“As” Thou Hast Believed
Matthew 8:13 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.
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
The word “as” has a powerful connotation in New Testament scriptures. It is defined by some of the following: As, like, even as, just like, in the same manner, and a carbon copy of.
In Matthew eight and thirteen, Jesus in fact tells the centurion, that in the very specific thing that he has targeted his belief for, that very targeted thing he will receive.
When we ask in Jesus’ Name, our request must be very specifically targeted to what we want. Any specific point that we target our request for, believing, which is void of the two types of doubting taught above, we will receive as a specific carbon copy or reduplication of what we requested. The specific thing that we ask for believing is the specific thing that we receive.
Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.( LET IT BECOME OR BE CREATED FOR YOU)
In Matthew nine and twenty-nine the “according to your faith” is very similar to the word “as”. In other words we will receive from the Lord in proportion to our faith. Receiving is a matter of degrees. The more is the proportion of our faith, to believe without doubting, the greater will be the proportion of our receiving. Our faith, or lack thereof, directly limits what we will receive or not receive from the Lord.
We must be careful to target our belief in the scope of what the Name of Jesus promises to us and ask with a faith that is great enough to leave no room for doubt. We receive only what we specifically target for, and what is targeted for we will be received in equal proportion to the greatness of our faith.
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