Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.(Heb 11:1 NKJV),
Carrying on with our earlier study concerning true sons of Abraham. We have learnt that children (is sons) of Abraham are men and women of faith.
We find these heroes & heroines of faith: listed in Hebrews 11, seated and standing upon, Heaven’s grand stand. This great cloud of witnesses: look down upon us, rejoicing with us when, we overcome the many challenges, of our faith.
During this present life, and the life which is to come; our faith is tried & tested daily. Even as gold is tried in the fire; so that which is pure, shall remain!
Scripture further tells us: “the just shall live by their faith.”(Rom1:17; Hab2:4).
This faith works through grace, which in turn works through Love.
__ Remember God ___
Remember, God first loved us. His love for mankind brought our Lord; to this world to die in our place; on our behalf.
Now we know; He who did not know sin became sin; on our behalf. Thus in and through Christ becoming sin for us; we are made the Righteousness of God, in and through Him (2Cor5:21).
We are aware, our forefather; the first Adam sinned messing up. He (Le Adam,), selling out; to the enemy of our soul: thereby rebelled, against God; causing sin to enter into this Earth
In so doing; death & destruction entered into the world. Even as it is written:-
Therefore, just as Through one man’s sin entered the world, and death through sin,and thus death
Spread to all men, because all sinned— (Rom5:12 NKJ)
He (Jesus) is also called the Last Adam. He is the First Born of many brothers. Therefore God made a way for us, where through our acceptance of Christ, we are able to receive abundant life.
Remember it is a walk of faith. Know this: without faith it is not possible, for us to be able to please God.
When drawing near to God, we are to believe; He is Whom, He says He is and. He is a Rewarded of all those who diligently seek Him (See Heb11:6.).
__ Rich in Mercy__
But God Who is rich in mercy, because of His great with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses (sin) made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) and raised us up together, and raised us up together, and made as sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come, He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God,.not of works, lest anyone should boast(Eph2:4-9 NKJ)
For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.(Gal5:5-6 NKJ).
Remember; because Abraham believed, it was accredited to him; for righteousness. He took the Lord upon, His Word.
Receiving the Lord’s; promised, Covenant, Word; given to him, Abraham became our, father of faith and the father of many nations.
On his receiving, inheriting the promise, which was given to him; because he had been acting in obedience.
These promises are also there, for us to participate of; as our own. It was never attended for us, not to receive these promises of God. These same promises, are there for us to make, take as our own!!!
Abraham left his friends, family, kin and kindred, for the promises of God.
All these people who had been related to Abraham; lived together with him, their whole life.
It was from out of this idolatrous community, which God; had called Abraham.
Even today, our Lord; still calls us out from this evil, idolatrous, sinful, wicked generation. He still calls us out, unto Himself.
__ Set Apart__
He then sets us apart, aside, consecrated, dedicated unto Him, as a peculiar possession.
For we know, the Lord paid and bought us with the price of His, most precious Blood; which He shed for us. For unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government shall be upon His Shoulder, And His Name will be called Wonderful,Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Of the increase of His Government and Peace there will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever, the zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.(Is9:6-7NkJ).
Remember, when we draw close, near to Him; He shall draw close, near to us. When we lift Him up, all men shall be drawn unto Him.
To be contd.
Together in the Lord’s Harvest
Ian & Joan Lottering
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date :- 2012 July 15
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