Worldwide News: “FAITH IS MATTER = SUBSTANCE!”

 

The Bible says, NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  (Hebrews 11:1)   Webster’s Dictionary defines: (1) faith as belief in the truth, value or trustworthiness of someone or something; Belief and trust in GOD.  (2) substance as matter that occupies space and has mass.  (3) matter is something that occupies space and displays the properties of inertia and gravitation when at rest as well as in motion.”   Topic: “FAITH IS MATTER = SUBSTANCE!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME: We keep on running around and around the camp trying to figure out our problems, things, and other people but that’s not what the LORD GOD desires of us! If you want to please the Lord, you must have faith and it can be as small as a mustard seed – but you’ve got to have it! You ain’t never gonna figure out people as they change from moment to moment, day to day – depending upon their heartburn(s).  If they eaten hot peppers and chili you can forget about going to the movies. If they drink too much beer, you can forget about going out to dinner. If they are still sleep on the couch by 1:00 PM on Saturday, you can forget about going to the beach! These are just the basic things but you can figure the rest out.

What is Apostle Paul telling us about faith, Hebrews 11:1? 

You cannot see faith because you cannot put it in a bottle or cut it with a knife. However, “…NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for…the evidence of things not seen…”   Notice Apostle Paul begins with the word “NOW” as it means this very second your faith is activated as it ain’t something you’ve got to get out the deep freeze!  However, the actualization of the promise (…the things hoped for….) may be delayed or it may come right away –  but it is coming!  For instance you prayed for a good job but the actual job has not materialized – you cannot see the job or the company but it is definitely out there. Whether or not the job description is listed on the internet or in the news paper, you believe there is a job just for you! Whether or not you’ve applied for the position, you have faith to believe the job or another like it is being prepared with your name on it!  Don’t you never give up!

What is the driving force within your pressing on?

You believe in GOD because “He is – I AM WHO I AM” and this is the force within compelling you to put your best foot forward day by day. However, you can feel the LORD GOD living on the inside in your heart and speaking to your mind. This is the Holy Spirit of God who keeps you….speaks to you within your heart…speaks in your inner ear…advises you to do right not wrong…tells you when you are wrong and condemns your mistakes…advises you repent of wickedness, etc.

When will the substance of things hoped for materialize?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a time table for the evidence of things to surface or materialize? Let’s go back to the job you’ve been praying for as it may come next week or within 30 to 60 days! However, you’ve got to maintain Faith in GOD that HE is able to do what HE says!

Yep! This is unwavering faith from day to day and it is not dependent upon your mood or the circumstances in your life! As you know our lives are up and down everyday as one minute everything is great and the next minute all hell breaks loose. You’ve got to believe if the sun shines or the clouds darken the sky! You’ve got to believe whether your spouse, family, friends, supervisor, or co-workers on the job act up or not.

Whatever GOD says HE will do or deliver, you can take that to the bank!  Remember this, “FAITH IS MATTER = THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR AND THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

 

 

 

Worldwide News: “The BEST Meat Loaf Recipe!”

The Bible says, “BUT strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”  (Hebrews 5:14)    Apostle Paul told the Corinthians,   “I have fed you with milk and not with meat…for ye were not able to bear it…ye are yet carnal where as there is among you envying, strife, divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?”    (1 Corinthians 3:2-3)   The trouble with many of us is that we want to drink milk for the rest of our lives as we are little babies in Christ Jesus. Although we have teeth, we still ain’t ready for beef jerky or strong (tuff) meat. We want Mommy to put pacifiers in our mouths and continue sheltering us from the outside world – but life ain’t like that! Please read on…

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Apostle Paul was commissioned to preach the GOSPEL to the Gentiles and he did quite well. Very openly, Apostle Paul instructed Christians to be ” better…”  that is to be like CHRIST JESUS,

“But we see JESUS, who was made a little lower than the angels [although Jesus was made so much better than the angels Hebrews 1:4]  for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [set apart] are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Hebrews 2:9-11)

When things don’t go our way, we throw tantrums like little babies who thrown down their empty bottles or who kick and fuss when they want out of the crib. By the time we are 2 years of age, we bully the rest of the family (especially parents, siblings, and grand parents) by whining, crying, and smashing things. Yet, we still got the nipple in our mouths! But no Mother wants a six year old sucking on her breasts! Likewise, the LORD JESUS wants us to get off the tittee milk to start feasting on the MEAT OF THE WORD!

Check out “THE BEST MEAT LOAF RECIPE!”  Lets call this a spiritual prescription for Christians to use:

(1) HOLY GHOST “spiritual food” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST is the Third Member of the Triune God and He is always present before the Throne of GOD!  This is not made with the beef meat from your local supermarket and you cannot buy it no where on Earth. This “spiritual meat”  which is without price/without cost and it comes down directly from Heaven.

(2) HOLY GHOST “spiritual sauce” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST “spiritual sauce” is red because the Blood of the LAMB is red. Unlike Hunt’s sauce, this spiritual sauce never sours, never fades away, and it is alive! All you have to do is throw yourself in this spiritual sauce and let it overcome you like you do when you jump into the swimming pool filled with water. 

(3) HOLY GHOST “spiritual seasoning” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST “spiritual seasoning” is full of ingredients: the Salt of the Word (the Gospel  of Jesus Christ)…Beaten eggs (you will be beaten into harmony with the other ingredients)…Hot Pepper (you will be stirred up on fire by the Holy Ghost to serve the Lord)…Water and Vinegar (as water and blood flowed from Jesus’ side) we too are Baptized in water and flavored and preserved by the vinegar).

(4) HOLY GHOST “spiritually baked” which never, never, never, never fails. As you know, the HOLY GHOST puts us in the fire to be “spiritually baked” at high temperatures. Like the Hebrew Boys (who were in the fiery furnace), we are not alone. From time to time a flame may soar up, but you will not be burned. Many times, we fall down on our Christian duties and the Lord allows us to feel scorched pain. If we repent (be Godly sorrowful), get up, make an about face and follow Christ, we will be forgiven!

After all is said and done,  “…you will have eaten the strong meat which belongs to them that are of full age and you will know how to discern both good and evil…”    “THE BEST MEAT LOAF RECIPE!”

Have a Blessed Day!