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“Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

 

through faith
 
The human qualification for our salvation is faith. Faith trusts the guarding garrison of God’s omnipotent power for our salvation. Omnipotence does not operate on our faith. Faith operates upon its object – God’s power in our salvation. Faith is a non-meritorious system of perception.
 
Faith is the one thing that every member of the human race possesses. We have different IQ’s but we all have faith. The idiot has faith; the genius has faith. There is no particular value in faith.
 
It is the object of our faith–Jesus’ death on the cross–that saves us. Only He has the power to forgive our sin and give us eternal life.
 
Salvation is through faith, not feeling. It is through faith, not through fiction.
 
Ephesians 2:8,9 says God saves us through faith, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”
 
Romans 5:1 God declares us righteous as he is righteous by faith, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
Galatians 2:16 argues that our status quo before God is by faith, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”
 
Galatians 3:26 declares that we enter the family of God through faith, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
 
PRINCIPLE:
 
The means of our salvation is the faith that we place in the death of Christ to pay for our sins.
APPLICATION:
 
When we are falling, we reach out to grasp the hand of someone who has their balance. It is not the faith in their hand that keeps us steady, it is their hand. It is God who saves and it is God who guards us. Have you personally placed your faith in the death of Christ for your sins? Why not allow God to save you from eternal separation from him?
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