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Religion Kills Faith

 

(Romans 1:16-17) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the Greek as well. For in the gospel God’s righteousness is being revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous will live by faith.’”

(Romans 10:17) “No one can have faith without hearing the message about Christ.”

(Hebrews 11:6) “But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for him.”

 



The worst thing you can do with your faith is to put it inside a box and limit its power. The same goes for God. This is what religion tries to do through rules, regulations, traditions, man-made philosophies, and human logic. Eventually, this type of faith loses all power and we end up worshipping false gods and creation instead of the Creator. That is how religions are started and they end up putting chains around people’s necks instead of setting them free to worship God and grow in their faith.

Faith is alive, powerful, life-giving, and life-transforming. It is born out of hope in the supernatural power of God, the unseen, and a deep desire for something we want to change and improve. It can bring back the dead, move mountains that stand in your way, achieve the impossible, heal the sick and even save your soul. However, for our faith to do all these things and more, it has to be placed on the Word of God, otherwise, it’s just wishful thinking.

Christ has given everyone a measure of faith. It is up to us where we invest that faith and what we get out of it. We can invest it in our parents, our government, our Pastor, gurus, our own abilities, statues made out of wood and clay, a religious system, tradition, and culture, or money. No matter what or in whom we invest this God-given faith in, we will only get in return what that person or philosophy can give us. But when we put our faith in the Word of God, the results overwhelm us as God has no beginning or end.

Even if you believe in the Bible and follow Christ, you can still end up limiting your faith. If you only limit yourself to what is written in the Bible as what God can do, or how He can do it, you are choking your faith. Bear in mind that we only have a small portion of all the miracles Jesus did. We should not worry if a miracle that God is doing or how He is doing it is in the Bible or not, but rather, if it contradicts any of the teachings in the Bible regarding God’s moral law and character.

 

 

Faith in the Bible stands on its own, it does not need you and I to give it any validity. But it is up to us if we want to start using it to change our lives and let God use us for great and marvelous things.

 


Prayers

• Heavenly Father, You are the head of all principality and power; O Lord, You are exalted as head over all; God who is highly exalted; Great and mighty in power; Fairest Lord; Most Upright.
• Thank You, Father, for giving everyone a conscience and a measure of faith.
• Thank You, that the creation is enough evidence for every one of us to believe in You.
• Forgive us for investing our faith in man-made religions, in traditions, and human logic instead of Your supernatural power.
• Forgive us for putting You and what You can do inside a box according to our understanding.
• Give us the faith to dare to ask for more than we can imagine.
• Teach us how to live through our faith in You and to expect the impossible to happen for us.
• We declare that our lives will be a testimony of Your supernatural power working through us.
• When we pray, we will see healings, favor, prosperity, overflowing love for the rejected, and lives transformed.
• We declare that we will receive our reward for using our faith to search for You.


• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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