Thursday, July 8, 2010

Now Faith!

Now Faith! by pastor Rich Allcorn

In Hebrews 11:1, the Bible says that "Now faith" is what we need.  "Now faith" is the evidence of things hoped for, the assurance of things not yet seen!    (ref:  Hebrews 11:1)

Have I got your attention?  Let's take a look at this "now faith".  From what we just read, "now faith" is evidence ... "the" evidence, of what you're hoping for!  What is evidence? 
ev- i - dence  [ev-i-dins] noun

1.  that which tends to prove or disprove something; grounds for belief; proof.
2.  something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
3.  Law . data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.

Evidence of your "now faith" is the "proof", to "make plain or clear" what you've prayed for! 

The Bible also says that "now faith" is the "assurance" of things not yet seen!  What is assurance? 
as·sur·ance  [uh-shoor-uhns] noun
1.  a positive declaration intended to give confidence: He received assurances of support for the project.
2.  promise or pledge; guaranty; surety: He gave his assurance that the job would be done.
3.  full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty: to act in the assurance of success.
4.  freedom from timidity; self-confidence; belief in one's abilities: She acted with speed and assurance.
5.  presumptuous boldness; impudence.
6.  Chiefly British . insurance.

Now please take notice as this word's definitions really opens up some understanding here!  "Assurance" is a "positive declaration" to give evidence (or proof); a promise or pledge; full confidence; freedom from timidity (or boldness); and please notice the last one listed as "chiefly British" ... is your "insurance"?  That is a "sealed, secured backup that you will succeed" ... insurance!  

One could summarize "assurance" as your "declaration", your "promise", and your "boldness" in believing what you have applied your faith towards!  You have "insurance" that your faith "will succeed" ... because you have "assurance".  The "evidence" is your proof, that your faith has already succeeded! 

So your "now faith" is the "evidence", the "proof", the "insurance" ... that the things you've "hoped for" ... things that are "not yet seen" ... have already come to pass!  They are "done"!  It - is - established ... even before it has even happened!  And your evidence, your proof, that what you've prayed for ... that what you're "hoping for" ... has already come ... is in your confession, your boldness, and your actions! 

Take this and study it ... chew on it ... digest it! 
And glean all that you can ... until next week! 

Check out our series for the month of July where we consider the "working man" ... and we find whether the "Ward Cleaver" work routine works, or is it just a fantasy that we've been sold that keeps us in bondage. 

See ya' next week!!
Make me proud! 
- rich -

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