Today i will be sharing one of the most misunderstandings subjects of the bible..
But let me make a few questions.. Does your faith move God once faith was given as a free gift from Him ? Jesus is the author and finisher of Faith.
Does God its stuck on the Throne with twist arms waiting for your right response of faith?
Before going through you will keep this typology in your mind.
” If a relative that loves you come to you and say this.. Dear, I made a house of your dreams, as you really desire, it’s yours for free, you just have to get the keys and enjoy the house… You get so surprised that it’s hard for you to believe… For a moment you decided to not believe..Ok, now let me make this questions.. It’s the house there ? Your response change something or just limit yourself to enjoy the house.. ? Meanwhile, and after a few times your relative tell you what He has given you, you decide to go and enjoy the house that was already there…That’s my questions: Did your faith create the house? Did your faith moved your relative? Or your faith, was a right response of what your relative did for you? Did He waited for your response to bless you ? Or before even you believe he already made the house for you? Did he make the house based in your response to His gift or based in His love for you ?
Ok, think on this, keep this typology in your mind while we go further on this note..
The bible says in Hebrew 11:16 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him.
I hear many times people quoting this post that we must believe for God move in our lives.. I hear people preaching that If we no faith God get angry with us.. That God is waiting for your faith to move a finger to help you.. Is that true? many times we don’t see God’s blessings manifested in our lives ? Why? Its because our faith did not measure up ? How many times we struggle in believing to receive and does not work ? Or because we did not obey correct?
For many years I was taught that if i wasn’t seeing god’s blessing in my life was because i wasn’t doing the right thing, lack of faith, that i wasn’t measure up in God’s word, which kept me in bondage and condemnation all my life..
Now, we will see through filter of the cross what that means “Faith that Please God”..
The bible says in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Rom 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
In Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
Now, i have one question? Does the bible says that God sent His Son because we believed in Him? Did God Sure, The bible show us that Our response its because first God had the initiative. We are saved by grace through Faith.. But does our faith sent Jesus to heart or its just the right response on what God already did.
Im getting into a point where i want to show you that our faith is the right response of what God already done (perfect tense).. We appropriate (like the House) of what is already done at the Cross.. When Jesus died at the cross is said “IT IS FINISHED” that in Greek means:
teleô (to bring to a close, to finish, to end passed, finished, to perform, execute, complete, fulfill, (so that the thing done corresponds to what has been said, the order, accomplish, fulfill
WOW!!!! What a definition… wait, let’s see what mean Salvation in Greek
Sôtêria deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation deliverance from the molestation of enemies, in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the souls safety or salvation of Messianic salvation2) salvation as the present possession of all true Christians3) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, .
Jesus was saying, Son, Now that It;s finished you can enjoy All this benefits freely.. OHHH Glory, can i hear a shout of Hallelujah!!!!!!
THe bible says that “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: “ Eph_1:3 and says in
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
After reading all this verses and definition its easy to understand that The bible show us that Our response its because first God had the initiative.. And (keep the typology in your mind)
The bible says in Heb_12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; the word “OUR” faith does not exist in the original … Jesus is the Author and finisher of faith..
Faith its our positive response to what God has already done by grace. Faith is not something you do to get God to respond. Many often take scriptures like Mark 11:23, and only emphasize what you have to do. Some have even come up with the opinion that they are forcing God, that they’re making God move. This is how we came up with such statements as, “Faith moves God.” God isn’t the one who’s stuck.
Andrew Wommack said:
“God is not the one who needs to move. God moved before you ever had a problem. He moved through Jesus. Every person who will ever be healed was healed two thousand years ago through Jesus. Every person who will ever be saved was already forgiven two thousand years ago through Christ. Every person who will ever be blessed, have joy, peace or whatever, it’s already been done two thousand years ago through Jesus. You don’t need God to move.
You don’t need Him to come and touch you or heal you. God has already provided everything. You can’t make Him do anything. If your attitude is, “I’m going to make God heal me, I’m going to make the power of God flow,” that’s arrogance gone to seed. It will cause frustration in your life as you try to twist God’s arm and force Him to do something. That’s not consistent with the Word at all.
With boldness i say this : Faith doesn’t move God. He has already moved by grace. Faith is our positive response to what we believe God has already provided at the Cross through Jesus. Faith only appropriates what God has already provided by grace (remember the HOUSE ?). If God hasn’t already provided it by grace, then your faith can’t make it happen.
The Work of the Cross its PERFECT TENSE, means that its done and will not be repeated again.. SO all the benefit of Salvation are Ours, and in us, the bible says that the Kingdom of God is within us.. So, we meditate in God’s word, we pray or we believe not to make God move but only through a relationship with our daddy God understand what He Already done at the Cross.. HE can’t give you more than He already gave you Jesus and all His riches..
Its always in a position of possession not to possess that we live our Lives.. The HOUSE was build for you, you response its appropriate what was already provided.. We are Kings and Priest, a King isnt expecting to receive the riches that He already have..
Now, Im not saying that God does not open doors in our daily lives . But while we don’t understand the VERB perfect Tense of the Cross and the Finished Work we will never be able to understand the VERB Present Continuous of God
Joseph Prince says this “We need to understand that God, by grace, has already done everything. And if He’s done it, then it’s just a matter of resting in what He’s already done. It’s just a matter of reaching out by faith to receive it.
So the faith that please God is the kind of faith that believe that everything is provided in Jesus not that will be provided.
Pastor Nerida Walker says this: Faith is not a force – it doesn’t move God but is “the way of Salvation” – its how you inherit and experience everything that GOD HAS ALREADY freely provided for you!
And last this amazing teaching of Joseph Prince
If you are sick, you must know that you are already healed because of the finished work of Christ. Don’t ask, “Do I have enough faith to be healed? Do I have the right kind of faith to be healed? What if I am lacking in faith?” you are focusing on yourself and your faith, instead of Christ and His finished work. You should be asking, “Did Jesus take away this sickness? If He did, then He must have done a perfect work.” In other words, fix your eyes on Jesus and His perfect work. AB Simpson, who lived in the 19th century, wrote an article entitled Himself. In it, he mentioned his exhausted nervous system, and broken-down heart which could have proved fatal any time. So he sought the Lord for healing. God showed him Matthew 8:17, which says that Jesus “Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses”.
AB Simpson said that though he believed that Jesus had borne away his sicknesses, he saw many hindrances which stood between him and his healing. And they all boiled down to one thing — his preoccupation with his faith! He had believed that if only he had the “right” kind of faith, he would receive his healing instantly. He eventually came to the realization that he had to remove that last hindrance — his focus on his faith — and just rest in the finished work of Christ. That revelation marked his complete recovery from his sicknesses. When you ask yourself, “Do I have enough faith?” you have already put faith as a hindrance between you and Jesus’ finished work.
The more you focus on your faith, the more faith slips away. But if you focus on the finished work of Christ and see God’s grace toward you, God sees that as faith! Without realizing it, faith is there in your heart to believe that you will not die of what Christ Himself has already borne away completely for you, and you will see your miracle manifest!
So beloved, rest in what Jesus did for you, don’t Put your expectation in a breakthrough in your life because He already happened at the Cross… Just rest knowing who Jesus is, what He done for you and in Who you are in Him..