Word of Life Study Series

Deeper in God’s Word: Faith in God

September 03, 2022 Brice C. Craig Season 10 Episode 1
Word of Life Study Series
Deeper in God’s Word: Faith in God
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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series. Deeper in God’s Word, a devotional workbook designed to lead the believer into a deeper walk with God through His Word. The project had taken me a few years to compile and assemble numerous Scriptures into eight separate subjects. I believe that you will find a beautiful and powerful blend and harmony of God’s Word knitted into a tapestry of wisdom and revelation. Primarily I have used the New International Version of the Bible, along with the King James Version and Amplified Bible. Occasionally I have interjected a few words of my own to help with transitions or to elaborate on a few key Scriptures. The overall format has been designed to allow the Holy Scriptures to speak for themselves.


1. Bible Devotions

The Bible translates the word, “Meditation” to mutter, murmur, ponder, speak, study, talk and utter. In other words, it’s a spiritual exercise that involves speaking God’s Word out loud so you can hear yourself. Take the time to slowly ponder and feed on God’s Word and expect the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth. He will impart rich revelation and insight concerning God and His Kingdom. In Matthew 4:4 Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 8:3, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God.’” As natural food is to our physical body, so the Word of God is to our spirit- John 6:63 states, “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”


2. The Word of His Grace

God’s Grace is found in God’s Word. If we want more of God’s grace in our lives, then look no further than the Bible. That is where this devotional material becomes a powerful tool in the life of the believer- to hide God’s Word in our heart- Acts 20:32. Now that we have established the source of God’s Grace, the next obvious question is what is God’s Grace? A common definition for Grace goes as follows, “God’s unmerited favor.” I believe this definition would be better suited to describe God’s Mercy. Therefore, I believe that “God’s Grace is God’s power at work in us who believe.”


3. The Word of Faith

Faith is not a Charismatic cliché, rather it is an eternal spiritual principle that has its origins in God and creation. This principle is first mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy and addressed the matter of obeying God’s commands. Notice in this short passage that the phrase “So we may obey it” is used three times. The secret to obeying God’s commands is found in the “Word of Faith” principle. The alternative would be for us to obey God  through our own works and our own strength which is religion. The Bible pronounces that those who try to please God in their own strength and devices are under a curse- Galatians 3:1-5, 10-11 


4. The Spirit of Faith

Where the “Word of Faith” ends, the “Spirit of Faith” begins. There is a deceptive counterfeit to having faith in the heart, called “Mental Accent” which is really a façade. It is a mental acquiesce to the truth without a conviction of the heart on the matter. For example, many people subscribe to a historical Jesus, but they do not accept Him in their heart as Lord and Savior. So how do we know that we believe the promise of God in our heart? Like Abraham, after hearing the Promise of God over a course of time, we come to place where the seed produces a harvest in our spirit- Hebrews 11:1, faith being the substance of what we hope for. We possess a supernatural revelation, an unshakable knowing, being fully persuaded that I believe that I have received. According to Jesus, before we receive the promise of God, we must first believe in our heart that we already have it by faith- Ro. 4:16-22; Mk. 11:22-24.

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