Acting, Talking, and Living in Faith

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Hebrews 11:1 begins with the phrase, Now faith is…. Obviously, Paul is referencing things that he has been talking about prior to this chapter; this is a continuation of verses dealing with the subject of faith. In Hebrews 10, Paul talks about the law—its purpose and its limits. If the law could have made man righteous before God, nothing else would have needed to come after it. Let’s look at eight things in Hebrews 10 that build the foundation for living by faith.

No More Sin Consciousness – Hebrews 10:14-17

To become a strong faith person and walk by faith and not by sight, you must know that you are forgiven, cleansed and in fellowship with God. If you don’t know that you are in rightstanding with God, satan will find a way to beat you around and place doubt in your heart.

Access to Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace – Hebrews 10:18-19

In the Old Testament, the priest daily went to the temple and offered sacrifices. With the sacrifice of Jesus, you can go straight to God and acknowledge everything He’s said, fully expecting that there is no reason in heaven or on earth why you shouldn’t have what He says.

Washed to Live Holy Lives - Hebrews 10:21-22

You are made clean by the Word. Keeping your body in the Word keeps you holy. A lot of people want to jump in faith because they think they’ll get rich, but you have to live holy. Faith will not work with unholy living. \

Hold Fast to Faith – Hebrews 20:23

You are in a struggle. There’s a devil who will try and rob you of your faith through circumstances, tests, and trials. Hold fast to your words of faith, and don’t change them even when circumstances change.

Walk in Love and Good Works – Hebrews 10:24

You consider others, not yourself. You are not focused on what you need. Faith works by love. How you treat other people will determine whether or not faith will work for you.

Gather With Other Believers – Hebrews 10:25

The closer you get to the Lord, the more you need encouragement, and the more you need to gather with other believers. Why? You need the Word! Don’t allow satan to drive you away from the shepherd so the wolf can get you.

Keep in Mind Sin’s Consequences – Hebrews 10:26-31

Jesus paid the price for your sin, but keep in mind the consequences of returning to sin now that He’s paid the price. You can’t say, “Well, grace and mercy are available to me, and I can live any kind of way I want; He will forgive me.” No! You reap whatever you sow.

Walk in Patience – Hebrews 10:35-39

Without patience, you will grow weary and give in to doubt, fear, and unbelief.Without patience, you will not reap the harvest God desires to give you. Without patience, you will not have a solid foundation on which to build a life of faith.

This article is written by Bishop Keith A. Butler

In his signature line-by-line style, Bishop Keith A. Butler travels the world teaching the Word of God without compromise. Bishop Butler is dedicated to teaching believers how to live their faith. He is the founder of Word of Faith International Christian Center and the Senior Pastor of faith4life churches in Round Rock and Dallas, Texas.
As Bishop, he oversees 14 ministry operations in the United States. Bishop Butler has also established several international ministry works. The Word of Faith Ministerial Alliance is a fellowship of ministers and Christian leaders who have received Bishop Butler as their spiritual father and/or mentor. Through its companion website, faithleaders.com, ministers and Christian leaders can find valuable resources to aid them in their ministry callings.
Bishop Butler has a nationally televised program on the Golden Eagle Broadcasting Network called “Live your Faith”.  He is the author of over 24 books with such titles as Living Life on Top, The Art of Prayer, God’s Not Mad at You and God’s Plan for Man. With the support of his lovely wife, Pastor Deborah L. Butler, and their children: Pastor Andre Butler and wife Tiffany Butler (granddaughters Alexis, Angela, & April), Pastor MiChelle, and Minister Kristina.  Bishop Butler continues to plant churches worldwide.