Faith is one of the most important thing which all Christian believers should have. You maybe a Christian but you don’t know much about faith. Faith Christian center……
This article will make you understand the following:
- What is faith
- Types of faithfulness
- How to be a faithful Christian
- Benefits of faithfulness to God
What is faith
Biblical faith is trusting in something you cannot explicitly prove. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) says “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
This definition of faith consist of two aspect which is intellectual assent and trust.
Intellectual assent: Believing something to be true. Example – Recognizing the chair is a chair and agreeing that it is designed to support a person who sits on it.
Trust: Actually relying on the fact that something is true. Example – Sitting on the chair.
Understanding this two aspect of faith crucial. Many people believe the fact about Jesus Christ, many people will intellectually agree with the fact that the Bible declares about Jesus. But knowing those fact to be true now what the Bible means by faith.
Biblical faith requires intellectual assent to the facts and trust in the facts. Biblical faith is also accompanied by repentance.
Types of faithfulness
The following are the explanation and the 6 types of faithfulness
- Daily Faith
- Doctrine Faith
- Justifying faith
- Indwelling faith
- Saving Faith
Daily Faith: Something that happens every day is something that happens every day. Daily faith is the belief that God meets your needs on a daily basis, even when it is not obvious.
Let consider the Bible account of Matthew 6:11 (KJV), ” Give us this day our daily bread”
In that Bible verse God promise to God to provide for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if you have daily faith. That is awesome.
Doctrinal Faith: theology, doctrine refers to the theoretical component of religious experience. It denotes the process of conceptualizing a religious community’s primal—often experiential or intuitive—insights of faith in support of rationally understood belief.
People who believe in the scripture (Bible) have doctrinal faith. When your faith is not growing, read the Bible to be encouraged by the people who imitated Jesus Christ example and have faith in him, such as Moses, Abraham, Paul, David, Job and many others.
Justifying Faith: Justifying faith is the conviction that God has forgiven and cleansed you as if you had never sinned. According to the Bible account 1 John 1:9 (KJV) “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
That Bible verse states that if you confess your sins, God will be just and faithful to forgive your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
Indwelling faith: Indwelling faith is the practice of being aware of God’s presence at all times. It is having communion with God and believing that He is always present with you. There is a man named David who have this type of faith.
Let read about David in the Bible account of Psalm 23:4 (KJV), ” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
The Bible verse strengthen us because we have seen that God is with you even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
Saving Faith: Saving faith is the kind of faith that comes from believing and confessing that Jesus died and that God raised Him from the dead
Let confirm that in the Bible account of Romans 10:9-10 (KJV), “9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Once you’ve admitted that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that God raised Him from the dead, the Holy Spirit will then reside in you and enable you to exercise saving faith.
Longsuffering: It means to bear for a long time. This is evident when dealing with difficult people and situations.
Trying to withstand with all circumstances that comes our way shows that e have faith with God. What does the Bible say about this?
Let see the account of 2 Corinthians 6:3-6 (KJV), ” 3. Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,”
The Bible verses let us know what we are to do if we undergo any trials in our life, doing so will help our faith not to be weaken.
How to be a faithful Christian
Faithfulness stems from a foundation of trust and loyalty. It is critical for a Christian to be faithful to God. It is one thing to believe in Him, but it is quite another to be faithful to Him. If you are faithful to God it means you are a faithful Christian.
The following are the 3 major things you should do to be a faithful Christian:
- In obedience to God, love your neighbors.
- Obey what God said in His Scripture
- Do what is right all the time
In obedience to God, love your neighbors: Remember what the Bible says in Matthew 25:40 (KJV), ” And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
That Bible verse let us know that God is watching over our lives and seeing how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as those who are not yet in the flock. He witnesses all of our actions, and because.
Another Bible verse that will still help us is the account of John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This Bible verse let us know that it matters to Him that we love our neighbors too.
Obey what God said in His Scripture: If you love Him, you should do what He says, according to the Lord Jesus in the Bible account of John 14:15 (KJV), “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Loving God solely with our mouths is equivalent to saying your wedding vows today and then divorcing or separating from your childhood spouse the next morning – it carries no weight.
You must demonstrate your love for Jesus by obeying His commands, which He defines as light as stated in Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV).”28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Do what is right all the time: The account of Matthew 10:22-33 (KJV), “22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
24. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
25. Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
31. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 32 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Even if it is painful, always choose to do what is right and pleasing to God. When faced with a decision, choose the one that is not sinful and pleasing to God, even if it means being mocked and mocked.
Remember that the Lord Jesus was persecuted, so we should be prepared and willing to face some as well.
Benefits of faithfulness to God
The following are the 15 powerful benefit we will get from God if we are faithful to him.
- God promises his faithful.
- God blesses his faithful.
- God guides his faithful.
- A peace beyond my understanding.
- Chronic happiness.
- An uncontrollable sense of pride.
- A strong confidence.
- Love that feels like a fairy tale.
- God strengthens his faithful.
- A secure woman by my side.
- A drama-free love life.
- An incomparable sex life.
- A real connection with one human being.
- Unexplainable and uncontainable success
- God preserves, protects & guards his faithful.
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