Summary: God wants us to live by faith everyday because he himself is a faithful God. From the beginning of his word to the end it's all about having faith in him as our God. He loves us that much he wants us to have faith in him.
"The just shall live by faith."
Who are the just?
The just are those that have accepted the gift of Salvation - John 3:16
The just are those who walk in obedience to the word of God - Luke 11:28
The just are those that bear fruits - John 15:4-5
Living a Christian life is a life of faith. Everything we do as children of God is done by faith
What is Faith?
Faith is choosing to believe what God has said
Faith is trusting in God in all circumstances of life
We therefore choose to believe that all what God as spoken to us all will come to manifestation in our lives. God said to us in the book of Romans 12:3 "As God has dealt to each one a measure of faith." Another translation puts it this way, "God as given us a measure of faith." God has given us a measure of faith and with the of the Holy Spirit it can be increased.
Everyone's faith is not the same but God wants us to all have great faith. there are so many things that our faith will do.
Faith will open doors
Faith will stop the enemy in his tracks
Faith will move mountains
Faith will heal the sick
Faith will break down barriers
The just shall live by faith
God looks down from his throne room and blesses those that walk by faith. When Jesus was here on earth, he blessed those who had faith, there are so many examples in his word, starting from:
"Then behold they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven you."
"Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you."
"Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour."
There are different levels of faith. There is No Faith,Little Faith, Weak Faith, Great Faith and Strong Faith.
But he said to them. "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, " O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves because you have brought no bread?"
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead ( since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb."
Then Jesus answered and said to her, " O woman, great is your faith."
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God."
The Lord wants us all to receive all he has promised us in his word. The book of Hebrews chapter 11 verse 6 says this about faith. " But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and He is a re warder of those who diligently seek Him. Therefore in the absence of faith nothing can be achieved.
Faith pleases God.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says this
For we walk by faith and not by sight.
Faith is the opposite of fear
Faith leans on God
Faith will shut the loins mouth