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INCREASE OUR FAITH
THE POWER OF FAITH
Christianity Oasis has provided you with the Power of Faith and Love as well as how to increase our faith and hope. We will look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk. This deLIGHTful study will reveal truth which will bring forth understanding and then inner peace.
THE POWER OF FAITH AND LOVE
INCREASE OUR FAITH AND HOPE
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our absolutely awe inspiring, faith creating and extremely effective ... The Power of Faith and Love trek for truth taking a look into the different ways shared in the Bible to increase our faith and hope and how the power of faith affects you today. The very important and hope building message within will enhance your faith life. Let's look into this together.
What is faith? Faith is something we all wish we had more of.
Even the Apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith:
The Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
Unlike Godís Grace ... Which is FREE.
Faith ... Is something we have to work at to make perfect.
Faith is not something that is effortless. Once obtained, Faith needs to be maintained.
Have you ever noticed that people who read the Bible
regularly are generally stronger in Faith than those who donít? Thatís
because day to day life, and itís trials and tribulations try to
weaken this virtue within us, and reading the Bible strengthens Godís Word
and our Faith within us.
Faith is believing in the unseen.
Faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast
seen me, thou hast believed:
blessed are they that have not seen,
and yet have believed.
BUT ... IS FAITH IN JESUS ENOUGH?
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.
Jesus answered and said unto them,
This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.
And Jesus answering saith unto them,
Have Faith in God.
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.
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of
whosoever believeth on Him shall not be
But as many as received Him, to them
gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that
believe on His name.
He that believeth on the Son hath
everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
being justified by Faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by Faith into this Grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
1 John 3:23
And this is His commandment, That
we should believe on the name of His
Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as He gave us commandment.
1 John 5:10-13
He that believeth on the Son of God
hath the witness in himself: he
that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth not
the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that
hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not
life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that
ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
So, We see that the power of faith and Love is truly essential in our Christian walk but how to increase our faith and hope is the question in the mind and heart of most because without faith, we cannot receive
the promise. Did you know that the Grace of God, that we cherish
above all blessings, is only given to us through our Faith in Jesus
Because the Old Testament ... The Old Covenant with the
Old Promises were attained by following the law. Sins were
forgiven through sacrifice and offering. But mankind had done so
much bad, that all the sacrificing in the world would not cleanse
away the sin. So God replaced the Old Covenant (Old Testament) with
the New Covenant (New Testament) and the new promise is this ...
Jesus is the sacrifice. Believing in Jesus, cleanses away our sins, which is what Grace is all about. The new law IS
Behold, the days come, saith the
I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and
with the house of Judah:
Not according to the covenant that I made
with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring
them out of the land of Egypt;
which my covenant they brake,
although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
But this shall be the
covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD,
I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it
in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his
brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the
least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will
forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Wait a minute!
It says, plain as day, that the Lord was speaking to
the house of Israel.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, but have Faith ... Read on!
For ye are all the children of
God by Faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized
into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are
all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's
seed, and heirs according to the promise.
And again that we as Christians were
grafted into the Israel family tree.
I say then, Hath God cast away His
people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of
Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away His people
which He foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how
he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have
killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left
alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto
him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed
the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also
there is a remnant according to the election of Grace. And if by
Grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise Grace is no more Grace.
But if it be of works, then it is no more Grace: otherwise work is no
more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh
for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of
slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not
hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a
snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their
back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God
forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the
Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be
the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the
Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles,
inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh,
and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but
life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also
holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the
branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert
grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness
of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast,
thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The
branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of
unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not
highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take
heed lest He also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and
severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee,
goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt
be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall
be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou
wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert
grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall
these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive
tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness
in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be
Time for the power of faith and Love field trip ... Paul explains that we are now
spiritually part of the Promise God made to His Children, cuz we are
ALL His children.
His promise was echoed by Paul who was
sent to teach the Gospel
to the Gentiles (Anyone other than a Jewish person) ...
For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and
with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made
with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead
them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my
covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the
covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,
saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in
their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a
people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from
the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their
unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember
For Christ is the end of the law for
righteousness to everyone that believeth.
