FAITH IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Posted by Bill Stockham in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

[Our Christianity, and the wonderful salvation it brings BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE. This is the saving grace of God which has appeared to every man, and equally offers to every human being redemption which is provided for the whole world!] “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND FOR THE FAITH that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” (Jude 1:3) [It’s so wonderful that the Spirit of God witnesses with our spirits, who have this faith, that our sins are blotted out! We must believe, also, that our Abba Father rewards us when we earnestly seek him; He blesses, and especially protects and saves, us who in simplicity and uprightness of heart seek and serve him!] “Now faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see. 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…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. (Heb. 11:1, 3, 6) [They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they all died without ever having seen Jesus Christ our Lord!] “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since GOD HAD PLANNED SOMETHING BETTER FOR US so that only TOGETHER WITH US WOULD THEY BE MADE PERFECT.” (Heb. 11:39-40) [This is the conclusion drawn from all the examples from chapter 11.] “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1-2) [He shall gather us up as lambs with his arms, and carry us in his bosom!] “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE MUST THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!
-Bill Stockham

FAITH IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!<br /><br /><br />
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[Our Christianity, and the wonderful salvation it brings BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE. This is the saving grace of God which has appeared to every man, and equally offers to every human being redemption which is provided for the whole world!] “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND FOR THE FAITH that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.” (Jude 1:3) [It’s so wonderful that the Spirit of God witnesses with our spirits, who have this faith, that our sins are blotted out! We must believe, also, that our Abba Father rewards us when we earnestly seek him; He blesses, and especially protects and saves, us who in simplicity and uprightness of heart seek and serve him!] “Now faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see. 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…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. (Heb. 11:1, 3, 6) [They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they all died without ever having seen Jesus Christ our Lord!] “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since GOD HAD PLANNED SOMETHING BETTER FOR US so that only TOGETHER WITH US WOULD THEY BE MADE PERFECT.” (Heb. 11:39-40) [This is the conclusion drawn from all the examples from chapter 11.] “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1-2) [He shall gather us up as lambs with his arms, and carry us in his bosom!] “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21)</p><br /><br />
<p>Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE MUST THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!<br /><br /><br />
-Bill Stockham

11 Comments

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Louise Cummings

    Hebrews 11:1 -says Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for , the evidence of things not seen. ( I like to think of Now Faith is right Now. ).( the title deed )(the action of Faith. ) Faith is not based upon the senses, which yield uncertainty, but rather the Word Of God.

  • Cameron C Smith
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Cameron C Smith

    Trust

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Troy Day

    faithfulness to the end

  • Jim Price
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Jim Price

    Faith is developed when something promised is delivered, we have faith in someone when time and time again they have kept their word.

  • Link Hudson
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Link Hudson

    The substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen.

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply September 22, 2018

      Louise Cummings

      You might not see it while you are praying. Lee believing , with unloveable Faith. And keep hoping, and praying until you see the results.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 22, 2018

    Louise Cummings

    I like that Word. The message. That’s what I mean by Pure Word Of God. You had Scriptures for all you said.

  • Isara Mo
    Reply September 23, 2018

    Isara Mo

    What is faith?
    A very difficult question for me to answer.I dont find a straightfoward answer to this very difficult question.Can we ” explain” or define FAITH.
    Before Hebrews 11:1 was written, Abraham had faith.Where did He read about faith?
    I dont know where the woman with the issue of blood got her faith from.
    The Bible says she said in her heart” if I just touch His garment…, “She hasnot read the Hebrewd 11: 1 definition…
    Is faith something to do with the mind or heart…is it an emotion, a will?
    There were people who had brought a paralytic to Jesus and the Word says when Jesus SAW their faith….Is faith ” sth” visible?..

    Is Faith the same as believe or hope?..
    Any teacher of faith here?
    Teach me what is faith…

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 23, 2018

    Troy Day

    FAITH IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 24, 2018

      Isara Mo

      Troy when some folks accused the apostle Paul of being ” worldly” he responded with 2 Cor 10:3’5 ….that although he lived on earth he didnt wage ” war” as the world.
      Is that kind of respond a fight for faith?

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 24, 2018

      Troy Day

      no war in the flesh just in the Spirit

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FAITH IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Posted by in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

[Our Christianity, and the wonderful salvation it brings BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE. This is the saving grace of God which has appeared to every man, and equally offers to every human being redemption which is provided for the whole world!] “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND FOR THE FAITH that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” (Jude 1:3) [It’s so wonderful that the Spirit of God witnesses with our spirits, who have this faith, that our sins are blotted out! We must believe, also, that our Abba Father rewards us when we earnestly seek him; He blesses, and especially protects and saves, us who in simplicity and uprightness of heart seek and serve him!] “Now faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see. 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…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. (Heb. 11:1, 3, 6) [They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they all died without ever having seen Jesus Christ our Lord!] “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since GOD HAD PLANNED SOMETHING BETTER FOR US so that only TOGETHER WITH US WOULD THEY BE MADE PERFECT.” (Heb. 11:39-40) [This is the conclusion drawn from all the examples from chapter 11.] “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1-2) [He shall gather us up as lambs with his arms, and carry us in his bosom!] “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE MUST THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!
-Bill Stockham

FAITH IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!<br /><br /><br />
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::<br /><br /><br />
[Our Christianity, and the wonderful salvation it brings BY FAITH THROUGH GRACE. This is the saving grace of God which has appeared to every man, and equally offers to every human being redemption which is provided for the whole world!] “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND FOR THE FAITH that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.” (Jude 1:3) [It’s so wonderful that the Spirit of God witnesses with our spirits, who have this faith, that our sins are blotted out! We must believe, also, that our Abba Father rewards us when we earnestly seek him; He blesses, and especially protects and saves, us who in simplicity and uprightness of heart seek and serve him!] “Now faith is CONFIDENCE in what we hope for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see. 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…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. (Heb. 11:1, 3, 6) [They all heard of the promises made to Abraham of a heavenly rest, and of the promise of the Messiah, for this was a constant tradition; but they all died without ever having seen Jesus Christ our Lord!] “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since GOD HAD PLANNED SOMETHING BETTER FOR US so that only TOGETHER WITH US WOULD THEY BE MADE PERFECT.” (Heb. 11:39-40) [This is the conclusion drawn from all the examples from chapter 11.] “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb. 12:1-2) [He shall gather us up as lambs with his arms, and carry us in his bosom!] “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21)</p><br /><br />
<p>Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE MUST THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!<br /><br /><br />
-Bill Stockham

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