Hebrews 11 – All Things Are Possible To The Ones Who Believe in the End Time
Thursday, 13th April 2023
Section One V1-7 Have Faith in the God Who Gives 信神必賞賜
What is faith? Something that we hope for but not yet see. There have been so many people in the past showing us the testimony of being faithful, their life story helps us to continue walk this path of faith and to press on. This world is created by the Word of God. When we are willing to come to God and to have faith in God, then we will seek Him, and when we seek Him then we will receive the reward God wants to give to us.
Our faith seems to move around by why we see. When we see God’s blessings in our lives, we believe in God, but when we don’t see God’s blessings do we still believe there is a God?
Section Two V8-22 Have Faith in the God Who Prepares 信神必預備
Abraham had faith in God, not to build a house for him on this world but a better city in the Heaven. Even when Sarah was not able to give birth physically, they still believes in God’s promise. When they died they only had one promised son, but they continued to have faith, because they knew they were only visitors in this world. This is the greater faith, to continue to have faith until death even though the promise is not yet seen.
What do we pray to God for? A better life on this world or the city in Heaven? We must believe in what God prepares for us in the Heaven is much better. If we only look at what is in front of us, then we can never see what’s better ahead of us. When these heroes of faith in the Old Testament died, they didn’t know that Jesus was coming, but they knew the better life is in Heaven, they knew their faith were not yet fulfilled and they continued to believe.
Section Three V23-49 Have Faith in the God Who Receives Victory 信神必得勝
What is our focus? God has give us the great mission to preach the Gospel and tell everyone about Jesus, just like how Moses spent his life to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, the land of slavery. Moses also did not enter the Promised Land himself, but he was willing to give up on his life as a prince, lead the people out of slavery, and teach them the laws of God. This is the faith of Moses, which represents Jesus Christ, who is also a Prince, lowing His life to save all people.
By blood and by faith, our sins and transgressions can be forgiven, both in Moses’ time and in Jesus’ time. We are reminded today about this better promise of God, and when we have faith, God will save us out of the lives of slavery, to cross over the Red Sea and enter Promises Land.
Through this journey of faith, we might come across instructions from God and from our authority that don’t make sense. But by faith, if we can believe, if we can follow, if we can press on, then we can see the mountain moving miracles, even the great City of Jericho will fall!
The people in the past overcome difficulties and receive victory in God, they have received the promise of God. There are still a lot of people, having faith, but not yet receiving the promise of God. The world sees them in suffering and hardship, even until they die, but they believe in the better resurrection life. They knew their life on this world will fade away and they look forward to the blessings in Heaven.
All the testimonies are for us to also experience God by living the life of the faithful. Jesus has done His Work for us, so we can receive and we have the authority to overcome this world. When we really can see this better promise from God in Heaven, we will receive and we can live in Will of God on earth as it is in Heaven.
希伯来书 11 – 末世在信的人凡事都能
一、 v.1-7 信神必赏赐