INCREASE OUR FAITH AND HOPE CONCERN
THE POWER OF FAITH AND LOVE WARNING
If you donít believe that Christ was
raised from the dead, your Faith is in vain, and you are still in your
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.
Believing in Jesus Christ and that He suffered and
died for our sins, and rose again to life eternal, is the only way to
receive Godís Grace.
WHERE DOES OUR FAITH COME FROM?
Faith is a gift from the Holy Spirit.
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;
is a fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Faith comes from hearing and understanding.
So then faith cometh by
hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
When you receive the Holy Spirit, it
happens by the hearing (understanding) of Faith.
This only would I learn of
you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the
hearing of faith?
All believers will receive the
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him
should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because
that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
If youíve ever wondered if youíve ever really
encountered the Holy Spirit, your Faith is the evidence of it.
THE ESSENCE OF FAITH
Now Faith is the substance of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Nobody has ever seen God, but we have Faith in Him.
And the Father Himself, which
hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard His
voice at any time, nor seen His shape.
None of us today has ever seen Jesus either, but our
Faith in Him lives. We must choose to increase our faith and hope in order to intensify the power of faith and love within us.
1 Peter 1:7-9
That the trial of your Faith,
being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be
tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,
though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy
unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your Faith, even
the salvation of your souls.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast
seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen,
and yet have believed.
Faith is one of those indescribable
things that we have inside of us. At times we feel it more than other
times, but when our Faith is strongest, is when we feel the best. Just
look at all the advantages your Faith gives you. No wonder it makes
you feel wonderful.
With Faith, you can move mountains.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye
have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is
done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ASK IN
PRAYER, BELIEVING, ye shall receive.
All things are possible to him that
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are
possible to him that believeth.
Faith purifies the heart.
And put no
difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Faith sanctifies you.
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.
INCREASE OUR FAITH PROMISE
POWER OF FAITH IS BELIEF IN JESUS
We are justified by
Knowing that a man is not
justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus
Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be
justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the
law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Faith is counted for righteousness.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through
the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
Faith is the Christian's shield against the enemy of
our soul. Therefore, it is wise to increase our faith and hope to further ignite the flame of the power of faith and love.
Above all, taking
the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked.
By Faith and patience you inherit the promises.
That ye be not
slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience
inherit the promises.
Our Faith overcomes the world.
1 John 5:5
Who is he that overcometh
the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
Why is something as wonderful as Faith something we
have to fight for? Because the footsteps of the world tend to follow
after the devil instead of Jesus. The devilís army which carry all
these weapons; evil, wickedness, trial, tribulation, temptation, and
all other forms of unrighteousness are unrelenting, always ready and
waiting to attack and defeat the Faith of the Christian soldiers. The
evil one is so clever that he even uses science to try and dissuade
the Faithful, and has been using this trick since back in the Apostle
O Timothy, keep that which is
committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and
oppositions of science falsely so called: which some professing have
erred concerning the Faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
So, when you hear ridiculous things like the big
bang theory, evolution, and the like, which are the devilís ways of
trying to shake your Faith through science, donít believe them. What
if they can prove these theories? Faith needs no proof, or it wouldnít
be Faith. If something can be proven, there is no need to have Faith
That your Faith should not stand in the
wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
For ye see your calling, brethren,
how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many
noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world
to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world
to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world,
and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which
are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should
glory in His presence. But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God
is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and
redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let
him glory in the Lord.
So how do you ...
Defend your Faith?
us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of Faith
and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
INCREASE OUR FAITH SHIELD
POWER OF FAITH SWORD
You have other weapons that God provides to fight
the good fight of Faith, too.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we
wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you
the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above
all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always
with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
Keep in mind that the testing of your Faith is to be
expected as followers of Jesus. He was tempted, so will we be.
There hath no temptation taken
you but such as is common to man: but God is Faithful, who will not
suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the
temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries:
which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of
salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of
Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake;
Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into
divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your Faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may
be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let
him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith, nothing wavering.
