Faith Responds To The Word!
So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead)
(James 2:17 AMP).
The Scriptures show us examples of men and women who leapt on the truth of God’s Word and received their desired miracle. For example, there’s the touching story in Luke 7, of the Roman centurion whose servant was at the point of death. When he heard that Jesus was on His way to heal his servant, he sent words to the Master saying “You don’t need to come here Lord! Just say the Word and my servant will be healed.” That was a remarkable faith-response that got the Master’s attention, and the Bible says He marveled at the centurion’s great faith.
On another occasion, a woman came and pleaded with Jesus to heal her daughter who was tormented by a devil (Mark 7:25). The Master said to her,“…go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter” (Mark 7:29). That was all the woman needed to hear, and she knew her daughter had been healed. She took the Master at His Word, and acted on what He said; her spirit got a hold of that word and she got her miracle! This is what you must do today if you need a miracle. Take God at His Word. Respond in faith on the basis of His Word to you, knowing that He’s able to do exceeding, abundantly above what your mind can fathom.
Understand that faith is active and not passive; it’s the response of your spirit to the Word of God. In other words, faith depends on the Wordas basis and assurance for action! Faith acts now because it has taken possession. That’s why the Bible says,“...faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”(James 2:17). That means faith without corresponding action is dead. Your faith works when you respond to God’s Word by putting it to work in your life.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that transports me into a higher realm of life. I respond today to your Word by faith and receive in my life, the harvest of what it talks about, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.