(By Becky Dvorak) The gift of faith is a special kind of faith that is given as the Holy Spirit wills or desires in order for an individual to receive a miracle from God. We’ve all been given a measure of faith to use in our everyday lives (Rom. 12:3), but the gift of faith is an extraordinary, supernatural type of faith. Let’s look at a biblical example. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were given the gift of faith. Though they were thrown into the fiery furnace, they did not burn to death, and they did not even have the smell of smoke on them (Dan. 3). It took a divine gift of the Holy Spirit,

a gift of supernatural and extraordinary faith, to overcome the fear of death and the spirit of death in order to overcome this deadly situation. Even the guards outside of the fiery furnace died instantly from the heat of the flames, but not Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They first put their natural faith in God, and then they turned the situation over to Him. Thus they were given a gift of faith to overcome death. Even those outside the fiery furnace could see from a distance that Jesus Christ was with them. One truth that I pray will resound in my writings is that God honors faith. CONTINUE