December 13, 2021

The Lord Rewards - Bro. T. Stephen

My   Dear   Brother  and  Sister in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has   given   for you today is from the book of  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.”

My Dear Brother And Sister, From the above  context we see how it is impossible to please God without faith. Apostle Paul urges us to exercise faith in our daily life. We need to have faith in God, our Lord Jesus Christ. Every Christian must believe in Jesus and what God says, in the word of God. The object of Apostle Paul while writing to the Hebrews, was  to show the power of unwavering confidence in God in sustaining, the soul especially  in times of trial. The Bible also clearly says, it is impossible to  please God without faith. And that the just shall live by faith alone and not by sight. By faith we believe what we cannot see by our eyes. Faith has been the mark of God’s servants from the beginning of the world. And many have walked by faith  in former  times. And all of them have been rewarded.   It is a firm expectation that God will perform   all that he has promised to us in Christ if we exercise faith in God.

My Dear Brother And Sister,   The eleventh chapter of Hebrews  speaks of several people who walked by faith  and not by sight.  One such person was Abraham,  who was called The “Friend of God.”For even   though he did not know where God was   taking him yet he implicitly obeyed Him. He willingly took his son Isaac to mount Moriah    to be sacrificed knowing that God would provide another.  Jacob was another who  exercised his faith by telling, “Lord I will not let You go unless You Bless me.”He had faith that God would save him from the hands of his brother Esau whom he had earlier cheated. Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;By faith Noah, being warned of God prepared an ark to the saving of his house.  Thus we see a number of God’s people walk in faith.

My Dear Brother And Sister, Are  you walking in  faith? It is easy to walk in faith when life is all so cosy and comfortable but you need to have faith when things go wrong in life. All these men of God faced much difficulty yet they stood the test. So Paul mentions their names in his epistle to the Hebrews. They all walked in faith. May God help you also to walk in faith at all times.  For  faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. And through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. I sincerely desire that every one reading this message may be instilled in their heart, to walk by faith and thus receive the reward of God.  God Bless you.

Prayer:  Our loving heavenly Father,  we   thank   You   for  this  blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You for teaching us through this message that we need to walk by faith and not by sight. May we like all the men of God, learn to walk by faith. Strengthen us during times of trial, not to yield to the things of this world or be tempted by Satan.

In Jesus  Name We Pray.


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