Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
In reading about the life of Stephen, I asked myself this question. How would I like to be full of faith and power, and do great wonders and signs among the people? (Acts 6:8) Do you know that this is possible, even today, especially today?
I have some good news for you. Flowing in the power that Stephen did is available to us right now. To understand about the faith that Stephen operated in, listed are types of faith described in Scripture.
Saving Faith Romans 5:1
Saving faith involves true repentance from sin. We must hear, believe and personally accept the message of the Gospel. Faith is a gift of God to man to enable us to be saved.
sanctifying Faith Galatians 2:20
Sanctifying faith enables us to live a holy life after receiving Jesus as Savior. We must experience saving faith in order to receive sanctifying faith.
The Gift of Faith 1 Corinthians 12:8-9
The spiritual gift of faith has the special ability to believe God. We know that God is going to do the impossible. We can exercise the type of faith when others around us do not believe.
The Fruit of Faith Galations 5:22
The fruit of faith is not something you can develop yourself. It is a spiritual fruit developed in your life by the Holy Spirit.
Faith as a fruit is a character. It is an attitude of faith towards God. It is developed through the process of His life within you bringing you spiritual growth.
How to increase faith
We can increase our faith through hearing the Word of God. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
Stephen was a man who kept company with the apostles and disciples. He was probably with them when they told the stories of Jesus and his miracles. I can imagine that these stories never ceased. Stephen was hearing the word of God, because Jesus is the word.
By hearing the word, Stephens faith began to increase. The word became so much a part of him that he probably began to envision himself doing the works that Jesus did. He got to the point that he had no limits when it came to faith and working miracles, just like Jesus.
Lets get into the word. Let it be so much a part of who we are that we too will have no limits to what God can do through us. Its a promise from God, so lets appropriate what is ours and begin to flow in great power, wonders and signs among the people.
Yvette Nietzen is an ordained minister and currently lives in Costa Rica.
View her blog at:
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.