Most times we hear about these scriptures, the theme is. “I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
Immediately, we know Jesus is speaking of the Centurion who’s servant was dying. Who told Jesus, you don’t have to do this personally.
Just say the word, it will be done. This is indeed great faith. As well as a knowledge of the will of God.
3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
We forget that the Lords will is for us to prosper. Does this just mean financial prosperity? No, but it is included, with physical and Spiritual health.
Some believe you cannot be a good Christian if you have money. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
It’s not the condition of our bank accounts, but the condition of our hearts that matter.
When you read these scriptures you come to Matthew 8:12, and find the “children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
What, the children cast out? Can this possibly be true? What is He saying? What is the condition of their hearts?
If the Lord will cast out, even His original people, the Israelites, who choose not to believe, so, where does it leave the unbelieving believers?
Who? Those who believe in Salvation by Faith, but God doesn’t do that other stuff today. (Like,speak to us, heal the sick, raise the dead, or have us speak in tongues ).
You know, that Supernatural Stuff.
The Biblical truth according to Jesus is:
“Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
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.”
So this brings me to the title of this post:
“As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.”
Belief, or Faith, can be seen… it is an action, James tells us faith without works is dead.
What are these works, tithing, giving to the poor, feeding the hungry, bringing those who need the Lord, to the Lord. (Tear off the roof if need be).
“As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee
To be healed, set free, find comfort, peace and joy…. We must believe. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.”
Matthew 8:5-13. Luke 7:2-10
“And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.”
And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.”