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and the subject of faith, the revelation that requires a response, is not clearly
               stated. Instead, it is inferred. Following is an example.

               Luke 17:19
               And He said to him, "Rise, and go your way; your faith has made you well."

               In this passage Yahshua tells the leper that his faith has made him whole. Was
               it some mysterious power inherent in this man called faith that healed him?
               We know that it was the power of God that healed him. What then was the
               revelation that was given to this man and what was the trusting response that
               was required of him? To find the answer we must look at some preceding

               Luke 17:12-14
               And as He entered a certain village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance
               met Him; and they raised their voices, saying, "Yahshua, Master, have mercy
               on us!" And when He saw them, He said to them, "Go and show yourselves to
               the priests." And it came about that as they were going, they were cleansed.

               Here we see that there were ten leprous men who approached Yahshua for
               healing. Yahshua revealed that He would have mercy on them and heal them
               if they would go and present themselves to the priests. According to Levitical
               law, in order for a man who had been unclean to be made clean and enter back
               into society he had to be examined by the priests and declared to be disease
               free. As the lepers left Yahshua they were still leprous. They had to believe that
               by the time they arrived before the priests that they would be cleansed. Their
               trusting obedience to the word of Christ led to them being cleansed. Let us
               look at another example.

               Acts 27:23-25
               Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me
               and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God
               has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.' So keep up your
               courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.

               Here Paul makes the statement that he has faith in God. Again is this some
               mysterious principle or force that allows the miraculous to happen? Paul’s
               faith in God actually has a very specific basis. An angel of God appeared to him
               and gave him a word of revelation. Paul’s faith is not some general belief in
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