We all know that faith pleases God, even unto the Father; and that without it, we will not be able to please God. 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. And furthermore, both Jesus and Paul continued to address the faith matter through out their ministry in more ways than others because of how vital it is in the spiritual processing of the Will of God. Paul exhorts Timothy through linking him to the faith of his grandmother and mother in 2 Timothy 1:5-6, “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.” Paul also speaks of how important it is to steadily grow ones faith: 2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth. It appears that Paul’s view on faith is that of action more so than the view of being passive: even while one waits on God, there is work to be done. There is one scripture in which I believe Paul would fully be in agreement with even though he did not write it: James 2:20, 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Faith is just like the body, if you want it healthy, you got to work it out. Healthy Faith To Better Please The Father.
When we make the decisions to do the actions required to work out our faith, we want those decisions done in the best way possible to get the most out of our faith activity. We want to develop the skill that becomes a habit in order to have better, and more healthy faith. One might ask how can faith be made healthy? Well, it can be made healthy by being made better in the eyes of God in which you will then be in a position to better please God, even the Father. And remember that when I say to be in a position to better please God, even the Father; just keep in mind that we are going from current level of operation unto the greater level of operation. And depending on a few things, one may only get to please the current level of the Godhead, and not yet reach unto the next level for whatever the reason maybe. Since we always start out on the Word, we will always be in position to have a chance of fulfilling the current Word level of the Godhead. We can see in the following scripture this example clearly with the Word, and the Holy Ghost right from the beginning; as the Apostles were receiving their commission from Jesus to begin their ministry. Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” We can see how the Apostles are ready to work unto the Word of God; however, they are not prepared to do the work unto the Holy Ghost of God until they be endued with power from on high. So they can do some Word work in Jerusalem, and be okay for now in the city of Jerusalem where they have been seen, known, and associated with power. However, they don’t want to go out beyond into strange lands talking all of that power stuff unto the Word, and have no power to bring it to pass unto the Holy Ghost. And of course, later on they would need to be mature and skill in the Holy Ghost, to be able to finish the unification of the Godhead unto the Father with a whole different level of skills and maturity. My oh, my! Healthy Faith To Better Please The Father.
These different maturities in the development of our faith helps to give us, and to keep us with healthy faith. If we stay too long processing a Word that has been brought to full faith already, this too can cause our faith to become unhealthy; if we continue to process a Word already at full faith that has given one all that it has to give. This would be the stage where one elevates that Word brought to full faith up unto the Holy Ghost for the power to work it out farther along in the process. The elevation of the now processed Word unto the Holy Ghost level is how we keep the faith healthy to where it pleases the Father. Now the next member of the Godhead can do his part needed to bring to pass that which you hope for. It is expedient for us that this happens; that the next member happens: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I (the Word) go not away, the Comforter (the Holy Ghost) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” Once the Word gets to full faith and has finished the work for that operation, then you go to let him go unto the Holy Ghost for what’s next. If you are able to step into the next Godhead member when the times come, your faith will be healthy as it will also move you along in the process with God. So what makes your faith to move to action, for even better blessings, if done when the particular Godhead member is now moving to action? You need to build your relationship to be stronger with each member of the Godhead. It is when you already know without doubt, that allows you to move in faith with the Godhead member at the exact time that he wants to move. If you have to wait to see more, or wait to know more before you can move when God is ready to move; then you will be operating in unhealthy faith: this will not cause you to have the better blessings instore for you. John 20:29, “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Now reach your hand forth to action without seeing, and receive even better blessings. Healthy Faith To Better Please The Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good,