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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: There are some names, in this chapter, which we should hardly have expected to see there, the characters mentioned having been so disfigured by serious faults, and flaws, and failings; but the distinguishing feature of faith was there in every instance, and especially in the case of Samson. “So on I go — not knowing, I would not if I might; I’d rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light; I’d rather walk by faith with him, than go alone by sight. Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. See this reward then; it pleases God, and that is reward enough far anyone of us. he knows!’”. It has never been so; for this, which was one of the greatest things that was ever done, — to leap from this life into another, and to overleap the grave altogether, — was only achieved “by faith.”. Embrace the promises, dear friends, and stretch out your hands by faith to hands that have gone before. The world was not made out of the world. The life of faith is wonderful, but so also is the walk of faith. for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae: of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. You are not past age, my brother. Hebrews 11:24-25. They have opportunity to return; but they have no wish to return. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel: and gave commandment concerning his bones. The facts about creation must be the subject of faith. He did not build a city. It was “by faith” that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain presented. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: There are some names, in this chapter, which we should hardly have expected to see there, the characters mentioned having been so disfigured by serious faults, and flaws, and failings; but the distinguishing feature of faith was there in every instance, and especially in the case of Samson. Hebrews 11:1. Where he may lead, I’ll follow, My trust in him repose: And every hour in perfect peace I’ll sing, ‘He knows! And what shall I more say? For he was ordered to be sacrificed. Hebrews 11:36-37. Next see faith’s safety. Hebrews 11:12. Hebrews 11:11-13. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Hebrews 11:21. So may it be! The SIMPLICITY of Devotion 8. May God’s grace always keep any of you from turning back; for it is to turn back unto perdition! Commentary on Hebrews 11:20-31 (Read Hebrews 11:20-31) Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, concerning things to come. We are constantly picking up the relics of them, but there is, blessed be the name of the Lord, “a city which hath foundations,” a city founded on eternal power, and we are on our way to that city, I hope. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel: and gave commandment concerning his bones. For by it the elder obtained a good report. Happy is the man or woman who believeth in God. Here is a dead man speaking. You must believe that God hears prayer. Hebrews 11:4. There have been many here in this house of prayer who have looked for this city, and they have gone to it. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Beloved, if we cannot get a translation as Enoch did, let us not be content without getting God’s good pleasure as he did. But that prayer which is accepted is prayer to a real God, of whom we are assured that he is. What wondrous faith this is! But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. He was evidently looking for one somewhere else. Here, again, you have the obedience of faith, taking God’s precepts and carrying them out. Hebrews 11:16. Amen. . a. There was a wondrous confidence in God in that weak, strong man, which though it does not excuse his faults, yet nevertheless puts him in the ranks of the believers. Hebrews 11:4. Spurgeon’s writings are now curated in a format that is tied directly to the biblical text. It is impossible, “if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance.” “If the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Each chapter, addressing smaller sections of Hebrews, also provides multiple illustrations used by Spurgeon in his sermons on the relevant texts. And that was good judgment, was it not? The Nature of Man - Dualistic or Holistic? The Immortality of the Soul: Men like to have everything laid down according to the rules of mathematical precision, but God desires them to exercise faith; and, therefore, he has not acted according to their wishes. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The Hiding of Moses by Faith. The most gorgeous ceremonies are as nothing in his sight; it is the faith of the heart which he accepts. It may be that you have never “quenched the violence of fire;” yet, often enough, it has been true of you that, by faith, “out of weakness” you have been “made strong.” Others —. This was one of the grandest achievements of faith. A strange mystery is the simple act of faith. 