Light in the Darkness: March 7, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” — Matthew 17:20

Bishop Primus of The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church in America wrote, “One of our biggest problems in our Christian walk and growth and within the Church as a whole, is failing to act like God’s Word is true.” In other words, we do not believe God when He speaks.

Bishop Primus is not accusing us of being unbelievers, nor is he saying that we have no faith. He is simply saying the same thing Jesus told His disciples in Matthew  17: that their faith was too small to accomplish the greater things in the Kingdom. “You don’t have enough faith,”he said. The King James reads, “unbelief,” but this is not meant to be taken as no faith at all.

Rather, it is like the statement in Mark 9:24 when the father of an ailing child “cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
This father had enough faith to bring his child to Jesus for deliverance. He had enough faith to call Jesus Lord. He had enough faith to believe when He heard Jesus say, “You don’t have enough faith.” He even had enough faith to know that Jesus was the source of greater faith.

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