Always Faithful

Our Creator has designed us so that we are always under the influence of faith. The poison that has affected all of humanity in a way that twists our use of faith includes having the knowledge that there is good and evil (Genesis 3:22-24). The knowledge from the tree of death did not include knowing good from evil, just the surprise that they exist.

What we believe of consequences or other future concepts is formed by our faith. What we believe of origins of the universe or humanity is formed by our faith. What some people call our “world view” is our “statement of faith.”

Faith in one idea that opposes another idea or other ideas amounts to doubt in those other ideas. So, we always have doubt, too.

When we aim or focus our faith, we drive the consequences of our acts and words to comply with our faith. We can bring good or evil into the earth by faith. Since we only know the difference by the revelation the Holy Spirit gives us of what righteousness is, we need to submit to Him for what Paul listed as one of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23: fullness of faith.

Here’s a story that includes Jesus attributing a woman’s success to aiming her faith at her desire:

A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years had endured much under many doctors. She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe. For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!” Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction.

At once Jesus realized in Himself that power had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?”

His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'”

So He was looking around to see who had done this. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth. “Daughter,” He said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be free  from your affliction.”

(Mark 5:25-34 Holman Christian Standard Bible®©)