Faith is …
March 01, 2008
We Previously discussed the importance of faith and one of the things we saw was that, at least according to the Bible, our faith can heal others:
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
The word "save" here is the Greek word for healing and so most modern Bibles translate it heal or restore or make well. If we can learn to pray the prayer of faith then we will be able to heal the sick. In order to pray the prayer of faith we're going to have to learn what faith is.
Faith has two parts, we could call them revelation and action. Revelation is the inside part of faith, the spiritual part it is that which motivates, directs, informs, instructs … the second part of faith, i.e. action. Without both you don't have faith. Action without revelation is what we derisively refer to as religion., i.e. action with no spiritual motivation. Revelation without action the Bible calls "dead" faith.
Here I want to discuss the first part of faith, the revelation part.
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