#54 Do We Lack the Most Basic Faith?
Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2018Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
“The just shall live by faith.” We cope by faith. We survive by faith. We see by faith. But the essential, most basic faith is the thing that is lacking in Christianity, even in sincere Christians. We live by faith in the Bible, faith in the promise, faith in the church, and faith in knowledge. But that is not the faith of the born-again believer.
Christ Within Us
What is the faith of the born-again believer? That Christ has come to live within. He dwells not with me, for me, or beside me.
He was SENT to dwell permanently IN me and I in Him.
The reality of Christ within is the mystery God hid for ages. Now He has revealed and explained: it is ALL Christ.
…the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27 NASB
We only ‘live by faith’ when we depend on Christ within. Christ is my life and He is so near as to be within me. He is so sufficient as to be the expression of Himself through me. He faces crisis instead of me. He is Himself all that I am to be – yet cannot.
For to me, to live is Christ…
Philippians 1:21 NASB
In order for me to live, it must be – it IS – CHRIST! This is the challenge of belief AND surrender. I must LET Him BE the Life of my life by letting go of ‘me.’ THIS IS FAITH…the foundational faith on which all else of God is built and gained.