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5/21/2017 ~ The Faith


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Darkness rides on the heels of nowhere.
Faith is the essence of what one believes.

... called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, ... ~ Ephesians 4:4-6

It is God that declares what is and what He has devised as
His saving Grace. Man cannot change what God has ordained.


There is One Faith Given by God
  ● One body
  ● One Spirit
  ● One hope of your calling
  ● One Lord
  ● One faith
  ● One baptism
  ● One God and Father of all  
                 → above all
                 → through all
                 → in you all

... run with endurance the race that is set before us, ... ~ Hebrews 12:1

God calls all to cease from sin and lead a life in His ways of
righteousness. This is not condemning arrogance rather a humble
noticing. Too many claim to know more than God has proclaimed.
They refuse to look to Him more interested in their own.


... looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ... ~ Hebrews 12:2-3

He has devised it so as to have a most personal relationship in the faith,
and He has constructed it. Faith is an individual connection to what He
has brought in the truth of His righteousness. This endurance comes
from the gut of each who bears with it delivered from above.


... keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. ~ Revelation 14:12

The truth cannot be changed to fit the whims of man.
His truth has been written for each heart to reach out in quest of Him.


... so that your faith and hope are in God. ~ 1st Peter 1:20-21

To really believe in God becomes the greatest thriving force in living.
Each of us carries a cross. We decide to endure or slip into the quick
sands of destruction. Our faith is equally intermingled with the hope we
seek. The Faith requires a belief in a resurrected Jesus and regard
for the power of God to rule over the misgivings of man.


Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:5


To be in The Faith is a question of knowing.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
A serious humble heart cannot deny the truth of a much greater
reality where the earth is just a shadow in a moment left behind.


... But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept
for the faith which would afterward be revealed. ~ Galatians 3:22-23


The law was the prelude to the faith.
Expected obedience, and punishment for subsequent sin forgiven,
is in those faithful to Him and His ways.


But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, ...
~ Romans 3:21-22


It is through faith in Jesus that God has delivered His greatest
righteousness revealed, in the sacrifice of His love. He welcomes those
wise enough to apply the simplest of instructions to live in and under the
goodness found in Him and His creation. All that rise to Him openly know
the truth of this, what He has once delivered to be recognized.


... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified
freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, ...
~ Romans 3:23-24


Grace comes by God and through Jesus.
It is God who has established this, and neither can it be superseded
or replaced by constructions from the fantasies of man. To disregard
His ways is the greatest travesty a soul will ever encounter upon that
equal rejection in an air of superiority to His will. All will be humbled
in that final judgment through the shame of our lacking holiness.


... to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might
be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. ~ Romans 3:25-26


Faith in the life of Jesus is what brings on eternal life in the realizations
of all that is higher. He gave up His life so that we might possess our own.


... were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He
has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, ...
~ Colossians 1:21-22


... continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved
away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, ... ~ Colossians 1:23


Many people despise God and fail to consider why He is and what He
has done. He created us, for good works in Him, Christ, and that makes
one accountable to Him. We did not create ourselves. Sinners with no
regard, other than self, live in a cloud of isolated condemnation, generally
angry and or bitter. To acquire saving grace one must remain in Him and
loyal to achieving a greater stance in obedience to His called for ways.

This does not leave excuse open for discussion as no is no and yes is
yes. The truth of The Faith is unlocked in the gospel (Bible) given to all
mankind. As He is the author of our Faith, He is supremely over all, and
His guiding force Has delivered what is sufficient, not being a God of
confusion, truth has been given to us all. To be unsure or doubt His will
requires a greater humbling in beseeching requests to know His wisdom.


... I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly
for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. ~ Jude 1:3


God wants us to focus wholeheartedly, and
most importantly, to what He is asking of us to remain in His creation.
Time is inconsequential in the higher nature of what He is seeking
from the hearts of the souls that return to Him.


... received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him
and established in the faith, as you have been taught, ... ~ Colossians 2:6-7


The classroom is the heart of all men.
The heart is like a spider web that catches flies putrefying the nobility of
a pure conscience. No one can know the heart of another and it is by the
spirit one answers to being. In the tree of life Jesus supports all truth.
Receiving Him is mandatory, granting entrance to the grace offered
by Him, in His Faith. God will only accept the genuine as
He casts off the superficial. Get real is the call of God.


... stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel, ... ~ Philippians 1:27


It is our conduct that God closely watches, even closer than we see
ourselves. To remain casual about God is to live as a recluse as His call
is for unity, in the truth of one way, in the spirit of truth He has delivered.


Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied ...
and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith. ~ Acts 6:7


As from faith to faith, we edify each other when we adhere to His ways.
His plan of faith comforts all who enter.


... And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith ...
~ Revelation 2:13


Jesus specifically proclaims that it is His faith that He calls us out to be in.
He asks us to remain faithful until that parting moment comes, from the
mortal flesh that confines us. The test is will we come to God or leave
under the duress of living without Him? His design of faith is one of
purpose. Our life is our choice to rise in His light or fall back in loneliness
enhanced by self inflicted darkness, succumbing to the evils of Satanís
temptations, for material gratification, over thankfulness for what simply is.


Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times
some will depart from the faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


To be removed from conscience is the dreadfulness of humanity, or
the lack of it. Stubborn hearts only see self over the greater truth in Him.
There is no disguise to protect the insincere from His coming wrath. The
Faith has been delivered to those that believe in His given truths.


... these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds,
disapproved concerning the faith; ~ 2nd Timothy 3:8


For those that resist the truth create the corruption
by which their own destruction will come.


For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some
have strayed from the faith in their greediness, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:10


Love of anything less than God seeks death over life.
God has made a temporary universe to test His infinite creatures,
be they loyal or rebellious. It is our desires and the direction they take us
that defines each of our destinations, heaven or hell. Greedy hearts are
not contrite hearts. To know The Faith is to repent of that which takes
us away from it, the goodness intended in the freedom of living.
No blessing is greater than God given life.


... if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those
of his household, he has denied the faith ... ~ 1st Timothy 5:8


Many thumb their fist at creation mired in disgust
missing thankfulness in the love of the Creator.


... idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge - by
professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:20-21


Without regarding His word as precious, it reduces to insignificant,
as man and his ways take precedence.


"... Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes,
will He really find faith on the earth?" ~ Luke 18:8


A crying shame that the Bible even asks if the faith will be upon the earth,
as Jesus gazes, near to His coming. Godís return is certain when man
discards all thoughts of Him and His declared ways of decency.


Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. ~ 1st Corinthians 16:13

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
~ 2nd Timothy 4:7


Great satisfaction comes by keeping the faith and
overcoming those temptations that weaken the heart.


... Greet those who love us in the faith. ... ~ Titus 3:15

All who love in pureness cannot deny grace comes by being in Him.

Faith is Godís Invitation to Come
There is one faith
Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith
Saints keep the laws of God and the faith of Jesus
Christís rising is so that your faith & hope are in God
Examine yourself as to whether you are in the faith
Before faith came we were under guard by the law
Godís righteousness is shown through faith in Christ  
Continue in the faith firm in the hope of the gospel
The faith was once for all delivered to the saints
Be established in the faith, as taught, thankfully
Be in one mind striving for the faith of the gospel
Do not deny My faith as some will depart the faith
By resisting the truth one strays from the faith

The Faith comes by the Word of God.
Darkness seals the trap removing all light.


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