FAITH IS NOT FOCUSED ON SELF; IT IS NOT FOCUSED ON WHAT YOU CAN DO OR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE,BUT ON CHRIST; HIS ATTRIBUTES, HIS LOVE, HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS AND ALL THE BENEFITS THEREOF.

FAITH IS FOCUSED ON CHRIST:
Faith is focused on Christ’s love for you.
Faith is focused on Christ’s sacrificial death for you.
Faith is focused on Christ’s obedience to the Father that made you righteousness.
Faith is focused on the total forgiveness of sins Christ’s gained for you.
Faith is focused on the power of his name made available for you.
Faith is focused on the New Covenant of Grace that Christ’s mediated with the Father for your benefit.
Faith is focused on God’s grace that was made available for you because of what Christ had accomplished on the cross.

FAITH DOES NOT BYPASS CHRIST BECAUSE GOD SO DESIRED THAT ALL PASS THROUGH HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.
(John 14:6) “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

FAITH IS FOCUSED ON THE RIGHT PERSON; THE PERSON OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. IN OTHER WORDS, CHRIST IS THE OBJECT OF CHRISTIAN FAITH.

CHRIST IS THE AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF OUR FAITH.
(Heb 12:2a) “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”

BEAR IN MIND THAT FAITH COMES BY CONSTANT HEARING OF THE WORD OF GOD/WORD OF CHRIST.
(Rom 10:17) “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Kjv)
(Rom 10:17) “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ. (Niv)

GOOD WORKS CANNOT PRODUCE FAITH, BUT FAITH PRODUCES GOOD WORKS; IT IS CALLED THE “WORK OF FAITH”.
(1Th 1:2-3) “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your “Work of faith”, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father” (Nkjv)

YOU CANNOT JUDGE THE AUTHENTICITY OF “FAITH” BY WORKS BECAUSE FAITH CAN STAND ALONE.
(Gal 2:16) “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”

YOU CANNOT DETACH CHRIST FROM FAITH OTHERWISE IT BECOMES POSITIVE THINKING!

From Ptr. Rick Oasin

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