Faith will draw you close to God. Sin will separate you from God. “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:8. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die…” Ezekiel 18:20. God desires a pure and steadfast faith from you, with humility, that is free from sin. You need steadfast faith because “…whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Romans 14:23. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58. Have faith in God, and enter into His Rest. See Hebrews 4:1-11. There is a resting faith, where you trust God so much, that nothing going on around you will shake your faith. The enemy will fight you from learning about resting faith, because you will resist him and make him flee. Purify your faith so it is unmovable.
Faith must have certain attributes added to it, to purify it, and to make it steadfast. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:4-8. This is God’s Recipe for living abundant life. Be diligent to add these things mentioned to your faith, combining them together in the correct order. To your faith, first add virtue, or moral excellence. Have a pure and right heart before God. Protect yourself with His Righteousness, through Jesus Christ, so you may be pure and holy before God. Next add knowledge, by reading and meditating on God’s Word, to be qualified to receive His Blessings. Next add self-control or temperance, by keeping your emotions under control. Let nothing bother or shake you. Add patience, to remain at peace, and rest in faith, while you wait for God to move. Then add godliness, by always acting in a godly manner, properly representing God. Add brotherly kindness, being kind to other people, no matter how they behave, or mistreat you. Finally, you must add love to faith, so that it may grow, blossom, and bear good fruit. Always walk in God’s Love. When you walk in faith, always make sure that your motives are pure and not selfish. Pray and believe for God’s Will to be fulfilled at all times. Some will have selfish faith, where they just believe and pray for things for themselves, without considering others. God is extremely pleased when you get to the place in faith that you ask for His Will to be accomplished in all things. “…not my will, but thine, be done.” Luke 22:42. If you seek first His Kingdom, and His Righteousness, all other things that you need shall be added unto you. See Matthew 6:33. Be diligent to walk in pure faith doing God’s Will. Water The Fruit of The Spirit in your life with God’s Word so that pure faith may grow.
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