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Biblical Faith: What It Is & How to Have It

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February 5, 2021 7:00 am

Biblical Faith: What It Is & How to Have It

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February 5, 2021 7:00 am

Faith is our greatest spiritual asset and richest currency. On the contrary, unbelief is our greatest stumbling block. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals the intricacies of biblical faith as taught in Romans 10, what faith is, and how to have it.

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What a person says we just have faith in the first question in my mind is brave and will basically all we believe there is no power in faith alone don't think there's something mystical or something magical about just believing your faith is no better than it will come to love and worth finding featuring real truth never changes from Adrian Rogers is not by same feelings, fortune friends or fate, but by our faith that we measure our accomplishment. Faith is our greatest spiritual asset and richest currency, the contrary, unbelief is our greatest stumbling block. That's why there's an immediate urgency to grow in a solid and exciting faith in God. If you have your Bible turn to Romans chapter 10 will begin in verse 11 as Adrian Rogers reveals the intricacies of a biblical faith what it is and how to have for us to have better shape, mountain moving devil by faith and Almighty God. This is the time. This is the day and this is the hour I don't know what you will accomplish in your Christian life. But I can tell you the measurement that will measure what you will accomplish. The Bible says this clearly and plainly according to your BW not according to your fame, not according to your feelings about according to your fortune, not according to your friends, not according to your faith FATE, but according to your faith be it unto you. Faith is the medium of exchange in the kingdom of heaven. When you go to the grocery store for groceries to get groceries with dollars, but we received from God by faith. Fate is the greatest asset that we had belief is the greatest stumbling block believe is the chief wickedness unbelief is the mother sin. The father sin, parents and the sin of all sands is unwilling. It was unbelief that caused Eve to sin against God in the garden of Eden she failed to believe the word of God. It was unbelief that lock the doors to the promised land and the Israelites did not go in the Bible says because of their unbelief. It was unbelief that tied the hands of Jesus when Jesus was there in his own home town and the Bible says he can do no mighty work there because of their unbelief and the sovereign God has limited himself to work.

According to the faith to believe all the people of God. It is unbelief that shuts the door to heaven. Now focus all things are possible to him that believes and in the spiritual realm. If you do not believe nothing is possible. The Bible says in this book of Romans that the just shall live by faith, just as you live physically. My breathing and form of nourishment that you take from food you live spiritually by faith Romans one verse 17 just shall live by faith, so as we look at this passage of Scripture you keep Romans chapter 10.

They are open before you and look at the lessons that are there that tell you how to have a biblical faith very first thing I want to know this is what I meant to call the reality of biblical faith.

Look in verse 11.

But the Scripture saith whosoever believe it. I watch this all him on the store that shall not be ashamed, whosoever believe it on him now faith must have the right object to be real faith. I'm talking about the reality of faith.

You know sometimes people who do save you all jobs have faith will only believe what a person says to me, just have faith. The first question in my mind is faith in one basic essay only believe there is no power in faith alone don't think there's something mystical or something magical about just believing your faith is no better than it object misplaced faith is a dangerous thing is not faith that moves mountains. It is, that moves mountains. The Bible says in Mark chapter 11 in verse 22, he said unto them, faith in God. The server believes and can see the so many people think of a as positive thinking, that's what people think faith is.

Faith is not positive thinking that it will help you to think positively and there's nothing wrong with positive thinking by the majority of people think there's something mystical and magical and only believing but the reality of biblical faith is in verse 11 that we are to believe all him. Your faith is no better than it object now if you put faith in faith. You are sitting duck for the devil. The devil will come to you and the devil will say well you not good enough to be saying you say well I know it, but I don't have any faith in myself and the devil says, well, there are hypocrites in the church you say well I'm not putting faith in hypocrites. I'm trusting the Lord the devil will say to you, but you don't feel just right, you say well I'm trusting my feeling, I'm trusting the Lord you think you go away. Whitney, would you know what he'll do, and this is the slightest thing of all is that what you say you're trusting the Lord. But how do you know your faith is good. You know that your faith is strong enough you know that your faith is no real slaying and post if you're not careful.

That's his dirtiest and most likely give many people go under what he says this and if the devil ever pulled that stunt on you. You just tell them look devil.

I am not putting my faith in faith. My faith is in Jesus. Now there's a difference in that you see the least amount of faith in the right object is better than strong faith in the wrong object. We are to believe in him him and what the Bible says in Hebrews chapter 12 verse one where to be looking on to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Don't put faith in your faith. Faith in God.

You see, that's the way to have strong faith to find out whom Ghanaians I've used this illustration. Many times if you wanted to cross a bridge and you in the weather can hold you up laissez the bridge going across the Mississippi River.

Here you are afraid and you tremble and you try to make yourself believe in Scripture, courage and so you can cross the bridge that would be ridiculous to look at the bridge is made of concrete and steel and semi trucks are going over every day and when you see the bridge and understand what the bridge can do for him is easy for you to cross the bridge.

When you see whom Ghanaians rather than putting faith and positive feelings rather than putting faith in faith. Put your faith in God and your faith will grow from where does faith come from where this pain come from it comes from a knowledge of God. He that believe all shall not be ashamed strong faith try to make yourself believe God put these verses down Psalm nine in verse 10, and J that my name will put their trust in the best first down. Daniel 11. In verse 32. David knew know their God shall be strong and do exploits. Now that's the reality of biblical faith. Faith is no better than its object, you must know that here's the second thing I want you to say very not only the reality of biblical faith, but I want you to see though biblical faith all through biblical faith is rooted not only in knowing God, but in hearing from the God that you know look in verse 14. How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not. What's the next word for and how shall they hear without a teacher or how shall they hear without a preacher and then look down, if you will please in verse 17, so then say cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God in order to have faith. You must hear from God.

