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Another very important reason why individuals talked about in verse 32 (and Hebrews 11 in its entirety) were men and women whom world was not, and is not worthy of is fact that they lived a life of separation and sanctification, being totally devoted to ministering unto God and doing His will. And likewise, we, in hour that we live in, must be totally separated unto God in Holiness, righteousness and sanctification as living sacrifices. Living holy, pleasing and acceptable unto Lord is what separates us from things of this world. Actually being counter-cultural, radical and going against grain of secular opinion is what we are called to become and do. When 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 from things of this world. We need to become reprobate to things of world, just as sinners are reprobate to 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 from 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 on things of world, or on things of God? Are we giving all we have and all of ourselves to things of world, or are we investing our time, talent and treasure, wholeheartedly, into things of Kingdom of God? We must always make sure that we are giving God all that we have, and use our money, and ourselves for 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 with ways of this world and comfortable with 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 to Word of God. The faithful individuals spoken of in Hebrews 11 may have wandered in 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 to point where we begin to live a life that is fixated on things of God, this is when we will finally be delivered from things and ways of this world and finally begin to walk completely in 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, and kingdom of our God, and power of his Christ: for accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by blood of Lamb, and by word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.
Becoming over-comers is only possible through name of Jesus and His blood that was shed on cross, by our testimonies and stories of deliverance from past strongholds and pitfalls, and not loving life that we live on this earth, but possessing a burning passion and desire for 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 in earth to talk about many blessings that were bestowed on people mentioned in Hebrews 11. Will our loved ones, family and friends be able to say same thing about us when we die? Will they be able to say that there isn’t enough time in world to talk about all of wonderful things that we did for Kingdom of God while we were alive?
Are you a man or woman of whom world is not worthy of?
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