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Simple Faith

By | Eyesalve, Faith

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10

 

It is one thing for those of this world to despise those young babes in Christ. It is a whole other thing when Christians despise those babes in Christ. Sure, they may not have read the Bible through even once, they may not even have a scripture memorized. But they do have one thing, and that is simple faith. Ah, for simple faith. Hasn’t many of our troubles come because our faith got to complicated? Haven’t we at times got so theological and sophisticated that we forgot to just believe in the Lord all along the way?

Eyesalve: Life of Faith

By | Eyesalve, Faith

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4

 

The word “faith,” is found only two times in the Old Testament. However, the principle of faith is lived out by many of the Old Testament saints. Abraham, for example is called the father of faith. What a contrast we have from the New Testament saints of today who hear all the time about faith. We even have one faction of Christianity called, “word of faith.” In the Old Testament days, the people didn’t hear about faith as much, but they lived it. We have the privilege of reading about the obedience of those Old Testament saints who lived a life of faith. Let it be so for our present day, let faith be seen more than or as at least as much as it is preached. So let’s take “word of faith,” and change it to a life of faith.

Eyesalve: Wander From Truth

By | Eyesalve, Faith

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back.” James 5:19

 

Those who preach “Once Saved, Always Saved,” insist that you cannot lose your salvation. If you know me, you know I hate the OSAS doctrine, yet I will agree that you can’t lose your salvation. Your salvation just doesn’t turn up missing one day in the middle of your life while you are loving Jesus. What can and does happen to Christians is that they wander from the truth. That is when a Christian needs to be turned back to the truth. The truth is how a person is made free. Rejecting the truth brings a believer back under bondage. Verse twenty goes on to say “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”

Eyesalve: To See if You Trust God

By | Eyesalve, Faith

When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.” John 6:5-6

 

You can be certain that there are times, though you may not hear Him audibly, that God is asking you a question. Of course He don’t ask because He doesn’t know the answer, He asks to see if you trust Him with the answer.

Eyesalve: Let Down Nets

By | Eyesalve, Faith

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.” Luke 5:4-5

 

Notice that Jesus said “let down your nets,” but Peter only let down a “net?” Don’t short change the promises and blessings of God.

Eyesalve: Can Accomplish Anything

By | Eyesalve, Faith

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23

 

Many Christians would consider these words of Jesus to just be an exaggeration. After all, who has told a mountain to be cast into the sea? Others would say that Jesus doesn’t really mean a mountain of earth and rock, but the mountains of trials in our life. I can agree with them about the mountains of trials. Still I ask, can we really say to a mountain made of earth to be removed and cast into the sea? Most definitely. Some would ask, “Why then hasn’t anyone ever done it. It is because they don’t believe they can. Why don’t they believe they can? Because God did not tell them to do it. It has to be incredibly difficult to muster up faith for such a thing if God is not in it. If God is in it, then we can have the faith to accomplish anything that He desires.

Eyesalve: Yet Coming

By | Eyesalve, Faith

And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:” Hebrews 11:39

 

So many of the false prophets today preach that faith is marked by what you have in your possession. If there is something that marks faith it is living and believing in what is yet coming.

Eyesalve: They Were Not Afraid

By | Eyesalve, Faith

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.” Hebrews 11:23

 

When we think of faith, we know it has so much to do with believing God. Here we see that it also has something to do with not believing and not fearing someone else.

Eyesalve: To Be Encouraged

By | Eyesalve, Faith

And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?” II Kings 5:13

 

It is a wonderful thing, when we have those moments of doubt, to be encouraged by the brethren to believe God.