Faith, among other things mean complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It can also mean belief, conviction, credence, reliance, dependence, optimism or expectations.
The bible in the book of Hebrews 11 vs 1 says faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Romans 10 vs 11 says those who have faith in Jesus Christ will never be put to shame.
What are therefore the result of not having faith in Jesus Christ?
We know the popular saying that a life without Christ is a life full of crises. Therefore, a person who has no Christ or forsake Christ forsakes everything already. Psalm 16 vs 8 says I have set the Lord before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Such person will be moved by Satan.
C.A.C hymn number 672 says in part that: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. No merit of my own I claim. But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. All other ground is sinking sand”.
Losing salvation: Hebrews 6: 4-6. Those who stand firm to the end will be saved. But those who do not have faith in Jesus Christ cannot be saved. They will be condemned to hell fire. They will continue to live their life in fear and agony.
Without Jesus Christ, there is no hope or future. A person who does not know Jesus as the Lord and saviour will keep living a life of perpetual sin. Without repentance he will die in his/her sins and end his/her life in hell.
The bible says in James 4 vs 8 that come closer to God and God will come closer to you. But our Lord Jesus Christ says that no one can come to the father except through Him. John 14 vs 6. This simply means someone who does not believe in Jesus Christ cannot see God.
Benefits of having faith in Jesus Christ.
We can never be alone because He will always be with us to accomplish our daunting tasks of life without the physical presence of anyone. He will always be living with us Zephaniah 3 vs 7.
If we have faith in Jesus Christ, He will strengthen us and help us. We shall be in his victorious right hand. Isaiah 4 vs 10. He even said in Luke 16 vs 33 that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have conquered the world.
If we believe in Him, He will forgive all our sins, redeem us, protect us and will be our God; the Holy one of Israel and our saviour, Isaiah 43 vs 2-3.
CONCLUSION. Children of God, let us have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The bible says there is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4 vs 12.
PRAYER. Lord strengthen me to be in you till the end of my day. Don’t let me look back in my Christian journey of life like the wife of Lot. Genesis 19 vs 26.