To continue with the last article; Believers have made faith a condition of the mind, when it is a divinely imparted by the grace of God. Believers can only receive faith as God gives it. No one can manufacture faith, nor work it up. One can believe a promise, and at the same time not have the faith to appropriate it. Genuine, Scriptural faith is not in one’s ability to “count it done,” but is the deep consciousness divinely imparted to the heart men that can “count it done.”
According to William Tyndale faith is a thing wrought in believers by the Holy Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23, faith is a fruit of the Spirit. In the context of this scripture the fruit of the Sprit is best described as the Holy Spirit effecting a profitable change in the yielded believer. Every fruit mentioned here is an attribute of God. Although some people may manifest some of these fruits to a lesser degree, believers can in no way develop any of these attributes to their fullest. Each one is imparted to believers who yield themselves to God’s Holy Spirit.
How does faith start? God, by His Holy Spirit, first in-births faith in those who are believing on Jesus Christ or being saved. This is seen in Romans 10:9, “Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.” The word “believe” is translated from the Greek word “pisteōú.” This is a compound word formed from the Greek words pístis, meaning faith and peíthō, meaning to persuade or be persuaded, thus to believe. Believe can be used in human form when people are persuaded of something, which would be human believing. It can be described in this manner. Although one may never see the president, yet every American believes (human persuasion) he is in the White House. On the other hand, the sacred significance of being persuaded by the Lord through His word (work of the Holy Spirit), it becomes faith-believing. Every person therefore has the ability to believe (human persuasion) that there was a Christ, but the power to believe on Jesus Christ comes from hearing the Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). This is best described as Holy Spirit persuasion (John 16:8) and human believing.
As soon as one is persuaded from God’s Holy Spirit anointed Word they move into faith-believing as God in-births faith in them at that moment. Therefore, Romans 10:17 “Faith (faith-believing) comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (or best translated word concerning Christ). This is where every believer starts their walk of faith. For at the moment of faith-believing God imparts to them a standard measure of faith.