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1. What is Biblical Faith? ● Defining Faith: “the self-renouncing, trustful reliance upon God, the attitude of heart of which faithfulness in life is the natural expression . . . the complex thought of unqualified acceptance of, and exclusive dependence on, the mediation of the Son as alone securing the mercy of the Father.” [Elwell, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 434]. Faith is not: a name it and claim it faith; just a set of religious beliefs; based on my sincerity of belief; a blind leap into the unknown. ● Faith in God (His word & His promise): We believe God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him by faith (Heb 11:1,2,6,9,13-16, 39f; 10:38f; Hab 2:3-4; Ro 1:17; Gal 3:11; Eph 2:8). ● Faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ - We believe in Christ’s Supremacy (Heb 1:1ff; 3:1ff; 7:1ff; 8:1ff). - We trust in Christ’s faithfulness and sacrificial-victorious death (Heb 2:14ff; 3:1ff; 4:14ff; 5:1ff; 9:1ff; 10:1ff; 12:2,18ff; 13:12ff; Ro 3:21ff). - We hold fast our confession (Heb 3:1-2; 4:14ff; 10:19ff; 12:1ff). 2. What makes Faith Possible? ● Our Faithful Covenant-Keeping God: He speaks and fulfills His promise (Heb 1:ff; 4:1; 6:13ff; 8:1ff; 11:9). ● Our High Priest Jesus Christ: He is the founder and perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2; 4:14ff; 5:7ff). ● Our Helper the Holy Spirit: He reveals Christ, gives spiritual life, & empowers us for godly living (Heb 2:4; 8:8ff; Titus 3:5; Ro 8;1ff). 3. How do We Experience God’s Presence and Pleasure? ● Draw near to God by faith: in Christ (Heb 11:1-7; 4:14ff; 10:19ff; 12:1ff; 13:7ff) ● Worship God by faith: like Abel (Heb 11:4; Gen 4:1ff) ● Walk with God by faith: like Enoch (Heb 11:5-6; Gen 5:21-24; Gal 5:16ff) ● Fear God by faith: like Noah (Heb 11:7; Gen 6 – 9)
The promises of God are given to inspire us to participate in the Divine Nature of God. We need to think about how God views us. What is your spirit like? Are you generous or greedy?
Nehemiah was a cup bearer for the King of Babylon. He was used by God to help the people of Israel. Nehemiah took the trouble of the Israelites personally, and showed us that where man is weak, God is powerful. He fasted and prayed, and God used him for great things.
In oreder to breakdown barriers, we need to be devout and God-fearing. God-fearing means having respect for God and not just living to please yourself. We also need to be givers and people of prayer and fasting if we would like to see barriers broken down. The final key to breaking down barriers is obedience. Barriers tell us that we need the power of God in our lives.
Barriers are the spiritual forces that stand between us and the promise of God. If you are not careful, you can just begin to accept them as the way life is.The greatest barrier of all was between God and man, but the curtain was torn, and we can now meet with God and be healed.