The 4 Pillars of Faith
Rev 2:4-5 NHEB 4 But I have this against you, that you left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you, and will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
_______________________________________________Evidence and intellectual assent alone is not faith.
Passion and zeal alone is not faith.
Faithfulness alone is not faith.
Diligent labor alone is not faith.
Faith requires all.
TRUTH.(1Tim.2:7; Jn.8:32) - Cognition
LOVE (Gal.5:6; I Pet.1:8) - Affection
PATIENCE (Heb.6:12; James 1:4) - Duration
WORKS (James 2:17) - Action
Faith without truth is blind
Faith without love is heartless
Faith without patience is weak
Faith without works is dead
Believing is knowing
Believing is loving
Believing is staying
Believing is doing
Faith is consistent both logically and temporally (in thought and through time).
Doubt is fearful, fluctuating, failing, faithless.
Blessed are those who believe, love, labour, enduring the fiery trials, with joy inexpressible full of glory!!
When love seems lost, recall that first love, repent from and renounce the things that created this love-distancing, do those first works of love, and by doing love will relive and thrive....
*The lampstand, menorah, is the Spirit of Christ in us. Do not quench. Do not grieve. Live and walk in the Spirit.