Many of the Wonderful Things That Happen Through Faith

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Here is a partial list of verses that lay out what is accomplished in our lives by faith or through faith or when we believe—fully place our trust in God the Father and Jesus Christ (emphasis added throughout).

We understand that God is the Creator through His Word. Hebrews 11:3: "By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."

We have access into God's grace. Romans 5:2: ". . . Through whom [Christ] also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

The Word of God works in us. 1 Thessalonians 2:13: ". . . The word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe."

We are made wise for salvation. 2 Timothy 3:15: "From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."

We are redeemed through Christ's blood, receiving forgiveness of sins. Romans 3:24-25: "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed" (compare Ephesians 1:7).

We are justified—reconciled and made right before God. Romans 3:28: "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law" (speaking of initial justification, but deeds follow to remain justified—see Romans 2:13; James 2:14-24).

We are saved from past sins. Ephesians 2:8: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."

We are raised into new life following baptism. Colossians 2:12: ". . . Buried with Him [Christ] in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead."

We receive the Holy Spirit. Galatians 3:14: ". . . That we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (see also John 7:39; Ephesians 1:13).

We become God's children. Galatians 3:26: "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" (see also 1 John 5:1).

Christ dwells in our hearts. Ephesians 3:17: ". . . That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love . . ."

Our hearts are purified. Acts 15:8-9: "God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit . . . purifying their hearts by faith."

We are sanctified—set apart. Acts 26:15-18: "And He said, 'I am Jesus . . . I now send you [Paul] . . . to open their eyes . . . that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me'" (see also 2 Thessalonians 2:13).

We stand accepted among God's elect. Romans 11:5-19: "Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace . . . Because of unbelief they [disobedient Israelites] were broken off, and you stand by faith" (see also 2 Corinthians 1:24).

We establish God's law—its validity to us and the ability to keep it. Romans 3:31: "Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law" (see "Faith Puts the Law on 'Firmer Footing'").

We obey God. Hebrews 11:8: "By faith Abraham obeyed . . ."

We are made righteous—in line with God's law. Philippians 3:9: "And be found in him [Christ], not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law [that is, vainly attempting to obey God's law on our own], but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith" (KJV, see also Romans 3:21-22).

We live our lives to God. Hebrews 10:38: "Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him" (see also Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11).

We live yielded to Christ in us. Galatians 2:20: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (KJV).

We conduct ourselves as God directs—not according to our own perception. 2 Corinthians 5:7: "For we walk by faith, not by sight."

We come confidently before God. Ephesians 3:12: ". . . In whom [Christ] we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him."

We receive what we pray for. Matthew 21:22: "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

We expect and experience miracles. Matthew 17:20: "For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you" (see also Mark 9:23).

We are healed. Acts 3:16: "And His [Jesus'] name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong . . . Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all" (compare Mark 5:34; James 5:15).

We are filled with joy and peace. Romans 15:13: "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing."

We enter God's rest—His Sabbath in anticipation of the future rest of God's Kingdom. Hebrews 4:3: "For we who have believed do enter that rest . . ." (see all of Hebrews 3:1-19-Hebrews 4:1-16 and our free booklet Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest).

We have courage to endure trials and receive God's promises. Hebrews 11:33-34: ". . . Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong . . ."

We overcome the world. 1 John 5:4: "And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."

We inherit the promises of God. Hebrews 6:12: ". . . That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

We are kept by God's power for salvation. 1 Peter 1:5: ". . . Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

We ultimately receive salvation. 1 Peter 1:7-9: ". . . That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls."

We are given eternal life. John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (see also John 3:15).