What do we gain by Faith?
Faith has been the means of wonderful blessing to us from God. It is the doorway to all that God has for us to enjoy. It is also the means by which we gain all that we need for service. This study looks briefly at what a Christian has gained as a result of faith.
What do we gain from faith?
Without having to earn our salvation we have been saved. Our salvation is purely based on God’s mercy and grace towards us in that He gave His Son to save us and then led us to repentance so that we might be saved through faith in Him. There are many things we have gained as a result of this faith in our Lord Jesus.
Power to overcome:
“But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye had said to this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you” (Luke 17:6).
Faith can remove many an obstacle in our lives and when we trust in God to help us great problems can become very small.
We are sanctified:
“that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me” (Acts 26:18).
We gain righteousness:
“Righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all, and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference” (Romans 3:22) and “for it was not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but by righteousness of faith” (Romans 4:13). “What then shall we say? That they of the nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is on the principle of faith” (Romans 9:30). “And that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith” (Philippians 3:9).
We have been reconciled to God:
“And you, who once were alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now has it reconciled in the body of his flesh through death; to present you holy and unblamable and irreproachable before it, if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which is under heaven, of which I Paul became minister” (Colossians 1:21-23).
We are justified:
“For the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus” (Romans 3:26) and “Since indeed it is one God who shall justify the circumcision on the principle of faith, and uncircumcision by faith” (Romans 3:30). “Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith” (Romans 5:1).
We become heirs:
“For if they which are of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise made of no effect” (Romans 4:14).
We have peace with God:
“Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith, we have peace towards God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1)
We have access into God’s favour:
“By whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2).
We receive the Holy Spirit:
“This only I wish to learn of you, Have ye received the Spirit on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?” (Galatians 3:2) and “He therefore who ministers to you the Spirit, and works miracles among you, is it on the principle of works of law, or of the report of faith?” (Galatians 3:5). “That the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:14).
We have hope:
“For we, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness” (Galatians 5:5)
We become God’s Sons:
“But, faith having come, we are no longer under a tutor; for ye are all God's sons by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:25-26).
We have been raised into new life in Christ:
“Buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with him through faith of the working of God who raised him from among the dead” (Colossians 2:12).
Faith has transformed us, through Christ’s work, from darkness to light, from wretches to sons, from those who are “without God and have no hope in the world” to those who hope in the Lord; from those who had nothing to those who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and have access to God’s blessing. Through faith, God has transformed us and glorified us placing us where we could never have been but for His grace through faith in Christ Jesus.