God’s word produces faith because the truth sets us free!
According to 1 Thessalonians 2:13 when we receive the word of God, as truth, then the word of God, will effectually works in us who believe it.
To work effectually in the Greek is energeō which means to be ferverently and effectively active.
So in other words if we believe the scriptures as truth in our hearts then the word of God is able to produce an outcome or result with intensity and passion.
The key to this effective ferverent working of God’s word to produce a desired outcome for us is to BELIEVE.
What does it mean to believe? The word believe in this verse is translated pisteuō which means to have faith, trust and confidence in.
How do we get this faith, trust and confidence in?
Roman’s 10:17 says faith comes by HEARING And HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.
Wait a minute ! You mean in order to believe the word of God I must hear the word of God and believe it? Yes, you see unless the word that you hear is mixed with faith it will not bring you any profit. You can be a hearer but not a doer of the word of God the Bible says.
So you must hear the word of God being proclaimed AND then you must understand what you are hearing. Holy Spirit revelation or rhema is what produces faith.
Faith comes by hearing or inclining your ear to hear and hearing or the ability to hear as receiving truth comes by the rhema or living word of God through the Holy Spirit.
Head knowledge or theological education does not produce faith. Holy Spirit revelation of God’s word is what produces faith.
So how do I get this Holy Spirit revelation of God’s word? By inclining your ear! Reading the Bible with your ear open to heaven. Listening to the Holy Spirit as he opens your understanding to his truth.
This requires frequent visits to the secret place of the most High or as Jesus put it entering into your prayer closet.
As we pray that our understanding may be enlightened and that we can know what is the hope of our calling and the riches of the inheritance of the Saints. Then the Holy Spirit will reveal to us his word and when our understanding is enlightened we will receive manna from heaven or rhema. THEN faith will come ! ( Ephesians 1:18 )
Remember that Jesus was walking with his disciples after his resurrection and they didn’t know him UNTIL he opened their understanding and expounded to them the scriptures. (Luke 24:27)
When Faith comes by receiving rehma then the word revealed to you will begin to
work effectually and fervently to produce the desired result.
What are you desiring from the Lord Jesus? Healing? Provision? Sanctification? Deliverence? Whatever it is the answer is in the Bible. Read the scriptures concerning your need and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal his truth to you about the matter by enlightening your understanding.
Then when faith comes for your need wait patiently for God to effectually work his word to manifest the desired outcome!