“From the Heart” teaching by Drs. Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne.
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “according to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.
Matthew 9:27-30 NIV
God will do His work in your life according to what you believe and what you receive. Jesus frequently told people that it was their faith that brought them the healing, deliverance and forgiveness that they needed. On the other hand – doubt and unbelief will hinder, and even stop altogether, the power of God from manifesting to meet your needs.
Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, that He departed from there. And when He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?” So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.”Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:53-58 NKJV
You will not receive much from God if you look at things totally in the natural, are easily offended by the word of God and the methods He uses, or if you do not recognize His messenger. Jesus could not do many mighty works in His own hometown because of their unbelief – the NIV says, “And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” All they could see was the kid they saw growing up in their midst – instead of the anointed Son of God that He was. He was God made flesh right before their eyes and they missed Him.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 NKJV
Faith begins where the will of god is known. When you recognize and acknowledge the truth of God’s word and when you align your self with it, instead of trying to get God to change and do things your way – you will receive your answer and your miracle.
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” and the woman was healed from that moment. Matthew 9:20-21 NIV
God does not move on your behalf because you have a big need, but because you have big faith. God does not move on your behalf because you cry hard enough, but because you have persistent faith.
Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Luke 5:18-20 NIV
You are the one who determines your miracle by your attitude of gratitude and your faith in God and His word.
Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him-and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:11-19 NIV
Build yourself up in the Word and then rise up in faith and receive your miracle!