Biblical Faith…

Attitude
An individual’s attitude is more revealing about them than anything else. 

It shows their character, or the lack of it. 

It demonstrates their self-discipline, or the need of it. 

It indicates the strength of their personality or the weakness of their endurance. 

It will whisper of their humility or broadcast their arrogance.  It will display their faith or unmask their pride.

A person’s attitude can be obscure to them by choice, leading to folly or a faithful teacher when recognized and dealt with. 

A person’s attitude dictates if they learn from their mistakes or repeat them. 

It says volumes to the world around them, and even more to God of the universe who is in heaven.

For it is our attitude that God watches and evaluates, not the troubles that tests us. 

When all is said and done it will be our attitude that signifies if we truly trusted God in spite of life’s wrongs or held Him responsible for them because we leaned on our own understanding. 

It is our attitude that proves if we have faith in Jesus Christ: His Lordship, and Divinity, His death in our place, His resurrection in power, His leading, and His control of our lives.

Faith in Jesus Christ is a lifetime choice in response to the Holy Spirit. 

A positive attitude of trust in God is a daily choice of obedience (Author unknown).

It All Comes down to Faith
It is childish to mistakenly think that all that faith is in regards to God meeting our wants as opposed to Him taking care or our real needs, especially when His care appears to be absent while in the mist of tragedy and at deaths doorway. 

Mature faith is NOT concerned with God giving us what we ask for (and yes there is always a place for petition, but it is a pail comparison compared with virtue of trusting God with every aspect of our life – as such, with growth we find ourselves spending less time attempting to tell God what we think we need, and more time trusting what He brings according to His own good Will.  This is the substance of Biblical faith.  Study Hebrews Chapter 11 regarding for those that died not having received the promise, then read chapter 12 concerning Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who is the example of faith for us all); it is trusting Him for what He puts us through, that He is with us, and cares and loves us – faith is a relationship. 

Faith says:

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him… (Job 13:15a)

“…nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”  (Matthew 26:39b)

Biblical Faith
Biblical faith is found in God’s word because of the consistency of witnessing miracle after miracle exhibited in God’s word, with the end result being that truly this book could not have been authored by man, but must have been offered by He who can see the ending from the beginning – God Himself, wherein this book deserves our greatest attention as God’s revelation to man.  Biblical faith is to be primarily based upon an interaction with God’s word, as is declared in Romans 10:17, which states:

So then Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God

The Source of Biblical Faith
Biblical faith is created and grown wherein as a person reads the Bible, and the Holy Spirit opens their spiritual eyes to perceive that which is laid out, it is a logical reasonable process of coming to the conclusion that this book could not have been written by mortal man (2 Timothy 3:16), because:

1) There are prophecies given in Old Testament, that are fulfilled in the New Testament.
2) There are prophecies given within the Bible as a whole, which are fulfilled since it’s closing.
3) There are scientific and natural insights presented in the Bible, which were once considered completely false; in time, science has caught up with the Bible proving that it was correct in the first place, and that it is beyond human insight.
4) There is deep wisdom that is written between its pages, which are far beyond the capacity of a human being to create.
5) There are internal evidences found in the Bible when it is crossed-referenced within itself in such a way that it is obvious that 40 different men could not have utilized the exact same type of “Figures of Speech,” including: typology, such as seen in metaphorsimilesmodels; along with prophetic symbols as seen in even the use of numberscolorseventsmaterial and substancesdatesmathematicsnamesroles, and even people’s personality and lives; all done to portray a shadow of things to come rather in heaven, or in the particular case of Jesus, the fulfillment of the Messiah; as witnessed in His First and Second coming – as well as Last Days events – all done in such a way that the only explanation is that God orchestrated the creation of this Book.

All leading to the conclusion that this book was not written by man, but by a God that is outside of our time domain, who can see the ending from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-10); who is all-powerful, and in total control of His creation (Isaiah 45:5-7), and therefore worthy of our complete trust and faith in what He has said and what He will do (Isaiah 46; Jeremiah 29:11).

 

2 comments

  1. Sharon Valley · ·

    This page on Biblical Faith has really been an eye opener for me! When I read the whole outline about Faith, it really made me step back for a minute and analyze my own faith. I think that my attitude and ways of thinking has been the biggest problem concerning my faith as a Christian. I need a lot of prayers other Christians right now… Thanks so much for posting this, it was a real blessing!

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  2. Sharon,
    This Short Little Explanation is just a small glimpse into the subject of biblical faith.

    The article entitled: FAITH ~ THE ABC’S ~ “ACTION BASED UPON BELIEF, SUSTAINED BY CONFIDENCE” – The link is:

    https://faithbibleministriesblog.com/2014/07/18/faith-the-abcs-action-based-upon-belief-sustained-by-confidence-2/

    Will give you a little bit more information.

    What will really blow your mind is the article concerning the faith of Jesus Christ. This subject is avoided by most scholars because it seems to imply that Jesus was not divine, yet nothing is further from the truth.

    This is one of the most important articles I’ve ever written.

    This teaching was very prevalent 100 years ago, back before the dumbing down of America became such an achievable goal by Satan.

