Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
February 23, 2020
A Measure of Faith
From the very start, when we were born again we trust there is an Almighty God, and that He is alive. We know there is a God. God gave us a measure of faith – this faith comes from hearing that Jesus died and rose again. The first time we heard this, God dealt a measure of faith into our spirit. Our first measure of faith is faith for salvation.
The first kind of faith is the natural or human faith and the second kind is salvation faith. We still have that measure of salvation faith in our spirit.
Unbelievers do not believe in Jesus. Until by the grace of God (unearned, unmerited favour), the gospel of the Lord Jesus, who died and rose again, is shared with this unbeliever, then faith comes into his spirit.
God gives him a measure of faith to accept Jesus as his Lord and Saviour.
This measure of faith will not increase, just as love in his spirit will not increase. He knows there is a God, and that Jesus died and rose again. He knows he is a child of the Most High God. He is confident that God is the Almighty and there is none greater than He. He is the ultimate One and only God.
To get salvation faith to an unbeliever, share with them about Jesus’ death on the cross and that God the Father raised Him from the dead on the third day. Invite that person to church and when the altar call is given, be persistent to bring him to the front, the altar, to receive Jesus.
Everyone has a measure of faith to serve: to exhort someone to come to church, to get saved, to do something. For some people, their measure of faith to exhort will begin to grow in leading or bringing people to Jesus or to church; these people bring more people than others.
Everyone has a measure of faith to give and some, their measure begin to grow far stronger than others. It is a gift of grace to give far more than others. They have a greater measure of faith to make more money. And this measure of faith will grow, so will their finances.
Primarily, we live based on Bible faith. What is the Bible faith for living? The Holy Spirit will take what is fulfilled or promised in the Bible to speak to you. Or we can say the Holy Spirit will quicken or speak to you what is already fulfilled or promised in the Bible.