Faith

2 Dec

“Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1

With full understanding in our heart, nothing in our life will ever be the same. We have to have the kind of faith where we know God has a plan for our life. Even though we may not know what His plan is, we must still trust in Him, by being obedient to what He is telling us to do. This could be anything. He may be telling you to apologize to your mother- in-law about something that may have happened a year ago. He might be telling you to go to India to share the gospel. No matter what it is He wants us to have complete Faith, by being obedient. This, of course, is easier said than done. But when we do step out of our shell and answer “yes” to what He is asking of us, we will experience supernatural results.

“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3

“By faith Noah, being warned by God by things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” Hebrews 11:7

“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8

“All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things are making it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they have been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.” Hebrews 11:13-16

Jesus, the example

This is why we must set our eyes on Jesus first and foremost. He is the author and perfecter of faith. We must have Christ upon us to be able to walk in this life the way our God has purposed us to. The Holy Spirit must guide us so that others know we serve a different God. We know He is always in us, but we need Him to be upon us. So others can see Him in us. When your co-workers are all stressed out and there is chaos all around you and you are still at peace, they are going to wonder how that is possible. It is the peace we have in Christ. When you show patience, when others find it impossible, this is showing Christ in you. God can make the impossible possible. These things will come easier for us the more we make Jesus priority over all other things in our life. The way, is by being obedient in whatever He is telling our heart to do. Faith without works is dead. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 Simple obedience stamped with God’s anointing will do far more than you can imagine. When we come face to face with God and respond in obedience, we will see supernatural results! Amen!

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8

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6 Responses to “Faith”

  1. pbus1 12/02/2011 at 6:27 AM #

    Thank you for sharing that message. Faith gives substance to those things we don’t see. Faith is, believing what we don’t see, unto God brings it to pass. Even when we can’t trace God, we must still trust God. Faith the size of a grain of mustard seed can move mountains in our lives! Very encouraging! May the Lord bless you abundantly.

    Paulette

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  2. Judith Ann Plummer 12/25/2011 at 2:41 AM #

    I have a friend who had a brother which was an Alter Boy. When the brother went to cross the street a car hit him and the brother died.

    This friend now has no faith in the Lord because of this. He states if there was a God why did he have my brother die when he was doing Gods work.

    He asks the question, where was God when the twin towers collapsed. How can I help him.

    How and what can I say to my friend to help him learn that it was not God who did this.

    Where can I go in my mind when talking with this friend. Something that will make sence of what has happened.

    Thankyou for your time. Regards and Merry Christmas

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    • Lord Jesus Saves 12/26/2011 at 8:21 AM #

      Hi Judith, I pray you had a Merry Christmas, there is no easy answer to this question. But for me one verse that has ready helped me after losing a loved one to suicide was Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

      The pain from that loss was so great, yet as I turned more and more to the Lord for answers, he helped give me comfort and opened my eyes to something greater beyond this present life.

      This life on earth is only a vapor compared to eternal life.
      In John 11:25-26 Jesus said. “The man who believes in me will live even though he dies, and anyone who is alive and believes in me will never die at all.

      1 Thessalonians 4
      Those Who Died in Christ

      13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
      14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
      16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

      In John 14:26 it tell us the Holy Spirit is our comforter
      and shows us the truth.
      Here I found hope as well.
      John 14:2
      “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;
      if it were not so,
      I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

      1 Corinthians 2 :
      9 But as it is written:”Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
      Nor have entered into the heart of man.
      The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

      It helps to know death is not the end for those who know the Lord and we will see our loved ones again. Even King David knew when his son died that he could not bring him back but he would one day be with him.

      2 Samuel 12:21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ 23 “But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

      There is a book I read recently called “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo and it was awesome. It is the true story of the four-year old son (Colton) of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his sister (who was miscarried), whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each.

      I pray this helps, Judith.
      Blessings Francine

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    • Lord Jesus Saves 12/26/2011 at 8:56 AM #

      Judith I found this and wanted to share it with you.
      What kind of God would let my little child die?
      http://ricgal.tripod.com/spiritual-help/children.html

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  3. pbus1 12/31/2011 at 9:20 PM #

    Hi,

    I enjoy my visits to your blog. Therefore, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! You can check it out by visiting my blog. Just click on the link below. God bless you abundantly!

    http://pbus1.wordpress.com/liebster-award/

    Paulette

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