What Faith is: A Readiness to Obey

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Noah’s faith: Part 3 of 7

1 Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

Only fear the Lord . . . for consider what great things He has done for you: All of our service, all of our obedience, all of our love for God should be put in this context. We do it because of the great things He has done for us. We don’t serve God so as to persuade Him to do great things for us. He has done the great things, and asks us to receive them by faith. Then we serve Him because of the great things he has done for us.

– We can only keep perspective in our Christian lives if we keep focused on what great things He has done for us. And if we lose perspective, everything is distorted. Police in Seal Beach, California, got an urgent call from a resident looking through his new telescope: a pink Corvette was being ravaged in the surf, and the caller was afraid that someone might be trapped inside. Officers rushed to the scene, but couldn’t find the car. The man confirmed he could still see it, so officers came to his house to take a look. Through his telescope, they saw it too: a “Barbie-sized” toy car on the beach, highly magnified by the powerful lens. “Had he panned his telescope up a little from the ocean . . . he would’ve realized what he was looking at,” said police Sgt. Rick Ransdell. The cops recovered the toy, which was less than a foot long, he said. Many people tend to magnify their problems and lose sight of what great things He has done for you.

A Relationship to Obey

James reminds us that “faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17). By faith Noah set to work building a mammoth ark. He gathered “seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of the earth” (Genesis 7:2,3). If the flood was universal then the task of gathering animals from all parts of the globe is mind-boggling, not to mention feeding and cleaning up after them! One ancient writer solved this problem by asserting that they all hibernate so they only needed feeding once! If the flood was local then the task was not as great but was still immense. Neither was Noah overwhelmed with the responsibility thrust upon him. He took that in his stride of faith too. And he was clearly not at all deterred by the apparent incongruity of what he was doing. In other words, his faith worked!

Two by two they went into the ark to Noah: God never has a problem getting the animals to do what He
wants. Only man is more stupid than the animals. The ox knows its owner and the donkey its
master’s crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not consider.
(Isaiah
1:3)

Most times the readiness to obey is cancelled out by not having faith, that’s what it is. We get scared, we move by feelings instead of the Spirit more than we should. To have the release of a blessing we must learn to walk in obedience. Remember, consider the great things that He has done for you.

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What Faith is: A Response to Revelation

what faith is

Noah’s faith: Part 1 of 7

 The Lord was grieved with mankind. ” The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.  So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”

The human race from the very beginning after the instance of what Adam and Eve had partaken of in the garden, sin entered the human race, non erasable, non removable, never to be the perfect example of what God had intended to be. This shows the catastrophic results of how sin effects God, that He would “blot out man whom I have created.”

“God’s sorrow at man, and the grief in His heart, are striking. This does not
mean that creation was out of control, nor does it mean that God hoped for
something better but was unable to achieve it. God knew all along that this was
how things would turn out, but our text tells us loud and clear that as God sees
His plan for the ages unfold, it affects Him. God is not unfeeling in the face
of human sin and rebellion.” – enduringwordmedia.com

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“But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord”

“While God commanded all the earth to be cleansed of this pollution, He found one
man with whom to begin again: Noah, who found grace in
the eyes of the Lord
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Noah didn’t earn grace; he found it. No one earns grace, but we
can all find it.” – enduringwordmedia.com

Faith: A Response to Revelation

We know that “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom.10:17), but there are few more striking examples of what that means than Noah, Out of the blue he was told about a cataclysmic flood and he believed God. He was informed that the end of all flesh was at hand, and he believed that, too. Told to build an ark the length of one and a half football fields and to fill it with animals because all the animals would be destroyed, he believed it! And when he was invited by the Lord to “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation” (Gen 7:1) he took what must have been a very difficult step out of all that was a familiar and understandable into a situation which was incomprehensible except to the eye of faith.

def. Revelation – a surprising and previously unknown fact; the making known of a secret or the unknown.

God in all of His glorious wonder has the unknown that we look ahead in our lives and try to figure out already figured out, He has the blueprints, all we have to do is follow and obey what seems to be difficult tasks that He has set out before us, but His word will never return void neither will He leave you forsake you, He will surely see you through.

