KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:9″ To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit”;
How can one receive this gift of faith? I believe this is a question most of us would be asking.
The gift of faith goes with a lot of spiritual responsibilities. All things are possible to the man who has faith, and therefore one must not just be a wishy washy Christian to operate in this gift. 2nd Timothy 2:21 says “if a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and meet for the master’s use and prepared unto every good work”. The first step is to be sanctified or to be set apart unto the Lord. It is a heart for God, and exalts the Lord,that would fully trust Him against all odds.
One can receive this gift by desiring for it. 1st Corinthians 14:1 “follow after love and desire spiritual gifts….” Fasting and prayer has been one of the means to accelerate your desire for the things of the Spirit, Jesus said “this kind goes not away but by prayer and fasting”. Matthew 17:21. Many great men of God who have been used mightily by God, were people who fasted a lot. Some were called into the ministry and imparted with the gift of faith because they were waiting before God in fasting and prayer. The following is how God speaks about the man who fasts and does it rightly in Isaiah 58:12. “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places, thou shall raise up the foundation of many generations and thou shall be called the repairer of the breach. The restorer of paths to dwell in”. This is description of the man of faith.
This gift can also be received through associating with a man of God, with the gift of faith. This could be a personal association that is to live and relate with him or her directly, or indirectly, through watching his teaching materials, listening to his teaching materials. In Acts 4:13 the Bible said the scribes and Pharisees said considering the boldness of Peter and John, that although they were unlearned, they had been imparted with the faith of the Lord Jesus.
Another way to partake of the gift upon the man of God is to honour him with your substance. Isaac asked his son Esau to prepare a special food for him so he could bless him.
Heavenly Father I pray that, out of what I have learnt, help me to avail myself to these things, so I would experience the gift of faith and become a blessing unto my world. In Jesus name I have prayed.
Acts 4:13 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus”.
Romans 1:11” For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established”;