- For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9
Not all believers have the gift of faith. The gift of faith is a supernatural ability to trust in God’s power and promises. Peter and John demonstrated the gift of faith in Acts 3. Upon seeing a lame man, Peter and John commanded him in the Name of Jesus to stand and walk.
- And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple. […] But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, Look at us! […] In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk! - Acts 3:2, 4, 6
Certainly they had the gift of healing. However, they demonstrated the gift of faith. Jesus had promised that the Apostles would perform greater miracles than those He performed.
- Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. - John 14:12-13
That John and Peter commanded the lame man to walk in the name of Jesus demonstrates the gift of faith. They had a supernatural ability to trust in Jesus’ power and promises.