In order for a document to be considered genuine, it must be authenticated. This authentication is required on all-important issues surrounding identification, commitment and guarantee. All information, which is not considered authentic, becomes invalid and is regarded as false. No one trusts something that does not possess the necessary requirements to be considered genuine and, nothing can be done with it or through it.
The same is true with regards to faith. It must be authenticated by God to be considered real and generate results. But, unfortunately, many try to produce fruit with their faith and fail because they are making use of an illegal faith, which did not receive the authentication of God. These people have ignored the fact that the Most High does not consider authentic faith that is used without sacrifice.
Sacrifice is the only proof that faith exists and is real. As it is written, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:17). After all, how will you prove the existence of something that cannot be seen? Only with visible results! Just like the existence of the wind is proven, by the shaking of the leaves on a tree, the existence of faith is proven through a sacrificial act.
Those who surrender their will to do what God teaches in His Word, receive the seal of authentication on their faith, otherwise, faith will solely remain on the lips of those who profess it. Therefore, just as information cannot be considered true, simply because it is professed through words, faith cannot be validated by statements, which are pronounced without evidence.
If authentication is needed for the fleeting things of this world, then it is even more necessary for the things of God, which involve eternity.
Valid faith has the power to identify someone as a son of the Most High, prove the commitment he has with Him and, guarantee the salvation of his soul. This is why God does not trust and disregards an unauthenticated faith. This kind of faith cannot be used as a bargaining tool, in the exchange for earthly achievements, much less to achieve celestial achievements!
No one can live a life of quality or enter heaven illegally, therefore, we need to legalise our faith, day by day, through sacrificial acts.
The Authentic God requires an authentic faith so, if your belief is invalid, your god is also invalid – because you are your own god.