By Faith Watch Your Faith Work in Jesus Name
Acts 3:16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see. (NIV) [Read Acts 3:1-16]
How often do you say or think of ‘we walk by faith and not by sight’. Do you understand that walking by faith requires action? Know that it is doing something and not just believing!
Healing through faith
To summarize this story: Peter and John came upon a lame man at the ‘Beautiful’ temple gate. This man was here daily asking for charity. On this day Peter says “I do not have silver or gold, but what I have I give, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”
Strength returned to his feet and ankle bones. The man walked into the temple and began to leap and praise God. Peter told the people who witnessed the healing that it was through faith in Jesus name that healed him.
Have you stepped out on faith as you walk according to your faith in Jesus?
Jesus responds to acts of faith
Throughout the gospels, Jesus saw the faith of people and healed because of their active trust. Matthew 9:2 and 6 Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you.”
6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…” (then he said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house.” (WEB)
Are you walking by faith? Know that the Lord sees each step of faith that you take!
Faith in action
Hebrews 11 is an active faith guide. By faith: Abel offered, Enoch was taken away, Noah moved with fear and prepared an ark. Abraham obeyed and went out without knowledge of where he was going. He also offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice trusting God.
My friends, I urge you to step out on faith. Trust Jesus to be the faithful God that He is to work on your behalf. Whatever your need may be, by faith know that it is done. Now child of God step out on faith and watch your faith work in Jesus name. Blessings to you—♥ Tim.
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