Where is our faith?

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  1. stanleyg

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    Where is our faith? We proclaim to have faith in the second coming of Christ. When faith takes over our souls began to move through the unction of our holy spirit. It is this motion of the holy ghost that separates us from the world. For the soul of the world is dead in sin, and the world walks by sight, rather than by faith.

    Yet, our souls have come alive through the blood of Christ. We have become new creatures, old things are passed away and all things become new. We don't think or act as the world that is around us. The world should look at us as the reflection of Christ. The world hated Christ, and he told us that the world will hate us too if we pick up our cross to follow after him.

    Christ walked by faith trusting in his Father's word. He disregarded everything that was around him. No matter how cruel the world treated him, his last words were "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do". We too must forgive the world as we began our walk of faith. We are in the world, yet not of the world.

    So, it's time now for us to be like Christ. If we are ashamed to be as Christ, then he too will become ashamed of us. Let us not be ashamed to walk by our own faith.

    2Cor5 [17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    Amen!
     
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    It is impossible for anyone who is born again of the Holy Spirit to NOT become more and more the image of Christ in his life, for this is the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian and He is faithful to complete the good work He has begun.

    However, especially, I think, in America, where being a "Christian" is confused with attending church or a cultural thing, there are probably millions of people who think they are Christians, who say they are Christians, who (to their shame and the shame of Christ) are considered representative of Christians, who are not. These people may try to put on for awhile, and they may fake others out, but eventually their hearts will show through and although many will say they 'fell from the faith', or 'lost salvation,' the simple truth is that they were never a follower of Christ to begin with.

    We can berate these people to behave more like what they claim they are, but only the Holy Spirit can really change a person. And any person who belongs to Christ will be truly -- however gradually -- changed and their lives will show more and more the image of our Savior.
     
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    Matt13
    [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
    [26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
    [27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
    [28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
    [29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
    [30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
     
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    Re the initial post ~~ #1 ~~ not bad, Stanley. Not bad. Stick with the obvious. In that way the difficult will open up to you.
     

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