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April 2008: Exposing false faith
Many times, people are trying to 'get more faith', thinking that if they just believe they will be healed, then it will happen. I have news for you, that is new age faith, NOT Christian faith!
Did you know that Christian faith is merely knowing the promises of God, the provisions of the work of Christ on the cross, and the Word of God, and then accepting and believing those provisions? Let me put it another way, Christian faith is merely knowing the will of God (which is found in His Word), and believing it. Fear comes when (a) we don't know the will of God or (b) when we don't really believe that it is true. This is why the Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
If Jesus said that your healing was paid for on the cross, do you really believe that? Jesus asked Peter, "Why did you doubt me?" Why do you think He did that? Because Peter questioned the integrity of Jesus' command to "Come!"
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
In other words, Jesus was saying, "Peter, didn't you believe me?" This is why it is so important to know what God is saying to us (get in His Word!), and believe it. Fear questions, casts doubt upon, and calls God's Word a liar! The Bible even tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please Him:
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.
The key is to get yourself to the point where you know the Word of God, then simply believe what He says... THEN you will have real genuine faith... anything else is just false faith.
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