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The Biblical Foundation for Listening, Believing, and Following

The stories of Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Jesus are all perfect examples of how God communicates with His people. In each story, God gave them significant dreams and/or visions, and each of them followed those dreams and visions to endings that gave God glory.

  • Abraham received the covenant from God through a vision.
  • Jacob received a promise of protection and blessing from God through a dream.
  • Joseph was used by God to save an entire empire (and beyond) by interpreting a dream.
  • Gideon heard from God in his spirit and won a war against thousands with just 300 men.
  • God used the dream of a Midionite soldier to give Gideon the courage to go to battle.
  • Through a promise in a dream, Solomon became the most blessed man in history.
  • Jospeh was alerted to flee with Mary and Jesus through a dream.
  • Noah was warned about the flood and was saved by following God’s instructions.

Bible Examples of Faith Are Unanimously About The Kind of Faith That Listens, Believes, and Follows

Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, following my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” Genesis 26

God’s people are meant to live lives like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others. We are meant to know God, to be led by God, and to have miraculous lives as children of God. Abraham didn’t have a Bible, he didn’t have the Law, and he didn’t have written instructions. He simply knew God!

An integral part of Abraham’s extraordinary faith (and the kind of faith that we are supposed to follow) is that he heard from God. It would have been impossible for Abraham to follow all of God’s instructions, commands, and decrees if Abraham could not hear from God. But he did – and, as a result, he listened, he believed, and he followed.

Following After The Spirit is Faith

Those who follow after the Spirit of God are children of God.

Following the Spirit means hearing from God and following His instructions in the exact same way that all those who came before us have done. To do that, we must learn to hear from God through our spiritual ears in the same way that each of the patriarchs did in each of these examples.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

God is a spirit. He is not a physical being who uses physical vocal cords to speak. Although God can speak with sound, the spoken word is not God’s primary form of communication. As evidenced through the Bible, God’s primary forms of communication are all spiritual in nature. When God promised that we would be personally directed by Him in Jeremiah 31, He said that direction would come from our hearts and our minds. Dreams, visions, revelation, prophecy, all come through our hearts and minds, and not our ears; this means that we must learn to hear from God in the same ways that the patriarchs did to live miraculous lives like those who came before us.

Back in the Patriarch’s day, the Holy Spirit was not poured out on all flesh, everyone did not have the same access to God that the Patriarchs enjoyed but, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice ushering in the New Covenant; today, we do. On the day of Pentecost, Peter told the audience that the last days in which God’s Spirit would be poured out were upon us, and along with the Spirit being poured out another prophecy also came true. God promised that when the Spirit was poured out, spiritual things would also be poured out: such as dreams, visions, and prophecy – all of which come through our hearts and our minds as promised in the New Covenant.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Greater Works

Knowing God is the key to doing the greater works that Jesus foretold that his people would do. Each of God’s people are capable of doing the works that Jesus did, and greater, if they follow the Biblical examples. Jesus explained that everything that he did was the result of following the Father, and the Bible stories of every miracle reveal the same principle. When people followed God’s instructions, the outcome was always miraculous. The same is true for each of God’s people today. By learning to hear from God we can have miraculous lives which are full of greater works that bring Him glory.

Learning the true definition of faith has been life-changing for me. The dozens of miraculous stories that follow are all the result of learning how to hear from God and following His instructions.

If you are in need of a miracle, we would like to help you to learn to hear from God so that you can live the victorious life that God has planned for you.

In the following link, you will find dozens of bonafide miracles that were made possible by learning to hear from God and following Him in faith. My prayer is that through these stories you are inspired to go deeper than you’ve ever imagined so that you can live a life that you never thought possible – all to the glory of God.

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