Faith works by love

If you don’t love you can’t expect faith to work. Our definition for faith came from Hebrews 11:1 where we learned that faith is the substance of things hoped for (or expected) and the evidence of things that you don’t see. I described faith as a channel to the supernatural. The supernatural represents spiritual things of God – meaning that the things that God prepared for you before the foundation of the world. Everything that you will ever need in this life has already been prepared for you – you just have to get it moved from the spiritual realm into the natural realm. (I Corinthians 2:9-10)That involves speaking it so as we discussed in our last post.

Faith is expressed through love.

5For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:5-6

Love is what holds the channel of faith open. Love both from us and to us.  We are commanded to love. All of the law and the prophets hang on love. We have to love God and our neighbor. We have to love our enemies. The reason for failure in life, and for what you may call faith that does not work, is disobedience to the command to love. (Mark 12:29-34) We see in these verses how important it is to love.

If you want faith to work, you have to love. If you are having problems loving, you need to go to God and ask Him to help you love, the way He loves. God is love and He shows love. To put that bluntly if you don’t know love, then you don’t know God. The thing to do would be repent and ask God to help you love.

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