There Is A Greater Blessing - John 20:29

Nothing is impossible if we walk with God

“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed". John 20:29

There is a greater blessing on those who believe by faith and not by sight. What a powerful truth. The type of faith that Thomas operated in was human, or natural, faith based on what he could see. Jesus said there was a greater blessing to be obtained.

That greater blessing comes from using a supernatural, God-kind of faith based only on God's Word. Only twice in all of Scripture did Jesus marvel, once at the centurion's faith and once at the Jews' unbelief. A faith that made Jesus (Hebrew 12:2) marvel is worth examining. This centurion believed that the spoken word of Jesus was sufficient to produce his miracle.

He had faith in Jesus' word. Therefore, we can see that the person who simply believes the written Word of God is operating in a much higher form of faith than the person who requires additional proof. Compare this centurion's faith with the "little" faith of Thomas in John 20:24-29.  Human faith has to be based on physical evidence. However, God's kind of faith (Romans 12:3) is evidence enough.

See Matthew 17: 20 The disciples' unbelief in this instance was not a disbelief that God's power could produce deliverance but rather, it was a "natural" kind of unbelief that came from hardened hearts that were more sensitive to what they saw than to what they believed. Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17), and this record of Jesus' actions and teachings was specifically designed to cause us to believe. We should stay in the Word constantly.

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