I Never knew the “Why” of faith until l read Hebrews 11:3. “By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed (or created) by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which do appear” Like a flash l grasped the secret of Genesis 1. “In the beginning God created” How did create? By the Word of faith. He said , “let there be.” He created with words. Jesus knew the secret of words. He healed the sick with words.
He raised the dead with words. He stilled the sea with, “Peace be still.” Peter healed the sick by using the Name of Jesus. Paul cast out demons by saying, “In the Name of Jesus Christ, come out.” They used words that were bore of faith. They were Faith’s words. We become the sons of God, partakers of His very nature, by acting on words. We become faith men and women, we use faith words, and we produce faith results.
FAITH IN MY FAITH
The first time those words came to me they startled me. l began to examine myself and ask the question, Why is it that people haven’t faith in their own faith? because they lack confidence in their own faith. For some reason they do not believe in themselves. They do not believe in what Christ has wrought for them, or what they are in Christ.
The reason for their unbelief is that they do not know what they are in Christ. They have a feeling that they are not good enough, that their faith is not strong enough. They are acquainted with all of their own failings and weaknesses. They accept every condemnation from the pulpit. They are willing always to believe anything against themselves, their unworthiness, their unfitness, their weakness, their lack of faith.
HERE ARE SOME FACTS
The Father has no favourites. Every person born into His Family has the same Redemption. He has been redeemed out of the hand of his enemy. Satan was conquered for him personally. He can say, He was delivered up on the account of my trespasses and He was raised for my justification. He can confidently say, “Who delivered me out of the authority of darkness, and translated me into the kingdom of the Son of His love. In whom l have my redemption, the remission of my trespasses.” It is a personal, an absolute Redemption from the dominion of the Adversary.
CHRIST WAS YOUR SUBSTITUTE
When Jesus put Satan to naught and stripped him of his authority, it was you, in Christ, who did that work. Christ acted in your stead; He did it for you. You can say, “In Christ, l conquered Satan. I stripped him of his authority, and when Jesus arose from the dead, l arose with Him”. You can confidently say, “But God being rich in mercy with His great love wherewith He love me, even when l was dead through my trespasses and sins, made me alive together with Christ (By grace have l been save, or healed ) and raised me up with Him, and made me to sit with Him in the heavenliest in Christ”. It is when you take your place and begin to assume your rights and privileges that God begins to respond to you. You have the same Eternal life that Jesus had. “He that hath the Son hath the life.” You have the Son; you have the life. Now you may say, I have taken Jesus Christ as my Savior. I have confessed Him as my Lord. God has given to me Eternal life, His own nature. I am now a new creation, created in Christ Jesus, and l have God’s ability to perform the good work that were afore prepared that l should walk in them.