Good morning how are you today this is a letter to a loved one from a loved one. I'm writing about what we suffer and why.
We will analyze where is the power of God is or isn’t in our life we use to know the power. And we used to know many things . Why do things not work today why is the church in decline; where is the power, it's in the Word. The Word is Christ; because we're not in the Word as we should be, but accepted teaching talk by man. To the just, the powers comes from morals and obedience.Often words are twisted even using “Greek and Hebrews dictionary’s”. The Anointing teaches us when we ask as a child asks.
Look and see how God uses words to understand there meaning . The following is a word search on the phrase “Faith” read all of them and see.
Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
[ Noah and the Flood ] This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
[ The Covenant of Circumcision ] When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.
saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”
Then he blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
But this is not true of my servant Moses; he isfaithful in all my house.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul—
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
This is because both of you broke faith with me in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the Desert of Zin and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites.
“Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. “If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lordgives us the land.”
“The whole assembly of the Lord says: ‘How could you break faith with the God of Israel like this? How could you turn away from theLord and build yourselves an altar in rebellion against him now?
“Now fear the Lord and serve him with allfaithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails;
I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always.
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve himfaithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
Then someone said to Saul, “Look, the men are sinning against the Lord by eating meat that has blood in it.” “You have broken faith,” he said. “Roll a large stone over here at once.”
The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lorddelivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.
We are the peaceful and faithful in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why do you want to swallow up theLord’s inheritance?”
“To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
and that the Lord may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’
Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,
“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
“Now arise, Lord God, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests, Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your faithful people rejoice in your goodness.
“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws,
He gave them these orders: “You must servefaithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of theLord.
Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”
Then they faithfully brought in the contributions, tithes and dedicated gifts.
This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God.
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.
In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly.
Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
[ Psalm 12 ] [ For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. ] Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me,Lord, my faithful God.
Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lordpreserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.
For the word of the Lord is right and true; he isfaithful in all he does.
Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, yourfaithfulness to the skies.
For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and yourfaithfulness from the great assembly.
Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in yourfaithfulness destroy them.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me— God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
I will praise you with the harp for yourfaithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.
Like their ancestors they were disloyal andfaithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.
I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly.
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Is your love declared in the grave, yourfaithfulness in Destruction?
[ Psalm 89 ] [ A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. ] I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established yourfaithfulness in heaven itself.
The heavens praise your wonders, Lord, yourfaithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.
My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
it will be established forever like the moon, thefaithful witness in the sky.”
Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
proclaiming your love in the morning and yourfaithfulness at night,
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
He has remembered his love and hisfaithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
[ Psalm 115 ] Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
For great is his love toward us, and thefaithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.
I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’”
I will clothe her priests with salvation, and herfaithful people will ever sing for joy.
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.
[ Psalm 143 ] [ A psalm of David. ] Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in yourfaithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises andfaithful in all he does.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways andfaithful in all he does.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the Lord.
[ Psalm 149 ] Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lorda new song, his praise in the assembly of hisfaithful people.
Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
to carry out the sentence written against them— this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the Lord.
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love andfaithfulness.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
Many claim to have unfailing love, but afaithful person who can find?
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her— but now murderers!
I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, theFaithful City.”
The head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.’”
Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
In love a throne will be established; infaithfulness a man will sit on it— one from the house of David— one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.
[ Praise to the Lord ] Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.
“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.”
For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness.
A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all theirfaithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. Infaithfulness he will bring forth justice;
This is what the Lord says— the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel— to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and stand up, princes will see and bow down, because of theLord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.
[ Unfaithful Israel ] During the reign of King Josiah, the Lord said to me, “Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.
I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
The Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.
Go, proclaim this message toward the north: “‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever.
“Return, faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion.
“Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” “Yes, we will come to you, for you are the Lord our God.
[ Jeremiah’s Complaint ] You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
Let the prophet who has a dream recount the dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the Lord.
Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lordyour God sends you to tell us.
