Now Faith

Written by Rev.A.R.Smith

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so it,srepparttar virtue or substance of what? Things hope for .repparttar 141362 Bible tells us , if we possess then why do we hope? so can we say anything we hope for is faith? II. LETS look at verse 39 . Jesus said, take ye awayrepparttar 141363 stone.martha ,repparttar 141364 sister of him that was dead , saith unto him , Lord , by this time he stinketh. for he has been dead four days." Martha was looking atrepparttar 141365 present tense. even thou she notted Jesus deity , she as with mary believed in yesterday and tomorow faith. sometimes we as christians also forget whom we serve , we forget that God isrepparttar 141366 creator of all things , visible and invisible colossians 1:16. Lets go to John 11,23. Jesus said unto her," thy brother shall rise again.: martha said unto him , I know that he shall rise again inrepparttar 141367 resurection atrepparttar 141368 last day. Many that Ive spoken to, belive inrepparttar 141369 resurection atrepparttar 141370 last day.: but its hard to get them to belive that God is a , now God. hesrepparttar 141371 God ofrepparttar 141372 past , present and future . It seemrepparttar 141373 true test of a christian lies in how much, now faith, they have, how much that they belive that Jesus is able to take of now proublens, how much that they belive , what he said, " I will never leave you nor forsake you , I will be with you always, even untillrepparttar 141374 end ofrepparttar 141375 world. III.repparttar 141376 evidence of things not seen. WHEN you hope ,its things that you , do not possess.repparttar 141377 hope that dwells within us is that,repparttar 141378 same spirt that raised Jesus fromrepparttar 141379 dead, will also quicken our mortal bodys. This means to make us alive in Christ. to make us a sacrifice , to be able to say that, Im dead to sin, it no longer controlls my destiny , my life, my very soul, I am who I am , byrepparttar 141380 grace of God. this isrepparttar 141381 evidence of things not seen. now faith . verse 25 . Jesus said unto her," I amrepparttar 141382 resurection , andrepparttar 141383 life..... Lararus, come forth, "repparttar 141384 power in his voice ,repparttar 141385 majesty in his words. his command to death, had to be obey , there was no other choice. Lazarus had to rise, he had to abey. Jesus was teaching faith. Conclusion,; According torepparttar 141386 apostile Paul, Hebrews 6; ,... let us go on to perfection....,let us start useing , NOW FAITH, we have such a short time left, lets use our faith to see our children saved , andrepparttar 141387 name of Jesus built up torepparttar 141388 glory ofrepparttar 141389 Father.

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Why I Want To Go To Heaven

Written by Stephen Kingery

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What will it be like to be inrepparttar presence ofrepparttar 141361 Almighty God? To see Him and to bask in His glory will, for sure, be joy unspeakable. I long to be able to bow before my Heavenly Father and worship Him withrepparttar 141362 angels and saints of old. I will be able to sing praises to Him with a perfect voice. I so much look forward to being able to say to Him, "I love you Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you." I know thatrepparttar 141363 glory of God will permeate all of Heaven. No matter where we will be in that Heavenly City,repparttar 141364 glory of God will be shinning all around. I want to be there and bask in that glory.

I have several loved ones who have gone on to be with God. My grandmother and grandfather were both true saints here on earth. It gives me joy to know that they are with God today, forrepparttar 141365 Scriptures say, "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent fromrepparttar 141366 body and to be present withrepparttar 141367 Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8) I look forward to being able to be with them once again. I also have aunts and uncles who have gone on, as well as friends and loved ones inrepparttar 141368 church. It will be a great reunion day indeed when we all get to Heaven.

Have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to be able to set down and talk withrepparttar 141369 saints of old? To be able to talk with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Timothy, Stephen, Silas, and allrepparttar 141370 others will truly be a great and marvelous experience. I sometimes wonder if, when we get to Heaven, we will suddenly have complete knowledge of allrepparttar 141371 history of God's people. I really don't know if we will. But I like to contemplate what it would be like to meetrepparttar 141372 saints of old and ask them questions about their lives. I can just imagine sitting atrepparttar 141373 feet ofrepparttar 141374 saints listening for days on end ofrepparttar 141375 stories they have to tell.

The Bible does not tell us a great deal about Heaven and what it will be like. It just gives us a glimpse of Heaven. Many ofrepparttar 141376 things we must contend with in this life, will be absent in Heaven. The Bible tells us, "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore;repparttar 141377 sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; forrepparttar 141378 Lamb who is inrepparttar 141379 midst ofrepparttar 141380 throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." (Revelation 7:16,17) We know that there will be no sorrow there, no pain, no bad memories, no evil, no emotional problems, no financial problems, no ill feelings between us, no strife, no jealously, no hurt feelings, andrepparttar 141381 list could go on for ever. Allrepparttar 141382 things that trouble us here and sometimes make life difficult will be absent in Heaven.

There are those who dwell onrepparttar 141383 reward we will have in Heaven. They like to talk about allrepparttar 141384 magnificent "things" we will have in Heaven. What willrepparttar 141385 reward or treasures be like? Will they be material (houses, gold, silver, etc.), or will they spiritual (love, joy, peace, etc.)? The Bible does speak of us having a reward or treasure in Heaven. Jesus said, "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. . ." (Matthew 5:12); and also "but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20) To me,repparttar 141386 reward andrepparttar 141387 treasures I am looking forward to are not material. They are those things we have talked about in this article. I look forward to seeing Jesus and our Heavenly Father. I want to seerepparttar 141388 loved ones who have gone on before. I want to visitrepparttar 141389 saints of old and share with themrepparttar 141390 victories of their lives here on earth. I want to experiencerepparttar 141391 love, peace, and joy that Heaven will offer by removing allrepparttar 141392 bad things we have to contend with in this life. And I want to bask inrepparttar 141393 glory of God forever!

What will Heaven be like? We can't say for sure with great detail. But we can say for sure that it will be wonderful because our Heavenly Father, His Son andrepparttar 141394 Holy Spirit will be there.

All Scriptures quoted are fromrepparttar 141395 New King James Version unless otherwise noted.

Stephen Kingery is an author, preacher, teacher and founder of The Home Bible Study Institute.

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