by the faith of Jesus Christ: Part 1
As some may have found out, I am not too good at expressing, and writing down my thoughts. I am not that well educated, so I hope you will bare with me, and I would appreciate any help you may offer, in making this message more readable, and make more sense.
Act 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
The question is; why by the faith of Jesus Christ, and not by our faith?
Yes we put our faith in Christ, but it is by His faith we now live. It is by His faith we are saved. It by His faith we have boldness and access with confidence. It is by His faith that we are now justified. It is by His faith that we minister the gospel and the gifts.
In short, the reason this is so, is to do with 'Authority'
He is the Anointed One. This Anointing is Authority, and Authority is the Power
Matt 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Matt 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Matt 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
The centurion understood authority, and he understood that Jesus had this authority to heal. His faith was in the faith of Christ Jesus.
If we are to exercise authority, we must first be subject to authority. We must submit ourselves to Him, who is the Head of the Body, and we must submit ourselves to one another. We must submit ourselves to those in authority. We must not try to usurp authority.
How can we expect to exercise authority, if we will not ourselves submit to authority?
If today we lack power, we should ask ourselves if we are submitted to authority.
The Lord has shown us how to submit ourselves. He laid aside His own Glory, His own Authority. He became as man, who is made a little lower then the angels. He subjected Himself implicitly and impeccably to the Father. He became the servant of all. He humbled Himself even to washing the disciples feet.
The faith of the Son of God, was His faith in the Father. He denied Himself and that is why He called His Father, His God
Having lived a life submitted to Authority, and having been resurected from the grave by His Fathers Authority, He now receives all Authority.
Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.