Does faith have a frequency? Do miracles happen when we align ourselves with the frequency of faith? What if our prayers are not being answered because we are in tune with the wrong frequencies?
Before you make a determination that I am not a true follower of Jesus because I’m talking about frequencies… hear me out. Many Christians hear the word “frequencies” or “energies” and assume it’s connected to New Age. It’s true that the New Age movement has hijacked these terms, but it doesn’t mean that the concepts are strictly New Age. Yahweh is the source of frequencies, so if we keep that truth front and center, we won’t get out of kilter. Afterall, the frequency of faith could change the way you think, the way you pray, and the way you live.
What if some nuggets of truth were hidden in the rubble of deception but it stinks like a pile of dung? Would you go digging for them? Not many people would. We know that our adversary was not endowed with the ability to create, so often times, he takes truth and spins it to the point that the truth is no longer visible because it’s cloaked in layers of lies. But at the core, truth still remains. It takes a great shaking to expose the lies; deception cannot withstand the shaking, it’s simply too fragile. To uncover truth among piles of deception takes perseverance, discernment, wisdom and tenacity. We can be grateful for those with the fortitude to undertake such endeavors, especially when they distill volumes of information into poignant revelation for us.
One thing I have learned over the years is to eat the meat and spit out the bones. What do I mean? When researching topics that lead down the proverbial rabbit hole, it’s crucial to spit out the bones. There is no shortage of false ideologies and deceptive philosophies and believe me, they aren’t worth digesting. Spit those out fast!
Much of what I read for my research has large portions of material that I have to discard. But then there’s that moment when I find a nugget of truth buried deep among the dung… jackpot!! It’s invigorating!! One or two sentences of truth can make a 300-page book worth the read. I realize not everyone has the patience for this kind of research, I’m a bit of a strange breed. But here’s the thing, there are piles of dung surrounding the concept of frequencies; if we don’t do some digging, we will miss out on the beauty and power of the faith frequency.
Faith Unlocks Miracles
Lately, I’ve been asking the Lord, is there a frequency of faith? And do miracles happen because we align ourselves with the faith frequency? To answer these questions, we need to first look at what scripture says about what happens when we believe.
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Jesus says we need to believe we’ve received what we’ve asked for even before we see the evidence of it. If we are able to do this, then we will receive what we have asked for. In other words, belief is a key ingredient for our prayers to be answered.
This reminds me of Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
One of the Hebrew words for praise is ‘towdah’, it means to offer a sacrifice of thanks in faith for what God is going to do. When we refuse to allow our circumstances to define our reality, but instead, look through eyes of faith to our deliverer, the One who can change our reality in a moment (Psalm 7), we can offer up ‘towdah’. ‘Towdah’ comes out of a heart that believes God for the impossible and gives thanks to Him in anticipation that He will move on our behalf.
The three main culprits that get us out of tune with the frequency of faith are FEAR, DOUBT and WORRY!
Luke 8:50 “Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
In this passage we see that fear can actually block healing. Fear and faith are opposites. If I’m praying for someone to be healed while I’m fearful they won’t be healed, I’m wasting my breath. We need to get fear out of the way, so faith can enter the room.
Smith Wigglesworth, a British healing evangelist from the 19th century, was once asked to pray for a dying woman. He brought two other men with him who were dynamic prayer warriors. When they arrived at the woman’s bedside, Wigglesworth had both men pray first. Their prayers focused on the soon-to-be widower and the motherless children. Wigglesworth thought these were the worst prayers; he couldn’t wait for them to finish. As soon as they ended, Wigglesworth rushed to the woman, dumped a whole bottle of oil on her and saw Jesus just above her bed with a smile. He said “woman, Christ Jesus makes you whole”. The woman got up totally healed. Wigglesworth had to change the atmosphere of unbelief by allowing his faith to evict fear from the room. The problem with the other prayer warriors is that they were looking at the condition of the woman instead of looking at Jesus. Wigglesworth said “You can never pray the prayer of faith as mentioned in James 5:15 if you look at the person who is needing it; there is only one place to look, and that is to Jesus.” (1)
What if I told you that anything is possible for those who believe? Mark 9:23 “‘Jesus said to him [‘You say to Me’] ‘If you can’?’ All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” I learned this lesson my first year of graduate school. I was an obsessive note taker which, unfortunately, resulted in carpel tunnel syndrome. It was so severe that I couldn’t sign my name on a check without intense pain. I had to write my essay exams with my non-dominant hand. In one of my classes, I had a professor notice that I was injured; he asked to pray for me during the break. When he prayed, I was miraculously healed!! I was amazed! The following day as I was getting ready to leave for school, I put the wrist brace in my school bag "just in case". The Holy Spirit stopped me and asked what I was doing. I told him I was bringing my brace just in case I need it. He said “don’t you believe I healed you?” It hit me…I was doubting that my wrist was healed. I quickly took the brace out of my bag and took my midterm exam writing with my dominant hand pain free. I’ve never had a problem since! If I would have continued in the unbelief, I am convinced the carpal tunnel syndrome would have manifested again. I had to align myself with the frequency of faith to maintain my healing.
Faith is the frequency by which God communicates. Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
This is a strong statement - without faith, it is impossible to please God. It makes sense though. In order to communicate with God, we have to believe that He exists. One of my favorite radio stations is 88.3, the jazz station in San Diego. Whenever I’m in San Diego, I search for this station. I can’t hear it if I’m on 88.2 or 88.4, I have to be tuned in to the right frequency. This is what Hebrews 11:6 is telling us; without faith, we can’t have a relationship with the Lord. He communicates through the faith frequency and if we walk in faith, then we can hear Him speaking to us.
