Spiritual growth is directly related to the depth of faith. When the individual's religion is basic, God sees little and unable to do much in man's life. When the faith and rise of man is deep, God lives in their eyes. They trust him more and believe that he can have a positive impact on their existence. Through the account of the Christian Bible, the waking reader can report at least seven levels of faith. In this article, we will discuss these seven points in short.
Level One – No or Possible Religion
The first level of faith is no faith or credible faith. It is a type of physical acknowledgment that does not really believe that God exists but play with others to work on condition for their benefit. This is the type of faith that Pharaoh Egypt showed when God sent Moses to deliver Israeli captives. When God sent a plague to Egypt, Pharaoh was trying to placate Moses and Aaron by expressing God's mind. When the effect of each plague would reduce Pharaoh's strength, heal his heart and reject God.
Grade Two – Faith on Their Own
The second level of faith is belief in its own terms. This is the type of faith that Jacob showed. In the story of Jacob contained in the Book of Moses (First Book of the Bible), Jacob is sent from the family because his older brother, Esau, wants to kill him. On the way out of Canaan (modern Palestine), Jacob has a dream about angels that rise up and down the ladder related to the sky. In the dream, God promises to bless Jacob as he blessed Abraham's grandmother Abraham and Isaac's father. But Jacob sets conditions that must be fulfilled if God is to be the God of Jacob. Jacob agrees to allow God to be his god only if God brings him safely back home to his father. Jacob connects his faith to God's faith to meet Jacob's needs under the terms of Jacob.
Grade Three – Faith-related perspective and possible promise
The third level of faith is faith based on tangible promises. This type of religion is an example of Abram (later called Abraham). Abram lived with his parents and the family in Kaldealand (also known as Babylon or modern Iraq). Abraham has been described in the Bible as a friend of God and the father of faith. However, Abraham's faith became associated with God's vision and a tangible promise that God gave him. When the Lord commanded Abram to let his family and friends go to a land he had never seen before, God also promised that he would bless Abraham and his offspring very much for it.
Grade Four – Faith Without Seeing
The next level of faith is faith without seeing. After Jesus had resurrected and faced some of his disciples, another disc named Thomas agreed to accept the idea that Jesus had resurrected from the dead. He said precisely that the only way he would believe is that Jesus had appeared to him and he could touch Jesus & # 39; arrow in his hands and his side. A week later, Jesus met Thomas & # 39; pray and appear to him when Thomas fell on his knees and declared Jesus to be "my lord and my god." (Bible, John 20, NIV). To date, Jesus said that Thomas had to make sure that he believed and said, "Blessed are those who have believed and have not seen." The apostle Paul also promises believers in minor Asia to continue there as persecution even though they have never seen Jesus nor had a vision of God.
Grade Five – Faith When Things Do not Go Well
Psalm 73 of the Old Testament of the Bible was a monastery written by the King of Asaph. His top song writer today, Asaf seemed to write these hymns when he was in low places in his life. He wonders out loud why the wicked seem to flourish in this life, but the correction knows nothing but continuous difficulties. After completing his rifle, Asaf finally realized that the performance of the wicked is but licking the slope and altar temporarily. Then he acknowledges his folly and acknowledges that if he contacts the Lord Almighty, he has everything he needs. Asaph says, "Who do I have in heaven, but you? And the earth has nothing that I long for near you. My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my thing forever." Asaf believes in it, even though he can not see how God will provide his welfare.
Stage Six – Faith, Even Though God Does not Choose to Provide
Daniel records his name when his Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon obtained a gold-gold certificate in his likeness, appointing all nations his kingdom to bind it. When the time came for the people to come before the idols, three Daniel the Israelites, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego denied that they were in prison. The king was afraid of this and had an oven ready to burn them alive. Before him through them in the flames, the king then kicks one more chance to agree. These people answered that they did not have to answer the king, and they trusted that God would save them. Then they added these words: "But even if [God] does not, we want you to know, King, that we will not serve your God or worship the image of gold that you have set up." (Daniel 3, Bible, NIV). The sixth level of faith is a wonderful faith that sticks even if God chooses not to intervene and to deliver salvation. God is God and he is not obliged to serve us. Instead, we should believe that he exists and humbly accepts his will for our lives wherever favorable or not.
This kind of trust in God, Heavenly Father, was also shown by Jesus in the garden of Getsemane the night before His crucifixion. Jesus, a little angry with the fate that awaits him, asked the father to take the cup from him and resigned to the will of the Father and plan.
Sometimes Seven – Faith Even though there is nothing in the sight of God in any way or in any way
In two examples above, Jesus and three Israelites realized that God would intervene in some form or form . Many prophecies had been written and recorded preserved over the coming Messiah and how he would suffer, die and conquer the burial. Jesus knew these prophecies, and he knew that he was anointed to fulfill them. However, the prophet Habakkuk had no such promises. He only knew that the Babylonians would invade and destroy Jerusalem. He is fully aware that there is no hope of salvation in his lifetime. But in the midst of such despair, he writes:
"Although the fig tree must come and there are no grapes in the vineyards,
although the oil fog disappears and the fields produce no food,
though. There is no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the camp
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be glad in God my Savior. "
(Habakkuk 3: 16-18, the Bible, NIV).
Faith is the unauthorized trust that some people have or will happen even if you do not see it. This implies faith in income from a new project or in God Almighty. There are different levels of faith. This article has covered seven points found and shown by letters in the Christian Bible.