Thursday, 31 July 2014

GOD'S PILL: CAPSULE 30

THE FAITH SERIES :1

WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH......

As promised with this capsule we will be starting the faith series and as always my intention is to stir you up. For clarification this is not about the gift of Faith (1Corinthians 12), this is more about the faith received at salvation and faith for every day living. I hate to make a distinction between the last 2 because I believe one is a progression of the other. The thrust of this blog is divine healing, but the application is general to every aspect of Christian life. Even though it's a series there is no way I will be able to communicate everything I know in a blog, remember God's pills are designed to be small and smooth enough to swallow , easily digestible to release the goodness, so strictly no heavy stuff, in fact we are going back to basics.

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ KJV)

2 Corinthians 5:7 says 'we walk by faith', Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38 all say 'the just shall live by faith', Romans 14:23 says whatsoever is not of faith is sin! (Many more ..). It would appear to me that faith is as important to a Christian as water to a fish, but why?


2 Corinthians 5:7 gives an insight, faith is the sense 'organ' of the spirit. Let me explain, the physical body has 5 sensory organs ( sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing). These five are designed to help the physical body express itself under the most favourable conditions. They give direction, protection from danger, even make you enjoy the good things in life - that is why they are called physical senses. But don't forget that man is a SPIRIT, lives in a body and has a soul. The real you is your spirit hence faith is the spiritual sense organ that real you live by. As the body never takes leave of the five physical senses, so your faith must remain active 24/7 that is why Habakkuk 2:4b says 'the just shall live by his faith'. The physical body cannot express itself without the 5 physical senses, just like the spirit cannot live to its full potential without faith.


There is a difference between living and existing . It is possible for the Just or a Christian to exist without faith ( in fact that is the case with a significant majority).Christians that live by their physical senses alone are called Carnal, that is ruled by the physical senses. however if you intend to LIVE and not just exist, that is thrive and be the best that God wants you to be , you can only do it by or through faith.


Let me paint you a picture, people with non functional physical sense (e.g. blind, deaf or dumb etc) are labelled 'disabled' because they are limited / hampered, and in the worse case scenario when more than one of the physical senses are severely affected we describe them as been in a vegetative state even though they are alive. It's the same way when you have a non functioning or you are not functioning in faith (without being too graphic I hope you are getting the picture).


By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ KJV)


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 KJV)


Again, grace ( that is all that Christ made available through His atoning sacrifice ) is only accessible through faith. Divine health, deliverance from demonic oppression, prosperity/material wealth and forgiveness of sin can only be accessed through faith. These things are spiritual and you can only access them spiritually. That is why Ephesians 1:3 says 'we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ '. Faith is the spiritual currency that brings them to the physical., because although we are spirits, we live in a physical body and world............. to be continued.


CONCLUSION:
DON'T JUST EXIST, LIVE BY FAITH.


PS
Don't go away, the ride is about to pickup speed.