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The Faith Of God

The faith of God.
God speaks.
You hear.

Through grace, God's free gift,
You believe.

Faith comes, a gift from God.
Faith is substance.
You receive.

By Faith, God's free gift,
You are justified,
You are sanctified.

By grace, God's free gift,
You obey.

God does His works through you.
Your living faith has works

You are built up.
You grow from faith to faith.
The faith of God.


Copyright Bob and Kathy Stenson. Freeware. Use it freely.


FAITH COMES BY A WORD OF GOD:

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (correctly, "a word")

. . . nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained. 1 Timothy 4:6

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Romans 10:8

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Hebrews 4:2

But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. 2 Corinthians 3:14-16 9 (it's very possible to read the Bible and close your ears to God's voice and only hear from your own mind.)

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

BELIEF AND UNDERSTANDING ARE A GIFT:

. . . which had believed through grace: Acts 18:27b

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. Hebrews 11:3

. . . I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts 20:32

FAITH IS A SUBSTANCE:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

RECONCILIATION IS ONLY BY THE FREE GIFT:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8

Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Romans 3:24

But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:23-26

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (appeasement by substitution) through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:25

Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that works not, but believes on Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:4-5

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Romans 5:1

John 3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.

(Jesus) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

GOD HAD TO DO IT. WE COULD NOT:

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Galatians 3:21

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one. Romans 3:10 & 12

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Romans 8:7

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: Galatians 3:10 - 11

But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone (Jesus); As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him (Jesus) shall not be ashamed. Romans 9:31-33

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6

But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Galatians 3:22

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: Romans 11:6a

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Galatians 2:16-17

I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Galatians 2:21

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:11

JUSTIFIED TO HAVE ACCESS TO POWER FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS:

By Whom (Jesus) also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, Romans 5:2a

In Whom (Jesus) we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him. Ephesians 3:12

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Romans 3:30-31

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. . . . The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of Light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Romans 1:9, 10 & 12-14

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Romans 6:14-15

Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. John 6:28 & 29

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love. John 4:7-8

If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, you shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well: But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you are become a transgressor of the law. So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.
James 2:8-13

THE WORKS OF GRACE ARE THROUGH FAITH:

I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10b

. . . for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Romans 14:23b

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Romans 3:22

What does it profit, my brethren, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him? . . . Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead, being alone Yes, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead . . . Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and, by works, was faith made perfect . . . You see then how that, by works, a man is justified, and not by faith only . . . For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:14, 17-20, 22, 24, 26

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives 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. Galatians 2:20

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. Acts 26:18

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; Romans 4:16a

That as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21

But what saith it? The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:8-10

And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:2

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8

. . . the trying of your faith works patience. James 1:3

Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Romans 16:25-26

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 1 Timothy 1:9 - 10

CHRIST IS UNVEILED IN MINISTRIES:

By whom (Jesus) we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name: Romans 1:5

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Romans 12:3 & 6

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10

For He (the Father) has made Him (Jesus, the Son) to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus). We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 Corinthians 5:21-6:1

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33

This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? . . . He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Galatians 3:2 & 5

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10

GRACE AND FAITH MUST BE FINISHED

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

. . . that as He had begun, so He would also finish in you the same grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:6

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. (The word, adoption, refers to the placing of mature sons into a rulership position.) Galatians 4:5

For we, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. Galatians 5:5

(The goal of salvation) And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: Philippians 3:9

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. . . . Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:5 & 9

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17

But we all, with open (unveiled) face beholding as in a glass (mirror) the glory of the Lord, are changed (transfigured) into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His (God's) purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son (His purpose). Romans 8:28-30

And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting (total equipping) of the saints, for the work of the ministry (service), for the edifying (building up) of the Body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect (totally complete) man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:11-13

The above verses are taken from the Authorized Version of the Bible with some of the King James English modified by removing the "eth"s. The verses are referenced so that you can easily reference the same verses with your own Bible.


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