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Romans 4:3

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 3 For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."[Abraham did not just believe that there was one most high God, he believed the words that God spoke to him enough to obey Him; that is believing in God, at least as defined in this book. A belief that Jesus is the Son of God is a belief in history, or Bible-faith. Similarly then, to believe in Jesus, as Paul has defined Abraham's belief, is to believe the words we hear Jesus speak to us; that is also faith as the Bible defines it in Romans, hearing the word of God in your heart so that you may obey it, Rom10:8,17, and believing. So Paul says that belief and faith mean hearing the Word of God speak to you from your heart and believing God or believing Jesus. You might be saying to yourself: "well if God told me to do something like he did Abraham, of course I would do it." From the Word of the Lord within: "Abraham willingly exposed himself to God's commands. " So too we must wait on God, watch, and silently listen for His commands to us, and then we must believe His words and obey them, just like Abraham did. From the Word of the Lord within: "Wait, expose yourself to His commands, and hear. Only the faith-that-frees imparts righteousness."]

Romans 4:12

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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.]

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