For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind
1 Peter 1:6-7
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a
season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
That the trial of your Faith, being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto
praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Now we all experience trials and tribulations and we
WILL fall down. But all past saints are just the sinners which fell
down and got up! So we get up. Check out this awesome study:
LAW AND WORKS
Whatís the difference? Let me show you. You didnít
win the ďCitizen of the YearĒ award because you didnít cuss, get any
traffic tickets, steal anything from anyone, murder anybody, or
werenít unfaithful to your spouse. You won the award because you were
kind to strangers, you helped the widowed and the fatherless, you were
generous and compassionate to the poor, you volunteered for good
causes, and because you were selfless, and considerate and righteous.
In other words, you didnít win because of all the
bad things you didnít do (law), but because of all the good things you
did do (works). And the works are to increase our Faith and Hope as to enhance the Power of Faith and Love.
THE GRACE AWARD
Iíve got a great surprise for you. You donít win
Godís Grace by following the law OR by your works, but by Faith!
The example of law and works that you read above was a worldly
example ... letís look at this spiritually now.
God said He would put His law in our hearts.
of our Faith we want to follow His law out of love, not
fear of punishment. So we choose to increase our Faith and Hope as to enhance the Power of Faith and Love.
Do we then make void the law through Faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
JUST TO MAKE THIS PERFECTLY CLEAR ...
HERE IS THE CHAIN OF EVENTS ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD
You hear TRUTH of Jesus and Grace
You BELIEVE and FAITH is established
You repent for wrongdoing
You receive Godís Grace
You receive the Holy Spirit
God puts His law in your heart
You want to obey His Will ...
You begin to do good works out of LOVE not fear
You fall down, you get up
You maintain FAITH until the end
YOU RECEIVE THE PROMISE
So, without Faith, Godís law would not be written in
your heart, you wouldnít care about obeying His law, you wouldnít
repent for wrongdoing, and you would receive no Grace. Without Faith,
none of the others can be accomplished, because one will not happen,
unless the ones above it happen first.
Therefore we conclude that a man
is justified by Faith without the deeds of the law.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which
followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even
the righteousness which is of Faith. But Israel, which followed after
the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of
righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by Faith, but as
it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling
stone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and
rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
Christ is become
of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye
are fallen from Grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of
righteousness by Faith.
And by Him all that believe are justified from
all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of
Is the law then against the promises of God? God
forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life,
verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture
hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by Faith of Jesus
Christ might be given to them that believe. But before Faith came, we
were kept under the law, shut up unto the Faith which should
afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to
bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by Faith. But after
that Faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are
all the children of God by Faith in Christ Jesus.
Remember ... We must increase our faith and hope to enhance the Power of Faith and Love. If you do good works because you feel like you need
ďpointsĒ to obtain Godís Grace, what youíre really saying is that God
owes you something for your works. That last sentence should
trouble you. Yes, sometimes itís hard to accept that weeeeeee canít
take the credit for the Grace that God gives us freely, and that we
did nothing to earn it, but thatís exactly what makes it Grace,
otherwise it would just be debt. Sounds more like a bill that needs to
be paid, instead of a gift that is given out of love deeper than we
could ever imagine. Just remember, when we try and do things on our
own, without God, we always fall. Itís when we put it all in His hands
and rely on HIS will, that things always turn out the best.
Now to Him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of
Grace, but of debt.
to Him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the
ungodly, his Faith is counted for righteousness.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great
love wherewith He loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by Grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and
made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the
ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His Grace in His
kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by Grace are ye saved through Faith; and
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any
man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
Let me remind you again, that Grace takes no work on your
part, but Faith does. We must choose to increase our faith and hope to enhance the power of faith and love.
This is a Faithful saying, and these things I
will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God
might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and
profitable unto men.
INCREASE OUR FAITH WITH FAITH
POWER OF FAITH PREVAILS
Notice that in these scriptures, none of them say:
The just shall live by law,
The just shall live by works,
The just shall live by Faith.
his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just
shall live by his Faith.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from Faith to Faith:
as it is written, The just shall live by Faith.
Now the just shall live by Faith: but if any man draw back,
my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
an awesome miracle when He fed 5000 men with no more than 5 loaves of
bread and 2 fish.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved
with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when
it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a
desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away,
that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to
eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and
two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded
the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five
loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to Heaven, he
blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and
the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were
filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve
baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand
men, beside women and children.
