Faith will offend the mind of religion, however without faith we offend the mind (heart) of God.
This is the very difference of choice between pleasing God or pleasing man.
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. Hebrews 11:6 AMPC
While “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1), faith is also our foundation of union with the Trinity. Jesus is the doorway to access the Father, the Holy Spirit is the presence who emanates the attributes and character of the Father. Faith declares we have given God, the all sufficient One, a home, a preeminent place to dwell in our heart. An acronym was quickened ￼to my spirit when I saw the word faith, “Father Abides In The Home”, we belong to Him and He belongs to us.
Doubt, who is the twin face of fear, is the enemy of faith and is so offensive to God because it is as if you are willingly allowing a thief into the home that belongs to Him. Disbelief dishonors the first commandment, and compromises covenant; it accuses the heart of God and His nature. Denying Jesus at the doorway of our hearts is the ultimate robbery of mankind. It is the very sin of Adam and Eve that brought disconnection to humanity.
Jesus leads us unto restoration to the Father’s heart as the Holy Spirit continues to whoo and draw us in, closer and deeper into holy realms of the Love within the chambers of the Father’s heart that reconnect us to the Bosom from which we were born. True union and fellowship is found here, this is abiding in the Vine, our life flow from the Father to the Son to the Spirit.
Father Abides In The Home
In His House we honor the Name above all Names – and we do it by faith, hope, love, trust, listening, and obeying. We do not share the glory in the home with intruders. We do not dine with fear and doubt at His table. How offensive indeed.
“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” Isaiah 42:8 KJV
““Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus answered him, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’ This is the great and supreme commandment.” Matthew 22:36-38 TPT