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By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. Study to show thyself approved . The best part of the report about them is, that they believed their God, and believed all that was revealed to them by his Word and his Spirit. Hebrews 11:16. She can sweep the house and seek diligently. Hebrews 11:22-23. Hebrews 11… By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son. Exhortations to various duties, and to be content with what Providence allots. Hebrews 11:32-35. Hebrews 11:39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, (NASB: Lockman). There were multitudes of others, beside those whom the apostle named, —. There have been many here in this house of prayer who have looked for this city, and they have gone to it. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. Though the grace of faith is of use always through our whole lives, it is especially so when we come to die. He that prays, believing that God will be found by him, shall not pray in vain. There sprung from one, and him as good as dead. Friend, hast thou this faith, or hast thou not? Hebrews 11:1-2: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Hebrews 11:5-6. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Hebrews 11:22. That which he makes us hunger for, is prepared. 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. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 11:1-2: The Visions of Faith: Bp. Hebrews 11:6. - Hal Licino, Why Modern Liberalism is Contrary to Christianity, Matthew 24 The End of the Holy City - Morrison Lee, Scripture Charts As Relates to the Second Coming, The Beast of Revelation Revealed - Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity, The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul, All the N.T. Hebrews 11:1-2: Things not Seen : Dean Vaughan. CONSIDER JESUS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll-Chart on right side. They have not come to it yet; nor will they as long as they are here below. There had been no such chapter for Abraham to read as that wonderful one, the fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle to Corinthians; and yet his faith seemed to have a revelation within itself. Perhaps there was no more childlike faith, in any man, than there was in him; who but a man full of faith would have hurled himself upon a thousand men with no weapon in his hand but the jawbone of an ass? It was also a figure or type of God’s offering up his well-beloved Son almost on the same spot. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them. It is not slavish fear. God bade Abraham go forth from his native land, he believed that God knew where he was to go though he did not himself know; so he left the direction of his wanderings entirely in the Lord’s hands, and obeyed, and “went out, not knowing whither he went.” We are not to ask for full knowledge before we will be obedient to the will of the Lord; but we are to obey God in the dark, even as Abraham did. Each chapter, addressing smaller sections of Hebrews, also provides multiple illustrations used by Spurgeon in his sermons on the relevant texts. Hebrews 11:7. Abraham, if he wanted to settle down, might have crossed once more the river, and gone back to Ur of Chaldees. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. The staff which had helped him so often in his early pilgrimage, the staff on which he leaned when he came back from the place of his wrestling, halting on his thigh. Here we find the names of many of the heroes of faith, and a brief record of some of the battles in which they fought and conquered. There was no pre-existent matter, the world was made by God’s word, so that prior to the things which are seen, there existed that which is not seen. Hebrews 11:6. He cannot lie. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, For there is a fear which comes of faith — a fear which is the strength of faith’s arms, by which it moves us into action. Here you have the expectation of faith. Hebrews 11:34-35. They are looking for a city, and he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:7. Faith and fear are very sweet companions, when the fear is filial fear, a holy dread of disobeying, God. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. He was a better man than Cain, and his offering was a better offering than Cain’s was; but at bottom here was the difference between the two brothers, Abel had faith, and Cain had none. They have not come to it yet; nor will they as long as they are here below. Hebrews 9:11-12. Clinging to a Counterfeit Cross - James P. Shelly w/ audio, A Treatise of Earthly-Mindedness - Jeremiah Burroughs. Hebrews 11:20-21. Oh! She hath an Ark even when God’s wrath sweeps all the rest away. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. He cannot come to a God who to his own mind is non-existent; he must believe that he is. Anyhow, faith shall be more than a match for the last enemy. Hebrews 11:1.Knowing that the believing Hebrews had been, and still were exposed to persecution on account of the gospel, and fearing lest they should be thereby cast down, and moved from their steadfastness, the apostle had endeavoured to support them in their adherence to Christ and his cause by suggesting the declaration whereby the prophet Habakkuk had directed and encouraged the Jews … Hebrews 11:15. The Christian & Politics: Has the Contemporary Church Become Obsessed With Political Solutions? Beloved, if we cannot get a translation as Enoch did, let us not be content without getting God’s good pleasure as he did. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. You must believe that God hears prayer. of Pharaoh’s daughter: Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season: Hebrews 11:26. Hebrews 11:24-26. God must keep his promise. He was evidently looking for one somewhere else. There was a wondrous confidence in God in that weak, strong man, which though it does not excuse his faults, yet nevertheless puts him in the ranks of the believers. By faith he adjourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: It is one of the great evidences of true faith for her to keep on, to continue, to abide, without any visible signs or tokens of what she knows is hers. There is no end to the blessing that faith can bestow upon others. Oh! A believing man can bless his children. Hebrews 11:8. Every man wants a country; and if we have not one beneath the stars, we seek it somewhere else. Faith puts her hand into God’s hand, and follows where he leads, with sweet contentment, knowing that, if she cannot see, God can, and he will not lead us wrong. They are still seeking a country. This entry was posted in New Park Street - Vol 3 and tagged hebrews 11, rahabs faith, sermon 119, spurgeon charles, young spurgeon sermon on February 5, 2019 by zachkispert. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. Here are the weapons of faith, the warfare of faith, with nothing but her ram’s horn trumpet she encompasses the giant walls of the city, and down they fall. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented: You have seen the works of faith and the sufferings of faith; now you see God’s estimate of faith. - Richard A. Wiedenheft, Immortality - The Gift Of God Through Faith In Jesus The Christ, Immortality or Resurrection of the Dead? Oh! 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Hudson, Thirty Questions For Teachers Of Eternal Torment, Universal Restoration Substituted for Eternal Torment - Froom. Your faces are heavenward today; keep them so. Hebrews 11:14. Others of us sit waiting here till our Lord’s dear hand shall beckon us, and his voice shall say, “Come up higher.” We are looking for the city. It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Lord, keep thy servants! But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. Do we not sometimes fail in this matter? What wonders faith can work. Yes, that it is; to have, by faith, preserved a holy character, in such a world of temptation as this, is a far grander achievement than to have conquered any number of kingdoms by force of arms. That is a rich word, they “embraced them.” They were far off, and yet faith brought them so near that they seemed to receive them to their hearts and feel the comfort of them. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country. He that prays, believing that God will be found by him, shall not pray in vain. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: What wondrous faith it was which sustained the saints under the awful tortures to which they were subjected! Hebrews 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon He was a better man than Cain, and his offering was a better offering than Cain’s was; but at bottom here was the difference between the two brothers, Abel had faith, and Cain had none. Hebrews 11:30. He counts the believing man to be far beyond the rest of mankind. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; Faith has conquered death itself, or else avoided it. Is that as great an exploit as subduing kingdoms? Hebrews 11:7-8. Study Hebrews 11 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. See this reward then; it pleases God, and that is reward enough far anyone of us. Why should I not? Scriptures Relating to the Second Coming, Apocalypse of the Gospels - Milton S. Terry, Commentary on Matthew 24 - J. Remember the doom of any that apostatize. They are not ashamed to be called God’s people, and he is not ashamed to be called their God. They were not evolved out of something else that existed before; evolution is a rank lie against revelation. Christ had not risen from the dead. It might be hundreds of years afterwards: but God had called him, and Abraham raised no question, but away he went. 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Morey - A Review by Edward Fudge, Martin Luther & William Tyndale On the State of the Dead, Near Death Experiences - Samuele Bacchiocchi. Hebrews 11:9-10. Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. Hebrews 11:4. Hebrews 11:10. All the godly of the olden time had a good report of God and of holy men as the result of their faith. Faith has its reasons. These all died in faith, not having received the promises. Hebrews 11:10. She is satisfied with God’s word. Hebrews 5 Resources. The Great Lie: What about the Immortal soul? By which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. Next we learn the obedience of faith. They were strangers and pilgrims here, and they sought a country elsewhere. Hebrews 11:11-13. What long arms faith has! Hebrews 11:5. After he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. Eternal Torment or Complete Annihilation? Hebrews 11:24-25. Does The Bible Provide an Adequate Answer to Suffering? Hebrews 11:29. 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