Now not long
after this, the Apostles found themselves in the very same situation
and guess what ... They seemed to FORGET about the feeding of the 5000
And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that
were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them
down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the
multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed
to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they
glorified the God of Israel. Then Jesus called his disciples
unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because
they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat:
and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the
way. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so
much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they
said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the
multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven
loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave
to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they
did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken
meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat
were four thousand men, beside women and children.
It seems clear that the Apostles FORGOT what Jesus
had done. But guess what ... They do it AGAIN. Even Jesus has to
remind them of the miracles they SAW with their eyes. Then they asked to increase our faith.
they had forgotten to take
bread. Then Jesus said
unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees
and of the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves,
It is because we have taken no
bread. Which when Jesus
perceived, he said unto them,
O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves,
because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand,
neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how
many baskets ye took up?
Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many
baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Then understood they how
that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the
doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
And when his disciples were come to the other side,
And yet AGAIN ...
They FORGOT about the Miracles when another tragedy fell upon them. (Remember ... We must increase our faith and hope and actually seek to enhance the power of faith and love.)
For they considered not the
miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea,
and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for
the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of
the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would
have passed by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea,
they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: For they all
saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them,
and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and
they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and
This brings these words to mind and heart ...
Lord, I believe; help thou mine
LORD PLEASE INCREASE OUR FAITH AND HOPE
THE POWER OF FAITH AND LOVE CAN CAUSE MIRACLES
There are times when we all question whether our
Faith is deep enough. Thatís because weíre all in the middle of a
battle called Spiritual Warfare. Whatís happening is the devil is
trying to win our souls away from God.
1 Peter 5:8-11
Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he
may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the Faith, knowing that the same
afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
But the God of all Grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by
Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To
Him be glory and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to
them that are lost: In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded
the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Always remember, we all sin ... Everybody. That doesnít mean youíve lost
Faith. It means youíre a member of the human race.
Therefore to him
that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
You must know youíre sinning, to sin.
And thatís why God gives us His Grace. Iíve got a
few scriptures that should help you.
Things done ignorantly in unbelief are forgiven by Godís Grace. We all fall down. Then, we are to get up and continue to increase our faith and hope to enhance the power of faith and love over and over again to obtain and maintain Faith.
And I thank
Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that He counted me
Faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer,
and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did
it ignorantly in unbelief. And the Grace of our Lord was exceeding
abundant with Faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
God has considered everyone in unbelief, so He can
have mercy on all.
For I would not,
brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should
be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to
Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all
Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion
the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is
my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but
as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's
sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now
obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also
now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain
mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He
might have mercy upon all.
Jesus remains hopeful that unbelievers will have a
change of heart, because His Faith is perfect.
If we believe not, yet He abideth Faithful: He
cannot deny Himself.
OTHER FAITH FACTS
Watch ye, stand fast in the Faith, quit
you (be brave) like men, be strong.
And though I have
the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;
and though I have all Faith, so that I could remove mountains,
and have not charity, I am nothing.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the
Faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how
that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
2 Peter 1:5-7
And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your Faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to
knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience
godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly
COME OUT, COME OUT
WHEREVER YOU ARE!
When you were a child, you possessed this awesome
gift known as ... Faith. Itís yours. It canít leave you. Nobody can take
it. It can however be hidden deep within ... By you ... Due to doubt,
fear, pain, worldly ways and past experiences. Jesus said:
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,
and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you reach within and bring forth the CHILDLIKE Faith that IS inside of you! We need to pray to increase our faith and hope as to enLIGHTen the power of faith and love within us.
Your Faith comes from understanding, and your
understanding comes from the Holy Spirit and in order to strengthen our Faith, it stands to
reason that we should strengthen our relationship with the Holy
Spirit. The more you allow the Holy Spirit to work within you, the
more Faith you will have. Never allow the winds of mediocrity to extinguish the flames of faith within. Always remember to increase our faith and hope we need to feed the power of faith and love with action.
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