Never Failing Faith

by Emily Wooten

Hebrews 11:6 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.

Hebrews 3 and 4 reviews the tragic loss experienced by the Children of Israel when they refused to take God at his word. How many miracles did a people need to see before they would be convinced God is faithful and can do what he said he would?

Hebrews 11: 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.

Also in Hebrews 11 we are reminded how Abraham did not hold back his son but was willing to yield his will so God could have his way.

Hebrews 11: 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him (Isaac) up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Abraham had the vision of Isaac being the father of a people. 

In John 8:56 Jesus said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.” 

 Abraham saw in a vision Jesus, his birth, death and resurrection and rejoiced. Abraham already received some 1900 years ahead of time a prophetic glimpse into the life and ministry of Jesus and that caused him to be excited.

Does what you believe about Jesus and the new birth cause you to be excited? Does your faith in what God is doing in your life compel you to gladness?

Look at Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

When Abraham was leaving the young men he declared his intent. We will go yonder and come again to you. Abraham saw in his spirit, by faith Isaac raised from the dead before he left to go yonder. That’s how he could say without lying, “and come again to you.”

Jesus is still working through his church to deliver, set free and heal. To anyone who will take him at his word, he is savior, redeemer and friend.

Psalms 91: I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

2 Corinthians 6:1-2We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)