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Faith - Trust - Belief - Committment

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.

Romans 1:20-21 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

It is the "Believing" God that glorifies Him AS GOD!

Strongs 4100 pisteuo {pist-yoo'-o}

believe, commit unto, commit to (one's) trust, be committed unto, be put in trust with

to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in

Used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul

To trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith

To entrust a thing to one, i.e. his fidelity
To be intrusted with a thing

In Genesis 3:15 Moses believed Jesus would bruise the serpents head!

In 1 Samuel 17:45 David believed God would give him Goliath's head!

In 1st Kings Elijah believed that God would send down the fire!

Esther believed the Jews wouild be saved from Mor'de-cai!

Job believed God would restore his family!

David believed the Lore was his Shepherd!

Solomon believed the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge!

In Isaiah 1:20 he believed if you are willing and obedient, you would eat the GOOD of the land!

Jeremiah believed he was ordained a prophet even before he was born!

Ezekiel believed in LIVING BONES!

Amos believed the Lord would roar from Zion!

Habakkuk believed the Lord could not look on iniquity!

Hag'ga-i believed it was time to build the Lord's house!

Zech-a-ri'ah believed if you turn to the Lord, He will turn to you!

Mal'a-chi believed if you don't pay your tithes, you ROB GOD!

Luke 18:8 (b) Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

And we see that he DID find faith on the earth!

He met a Roman with a sick servant who had more faith than any one in Israel!

He Met four men with a sick friend who dropped in on one of His meetings! (Thru the roof!)

He found one woman with enough faith to reach out and touch Him as He went by!

Acts 15:9 Purifying their hearts BY FAITH.

Acts 26:18 Among them which are sanctified BY FAITH

Romans 1:17 The just shall live BY FAITH.

Romans 3:22 The righteousness of God is BY FAITH

Romans 3:28 A man is justified BY FAITH

Romans 3:30 It is one God Who justifies BY FAITH and THROUGH FAITH.

Romans 5:1 Being justified BY FAITH, we have peace with God

Romans 11:20 And thou standest BY FAITH.

2 Cor 1:24 For BY FAITH ye stand.

2 Cor 5:7 For we walk BY FAITH, not by sight:

Galatians 3:11 The just shall live BY FAITH.

Galatians 3:24 That we might be justified BY FAITH.

Galatians 3:26 Ye are all children of God BY FAITH in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 5:5 We wait for the hope of righteousness BY FAITH.

Ephesians 3:17 Christ dwells in your hearts BY FAITH;

Philippians 3:9 My righteousness is of God BY FAITH:

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live BY FAITH:

Hebrews 11:4 BY FAITH Abel offered unto God an excellent sacrifice

Hebrews 11:5 BY FAITH Enoch was translated

Hebrews 11:7 BY FAITH Noah, prepared an ark

Hebrews 11:8 BY FAITH Abraham, obeyed; and he went out

Hebrews 11:9 BY FAITH he sojourned in the land of promise

Hebrews 11:17 BY FAITH Abraham, offered up Isaac:

Hebrews 11:20 BY FAITH Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau

Hebrews 11:21 BY FAITH Jacob blessed both the sons of Joseph;

Hebrews 11:22 BY FAITH Joseph gave commandment concerning his bones.

Hebrews 11:23 BY FAITH Moses was hid three months by his parents

Hebrews 11:24 BY FAITH Moses refused to be called Pharaoh's grandchild

Hebrews 11:27 BY FAITH Moses forsook Egypt

Hebrews 11:29 BY FAITH they passed through the Red sea

Hebrews 11:30 BY FAITH the walls of Jericho fell down

Hebrews 11:31 BY FAITH the harlot Rahab perished not

Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith;

God's world is a "FAITH" world!

He does NOT operate outside of Faith!

He is God - He Can not lie - and He Demands to be BELIEVED!

We must trust God With our Past! (He has hidden it)

We must trust God With our Present! (He's the ever-present God! He will never forsake us!)

We must trust God With our Future! (He knows what we need before WE know!)

We must trust God With our every-day business!

If we BELIEVE what God says, we WILL trust Him!

We must trust God with our Health! We must trust God with our Salvation!

We must trust God with our Welfare! We must trust God with our Families!

We must trust God with our Finances! We must trust God with our Friends!

It is called "Total Reliance."

Not "Drug Dependent" but "God Dependent!"

Tune in and turn on to Jesus!

The higher you lift Jesus, the deeper you bury Satan!

Why would you serve a God you don't believe!

You CAN NOT stand between two opinions!

He is either God, or He isn't!

God does NOT like a gutless, luke warm Christian!

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