Written by Stanley T. Crawford

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Faith By Stanley T. Crawford

In Hebrews 11:1-12 an explanation of faith takes place. In this passage, we start with a definition of faith, “Now faith isrepparttar 126986 substance of things hoped for,repparttar 126987 evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)”. The remaining verses proceed to describe situations where faith was exercised, andrepparttar 126988 results ofrepparttar 126989 exercised faith. When we think aboutrepparttar 126990 definition of faith, we should realize that faith demandsrepparttar 126991 belief in something before it occurs.

Faith is necessary in order to believe inrepparttar 126992 creation of all things by God, as stated in Genesis 1:1 (Hebrews 11:3). Scientist, philosophers, andrepparttar 126993 common person constantly try to rationalizerepparttar 126994 creation ofrepparttar 126995 universe; however, inrepparttar 126996 end forrepparttar 126997 Christian, faith is necessary to believerepparttar 126998 Biblical account of creation.

Several people ofrepparttar 126999 Bible had exercised their faith in God. Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Sarah are specifically sited; these are just a few people. The faith that these individuals exhibited is required of all of us who have chosen to accept Christ and please God (Hebrews 11:6). If we take Noah for example, God spoke to him and asked him to buildrepparttar 127000 Ark. Noah acted on God’s request. (Genesis 6:13-22).


Written by Angelique Watkins

I, Angelique am reminded fromrepparttar The Acts of The Apostles Third Chapter, that Peter and John, went up, together, intorepparttar 126985 temple, atrepparttar 126986 hour of prayer, asking look on us, inrepparttar 126987 name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Now I am sharing from what I received fromrepparttar 126988 World Prayer Mailing List:

Dear World Prayer Team Member,

The World Prayer Center is calling all Christians worldwide to a Worldwide Day of Prayer on Monday, March 3, 2003.

Ted Haggard, President of The World Prayer Team, says his office has been flooded with messages from people all overrepparttar 126989 world saying that God is impressing upon them to prepare to pray on 03-03-03. "These believers do not know one another, nor are they connected to one another. They do not know thatrepparttar 126990 others are sayingrepparttar 126991 same thing. Clearly,repparttar 126992 Holy Spirit is speaking to His church, and He is calling His people to pray," says Haggard.

"As these reports began to come in, we sensed in our hearts that God wants us to promote a huge outpouring of prayer on this special date. Many believe there is significance to this date because of its numerical sequence (03-03-03) which reminds many Christians ofrepparttar 126993 Trinity. Moreover,repparttar 126994 Holy Spirit has highlighted Jeremiah 33:3 (again, three 3's) as our call to action, 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know,'" says Haggard.

The magnitude of this date is not lost onrepparttar 126995 non-Christian world as well. The Global Consciousness movement (New Age) has for years been planning a worldwide "Largest ever experiment into global consciousness" to take place on 03-03-03. Their effort is slated to begin at 3:33am (Figi local time), onrepparttar 126996 3rd day ofrepparttar 126997 3rd month ofrepparttar 126998 3rd millennium. It has gained widespread notoriety in New Age circles.

Should this not be enough to cause Christians to pray,repparttar 126999 significance of 03-03-03 becomes even more pressing as America could launch a war with Iraq at about that very hour, against a leader, Saddam Hussein, who has only recently embraced Islam as a way of gaining support fromrepparttar 127000 Islamic world. Such was notrepparttar 127001 case withrepparttar 127002 first Gulf War. According torepparttar 127003 Islamic calendar, March 3, 2003 isrepparttar 127004 eve ofrepparttar 127005 Islamic New Year (Islamic year 1424 begins March 4, 2003). It is alsorepparttar 127006 last day ofrepparttar 127007 Hajj,repparttar 127008 annual pilgrimage to Mecca, when pilgrims are encouraged to make a sacrifice (The Festival of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha). The key verse inrepparttar 127009 Qu' Ran about this festival to take place this year on March 3, 2003 is, "Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life or my death, are all of Allah." This date therefore holds great significance torepparttar 127010 Islamic world.

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