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What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Here is a term that we throw about in encouragement to one another and often use it ourselves in reality, almost every day, but possibly do not even realize that we are expressing “Faith” in so much more, or in so many various ways.  Let us look at the Bible for the concept from its pages.  Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he… Continue reading

New Exodus

New Exodus

Israel, “Gods People” are in Egypt, and Egypt = Sin, so God’s Kids are in a land and environment hostile and alien to them, Sin; when God desperately wants them at “His Place,” over there, which is the “Promised Land” and that is a Land where God is, and where Sin is definitely not ever present.  Exodus 8:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”  Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out… Continue reading

Ruth

Ruth

We have another book of the Bible, that is read yearly in its entirety in Jewish Synagogues, and that is the book of Ruth, well worth another read; contemplatingly.  In Short, Naomi and her husband and two sons, leave Bethlehem (the House of Bread) because a famine, “No Bread.”  Her two sons marry local girls, her husband dies, her two sickly sons die, and that is about as rough as she can take it here in a foreign land, there is now bread in “the House of Bread” so she decides that enough is enough, and she… Continue reading

Esther

Esther

Here is a wee book in the Bible; in the sequence of, Esther, Job, Psalms, which is the easiest way to find this book.  Now in Jewish Eyes, this is not only a “Historic Book,” but it is also viewed as a “Prophetic Book” in that what transpired upon God’s People back in ages past, is going to be repeated at the end of the ages, when once more, wickedness plans to destroy God’s People, but then a saviour, like Esther, is used to bring victory and salvation.

In Jewish Circles, this book is to be read in… Continue reading

Ticket to Heaven

Ticket to Heaven

 

Here is something that I have been pondering over for some time, and I think that it is about time to share this with you.  There was a, not so familiar Christian song, some years back, that had a catchy line something like this, “Jesus is your Ticket to Heaven,” and it is probably a very true statement, but wait “There’s more” as the “On Line Shopping” advertisement goes.  Quote; “The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to… Continue reading

How Committed are You?

How committed are you?

Let us explore something that I have mulled over for a while, and we will start with 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  This concept pretty much covers everything; how you drive, talk, mow the lawn, weed the garden, play with the kids, function in your employment, socially, shopping, Church, beach, fishing, sleeping, exercising; yes everything is to be, to the Glory of God.  This certainly makes one stop and think about how well we are actually doing at; “Represent… Continue reading

Trust in God

Trust in God

Here is a summary of a long Sermon that I was sent recently, and it made so much sense, that I was compelled to share it with you all.  In 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, it says that there was division in the Corinthian Church, where each ministry was contending with dominating all the others as the most superior, and then not focusing at getting on with their own “Spiritual Gift” and working at spreading the Gospel.

Jeremiah 17:5-11 starts out this way, “Thus saith the LORD; cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh… Continue reading

With God

With God, All things are Possible.

Here is a great Testimony that will encourage you, to just trust God way, much more, and to just let him have free reign in your life, especially in, “The Big Stuff,” and to let him clearly display the wonders he has in mind and in store for your life, so I know that you will be challenged and blessed from this Testimony of God’s Greatness and tender care over us all.  We are quoting from the book Mega Shift by James Rutz, and we are on pages 194-5.

Quote; “Then two sit… Continue reading

Who Created God

Who Created God

I came across a short film clip, where an average Christian Joe was being seriously mocked by a University Professor type about, “Who made God,” and his reply was amazing and very advanced, so I will endeavour to do him justice and yet explain it in something that we all can better understand, and let academics play in advance mental gymnastics.

Well, “Who Made God?”  Either a bigger god made God, so that a bigger bigger god made the bigger God, so then a bigger bigger bigger god… well you know where this never ending spiral… Continue reading

Scott Free

Scott Free

We will explore something that I was recently made aware of, and it makes perfect sense, when you consider this wonderful saying, and there is an amazing spiritual dimension to this as well, so where has this saying come from?  Well this comes from a long way back, as English Law and Scottish Law are both basically the same, but in Scotland, they have in their “High Court” not just two verdicts, “Guilty or Not Guilty” but Scotland has an extra category of charge, which in simple terms says, “we know that you did it, but we… Continue reading