FAITH IS A GIFT OF GOD….

Faith is a gift of God. “According as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).
> Without faith we cannot please God. “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” (Hebrews 11:6).”For whatsoever is not of faith is sin”
 (Romans 14:23).
> The just shall live by faith. “For therein [in the Gospel] is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith”
 (Romans 1:17).
> We are made righteous by faith, not by keeping the Law. “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe”
 (Romans 3:22). “And be found in him [Jesus], not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:9).
> We are justified (declared righteous) by faith, not by works. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ …
 for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Galatians 2:16).
>We are sanctified (made holy) by faith. “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”
 (Acts 26:18).
> We become the children of God by faith. “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus”
 (Galatians 3:26).

> Faith is a need for us to gain eternal life from God, to have peace we desire in our heart. Because it is through faith we can be fulfilled.

Our relationship with God.

The faith we have in life for God is a relationship, because faith determines the relationship between us and God. Faith we had in God it tells how close we are to God. Our relationship with God is built on the sacrifice of Christ Jesus and our acceptance of that sacrifice through obedience Faith.

That faith trust’s that GOD not only exists, but that He also Godly cares about us. And our desire to know Him, His Holy Spirit teaches us the plan of God of us. Not to start new one, but only of God. Everytime we allow peace and love to rule in our heart. He eagerly and longs to bless those who seek Him with all their heart.

But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God. Must believe that He is God.images-48

LIVING FAITH can’t be Separated from OBEDIENCE

Here Paul also points out that there is more to the equation of justification than just faith in (ref, Rom 2*13).” For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of law shall be justified” and (ref, James 2*20-24) ” Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness”

These two screptures shows that living faith cannot be separated from obedience or from works. Faith and works go together, where there is living faith, there will always br works, and if good works are produced. There is a living faith, what we deeply and truely believe something, our works or what we do in life, will alway point to what you believe. “For as man thinks in his heart, so is he”(ref, Prov 23*7). A man lives and acts according to what his core is.

James says that a person’s faith is perfected or completed by the kind of works that the faith produces. He shows that it is the kind of faith that Abraham had that made the real difference and brought about justification. Justification is entirely an act on God’s part, but the kind of faith that brings about justification is the same kind that also brings about good works. It is not our works that saves us, but only those who are”working” in the right way will be saved because their works will be indicative of what they truly believe in. Living faith, which James talks about, cannot be separated from works.

JUSTIFICATION is by FAITH

But like (ref, Gal 2*16). This set a paradox, because faith it is not a stand alone, because it has to have works for it to be alive and work. Paul isi clear to show that we are also justified ( cleared of guilt,  we have our sin wiped away from us by Blood of Jesus Christ our justifier by faith, what God did for Abraham. He will also do for us. Then Paul conclude by reminding us that justification is by Faith.

Back to (ref, Gal 2*16).” But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the alter? Do you see that faith was at work together with his works, and by warks faith was made perfect? And the scripture was fullfilled which says, ” Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.(ref, James 2*20-24).

Abraham was justified because he believed. He was legally righteous before God because of his faith. Paul teaches that justification is by faith and not by works, he doesn’t mention here is that Abraham’s justification(rrf, Gen 15*6) occured 14 years before Abraham was circumcised. Abraham was justified by faith. The”work” of circumcisiondid not come for another 14 yrars! The circumsion did not justify him no, faith did.