KEY SCRIPTURE: John 6:30 KJV” They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
The Jewish multitudes continued their discourse with the Lord. This time, they fell into the common error of most men. They asked what sign would you perform for us to see, so that we may believe.
Men are prone to live on the realm of their senses and reason.
This is the major reason; most men miss God. God is a Spirit and man can relate with Him from the Spirit. Believing the word is a response of the human spirit to God’s word. They wanted to relate with God purely from the natural state. They wanted to see a sign so they would believe. This is error. Faith or believe in God and His word, is a confidence assurance in something hoped for. Anything we hope for is not something presently with us. Faith or believe in the context of God says, that thing which I anticipate to have in the future is present with me now. In what form is it present with me?
It is present in the form of that assurance or confidence in the heart concerning what God has said.
This is what the bible and God calls faith (Heb 11:1). This is the kind of faith that pleases God and He always responds to honour that confidence placed in Him.
The Lord Jesus consistently expressed great respect for all those who expressed the God kind of faith. Matt 15:28 KJV “Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.” This woman was able to obtain the healing for her daughter, although by divine timing, it was not yet time for the Gentiles to obtain the ministry of the Lord.
True faith breaks every human and divine protocols.
He said, happy are those who have not seen, yet do believe.
Faith in God is a mystery, for everything that a man can believe God for can materialise. Mark 9:23
KJV “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Why is it difficult for most men to exercise this confidence in God? As we have seen above, the God kind of faith is not in the realm of reason, feeling or the senses in general. Man must break the influence of the senses over his mind. The means to doing this, is by the word of God. One must give attention to hear, and hear the word of God.
Faith always comes by hearing the word of God. Rom10:17.
The proofs of the acts of faith in men who have walked that path becomes a light of life that one can follow through to get to where he wishes to reach.
Heb 13:7 KJV” Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their life.” According to the bible, they are pace setters, in this path for Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Please take the assurance the scripture gives. Since the Lord Jesus never failed them, He would never fail you.
THOUGHT: HAPPINESS IN THE LORD COMES ONLY BY TRUSTING HIM
1John 5:4 KJV “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.
John 20:29 KJV Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.