1 John 4:9-10
In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent His Only Begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Aren't you so thrilled today that The God of all creation LOVES you and gave His ONLY begotten Son for you? He has revealed the Greatest of all Gifts to you: HIS LOVE.
Christ is the source while the cross of Christ is the means through which all provision comes from The LORD. Faith in Christ, the source, without faith in Christ's cross, the means, is to have faith in a wrong Christ which will bring with it a wrong spirit.
1 John 4:9-10 tells us where the Lord revealed His love to us and for us, at the cross. If we keep our faith properly placed IN CHRIST, which simply means in (identifying ourselves with) what He did for us at the cross, we will walk by faith, because faith works by love. (Gal. 5:6) Faith only works by love. The only faith the Lord will recognize and move upon is the faith of the son of God, who loved us and GAVE Himself for us. Can you see the faith God sees? (Gal 2:20)
One may be saying, the bible says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom 10:17), which is true, but for those who have ears to hear, the Word of God out of the context of what Christ did at the cross (loved us and gave Himself) for us, perverts the Word and produces a false faith the Lord will not recognize. This faith that works by love truly is the faith that crushed the head of Satan, overcomes the entire world, and brings continual victory!! This is what Paul meant when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 2:14,
“Thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph IN CHRIST JESUS. (Faith in the cross)
Cain could not see this, can you?
God bless you and remember to always RIGHTLY divide THE WORD of TRUTH.