FAITH? OR MONEY?
Text : Galatians 2:20
“My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him.
And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” TPT
The day your mother gave birth to you, you were born into the natural realm…the world where men live.
The day you got born again, you were born into the spirit realm…the world were God lives….Read John 3:3-6; John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 1:23.
In the natural realm, here on earth, money gives a man power…That is, it is the purchasing power…
Money is the purchasing power here on earth!
So, you can tell a man who has money and is using it wisely, by his wealthy and comfortable lifestyle! That’s why it’s easy to tell a poor man from a rich man.
Even so, in the spirit realm…the world where the the new man in Christ lives, faith gives a man power…That is, it is the purchasing power…
Faith is the purchasing power in the spirit realm, where the new creation lives in union with God. Read Ephesians 1:3.
Of Abraham (the father of faith), Romans 4:20 says,”…his faith gave him power…” – GNB.
So, you can tell a man who has faith, and is using it wisely, by the all-round prosperous, healthy and divinely protected lifestyle he lives here on earth! Read 3 John 1:2; Proverbs 10:22.
Of Abraham, again, Genesis 24:1 says, “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.” KJV
The natural man makes his money by his own wisdom, strength, connections, or hard work…
But the spiritual man in Christ…was empowered with Faith in his spirit at new birth…the same kind of faith God has and works with…the same faith he used to create everything…
Hebrews 11:2 says, “By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.” MSG
Just like the natural man frames the world he and his family live in by his financial power!
So…the difference between Christians who are enjoying a life of spiritual, material, financial and physical comfort here on earth…is what they’re doing with their faith…Period!
The bottom line is this…
If you’re not using your faith…or if you don’t know how to use your own faith…If you don’t know how faith works…You will live a very poor, oppressed and miserable Christian life…with God watching like this…I tell you!
Child of God…it’s time to understand FAITH…in the light of the New Testament! Study! Read! Search the scriptures! 2Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Philemon 1:6.
God bless you!