Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Can You Believe Without Seeing?
The recording of John regarding the person we have famously called "Doubting Thomas" is the focus of "seeing is believing." It is seemingly easy to believe what you see, and Jesus knew this. The greater blessing or provision of being in His presence believes without seeing. Believing is the action of Faith and to believe by seeing is not a significant accomplishment. People today like to believe what they see ask any magician.
The pretext (John 20:19-28) reveals that the disciple Thomas wanted the same proof the other disciples had. They had previously seen the Lord and saw the nail prints and the hole in His side (John 20:20), and then they received the Gift of the Holy Spirit (John 20:22), but he didn't. Jesus breathed or blew on them (Acts 17:25), and they received (Matthew 7:8) the Holy Spirit and Jesus bestowed on them the Power of God as He had received when God sent him.
We emphasize the late arrival of Thomas but also glean for his experience that we who believe just based on the Word we are blessed. We have the opportunity to be in His presence by the act of our choice, and we believe because we stand on His Word. How powerful is this act of belief, and the enemy hates us for our enablement (Luke 10:17-19). Will you believe by Faith, or do you need to see to believe?
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.El Elohe Yisrael
The mighty God of Israel, (Genesis 33:20); we thank You for the faith that moves us to believe without seeing. We praise You for Spirit that comes upon us by Faith that generates power from on high. We decree and declare blessings upon those who come into the Kingdom by Faith, so that; our confidence in You is a witness to those who are seeking deliverance and safety of the Kingdom of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.