[Column] If You Believe First, You’ll See God’s Glory

If You Believe First, You’ll See God’s Glory

Written By Rev.Dr. Joshua Hong

Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Church of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.


The order of the Kingdom of God is founded upon believing first.  If you see and then believe, there is no blessing. But if you first believe, you can see God’s glory and blessings (John 11:40). A missionary to China, Hudson Taylor once ran a hospital free of charge because most patients were poor. Without a doubt, the hospital management was almost a failure. He constantly struggled with finances. One day, an employee visited Taylor to deliver an ominous report. “Mr. Taylor. I have just washed the last serving of rice. From tomorrow, all the patients and employees must go without food.” After hearing this, Taylor said, “Repent your unbelief. The person of faith must not say the word “last” under any circumstances. Jesus Christ is beside us and always watches over us. How can there be the “last” in Him?” Next day, a postman delivered a letter. In it was a significant amount of money sent by a wealthy entrepreneur in England.

The holy order of God’s kingdom to believe first and then to see God’s glory is difficult to grasp for many people. Even so, faith is not emotion. Even when we do not see (or cannot see) anything, we must learn to believe in prayers, pray in belief, and look to God. In spite of no visible signs of healing or the resolution of problems, we ought to trust and depend on Him. On the power of faith, Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them (Mark 11:24).”  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).” Therefore if you have faith to believe until the actual signs manifest through intent prayers, you will most likely experience miracle. Do not try to see and then believe. If you believe, you’ll see.

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