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All things are possible to them who believe And Jesus said to him,

“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” MARK 9:23

The only ‘if’ in the statement above is whether you have faith or not. No other variable is mentioned. The extent of things possible to this belief is ‘all things,’ nothing less. To whom is this possible? To anyone who believes.

You receive from God according to your faith

But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well. Matthew 9:22

Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29

And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.” Mark 5:34

You only receive from God according to your faith

But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” Mark 5:36

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, James 1:6, 7

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:19,20

Faith is released by the words of your mouth

But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”–that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, (9) that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; (10) for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. (11) For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” Romans 10:8-11

And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. (23) “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. (24) “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:22-24

But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,… (18) …while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:13,18

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

If any of the above is true, then the cry of the Christian should be, “Lord, increase our faith!”  But then, He does not increase our faith, we do. If faith is truly that important, and it is, then it makes sense for us to do all that we can to grow sufficient faith in all areas of our life.  The words translated faith and believe are the same word in the Greek. Faith is the noun form and believe is the verb form of the same Greek word.


  1. What a wonderful website. I am just getting over surviving a burst mychotic anuersym. Plus sceptiemia at the same time. This happened, in2013. Then 2014 l had further complications with the surgery. So l was back in hospital in 2014, where l spent a further 5 months. After all of this l had to rely on jesus. I must say l was told by the consultants, that l should not be here. But l know it is my faith in jesus that has saved me. I also lost my precious husband in 2012. It has been a rough 3 years but yet something of a soulsearching time too. I have now got time, and plenty of it to build my relationship with jesus. I know my husband michael is with him. Both of us are practising christians, and with that thought, is what gets me through life. I have also been diagnosed with osteo mylietis in both my legs, so it is hard to get around, one leg is much worse than the other, but at leased, l can walk a little. Faith is a wonderful gift, l love the lord.

  2. If we pray to our Lord deep down in our hearts with sincere faith, but at times become fearful or anxious in certain situations, is that the same as committing a sin for having these feelings that contradict His word?

    1. Author

      Faith is of the heart. It is a spiritual thing. Anxiety and fear is usually of the mind. Something floating through your head will not derail the faith in your heart, but if you give it too much attention it can seep into your heart and hurt your faith.

      One of the most important things is to watch your mouth. You can do much more damage to your faith and overall well being by having a doubt ridden or angry mouth.

      1. I agree on what comes out of your mouth reveals a lot! By the way, its a pleasure to make your acquaintance. God bless you!

        1. Author

          John – Thank you. Yes, the Bible says, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” What goes in and is allowed to stay will eventually come out.

  3. Thanks alot i learn much and this will help me to grow to another stage of salvation

  4. Hi I have just found this website. It’s great. I’ve been pondering a lot on faith lately too. I have found that I have often missed the active verbs the Lord uses in His word when referring to the part we have to play in our spiritual growth. Words like ‘work’, ‘discipline’ so I do think we do have a part to play in increasing our faith. We have to choose to make ourselves available to listen and hear the word. To study the word takes discipline – this is something we have to choose to do. I agree that it is a gift that God provides but then we have to grow in it by doing what the Lord says in his word.

    1. Author

      Wow, Evelyn, you get it. Keep pressing in. He is talking to you. Learn Him, learn His word, learn His ways, and learn how to hear Him even better. God bless you!!

  5. Did you ever come across Romans10:17? Faiths COMES by hearing….

    There is one thing to know about faith! God does not need faith, we need faith. Faith is the result of our consciously meditating on scriptures. Praying for faith? I have come across great prayer warriors who think so and yet have very little faith in the word.

    Do we work for faith? Emphatically no? The word is spiritual food. If it is food, we must eat it, not work it, to be full of it (faith). Romans 12:1-2 ask us to get renewed with the word.

    I will like to know some scriptures that ask us to pray for faith. The reason I write is because, anything which is not faith is a distraction and confuses the whole spiritual concept.Faith is consuming the spiritual milk of scriptures without contamination!!

    And please when next you raise a spiritual concern, my advice is to put on some scriptures.

    Well,is since 2008 you post this comment, perhaps you position has changed!!


  6. Hi, Love the website, but I don’t fully believe your way of attaining faith. Faith is given as a gift (it’s in scripture) and it’s a fruit of the spirit, which is given to us. We work out our faith by doing what we believe so our faith is not dead but alive (in James). But we do this because of our faith, not to gain it. And, we read the Bible and listen to the word which increases our faith (in scripture), but not by our own means, God’s. Faith is given by God, we cannot do anything to get or increase faith without God giving it to us. We can pray for belief/faith there are examples in the Bible. God is teaching me about this subject so I’m writing because I’m passionate about this. What Jesus did on the cross was enough we cannot work for what has already been given or what Jesus did was in vain. I struggled with this, worrying if I had enough faith until I started asking God for truth. He led me in this direction.

    Love you,


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