Obedient Steps of Faith – BT25:  Without faith, our prayers fail as does our holiness/sanctification

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Obedient Steps of Faith – BT25:  Without faith, our prayers fail as does our holiness/sanctification



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Our prayers don’t even work for us without faith!  Jesus taught that “all things, as many as you might aiteo ‘ask or petition, NOT from a subordinate position but as a family member, to willfully crave, call or cry out for, require or demand’ in/by/with the proseuche conversational-prayer, routinely/habitually having trusting-relying-faith, [then] you shall indeed lambano grab-hold-of-to-receive” (a) and “all things whatever you presently/ongoingly are proseuchomai conversationally-praying, also presently/ongoing aiteo asking-petitioning, [I strongly urge you to] presently/ongoing have trusting-relying-faith hoti ‘in these contents:’ you definitively/wholly lambano grab-hold-of-to-receive and-subsequently it shall actually [at an indefinite time in the future] ‘exist’ for you” (b). <Notes> a) Matthew 21:22, b) Mark 11:24.


You also won’t get the enabling-power of the Spirit without faith!  That’s why Paul wrote:  “To this end we ongoingly proseuchomai conversationally-pray always for you, that our God may MAKE you worthy of His calling and/coupled may definitively/wholly pleroo fill-to-completion every one [of your] delights/petitions of God-like-goodness and/coupled [singular] work of [singular] trusting-relying-faith by-the-means-of His dunamis enabling-power, so that the name/person/authority of our Lord Jesus may be glorified IN you, and you IN Him” (a). <Notes> a) 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12.


Paul also prays for them:  “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,  give to you [singular] Spirit of wisdom and/coupled revelation by-the-means-of [singular] genuine, full, experiential, relational epignosis knowledge of Him, having already had [with last results, now extending into be routinely having] the eyes of their hearts enlightened/illuminated in order that you may eido mentally ‘see’ to perceive/know what is the elpis hope (faith for the future, the blessed hope) to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance, what is the immeasurable greatness of His enabling-power eis toward-and-reaching-the-goal-of us, the ones routinely/habitually having trusting-relying-faith” (a). <Notes> a) Ephesians 1:17-19.


We won’t even get holiness/sanctification without trusting-relying-faith!  Paul asks Jewish-Christians tempted by Law-teachers to go back to Moses:  “Having begun by the means of [singular] Spirit, now are you being perfected/completed by the means of [singular] flesh? (thru circumcision) (a).  Yes, Law-obedience is fleshly, not Spiritual!  <Notes> a) Galatians 3:3.


Jesus told Paul concerning the Gentiles:  “I am sending you to open their eyes . . . so that they may epistrepho turn-oneself-back (like ‘repent’) away-from darkness to light and/coupled from the exousia delegated-power of Satan to God, in order that they may lambano grab-to-receive forgiveness of sins and/coupled a kleros distributed-lot-for-an-inheritance among those already having been [with ongoing effects] sanctified/made-holy by-the-means-of trusting-relying-faith in Me” (a). <Notes> a) Acts 26:17-18.


Elsewhere, with the use of the conjunction kai, Paul coupleshagios holiness/sanctification by-the-means-of [singular] Spirit” coupled to “by-the-means-of trusting-relying-faith of/belonging-to [singular] Truth” as both necessary “eis toward-and-reaching-the-goal-of soteria salvation” (a), and we know this need for “hagios holiness/sanctification” is written by Paul to Christians as “the will of God” for them to experience not just to stuff into their head (b). <Notes> a) 2 Thessalonians 2:13, b) 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 7; Romans 6:19, 22; 1 Timothy 2:15, cf. Hebrews 12:14.


This is not by OUR ergon ‘doings/works’ butholiness/sanctification of/belonging-to [singular] Spirit” (a) and only because FIRST “Jesus became for us our holiness/sanctification” (b), but it’s clear that like soteria salvation it is NOT a 1-time event but a process – see Obedient Steps of Faith – BT16 for enduring faith.  We are “God’s workmanship” (c), for “it is God who works in you, both to desire/will and/couple to do/work for His good pleasure” (d). <Notes> a) 1 Peter 1:2, b) 1 Corinthians 1:30, c) Ephesians 2:10, d) Philippians 2:13.


There is a false holiness:  Concerning religious teaching by “some that will depart from The-Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith)” who are requiring “abstinence from [particular] foods,” Paul says this comes from “deceitful spirits and/coupled teachings of demons” because such “foods God created to be lambano grabbed-to-receive with thanksgiving by the pistos faithful-ones and/coupled [the ones] already having had [with ongoing results] The Truth, for everything created by God is good kai and/thus absolutely-in-fact-NOT a thing is to be rejected if it is lambano grabbed-to-receive with thanksgiving, for it is made-sanctified/holy by the logos message (Jesus and/or gospel) of God and/coupled enteuxis ‘God-led intercessory prayer’” (a).  The “weak in faith” Jewish-Christians are actually the ones still listening to the Law-teachers about what makes them sanctified/holy, who thus wouldn’t abandon dietary and other lifestyle Laws (b). <Notes> a) 1 Timothy 4:1-5, b) Romans 14:1-23.




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Spiritual Education, Faith required for answered prayer, Faith required for holiness, Faith needed to experience God, Faith needed to experience the Spirit’s power, Salvation and Sanctification/Holiness is a process, False holiness is through old testament works & rituals including fasting

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