Just as we need to drink water on a daily basis to survive…faith as it goes through its cycle in your life must ‘drink’ the Word of God on a daily basis to be strong, robust and nourished. We are anxious many time to get on to the ‘meatier’ matters of God’s Word, but it is in the basics that faith finds its greatest faith. We are ‘drilling’ down into the ‘meatier’ matters of the basics ….
Here is a verse that is a foundational basic th
Heb. 6:1&2, the foundational doctrines of The Faith.
Read Hebrews 11…you will see the lives of those who had Faith in God and what that Faith produced. Faith IS & Faith DOES.
Jesus can Author your faith, because He lived it before you.
Heb. 12:2 states that He went to the Cross ‘in faith’: “who for the joy that was set before Him, despised the shame and endured the contradiction of sinners against himself.”
By faith on that Cross, He saw You!
He saw Himself raised from the dead and seated at the Father’s right hand.
He saw Himself with the Name above every name.
what does that example of faith teach me?
Jesus faith is an example to us.
He experienced all the happenings of human existence….hunger, tiredness, rejection, misunderstandings.
His faith overcame it all and He went on to fulfill God’s plan for His life.
His faith is your example.
His faith is in you now.
He has authored it….it has already overcome the world in His Life and it will do the same in yours.
Whenever the devil comes to you to make you doubt the Promises of God, just remind him of the life of Jesus.
“God is not a man that he should lie or the son of man that he should repent (change His mind), has he said and shall he not do it, has he spoken and shall he not make it good?”
“Sirs, I believe God!”
Walk in the footsteps of THAT faith that Jesus walked in.
One set of footprints, not because He is carrying you, but because you are putting your feet down in His footprints, so there is only one set.
He ‘carried’ you to the Cross with Him, so you could walk in His footsteps NOW.
When you are a Christian, you see the real arena of battle.
There is a war in the heavenlies….
‘we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God has ordained before the world unto our glory’. 1 Corinthians 2:7.
The wisdom, ‘which none of the princes of this world knew or they would not have crucified the Lord of glory’,
1 Corinthians 2:8.
Book title: “The Death of Death in the Death of Christ”.
Jesus went through death to put to death the things that bind you, blind you and confine you.
Rev. 1 – Jesus gives His Testimony
“I am He that liveth and was dead and I am alive forever more!”
His victory has been set to your account.
His faith is now yours.
You are an exact copy of Jesus, the “master” new creation man, the Second Adam.
Remember the mimeograph?
This woman has made a ‘master’ which she is attaching to the mimeograph machine, and each turn of the drum will produce another just like it.
This is what happens when a person is born again, God produces another ‘son’ just like Jesus.
Galatians 2:20: “It is no longer I that lives, it is Christ that liveth in me, and the life that I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
I’m a new creation, I’m a brand new man!
Think on these things…..they will cause your faith strong, robust and world overcoming, mature faith like Jesus had when he went to the Cross.
Walk on the high ground.
Strength lies in these basics.
Jesus wants you to walk in faith today, just like He walked in it.
2 Corinthians 2:14
NOW thanks be unto God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph on Christ….
no more two steps forward and three steps back.
I govern myself, I am getting strong in the faith, the Word of God abides in me and I am overcoming the wicked one.
“Be imitators of God as dear children….”
When the father is carrying the child, the child is not IMITATING the father. The child has to be on his OWN TWO FEET in order to imitate his father.
“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham”
Jesus walked in the faith footsteps of His father, Abraham…
“Now to Abraham and his SEED were the promises made. He (God) saith not, ‘And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy SEED, which is Christ.
“….and if you are Christ’s, then are YOU Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29
The people who count the most to the Church:
Never get tired of rehearsing the basics…
what faith is,
what it is your life for, what it intends to do for you.
Sail on, when the water gets high…
Sail on, when the wind starts to blow…..
No weapon formed against me shall prosper, Isaiah 54:17
What overcomes the world? FAITH
Faith in what?
Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
I John 5:1-5
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