Summary: Understanding your faith in God and His promises is extremely important for your salvation and continuation in this life.
Understanding Your Faith. Understanding your faith in God and His promises is extremely important for your salvation and continuation in this life. Before we start I want to ask you some questions. 1. Do you believe in the Promises of God? 2. Do you use what God says that you have? 3. Do you pray expecting to receive? 4. Do you pray believing that God is able to deliver? 5. Do you look for your prayers to be answered? 6. Are you praying in the will of God? 7. Do you know what the will of God is? 8. Do you get disappointed when God doesn’t answer your prayers? Our faith is based on Believing that God is and that He is able to deliver on His promises. Many wonder why Gods acceptance of us into Heaven is based on; 1. Believing on Him. 2. Accepting His Son Jesus as Lord and Christ. and 3. Living the life that God directs us in by the guidance of the Holy Ghost. First we must look at our justification. Justification is Gods act making a sinner righteous before Him by His grace, received through the faith given to the person by God, for Christ’s sake, because of his life, death, and resurrection. No sacrament or any church ritual is at all relevant in this matter; (in other words mans idea of being justified before God has little effect on the salvation of man,(Churches doctrine and rituals cannot justify.) full justification takes place at the moment a sinner admits sin, recognizing that without faith in Jesus, being the son of God, he is lost and separated from God, and trusts in the sacrifice of Christ who took the punishment for that sin. Sanctification is what follows as a result of gratitude for Justification already completed; it must never be confused with justification. Romans 5:1-2; Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: As Paul states in Romans 5:1, we are justified by faith. Faith in who? Jesus the Christ. The word, “Christ” is not a name but a Title of Royalty. (Jesus is the only one delegated by God to hold this title.) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Having peace with God, gives us the blessings of the Father, thru His Son, and He acquaints us as being a Child of His. We then are given the Titles and Status as, Kings and Priests before Him. 1Co 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 2Co 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) Mans wisdom is limited to the physical, things that can be seen. The Bible states that, the Sun and Rain, are all given out to the just and the unjust, and this will be so untill the end of time. Faith is; Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting on his authority and veracity, without other evidence; the judgment that what another states or testifies is the truth. Faith is a firm, cordial belief in the veracity of God, in all the declarations of his word; or a full and affectionate confidence in the certainty of those things which God has declared, and because he has declared them.