
My brother and his wife almost lost a son to a tragic accident. Just a toddler, he was run over by a car and suffered massive injury to his head and neck. A broken neck, a crushed skull, brain compression, and horrible injury to his face. When my brother prayed for him in the E.R., laying hands on him in a prayer of faith, the doctors remarked that God was his only hope because they were losing him. His body was shutting down because of the brain injury. Bill said, “Do what ever you think you need to do for him but my faith tells me Jesus is going to heal him.”
Calls were made to request prayer on his behalf; and Heaven was stormed with the faith of the Saints. They transferred him to another hospital better equipped to handle that type of injury, and resumed treatment in that E.R.. After quite some time the doctors came out and Bill said, “How is my boy?” The reply was, “Well, there appears to be some discrepancies between the tests and x-rays from the first hospital and this one.” They could not find evidence of the fractures to the neck and skull or the brain injury reported by the doctors at the first hospital!
Healed by the The Power Of God
Somewhere along the journey from one hospital to the other the power of God had come upon the child. Praise Jesus! Only serious trauma to the face remained which healed at a supernatural rate over the next few days (producing a profound effect on his caregivers!). How is the toddler now; is he going to be okay? He’s a grown man with a wife and children of his own. Looks like he’s gonna make it. Miracles can happen. Have faith in God!