THE LAW OF FAITH (ROMANS 3:27) Faith must be based upon what God has said
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? Or has he spoken and shall he not make it good?
24 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man who executes my council from a far country; yes, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.
25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, says the Lord GOD.
14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with you? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.
36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that which was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
1 JOHN 5:14-15
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us;
15 And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions we desired of him."
Note: Everyone has faith in something. This is natural faith, but when it comes to faith in God, we are not putting our trust in things we can see, but in an invisible God, and what we believe he has said.
This is possible even in the natural realm. Imagine a man who opens a trap door in the floor of his house and goes down into the cellar. There is no light down there apart from the light that comes through the trap door, and his small daughter comes and shouts to him, "Daddy, are you down there?"
He replies, "Yes, dear."
She asks, "Can I come down there to you?"
He replies, "Yes, dear, just sit on the edge of the trap door and jump, and I will catch you."
The little girl sits on the edge of the trap door and looks down. She sees nothing but darkness. She says, "Daddy, I cannot see you."
He replies, "No, dear, but I can see you, just jump and I will catch you."
Believing the words of her father, whom she cannot see, she jumps into the darkness, and lands safely in his arms.
She had faith in her father's words even though she could not see him, and this is how we need to be with God. The reason why we can base our faith on what God has said is because, as the above scriptures show, he has promised to bring to pass what he has said. Therefore, if he has promised to do a certain thing for us, then providing we fulfil the conditions that he has laid down, he will bring it to pass:
(Numbers 23:19) "God is not a man that he should lie;"
(Titus 1:2) "God ... cannot lie,"
If we base our faith on something other than God's word, such as man's word, or circumstances, or things we can see, then we could have a faulty base, because these things can change. However, God has said, "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." (Psalm 89:34), and when we trust in what he has said, we have a sound base because, "he is faithful who promised." (Hebrews 10:23).
AND NOW ABIDE FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, THESE THREE; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE (1 CORINTHIANS 13:13). LOVE & FAITH GO HAND IN HAND!!! PUT YOUR FAITH ON GOD'S WORD ONLY, YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG DOING THIS!!! AMEN!!! JESUS SAID, "HAVE FAITH IN GOD!" AMEN!!