The Person Behind the Hearing of Faith is the Holy Spirit

Paolo-Veronese-Cagliari-Everlasting-Father-325-webby Rex Rouis

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken) word of God. Romans 10:17

Faith, the Bible says, comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. It does not say, “Faith comes by reading,” or, “Faith comes by hearing a Preacher.” Faith comes by hearing God. God speaks faith to our hearts, and the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, is the designated speaker. He is the Person who speaks the Word to our hearts and causes faith to come alive.

The Holy Spirit has been given and He is inside of all Christians, to lead us and to speak to us. It is the great promise of the Father. Now we are to continue the works of Jesus on this earth.

However, I am telling you the truth: It’s good for you that I’m going away. If I don’t go away, the helper won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7 God’s Word Translation

I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 God’s Word Translation

Jesus said that He did not speak on ‘His own initiative’ but rather only spoke what the Father told Him to say. Now Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will not speak on ‘His own initiative’ but will take the words 0f Jesus and speak them to us. Now we are to speak what the Holy Spirit speaks to us.

For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. John 12:49

“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. John 16:12, 13, 14, 15

Notice that Jesus transfers what is His by first ‘disclosing’ them to us through the work and voice of the Holy Spirit. I believe this is referring to the speaking of faith to our heart as mentioned in Romans 10:17 above.  This word from the Holy Spirit is what brings substance and reality to our hopes, and ultimately makes them visible.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Oh, how we must become reacquainted with the Person of the Holy Spirit! He is the active agent of the Godhead at work in the world today. All that we have in God comes through Him. And if we are in the family of God, He lives inside of us. And this is what Paul has to say:

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.  But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14

‘Now we can agree on the right definition of faith if we say that it is firm and certain knowledge of the divine good will toward us, based on the truth of the free promise in Christ, and both revealed to our minds and sealed on our hearts through the Holy Spirit.’ John Calvin

Comments

  1. The article states that faith cometh by hearing and hearing comes by the word of GOD, therefore faith doesn’ come via or upon your acceptance. Its not conditional!

  2. I can’t remember the scripture on this, but I know that when I believe a promise from God, that promise is now to me. Solomon asked “who can break a three-cord rope?” Somewhere else, God said “I have bound myself with an oath”. Maybe he can’t break it because it’s three cords, consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. The Holy Spirit shows up with the faith that I accepted. Do the mechanics of that sound right?

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      Judi – It could be some of it and it could be all of it. Look at this article by Derek Prince, a noted and respected Bible teacher – You’ve Got to Have Hope. And this article of mine – Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God.

      It is not always because of a demon but I think in nearly all cases a spirit is involved. I believe depression is the emotion of hopelessness, and hopelessness is a spiritual condition. We have hope around us all the time because God is around us all the time. Hopelessness is simply not being able to see the hope – a blindness to hope. People get to a point where they can see no possible way out of the situation. The Spirit of God can open their eyes to His possibilities, and by that receive hope.

      We even see people that have a pretty good personal situation, all things considered, and yet feel hopeless. This is definitely a spiritual blindness and will, if not corrected, impact their good situation and turn it bad. Which is its goal. Evil desires and works to destroy. God works to give life and life abundantly.

      Start at the front of our site and read the articles that interest you or jump out at you. Freedom is available for everyone but it doesn’t just happen. There are things we must do on our end. God bless you.

  3. I love every part of your teaching sir…. Keep on the good work sir….. My father in the Lord introduced your book (Advanced Bible Cause) to me.
    And he exposed me to the reality of the new creation man, and i have being trying to lay my hands on any of your materials Sir…… I will never regret hearing the name E. W. Kenyon. My Daddy will not regret picking me from no where either… i am going SOMEWHERE….

  4. how did you fill faith on my heart what is the feeling to have assurence you do have faith on my heart

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