As a Christian, we all know that we get the salvation by faith. However, the word "faith" is defined very loosely. Some doctrine even interprets that faith means believe. In fact, faith is much more than just believe. In other blog, has mentioned that even Lucifer also believes in there is GOD. Lucifer also knows that GOD is Almighty, Love and Righteous. Then, why does Lucifer fall ?
This is faith is more than just believe. The original Greek word for faith is pistis or Strong Number 04102.
Pistis means more than just believe. Pistis also means fidelity.
Per Wikipedia, fidelity means the quality of faithful or loyal.
Pistis also means trust.
Per Wikipedia, trust means totally rely on the one we believe. We believe thatthe one is faithful and will do what the one promises.
This is the true attributes of Jesus Christ wants toshowus.
Jesus Christ is so loyal to GOD that though he is tempted by Satan who shows all the nations and kingdoms in the world and offersJesus Christ to give HIM all these if Jesus Christ worships Satan.
But, Jesus Christ replies that HE will only serve the GOD the Father.
Matthew 4:8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
4:9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
4:10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Jesus Christ was crucified by Roman soldiers and Jews. HE died on the cross and HE is totally helpless then. But, HE has total trust in GOD the Father that GOD the Father will resurrect HIM. HE trust GOD the Father to such an extent to submit HIS life to GOD the Father. This is trust.
In a nutshell, a lot of people interpret faith as believe. This is not the full picture. In fact, the full meanings of faith are:believe, loyal and trust.
Pray for all of us have faith during this end time, that we may face persecution or even martyrdom,to live up to the true meanings of faith: believe, loyal and trust.
In Christ love,
"The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". Heb. 11:1. Chapter 11 then gives example after example of what people of faith "do".
It is who we have faith in, that makes all the difference. For us, it is in JESUS CHRIST!
Satans faith is in self. He believes he can lift himself above God. All of those who have 'faith' in any other than Jesus Christ, spend life pursuing the things their faith is in. The substance and evidence of their faith will be temporary. Short lived. Those whose faith is in Jesus Christ, who believe HE is the way, truth, and life, will forever have the evidence and substance of faith in Him.
Praise God. In Christ. God bless you brother.
Raymond, are you OK?
We haven't heard from you in ages ... so I have been wondering.
Probably you are just busy or having a holiday, I thought ... but it has been a long time ... so wanted to ask.
God bless you and your family, whatever you are up to!
Thanks for your greeting. Very busy recently.
Shall try my best to visit.
Thanks for your greeting.
May GOD's grace always with my lovely brothers and sisters in this blog.
In Christ love,