Sunday Morning @ 10:30am
When a life is truly changed by God's power it is truly awesome! Paul had an experience on a road to Damascus that would change more than just his perspective in life, it would literally change his life on earth and his future and destiny forever and ever.
Hebrews, chapter 11, gives us an account of several faith walkers with a wide-range of supernatural experiences. Abraham, Enoch and several others made the cut to be entered into a heroic list that anyone and everyone who knows anything about faith would love to be associated or compared too.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Hebrews 11:4 says; By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did.
Hebrews 11:5 says; By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death:
Wow! You still with me here! This is what we call "Live Experience!"
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Consider Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. His dedication to save his family and to pursue God's will came out of a holy fear of the consequences of not following God's directions. He did what he did because he had a godly fear that would save himself and his family. I encourage you to choose to do the same. We will all stand before God on that day and nothing will get past Him. We will not be able to talk our way out of what we did or didn't do. The Bible says that each one of us will give an account of our lives to Him.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, made the Heroes list as well.
Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
God will ask us to do something possible and He provides the Impossible over and over again! Truly God is Good (Ps. 73:1).
Faith is what happens when we have the presence of God in our hearts and lives.
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. And God provided the way of escape for Isaac and provided miraculously.
God wants to do this for you and me. But we need to be in the right place at the right times for this to happen. I'm not talking geographically, but spiritually ready to step out of the boat, for example, or when asked by God to do something, we are ready to say yes Lord. May Your will be done!
May God Himself Bless You Richly.
Steve Rogers, Lead Pastor
Cornerstone, Crescent City, CA