This Series has been a focal point of mine for nearly two weeks through vacation and a trip to the West Coast – enough time to make me wonder if it would get completed in ANY assemblage of normal time! The individual pieces of it were not at all difficult, but once the full picture was built, it no longer confused me as to why it was taking me so long… Sometimes, the simple is made profound to or for us the most.
As Christians, it may have come to us the easiest in hearing about Faith and Works, which is a common theme to be discussed with an Individuals dedication and devotion to Christianity. Oftentimes the defense of one (Faith) is pitted or leaned upon the other (Works) in order to explain our Salvation. There are several passages of Scripture that can be used to support each part of the argument being made.
Considering The Supporting Word
A common passage used to show how far our Faith is trusted comes from II Corinthians 5:7-8 KJV:
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
II Corinthians 5:7-8 | King James Version
Another passage that uses a reverse report of that is James 2:17-18 KJV:
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
James 2:17-18 | King James Version
Both of these passages (in part or in whole) are used in this Series to present the case for knowing By Faith what we have and is committed to doing, but an additional side is given, the Evidences from throughout the Bible of lives having been lived By Faith. In the Book of Hebrews we are given a historical account of some of the most incredible Evidences of Faith the world has ever known, both small and large.
There will be some that say that our Faith is unfounded, where others will agree that it is undeniable, but we MUST realize it is us that hold the key to others seeing what our God, Creator and Saviour has done in, thru and for us. We stand in GREAT need of His Help, Guidance and Will – such that our lives will be all that He wants it to be and that we can be for Him.
There are twenty-eight (28) passages of Scripture utilized in this Series to create a magnificent display of God’s Hand in the lives of those He has shared with us through His Word, which He reminds us by giving Evidences that we each can understand, comprehend and realize.
Made Real By Faith & Evidences
Faith | Purifying, Opening, Revealing, Believing, Justifying, Peace, Grace, Confidence, Seeing, Patience, Fullness & Faithfulness
Evidences | Sacrifice, Testimony, Preparation, Placement, Blessings, Instruction, Endurance, Passing, Compassing & Receiving
When we read the Word of God, what is it that we are hoping to discover, find or uncover? Is there a situation where an answer is being sought as to how something was done or handled at a specific time? Have we ever found ourselves “looking” for answers within the covers of the Holy Word? I’m convinced we should be! There is a “secret”, well, a couple of them… In order to understand the Book, you must get to know the Author and must have the Key in which to unlock the meanings of the Word contained within – the Holy Spirit. My starting for this Series was based on how to show others had Faith and how it was made Evident in their lives – and it was FOUND for sure. I’ve been blessed to have created ten (10) other Series on Faith, but this one is TOTALLY different, which is what the Lord wanted it to be, because He was answering a question of mine – with thirty-six passages, plus quite a bit more in research to find the contexts for them. Simply wanted to have proof of what was “being presented” which just literally fell right out before my eyes – what a JOY it is to search God’s Word KNOWING that He Knows just what I need. When is the last time this has happened to you? How long did it keep your attention captive? Does the hook get set like it used to some time back? It sure does for me and it is something I’d like to convince every person who reads this Series of – God’s Word is AMAZING and FULL of Promises He has already kept and many more that He intends and is FULLY capable of Keeping!
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