May 27, 2019

May 27
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24 ESV
 
Joshua 13 

Israel’s boundaries are defined in the Bible.  What other Nation could claim this?  
 
Isaiah 17-18 
Some chapters are only prophetic of what has come already or what is to come.  Once again, those things that have already happened prove the truth of God’s Word and those that will do the same.
 
Hebrews 11
Really having faith means I am absolutely convinced without wavering that ALL that God promises or has promised have or will come to pass no matter what circumstances I am faced with in this life.  Having unwavering faith means I am convinced of this without seeing it with my natural sight.  Having unwavering faith means I know beyond knowing that God created the universe by His Word alone.  By faith is how many have lived and by faith is how I must live so I please God.  There is no pleasing Him without faith because in reality, that means, that He is called a liar.  Faith continues to speak for eternity even after the flesh has died.  True faith means I go when the Lord tells me to go even if I know not where.  Faith means my sacrifices are what God wants not what I think.  Faith means I do things that positively affect those around me and the generations that follow me.  Faith means that whether I personally receive the promise or those after me receive it, I know it is real and true.  Faith means that my heart is set on my eternal home and not my earthly one.  Faith means I would give up anything God asked for, even my children, willingly.  Faith means I bless those God tells me to bless.  Faith keeps me looking at the promised reward of God, not circumstances.  Faith means I know I am protected from the one who kills, steals and destroys because the protection of the Lord completely covers me.  Faith means natural circumstances don’t impact what God wants me to do and where He calls me to go.  Faith means I know I have been forgiven of all sin and walk in the reality of the righteousness of my Messiah, Lord Yeshua.  By faith I know I won’t perish with sinners but will be raised with saints.  Faith means the impossible will be normal in my life so I can do what God says to do without anything stopping me because nothing can stop Him.  Even if I lose my life on this earth, by faith, I know I will live forever with my Lord and His saints.  Faith means I receive the promises that others have paid the price for in their lives.  Anything less than this means I do not have faith.
 
Meditate & Apply: Faith.

2 Comments


Whitney McCarthy - May 28th, 2019 at 1:43pm

Good point about Israel's boundaries! God is truly unfailing and your faith statements above are so inspiring! Faith is taking Him at His word period.

Maurine - May 29th, 2019 at 1:07am

Love your mini-sermon on Faith! Yes, yes, yes! Even if God's timing doesn't match up with my expectation doesn't mean I don't have Faith. His promises are YES, and I will trust Him for His timing!

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