Hebrews 11:3 Part 2

Hebrews 11:3
“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.”

The things which are seen were made by the things which are not seen. The invisible- the Voice of The Lord, The Word of God made the visible- the earth.

What a man makes he controls so that he can make or “re-make it”. According to the Scriptures, we are the clay and God is the Potter. When we get marred in His hands, He doesn’t cast us off into the trash can, He remoulds us again until we become better persons. He has control over our lifes because He made us and can orchestrate the bearings of our path as He deems fit.

Nevertheless, the Lord has also given us a free will, to make our own choices and to take responsibility for their consequences. Joshua in his Book said to the Israelites, “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve…” (Joshua 24:15) The Lord may show us His path but the choice to follow or refuse is entirely ours.

Moreover, if we agree that through His Word God made our lifes, it’s then correct to say that the Spiritual makes/controls the physical. The spiritual principles of life- the mind, the soul, faith, love, hope, godliness, prayer, God shapes and determines the outcome, the result, the physical. These elders whose names were written on the Great Hall of Faith understood this principle and therefore made it a matter of priority to prevail in the Spiritual.

Jacob wrestled with the angel and prevailed; Jabez prayed his life around; Hannah prayed forth a son; Abraham secured God’s promise, also saved his nephew’s life twice; Isaac prayed open his wife’s womb; Paul received strength for the thorn in his flesh; Silas and Paul praised God; Moses prayed for the Israelites; David discovered the secret of God’s heart; etc etc these men prevailed and their destinies, their physical lifes where changed because they understood one thing- the Spiritual makes and shapes the physical.

This is not the time to cry, complain, blame others of your misfortune or whine. This is the time to stand up, go on your knees and determine under God how your future will turn out. Great leaders of tomorrow and men who changed history were not perfect men, they failed countless times, but they stoop up, believed in themselves and more importantly had faith in God and refused to be put down.

These men of faith decided to “give themselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word”, to praise, to faith, to hope and to love for the visible were not made by the visible but “by the things which do not appear” (the Invisible).

Remain Blessed.

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Hebrews 11:3

Hebrews 11:3
“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.”

The worlds were framed and called into being by the Word of God and we understand this by faith. But do we really understand this? Or are we still asking questions, looking for signs? Pro-evolution theorists have not understood this; thus have postulated their own theories thereby gathering many followers unfortunately. Their understanding have been “darkened,” because they have “alienated (themselves) from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart“. (Ephesians 4:18)

For us who are Christians, do we understand this by the Faith living in us? If we do, why do some of us still live and walk “as Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their minds” thereby making a “shipwreck” of our faith? (Ephesians 4:17). Why do some us still entertain the vile thoughts/actions of malice, adultery, envying, wrath, hatred, etc of which anyone who partakes in these have no part in God’s Kingdom. (Galatians 5:19-21)

The worlds– your world, my world, this world, all the earth was formed by the Word of God. Bringing it home- our natural, physical world- our families, our lifes from conception to birth, our works, our finances, health, spouses, children, etc everything that makes up our world was framed, created and formed by the Word of God because EVERYTHING about our lifes is written in the “volume of THE BOOK”.

Psalms 139:16
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

In this Word of God, we find everything we need for life and godliness. This means that everything we need to live, to excel, to succeed and to make progress in our faith, in our walk, and in our lives as we live in the world, is in THE Book- the Word of God.

Food for thought:
He’s got the whole world in His hands. He’s got your back; your past, your present and your future. He already knows what you are going through; He is and has the answer to all your needs. He has good thoughts for you, to give you a hope and a bright future. So let go and let God.

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Hebrews 11:2

Hebrews 11:2
“For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

Elders received a good report by faith. These elders in the Lord were men and women whom God deemed it fit to reckon as elders. It was God that gave them this title not men. The All-knowing God has searched and tried their hearts, He has seen everything about their life both, about of their hearts and their relationship with other men. Hence, He was very pleased with them and as such reckoned them worthy to called elders.

Also, these elders received a good report first from God and and probably later from men, not vice versa. It’s sad that in these latter days, many are striving to receive good report from men, many have now become men pleasers rather than God pleasers.
On the contrary, Jesus sought God’s approval first, no wonder God acknowledged Him on the Mountain of Transfiguration. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” (Matthew 17:5) Drawing an inference from this verse, we shouldn’t underestimate what God can achieve with a man that seeks to please Him. He will cause men to hear you, to listen to your life, to observe and follow him.

How did these elders that received a good report from God? It was faith gave them a good report. Faith in Jesus, faith to follow Him and believe in all the prophecies of God in the Holy Writ concerning Jesus. They obeyed God’s Word and valued it more than their necessary food. They followed God’s Pattern for life and godliness not realising that every pattern of life and every instruction given by God during their time was symbolic to the Person and Personality of Jesus. No wonder they obtained a good report before God.

Food for thought:
These elders of faith have all died, but we that are still living are currently holding the torch of faith. What legacy are we leaving for the next generation when we hand over the torch to them? Will the records of our life show men that had faith? Will we be qualified for God to call us elders?

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Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen.”

Substance means – the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence; the most important or essential part of something; the real or essential meaning (Oxford dictionary)

The most important? The essential part? Who else in heaven or on earth can such meaning fit so perfectly?  Who is the essential and important part of our faith? The real meaning and the Solid proof our faith?

There’s none other except our Lord Jesus Christ. The fullness of God dwells in Him bodily which includes the fullness of our faith. He is the Substance, the Evidence, the Tangibility, the Reality of  our hope in God, the Author and the Finisher of everything we pray and desire from God. The Proof that God answers prayers, the core undeniable evidence that with God all things are possible. For how can we explain the miracle of the virgin birth? Or fathom a logical reason for how God came and dwelt with man? Or even explain the empty grave and resurrection? The evidence of these truths is found in Him alone.
Jesus- the absolute evidence of God’s existence to man.

Romans 8:32
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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