FAITH - HOW IT WORKS
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
2Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 2Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 2Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Who has faith? All born again believers have faith. We acted on that faith when Jesus saved each of us. We walked in faith when we were baptized. We professed our faith, and by grace were we saved. God's very own Holy Spirit came to live inside each of us. It is He who guides us, who helps us, who gives us strength, who comforts us, and who delivers unto us all truth. God teaches us all things through His Holy Spirit which lives inside each of His children. He is our helper yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Walk in your faith my brothers.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Brothers, God has delivered us from this world, we remain in this world until He removes each of us, but we are not like the unbelieving world, and we are not to act or walk as they do. Not by sight as they walk, but rather by faith, are we Gods children to walk. Do you know that Jesus said, 'I can do nothing that I do not see my Father do, and I can not say anything that I do not hear my Father say.
My friends we are now the body of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. He is the head, and we are His body. It is not by our might that we can have what we speak. But, it is by God the Father, and Jesus the head of His body, which is the Church, who can through our faith, speak, believe, and receive all things from Jesus and the Father.
John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
We are overcomers of this world. By our faith have we overcome this world, because we believe that Jesus is the Son of God!
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Brothers, do you see that we have not only overcome this world, but we also have a renewed mind, and body. I am speaking here of our spirit mind. Just as we have a fleshly body and mind. We also have a spirit mind and body. It is our spirit created by God the Father which communicates with Gods Holy Spirit which lives inside each of His born again children. By reading, and meditating on Gods Holy Word we renew not only our spirit mind, but also our fleshly mind. Then by this renewing can we always walk by faith, and not by sight.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Brothers, walk through this life with your faith as a shield, in that the wicked can have no affect on your walk. For we heard the gospel preached, we believed the gospel, and now we walk in the truth of Gods word. In faith, and not by sight as the world walks. We do not have to see what we hope for, but rather we speak it and go about doing our work Knowing that Gods Word is true. His world tells us that He will never leave nor forsake us, and that his eyes shall always be upon us His children. Praise God my brothers!
This is how faith works!
God Bless you my brothers,
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