Different Perspectives of Faith

Wednesday September 30, 2009

Scripture text: Heb. 11:8-13, 16, 23-27, 32-12:2. Abraham received the temporal promise of the land, but he got a vision of Jesus and when he got the land, he felt like, “Is this it?” He eventually looked up and was looking for another city. There is an eternal (vertical) perspective and a temporal (horizontal) perspective to faith. Which one is primary and which one is secondary in your life? We are to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. We can receive prosperity, not by seeking it, but through faithfulness, communion with God, giving Him our hearts. The great men of faith saw suffering as of greater worth than earthly gain. Some faith heroes did great things. Some suffered greatly, but did not accomplish anything. The currency of heaven is faith, not accomplishment. Strive to be like Christ. How do you see Jesus? This is a time of war to establish the will of God on earth.