Faith in Godly sense is to believe and obey God's Word. God's entire Word of dominion and authority manifested in the flesh is Christ (John 1:1-14). God and His Word are the same therefore, Christ is God manifested in the flesh (John 1:1-14 & 10:30, 1 Timothy 3:16). God demonstrated His perfect love for mankind by giving us Christ as His authority Word of creation itself to be the propitiation for our sins so that through Christ, we can receive His forgiveness and be set free from the eternal damnation that is upon Satan who is the opposite of God's truthful written, spoken and living Word.
God is love and God's entire law of righteousness is fulfilled through love (Matthew 22:38-40, Romans 13:10, 1 John 4:8-11). The evidence of God's love for mankind remains Christ Jesus (John 3:16-17). We fulfil God's entire law of righteousness in Christ (Matthew 5:17, Romans 10:1-4). And if we are truly in Christ, we will be in overflow of His Word and also full of love for His Word of truth. No one can legitimately claim to love God and have faith in God yet hate His Word. Those who hate the Word of God are not of true faith. Those who are of genuine faith will always desire the Word of God and not only preach it, but will live and abide by it.
The Word of God is spirit and life (John 6:63). And those who are outside of God's Word revealed in flesh, which is Christ are in the opposite of life, which is death. The spirit of death itself is Satan and Satan as death itself is also the spirit of hatred (Hebrews 2:14-18). As spirit of hatred, Satan is after destroying the soul of man permanently (John 10:10). He deceives man in the world of flesh with all manner of lies to ensure that man remains dead in the realm of the spirit, which is the real realm. The spiritually dead man walking as mere flesh hates the Word but the spirit yearns for it because the Word is indeed our Daily Bread and salvation from death is only possible through the power and authority of the Word, which is Christ (John 6:32-41, Acts 4:10-12). Hatred for the true Word of God is evidence that the flesh is having its way and not the spirit. The only way we can please God is by walking in the spirit and not in the flesh. The flesh is stubbornly rebellious and self-centred. And those that walk in the flesh can never please God let alone be of a genuine faith (Hebrews 11:6).
In a nutshell, this is the Gospel Truth. Like it or not, it is the truth. And it is only through Christ as the only truth that any man can be set free from spiritual lies and from Satan who of course is father of lies, (John 8:42-44 & 14:6). Outside of Christ, the soul is without light because Christ is also the light of the world (John 8:12). Those who are without Christ are in the opposite of light, which is darkness. To be in the dark and believe the darkness is light is the worst thing that can happen to a soul (Matthew 6:22-23).
The spirit of darkness is also Satan. A dead soul that is in the dark will be mere flesh only and as mere flesh completely void of understanding of God's Word. The flesh is dust and the spirit man is the one that lives forever. The question however is where will the spirit man end up? A soul that is still outside of the Word when the spirit man leaves the world and fully return back to the spirit realm will end up in the opposite of the Word. And the opposite of the Word is permanent death. The only way to avoid permanent death is to live as a living soul in Christ here and now in this world and not just as mere flesh. This will only be possible through repentance from sins, accepting Christ as LORD and Saviour and crucifying of our flesh which as mere dust and by nature sinful is totally pro sin and anti God's righteousness, which is also Christ (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
Let us therefore seek daily to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh (Galatians 5:13-26).
"For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.