Love and Faith

There is an incredible relationship between Love and Faith. They are inseparable. Let’s compare their roles and their relationship to each other:

What Love Does

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (emphasis added)

God’s love gives to the world, so that they can have faith in Him.

When we operate in God’s love we give. Walking in God’s love is God’s motivation to change the world, to endure all obstacles, and to exhibit his will to the world.

I John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.

When we walk in God’s love the world sees Him in us. His love is exhibited in us.

Love and faith work together

I Corinthians 13:7 (Love) bears all things, (Love) believes all things, (Love) hopes all things, (Love) endures all things. (8) Love never fails

God’s love in our hearts actually does the believing.

Eph 5:2 walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us….

Romans 5:5 ..hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Love turns our hopes into faith.

What Faith Does

I John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith. (emphasis added)

Our faith overcomes the world, so that the love of God may abound.

When we operate in faith we are overcomers. Faith is God’s method of changing the world, to overcome all obstacles, and to enforce his will in the world.

I John 5:5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

When we walk in faith the world sees His authority in us.

Love and faith work together

Jude 20 But you beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, (21) keeping yourselves in the love of God….

Faith only truly exists within the heart, while God’s love is active.

II Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight…

Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Our faith does the work of love’s desires.

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      FaithMechanic

      Banjo – So do I, with a few minor caveats. The core emphasis of Word of Faith are God’s WORD and God’s requirement of FAITH. Both concepts are reasonable and fully defendable from the scriptures.

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  2. Syam kumar

    Dear respected beloved in Christ.
    Greetings to you in the highest name of the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. I was visited your website, I thank and praise God for your wonderful website, and I have strengthened by your faithful words. You are so gentle and helping to many through your kind and love. We hope and pray. I am introducing through this letter my name is syam Kumar. Born in Christian poor family.
    This is my testimony what the the Lord has done in my life.

    In my childhood I was suffered with typhoid fever And faced many troubles unexpectedly one of our area doctor checked And admitted me in the hospital again the MBBS Doctor checked me and Said you will not live, when my family member herd this news they have No hope on me including with doctors. During that time my father and Mother praying at my bed, and my mother promised to God if my son Will live I will give him to do your work by the will of God and as my Parent’s prayers slowly I get the good health through the power of Jesus Christ. And His crucifixion. Praise God. In my 22 years old I got another terrible sickness and lost my two years hearing power now I am a deaf person physically I was get many problems like anything but the Gods grace will not leave me alone and my family.

    Here I am doing His ministry more and more we did not have no any Support from any where we are depended up on faith and prayer.

    1. Ministry in India among the poor Christians and widows orphan children’s. And doing ministry among the Hindu idol people. And praying for the sick and serving them with the Love of Christ.
    2. Distributing tracts and preaching, conducting Gospel meetings night
    Street meetings where ever God will send me.
    3. and also music ministry.
    We are depended up on faith and prayer; we did not have any support from any way
    So we are requesting you sir madam. Please remember us and our ministry in your
    Daily prayers, we are praying for you and your ministries and your Family members.
    Thank you.
    Yours in Lords service
    Bro. M.Syam Kumar. Pastor and Evangelist and musician.
    We are waiting for your kind reply.

    1. owusu Brempong

      The Lord Himself whom you have believed will bring you support thru His angels by His Spirit forHis kingdom’s course. Thank you

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