By Pastor Pam George
Do you believe that God is who He says He is? There has been a lot of craziness around us, good and bad. However, we have seen God do some miraculous things in the midst of the craziness. We have seen people healed of cancer and we have seen a woman that could barely walk and speak miraculously healed in an instant at one of our Sunday morning services. We have heard testimonies of people having miraculous breakthrough in their finances, unexpected checks in the mail, job promotions, raises… the list goes on and on! I love how Smith Wigglesworth used a comparison between Zacharias and Mary. One doubted; the other believed.
Here is a commentary from Smith Wigglesworth found in “The Master’s Healing Presence Bible.” Luke 1:13- “But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.”
Peter [said], “His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue” (2Peter 1:3). God is calling us to this realm of glory and virtue where, as we feed on His “exceedingly great and precious promises”, we are made “partakers of the divine nature”.
It is here that God wants us to share in His divine nature. It is nothing less than the life of the Lord Himself imparted and flowing into our whole being, so that our very bodies are quickened. That every tissue and every drop of blood in our bones, joints, and marrow receive this divine life. I believe that the Lord wants this divine life to flow right into our natural bodies; this “law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus” that makes us “free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2). God wants to establish our faith so that we will grasp this divine life, this divine nature of the Son of God, in order that our “spirit, soul, and body [will] be [sanctified completely] and “preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord” (1 Thess. 5:23).
When the woman who had suffered for twelve years from a flow of blood was healed, Jesus perceived that power had gone out of Him (Mark 5:25-34). The woman’s faith reached out and took hold, and his power was imparted. Immediately, the woman’s being was charged with life and her weakness departed. The conveying of this power produces everything you need but it only comes as your faith reaches out for its impartation. Faith is the VICTORY. If you can believe, the healing power is yours. God wants us to have an activity of faith that dares to believe God. There is what “seems to be faith”, and appearance of faith, but real faith believes God right to the end. What was the difference between Zacharias and Mary? Zacharias began to question the message. (Note the contrast when the angel came to Mary). She said, Behold the maid servant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word. God wants us to believe his word in the same way. He wants us to come with a boldness of faith, declaring,” You have promised it Lord, now do it.” The Lord has called us to this “glory and virtue.”
Will you dare to believe God? Whatever it is, whether healing in your body, your mind, your marriage, or your finances, He has the power to heal. We only have to believe His Word. His Word does not change just because some unexpected dilemma has come our way.
This reminds me of another scripture found in 2 Timothy 1:12, “for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”
Do you believe? Do you know that he is able? I’m here to tell you that I do believe and I know he is more than able! Will you “DARE TO BELIEVE?”