FAITH PLEASES GOD AND IS THE KEY TO VICTORY

faith pleases God and is the key to victory

 

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.

 

 

Christians are to live a life that is pleasing to God and Hebrews 11:6 reveals that it is impossible to do that without faith. The person who comes to God must do two things:

 

 

(1) believe that He is and (that is believe in an unseen, invisible Being),

(2) that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

 

 

“Must” means it is an imperative necessity. If you want to please God and live a victorious life, you better know about faith. The kind of life that pleases God is a life of faith.  You may be a lovely Christian, but your life won’t be pleasing to God unless you learn to take Him at His Word and put your trust in that Word.  He’ll love you but not be pleased. God is pleased (has pleasure) when we have faith not when we draw back. Hebrews 10:34‑39 says, “Now the just shall live by faith but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” We are not to draw back (withdraw) from opportunities where we have to use our faith. The things that are naturally impossible God expects us to use faith for them. If we can’t see how to do it in the natural, it’s a faith project, it’s a faith challenge.

 

 

The requirement to live by faith to please God is also so we can experience victory in life in all areas of our life.  I John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Look no farther for a way to win in life, this is it, faith is it.  This is the victory we’ve been looking for, it’s in our faith. Your faith is the answer in every area of your life, in this world, that you want victory in. If the devil through deception and lies can keep us looking for victory in life in another way, and keep us out of faith, he can keep us out of victory.

 

Our faith is in Jesus’ total victory over sin, sickness, satan, and the curse. Our faith proceeds from a victory already won and it becomes ours the moment we are born of God. We maintain that victory over what we face in life by our faith. Faith in His grace, the finished work of God in Christ, is all the victory we will ever need.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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