The Book of James – Dynamic Faith

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“Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.  And so, it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.” James 2:21-24

Dynamic faith is faith that is real, faith that has power, faith that results in a changed life. Dynamic faith is costly faith. It is costly because when God calls, He bids you to come and die. Die to self and to the world. Dynamic faith is the only faith that gives you the only true life. It is costly because it cost God’s only Son to bring you salvation.

Dynamic faith is based on God’s Word, and involves the whole person. Dead faith touches only the intellect; demonic faith involves both the mind and the emotions; but dynamic faith involves the will. The whole person plays a part in true saving faith. The mind understands the truth; the heart desires the truth; and the will acts upon the truth. The men and women of faith that are named in Hebrews 11 were people of action. God spoke and they obeyed. True saving faith leads to action. It leads to obedience on part of the will. Where there is dynamic faith you will always find good works.

The mature Christian practices the truth. He practices this truth in His everyday life. His faith is not the dead faith of the intellectuals or the demonic faith of the fallen spirits. Dynamic faith is the faith that trusts God and changes lives and goes to work for God. It is important that each professing Christian examine his own heart and make sure that he possesses true saving faith, dynamic faith. “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5) Satan is the great deceiver; one of his devices is imitation. If he can convince a person that counterfeit faith is true faith, he has that person in his power.

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