Kingdom citizens have radical faith in their King because our life depends on Him. Jesus is the Word, made flesh. So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14 NLT Do you recall what the Lord Jesus said to the sinful woman with the alabaster box, who washed His feet with her tears? Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Luke 7:50
Here is another example of radical faith. There was a Roman centurion who believed in King Jesus. Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, “for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”
Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” Luke 7:1-8 This is what He turned and told the crowd: When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick. Luke 7:9-10
Faith must have an object. We don’t just “have faith”, we have faith in ______. So, fill in the blank. What do you actually have faith in? Do you believe more in science, doctors, government, the world system, your religion or what you have been taught by your parents and friends? Sometimes we say one thing, but our actions reveal the object of our faith!
Do you know the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”? This is why it is vital to guard what you watch, listen to and read because it will hinder your faith in His Word. The news and social media won’t build your faith; most of the time it is “selling” fear. That is why it is imperative to read and study His Word every day. God’s Word cleanses our mind and our soul . . . .just as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s Word. Ephesians 5:25b-26 NLT God’s constitution will strengthen your faith in His Word. If you don’t know His Word, how can you truly have faith in it? I study His Word daily. He protects me, guides me, strengthens me and heals me.
Your eternal life hinges on your faith in King Jesus.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.
There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” John 3:16-21 NLT
As always, remember that your faith in the King and His Word is your greatest asset.
All scriptures are New King James translation except where noted.
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