The concept of faith and its application is one of the most misunderstood doctrines of Christ in our modern day. Yet, it is so essential to all of our hopes, so necessary to the fulfilment of every aspiration of our hearts. Virtuously, faith must not be taken for granted.
Without controversy, I submit to you that the current modern conception of faith is not the biblical one.
Faith rests on the truth. There is no faith outside the revealed truth in the bible. Faith in disrespect of biblical corresponding substance is a walk in an endless jungle of delusion. It doesn't matter the intensity, intimidating eloquence, loudness, accurate articulation of speech of any preacher if void of doctrinal soundness is a mere high animal spirit, natural optimism, emotional thrills, and nervous tics.
In our today's pulpit, the faith message is projected and misrepresented with sentimentalism. Infusing courage and motivation to a circumstantially eluded group desperately in need of a miracle or magic or use God to get out of their problems by all means with little or no interest in God or biblical principles. Carrying infectious pressures indirectly replicating the exact same pressures on preachers who possibly may deviate from doctrine to emotionalism.
Many today have exalted faith above God, His values and principles. However, true faith operates within the intergrity of the word. Faith in our modern day is put upfront as a substitute for obedience, an escape from reality, an excuse for mental deadness, an exemption of hard thinking, a hiding place for weak character.
Faith is the careful application of wisdom. Living daily by God's word without compromise.
Faith is not the word that we hear, it is the word we apply.
Faith is not the word that we shout about, it is the word we action.
Faith demands dual relevance in both natural and spiritual realms. God through faith created the visible, tangible, approachable and appreciable things. Until your faith impacts the natural realm, you are swimming in the ocean of illusion. The book of Hebrews 11 talks about men who through faith did visible works here on earth.
Faith is not believing in the teaching or preaching of your Pastor, It is what you do with it after you have gone from the service. Faith is not being able to preach or yell at your congregation, it is practicing what you preach.
If you claim to have faith and the fruits of righteousness are not found in your character, you are a wanderer. If you say you have faith as a student and you hardly could read, attend classes, you are a mistake of faith. If you say you have faith and don't forgive your offender, you are deceiving yourself.....
Here are some vital points you need to learn of faith.....
1. It is practical not mystical
2. It steps down realities from the unseen to the seen realm
3. Hope allows you mingle with, comprehend, visualize the invisible but faith brings it into visibility.....