2019 – MONDAY 19 AUGUST
FAITH PLEASES GOD
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
FIVE FUNCTIONS OF FAITH
TO RECEIVE SALVATION
To receive salvation requires faith to believe the gospel.
This faith is a gift from God – given freely to all – as He is not willing that any should perish.
TO ACCESS GRACE
By faith we have access into this grace wherein we stand.
Grace is unlocked by your free gift of faith.
It is a divine supply that must be accessed by your free gift of faith.
Do not confuse mercy with grace.
Mercy forgives and cleanses you from sin.
Grace equips and empowers you to live free from sin.
TO OVERCOME THE WORLD, THE FLESH & THE DEVIL
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
TO LIVE IN FORGIVENESS
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
TO POSSESS HIS REWARDS
So that men will say,
“Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who judges in the earth.”
It takes faith to live righteous.
FAITH PLEASES GOD.
SO HAVE FAITH IN GOD.