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Dear bro's and sis's....... I just want to know what does faith mean.....? Sorry for this weird question......


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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.


Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

But 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.

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11

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Faith is generated by The Word of God Rom 10:17
Heb 11:1-2
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. NKJV

I have loved pride of life, lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and as I was young God placed the seed of His Word into my heart... as I
grew with these loves- the first almost destroyed me and the seed of God's Word took root and I saw the truth of God. Who He 'IS.
I saw that the only way to life 'IS' life that loves Him with all their strength of mind, will, and emotion into eternal worship->-> for I did
not deserve to Know Him and I did not deserve to Have His Person within me BUT mercy is now what I learn from Him and in obedience
His Love 'IS' generated to others that they may inquire of His Person and seek Him as the only of His Kind... How beautiful this faith that
delivers us from ourselves and the deception we have been born into enabling us to seek The Lord Of Glory Jesus The Christ... Love, Steven

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Thank you for your replies..... As i'm from non-Christian background, i find it difficult to know what it means to have faith in Christ...... Because there are lot of religions in our country each one with their own faith, claiming that there God is the true God... And my humble request is that i want to know what it makes difference to follow Christ.... Please pardon me for this illustration if it offends you.... For instance in our country there are three major religions like Hindu, Muslim and Christianity.... So if a person from any of these religions tell me just to believe in God, i mean to have faith in Him, so how can i know that i have faith in true God.....? I just have doubts and i'd be so grateful if my bro's and sis's would explain me. And please bear with me as my intention is not to get into an argument or any religious debate.... I just wanted to blow away those doubts from my heart... Thank you so much....

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Thank you for your replies..... As i'm from non-Christian background, i find it difficult to know what it means to have faith in Christ...... Because there are lot of religions in our country each one with their own faith, claiming that there God is the true God... And my humble request is that i want to know what it makes difference to follow Christ.... Please pardon me for this illustration if it offends you.... For instance in our country there are three major religions like Hindu, Muslim and Christianity.... So if a person from any of these religions tell me just to believe in God, i mean to have faith in Him, so how can i know that i have faith in true God.....? I just have doubts and i'd be so grateful if my bro's and sis's would explain me. And please bear with me as my intention is not to get into an argument or any religious debate.... I just wanted to blow away those doubts from my heart... Thank you so much....


As I See It These Religions Will Ask You To Give Your Trust To Them, To Their Idols
(Islam Has A Killer Demon As It's Head Idol)

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5

Whereas The Living God Of Abraham, Isaac And Jacob

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

Offers His Love, His Son, His Salvation To You

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. Ephesians 2:8-9

While HE Builds Your Faith

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

See?

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. John 3:16

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Thank you for your replies..... As i'm from non-Christian background, i find it difficult to know what it means to have faith in Christ...... Because there are lot of religions in our country each one with their own faith, claiming that there God is the true God... And my humble request is that i want to know what it makes difference to follow Christ.... Please pardon me for this illustration if it offends you.... For instance in our country there are three major religions like Hindu, Muslim and Christianity.... So if a person from any of these religions tell me just to believe in God, i mean to have faith in Him, so how can i know that i have faith in true God.....? I just have doubts and i'd be so grateful if my bro's and sis's would explain me. And please bear with me as my intention is not to get into an argument or any religious debate.... I just wanted to blow away those doubts from my heart... Thank you so much....

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As I am cleaning my Lord's House right now but tonight I will write to you the distinctive of how to know
the path your on is the right one! I will ask you to pray in Jesus' Name to prepare your heart for what my family here
and I will deliver to you "the Hope that is within us"...
1 Pe 1:3-5
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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Heb 6:17-18
17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
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Love, Steven

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Thank you for your replies..... As i'm from non-Christian background, i find it difficult to know what it means to have faith in Christ...... Because there are lot of religions in our country each one with their own faith, claiming that there God is the true God... And my humble request is that i want to know what it makes difference to follow Christ....

The established Word of God is clearly understood by design…
Genesis – Malachi forms the O.T. As you give yourself to the search of God it will immediately
give its weight of the need of God’s intervention in man’s behalf. As Genesis takes you through
the beginning of man, the fall of man in sin, flood, dividing of languages, Abraham and formation of God’s chosen people …
the law given, and the failure to be able to keep it for 1,800 years.

450 years God was silent then God sent His Son to provide man a way to be redeemed from sin.

