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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Part 1 - The Doorway of Proving what we hope for :The Faith of God!
"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
True faith comes from God, therefore it is empowered by the Words of God as YOU speak them in confession before God. As we learned earlier the Evidence we see in creation about God is ONLY REVEALED through the Faith that God gives you at the New Birth, it contains within it the PROVING of the evidence you now do not see.
Beneath the SEEN WORLD is an UNSEEN WORLD where the the physical realm's evidences are proven by the spiritual realm to be real, all of science is the outward evidence of the spiritual truth that PROVES it true, no theory of Man that cannot be proven by its counterpart in God's realm is true.
He FRAMED the worlds with spiritual substance from his mouth, so the universe is FIRST spiritual structure then physical manifestation. It is its spiritual structure that HOLDS it together, keeping it from flying apart!
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. "
"Through 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."
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Always remember that there are TWO kinds of faith, one faith is natural every day belief in what we do, sitting in a chair, walking down the street, natural faith is an assumption that what is will be, BUT God's pure Faith goes one step further, his faith presents absolute proof OF WHAT HE ASKS YOU TO DO.
Real faith, present tense (Now) faith from God provides proof that the evidences we do see in the physical realm are real and will come forth as promised. God never says what his faith cannot produce therefore his promises in Christ are YES and Amen!
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. "
God's faith just like natural faith REQUIRES an action to produce results, no matter how much faith we think we have, if we NEVER ACT UPON his instructions then no results will happen, like planting a garden, if you keep the seed in your pocket and never put it in the ground it cannot grow!
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;.."
God requires us to know things, his faith in us is not a blind belief, like mans religion is, but one of PURITY and KNOWLEDGE the proof manifest through our actions. We are a LIVING EPISTLE written in the heart, known and read by all men because we act like he acted while he was here, that's what Christlike means.
The Church has FAILED miserably before the world, we act like other men who copied other men instead of being HIS written word in our hearts, revealing the proof of God in the world!
"For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. "
"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
Gods Faith doesn't work UNDER WAVERING, DOUBTFUL CONDITIONS, just think about this for a second, if you had kids that WAVERED and DOUBTED every thing you told them. Would your words mean anything to them? Would your presence matter to them?
When you have confidence in someone's word to you, you never doubt the outcome because you possess the proof internally, you trust emphatically that what they say is what will happen because you have experienced them personally. The longer you experience God's word and act upon it, the deeper the proof becomes, depth in God is revealed as your faith grows!
"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. "
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. "
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
Because we are dealing with not just a part of God but with God himself being planted in our recreated Human spirit, Faith is more than a belief but the result of belief, the proof, the evidence of Hopes and dreams, the very thing that holds every ATOM in the universe together resides in your heart waiting for you to act upon what God says.
This does not seem to be dealing with Apologetic issues but I assure you that these teachings are the very foundation of every thing we believe.
If you do not understand what true faith is you cannot PROVE to yourself or anyone else that God is real if he's not real to you first; that is just logical! The Atheist and the Agnostic are looking at a spiritual issue from the BACKWARD position, wanting proof that can ONLY come through personal experience, then turning around and refusing to act upon it to gain the proof.
It is they who are trapped in a "God Box" never being able to leave the confusion of wanting proof of God and not able to act on it to get the proof they seek! It goes against everything in them to OBEY BEFORE RECEIVING THE PROOF but that is how God made FAITH to work, because in doing it that way it filters out the wavering and doubt our human condition is cursed with. SIMPLE OBEDIENCE to God, NOT A CHURCH, NOT A MAN-MADE IDEA, BUT TO GOD ALONE releases the proof you seek, but you must first do the required action.....SALVATION!
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Watch a real debate about God right here!
This time, the same two Oxford Professors who debated in Birmingham's 'God Delusion' Debate are at it again on their home turf at the site of the famed 1860 Evolution debate between Huxley and Wilberforce.
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