December 2, 2012

Protecting your Faith

Protecting your Fait
                                                             Why is faith so important?

        • It's the gateway to getting saved.
        Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

        Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
        Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

        Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

        • It's the foundations of being/staying saved.
        Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
        2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

        Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
        • It's the substance of your spiritual power to perform the works of God.
        Acts 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

        Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
        • So you can see why Satan attacks it from start to finish. 
        Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
        • How do you protect your faith? By hiding it behind layers of protection
        • Prayer hides your faith
        • Fasting hides your faith
        • W orship hides your faith
        • Righteousness hides your faith  
        • Love hides your faith
        • Praise hides your faith
        • Believe by faith.
        • Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
        • Reading the Word hides your faith. 

        Romans 10:17
        So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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