In a previous post I wrote about Pharisaical faith. Click here to read more about what that is. This post is about getting rid of pharisaical faith.
I don’t have a particular formula or a magic prayer for your to say. Ridding yourself of pharisaical faith means to renew your mind so that you can completely stop relating to God through the law covenant and whole heartedly get to know Him through grace.
Mind renewal doesn’t happen without revelation, and as such I can not force you to see or understand a revelation I have received. I can only retell what I have learned and trust the same lightbulb will go on over your head. Work out your own salvation.
Philemon 1:6 that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
Your faith is made effective (Greek: effectual, powerful and active) by acknowledging (Greek: Precise and correct knowledge) of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. The first revelation needed then is what exactly the good things are which you have in Christ.
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ (NKJV)
There is absolutely nothing you lack in Christ. No mantles, no anointing, no spiritual gifts, no blessings, no power, no ability, no authority, no nothing. You HAVE BEEN blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing in Christ. Whatever you deny or believe you lack in Christ will be ineffective in your life. Whatever you acknowledge to have in Christ will be effective in your life.
1 John 4:17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. (NKJV)
As Christ Jesus is right now, at this very moment, seated at the right hand of God in perfect holy intra-trinitarian fellowship, so ARE you right now at this very moment too. The same righteousness, the same sanctification, the same inheritance, the same favour, the same blessedness, the same love, the same holiness, the same Father!
Rom 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (NKJV)
Listen right now as the Holy Spirit confirms and bears witness with your spirit to what I am saying to you: “You are the son of God Almighty, the Father of lights. Your are an equally precious and favoured son, just like Jesus. Everything Jesus attained and inherited through the cross is equally made yours too. His righteousness is attributed to you freely. His justification, His sanctification, His Grace, His everything is now equally yours. Welcome to the family!”
Pharisaical faith demands your performance in order to achieve. It makes you work for something you already have. If you understand what I have said in the above few paragraphs, hopefully your realize that is pretty dumb to try to earn something that is already yours. You don’t earn an inheritance, you just receive it.
Grace and Peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of Christ our King!