Faith And Endurance To Reach God's Country
Our Brother Glenn is running some errands, thus we are pleased to share again a message with you which was prayerfully prepared by our Brother Patrice from the beautiful Country of France. Let us learn from the Lord through his message this week.
“If they had been thinking about the country they had left, they could have gone back. But they were waiting for a better country—a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them“ (Hebrew 11:15 NIV).
-Just before I begin read Hebrew 11:11-39 and then read this article as follow, below I have put in red some very significant words from the Lord in our walk with Him.
The Title concerns our Heavenly home, as we read the chapters we have a clue of how our Father in Heaven wants us to live. We definitely know that the flesh cannot be overcome as an ordinary man, but we need Faith or an extraordinary faith to do might works.Without the Help of the Holy Ghost we could never see Heaven, because it is God’s goodness that works within us, for each one of us.
It is absolutely important that we base our christian life on Faith like all our Fathers in the faith as Paul described it in Hebrew Chapters 11 and 12, they were a great example to us, and triumphed in Faith and were helped to overcome their situations-
Everyone of us are going through something and everyone of us should keep our focus on the Light of Christ and Heaven.Paul mentioned it many times , “set your eyes on things above not on the earth” (Colossians 3:2 NIV).
Strengthening Our Relationship With The Lord
So definitely all we need to develop is a relationship with our God like Elijah Elisha Moses David and even more like our Lord Jesus Christ imitating them in faith and actions-
Our relationship can be so strong and yet sometimes so weak because of our failures our shorts coming and sin.
Until the day we shall depart from earth, we will need to continue to fight the good fight, as Jesus said.
The good fight is our own flesh and for that we need to pass some time in the word and eat the word (speaking it and memorising it) digesting it (understand it )and practicing it in love toward others.
There no greater than love, and love overcome people who are nagging others or put their fingers at others finding their fault and using their faults to destroy them.
The practical Christian life is very important it will help us to overcome also our limitations or sins, looking after someone make us to sacrifice our own selfish ways and develop spiritual virtues and overcoming.
What are the great things or pleasures to find the problem in others ’ life ? while us are so miserable sometimes , this is called a lack of understanding and misjudgment-
Rather I would prefer imitating God than human beings, because our God is full of compassion, mercy, and great Love-
Why then wouldn’t we want to be the same..the reason is that us people need to grow, and should become like our Lord Jesus Christ or God Himself, we will then never be limited and find ourselves full of love and strengthen by Him towards other.
The Holy Spirit is the One who help us, He encourages us to pray for our enemies, to love them, He also show us things to come and reminds all that Jesus has said concerning him.
What a wonderful Lord we serve, let’s believe for deliverance in our daily lives with perseverance to receive breakthroughs as we are willing to follow him whatever situation we find ourselves in-
This earth is only a motion, we are here today but tomorrow? we don’t know.
So let us live for the day enjoying every moment that God gives us and taking advantage to thank him and be part of the reaching out toward people so they may have the opportunity to receive salvation for their souls and a Heavenly Home waiting for them as they decide to put all their effort and Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ-
Never look back and keep focus on things above, Paul said in his letter, In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood (Hebrew 12:4)
Think how our Hight Priest Jesus is faithful and here asking us to persevere in Holiness thou it is not an easy task.
Be strong and very courageous have a personal intimacy with Jesus and be truthful to him-
Edifying Scriptural References
11:1 Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. 2 Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past.
God Is like a Father
You are struggling against sin, but your struggles have not yet caused you to be killed. You have forgotten the encouraging words that call you his children:
“My child, don’t think the Lord’s discipline is worth nothing,
and don’t stop trying when he corrects you.
The Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as his child.” Proverbs 3:11–12
Be Careful How You Live
.. But you have come to Mount Zion,
to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands of angels gathered together with joy.
You have come to the meeting of God’s firstborn
children whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all people, and to the spirits of good people who have been made perfect. You have come to Jesus, the One who brought the new agreement from God to his people, and you have come to the sprinkled blood[
So let us be thankful, because we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We should worship God in a way that pleases him with respect and fear, because our God is like a fire that burns things up.
Do you fear God? If so, make your commitment today to Christ the Lord. Do you want to give your works an eternal meaning? To begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, please repent and start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.