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What DO we believe? Lesson 5 (page 4)
FAITH THAT HE CAN AND HE WILL!!

MEASURE OF FAITH

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Every one has a measure of faith. If you believe in God, you have faith. If you ask God for anything, you have a measure of faith or you would not have asked in the first place.

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.

The second part of pleasing God with faith is to believe he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

To diligently seek him is not to use God as you use 911. Sure he is there in our hour of urgent need, but to diligently seek him is not just to call on him in an emergency.

To keep asking over and over again is diligence. You do have faith or you would not keep asking!

INHERITED FAITH OR TAUGHT FAITH

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Was the faith, that Paul was talking to Timothy about, inherited from his mother Eunice or his grandmother Lois or was it taught by a loving and caring mother and grandmother in their everyday life as Timothy was growing up. I am persuaded the faith that was in Timothy was actually taught to him by his mother and grandmother. This is much like our Sunday School Teachers, Pastors, parents, and grandparents teach faith by teaching children about the miracles of the bible.

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

FAITH TO SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS

Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

WHAT IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HOW CAN I SEEK IT?

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

There is the word righteousness again. Righteousness simply means right living. The Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments are a major part of righteousness.

Peace and Joy, in the Holy Ghost. You are not a child of God and do not come under his banner of protection unless you have his gift, The Holy Ghost. (see Holy Ghost and Fire).

What things will be added if you seek the kingdom of God first?

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Matthew 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Matthew 6:29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Matthew 6:32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The most precious sought after thing on earth is gold. In Heaven gold is used for paving. How beautiful Heaven must be. God will supply ALL your needs according to his riches in glory. There is not any need that is too large for God to supply. Remember he spoke this world into existence.