Five Little Foxes of Faith

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications

In this beautifully redone book, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price identifies areas where otherwise good Christians fall in the faith battle.

For Apostle Price, the Christian life can be viewed as one long faith fight.  But, as he has amply demonstrated, the fight is one that those who know Christ can – and should – win.

In Five Little Foxes of Faith he illustrates how one’s faith can easily be outfoxed when Christians don’t know their rights in God.

It is interesting that Apostle Price leads off with the fox of Unforgiveness as the first hindrance to faith.  Why unforgiveness?

The answer is clearly explained in numerous places in the Bible. For example, Mark 11: 25-26 says:

“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

“But if you do not forgive, neither will your father in heaven forgive you your trespasses.”

Wow! So when one forgives someone who wronged him or her, it unleashes God’s forgiveness of the one who forgives!

The concept is repeated in Matthew 6:14-15:

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

“But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

“Unforgiveness has been a stumbling block for many Christians, preventing them from receiving the Father’s best in their lives,” Apostle Price writes. “And the fact that it has not been talked about in the context of the faith message has been a grave mistake.  Sometimes, without realizing it, unforgiveness can be lodged in the heart, and it will stop faith every time. We control the Father’s ability to forgive us by how we forgive.”

In Luke 6:37, Jesus repeats the idea:

“Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

There you have it repeated three times: unforgiveness will stop faith. But God has much more to say about unforgiveness. For example, how far do we take forgiveness. The way Apostle Price computes the scriptures, one should be willing to forgive up to 490 times in a day!

This book may shock you with how much you don’t know about the sin of unforgiveness.

The second little fox of faith is Worry. Worry is what Apostle Price terms “The sin of not trusting God.”   Worry “is one of the worst sins any Christian can commit,” he writes.

“If you are walking [living] by faith, you should not worry or have fear of anything. That is because worry is unbelief.  It is a lack of faith, and the Bible says anything not of faith is sin.  When we worry, we are telling God, I cannot trust you to take care of this for me.”

Most would never dream of telling God that, but often our actions speak so much louder than what we say in words.

Philippians 4:6 tells us:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.

Apostle adds this: “Free people don’t stay up all night, wringing their hands and worrying. They sleep all night because their minds are clear, and they have no troubling thoughts because they know that God is ‘on the case.’”

“Many phobias that people have are actually spirits,” Apostle Price writes. “That doesn’t mean they are possessed, such as when a demon has control of a person. It just means that they have allowed a fear spirit to come in and influence them in some particular area.  Whenever they approach that area the spirit begins to talk to them and exercise authority over them.”

Apostle Price notes that “demons work their way in over a period of time, beginning with oppression, then obsession as one begins to heed what the spirit says. Eventually, it drops down into their spirits and possesses them. However, it cannot do that without their cooperation, so there is nothing to be afraid of unless that person consciously entertains that spirit’s influence.”

Don’t let the term little foxes fool you. They can create big problems in a Christian’s life. Christians can easily avoid these sly foxes through knowledge and application of the Word of God.

We’ve revealed a little on the first three little foxes, but the book goes into much greater detail on these and two others.
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