    Back when 8 or 10-year-olds would memorize the Constitution, when the language was so pregnant with meaning that when we read it today it takes us many attempts to fully understand what they are stating – something like if you read 16th century English such as Shakespeare, even when the words are updated to their current spelling, reading through the sentences that were written by these individuals that we wouldn’t considered educated at the time, is so difficult because they say so much with so little.

    Americans have always been some of the most intellectual of people when it comes to the normal masses, at least up until then, the 1900’s when the Enlightenment and rationality fully took charge to the extent that wisdom was left for those that we would call scholars, and the everyday man stopped learning.

    Anyway, when we come to understand that the only – I say the only thing that pleases God is faith, and that without it, we have no ability to establish a relationship with God – why?

    Faith is the most important ingredient of every relationship you or I will ever have.

    Of the Image-ness of God that Adam was blessed with, where you and I do not possess because of the corruption of the fallen nature, of those traits, such as: love, patience, kindness, anger, sorrow, and other values that we inherit from our heavenly Father, of which we corrupt because of our sinful nature, the only value that we inherit which is not corrupted is faith, we sometimes call trust.

    And the greatest individual to exercise faith was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Hebrews 10 speaks about the mandate to please God, look through the Gospels and look up the word “please,” (and it derivatives) and see that how many times it refers to Jesus.

    In fact on 2 occasions when God audibly spoke from heaven concerning Jesus what did he say, “this is my son and who I am well pleased.”

    Jesus, when talking about himself doing the will of the father, stated he always did those things that pleased the father. He was quoting a passage taken from Isaiah as a prophecy concerning the Messiah wherein Jesus himself said that he fulfilled in this regard.

    Think about it, would Jesus demand of others, what he would not have to do himself.

    And let’s say he had all the attributes of deity during his incarnation as a man, let’s say he had the power at his fingertips, yet he constantly relied upon the father and even said he could do nothing but the father.

    We must remember that in his essence as he walked on the earth he was fully divine, yet he set aside his cloak of divinity, having all knowledge on his own – remember he said that concerning his return only the father knew, he gave up all divine locality by being confined to a body where he couldn’t be all places at once.

    And he gave up the divine power, temporarily to be a man.

    Because if he wasn’t truly a man, he would be a faker, someone who acted like a man, when he had the un-human power at his fingertips.

    This is why you see no miracles prior to him being baptized with the Holy Spirit.

    And when it says he was filled with the Holy Spirit, the word “filled” here is different than any other usage in the New Testament; it means to be filled completely without measure, wherein the Holy Spirit was in all of him, something that even the Spirit filled believer could not endure because of the sinful nature.

    So here is Jesus baptized with the Holy Spirit, never seeking his own will; confident that anything he asked, he will receive of God and the Holy Spirit, because he was not sinful and did not ask for anything for himself, only that which glorified the father.

    Jesus was not a hypocrite, he became a real man. He became a man because the first sin was done by man, and salvation could only be paid for by a man as it says in 1st Corinthians (Adam being the first Adam, and Jesus being the last- the one brought death and the other brought life).

    I could go on for hours on the subject.

    Would Jesus demand faith of his followers and even ridicule them if he did not have to do it himself.

    To the extent that every time he did a miracle, afterwards he had to get alone in prayer to the holy father, to refuel himself, because his flesh was human, though his spirit and the essence of who he was and always will be, is divine.

    How could Jesus, the son of God, divine in his nature be born of a woman, becoming flesh – no one can answer how that is done any more than they can explain the Trinity, election, and many other paradoxes that are above our pay grade, yet the vanity of many of us attempt to answer these questions.

    I can’t tell you how Jesus is and will always be all God, then for a short 33 years became all human, but that’s what the Bible says.

    Many people never have their eyes open to what biblical faith really is, they think they know the answers, which I too had fallen prey too.

    Anyway, I’m sorry that I go on, but I have a passion for the subject.

    I’ve spent over 20 years digging deeper and deeper and trying to understand this most mysterious of values that we inherited from our heavenly father.

    Please take the time to study this, after the ABC’s of faith, I would suggest that you read:

    JESUS ~ THE ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF FAITH (NOTABLE ORIGINAL WORK)

    At:

    https://faithbibleministriesblog.com/2014/03/28/the-preeminence-of-christ-part-6-jesus-the-ultimate-example-of-faith-notable-original-work/

    when I ran this up I received a security alert saying that my website does not have a security certificate – it is on WordPress. This is not true and is a problem that wordpress has had – only to christian sites? Please continue on to the website – I’m not a hacker.

    But if you still feel unsafe go to the downloadable page in the home page top header for a .doc copy of this teaching.

    One last thing.

    I am moving our main teaching website to wordpress.

    This website is fully devoted to tools of interpretation in handling God’s word, and faith.

    Both articles are more than 80 pages apiece, with over 100 references.

    While I am still transferring articles over, I have transferred page 1 of the article on faith (40 pages or so). The link is:

    http://faithvideoministriesblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/faith-part-1-test/

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me, I always take the time to answer all emails.

    Brent@faithbibleministries.com
    Or
    brentbolin@lcdc.info

    Your brother in Christ, Brent

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