Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
How does God enter into the darkness of a sinner’s life? Salvation is an issue of the heart where a person believes that as a sinner they need a Savior and they believe Jesus is the One who died for their sins and God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9, 10). Their confession of Jesus as Lord is the surrender of their heart and life to His Lordship and rule. It is not merely a mental or mechanical operation of some procedure but happens because someone’s heart has been reached by the Gospel of God’s grace.
It is a heart issue but it also comes to pass by the operation of spiritual law and precisely, the law of faith. A person gets saved; and God enters their life because they hear something, believe something, and express belief by a confession Romans 10:8‑17. If God was ever going to force His way into a person’s life, it would be to save them; but the unalterable, works every time law of faith is that a man hears something, believes something and says something, resulting in receiving. Faith is called a law (Romans 3:27) because laws are designed to work every time they are put to work.
- It works every time because it is the law of faith.
- It was prescribed by the ordinance and statute of God to work that way.
- It is not a formula, legalism, or bondage. It is a Bible truth.
- It is not to be hard on us but to help us.
- It is not to be bondage to us but to bless us.
- He did it so it would be exact, dependable, a sure thing.
Jesus demonstrated a truth about the God kind of faith, spirit of faith, law of faith, in all four major areas when He taught on faith (Matthew 17:20; Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:23; Luke 17:6). “If you have faith, you shall say….” This is not some isolated, unimportant principle of truth. Do you think Jesus knew a little about faith and had a little revelation of what faith is? It is what Jesus is High Priest over in Heaven Hebrews 3:1; 4:14.