If you believe

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” Matthew 21:22.

Faith is one of the three greatest gifts that would endure. But what’s so great about faith?

First, we’re told that “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” It involves a total trust in the One making the promise and reliance on the One who has the power to fulfill His promise.

Jesus demonstrated this trust and reliance to his disciples by withering a barren fig tree with a simple declaration, “May you never bear fruit again!”

Now this was not about fig trees. Neither was this about throwing mountains into the sea (else excavating companies hire all the Christians). No, these were illustrations to show the limitless faithfulness and power of God in granting our requests.

“If you believe ….” Jesus says that faith is needed to plug into the Divine Outlet.

It is this same faith that causes us to have certainty that if we believe He is the Son of God, repent of our sins, confess Him as Lord, are baptized into His name, and continue in obedience, He will bring us home to be with Him one day.

Do you believe?

Doug Kashorek

Plattsburgh church of Christ

www.plattsburghchurch.com

author of Kin of Cain

a Christian historical fantasy

www.douglaskashorek.com

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