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OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH
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OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH BIBLE VERSE STUDY

 

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH

WHAT DOES OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH MEAN?

All too often in our Christian walk, and as we mature in the Faith, we tend to forget the fervor that we once had concerning the strength and wonder of our Almighty Father, and what He can do through us, as to glorify HIMSELF.

Sometimes we speak with hesitancy about the ability that we have to allow the Holy Spirit to work in us, and we limit ourselves ... and God. All it takes is a hint of doubt to prevent the awesome will of God from occurring each and every day of our lives.

Because of the education and experience that we expect from the professionals that we put our confidence in today for worldly matters, we mistakenly believe that as Christians, the spiritual matters that we will face, requires that same type of experience, and knowledge from us, that only time and much research and study can instill. This is simply not so.

When you become a Christian, God will use you immediately to fulfill His purpose. Jesus believed in, on the job training. The disciples were performing miracles when their Faith was very young ... They didn't study scripture for four years before they went out to preach the Kingdom of Heaven. No, friend, Jesus showed them some miracles, and then immediately sent them out to do the same, and preach the Gospel. He didn't consider them amateurs, because He knew it was GOD working through them.

Your calling, likewise, has no level of seniority ... God simply chooses you and you are anointed by Him through the Holy Spirit and given your gifts to immediately begin serving Him to fulfill His purpose, and although you will discover over time, how your cooperation with the Holy Spirit can enhance the effectiveness of your gifts, there is no probationary period, or internship, or novice rank, or anything else that wouldn't allow you to do all kinds of extraordinary things ... immediately ... and that includes miracles!

THAT'S RIGHT ... I SAID 
MIRACLES!

THIS OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH BIBLE VERSE STUDY WILL HELP YOU LEARN WHAT THE OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH BIBLE VERSE MEANS AND WHY SOME WERE TOLD OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH AND HOW BEING OF LITTLE FAITH CAN AFFECT YOUR CHRISTIAN WALK.

You've learned about childlike Faith ... And that you can even count inexperience as a PLUS! Why? Because the younger you are in your Faith (usually), the more enthusiastic you are and less time has passed allowing the enemy to plant seeds of doubt in your mind. You are eager to believe and see the TRUTH.

Don't ever forget, it's not YOUR ability to perform the things that God has planned for you that does the job ... it's the Holy Spirit working THROUGH you. You are merely an earthen vessel.

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT?

I've noticed that many people who are called, begin with great expectations. They're excited to go out and preach the Gospel, and to find the lost sheep of the world and bring them back to God ... But, what about the performing of miracles? Why do you suppose people think that miracles are obsolete? We have shepherds today that are preaching less than the TRUTH ... Believing in their hearts that miracles no longer occur, and people shouldn't expect GOD SIZED BLESSINGS ... A.K.A. MIRACLES, to happen anymore! Hogwash! Or as Jesus said ... "O ye of little Faith."

First, let's take a look at some of the extraordinary things that Jesus did.

He healed the sick:

Matthew 8:2-3
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

The blind saw:

John 9:10-11
Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

The deaf heard:

Matthew 11:4-5
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.

The lame walked:

Luke 5:22-25
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon Earth to forgive sins, (He said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

He cast out devils, and the dumb spake:

Matthew 9:32-33
As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

He turned water into wine:

John 2:7-10
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And He saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 

He turned a few fish and loaves of bread into enough to feed thousands:

Mark 6:41-44
And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to Heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

There are even more things ... like raising people from the dead! 

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH TRUTH WITH OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH BLESSINGS GIVING OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH HOPE

NOW ...

Look at what Jesus said about those who believe in Him:

John 14:12-21
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and 
Greater works than these
shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of TRUTH; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 Uh huh ... Did you catch all that? Jesus didn't say, It's the little things that count. He said to those shepherds, If you believe in me, you'll do MIRACLES that are EVEN GREATER than the ones you've seen me do.

What else did you get out of that scripture? Why will people be doing these things? Because Jesus wouldn't be here on Earth anymore, so He has passed us the torch so to speak. He gave us divine examples of how to glorify God, called miracles. When miracles are manifested through you ... There's no doubt that the source of the miracle is God, and what better way to glorify Him than to permit Him to work through us for His glory?!

What is the key to all of this?

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH WARNING ON OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH DANGERS AND OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH CONCERNS.

NO DOUBT

Matthew 21:21-22
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have Faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

It's not the same to SAY you believe in something, but harbor doubt about it in your heart. It only takes a little bit of Faith to make things happen, so think of what a LOT of Faith could do! Grab the baton and run with it!

Luke 17:6
And the Lord said, If ye had Faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

 But it only takes a little bit of doubt to ruin it all.

James 1:5-8
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

All too often, we tend to forget the power of the Holy Spirit, and we get a little notion that WE have a hand in God's intentions to work through us ... Which means, we just took the credit away from God. When we start to take credit for what only God is responsible for, deep within we realize that this is a pool that's just too deep for us, then we begin to doubt our own ability instead of depending on the power of God's Holy Spirit working THROUGH us ... and that's when we lose Faith, and hinder the miracles that He is waiting to release THROUGH us. Don't forget that word THROUGH ... it's very important. Without God, we can do NOTHING, but surrendering to Him, we can do ANYTHING!

Here's how it works:

God's plan + Our Faith, willingness, and surrender = MIRACLES

Our plan + Our limitations, ability, and desire for recognition = Doubt

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

If the term miracles is still just a little too ... unbelievable ... for you to accept, Paul explains that there are really different kinds of spiritual gifts and administrations and the Holy Spirit uses us to perform these things to manifest Himself ... cool huh?

1 Corinthians 12:1; 4-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another Faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the
working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.

Paul uses the term miracles too.

The point is, are we just a bunch of Christians, in this day and age, who go about bragging about our Almighty Father, but by our own twinges of doubt, we ourselves hinder the Holy Spirit from performing miracles through us because the world has taught us that those things just don't happen anymore. And why not? If the world ever needed miracles, it would be now, don'tcha think? If miracles don't happen, it's only because WE don't allow them to, through our own doubt ...

It's NOT because God doesn't want them to occur.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

Just a little bit of Faith is all it takes. Take a look at what happened when Peter's allowed his Faith to prevail, and then what happened when he began to doubt:

Matthew 14:24-33
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered Him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little Faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a TRUTH thou art the Son of God.

Want to make a difference for God? Want to watch things get a little exciting in your life? Buckle on some Faith, step outside the boat, take hold of Jesus' hand, and let some miracles rock and roll. As a Christian, you shouldn't settle for anything less. Indeed, the little things count, but don't forget, Jesus had something GREATER in mind.

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and 
Greater works than these
shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH ...

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