A common misbelieve is that we, as believers, need more faith.
The idea is that some people have a little bit of faith, while others have much faith. The result is that we spend a lot of time and energy asking for faith or for more faith.
You don’t have a faith problem
The Bible says that every born again Christian has the same quality and quantity of faith that Jesus has!
Not only does that mean that you and I don’t have a faith problem any more, but that we can do the same works as Jesus, and greater (John 12:14).
The Gospel doesn’t come to demand faith – it comes to supply faith. God has given us thé measure of faith; and this faith is found in His Son.
Christ is faith personified. You don’t lack faith since you are married to Mr. Faith. He is all the faith you will ever need.
Since you are identical to Jesus (1 John 4:17, 1 Cor. 6:17), what conclusion can we draw about who you are?
That you are a faith being, just like Christ! You are a person of faith, also known as being a “believer.”
In fact, you have the same quality and quantity of faith that Jesus has.
The Supernatural Faith of God
In this video I give a sermon titled “The Faith of God.”
The goal is to show you:
- that you have received the faith of God
- that you do not lack faith, but that you’re filled with God’s supernatural faith
- that you shouldn’t ask for faith or more faith
- how to operate in faith
- how faith is conncected to God’s pleasure over your life.
Click on the image to watch the sermon (54:16 min.)
The overall result of this message – and basically any Christ-focused preaching – is that you will grow in confidence to do the works of Jesus and greater.
The end of your struggle with faith
The false idea that we are in need for more faith keeps us bugged down in a performance-based relationship with our Father.
In an effort to attain more faith you’ll end up asking God for more of what He’s already given you.
By asking Him enough times, you are hoping that you’ll get another dose of faith injected to make it through the day.
If you do enough “spiritual” activities God must eventually come over the bridge with the answer on your request. God is holding back but when you put Him under enough pressure He must at least give you some measure of faith, right? No!
You have received thé measure of faith, which is Christ.
You are united with God. His faith is your faith.
You have no lack of faith. You never have, and never will have any lack of any kind. You are complete in Him (Col. 2:9-10).
Remember that you are blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 1:3)?
In regards to the faith issue that means you are chuck full of faith (in your spirit) – you are blessed with the Faith of God.
There would be no peace, but a lot of strive and doubt in your relationship with God, when you would still need to do something to gain more faith.
Yet, so many Christians live with a lack-mentality and thus are plagued by doubt, fear and frustration, still hoping, groping and crawling through the dust trying to get something that they already possess.
The truth is that God already has given you ALL things for godly living (2 Peter 1:3).
Beloved, please receive the truth, renew your mind, and enjoy your walk of faith (without struggle).
I encourage you to watch the video if you’re interested in hearing more on this topic (and to get the Bible references).
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