9-24-2017 ““OUR FIRST STEP OF FAITH!” part2, Hebrews 11:8

Is your definition of “faith” as simple as a religion or religious person/person who believes in God?  If so, you will be very surprised at how the Scriptures define faith.

In this weeks study Bro. Leo continues our study of the Biblical definition of faith by looking at the Biblical use of faith.

The first step of our faith is hearing and listening to the voice of God (Rom. 10:17). In Romans 10:17 the word “word” is translated from the Greek word “rhēma” which means a word spoken or a word uttered, it is not translated from the Greek word “logos” which means the written word of God.

Faith works one specific event, decision and action at a time.  Abraham was told by God to leave his home(one event).  Abraham decided to listen to God(one decision).  Abraham departed from his home(one action) Heb. 11:8, Gen. 12:1,4.  Noah was told by God to build an ark(one event).   Noah decided to listen to God(one decision).  Noah built the ark(one action) Heb. 11:7.

Faith is a supernatural ability to hear God and understand what He wants us to do(from last weeks study).  As Christians we  should be making decisions and actions strictly based on what God leads us to do (Rom.1:17, 2Cor.5:7).

Every true Christian(born again), through faith, has been given the ability through faith to hear God and understand His will for us(Rom.10:17,14-15).  The only way we can know what God wants us to do in any specific event is to hear Him(1Cor.2:10-13,16).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Heb 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

2Co 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

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