Faith Regulates the Believer’s Walk

For we walk by faith not by sight (II Cor. 5:7). These words from the apostle Paul denote a strong demand on the way we live. Since faith is the assurance of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality (Heb. 11:1), we must stand firmly holding faith’s banner for all to see. It is easy to walk by faith when all seems to be going fine, when faith is not challenged. But that is not faith at all, since faith requires hope for the reality of some things we expect to happen. When faith regulates the believers’ life, circumstances cannot alter the way we feel in times of trials, for it elevates the believer upward where our Lord YAHSHUA is sitting at the right hand of God. Faith is much needed while we are in our temporary tent for our existence on earth. As Paul said, In this tent we groan and sigh. Our spirit groans to be clothed with the non-corrupted body, for it does not belong in this temporary tent, since it was made a true life in Christ and regulated by faith. It is a gift we all should desire to live a life pleasing to the Lord. Faith conquers our fears and anxiety; it stands stronger than the enemy’s strength. Confident courage is the result of active faith and in it there is victory; the enemy is subdued under the power of faith. Only by faith we can believe in God, in His promises and be established in Him. The Lord told Israel, If you will not believe, you surely will not last (Isaiah 7: 9b), because it is faith that will sustain and uphold us with victory.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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