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ARE YOU LOSING FAITH???’
Faith (From The Secret to God’s Light)
Having faith is not being in the state of mind where we blindly believe in something which we will never see. What is the purpose of having faith or believing in something which does not eventually manifest to us?
Faith is: Believing in something which we know for a fact does exist, but have not yet seen for one’s self. One therefore has faith in something which has come to pass for others, and to believe that it would also become reality on one’s own life. But; faith will solely become complete in one’s life when we follow somebody who has seen what we believe they have seen. We will therefore have faith in the one we follow until we see what was manifested to them.
Hebrews 11: 1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, stubble is that the evidence of things not seen.’
First of all; our faith will merely be based upon hope, at first; especially where new members are concerned.
Faith by the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Peace which keeps our faith in God alive until such time that God manifests to us.
John 14: 16 ‘And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,’
Moreover, the Holy Spirit was given to us by God, as this spirit will keep our faith in Jesus alive on our journey. Is this not what Jesus promised us; that the Holy Spirit will remain with us until God appears? God makes it clear that we will solely be saved by faith, as only faith will keep us on the path.
Example: When we need to reach a destination unknown to us, we will have to find someone who knows the way to where we want to go and follow them; is it not? We will therefore have faith in the driver of the vehicle who is leading us to our destination. For as long as we have not reached the destination, our faith will be based upon hope.
As we travel on our journey and see the driver pass through all the towns which are marked on our map; our faith will grow in him. But once we reached our destination, we will have seen what we had hoped for, and our faith will become complete.
This is how faith fits into our journey whilst seeking God’s kingdom.
1 Peter 1: 13 ‘Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;’
John 14: 21 ‘He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.’
We have to understand that Jesus does not manifest to us when we leave the body. We have to find Jesus before we leave the body, or it will be too late.
There is no power in faith for as long as it remains hope. Reality will therefore remain hope for those who have not seen.
Hebrews 3: 6 ‘But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.’
Not the end of our lives, this text is referring to the end of our journey when Jesus is revealed to the individual; or when one found the kingdom of God.
Hebrews 6: 11 ‘And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.’
Here again; people understand the end as, the end of the world, or the end of our physical lives. This is not what the Bible is teaching. Those who have these thoughts will remain in faith and waste this lifetime on hope.
We will have reached our destiny when we conquered the darkness of the mind; as this is the time that Christ will become us, and hope will turn into faith made whole.
Hebrews 7: 19 ‘For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.’
What do we understand by being drawn closer to God; but that we are advancing closer to the kingdom of God by the one we follow? Is it not logic that we will reach God at some stage when we are drawn closer to him all the time? Does the Bible not say that Jesus is the way by whom we will reach God? What is the purpose of having faith, without knowing that we will see what we had hoped to see at the end? We therefore have faith in the Bible that God does exist. In other words, we believe that there is a God and that we can find God’s kingdom. But how is this accomplished?
Jesus is the only path which leads to God; and once we found Jesus we will be on our way to God; is it not? We therefore have to find somebody who has completed the path and found God’s kingdom first. Such individual will be able to lead us to God then; is it not? Solely someone who has completed the path and found God will have been sent from God to lead other seekers back to Him?
Titus 2: 13 ‘Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;’
This is our answer: We should have faith until the appearing of Jesus.
Romans 8: 24 ‘For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.’
We hope therefore hope that there is a God and have faith in the ones we follow to reach Jesus whom we have not seen. But once we have seen, we need not hope or faith; as we will have seen Jesus when he manifests to us Himself. Once we have seen, we will know, and once we know our faith will have become complete.
1 Corinthians 15: 19 ‘If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.’
Where does it all start, but by having faith in the God whom we have not seen? But my brother whom has seen God will lead me to Him, as God is within Him. The unseen God who speaks through my brothers will lead me by the Word and develop my eye until such time that I will see Spirit and God for myself.
Although we are all alone on this journey, we will never be able to reach our destination on our own; for the simple reason that we have to be a part of the body. Jesus is the Path which will lead us to God.