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CONFIDENCE  (FAITH),    “WORTH CONSIDERING”  7/10/19,   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
Do not throw away your confidence (FAITH), which has a great reward…”(Hebrews 10:35, NASB)

It Has a Great Reward
Have you been praying and believing for something that seems like it’s taking a lot longer than you thought? Many times people can miss God’s best simply because they give up before they see their answer come. Don’t let that be you! Be encouraged today; your answer is closer than you think! If it seems as though things are getting more difficult, remember, when the intensity heats up, that means you are closer to your victory. It always seems darkest just before the dawn appears.

Remember, you serve a faithful God, and He’s working behind the scenes on your behalf. Don’t cast away your confidence today because your reward is coming. And just like a new mother forgets about her labor pain when she is finally holding her newborn, you’ll forget about your struggle when you are holding on to your promise.

While you are waiting, keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. Wake up every morning and say out loud, “I’ve come too far to give up now. My due season is coming. I will reap my harvest.” Stay in faith and look for His hand of blessing because He has promised you victory (Rom.8), and your reward is coming!

A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, today I stand believing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Give me Your strength to continue believing until I see Your promises fulfilled in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”(Heb.11)

My Thoughts:
There is a bunch of folks believing in a doctrine that,  “Once Saved, Always Saved”   Which from a certain point of view is true.  No one can remove you from God’s LOVE and SALVATION, except you.  Calvin, in his doctrine, ignored all of the “CONDITIONAL” scriptures and only built his doctrine on the scriptures that have to do with God’s DIMENSION in eternity.  He left out all of the “conditional” scriptures like that above that instruct us in our temporary”dimension of time.”  The above subject scripture indicates that you can throw away your faith.  So how is that done?  Simple by letting the world, flesh and the devil seep into to your heart and crowd out  GOD’s Truth from your heart. Paul covers this very quickly in Rom.11:20-21 and many other places in the New Testament.

So the above admonition is great to always keep on the front burner of your life and to remember that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of GOD.  I have ran in to so many prideful Christians that have forgotten humility and obedience and have no ears anymore to be challenged or corrected.  Only Children of heart get into the Kingdom of God.  Matt.18:3,  And Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.   So the Confidence or Faith is not in ourselves but in us having confidence or faith in HIM and what HE did for us on the cross.  Spiritual pride is very destructive and deceiving and can remove our confidence in HIM.  We will not know for sure that we are really saved until we finish our life or course.  Apostle Paul carefully lays this out to Timothy in 2 Tim.4:5-8,   “But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.  6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure (death) is at hand.  7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

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Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><  O:-)

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