Thursday, July 22th 2021
All those who have walked with God have always looked to the reward that was promised to them at the time of their calling.
The calling, that is, the calling. Abraham left everything to follow God. It was not an easy thing to do. He didn't know where he was supposed to go, but he obeyed. Faith is based on what God has said. It is only afterwards that we see the thing.
When he received, something happened in him. This city was not Canaan. From the moment he was called, Abraham had received the promise that he would go with God for eternity. He was not fighting for what is on earth but for what has been prepared for him in heaven. "I will prepare a place for you." (John 14:2) The God of Abraham is also your God. When He called you, He gave you the same promise.
There is an order to what God does, God follows His program. The people of Israel were truly kept in God's hands. Jesus came for this people as according to the scriptures. "He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:11-12). Since the people of Israel did not accept Him, He turned to the nations.
The words announced here were announced in Israel. He is announcing the things that were going to happen.
Jesus was speaking to His disciples. God speaks to you in a special way. Everyone has ears but not everyone can hear. "He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Revelation 3:6) You want God to do something in your life but accept the Word with joy. We must know our position. You cannot tremble because you are a son of God. You can be killed but your life is not for this world. "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. (John 2:19) Christ died so that you may live. We must no longer act but we must be in reality. We serve the Living God! We take part in reality. When you are hot, then you will inflame your brother and your sister. We must be receptive. When we receive fire, we respond with fire. Fire is communicated. "Because it was given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, and it was not given to them. (Matthew 13: 11) "But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear!" (Matthew 13:16) Nature recognizes its creator but the problem is man. There is a God who gives orders and we obey. If God did not live, there would be nothing. Everything obeys Him. He calmed the storm. "I tell you the truth, if you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move; nothing would be impossible for you. (Matthew 17: 20) "Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith by prayer, that shall ye receive." (Matthew 21: 22) What is impossible for God? Stand up, you have something powerful!
His Word will never pass away, it is something solid and that is what I am leaning on. One day, sooner or later, we will go home. Because Christ died, we have become heirs. These things belong to us. The problem is fear. Just speak, with faith you will see it come true. I believe, the rest is His problem. Faith also works with patience. Faith is also exercised. "As the body without a soul is dead, so faith without works is dead. (James 2:26) This is why God allows trials. Never limit God. The devil always comes to push you down to make you doubt. "And the victory that overcomes the world is our faith." (1 John 5:4)
The Holy Scriptures bring us comfort and reassurance. What God declares, whether you believe it or not, will come to pass. Unbelief will never stop the Word of God. "And we hold the prophetic word to be all the more certain, which you do well to heed, as a lamp that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts" (2 Peter 1:19) "Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ!" (Ephesians 1:3)
Where God has placed you, how can Satan get to you? God has never let us down.