Yesterday, I had an opportunity to teach on faith at house fellowship, because the preacher was absent following the bee stung his lips.
With great opportunity in hand, i couldn’t help laughing hearing about the preacher’s lips stung by bee making him unable to speak. Surprisingly this had been my first ever house fellowship with the new group from different church and locality.
Ok, now let me recap to you some secret revelation with the question:
From where faith comes? Does it come from GOD or men? I got following answers from the group:
From GOD, From human heart, from the experiences we have in life.
All seems to be right, but in correct sense faith comes exactly from GOD. If GOD created everything then HE even did create faith too.
Let me show you some points with Bible Verses:
Faith comes from hearing the word of GOD. Romans 10:17
Faith comes from grace of GOD. Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:8
We are saved by faith of GOD and Jesus. Galatians 2:20
Faith comes from righteousness of GOD. 2 Peter 1:1
Faith is the armor handed to us by GOD to fight against fiery darts of Satan. Ephesians 6:16
Faith is also gift of Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:9
Faith is fruit of Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22
The house fellowship leader-local church pastor had given me 15 minutes to provide the sermon, but I finished it within 10 minutes with the help of MS-Power Point slides I had prepared a month ago to preach in my church. The original sermon was prepared in MS-Word some 8 months ago up to 10 pages.
Having said that I would once again inform you that Faith always comes from GOD and given to humans, that’s why disciples pleaded “Increase our FAITH.” Another man said help me in my unbelief in Mark 9:24.
Ultimately Jude 1:3 tells us Faith was passed on to GOD’s people for once and all. This writing is talking to you about Spiritual and Divine Faith necessarily different from worldly and satanic faith.
“Now that Faith has come we are no longer under the guardian” Galatians 3:25
If faith did come then it surely came from GOD. If it came then there is no doubt that all we did was too receive it and keep it for our safety.
And he gives Faith to those who give their attention to GOD to hear and obey GOD’s words like Moses did give attention to burning bush and heard GOD speak words bringing great Faith within him.