The New Testament is actually so very well fitted to the Old Testament that it is impossible to be of man’s manufacture and
all who study the form in which it is (God’s New Testament) find undeniable rest in the completed communication of God to
His fallen image man who could not live up to the full obedience of God’s Perfect Law… Mathew – Revelation assembled in
such a way that even by the study of parts and the how those parts were brought together by the Hand of God leading up to
the great seal of no adding or taking away without great harm if done so!

The purpose of the New Testament is told to us by Jesus in John 18:37 God brought the fullness of truth into the world so that
they who desire it more than anything else would be able to find it in His Word
Jn 18:37
Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?"
Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that
I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice."
NKJV
Reading through the Gospels Mathew –John literally introduces you to The Person of Jesus and Who He truly was… it is the hearing
of His voice by faith that foundations you to the eternal commit to Him and what He says… Lord I believe You are The God who created
the beginnings in the first book of your Word Genesis! Acts then is the transition from law to faith in Christ redemptive work by formation
of His Church and the greatest missionary that has ever lived Paul-who wrote over half of the New Testament and directives of what to
do with this new life by Spiritual birth. The overwhelming evidence that God Word is these that I speak of ‘IS’ the how it delivers- by taking
of all of us from where we are in sin to a place void of sin (Revelation) ->not yet come into existence but promised by His Word. We who
have accepted by faith Jesus live with full assurance from Whom we have learned Who God ‘IS’ that this will be our eternity!



Please pardon me for this illustration if it offends you.... For instance in our country there are three major religions like Hindu, Muslim and Christianity.... So if a person from any of these religions tell me just to believe in God, i mean to have faith in Him, so how can i know that i have faith in true God.....? I just have doubts and i'd be so grateful if my bro's and sis's would explain me. And please bear with me as my intention is not to get into an argument or any religious debate.... I just wanted to blow away those doubts from my heart... Thank you so much....


God’s Regeneration by those lead by His Word to believe is of such that doubt is removed subjectively (by experiencing God entrance into your being)
but also objectively by God's Promise in The Word
Rv 3:20-22
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,

I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will
grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on
His throne. 22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'"
NKJV

… there is endless depths and heights to The Lord of Glory and all we who believe worship Him in the truth we have began in with Him… two encouragements to removing of doubts: 1. Open your heart to God and ask for His help. 2. Know it comes with time and patience – enjoy the journey as He forms within you a relationship where doubt can no longer remain. We call this sanctification where we take truth learned from His Word and apply it in the living out of our lives. As this is done God reveals Himself in very satisfactory ways strengthening us to desire even more truth to apply as this relationship with Him is like no other for it transcends time, amounts, values etc… It literally becomes the most important aspect of what we are-> He in us forever in the Person of The Holy Spirit. Love, Steven

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Hey Steven and Fresnojoe thanks for taking time to reply.... I really do appreciate that..... And as you told I'd open up my heart to God to lead me to the truth.......

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Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
It can take some time for faith to take hold for some of us, for others it comes quickly.
Read the Word of God every time you get a chance and ask God to reveal to you His truth of what you reading.
He will teach you on Him self, because that is what He wants you to know.
It took me 40 years to finally take God at His Word and agree with Him. I sincerely hope it does not take you so long.

While I still have unanswered questions on many of the Scriptures, I do not fear the truth of His Word.
I have come to the point that I have placed my eternity on the throne of grace and fully trust God for the outcome,
which is noted in the Bible.

Do a search on 100 fulfilled prophecies. No man could ever write the teachings in the Old Testament and see
them fulfilled, if they were not of God. Only He could see down through history and know for sure that they
would come true. No false god has ever done anything even close to this! His Word has proved to be true over
and over and for me creates increased faith in Him.

To me faith is more than believing, it is putting myself in His care and trusting Him to do right for me, based on
His promises. Think of a young child whose dad throws him into the air and catches him. This childs safety is
totally in the hands of his dad, yet he fears nothing, because he knows his dad will catch him and not allow him
to be injured. This is a very simple version of how we should be with God's handling of us, once we agree with
Him that Jesus is His uniquely born Son who died to pay our sin debt.

Let us take a look into Matthew 18
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him who owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But inasmuch as he could not pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down and did homage to him, saying,‘Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.’
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him and forgave him the debt.

