Why Faith?

Why is Faith so important for Christians?

The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6,

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

And in Hebrews 10:38,

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

And in Romans 1:17,

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

These are just a few of the scriptures that talk about living by Faith. There are many, many more from Genesis to Revelation. So, what's the big deal about Faith and Believing?

If you go all the way back to the beginning, with Adam and Eve in the Garden, you'll see that the very first sin, the reason for the fall of mankind, was unbelief! God said that they were made in His image and likeness, but the deceiver got them to doubt what God said, and trust in works of the flesh that went against believing God.

Since the fall was through unbelief, redemption (salvation) is through belief (faith).

All through the Bible, you'll find God looking for people to trust Him and believe what He says. He always showed His favor on those that believed Him. He was trying to show how good He is, and how great His Love is for people. But, even today, the "Faith and Blessing" message is still one of the most hated by satan and the majority of Christians!

Jesus said that God is Good. Satan says that God is punishing people. Who are you going to believe?

In John 10:10, Jesus said:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

So, if you sing songs quoting Job, singing that the lord gives and takes away, you are calling satan your lord. You are a devil worshiper!

Supernatural Power From Satan?

This is a big point of fear and confusion for many Christians: Can satan give supernatural power to his followers?

The short and simple answer: No! He has no power to give!

There was a time when the devil did have power. He was even able to teleport Jesus to various places, but Jesus stripped him of all power and authority. Lucifer had angelic power at one time, as well as the power that was given to mankind after the fall of man. That is how his people were able to copy some of the miracles that God's people did, but they were not able to do greater things than God's people.

Some people wonder where this power originated, and why it isn't being used today. Well, it is being used, but the power source is diminishing. Many of God's people still try to use it, and all New Agers, Wiccans, Satanists, Buddhists, Hindus, etc., are ONLY able to use it. It is the power of the Universe that so many LOA practitioners talk about. It is NOT God, nor is it His power!

The power/energy of the Universe did originate from God, but it became disconnected when man fell. The light energy shifted 180 degrees and was cut off from the Unlimited Power of God.

The Power of God is His Holy Spirit! For a while after the fall of man, the Holy Spirit was still energizing Earth, and people were living long lives. Demonic angels were also able to manifest because of God's Power that was flowing into the planet. These same angels mated with human women and had monsters for children, such as the Nephilim (giants).

The demonic realm using the Holy Spirit's power for evil grieved Him, and God decided to "unplug" the Holy Spirit from the world. The removal of His power brought a huge cataclysm that caused the Flood, and shortened the lifespan of humans to 120 years or less. It also started the decrease of power that humans (or demons working through them) could use.

God was still able to use select individuals to manifest His power at times when He placed the Holy Spirit on them, but He did not have the authority do use many people at once because they no longer belonged to Him.

Now (after the day of Pentecost), that has all changed. We can be filled with the Spirit of God if our old wineskin is made new. Being Born Again makes you a new wineskin. Then you can be filled with the Holy Spirit. (It doesn't usually happen at the same time, contrary to what some denominations teach. Religious devils will always try to get you to stop short of the fullness that God wants. ) Sadly, there are more empty wineskins than filled ones in the Church today.

The good news is that you can be filled by the Holy Spirit (if you are a Christian) just by asking God for it! He isn't holding back. Religion and the doctrines of devils do that.