Devo Only Believe Part 9
Hebrews 11:1-9 King James Version (KJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
For me faith believing is about knowing the Word but please understand me. “The letter of the law killeth the spirit gives life.” “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God,, and the word was God.” If you know the living Word not the letter of the Word there will be evidence. God confirms His word with signs and wonders. Remember what Jesus said to Philip, “Don’t you know me.” “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.” There will be evidence or substance to your belief, faith or relationship with God. That evidence goes two ways. If you believe there will be action to your faith and by what you do others will see the fourth man in the fire, evidence. The evidence others see in your actions will bring substance to light. Look at Able, Enoch, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, David, Moses, and so many others. We see God through their actions and by their actions it produced substance that can be seen, touched, heard, smelled, and tasted. You get the vision of God through the relationship you have with God. You vision is only the size of your faith or relationship with God. How is your relationship with God Almighty? Is there evidence of your faith that others can touch and see? 2 Timothy 3:5 (NIV)5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. Do you only have a form of Godliness and no relationship? If you have a relationship then there will be power, substance to to your walk, otherwise God tells us to have nothing to do with you. Ouch!
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane