EVENING: I thessalonians 4
“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
It is Jesus Christ who begins the faith. Even if Jesus himself is going to begin a thing, related ingredients are essential. For building a house, apart from money, brick, cement, steel and sand are essential. An engineer and mason are also necessary.
Women are in need of rice, dhal, vegetable and oil for cooking. Only after keeping these things ready they begin to cook. When God wanted to begin life in a man He kept the bones, nerves, flesh and skin in him. He also gave him beauty, knowledge and love. He placed aoul and spirit in the body.
Not only that. He also paced faith within him. Through that faith man understood God. He moved with God and behaved like a friend of God. It is the faith which helps a man to grow in his spiritual life. Even today God begins the faith in you. He helps to hear powerful messages. We begin to believe that Jesus Christ by no means casts out anyone who comes to him.
You begin to receive Salvation, Baptism, victorious life, victory over satan etc. through faith. God has given you the five senses to keep your faith on the worldly things.
We believe that we can get water by opening the tap. We believe that there will be light once the switch is put on. When we travel by bus we believe that the driver will safely take us to the destination. These are the beliefs of the world. They are natural in nature. But the faith of the Scripture is the one began by God. That faith is the one which provides heavenly things. This happens to be the sixth sense.
The sixth sense of faith contacts with the heavenly dwelling. This sixth sense is owned only by the children of God who have been saved. Through this faith which is the sixth sense you receive rare and precious things from God. God who begins the faith in you never stops with that but He helps it to grow in you. He makes you powerful in faith.
To meditate: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6).