FAITH --- WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT....
WELCOME EVERYONE,--PRAYIN G FOR A BLDESSED DAY FOR ALL WHO READ THESE PAGES.
THE 'ROMAN' RELIGIONS HAVE DISTORTED SO MUCH OF THE MANY ''GIFTS'' FROM THE ALMIGHTY, THIS TOPIC BEING ONLY ONE OF THEM.
LETS LOOK AT A 'SUBJECT' MUCH MISREPRESENTED IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD. THIS SUBJECT IS ABOUT "FAITH' IT IS TIRESOME TO HEAR THE LONG-TINE WORN COMMENT BY PEOPLE, AGAINST THOSE UNDER STRESS, OR OPPRESSION, ""WELL YOU JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FAITH'".----....FAITH IS NOT SOMETHING-- 'WORKED UP' BY ANY PERSON, IT IS A GIFT FROM THE ALMIGHTY FATHER !
EPJESIANS 2:8-9 ""8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of YAH (G-d): Not of works, lest any man should boast.
FAITH IS A ''DIVINE PERSUASION'' THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM YAHVAH, (G-D) THE FATHER CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ''FAITH'' AND BELIEF (HUMAN CONFIDENCE). OUR BELIEF MAY POSSIBLY HELP US LOOK AT T HE ALNIGHTY, BUT IT DOES NOT HELP US FIND HIM, NOR DOES IT INTEREST THE ALMIGHTY WITHOUT REPENTANCE AND SUBMISSION TO HIM. NO MAN CAN COME TO HIM UNLESS THE HOLY SPIRIT '(FROM THE HEAVENLY FATHER) 'DRAWS' HIM. JOHN 6:44
YAH BRINGS ABOUT FAITH IN THE ''YIELDED'' BELIEVER (CONTINUOSLY) (JOHN 5:4) SO HE CAN KNOW WHAT THE ALMIGHTY PREFERS.. NO HUMAN CAN 'JUST ''PRODUCE'' FAITH, REGARDLESS OF ANY TYPE OF EFFORTS OR ACTIVITY, .WHETHER T BE BY PRAYERS OR ANY OTHER SUPPOSED GOOD WORKS. ONLY THE HEAVENLY FATHER CAN SEND ''DIVINE''-- PERSUASION TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS YIELDED; GIVEN OVER TO THE ALMIGHTY, HEART AND SOUL.
FOR ANY RELIGIOS LEADER WHO IS PREACHING ON ''FAITH'', THEY BEST LEARN THAT ''GIFT'' IS NOT OF THEIR TEACHING, OR OF THEIR ''PERSUASION'', BUT FROM YAHVAH HIMSELF, AND TO WHOM HE DECIDES TO GIVE IT TOO, AND , HOW MUCH HE GRANTS TO GIVE.. WE, THE BORN AGAIN COMMITTED FOLLOWERS OF MESSIAH,, ALL HAVE A MEASURE OF FAITH, BUT IN DIFFERENT DEGREES.
IN THE GREEK the root of 4102/pistis ("faith") is 3982/peithô ("to persuade, be persuaded") which supplies the core-meaning of faith ("divine persuasion"). ROMANS 12:3--'' 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 YAH (G-d) hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Faith (4102/pistis) enables the believer to know YAHVAH'S (G-d's) preferred-will (cf. J. Calvin; see # 2307 /thelçma). Accordingly, faith (4102/pistis) and "God's preferred-will (2307/thelçma)" are directly connected in Scripture. (Strong's Greek: 4102. πίστις (pistis) -- faith, faithfulness (biblehub.com)
THIS SUBJECT HAS OFTEN BEEN A BOTHERSOME TOPIC BECAUSE OF WELL-MEANING BUT MISDIRECTED SOULS MAKING COMMENTS TOTALLY APART FROM SCRIPTURAL WORDS.. SIMPLY BECAUSE OF WRONG REFERENCES AND TEACHING BY MEN OF THE CLOTH.....REGARDLESS OF WORKS OR POSITIONS, PASTORS OR LAY PEOPLE; NO ONE CAN ''PERSUADE'' YOU TO HAVE ''FAITH'', REGARDLESS OF HOW OFTEN IT MIGHT BE PRESENTED. ONLY A COMMITTED, YIELDED ""bORN AGAIN'' SOUL WILL BE GIVEN THAT ""GIFT'' OF FAITH,; AS DETERMINED BY THE ALMIGHTY FATHER. SO THE NEXT TIME, SOMEONE TELLS YOU, YOU NEED TO HAVE MORE FAITH. TELL THEM THE TRUTH.....IT IS A GIFT FROM YAH, AND THAT THEY NEED TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES CONCERNING ''FAITH''
RO,MANS 14:12-19--;;So then every one of us shall give account of himself to YAH (G-d).13--Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.14--I know, and am persuaded by the MESSIAH , that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.15--But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou notcharitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom MESSIAH died.16 --Let not then your good be evil spoken of :17--For the kingdom of YAH (G-d) is not in meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.18--For he that in these things serveth MESSIAH is acceptable to YAH (G-d), and approved of men.19--Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.