Faith come by hearing the word of God, here’s come the meaning and full explanation of this Bible verse.
Many may wonder what does this scripture Faith come by hearing the word of God mean, Don’t be disappointed because we got you covered on this one with great explanation.
without faith it is impossible to please God,But then, What’s faith?
Faith is the absolute trust, assurance and confidence in God.
Scripturally, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
God has also showed us how to get this faith. It’s our responsibility to have faith and not God’s, for every lack of faith, he’s not responsible but you and I.
blaming God for our own lack of faith is nothing in but a pure ignorance.
Same thing apply to salvation of soul.
Faith for salvation comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
Paul said in Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace
are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” We know that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God, but how are we to get faith to get saved?
What does it mean by Faith come by hearing the word of God?
To make the answers brief, Romans chapter 10 beginning from verse 8 tells us more on this, read below;
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, THE WORD OF FAITH, WHICH WE PREACH;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?
By Hearing the word of God, men are saved, this goes with the saying; faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). You cannot believe and have faith without hearing the Word. In Acts 10 and 11 we were told a story about Cornelius, a man who was not saved despite his commitment.
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Why was he not saved?
Because he lack the word of God, He hadn’t heard the gospel yet, so how could he have been saved? No, Cornelius was not saved but until he heard the preaching of Peter.
But before then In (Acts 10:3)An angel of the Lord appeared to Cornelius, the angel couldn’t preach the gospel to Cornelius because angels can’t preach the gospel; God sent men to preach.
Recall in (Mark 16:15), Jesus said; Go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creatures.
The angel was only able to direct Cornelius where to go to get someone who could preach the gospel to him (Acts 11:13).
Still on this topic, Faith come by hearing the word of God, The angel instructed Cornelius to call for Peter: “And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side:
he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to
do” (Acts 10:5,6). Acts 11:14 reports that the angel said that Peter would preach the gospel to Cornelius: “Who shall tell
thee WORDS, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.”
This verse also shows us that men are saved by hearing words God’s word.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). You can’t have faith or believe without hearing. So many are trying to believe without hearing forgetting that it is the word that gives us faith.
Same applies to healing
Healing can’t take place with faith and faith can’t come without the word.
How does healing faith comes?
In Acts 14 we are told the story about the impotent man who received his healing as a result of what he heard.
What did he hear, let’s read ACTS 14:7-10;
7 And there they [Paul and Barnabas] PREACHED the GOSPEL.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had
9 The same HEARD Paul SPEAK: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
A casual reader of the Word of God
might say, “Isn’t it wonderful how Paul healed that man?”
You’ve heard that said, and so have I. But Paul did not heal the man. The man was not healed because Paul was an apostle.
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The man was not healed by Paul’s faith. The man himself had the faith to be healed. But notice what had to take place before this man was healed: “And there they [Paul and Barnabas] PREACHED the GOSPEL” (Acts 14:7).
How did this happen?
Recall, Paul did three things which are:
- He preached the gospel to the man.
- He perceived that the man had faith to be healed.
- He told the man to rise up and walk.
Also, The man did three things as well which are:
- He heard Paul preach the gospel.
- He had faith to be healed.
- He leaped up and walked.
The man was not healed by some special power that Paul had, instead he himself had faith to be healed.
Someone may ask: Where and how did he get faith to be healed?
He got it from what he heard!
Recall Acts 14:9 says, “The same man heard Paul speak.
Verse 7 says , “And there they PREACHED the GOSPEL.” If Paul preached what we call the gospel of salvation, how did the man get faith to be healed? The man got faith to be healed because Paul preached what the Bible calls the gospel, which also includes healing.