How is this so?!??
How is our faith perfected?
That would be by seeking out Jesus as He is the main reason why we should have faith. Faith in the finished works of the cross. Faith in what His life came to be as our example of that walked out.
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 NASB
He is the author of our faith as the written word is the conduit in which we learn of Him. His life was the living word written so that we may know.
He lived sinless so that we may know the grace and mercy of God that even in our sin we can be perfected by believing on that which is perfect.
He who was blameless and spotless is how we are perfected. He came to live and die for us. This was His purpose, as well as, to show the power of God.
God gave His only son so that who so ever believe will not perish but have eternal life. That eternal life comes because of the lambs sacrifice to lay down His life.
John 1 says in paraphrase “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The word came in form of a man to live amongst us”. Jesus was and is the word that was and will forever be.
So focusing my mind in the word more and more is how faith is perfected. It takes a passion for the word and a strong desire to know more about it and use it in your life.
Yes this is definitley an area I need to come up in. I have times when its like the Word has left me and God is a million miles away and Jesus is now sitting with his head in his hand shaking it like when will my daughter learn. But, this isn’t the case as the Holy Spirit will let me know they are just as close as ever.
Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceeding for me, He sent the comforter to comfort me and God on High sends earthen vessels in the form of my leaders at Reformation Developmental Center to help get me back on track when I go astray.
My Pastor Juanita Gibbs used the sword of the word cut away that which is contrary to the word that has contributed to my stumbling and got me out of faith. Without this influence I don’t know where I would be. Thankful God has used her mi