You cannot know the will of God by guessing at this verse says.

Verse 17 that faith because you don't generated it, God give faith.

Ephesians chapter 2 and verses eight and nine says this will by grace, he saved through faith and that not of yourselves is why they is the gift of God's grace is the gift of God and so is the faith to receive the grace God is faith. No one can believe God and less God enables him to believe and how does God enable you to believe God gives you his or her faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, you don't name it and claim it. God speaks you believe it and receive it now. Hebrews 11 one. Put it in your margin right by verse 17. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen battle word home.

What does that mean well today it means maybe it made strong desire that's the way we use hope today, but Fran the word of hope in the Bible does not mean what our modern word hold me hope in the Bible. Please listen. It means bad rock assurance based on the promise of God. That's what hope is.

It means our assurance mingled with anticipation. That's the reason the Bible calls the second coming of Jesus. The blessed hope that as a minister blessed maybe it's the blessed hope he's not here yet, but we know he's coming. How he calls he has said so not listen to this fate is the substance of things hoped for, looking toward substance toward substance means when it could be guaranteed but actually vague report is very much like our English words stand something beneath you can stand no when you're living by faith walking around on egg shells and Jell-O friend. Faith is substance. Why because it is the substance of things hoped for, things that God has said, you see that that's where faith comes from the root of faith is the word of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Now how does God communicate this way said you cannot have faith in less God speaks well.

How does God speak whether to words for the word word in the Greek language.

One is logon's Jesus you know is called the Lagos.

The word of God blog us, we can say is the Bible the written word that tells us of the living word. Jesus is the Lagos.

The Bible is the Lagos by just simply means the word. The word of God given Christ revealed in the Bible. That's the Lagos but is another word that is translated word and is Rhema Rhema and that's the word that is used in verse 17. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Rhema of God, not the Lagos but the Rhema. What does that mean what does the word Reimann mean it means an utterance, it means a spoken word.

I guess we could call it a word from the word you take the Bible. That's the Lagos and reading the Bible and God begins to speak to you out of the word of God, you get a Reimann from the Lagos you get an utterance from God and God speaks to you when you hear in your heart to hear from God because freight in order for you have faith you have to hear from Adrian. You got a hear from you got to hear from you to see. All I can do is be the Western Union boy, but it is God that gives the message is not enough to hear a sermon like it will in verse 14.

How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard now look at your will.

In that phrase, of whom the new American Standard gives it this way, how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard not of whom but whom you must hear God you must get a Reimann from God. How does God speak reading the Bible. Are you praying and God's thoughts that portion in your heart. God says this is from me you say will he never speaks to me that way. Are you listening.

Do you have a quiet time. Are you saturated with the word of God. Are you ready to do Israel do you want to share him are you reporting for duty. The root of faith is a Reimann of God, you must hear from God. That is the third thing I want you to see quickly that is the release of biblical faith. What does the to what does biblical faith or what is the purpose of faith, listen carefully say is not getting man's will done in heaven is getting God's will done on earth about the result of faith is the will of God not notice I said you cannot have faith unless you hear from God when you want to go to hear from God, you're going to hear the will of God. When God speaks God is going to say this is what I want done and therefore I want you to believe it. Now you cannot have faith for anything is not the will of God. It is not the will of God is no possible way that you have faith for why because faith is the gift of God, faith comes from hearing the word of God and God's not going to give you word on something that is not his will and that's wonderful because that keeps God in control. If you could just say well I can believe and have whatever I want, when you make a mess of things, it would put you in the driver seat rather than God. You see the result of faith is that the will of God is done.

You say all that means fewer blessings for me know it means more blessings for you because friend the will of God is not something that you must do it is something you get to do first John chapter 5 in verse 14 and this is the confidence that we have in him.

If we ask him anything according to his will he hears us, what is the reality of faith. It is faith in God. What is the root of faith you hear from God what is the result of faith. The result of faith is that God's will is now how do you release faith, what you do. How does it get down into and a personal experience I have today are you going to release your faith about true faith, listen to me does more than merely believe it always what you say you believe does not translate into action. You do not really believe about notice in verse 16, but they have not all obeyed the gospel. Wait a minute I thought we were to believe the gospel.

That's right. When you believe that you will obey what faith is. Faith is belief like zoning when you say pastor Rogers if I can't believe that is not my fault it's God's fault, because God didn't give me faith you said no one can believe in less God speaks to him and maybe God speak to me and it's not my fault got word for you lucky women verse 16 but they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says Lord, who has believed our report.

See not everybody hears a believer so then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

But I say have they not heard.

Yes, but they didn't obey God's call, but why didn't they obey why that may believe look in verse 21, but this really save all day long. I stretch forth my hands on to a distal being in and gain saying people God is speaking, God brought you and God said I love you but not everybody will obey the gospel. Not everybody will release their faith, God stretches out his hand.

Whether people are disobedient and gain saying view of the word gain saying means is not a very pretty word is it the word gain saying means obstinate you debate you hear the word of God and God speaks the Holy Spirit says yes that is true which you paraded past the judgment bar of your mind inside don't think I believe that her I don't think I'm good obey that God says I love you, God stretches out his hand in all day long. I stretched out my hands to a gainsaying in disobedient people that not all obeyed the gospel who friendless you must release your faith by obedience. The release of your faith is your say God I believe and therefore I hide my heart and I promise you this on the authority of the word of God. If you trusted your Savior. For the Scripture that I'm reading from, says, for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved if you would pray a prayer like this.

God I'm a sinner. I'm lost. I need to be saved.

I can't save myself Jesus you died to save you promise to save on. I do trust you right now right now like a child come in my heart, forgive my sin and Satan a man and if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ.

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