Breakthrough: The Law of Faith

I focus a lot on the subject of faith. You may ask why? and the answer is quite simple.

The Kingdom is governed by faith.

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. (Romans 3:27 NKJV)

Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law. (Romans 3:31 NKJV)

The Bible refers to the law of faith. What does this mean exactly?

Faith is not only a force, but it is the force that encourages and causes you to act. Much like the law, faith is made void without action. For example, you have a law in the modern day government system that forbids murder. This law is supposed to move people not to murder and if it is not obeyed, there are consequences. A law, therefore, is used to influence what people do or don’t do. This is why the Bible says

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

To believe in the existence of God and to confess Jesus Christ is only part of faith. You must ask yourself do you believe that Jesus Christ came in the form of a man? Was crucified, buried, resurrected, and ascended into Heaven? If the answer to this question is yes, then ask yourself how does this impact how I live/what I do?

Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:17-19 NKJV)

Unbelief
Greek Word: apistia
Meaning: the negated form of pistos (faithful), faithlessness, disbelief (lack of Christian faith)

The Lord commanded Moses to send out spies into Canaan {the Promised Land}, in order to evaluate it and report to the people (Numbers 13:1-20). They reported back saying the land flowed with milk and honey. They also told them the land was fortified and the descendants of Anak lived there (Numbers 13:27,28). As a result, the people were fearful and they refused to enter (Numbers 14).

Joshua and Caleb told them the following

“…Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:9 NKJV)

The Israelites were required to have faith in God, not only His existence, but to trust that He would be with them on their conquest. This faith {or trust} was supposed to empower, encourage and move them to action {go in and take the land}. Rather than honoring God with their faith and subsequent obedience, they began planning how they could return back to Egypt {where they were previously enslaved}.

As you journey towards your breakthrough, keep in mind that God is going to require a leap of faith from you. This leap of faith will be beyond just trusting Him. It will require you to act on that trust, to obey His instruction, in order for you to inhabit the territory you were promised. Faith is not a movement, it is not a new age teaching, it is the law of the Kingdom of God. Without it, you are not living a life that is pleasing to Him and you will not see the fullness of a life in Christ.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. raymon nelson md says:

    Great Message! Thank you.

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  2. Wayne M Taylor says:

    Very inspiring and educational. Keep it coming!

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  3. ReignofFaith says:

    Thank you both for your words of encouragement!

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  4. R. Renee says:

    Greetings,

    I agree with your comments about faith. Although your message doesn’t specifically address tithing, it’s important that believers know and understand the difference between tithing and giving.

    Old Covenant tithing consisted of crops and animals. Ancient Israel (specifically, the farmers and herdsmen) tithed because the Law of Moses required it. And they had to tithe specific amounts of their crops and animals. The Law of Moses also stipulated that they tithe during specific times among other requirements.

    Now, the Bible repeatedly tells Christians that they have a new and better covenant (New Testament). Tithing is a Jewish ritual that was not carried over into the New Testament. Under the New Testament Christians are encouraged to give. Giving is a voluntary, Spirit-led act that is motivated by love.

    I understand what you are saying about faith. However, when we study what Paul says about giving we find that believers are not encouraged to give beyond their means. Thus, giving what you can reasonably afford is not viewed as a lack of faith. If anything it’s viewed as good financial stewardship.

    Regardless of your level of faith, your giving should not place you in a financial bind or worsen your financial situation.

    1 Timothy 5:8

    Peace & Blessings

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    1. ReignofFaith says:

      I understand your views and recognize the difference in perspective. I think with everything we need to get on our faces and pray for guidance. If we have direction from the Holy Spirit we won’t ever be in a financial bind. We may go through a test that involves finances amoung other things though. I really appreciate you taking the time out to read in spite of the differing perspective. I believe that we are to operate out of love even when we don’t see eye to eye on every little thing!

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  5. indisputableincarnation says:

    Thanks for the message.

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    1. ReignofFaith says:

      No thank you for reading!

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      1. indisputableincarnation says:

        I believe neo…

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