Tuesday, September 15, 2015

God Thinking XI - Are You Real With God Or Are You Still Trying To Fake It? 8

"Please read this set of verses with this line as the focal point, "These all died in faith, not having received the promises,"

Read Hebrews 11:1-12
“1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2For by it the elders obtained a good report. 
3Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 1
10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

You must never tell people or even insinuate that they didn’t receive what they desired or that their loved one died from sickness because of a lack of faith.  What a mockery that is to God, the Omnipotent One, who is and always will be in charge of giving and healing and life.

I am convinced that all our efforts to reveal how God works apart from scriptural revelation is the basis for all false images of God and false theology about God’s work among mankind.

Man’s quest to prove himself right has overthrown his sensibility to pure truth, pure anything for that matter.

The true seeker of God’s self-disclosure on this matter will be moved to be in the presence of God, more and more, until he/she learns to trust God. 

At that moment when you do lean in closely, and you do trust God, faith will become real; the outcome or the circumstance
will not prevail over your faith - Your faith will prevail over the outcome or circumstance.

Can you just be satisfied with God for a season, trusting in Him and the way He handles the affairs of this world?

I think you should."

Excerpt from God Thinking XI - Are You Real With God Or Are You Still Trying To Fake It? by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

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