Faith in Jehovah God is the cornerstone for those who seek to grow in the Spirit. However, this wicked world sees the multitudes seeking the little faith of man and money. Who will you call upon? Who will you place your trust in? We (FreedomJournal) place our Faith and Trust in the Creator who can move a mountain with a breath of the mighty wind. The Creator that can raise a rain storm that pours rivers of rain upon the earth. We see great Faith in the Power that brings the snow of Winter, the colorful leaves in the Fall, the birds and flowers that bloom in Spring and the hot and cool of Summer sunshine.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton a willing slave of Jehovah God and a servant of the people writing for the FreedomJournal July 13, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 32: WHAT IS FAITH?
the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Faith is an active part in the life of
a Christian. Faith is also an integral part in the healing process. Webster
defines faith as trust, a belief without proof. It is also described as the
substances and basis or foundation which something rests.
Meanwhile the Bible tells us that
faith is more than belief. To believe something usually takes in account
certain facts. However, faith is obedience to God and living out the word.
In the Old Testament the word faith appears only twice.
Deuteronomy 32:20. "And he said,
I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are
a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith."
In the Book of Habakkuk we find the
second use of the word faith. Here we see the prophet Habakkuk standing at the
Habakkuk 2:4. "Behold, his soul
which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his
This passage of scripture has been a
great inspiration for Christians. The just (the righteous) live because of
their faith and trust in Almighty God. Often Christians live through difficult
times (the storms of life) without knowing the end results. Therefore the
Christians faith will sustain them as they trust God who is the Director of all
things to His purpose.
Meanwhile as we continue to note
faith in the Old Testament, we find (Old Testament) not so much a doctrine of
faith as examples of it. The foundation was the revelation that God made to
Moses, regarding the Covenant.
However, one of the greatest testimonies of faith in the Bible is found in the Book of Job. If we always know why we suffer, our faith will have no room to grow. The sources of suffering are:
2. Other's sin.
3. Avoidable physical or natural disasters.
4. Unavoidable physical and natural
The Book of Job is a critical
statement toward understanding the healing power of Almighty God. Thus when
those that believe and have faith and who desire and need healing Job is a
Job 1:1. "There was a man in the
Job lost all that he had through no
fault of his own. Job did not know why he suffered. However it is revealed that
he was not to know the reasons. Thus as Job (all believers) faced the trails of
life without the answers our faith fully develops.
As we continue to study and mediate
on the scripture passages in the Book of Job regarding faith we learn a great
lesson. Often the good will suffer while the evil seem to go unpunished.
However in Job's life we see that faith in God is justified even when life
seems to be hopeless. Thus faith that is based on rewards and prosperity or
un-fulfilling and lacking. Faith that is solid is based on the confidence that
the will of God will come to pass.
As we move to the New Testament, we
see the greatest explanations and meaning of faith. While faith and belief are
rarely used in the Old Testament, it is used almost 500 times in the New
Hebrews 11:1. "Faith is the
substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hope by itself will not do it. Faith
is not hope; hope plays a part in faith. Substance and evidence notes faith
which is believing. Furthermore Christianity is not usually logical. Common
sense contradicts the miracles in the Bible.
Again we note that faith plays an
integral part in healing. Although there has been a great emphasis on the denominational
teaching of faith, faith alone will not save you. For example faith alone will
not save you from a poisonous snake. Meanwhile, we should be aware of the
importance of belief and faith. We cannot be saved by faith, nor can we be
saved without it. Although faith alone will not save you, unbelief by itself
will render you lost.
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