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By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin In teaching on the subject of faith, it is important to show people from the Scriptures that God has not blessed one person with more faith than He has blessed someone else.
Folks often see someone prospering according to the Word, whether in his health, his finances, his family, and so forth, and they get the mistaken impression that God must have given that person more faith. So the first thing I want you to know is this: Every believer has been given a measure—the same measure—of the God-kind of faith.
Romans So we know that faith comes from God. He has given to every believer the measure, or the same measure, of faith. Notice also that God has done it Rom. We have it. Every believer already has a measure of the God-kind of faith. You see, God gets everyone started off the same way. He gives to every man the measure of faith. Then your faith grows according to what you do with it. A lot of people have done with their faith what the fellow in the Bible did with his one talent see Matthew So the second thing I want you to know is this: This measure of faith can be increased.
Certainly God furnishes the means whereby faith can be increased. But you increase your faith by doing two things: feeding it on the Word of God and exercising it—or putting it into practice. The Bible very often uses natural human terms to teach spiritual thoughts. For example, this is how Jesus taught in His earthly ministry, as we can read in the Gospels. Matthew Jesus is using a natural human idea to convey a spiritual thought.
You know that if you eat food regularly, it will build you up physically. But you also need to exercise your faith to develop it and cause it to grow. In Romans , Paul called the message he preached the word of faith. He called the Word of God the word of faith, because the Word will cause faith to come into your heart Rom. But in another sense when people say that, they are implying that every believer has faith in every respect the same as another believer.
There can be a measurable difference! You see, the Word of God tells us that our faith can grow. For example, you can cause your faith to grow. You can feed and exercise it so when the storms of life come, you will have strong faith. But another person may not do anything with his faith.
The person who does nothing with his faith will have weak faith. Well, since faith can grow, it can be either strong or weak—developed or undeveloped.
Luke And Peter answered [Jesus] and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew —31 In these passages of Scripture, Jesus is speaking about little, or small, faith.
Jesus said the centurion had great faith. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. Romans speaks of weak faith. Romans The very next verse speaks of strong faith. Romans From these verses, we can conclude that faith can either be weak or strong. I am proving to you through Scripture that faith is measurable—that it can grow.
Acts says Stephen was full of faith. James mentions rich faith. James speaks of a perfect faith. First Timothy speaks of unfeigned faith, or faith that is genuine and sincere. First Timothy speaks of shipwrecked faith and of holding on to faith and to a good conscience.
And First John speaks of overcoming faith. I just gave you more than 10 witnesses! And all of these verses will prove to you that faith is measurable. We know that the measure of faith given to every believer can grow. Your faith can be strengthened by feeding it on the Word of God and by exercising it or putting it into practice.
But the same is true spiritually. If you want your faith to grow, you have to start where you are. No one climbs a ladder starting on the top rung. No, the person who fed on the Word and exercised his faith had the same measure of faith to begin with as the others had. But he fed his faith and exercised it, and his faith grew strong! As a result he could believe God for more. So keep a positive attitude about your own faith. Recognize that you have faith and that you can cause it to grow.
Feed your faith and exercise it right where you are in your Christian walk. Then your faith can grow and move mountains!
Kenneth E. He was not expected to live and at age 15 became paralyzed and bedridden. In April he converted to Christianity. He remained paralyzed after his conversion. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. In , he founded his first non-denominational church.
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Personal life[ edit ] Kenneth E. He was not expected to live and at age 15 became paralyzed and bedridden. During a dramatic conversion experience , he reported dying, due to the deformed heart, three times in 10 minutes, each time seeing the horrors of hell and then returning to life. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Start of ministry[ edit ] In , he founded his first non-denominational church. On November 25, he married Oretha Rooker.