And He Healed them all: Did they not Hear?.mp3 [powerpress]
We began to look at how real faith comes.
Remember that faith is not “worked up” it isn’t “conjured up” – it comes!
All genuine faith results from an encounter with the author of Faith – Jesus Christ! NOT just through initial salvation, but concerning the specific area of life we need Him to reveal Himself to us about today! He is Jehovah Rapha – but that fact does you NO GOOD until He reveals Himself to YOU as YOUR, Jehovah – Rapha!
We often look at the patriarchs of old and want what they received in their relationship with God – without doing what they did!
We see Daniel seeking God for the restoration of his nation, seeking God for a word of revelation for Israel and so we go and quote that account back to God as though somehow that magically rubs the “walking out” that Daniel did, onto our problem and thus fixing it. This is ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!! We need to DO what Daniel did – seek God and hear from Him!
It is those types of encounters with God which fill the pages of the Bible with stories of victory through relational reliance upon Him. They had entered into LIFE!
“And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent-Jesus Christ.” ~ John 17:3
“You search the Scriptures, because you suppose that in them you will find the Life of the Ages; and it is those Scriptures that yield testimony concerning me; and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.” ~ John 5:39-40
Remember, it was this basic yet fundamental difference which separated the Moses’, Joshuas & Calebs in Israel from the rest…
“He revealed His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel.” ~ Psa. 103:7
“That’s why the Holy Spirit says, Today, please listen; don’t turn a deaf ear as in “the bitter uprising,” that time of wilderness testing! Even though they watched me at work for forty years, your ancestors refused to let me do it my way; over and over they tried my patience. And I was provoked, oh, so provoked! I said, “They’ll never keep their minds on God; they refuse to walk down my road.” Exasperated, I vowed, “They’ll never get where they’re going, never be able to sit down and rest.” So watch your step, friends. Make sure there’s no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God.” ~ Heb 3:7-12
Throughout the rest of this time we walked our way through Rom. 9:30- 10:21.
If you haven’t I encourage you to listen to the recording in order to walk through these verses with us!