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Faith & Forgiveness

 

People have tended to misunderstand faith and forgiveness.  Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Forgiveness is a command for believers.  Why?  Since Jesus Christ forgave you of all your sins, you need to turn anyone over to Him, for vengeance is the Lord’s.

Why does it seem so difficult to forgive others?  Maybe you are holding on to something that does not belong to you or maybe you have wronged someone else and need to seek forgiveness.  Regardless, if forgiveness does not take place, you will damage your soul.

You may say, you do not know what was done to me.  Forgiveness does not excuse anything, it does not mean that you approve of what happened.  No, to the contrary, the Lord knows all things, and He is waiting to free you from the situation.

How much faith is necessary in any situation?  Jesus, during His ministry said, if you have faith like a mustard seed, you can move mountains.  He was speaking spiritually, not physically.  Having faith is not moving mountains, the mountains are barriers or obstacles blocking you from achieving something.  The mustard seed when sown, turns into a large shrub.  He used this analogy because the mustard seed in the smallest seed and the results produce the largest herb.

So, the question arises who is the seed and who is the plant.  You are the seed and He is the plant.  Putting it another way, is not having great faith in the Lord, but rather, having faith in a GREAT Lord.  He is the one that removes Mountains or obstacles.  You need to have faith in Him.

The first need of faith for you is found in Ephesians 2:8, which deals with salvation.  The verse goes something like this, we are saved by Grace through Faith, that no one can boast.  The problem can be, are we saved by our faith, because that can refer to works.  The Bible’s original language for the New Testament is Greek, the word that needs to agree with the gender of Grace or Faith.  The gender only agrees with Grace.  So, what is the point?  The answer is, everything!  Grace is what was produced on the Cross, it is unmerited favor.  You cannot earn it, you cannot buy it, it is free to you if you have met the requirements of this verse.

If faith is based on the degree or amount, how much faith would you need to be saved?  This is not the message of the Gospel.  God would not create a situation where some people have an advantage over others.  No, the ground around the Cross is level and open to all people regardless of what they have done, including murder!

If you have not done so, why not now in the privacy of your home, humble yourself and repent of your sins, believe that Jesus Christ died for you, you should see your sins on Him, believe this, He was buried, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven  He is God and the Bible is  His Word.

If you do the above in all sincerity, then all the work to Create this website, was well worth it!

Very sincerely, Anita, Paul and Joan.

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