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Faith and the Christian Believer

Faith and the Christian Believer



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The believer lives by faith trusting in the Divine Providence of God knowing that "...no weapon formed against them shall prosper...". ( Isaih ! verse # $. %iving a life of submission the desire of the believer is to do that which is pleasing unto the %ord.The believer walks with God.( &mos ' verse #$. The believer abides in the ord of God and is )uickened by the )uickening power of the ord of God.&nointed by the ord of God* living a life of faith *the believer triumphs over all trials and afflictions. ( +ebrews  verse  to !, $.Prayer is central in the life of the believer that centres their life around the ord of God.The believer desires that God-d ingdom be established on earth " ...as it is in heaven...." ( /atthew 0 verse , 12$.The believer walks with God and signs and wonders follow them in accordance with /ark 0 verse 0 to 3 $4 "...
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. o then after the !ord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of "od....#
The effectual fervent prayer of righteous man availeth much. (1ames  verse 0 $. The believer worships God in the beauty of +oliness in spirit and in truth. ( 1ohn ! verse 5! $. The life of the believer "... is hid with 6hrist in God ...." .( 6olossians ' verse '$. The &postle Paul said 4 "...
I am crucified with $hrist% nevertheless I live; yet not I, but $hrist liveth in me% and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the on of "od, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of "od% for if righteousness come by the law, then $hrist is dead in vain....# & "alatians ' verse '( to ') *+ -.The believer on confession of his or her faith in the !ord +esus $hrist is baptised in the  ame of the !ord +esus $hrist the /ible way by immersion. & Acts ' verse 01 and 2) *+ -% #...ow when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto 3eter and to the rest of the apostles, 4en and brethren, what shall we do5 Then 3eter said unto them, 6epent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of +esus $hrist for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy "host. 7or the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the !869 our "od shall call. And with many other words did he testify and e:hort, saying, ave yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized% and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls....#.+esus is !ord. The ord of "od has the preminence.The believer has submitted #... unto "od...# and has resisted the devil ,and the devil has fled from them.& +ames 2 verse 1-.<es the devil is terrified of true believers= The gates of hell, the counsels of hell , the reasonings and deliberations and wicked schemes of hell cannot prevail against the church of the !iving "od= & ee 4atthew )> verse )? -.#...If we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him %....# & ' Timothy ' verse )) -. In $hrist +esus we are a new creation #....old things have passed away, all things have  become new.....# &' $orithians @ verse )1 -.The believer is identified with the life , death and ressurrection of the !ord +esus $hrist.The believer knows that they are in a spiritual warfare.The believer knows #....they wrestle not against flesh and blood, but agint principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places...# & phesians > verse )' -.#..7or though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh% &7or the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through "od to the pulling down of strong holds;- $asting down imaginations, and every high thing that e:alteth itself against the knowledge of "od, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of $hrist;.......# &' $orinthians )( verses 0 to @ -.
(The cross of the %ord 1esus 6hrist is central to the life of every true believer in the Gospel of the ingdom."...
hen +esus came into the coasts of $aesarea 3hilippi, he asked his disciples, saying, hom do men say that I the on of man am5 And they said, ome say that thou art +ohn the /aptist% some, lias; and others, +eremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, /ut whom say ye that I am5 And imon 3eter answered and said, Thou art the $hrist, the on of the living "od. And +esus answered and said unto him, /lessed art thou, imon /arBona% for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my 7ather which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art 3eter, and upon this rock I will  build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven% and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be  bound in heaven% and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was +esus the $hrist. 7rom that time forth began +esus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto +erusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then 3eter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, /e it far from thee, !ord% this shall not be unto thee. /ut he turned, and said unto 3eter, "et thee behind me, atan% thou art an offence unto me% for thou savourest not the things that be of "od, but those that be of men. Then said +esus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 7or whosoever will save his life shall lose it% and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 7or what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul5 or what shall a man give in e:change for his soul5 7or the on of man shall come in the glory of his 7ather with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. erily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the on of man coming in his kingdom.....# &4atthew )> verse )0 to '? -.
"....The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness 7but unto those which are saved it is the power of God...." (  6orinthians  verse 3 12 $.The study of the tabernacle planis a full study . 8riefly it shines a light on 6hristian worship. In the tabernacle plan of worship in the old testament* a bra9en altar was placed on the entrance gate.the sacrificial flesh had to be consumed to ashes .The bra9en altar was a place of  :udgement. ".....;o flesh should glory in +is Presence..." ( I 6orinthians  verse 5< 12 $.The brass speaks of :udgement. "...The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through  :esus 6hrist our %ord..." ( =omans 0 verse 5' $ " .........&ll have sinned and come short of the Glory of God........." ( =omans ' verse 5' 12 $.The ministering Priests in the >ld Testament tabernacle of worship placed the sacrifice on the altar. ?or a more in depth study on the Tabernacle see studies on the internet such as 4 http4@@www.bibleplaces.com@tabernacleAmodel.htmBgclidC6/%3/T5upc6?Et6/&odFm1nT& http4@@www.watton.org@studiesstories@tab@
In the ;ew Testament * the apostle Paul says "...I die daily..." (  6orinthians  verse ' 12$.The bra9en laver dish allowed the ministering priests to see a reflection of themselves. The ord of ( Psalms  verse  12 $ God is a mirror ./an is born in ini)uity and comes into the world speaking lies. & man born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble...." ( 1ob ! verse $. /an is born in sin and guilty of sin in need of a Haviour. "...
/ut be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 7or if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass% 7or he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. /ut whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed....#
( 1ames  verse 55 to 5 12 $ .The preaching of the word washes the hearers of the ord. " ...;ow you are clean through the ord I have spoken unto you...." ( 1ohn  verse ' $. "...That +e might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word..." ( phesians  verse 50 12 $.The bra9en altar and bra9en laver dish were both in the outer tabernacle court.In the tabernacle of holiness the golden candlestick speaks of the seven church ages ( =evelation  verse 3 to 5, 12 $4 "....
I am Alpha and 8mega, the beginning and the ending, saith the !ord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I +ohn, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of +esus $hrist, was in the isle that is called 3atmos, for the word of "od, and for the testimony of +esus $hrist. I was in the pirit on the !ordCs day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, aying, I am Alpha and 8mega, the first and the last% and, hat thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto phesus, and unto myrna, and unto 3ergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto ardis, and unto 3hiladelphia, and unto !aodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And  being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the on of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the  paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars% and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword% and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, 7ear not; I am the first and the last% I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.rite the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches% and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches...#.The golden candlestick was made of beaten gold. gold speaks of the character of "od. the  beaten gold speaks of the suffering church persecuted throughout the esven church ages. The same oil that flowed in the first branch flowed in all the candlestick branches. the oil speaks of the baptism and anointing of the Holy "host. The $hurch is the #...!ight of the world....# &4atthew @ verse )2 *+-. The light of the candlestick shone on the table of shewbread. The light illuminated the bread. The unleavened bread speaks of the pure unadulterated word of "od. The "olden altar of incense speaks of the prayers of the saints.The ark of the covenant

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