2017-09-14 / Worship

We must worship and walk by faith

(Hebrews 11: 4-6)

In the 11th chapter of Hebrews, we get a view of the history of mankind from the beginning to the end which has not yet happened. It reveals, explains, and proclaims that faith f r om God is all about mankind’s life on this earth.

In the very beginning of God’s message to mankind about God’s creation of the universe, Earth becomes the central figure of creation because that is where God placed mankind, liken unto God, for God and man’s fellowship.

But in the very beginning the enemy of God, Lucifer, the Devil, sought to destroy this fellowship by planting into mankind the spirit of doubt which is the enemy of spiritual faith.

God said to Jesus and His Holy Spirit, “Let them have dominion over everything. Let us make men in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)

This is the way everything began, and God had fellowship with mankind in a daily visit it seems. We still need to do this through our faith in God that we receive through Jesus, our Saviour. We need to walk daily with God.

God loves us and has confidence in us, but God’s enemy and our enemy, the Devil, wants to plant doubt in our mind and heart to destroy our faith in God by Jesus, God’s only begotten Son.

The 11th chapter of Hebrews goes all the way back to the beginning of time to explain the meaning of faith. In verse 4 it says, “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous. God, testifying of his gifts, and by he being dead, yet speaketh.” (verse 4) Abel represents the beginning of first place faith in God by mankind.

Then, in verse 5, it says, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death and was not found, because God has translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” Enoch represents the eternal faith of mankind that we receive when we accept Jesus Christ, God’s only Begotten Son, as our Saviour from our sins. God’s gift is our eternal life after we die our physical death.

Then, in verse 6, we are told how to please God, “For he that cometh to God must believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (verse 6) Enoch’s gift from God, because of his faith, was that he never experienced physical death. One day God just took Enoch home to God’s heaven.

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