It is absolutely necessary for the true sons and daughters of God to live by His faith. This living by faith principle is especially applicable to God’s children, because Christ has justified them, which means they are now positioned in right standing with God. Moreover, God’s children know that only the faith of God in them, through Jesus the Christ, will secure for them their eternal life with God.
Furthermore, without His faith, by which individuals believe on Jesus the Christ as their Savior, people will be under the curse of the Law, which is God’s judgment. Under the Law, God’s judgment (wrath/punishment) for ALL sin is death. Since no one is able to keep the Law’s statutes and commandments without the aid of the Holy Spirit, when any person breaks one commandment, then he or she is guilty of breaking EVERY commandment and, thus, must experience God’s wrath.
Therefore, believers know that it is only through Christ that they will be able to live eternally in the presence of God. Believers also know that if they hadn’t accepted Christ, which makes it possible for them to live their lives in accordance to the measure of God’s faith given to them, they, too, still would be under the Law and subject to death—both a physical death and the spiritual second death. Individuals’ spiritual second death will be their eternal separation from God, because their punishment for not accepting Christ is to be damned forever to live in the Lake of Fire.
Let us who believe no longer give God our lip service, but let us totally surrender our lives to the ONLY One who can ensure us that we will live eternally with Him, as His spiritual children and true worshippers. Let our lives be the true reflection of His Light in us (the Holy Spirit), who helps us to be an effective ‘light’ in this currently dark world. AMEN.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36, KJV; cf. Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:10).