The precious coin

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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What isrepparttar assessment ofrepparttar 149155 Lord for believers on both sides ofrepparttar 149156 precious coin? Heb.11:39(KJV) "And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received notrepparttar 149157 promise:" The crystal-clear answer is 'a good report'! Saints on both sides of 'the precious coin' form God's winning team as portrayed in 'The ultimate game' In this dispensation of grace,the chief motivating force for these 'winners' is God's love inrepparttar 149158 regenerate human heart:- Gal. 5:6(Amplified Bible) "For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love." This brand of love is poured intorepparttar 149159 regenerate human heart byrepparttar 149160 Holy Spirit:- Rom.5:5(KJV) "And hope maketh not ashamed; becauserepparttar 149161 love of God is shed abroad in our hearts byrepparttar 149162 Holy Ghost which is given unto us." Without love, anyone(onrepparttar 149163 sunny side) who has faith that moves mountains is nothing(1 Cor.13:2). And if anyone(onrepparttar 149164 cloudy side) gives his/her body to be burnt without love,the martyrdom is unprofitable(1 Cor.13:3). Every member of God's kingdom has a regenerate heart. A regenerate heart is only possible throughrepparttar 149165 new birth(John 3:3-8). Beforerepparttar 149166 new birth,every human heart is unregenerate:- Jer.17:9-10(KJV) "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Irepparttar 149167 LORD searchrepparttar 149168 heart, I tryrepparttar 149169 reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according torepparttar 149170 fruit of his doings." The new birth takes place when any person has a personal encounter with Jesus Christ ;and humbly and sincerely receives him as Lord and Saviour(Rom.10:9-13). When this happens(either dramatically or quietly),the person becomes a member of God's kingdom(Col.1:13).

The testimonies(Heb.11) of these heroes of faith inspire,encourage,and comfort everyone currently in 'the good fight of faith'(1 Tim.6:12)to singly focus onrepparttar 149171 author and finisher of 'the precious coin' so as to fulfill God's purposes:- Heb.12:1-2(KJV) "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, andrepparttar 149172 sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patiencerepparttar 149173 race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesusrepparttar 149174 author and finisher of our faith; who forrepparttar 149175 joy that was set before him enduredrepparttar 149176 cross, despisingrepparttar 149177 shame, and is set down atrepparttar 149178 right hand ofrepparttar 149179 throne of God."

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Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy Of

Written by Maurice Perry

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Another very important reason whyrepparttar individuals talked about in verse 32 (and Hebrews 11 in its entirety) were men and women whomrepparttar 149154 world was not, and is not worthy of isrepparttar 149155 fact that they lived a life of separation and sanctification, being totally devoted to ministering unto God and doing His will. And likewise, we, inrepparttar 149156 hour that we live in, must be totally separated unto God in Holiness, righteousness and sanctification as living sacrifices. Living holy, pleasing and acceptable untorepparttar 149157 Lord is what separates us fromrepparttar 149158 things of this world. Actually being counter-cultural, radical and going againstrepparttar 149159 grain of secular opinion is what we are called to become and do. Whenrepparttar 149160 Holy Spirit begins to transform our mind and ways of thinking, our thoughts will then affect our actions, and our actions will become subliminally counter-cultural and Holy Spirit driven! The taste, aroma and mere presence that we leave with people or in a room will definitely create separation fromrepparttar 149161 things of this world. We need to become reprobate torepparttar 149162 things ofrepparttar 149163 world, just as sinners are reprobate torepparttar 149164 things of God (Romans 1:28).

To be worthy is to be valued or prized. If we think of ourselves as being of monetary value, we must ask ourselves, “Where do we spend ourselves?” What makes us different fromrepparttar 149165 world is how we handle “our money” and what we do with it. Again, let’s think of ourselves as being with monetary value. Are we spending ourselves onrepparttar 149166 things ofrepparttar 149167 world, or onrepparttar 149168 things of God? Are we giving all we have and all of ourselves torepparttar 149169 things ofrepparttar 149170 world, or are we investing our time, talent and treasure, wholeheartedly, intorepparttar 149171 things ofrepparttar 149172 Kingdom of God? We must always make sure that we are giving God all that we have, and use our money, and ourselves forrepparttar 149173 advancement and glorification of His Kingdom.

… where your treasure is, there also is your heart…

Another thing that we must know and understand is that this world is not our home and final destination. Our final destination is New Jerusalem (heaven, Revelation 21) with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for ever and ever. We must make sure that we do not allow ourselves to become complacent withrepparttar 149174 ways of this world and comfortable withrepparttar 149175 environments that we live in, in which are full of strife, envy, jealousy, murder, violence, immorality, sexual perversion, all of which are amongst other sinful actions that are contrary torepparttar 149176 Word of God. The faithful individuals spoken of in Hebrews 11 may have wandered inrepparttar 149177 deserts, mountains and caves of this earth physically, but their hearts were always fixated on God, His commandments and promises for them. When we get torepparttar 149178 point where we begin to live a life that is fixated onrepparttar 149179 things of God, this is when we will finally be delivered fromrepparttar 149180 things and ways of this world and finally begin to walk completely inrepparttar 149181 ways of God and receive His provision, providence, promises and blessings.

Revelation 12:10-11 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, andrepparttar 149182 kingdom of our God, andrepparttar 149183 power of his Christ: forrepparttar 149184 accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him byrepparttar 149185 blood ofrepparttar 149186 Lamb, and byrepparttar 149187 word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives untorepparttar 149188 death.

Becoming over-comers is only possible throughrepparttar 149189 name of Jesus and His blood that was shed onrepparttar 149190 cross, by our testimonies and stories of deliverance from past strongholds and pitfalls, and not lovingrepparttar 149191 life that we live on this earth, but possessing a burning passion and desire forrepparttar 149192 life that we will live in heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The writer of Hebrews states that there simply isn’t enough time inrepparttar 149193 earth to talk aboutrepparttar 149194 many blessings that were bestowed onrepparttar 149195 people mentioned in Hebrews 11. Will our loved ones, family and friends be able to sayrepparttar 149196 same thing about us when we die? Will they be able to say that there isn’t enough time inrepparttar 149197 world to talk about all ofrepparttar 149198 wonderful things that we did forrepparttar 149199 Kingdom of God while we were alive?

Are you a man or woman of whomrepparttar 149200 world is not worthy of?

Maurice Perry is the owner of Sak-Kloth Company, a Christian Online Resource Center that caters to the needs of all Christians. Visit Sak-Kloth Company today at

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