THAT I MAY KNOW HIM(Phil.3:10)!
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Theme: The Call To Righteousness(1Cor.15:34)!
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FAITH AS AN ANTIDOTE TO AN UNJUST WORLD!
(Est.1:1-,Hab,2:4,Rom.1:27,Gal.3:11,Heb.10:38)
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Welcome back, and may God grant you more Grace to SAY NO in any area of your life that's yet to submit,IJN, Amen!

From the Old to the New Testament, FAITH has been,and will always be God's uncompromising STANCE. That is,if you must worship Him,it has to be in FAITH or forget it!

"The just shall live by FAITH",is a common theme throughout the Scriptures. Faith is a Supernatural phenomenon in the Bible. Infact, it's the foundation and bedrock of Christianity.

But,just how easy is it, for the JUST to live by FAITH in an UNJUST WORLD? This is our focus in this study, for without FAITH,we can't please GOD! Scriptures say,to everyone is dished some measure of faith,but can that *measure* sustain us in a world so drawn away from its Creator?

Hebrews 11, gives us a very lucid context of what FAITH is...(paraphrased),simply acting like it's so, even when it isn't,in order that it might be so, just because God said so. FAITH takes you beyond the limit of your logic, reasoning and senses.It is believing that God is telling the TRUTH!

Now, to practice faith as a believer in a world pitted against God,the OWNER of FAITH,is certainly a test of will. This is the situation Esther and Mordecai found themselves in Shushan. Just like our today, it's a battle between those who know God and those who don't.

Everyday in our lives as believers,we are always under pressure to compromise our faith in various ways and means! In the community, schools,offices, churches, business world, and even in the family circle,we are denied our rights just to provoke our faith in God.While some of these pressures aren't quite intentional,a greater percentage of them are premeditated... that's they are done to us to incite us to observe if we will breach our beliefs as christians.

Look at the circumstances that led to Esther's queenship, and the attendant implications.In Shushan, Esther and her uncle Mordecai were living as slaves in a foreign land.God gave them up to their enemies as a consequence of their disobedience. They were the just living by faith in an unjust environment. But you know what, like most of us would have done,they never forgot whom they were(God's covenanted children),and lived as such, even in a heathen land!

As you may have observed as a Practicing Believer,not a "shelf believer", the paradise of the pagans is always fraught with troubles. The proud King was overdrunk by his immense empire, and to prove it, ordered his queen,Vatshi to come over and display her beauty...this is the sorts of reveling vanities always present in paganistic gatherings. An equally vain and proud Vatshi disobeyed the prideful king.

The cloud thickened and darkened. How dare she? Men are now going to be humiliated and subdued by their wives. That was the interpretation. And so,Esther who knew God was thrusted into the convocation of those who know not God.How did she fare? She compromised in the palace? No, not at all!
THAT I MAY KNOW HIM(Phil.3:10)! <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Theme: The Call To Righteousness(1Cor.15:34)! <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> FAITH AS AN ANTIDOTE TO AN UNJUST WORLD! (Est.1:1-,Hab,2:4,Rom.1:27,Gal.3:11,Heb.10:38) ******************************************** Welcome back, and may God grant you more Grace to SAY NO in any area of your life that's yet to submit,IJN, Amen! From the Old to the New Testament, FAITH has been,and will always be God's uncompromising STANCE. That is,if you must worship Him,it has to be in FAITH or forget it! "The just shall live by FAITH",is a common theme throughout the Scriptures. Faith is a Supernatural phenomenon in the Bible. Infact, it's the foundation and bedrock of Christianity. But,just how easy is it, for the JUST to live by FAITH in an UNJUST WORLD? This is our focus in this study, for without FAITH,we can't please GOD! Scriptures say,to everyone is dished some measure of faith,but can that *measure* sustain us in a world so drawn away from its Creator? Hebrews 11, gives us a very lucid context of what FAITH is...(paraphrased),simply acting like it's so, even when it isn't,in order that it might be so, just because God said so. FAITH takes you beyond the limit of your logic, reasoning and senses.It is believing that God is telling the TRUTH! Now, to practice faith as a believer in a world pitted against God,the OWNER of FAITH,is certainly a test of will. This is the situation Esther and Mordecai found themselves in Shushan. Just like our today, it's a battle between those who know God and those who don't. Everyday in our lives as believers,we are always under pressure to compromise our faith in various ways and means! In the community, schools,offices, churches, business world, and even in the family circle,we are denied our rights just to provoke our faith in God.While some of these pressures aren't quite intentional,a greater percentage of them are premeditated... that's they are done to us to incite us to observe if we will breach our beliefs as christians. Look at the circumstances that led to Esther's queenship, and the attendant implications.In Shushan, Esther and her uncle Mordecai were living as slaves in a foreign land.God gave them up to their enemies as a consequence of their disobedience. They were the just living by faith in an unjust environment. But you know what, like most of us would have done,they never forgot whom they were(God's covenanted children),and lived as such, even in a heathen land! As you may have observed as a Practicing Believer,not a "shelf believer", the paradise of the pagans is always fraught with troubles. The proud King was overdrunk by his immense empire, and to prove it, ordered his queen,Vatshi to come over and display her beauty...this is the sorts of reveling vanities always present in paganistic gatherings. An equally vain and proud Vatshi disobeyed the prideful king. The cloud thickened and darkened. How dare she? Men are now going to be humiliated and subdued by their wives. That was the interpretation. And so,Esther who knew God was thrusted into the convocation of those who know not God.How did she fare? She compromised in the palace? No, not at all!
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