Unbelief Hinders Breakthrough
James 1:5-8 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
James does not hold back here. The only way our prayers are answered is if we believe. Those who doubt, won’t receive ANYTHING from the Lord. A double-minded person is someone who vacillates between two different things. It’s like they’re listening to two different radio stations simultaneously. You cannot walk in fear and faith at the same time, they cancel each other out. A sign of double-mindedness is when someone speaks out of both sides of their mouth and their actions contradict themselves.
We must determine to be people of faith at all times and not give in to fear. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” A spirit of fear is not a gift from God, it’s a gift from the enemy and one we should refuse every time! Notice that instead of fear, the Lord gives us a sound mind. Does this mean the Creator designed our brains with the capacity for faith?
Biological Component of Faith
Neurotheology, also known as “spiritual neuroscience” is a growing field of study that focuses on the interplay between the function of the brain and spiritual experiences. Neurotheologians have suggested that the limbic system contains “God neurons”. More specifically, the hypothalamus, the amygdala, and the hippocampus are associated with religious belief as demonstrated by brain imaging of people who practice meditation. (2)
Dr. Dean Hamar, a behavioral geneticist, set out to answer the question of whether we are hardwired to believe in God. In 2004, he discovered that the VMAT-2 gene is responsible, in part, for our capacity to have a spiritual connection with God. (3) Subsequent studies have shown that when this gene is altered, it reduces a person’s ability to make a spiritual connection with God. (4)
Quantum physics serves as a bridge between science and biblical kingdom thinking. Genesis 1:2 “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.” The Hebrew word for ‘hovering’ is râchaph. It means to “shake, flutter or move”. (5) Let that sink in for a moment. The Holy Spirit vibrated over the formless earth, setting the frequency of heaven into the earth realm. Vibration is what holds matter together, so the frequency released by the Holy Spirit through the word (Yeshua), spoken from the mouth of the Father, allowed the particle matter of the universe to take shape.
Thanks to quantum physics, we know that all matter has a frequency. From the account in Genesis, we see that the origins of the frequency that brought matter together was the Godhead working in unison. The words that were spoken at the Creation of all things are still reverberating throughout creation. Luke 21:33 “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.” String theory posits that at the core of all matter is a vibrating string. I would add that this vibrating string represents the words spoken at Creation.
Not only does matter have a frequency but emotions have a frequency. For example, fear is one of the lower frequency emotions, whereas love is one of the higher frequency emotions. Belief and faith also have a frequency. Belief is connected to our emotions. We become passionate about things we believe in.
As image bearers of the Godhead, we are triune beings. We are made up of body, soul, and spirit. When we enter into belief that Yeshua, Jesus, is the Son of the Living God and we verbally declare this, our spirits are born-again which means they are recalibrated to the faith frequency. Unfortunately, it’s easy to become out of alignment. Years ago, I learned to align myself properly by telling my body to submit to my soul, my soul to submit to my spirit, and my spirit to submit to the Holy Spirit. When I walk in proper alignment, I am tuned into the faith frequency.
The Power of Believing
Mark 11:22-24 “And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
When we exude belief, we can move mountains! The placebo effect demonstrates the power of belief. In 2002, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine tested the placebo effect with 3 groups of patients with debilitating knee pain who needed surgery. Two of the groups received a certain type of knee surgery, while the third group received a “fake” surgery (placebo). The results were shocking! The placebo group performed just as well, post-op, as those who received the surgery. The patients in the placebo group came into the hospital relying on a walking cane or crutches, but left the hospital able to walk and shortly thereafter, play basketball. Researchers waited two years before telling the placebo group that they received a fake surgery. (6) This demonstrates that when we believe, anything is possible. The placebo group believed they received a surgery that fixed their knee problems, so even though the surgeon did nothing to correct the issue in their knee, it was as if they had surgery.
The power of our mind is something Jesus understood. In Matthew 8, Jesus contrasts the great faith of the centurion with the little faith of the disciples. The disciples were panic-stricken in the midst of the storm; fear of dying had overcome their thoughts, even though the Son of the living God was in the boat with them. Whereas, the Roman centurion demonstrated great faith because he knew the authority Jesus had. All Jesus had to do is say the word and the centurion’s servant would be healed; Jesus didn’t have to physically be present for the healing to occur.
Matthew 8:8 “The centurion replied, ‘Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go’ and he goes; and that one ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant ‘Do this’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, ‘I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”
Wow! Jesus was actually astonished by this man’s faith. The word ‘astonished’ in the Greek is ‘thaumazō’ which means “to admire, marvel, wonder”.(7) Let’s be people who astonish Jesus with our faith!
Written by Laura Sanger, Ph.D.
Check out my interview with Jenny Mire discussing the Frequency of Faith.
1. Wigglesworth, S. (1999). Healing. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House.
2. Nyske, E. (2020). Limbic system hyperactivity and the phenomena of spiritual awakenings. Confronting the supernatural through the neural networks.
3. Hamar, D. (2004). The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into Our Genes. New York, NY: Doubleday.
4. Redacted Quarterly Fun Vax Review (June 1, 2007). https://www.wanttoknow.info/health/funvax070601.pdf
5. H7363 - rāḥap̄ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon (kjv). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h7363/kjv/wlc/0-1/
6. Lipton, B. (2005). The Biology of Belief. Santa Rosa, CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books.
7. G2296 - thaumazō - Strong's Greek Lexicon (kjv). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g2296/kjv/tr/0-1/