We found grace to understand from this previous series that Things FROM God are things created by Him while things OF God are things begotten by Him (1Jn. 5:4). Let’s now take another look at the faith that’s from God and the faith that of God.
Ps. 104:27-28 These (creatures – vs. 21-24) wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Faith has been the principle by which God creates and it has also been the posture of creature’s dependence on God. But when creation lost its goodness through the fall, the the earth got into disharmony with the heavens and God’s desire to express his blessedness to man faced constant limitation.
A strong symptom of the fall was that man’s focus changed into that of self-consciousness. While creatures like birds could still look up to God for sustenance (Matt. 6:28-30), Man degenerated to a place where he lived for things created and embraced the profession of taking-thoughts for his life (Matt. 6:31:33). His needs became His thoughts, his god became his belly (Phil. 3:19).
The corruptive influence of the law of sin and death caused creation to lose it’s essence of goodness and the faith God started the first man with, become a lost reality. Man degenerated from the faith of the living soul into becoming flesh (carnal). Gen. 6:3/12
The power of sin and death was a perverted law of faith of a high creature who murdered the life in him as he turned from his faith to promote self (Eze. 28:14-16). Man needed a higher faith than that which could govern the earth or heal the sick. Man needed a kind of faith that could deal with this perverted law and God’s antidote to this was His faith! God’s joker was to download revelations of righteousness (Rom. 1:16) into the last Adam – Jesus, and thereby grow him into becoming the tree of life that would house His faith.
While the faith of the first man (old creation creation) could neither sight (discern) God nor comprehend what He was doing, the faith of God that later became the operational software in the man Christ Jesus was what enabled him to see God’s secrets. (Jn. 1:18/5:19&31)
Jn. 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he SEES the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also DOETH the Son likewise.
No creature had ever known the secrets of God that was once packaged in the tree of life! None had either seen Him or understood His workings (Jn. 5:17), but through the daily revelations of righteousness, the father grew Jesus with an ability to sight (discern) Him and His workings (Jn. 3:35/5:20). God’s secret was His faith (Col. 2:12) and Jesus inherited this through complete obedience. The faith of the Son (Phil. 3:9) therefore become an inheritance that is accessible to all saints/elects, beginning from Apostle Paul (Rom. 2:16/Gal. 2:10/Tit. 1:1). So through the faith of Christ, men can become owners of the gospel – OWNERS OF GOD. (Rom. 1:1/1:16/2:16/2Cor. 6:18)
Like Apostle Paul, and also known and unknown faithful in the early church till date, we are at the mercy of SEEING THAT JUST ONE, HEARING THE VOICE OF HIS MOUTH and KNOWING HIS WILL (Acts. 22:14), so we can overcome the world, minister His faith (His Life) and ultimately witness to God’s Love (Acts 26:16/1Jn. 4:8-12)
The faith of the Son is that which the word of His grace (Acts 20:32) is presently teaching all those whose will are being liberated through hearing the gospel of power (Rom. 10:17/Tit. 2:11-12/Ps. 110:3), so that they would lay hold on their inheritance (1Tim. 6:12&19/Acts 22:18d) which is The Father and The Son (Eph. 1:14/Col. 1:12/2:2/Jn. 14:21/23).
Rom. 10:17 So then faith (of the gospel/of the son of God/of God’s elect) cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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