of Faith can believe what is not stated in the Bible. To illustrate: Moses was enabled by a gift of faith to believe that the Red Sea would part asunder, and Joshua to believe that the walls of Jericho would fall down. In both cases there was nothing in the Book of Genesis to enable them to believe what He said at the time. So in the New Testament there was nothing in the Old Testament to state (a), that water could be turned into wine; but Our Lord was enabled by the Spirit to believe that this particular water would be turned into wine, and (b), that He could walk across the Lake of Galilee at that particular time. At other times He went by boat, but on this occasion He believed, what Peter failed to believe fully, that the sea would sustain His weight.
The fruit of faith is then the God-given ability through the New Birth to believe all that is in the Bible. The unregenerate find this to be impossible. The Gift of Faith is, however, the God-given ability to believe something which the Spirit has said to you, which is not in the written word; for instance, when Paul believed what the Angel of God said to him about the shipwreck, in spite of the fact that all human hope was gone. As he said, "I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me."
There are then those universal Truths which all Christians are enabled to believe by their own living spirit. To these revealed Truths, there is to be no addition or subtraction. The doctrine of the New Testament was laid down once for all by the Lord and His Apostles and Prophets (Eph. 2:20-3:10; 4:11-16). Our Lord was the Truth, and nothing is to be added to or subtracted from