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Romans 4:12,20

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 12 And be the father of circumcision to those who are not of the circumcision only, but also those who walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had while still uncircumcised. [Note! It is belief that results in walking in the steps of faith. What steps did Abraham walk? From the Word of the Lord within: "Abraham willingly exposed himself to God's commands." He listened for God's voice, he heard, and then he believed him; he obeyed his voice, and he patiently endured before he obtained the promise. Believing in God or Jesus is to believe what he tells you. Our steps of faith are to listen to Jesus, the Word, Rev 19:13-16, in our heart, Rom 10:8; believe what the Son tells us, John 3:16; obey his commands, Heb 5:9; and endure with patient perseverance in good works, Rom 2:7. This is to deny our own will and pick up our cross daily to crucify our selfish, sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial; for you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, so that you should follow in his steps, 1 Pet 2:21; For if we are dead with him, we will also live with him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. 2 Tim 2:11-12. To do all of that with the name of Jesus in mind, you must seek by waiting on him, watching, listening in silence, hearing, and obeying God's voice; this is how you follow. And the evidence of our faith is to produce the fruit of the spirit, thus to show ourselves to be true followers of Christ, walking in the steps of faith. But the unperfected, blind guides of Christendom would rather have you dozing in the ditch, presuming to be saved, while still being slaves to sin: Truly, Truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. John 8:34; and if you die in your sins, you will be banned from heaven, no matter what your ministers told you.]

 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief; but he was strong in faith, giving glory to God; [He was strong in faith as evidenced by his belief in the promise and his obedience to Gods' commands that he heard spoken to him. If he had not walked in the steps of faith, being obedient as commanded, his righteousness would have been cancelled. So too must a Christian be strong in obedient faith, obeying the commands of the Lord that he hears spoken to him; and he must seek the righteousness of God as the highest priority in his life: But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; Mat 6:33.]

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