Friday, November 15, 2013

The Spirit of Faith # 6

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
:2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Heb 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command.
:24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
:25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
:26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
:29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.

Moses was born a Jew and raised in the world. He was a man of faith.

Ex 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

Acts 7:21 But when he was set out, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son.
:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.

He lived 120 years, from 1 to 40 he was raised as an Egyptian, 41-80 he was sent out to Madian to be taught of the Lord, 81-120 he was used by the Lord to lead Israel through the wilderness

1 Chron 26:24 Shebul the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was overseer of the treasures.

Moses grandsons were in charge of David's treasures.

Moses wrote the first five books of the bible.

For 40 years he judged God's people.

All of the people in Hebrews eleven obeyed, listened, feared and reverenced God.

Are we people of God? (People of faith?)

Moses counted the cost to refuse to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter.

He had everything the world had to offer and gave it up to be a slave

Heb 11:26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Reproach of Chirst means trials and tribulations.

Rom 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

2 Cor 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

Lk 12:16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying, “ The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
:17 And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?'
:18 So he said, ' I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
:19 And I will say to my soul, “ Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink and be merry.”
:20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you, then whose will those things be which you have provided?;
:21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

:31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
:33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Mark 10:28Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
:29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers, or sisters or father or mother or wife of children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's

Lk 14:26 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

Heb 11:28 Passover is no longer a day, it is Jesus.
:29 they passed through the Red Sea on dry land.

God provided a way for them and He has provided a way for us.

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