1,2,3 Faith PDF Print E-mail

 

 

God is a faith God. Faith is his nature just as love is his nature. So when we are born again, receive eternal life the nature of God, that nature begets in us faith, and we build our faith by feeding on God's word. His word is the only source of strength for the recreated human spirit; the only source of building faith.

 

Faith cannot be built by abstract reasoning. It is only built by my acting on the word, letting the word live in me as it did in Jesus. By my doing the word, I build faith in my spirit. I become a doer of the word, a practitioner of the word. The bolder the faith, the greater is the success. Faith wins. When faith dies, success folds. We can take it as the slogan of life Matt. 19-26: "But with God all things are possible." Unite with Mk. 9:23: "All things are possible to him that believeth."

(1 Jn. 4:4:) "Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." Who is in you? It is God! Then to the God who is within you, all things are possible. If you give God within you liberty, "All things are possible to him that believeth."

 

The Greek word for "believe" means "a believing one". That is a child of God, a believing one. You and God ar elinked together. We know that every step out of love means sin. We know that every step out of faith means weakness and failure. The word, "believing" is a verb. The word "faith" is a noun. Believing is acting on the word. Faith is the result of this action. Jesus acted on the word of his father. He said "The words that I speak unto you are not mine but my father's." Jn. 14:10.

 

All his works were a result of his words.

Matt. 8:5-13 gives us a record of the Centurion. 8th verse, "But only say the word, and my servant shall be healed." Jesus spoke the word.