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Fan or Follower? Part 2

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“The Fan”

Galatians 5:7-9 ”  You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

– It’s definitely an easier life being a fan of Jesus than to live the life by following Him.

So, you want to become a fan instead of a follower of Christ? Here’s how.

Begin with not reading your Word, followed by being lazy and not attending church services, then have no prayer life because after all, you have no burden for the lost. When an opportunity comes to where you can testify or even speak His name in a sentence, be quiet; people don’t like for others to talk about God.

That sound’s harsh but it’s fact and a reality for most called “Christian’s.” They would rather feed their flesh than their spirit.
When Paul is writing this letter to the Galatian’s, Paul know’s what had happened, these people were told that they must follow the law, not to follow Jesus. That is why he states “This persuasion is not from him who calls you.” Paul is upset for those who are giving these people the false words of “living by the law” rather than “living by the spirit.”

The Galatians were saved by faith through grace in Jesus, but now there are others that are telling these new born-again Christians that they have got it all wrong. This sound’s like today’s society, with rapid culture movements and fads that move most people from one place to another place without them even knowing what their getting their self into. That is why the Word of God states. “Test everything; hold fast what is good.” – (1 Thess. 5:21)

What’s the Problem?

FOUNDATION IS THE PROBLEM

Every house, building, facility, etc. must be built on a sturdy, strong foundation and with it not comes a great chance of faulty cracks that soon can deteriorate over time causing a major mal function in the foundation resulting in collapse.

Foundation is the Word, and with the Word we will know the Truth, and by knowing the Truth it will set us free from every lie, notion, thought that would provoke us to daze off, being slumber to not sound the alarm of His soon coming.

This World, this nation has bowed to false god’s by believing lies; a fallen humanity has forgotten it’s God.

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This World need’s follower’s of Christ, not fan’s

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“The past keeps us from running with endurance”

Is it the past that keeps you from running with full endurance? Lies that are being told to you, “Won’t you just quit.” “Why do you even try?”

For me, every mistake is a lesson that I learn. I get up from my knee’s and keep running.

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
(Philippians 3:14)

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It takes faith to run a race, when the Olympian’s are about to run that race that will make history, a new record. They are putting their trust in their trainer. All those times of countless hours in training, practicing for the big event, they run with every notion to win that race. Are you giving it all to run this race? Or have you began to sit on the side lines and watch as your friend’s, family, co-workers who are passing by you, and your only thought is “I don’t feel like running”

I did not know that we lived life by the way we feel! We walk by faith.

As Paul had asked the Galatian’s, I will ask you:

“You were running well, who hindered you from obeying the Truth?”

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Doubting Faith

Many in waiting upon the Lord find immediate delight, but this is not the case with all. A deeper sense of sin may be given to you instead of a sense of pardon, and in such a case you will have need of patience to bear the heavy blow. Ah! poor heart, though Christ beat and bruise thee, or even slay thee, trust him; though he should give thee an angry word, believe in the love of his heart. Do not, I beseech thee, give up seeking or trusting my Master because thou hast not yet obtained the conscious joy which thou longest for. Cast thyself on him, and perseveringly depend even where thou canst not rejoicingly hope. – Charles Spurgeon

Q: Are we walking by faith or by what we see in front of us?

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. – Mark 11:23

A: The second we lack in faith, is the second the doubt enters and turns our focus, which determines our outcome of the situation.

Boundless Power

“Behold one of the great Physician’s mightiest arts; he has power to Forgive sin! Before the ransom had been paid, before the blood had been literally sprinkled on the mercy-seat, he had power to forgive sin. Hath he not power to do it now that he hath died? He has boundless power now that he has finished transgression and made an end of sin. Hear him pleading before the eternal Father, pointing to his wounds, urging the merit of his sacred passion! What power to forgive is here! “He is exalted on high to give repentance and remission of sins.” The most crimson sins are removed by the crimson of his blood.” – Charles Spurgeon

Here are a few questions that came to mind after I read this quote.

Q: What more shall we need if Christ be all for us to succeed?
A: Nothing

Q: If He is the way maker, why instead do we make a way?
A: We try to be in control, it’s nature for us.

Q: Are you allowing the Spirit to overrule your life?
A: __ YES __ NO