Freedom Ministries Fellowship Notes
Making Faith Simple – Part 4
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
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Review: Making Faith Simple – Part 4
The whole world desires to know whether or not they are “right” with God. The Bible calls being right with God “righteousness” or being “justified.” The Old Covenant required man to follow The Law in order to be made right with God. In the New Covenant, we are made right with God by believing that Jesus has taken away all of our sin and has given us His righteousness. This is faith. Faith was not supposed to be difficult. Faith was supposed to be our rest.
The New Covenant is all about believers inheriting God’s promises through belief in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:14-17 tells us that we are joint-heirs with Christ. Everything that Jesus has right now seated on the throne in Heaven is also ours. What an amazing and loving Father. Romans 4 tells us that the promise given to Abraham that he would be heir of the world was also given to us since we are Abraham’s seed though Christ Jesus. Romans 4 goes on to say that Abraham was strong in faith and never considered the age of his body nor Sarah’s body to be an obstacle. Yet when we read Genesis 17 we clearly see that Abraham did doubt God because of his age. So what happened? How can God say that Abraham never waivered and was strong in faith?
After Jesus died and was resurrected, our Father no longer keeps any record of our sins or doubts. In addition, when we believe in Christ, we are now joint heirs. When we are in Christ Jesus, God sees us in perfect faith. After the cross, God was able to credit Abraham with perfect, unwavering faith because of the perfect faith of Christ Jesus. The same is true of you and I. In Galatians 2:20 Paul states that the life we now live “by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Believers need to take their mustard seed of faith and believe in Christ. When we believe in Christ, we are now given credit for the “faith of the Son of God.” We are joint-heirs with Christ. We are heirs to everything Christ has, even His perfect faith. Wow, that is such a rest. We don’t need to rely on our perfect faith. We get to rest in the fact that Christ’s faith is always perfect so every promise is now yes in amen because Christ believes perfectly.
So how do we release the faith of God? We simply believe in our hearts and speak with our mouth. The Message translation of Mark 11:22-25 says, “ Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything.” We don’t need a certain level of faith. You simply need to say what God has already made you through believing in Christ. You are a joint-heir. Jesus has done all of the difficult work on the cross and has paid the price for your success, prosperity, health and protection. When we speak, we release the life of God. Salvation, or wholeness, in every area of your life is not hard and far away. It is in your heart and mouth. The more you believe and speak, the more you are acting like your Abba Father. You don’t need perfect faith. We have inherited the perfect faith of Jesus. Now begin to speak and see the life of God flow! Praise God!
Prayer: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. It is the perfect prayer and is always answered!
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Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen