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Faith in the Faithful One Hebrews 11 series Part 1.

The Lord gave me some very poignant thoughts last night concerning Faith.

Hebrews 11 is emphatic on what faith is. 

Now faith is…Faith is about NOW. It is about God acting in the NOW…and He does it in RESPONSE TO OUR FAITH IN HIM! 

We have to believe that He is powerful and good to guarantee that if we give our lives to Him and serve Him, testify for Him, He will prove Himself faithful. He is faithful because when we have Faith in Him He is full of power to meet the need of the hour.

There are situations in our lives where it is not our character at stake, but His, because we cannot naturally resolve the issues for ourselves, we declare, testify with the way we live, that He alone has the power to fulfil the need.

So when Hebrews 11 opens it talks about the certainty of the substance. It talks about the fact that we have a certainty of the substance of what we believe, because that faith substance has come alive in our hearts through Him. This is what makes men and women great in faith. Because their faith is interactive, with intimacy and relationship with the One they have faith in.

So this means that faith is not a force!

It is not a principle…it is essentially the certainty of the substance, of which we have already tasted in our spirit man, and now flowing into our circumstances. This means that what must live in our Hearts must now MANIFEST into our circumstances, if we discern correctly, pray correctly, walk in Him circumspectly.

First as all the examples we see in scripture, all show a certainty of knowledge of who He is…and the ability to perform and vindicate Himself in the affairs of men. This rules out the possibility having fulfilled all the conditions that He forsakes us in this cause. I have yet to be in a situation where having being certain of that substance of God’s purpose, to be left empty handed.

We will continue to explore Faith.

1 thought on “Faith in the Faithful One Hebrews 11 series Part 1.”

  1. ( thought this word from Spurgeon went along with yours. ML, Chicago area, USA) May 26Evening …   Acts 14:22Continue in the faith. Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, “Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.” So, under God, dear brother in the Lord, conquest has made you what you are, and conquest must sustain you. Your motto must be, “Excelsior.”  He only is a true conqueror, and shall be crowned at the last, who continueth till war’s trumpet is blown no more. Perseverance is, therefore, the target of all our spiritual enemies. The world does not object to your being a Christian for a time, if she can but tempt you to cease your pilgrimage, and settle down to buy and sell with her in Vanity Fair. The flesh will seek to ensnare you, and to prevent your pressing on to glory. “It is weary work being a pilgrim; come, give it up. Am I always to be mortified? Am I never to be indulged? Give me at least a furlough from this constant warfare.” Satan will make many a fierce attack on your perseverance; it will be the mark for all his arrows. He will strive to hinder you in service: he will insinuate that you are doing no good; and that you want rest.  He will endeavour to make you weary of suffering, he will whisper, “Curse God, and die.” Or he will attack your steadfastness: “What is the good of being so zealous? Be quiet like the rest; sleep as do others, and let your lamp go out as the other virgins do.” Or he will assail your doctrinal sentiments: “Why do you hold to these denominational creeds? Sensible men are getting more liberal; they are removing the old landmarks: fall in with the times.” Wear your shield, Christian, therefore, close upon your armour, and cry mightily unto God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end. By C H Spurgeon

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