Aug
16
2014

It Was Faith

Hebrews 11: 4-39

By means of his faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.

It was faith that kept Enoch from dying.  He was taken up to GOD because he had pleased GOD.

It was faith that made Noah hear GOD’s warnings about things in the future.  He obeyed GOD and built a boat in which he and his family were saved.

It was faith that made Abraham obey when GOD called him to go out to a country which GOD promised to give him.

It was faith that made Abraham able to become a father, even though he was too old and Sarah herself could not have children.

It was faith that made Abraham offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when GOD put Abraham to test.

It was faith that made Isaac promise blessings for Jacob and Esau.

It was faith that made Jacob bless each sons of Joseph just before he died.

It was faith that made Joseph, speak of the departure of Israelites from Egypt, and leave instructions about what should be done to his body.

It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide him for three months after he was born.

It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up, refuse to be called the son of a king’s daughter.

It was faith that made Moses leave Egypt.

It was faith that made him establish the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of Death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites.

It was faith that made the Israelites to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land.

It was faith that made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites marched around them for seven days.

It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab from being killed with those who obeyed GOD, for she gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.

Through faith Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets fought whole countries and won.  They did what was right and received what GOD had promised.

They shut the mouths of lions, put out fierce fires, escaped being killed by sword.

They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners.

Through faith women received their dead relatives raised back to life.

What a record all of these have won by faith!

Hebrews 12: 2, 4

Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end.

You have come to Jesus, who arranged the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that promises much better things than does the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 13: 15

Let us, then, always offer praise to GOD, as our sacrifice through Jesus, which is the offering presented by lips that confess Him as LORD.

1 Peter 3: 10-12

“If you want to enjoy life, and wish to see good times, you must keep from speaking evil and stop telling lies.

You must turn away from evil and do good; you must strive for peace with all your heart.

For the LORD watches over the righteous and listens to their prayers; but He opposes those who do evil.”

2 Peter 1: 3, 19

GOD’s divine power has given us everything we need to live a truly religious life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in His own glory and goodness.

You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts.

Revelation 22: 1-5

The angel showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, and coming from the throne of GOD and of the Lamb and flowing down the middle of the city’s street.

On each side of the river was the tree of life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for the healing of the nations.

Nothing that is under GOD’s curse will be found in the city.

The throne of GOD and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will worship Him.

They will see His face, and His name will be written on their foreheads.

There shall be no more night, and they will not need lamps or sunlight, because the LORD GOD will be their light, and they will rule as Kings forever and ever.

Praised the LORD!

Nicetas

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