I have just written a post called: The Word of God.
In it I show why it is so important that we believe in Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. Sometimes seeing the raw facts helps us to come to grips with a new concept.
You know that the Old Testament is 2.5 times larger than the NT right?
- NT Pages: 430,
- OT Pages: 1070
But did you know that “faith” and faith related words are hardly mentioned in the OT, by comparison to the NT?
- Faith – NT: 230 times, OT: 27 times
- By faith – NT: 43 times, OT: 0 times
- In faith – NT: 10 times, OT: 1 time
- Through faith – NT: 14 times, OT: 0 times
It’s not that faith was not important in the OT, instead it’s that people refused to believe God’s words. Hebrews 11 says that all the great people of the OT had faith… but now in the NT we can see that the word faith and it’s related phrases are common in the NT. Why? Because God has spoken to us through His Son Jesus Christ
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. – Hebrews 1:2
and it takes faith to receive from Someone Who is not right here next to us, but Who did His work 2,000 years ago in a country most of us might never visit.
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. – 2 Cor 1:20
Did you see that? No matter what the promises are, they are done through Jesus Christ on His cross.
And what does that scripture say is your contribution to this miracle? You simply add your AMEN. “Amen” means to say “I agree” (or “So be it; truly”, “heartily agree”).