The just shall live by faith, Romans 1:17
The just shall live by faith, Galatians 3:11
The just shall live by faith, Hebrews 10:38
Why would the bible repeat itself in three separate books that the just shall live by faith? Well, clearly it’s something important due to its repetition and something that we seriously needs to look into.
Firstly, what is faith? Well,
most folks will repeat Hebrews 11:1 as the answer to that question, “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”. However, this still does not explain what faith is.
Scripture tells us that Faith comes by hearing, but not just hearing anything. In fact it was specific as to what we aught to be listening to in an effort to receive faith and that is listening to or reading the WORD OF GOD! Romans 10:17
With the above understanding in mind we can safely and confidently conclude that FAITH is indeed THE WORD OF GOD! So the “JUST”, which are the believers of Jesus Christ are repeatedly being asked in the above scriptures to live by the word of God, which is FAITH!
This is why scripture strongly expresses that it is impossible to please God without faith or his word, Hebrews 11:6.
Let’s take this revelation a step further. In regards to Hebrews 11:1, which states that, “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”. Let us substitute the word “faith” with the revelation of faith being “The word of God”.
“Now the word of God is the substance or material of things that we are in expectation of and the word of God is also the evidence or proof of that expectation that has not manifested itself as yet!
Friends! Please, you must use your faith or the word of God in your prayers, in fact you must make a conscious effort to live by faith or the word of God, why you may ask?, well because the word of God or faith, is the POWER OF GOD TO THOSE THAT BELIEVE! Romans 1:16. Therefore whatever your request is to God it must be accompanied by FAITH which is the same as his word……. God I need you to heal me, then your faith will be, “Because of his stripes we are healed”, Isaiah 53:3 or “He sent out his word and heal them” Psalm 107:20, For they that wait on the lord shall renew their strength” Isaiah 40:31.
Find the scriptures that supports your request from God, for it will be those scriptures that acts as spiritual currency in exchange for your request from God. As a reminder, it is impossible to please God without faith/his word!
According to your faith (the word of God) be it unto you, Matthew 9:29.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing