“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Faith is not conjured up. We either believe Jesus Christ broke the power of sin on Calvary’s Cross and is now set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God searching to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9) or we don’t believe.
Meditating and/or memorizing Scripture does not author our faith but is used by many in an attempt to conjure up faith. In reality those who attempt to conjure up faith are placing their faith in their abilities and self efforts and not in the finished work of the Lord. Please don’t misunderstand, we all should study and try to memorize Scripture. If we don’t know the Scripture for ourselves, how will the Holy Spirit bring those things into remembrance and teach us according to God’s Word (John 14:26). God has given us His Word and the Holy Spirit to lead us into all Truths.
Our fight is the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life (Romans 6:14). As our faith is maintained in Jesus’ finished work, the Holy Spirit is able to discharge His responsibility to the One Who sent Him, God the Father, and deliver us from the sin that so easily besets us. Through our faith in the redeeming work of Jesus, the captives are set free, the sick are healed by the power of God and all things are turned to good for those who love the Lord.
Looking unto Jesus, our faith is authored and finished because the Holy Spirit is able to do what He is commissioned to do…keep us by the Power of God.
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
Fight the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren