Monday, October 26, 2009

Looking At Faith

"By faith Sara herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised" Heb 11:11

I had a thought yesterday that people of faith do extraordinary things. It should be noted that the faith that I write about is the faith that has it's object as God and His Word as given to man in the Bible. In this verse Sara gives us a glimpse of what can happen through proper placed faith. Through her faith, Sara received strength to conceive a seed. Strength here is the Greek word Dynamis, the word we get the English word Dynamite from. It is the power given by the Holy Spirit that produces miracles. Notice that faith produced power to conceive a seed that gave birth to a child. Giving birth to a child was Sara's desire but she was limited by her age and her physical circumstance. Sara judged or considered in her mind that what God had promised her would come to pass because God is faithful. This is called repentance. Repentance is changing the way we think. Repentance and faith Faith depends, trusts and looks to God's promises which are found in His word and the faithfulness of God to do what He said He would do. God produced the miracle through the power of His Spirit but Sara's repentance and faith was the foundation and catalyst by which the miracle came. One of the greatest promises that God has given man is that He would save His people from their sin. Our Sin seperates us from a God and the penalty for sin is eternal judgement or hell. God in His love has provided a payment for our sin and it was the death of His son. His death and eventual resurrection is the means by which we are forgiven for our sin and by which we are delievered from the power of sin in our lives. The sin nature controls every mans life. It is the thing that enslaves us and controls us to disobey and sin against God. When we place our faith in what Jesus did at the cross we will receive the same power that Sara received to conceive and give birth to a child. This is a miracle of the same magnitude as what Sara experienced. There is a birth here also, it is the birth of a new creation or creature. If any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things pass away behold all things become new. God has given you the same promises he gave Sara and he has given to all men. Have you considered them. Let Gods word change the way you think and then put your faith in What God has said he will do. Its the only way to live!!!!!!