True Bible Faith Part 1 - Romans 10:5-9

walk by faith not by sight

“For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Those who seek to earn righteousness through keeping the Law are consumed with "doing" (this verse), while those who receive righteousness by faith are simply confessing what has already been done (Romans 10:9).

This is a simple yet profound difference. If we are still "doing" acts of holiness to get God to move in our lives, then we are still operating under a "Law" mentality - that is not faith (Galatians 3:12). When we simply believe and confess what has already been provided through Christ, that's grace. Those who are living under the Law and those who are living under grace should have very similar actions of holiness, but their motivations are completely opposite. Legalists have their attention on what they must do, while those living by faith have their attention on what Christ has already done for them.

For instance, the Scriptures teach us to confess with our mouths and believe with our hearts and
we will receive from God (Romans 10:9-10 and Mark 11:23-24).

Legalists think that means they can get God to heal them by confessing that by His stripes, they are healed. However, those who understand God's grace will not confess the Word to get healed. They will confess that by His stripes, they are healed, because they really believe it has already been done. Analyzing our mindsets is the simplest way of discerning whether we are operating in true Bible faith or a legalistic counterfeit. If the motive for our actions is to be accepted by God, then that's legalism.

If we live holy out of faith and gratefulness for what God has already done, then that's grace, and
true bible Faith.

Prayer point: “Every satanic burial, carried out for my sake, vanish, in the name of Jesus.”

Genesis 31; Mark 2; Esther 7; Romans 2

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