Lesson 11 – Faith works with other things

Faith is The Power Generator in God’s Kingdom. It is the raw force that causes results. But God has not given that Power without controls. He gives us Power in His Kingdom in unlimited quantities, as long as it is used within the guideline that His Character requires.  A system of checks and balances are built into the function of faith, so that man cannot take The Power of The Godhead, and use it according to the sin nature. For this reason, faith has no purpose without hope; hope defined and given by God in His Word.  Faith works by patience, protecting us from hurried and impulsive decisions. But most of all, faith works by love, which is the Law of The Kingdom, the great protection from our using God’s Power in a way that contradicts His Character.  With hope, through patience, and tempered by love; we can by faith do “these and greater works than these.”

 

Faith, hope, love and patience; these are fruit of The Spirit that we acquire through God’s grace toward us. In Renewing the mind, He sanctifies us. Grace is what He works in to minister these things to us. Faith, hope, love, patience, these are our spiritual tools; grace is God’s spiritual tool.

(Eph 2:8 NIV)  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith‑‑and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God‑‑

 

All faith, and all that we do through faith, is by God’s grace, not through any merit of our own.