Freedom Ministries Fellowship Notes
Making Faith Simple
Praise and Worship: 10 minutes:
Testimonies: 5 minutes
Review: Making Faith Simple
Faith is not supposed to be a barrier between our loving Father and us. But it can become an obstacle when we hear teachings that we need a certain level of faith or we need unwavering faith. Ephesians 1:5, 10 tell us, “He hath made us accepted in the beloved. In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance.” Because of Jesus, we are now accepted, which means highly favored and blessed, in the beloved Family of God. We have an inheritance in God. Faith is simply believing that Jesus has qualified us for every blessing. The opposite of faith is The Law. Under The Law, you had to earn the blessings of God by being obedient and following the rules of The Law.
Most of us have been taught that we need to achieve a certain level of faith in order for our faith to work. Yet in the Bible, everyone that came to Jesus as his or her Savior received from Him. It didn’t matter what level of faith they had. We need to stop looking at our level of faith, and simply look to Jesus. Faith is coming to Jesus and realizing He is faithful to His covenant, not our level of faith.
When we read the accounts of Abraham and Sarah’s faith in Romans 4 and Hebrews 11, it looks like they had perfect and unwavering faith. Romans 4:19-20 says, “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.” But when you read the real story in Genesis 17:17, we see that Abraham did stagger at their ages. He did question God, and it is clear that his faith wasn’t perfect. Yet He received from God. Why? Because faith is simply putting your trust in what God has promised and not your level of faith.
The Bible doesn’t record Abraham’s lack of faith in Romans 4 and Hebrews 11 because God keeps no record of wrong after the cross. Jesus’ blood has removed all of our sins forever. God rewards you for coming to Him and believing that Jesus has qualified you for every blessing of God. When you come to God, you will receive from Him even if your faith is not perfect. Just like Abraham and Sarah, God will reward you for coming to Him, and He won’t record your doubts or imperfect faith. You have a loving Father in Heaven that will never break His covenant of love with His children. There is nothing wrong with your faith. Abraham didn’t need perfect faith and neither do you. The only faith you need is to come to your Father and let Him provide whatever you need. Hebrews 11:11 says, “Judge Him faithful who has promised.” 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