Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works
miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the
hearing of faith?…
Imagine that you are at a healing service. An alcoholic walks into the
church reeking of alcohol. He sits behind the pianist, a nice elderly
lady who has been serving in the church for 50 years. Both of them are
suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The healing power of God is
present. In an instant, the alcoholic, who has never been in church
before, gets healed. The pianist does not.
Most people, on hearing stories like this, would get upset and confused.
They might ask, “Shouldn’t God heal this nice, old lady who has been
serving Him faithfully all these years, and not that debauched
drunkard?” You see, many people still believe that God heals only the
But that is not how God works. God looks at faith, not works. His power
is made manifest in those who trust His goodness instead of their good
behavior. So if we go back to the above example, God wants to heal both
the alcoholic and the nice elderly pianist. All they need to do is to
receive by grace, or unmerited favor, through faith.
You see, we cannot earn the blessings of God. We receive them by
believing God’s love and grace toward us. If we receive the greatest
blessing — salvation — by simply believing that Jesus did it all for us
and not by working for it, what makes us think that the other lesser
blessings can be obtained by our works?
Joesph Prince Says..