How does faith save us?
To understand how faith saves us or makes us well, we have to know what faith is and how it provides for our salvation. In a lot of places, in the Bible, Jesus said to the people: Your faith has made you well.
For instance in Matthew 9:22/Marc 10:52/Luke 8:48 Jesus said: Your faith has made you well. And in Luke 7:50 Jesus said: Your faith has saved you.
What is faith?
According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So faith is the power to take the right position or the right actions to receive what God has already provided for us through His grace. To have faith we have to know what God, due to His grace, has given us based on spiritual and natural facts.
The consequences of lack of faith
Without the right positioning or the right actions, you won’t receive what God has in store for you through His grace or you won’t reach the goal that He has planned for you through His grace. If you don’t have faith, you will be lead by fear or doubt so that you don’t want to take the right actions to rest in God’s grace, after taking the right position.
If you don’t have faith, you will be led by fear or doubt so that you don’t want to take the right actions to rest in God’s grace, after taking the right position.
In Hebrews 11:6 it is written: Without faith, it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
The consequences of faith
Because of our faith, God’s abundance grace and the gift of righteousness will be available for us so that we can reign in life, as it is written in Romans 5:17.
Because of our right positioning and right actions, God’s salvation and wellness will be available for us, to reward us with the justification of our faith in Him.
The source of faith
The source of faith is our hearing of the word of Christ Jesus. When we hear the word about God’s love for us, manifested through the grace of our Lord Christ Jesus, then we receive the power to take the right position and the right actions to step into God’s favour for us.
In Romans 10:17 it is written: So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ Jesus.
The interrupters of faith
As we have seen, faith comes by hearing the word of Christ Jesus. In the same manner, faith will be interrupted by hearing the carnal words of the flesh. Those carnal words of the flesh are words about the lust of the flesh, honour from others and pride in keeping the law.
In 1 Timothy 6:10 it is written: For the love of money is a root of all evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
In John 5:44 it is written: How can you believe, who receive honour from one another, and do not seek the honour that comes from the only God?
In Galatians 5:4 it is written: You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law, you have fallen from grace.