Faith

by admin ~ March 2nd, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

The two words, “by faith,” or three, “by the faith,” are found 40 times in the Bible.  “Through faith” or “through the faith” are found another 17 times.  Sometimes the same truth is expressed with the verb form, “believe,” “believed,” “believest,” “believeth,” and “believing.”  Those are found over 300 times.  11 times, we read, “thy faith,” one example being, “thy faith hath made thee whole” (Matthew 9:22). 9 times are parts of sentences with the words, “faith is.”  In none of these above categories is 1 John 5:4, where John writes, “this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”  In Acts 5:14, saved people, Christians, are called the term, “believers.”  What fulfills someone in this life and brings eternal life, the blessings of God now and through all eternity, are received, accessed, experienced, or acquired by faith.  Faith is God’s threshold through we receive what God wants for us.  It isn’t discovery, learning, research, development, or progress.  God has revealed enough to everyone so that they might know, and now they need to believe.  Faith is what pleases Him.  This is just how God has designed it.  He hasn’t made it a different way than faith.  By faith comes His grace, and His grace is sufficient for everything.

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