FAITH

“When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following Him, “I tell you the truth I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” Matthew 8:10

This is of course is the account of the Roman Centurion who had a sick servant near death. He said don’t come to my house just speak the word and he will be healed. Here is the son of the living God astonished. Let that sink in. What was even more remarkable was this man was not even a Jew but a Roman soldier. Jesus says he has never seen such great faith in all of Israel. When Jesus looks at us does he see great faith that would astonish Him or would he more likely be astonished by our lack of faith like the Jewish nation in the wilderness. That’s a good question to ask the Lord. ‘How do you see my faith’? We know in scripture it says faith comes and comes by hearing the word of God. Notice it just doesn’t come by just reading the word of God but the hearing the word of God. There is a huge difference. That’s the quickened word of God. The rhema of God coming to our spirit. Jesus simply says to the centurion “it will be done just as you have believed it would.” This ties in with what Jesus says in Mark 11:24. “Therefore I tell you that whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received and it will be yours”

Isn’t that exactly what this Roman centurion did? Oh that Jesus would be astonished by our faith not astonished by our unbelief. Pray for a deep repentance to take place even in the church from our unbelief.

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