God tells us in the Bible that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” This means that without a word from God on a matter, you cannot, you have no basis, for a Biblical faith. Faith is not a leap in the dark. It is a step into God’s light. You must hear from God. Faith is not name it and claim it. The Bible is clear that You believe it and receive it, because God has named it, and you claim it. Now, that’s very important. You do not name it and claim it. You believe it and receive it, because God has named it, and you claim it. God does the naming. You do the claiming.
The Biblical word “hope” does not mean maybe, perhaps, or I wish. But hope means bedrock assurance. The Bible calls hope an anchor of the soul. It is solid, and the word “substance” or sub-stand means something beneath us that we can stand upon. Where do you get this assurance, this bedrock assurance, called hope? From the Word of God. God speaks.
Did you know that God speaks today? God has His written Word once and for all, settled. But then, God speaks to your own personal heart, and when God speaks to your heart personally, you have a rhema from God, that’s when you find faith growing in your heart and in your life. You have to hear from God in order to have faith. It is not just of God that you need to hear about, it is from God that you need hear. You hear God. In order to believe Him, you don’t just hear about Him; you hear Him.
The apostle Paul says in 2 Tim 1:12, “I know whom I have believed.” He didn’t say, “I know in whom I have believed.” Paul said that I have believed Him. I heard from God, and I believed what He said to me. Faith is believing God when He speaks personally to you. You must have faith that hears God.
Click on the link below to hear a message on how to have an unsinkable faith in God.
This is a live recording of The Master’s Class Bible Study at LifeChange Church Wichita, KS.