Monday, November 11, 2013

The Subject of Faith # 3

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

Gal 4:1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,
:2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.

We are to learn from the elders as God shows us things through them.

What would your “faith” report card look like?

Could God sign it saying it was satisfactory?

Heb 11 is a faith report card.

Prov 6:16 These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
:18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
:19 a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.

Abel was the first shedding of innocent blood. Because of this Cain was marked.

Judas also shed innocent blood.

Heb 11:7 By faith, Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Matt 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them:”Take heed that no one deceives you.
:5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.
:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
:9”Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
:10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
:11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.

Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

This is why Noah was saved.

Noah (and us) were saved by grace through faith.

Noah moved with fear.

Moved is an action word. Faith without works is dead.

Faith comes from hearing, Noah heard the words of God.

Hearing without doing brings deception.

Fear is to be cautious, beware, to act in reverence produced by Godly fear,

Moved with fear means to have such a love of God that you move upon that word.cautiously.

Rev 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries' or their sexual immorality of their thefts.

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all.

The ark was symbolic of safety, security, refuge and survival. God will give you enough time to prepare yourself. He gave Noah 120 years.

2 Pet 2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

Righteous means a state of being acceptable to God.

Rom 3:22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference:

Phil 3:9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

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