The Life of Faith
Romans 1:16-17 NKJV 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Hebrews 11:6 NKJV 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
1) It’s impossible to please God without trusting or having faith in Him.
2) It tells us that we must believe.
3) We must believe that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is a vision of things unseen. You can see the unseen. If you have faith to see it, you believe it, you speak it…because you already see it.
John 20:29 NKJV 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Romans 10:17 NKJV 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The Scriptures are faith food. Faith draws God’s presence, fear draws darkness and despair and depression. It immobilizes.
II Thessalonians 1:3 NKJV 3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,
James 2:17 NKJV 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
James 2:26 NKJV 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Barren Non-producing Non-growing Non-developing Some people are waiting around to do something great for God, and they’re missing the opportunity to do something for God.
Matthew 25:23 NKJV 23 His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.’
Do you want to do something great for God? Do something little for God. Be faithful while you’re doing it. Be diligent. Do it with excellence. Undeveloped faith relies on feelings. Strong faith doesn’t let feelings hinder it. What are you believing for? Stretch out your faith. Speak it. Believe it. If it’s in God’s Word, claim it.
Hebrews 11:13 NKJV 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
II Corinthians 13:5 NKJV 5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.