Implied in my relationship with God is an expectation from Him that I obey Him, and keep His commands. However, my life has been one complicated by selfishness, sinfulness and failures. If anyone deserves Hell, it is me.
If I struggle with this, I can imagine that you may struggle with it as well. I believe as we continue to look at Hebrews 11:1-6, that the Holy Spirit will affirm some truths for our soul that will reassure us, or perhaps spur us.
FAITH VS. WORKS
You cannot really separate faith from works. We must not see them as two separate things, but rather joint expressions of relationship with God. This is the Hebrews 11:1 definition of Faith. This is the Hebrews 11:6 definition of the one who pleases God.
Faith is substantiating and demonstrating.
Faith is believing and showing that belief in your diligence and priorities.
Faith is listening to God and building an Ark.
Faith is the language of God.
Without faith you cannot please God, and you cannot communicate with God.
FAITH & FOCUS
If you do not have faith in God, you have faith in something else. Faith and Focus go hand in hand.
Vs 27 illustrates the power of Faith… The key is furnished by v. 27, as seeing him who is invisible. Faith apprehends as a real fact what is not revealed to the senses. It rests on that fact, acts upon it, and is upheld by it in the face of all that seems to contradict it. Faith is a real seeing .
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27
Noah had faith, and showed it by obeying God and building an Ark.
The people of Noah’s day had faith that the world would keep on going, and they showed it by selfish pursuits, and indulgent behavior.
WE ALL HAVE FAITH IN SOMETHING…
Are You ready to Discover the Power of Faith? Are you ready to make a HEBREWS 11:6 Commitment?
Hebrews 11:6 is a powerful verse. It is a verse that once committed to, means your life will forever be intertwined with God. You are staking everything on Him! Faith that will give you a personal and family connection with the Creator of the Universe! When you have it, your life will bear evidence of it!
To develop and understand this Faith, you need to wrap your life around Jesus Christ! Have you come to Jesus as the Son of God, your Minister, your Mediator, your Intercessor, your Savior and Lord? You have not made a decision to center your life upon and around Him! If so, it is pointless to explore the power of Hebrews 11 Faith. Your faith is in yourself, and this will not make sense to you.
If you want to please God, you do so in faith, from faith and by faith. Faith empowers you to be fully vested in this invisible Creator God. Faith demonstrates a heart, mind and life that is fully vested in God and all that He is, regardless of how your life plays out, for your know that He is fully capable of rewarding your faith and commitment.
FAITH TRANSLATES YOU TO A GOD-PLEASER!
Faith is the way to please God. (Abel)
Faith is the substantiating of His Word and Power (He is)
Faith is the Demonstrating of the Value of Pleasing Him (seek)
HEART – HEAD - HAND
Heart=God is a rewarder of all those who seek after Him
Head=Good report is obtained not by what you do, but your substantiating in your life the truth and power of God by demonstrating through your life your trust in Him
Hands=Put on Jesus each and every day by faith, and serve others in the power of His name.
o You offer your life in faith. You profess your testimony without reservatiuons before your friends and acquaintances.
o You continue to use your hands to diligently seek after God, knowing that He will reward the work of your hands, as long as they are working in the Faith of Jesus Christ!