"Seek God: NOT Things! Session 6 Part 2-A-4. Matthew 6:25-34" – “Living & Dead Faith Compared”

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II. Main Scriptures: Matthew 6:25-34; John 14:1,27; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-7:

A-4. “Living & Dead Faith Compared” – Session 6 – If there is a living faith, then there is a dead faith. I dug deeper into the definition of “living faith,” and found a teaching by Pastor Colin Smith titled, “Three Subtle Differences Between Dead and Living Faith.”  You can read the complete teaching by clicking on the title above, but here is an excerpt from what Pastor Smith said, under the subtopic, “Living faith vs. dead faith” in the teaching:

“Dead faith may at first glance look suspiciously like living faith, but in reality, it is a whitewashed tomb. Dead faith is static, infertile, full of fear, full of obligation, and lacking in love. What a loathsome thing. But living faith is dynamic, active, growing, good fruit-producing, full of love, full of conviction, and full of repentance.”

WOW! After reading this, I want living faith, not dead faith! I am no longer satisfied with little faith (having lack of trust and confidence in the Power of God – Matthew 17:20 – AMP)!!

I want my faith to be confident and abiding, in the Power of God so that God’s Power, can combine with my faith, and bring the results to my prayers, according to God’s will, and not mine – THAT’S LIVING FAITH!! And having LIVING FAITH, NOT DEAD FAITH, is the ONLY way we are going to be able to speak to the mountains in our lives, and they be removed and cast into the sea!!!

Us believing in God’s mighty Power, being confident, and NOT waiving by what we see, is when our faith, can combine with God’s Power, and we see what we pray for; AS LONG AS IT LINE UP WITH GOD’S WILL FOR US!! God will not give us anything that will harm us; He will not give us what is not in HIS will for us!! That is why it is so important, to pray the will of God be done in our lives; NOT our will!!

***My Prayer: Father I want my faith to come alive!! NO MORE DEAD FAITH!! Holy Spirit, teach me how to activate my faith, so it can become alive in me! Thank You Father for hearing my prayer and answering me, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!!!”*** 

Living faith is everything that little faith is not! As we see from Pastor Smith’s teaching, “Three Subtle Differences Between Dead and Living Faith,” “living faith is dynamic, active, growing, good fruit-producing, full of love, full of conviction, and full of repentance.

II. Main Scriptures: Matthew 6:25-34; John 14:1,27; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-7:

A-4. “Cultural Context” – Session 6 When we read Scripture, it is always important for us to know the context of that Scripture, so we can better understand it; cultural context can help. To get a better understanding of the cultural context of Matthew 17:20, read the excerpt from Joe Amaral’s book,  “Understanding Jesus: Cultural Insights into the Words and Deeds of...

*God loves YOU very much!! Never forget it!! God is with you!!

Click here for "Seek God" Session 6 Part 2-A-4

Click here for "Seek God" Sessions 1-5

God’s blessings,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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