The Gift of Faith Vs the Working of Miracles
January 4, 2022
As we saw in last week's devotions this special Faith..."this gift of Faith, is not the same as saving faith or general faith which one needs in order to be saved. And special faith is not the faith needed for believing God to have your needs met according to His Word. The faith for believing God for your needs to be met comes by hearing the Word (Rom. 10:17), and every believer is given a measure of that kind of faith (Rom. 12:3).”
Excerpt from "The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course" by Kenneth E. Hagin:
"The gift of faith is also distinct from the working of miracles, although both gifts produce miracles. One of them is active and the other is passive.
"The working of miracles is active; it actively works a miracle. The gift of faith doesn’t work a miracle, but passively receives a miracle. In other words, the difference between the working of miracles and the gift of faith is that the gift of working of miracles actively does, and the gift of special faith passively receives.
"When Daniel was in the lions’ den, he received a miracle. In those days, as well as throughout history, there have been those who were thrown to the lions and the lions devoured them. Why didn’t the lions devour Daniel? The Bible says that “. . . Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God” (Dan. 6:23).
"There is no doubt that God gave Daniel special faith, a special manifestation of this gift of the Spirit, to receive deliverance. Daniel didn’t do anything. He just lay down and went to sleep.”
I can give you many testimonies where this has happened to me. Can you think of a time when the enemy was ready to attack you and then the Gift of Faith rose up inside of you and rescued you? Praise God! Many of my Christian friends should have been dead years ago but they are still proclaiming the Word of God to this day. Hallelujah!
Thank You, Father, for rescuing us over and over again! In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.