Thursday | 29 October 2020
Faith works by love

When we turn in repentance from our darkened perspectives, the Holy Spirit meets us in our mourning and shifts it to a travail. In this travail, He joins us to the fellowship of Christ’s offering, and pours the love of God into our hearts. Rom 5:5. This is the very same love that was poured into the Son’s heart, which enabled Him to obey the Father’s command.

As we join the travail of Christ, our lameness will be healed. In this travail, we will also be brought to birth by new creation life. 2Co 5:17. These things happen as we live together in open‑hearted fellowship. In this fellowship, we abide in the light of God’s word. 1Jn 2:10. We are joining with the Lord and our brethren at the tree of life. As we are led by the Spirit, we are able to minister the life of God to one another. 1Pe 4:10. We share what the Lord is saying to us by the ministry of His word. We confess our faults, seeking forgiveness and restoration with those we have wronged. We pray together, seeking to be healed and birthed in the love of God. Jas 5:16.

The faith of the Son was given to us through the ministry of the word. This faith is activated in us by the love of God being poured into our hearts. We can know and believe that we have been healed. 1Jn 4:16. Faith is now working by love! Gal 5:6. We acknowledge that there is no adequacy in ourselves to obey the commands of Christ. However, the love of God residing in our hearts is the very capacity which enables us to obey! By faith, we are assured that we can obey the commands of Christ. His love in our hearts enables us to stand in full identity and to walk forward in the obedience of faith. Rom 5:1-2.


Further Study:
GALATIANS 5
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References:
Rom 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

2Co 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

1Jn 2:10
He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

1Pe 4:10
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Jas 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

1Jn 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

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

Rom 5:1-2
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
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