My KJV Bible says that the ten thousand talents owed by the servant is $52,800,000, if silver.
This is an illustration of us. We are so deep in debt to God that we can NEVER pay our own way out. He knew this
and He provided Him Self to pay our debt in the human body of Jesus. There is a barrier between God and us called
sin. This sin separates us from Him, so He made a way for us through Jesus.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by [through] me.

There is absolutely no other way to salvation! That is the Word God has left as our way to Him; Jesus.

The more you study the Word of God, the more faith you will have in Him. That is His promise to you in the verse from Romans, noted above.

No Hindi nor Muslim has ever made you this promise, nor can they. They are as mortal as you and I, but Jesus died and arose again, and that is the good news of the gospel. He lives so that we can too.

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I like to think of faith aside from the usual answer that you will get from the book of Hebrews which is the definition of faith. Which I already see that FresnoJoe has already responded with.

I don't know if your Church uses hymnals or not but there is a simple song titled "Trust & Obey" that expresses something very fundamental about Faith.
The lyrics go like this:

"Trust and Obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus but, to trust and obey.

A wise old writer, once wrote, two wings of a dove, don't weigh her down. She rises by means of them. The two wings of a Christian are Trust & Obey. The Christan obeys becasue we trust, and trust becasue we obey. If we obey without faith we get nowhere. If we trust or have faith without obedience it ends in nothing.

Christ, has given eternal salvation to those who obey him and to those who believe him. Oviously trust and obey are synonmous the two.

Trust and obey are like the two sides of a coin, if you split the coin down the middle from its edges, it will be worthless. The same goes for trusting and obey. It takes two sides in order to hold its value. Trust is on one side of the coin and obey on the other. This very study can be found in the book of Hebrews.

Trust and Obey, there is no other way.

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I like to think of faith aside from the usual answer that you will get from the book of Hebrews which is the definition of faith. Which I already see that FresnoJoe has already responded with.

I don't know if your Church uses hymnals or not but there is a simple song titled "Trust & Obey" that expresses something very fundamental about Faith.
The lyrics go like this:

"Trust and Obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus but, to trust and obey.

A wise old writer, once wrote, two wings of a dove, don't weigh her down. She rises by means of them. The two wings of a Christian are Trust & Obey. The Christan obeys because we trust, and trust because we obey. If we obey without faith we get nowhere. If we trust or have faith without obedience it ends in nothing.

Christ, has given eternal salvation to those who obey him and to those who believe him. Obviously trust and obey are synonmous the two.

Trust and obey are like the two sides of a coin, if you split the coin down the middle from its edges, it will be worthless. The same goes for trusting and obey. It takes two sides in order to hold its value. Trust is on one side of the coin and obey on the other. This very study can be found in the book of Hebrews.

Trust and Obey, there is no other way.


Hallelujah~!


But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 2 Thessalonians 2:13

Hallelujah~!

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

Amen~!

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16

And Amen~!

Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Deuteronomy 4:1

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Though that can be reasoned that it's mostly because I stink in the department of trusting God completely, and that shouldn't be.

Hebrews summed it up best, didn't it?

"Faith is being certain of what you hope for, sure of what you do not see."

I want to regain my Faith in Christ, and follow his example. I've more trouble dealing with the temptations of sin in my life, and holding onto faith isn't easy when the Devil repeatedly knocks me down.

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Hey Steven and Fresnojoe thanks for taking time to reply.... I really do appreciate that..... And as you told I'd open up my heart to God to lead me to the truth.......

Nitish, ask your self this question when people bring up other gods besides the one true God.

What did these other gods do to save your soul? Did they send anyone to die specifically for you, out of nothing but Love?

What do these other gods require in terms of sacrifice and worship, opposed to the one True God, who sacrificed His Son for you?

You can have Faith in His word because everything He has promised us up to now has come to pass (from telling us He would send His son, 1000's of years before He came), and because of this we can hold onto the promise He makes of things to come.

God Bless.

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Hey Steven and Fresnojoe thanks for taking time to reply.... I really do appreciate that..... And as you told I'd open up my heart to God to lead me to the truth.......

Nitish, ask your self this question when people bring up other gods besides the one true God.

What did these other gods do to save your soul? Did they send anyone to die specifically for you, out of nothing but Love?

What do these other gods require in terms of sacrifice and worship, opposed to the one True God, who sacrificed His Son for you?

You can have Faith in His word because everything He has promised us up to now has come to pass (from telling us He would send His son, 1000's of years before He came), and because of this we can hold onto the promise He makes of things to come.

