“So then Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
“Some say that faith is the gift of God. So is the air, but you have to breathe it; so is bread, but you have to eat it. Some are wanting some miraculous kind of feeling. That is not faith. ‘Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God’ (Rom 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word."
D. L. Moody
“It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word.”
“Faith finds the Word its sanctuary of rest. It moves right up on top that Eternal Rock, Christ Jesus, the Word, and lays down there and rests. Let the winds howl. Let the storms shake. She is safe, evermore. She rests right there on that Word. That’s where faith, genuine Christian faith, rests. Resting place is the Word, for it knows that God will ever prove Hisself superior, over every one of His enemies. No matter how bad it looks, and how the enemy has come in, and how look like you’re defeated, faith still knows."
Rev. William Branham · The Third Exodus · June 30, 1963
In Greek, this word “hearing” can mean to listen to sound, but it also means to pay attention to. If we expect to receive FAITH from HEARING the WORD of GOD, we must make that extra effort to pay attention to and then OBEY what we hear! When we do this, we receive Faith that leads to more Faith!!! Our FAITH is strengthened when we feast on the LIVING WORD of GOD!
I encourage you to dedicate yourself to hearing the WORD! You will surely grow in FAITH and find your perfect sanctuary of REST on that ETERNAL ROCK, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!