Thursday, September 24, 2015

Much more on Faith

There is so much on Faith, I hope I can do it justice, don't think I can seeing I am a mortal being in need of God's grace but I am sure He will help me as I study the subject.  Hope you are really able to increase your faith as I am trying to allow God to do by studying His word.  It is a deep subject but I believe so rewarding if we will just pray and let God lead.  I am going to Hebrews again because there is lots of examples of encouragement on faith in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.  You can read them over and over and contemplate them and apply them to your life and it will strengthen your faith.  Our strength is in the Word of God, it also strengthens our minds as we study and apply.  Try it you just might like it a lot.

Verse 27, speaking of Moses, "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the King; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible."

Verse 28, "By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them."

Verse 29, "By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so were drowned."

Verse 30,  "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days."

Verse 31,  "By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace."

Verse 32, "And what more shall I say?  For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also David and Samuel and the prophets:

Verse 33, "who through faith subdued kingdoms worked righteousness obtained  promises, stopped the mouths of lions,"

Verse 34, "quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens"

All these things were done by faith in God, the stories that these verses are talking about are very interesting and it would be nice if we would read the whole stories over and over to increase our faith and give us the faith to accomplish so much in the name of God and for His Kingdom.

Can you imagine walking through the Red Sea on dry land?  How about seeing the walls of Jericho collapse after walking around it seven times and seeing Rahab the harlot saved after she was convinced that Israel's God was the true God or how God stopped the mouths of lions because Daniel knew he was in God's care and out of their weakness they were made strong.  This is all so faith building.  If you have a New King James Bible, the references to these stories are by the verse in my Bible where you can read them.  They are such good, faith building stories, you must read them if you can.  You will build your faith and grow closer to God in the process.  Out of our weakness we can be made strong.  I truly believe this.  Grandma Joan

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