They are new every morning; great is yourfaithfulness.
He follows my decrees and faithfully keeps my laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares the Sovereign Lord.
and if they are ashamed of all they have done, make known to them the design of the temple—its arrangement, its exits and entrances—its whole design and all its regulations and laws. Write these down before them so that they may be faithful to its design and follow all its regulations.
This will be for the consecrated priests, the Zadokites, who were faithful in serving me and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray.
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.
[ The Charge Against Israel ] Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land.
[ Israel’s Sin ] Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.
Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lordyour God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets.
You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our ancestors in days long ago.
“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness—
This is what the Lord says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.”
[ The Faithful Remnant ] Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and theLord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.”
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
[ The Faith of the Centurion ] When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”;
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you havefaith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
At that time many will turn away from the faithand will betray and hate each other,
“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good andfaithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good andfaithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
He was amazed at their lack of faith.
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack offaith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such greatfaith even in Israel.”
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
“Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!
The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase ourfaith!”
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faithhas made you well.”
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; yourfaith has healed you.”
But I have prayed for you, Simon, that yourfaith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit;
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit andfaith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith.
He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door offaith to the Gentiles.
He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
So the churches were strengthened in the faithand grew daily in numbers.
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and havefaith in our Lord Jesus.
Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus.
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
So keep up your courage, men, for I have faithin God that it will happen just as he told me.
Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake.
[ Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome ] First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness?
[ Righteousness Through Faith ] But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—
he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.
For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
[ Abraham Justified by Faith ] What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter?
However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.
Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness.
And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.
And he is then also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faiththat our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.
It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
For if those who depend on the law are heirs,faith means nothing and the promise is worthless,
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have thefaith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
[ Peace and Hope ] Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have gained access by faithinto this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
[ Israel’s Unbelief ] What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faithbut as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”
But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble.
[ Humble Service in the Body of Christ ] For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
[ The Weak and the Strong ] Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
For the one who was a slave when called tofaith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have afaith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.”
Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit offaith, we also believe and therefore speak,
For we live by faith, not by sight.
But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand,
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching thefaith he once tried to destroy.”
know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
[ Faith or Works of the Law ] You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
Understand, then, that those who have faithare children of Abraham.
Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”
So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
[ Children of God ] Before the coming of thisfaith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.
So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.
Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
For through the Spirit we eagerly await byfaith the righteousness for which we hope.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness,faithfulness,
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
[ Thanksgiving and Prayer ] For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
In addition to all this, take up the shield offaith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
[ Final Greetings ] Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.
Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
[ Life Worthy of the Gospel ] Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—
the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faithin Christ is.
rooted and built up in him, strengthened in thefaith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
[ Final Greetings ] Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
[ Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith ] We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.
[ Timothy’s Encouraging Report ] But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
[ Thanksgiving and Prayer ] We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.
And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Now the overseer is to be above reproach,faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
They must keep hold of the deep truths of thefaith with a clear conscience.
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of thefaith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
[ Final Charge to Timothy ] But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all.
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as thefaith is concerned, are rejected.
[ A Final Charge to Timothy ] You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—
To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.
I pray that your partnership with us in the faithmay be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.
For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.
“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future.
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
[ Jesus the Great High Priest ] Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and offaith in God,
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.
[ A Call to Persevere in Faith ] Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faithand are saved.
[ Faith in Action ] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.
By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
because you know that the testing of yourfaith produces perseverance.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
[ Faith and Deeds ] What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to havefaith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
You foolish person, do you want evidence thatfaith without deeds is useless?
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faithwithout deeds is dead.
[ The Prayer of Faith ] Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
for you are receiving the end result of yourfaith, the salvation of your souls.
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
[ Final Greetings ] With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.
Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
[ Faith in the Incarnate Son of God ] Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.
Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you.
[ The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People ] Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.
I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
[ To the Church in Laodicea ] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.
“If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
[ The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast ] I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is calledFaithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.