Supernatural Faith

Greetings In the Name of the Lord:

1 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.

We talk a lot about faith in the church, but we usually talk about faith in generic terms. We look at as believing in God or for Him to do something. However, what we sometimes fail to see is that there are differing levels of faith. In this instance Paul is referring to “another” kind of faith, and more specifically “another of a different kind.” What Paul is referring to here is not saving faith, “but must be taken as a gift that will help or benefit the whole local body. It might be taken as a special gift of faith for a particular need. Some define it as “mountain moving faith,” bringing unusual or extraordinary manifestations of God’s power” (Horton, I & II Corinthians). The NLT appropriately translates this as “great faith,” as it means a supernatural kind of faith. There are times when ordinary faith is simply not enough, and that is when the Holy Spirit supplies “great faith” to someone in the church to meet a specific need. Maybe you have an extra-ordinary need in your life and you need supernatural faith to meet that situation. If so, the Holy Spirit is able to supply that need, even if He supplies the need through someone else in the church. The point is that the Holy Spirit is able to supply, but He does so in His own way.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

 

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