God Bless.


Amen~!

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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. Romans 1:16-17

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Read Romans 1:19, 20. That is the One True God. "Believing" in Jesus means to cling to Him and follow His teachings.

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I'm new to this.

Though that can be reasoned that it's mostly because I stink in the department of trusting God completely, and that shouldn't be.

Hebrews summed it up best, didn't it?

"Faith is being certain of what you hope for, sure of what you do not see."

I want to regain my Faith in Christ, and follow his example. I've more trouble dealing with the temptations of sin in my life, and holding onto faith isn't easy when the Devil repeatedly knocks me down.

Loved one... we all sin and are constantly in the hope of not ever sinning again! Read Rom 7-8 and understand
God has given us the task of subduing our flesh to abide in obedience to Him... The Lord tells us that we shall not ever
do this perfectly
1 Jn 1:8-10
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him
a liar, and His word is not in us.
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----but---- by allowing this to an excuse of not pressing toward the mark of holy living (?) "walking in the Spirit" 'IS' equal to the
"walking in the light"
Jas 4:17
17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
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The Spirit and the Light are One in Christ and it is about truth- the good, the bad, the ugly that resides in all of us-as is divided out
by flesh and Spirit to the born again thus bringing war within ourselves as Paul teaches or rather gave witness to himself Ro 7-8...
The only peace we will gain in this is absolute surrender of our own inabilities To The Lord in broken and contrite of heart living... as
this produces the quiet take over of our inability to ability that can only be reckoned to Christ in us The Hope of Glory!
Col 1:27-29
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you,

the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
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Loved one it is wrong to blame the devil for yours to use as an excuse- rather know that that which does his biding is flesh and not
Spirit! When we fail we are living fleshly and that passes away BUT we are kept by His promise-
Ro 8:37-39
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Some have said that we are not in this list and choice to leave God even after new birth is possible leaving this passage of Scripture
not possible
Jn 10:27-30
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;

neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able
to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 I and My Father are one."
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live in the victory by breaking away from desires of the flesh and follow the desires of God written in His Word. This may seem
mechanical at first, even strange and foolish but that is only because you are entering new lands of Spirit controlled Life. As this
see do from His Word becomes a way of life so the transformation of flesh to Spirit occurs... Sanctification is the process of New
Life in a cocoon of sin that we have began in! It is possible for this life to become the distance and His Spirit Life the norm...
even in the overwhelming influence of our bodies and the world we are in!!! Love, Steven

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I'm new to this.

Though that can be reasoned that it's mostly because I stink in the department of trusting God completely, and that shouldn't be.

Hebrews summed it up best, didn't it?

"Faith is being certain of what you hope for, sure of what you do not see."

I want to regain my Faith in Christ, and follow his example. I've more trouble dealing with the temptations of sin in my life, and holding onto faith isn't easy when the Devil repeatedly knocks me down.


We each find our-self in this position at one time or another, but we do not stay there. We claim the promises, and pray for strength to stop our sinning.
Trust. Obey. This is a proven way to get back into fellowship with God. Confessing our sin works in conjunction with the trust/obey formula.

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Nitish

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At times it feels hard to have faith after being defeated by our flesh repeatedly.........

How long, LORD? Will you forget me
forever?
How long will you hide your face
from me?
How long must I wrestle with my
thoughts
and day after day have sorrow
in my heart?
How long will my enemy
triumph over me? -- Psalm 13:1-2......

Edited by Nitish, 19 November 2012 - 08:30 PM.


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At times it feels hard to have faith after being defeated by our flesh repeatedly.........

I am sure if you are the Lord's it is not God Who is keeping track of them
Isa 43:25
25 "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins.
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Jer 31:33-34
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,

says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will
be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his
neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know
Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive
their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
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Heb 10:16-18

16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," 17 then He
adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." 18 Now where
there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
NKJV

God wishes for you to live in His Light of Truth -which- if you do you will desire to
live according to the Spirit rather than to the flesh.... for flesh is empty living and it will
not satisfy you in anyway! If you remain He will chastise you and no spanking from The Father
is easy... I speak from experience! Love, Steven

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Hi Nitish. I guess one could wallow in verses that are crying for His help, or one could focus on what we read in Philippians 4:8.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

We are what we feed ourselves, including spiritual food. Knowing that there were, and are, people who struggle shows our humanity, but focusing on God we can find His rest.




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