The Word of Faith Which We Preach

Essentially, we need to have faith for pretty much everything that we do in, and for, the kingdom of God. We must have faith to be saved and we must have faith to pray effectively and fervently. Before we can have faith for something, we must have faith in someone (Mark 11:22). Having faith in a good God, the Healer, the Provider, the Lord Jesus Christ, is what joins us to our inheritance in Him. Continuer la lecture de « The Word of Faith Which We Preach »

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The Works of Faith

So exactly what does work have to do with faith? Firstly, consider that without work, faith is dead:

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26, KJV)

Dictionaries help immensely with understanding. First, the word « works » is from the Greek word ergon, translated as the noun work, or deed. A work or a deed means: the exertion of strength; effort; product (something accomplished); performance; achievement or exploit; power of action; or fact (reality). Mechanically, work is the causing of motion against a resisting force [note that spiritually, we come against a resisting force as well].  Technically, work is the transference of energy from one system to another. (All definitions are from the Webster’s 1913 Dictionary.) In other words, our work of faith is our accomplished performance as we move against the resisting force of evil by transferring energy from the spiritual realm within us (Luke 17:21) to the natural world around us. Continuer la lecture de « The Works of Faith »

There is power in agreement

« For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. » James 3:16

Confusion is tied up with evil work. A church split is an evil work. It always originates in confusion which itself is birthed in envy, the mother of strife. If you’ve experienced a split in your church, you’ve experienced the works of the flesh. Continuer la lecture de « There is power in agreement »