Faith is the Key to Getting Everything from God Part 1

The same way that by faith you received your salvation, is the same way that you receive everything from God.

Faith is our confident attitude toward God and not in ourselves; it involves a 
reliance on Christ and a commitment to His will for our life. It is a personal 
commitment of one’s life to following Christ in obedience to His commands. Jesus said many times “if you love Me, you will keep My commandments”.

We must trust the word at face value (II Timothy 3:16-17) says “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly 
furnished to all good works”.

We are told to “walk by faith and not by sight” (II Corinthians 5:7). Romans 12:3 tells us that “God has dealt to every man the measure of faith”. So it is not being hidden from us. Romans 10:17 says “so then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”; you hear it, you believe it, and then you act on it (speak it) “we 
having the same spirit of faith according as it is written, I believed and therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak” (II Corinthians 4:13). You have to develop your faith; the more word you get, the more faith comes to you.  

You have to feed your faith on the word of God. Find the word of God that answers the problems of your life and meditate on them until you can answer the devil when he comes to you with the question, “it is written”.

The Bible warns us that “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”. This is detailed in Romans 8:5-8 which says “for they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded, is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God”.

Faith is belief in something that can’t be touched, or seen, (Hebrews 11:3) says “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”.

We must have confidence (I John 5:14-15) “and this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him”.

We must know the reality of what Jesus did. Faith is the basis of salvation. It is by faith that believers are justified, reconciled, redeemed, made alive, adopted into the family of God, recreated, and transported into a new kingdom and set free. Even though you cannot see your salvation, when one comes to Christ and professes faith in Him, you are sure that when you die, you will go to heaven. Saving faith 
involves personally depending on the finish work of Christ’s sacrifice as the only basis for forgiveness of sin, and entrance into heaven; (II Timothy 1:12) says “for the which cause I also suffer these things, nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day”.