Friday, 11 July 2014

Whose faith?

Yo, listen to this:

Heb 12:2 says: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."

How does Faith look?

There is a start and a finish to your faith.

There is also a Person involved here concerning your Faith.

We have been called to finish a race ... not by our own strength or courage or faith, but by the faith of Jesus. Our faith may be lacking, but His faith is complete and whole.  He created by faith, healed by faith,  endured the cross by faith. Rose by faith. Ascended by faith. Intercedes for us by faith right now!

Whose faith?

His faith!

He IS Faith!

... and therefore we can.

How? Why?

Because He is our Faith!

We don't need more of our own faith. We need Him (His faith). We need Jesus, the Alpha and Omega of our faith.  The Aleph and the Tav of our faith! ... the unfailing Faith ... the perfect Faith living right inside us! HalleluYAH!

The Captain of my Faith

Note how beautifully Adam Clark says it:

The author and finisher of faith, translated here author, signifies, in general, captain or leader, or the first inventor of a thing. But the reference seems to be here to the βραβευς, or judge in the games, whose business it was to admit the contenders, and to give the prize to the conqueror. Jesus is here represented as this officer; every Christian is a contender in this race of life, and for eternal life. The heavenly course is begun under Jesus; and under him it is completed. He is the finisher, by awarding the prize to them that are faithful unto death [His death] [He is the Prize!]. Thus he is the author or the judge under whom, and by whose permission and direction, according to the rules of the heavenly race, they are permitted to enter the lists, and commence the race, and he is the finisher, the perfecter, by awarding and giving the prize [He is the Prize] which consummates the combatants at the end of the race. [We are the joy set before Him!]

No looking back

Who, for the joy that was set before him - The joy of fulfilling the will of the Father, in tasting death for every man and having endured the cross and despised the shame of this ignominious death, He is set down at the right hand of God, ever appearing in the presence of God for us, and continuing his exhibition of himself as our Sacrifice, and his intercession as our Mediator.

Let me contemplate ...

Now that I think of it ... we already have Perfect Faith ...

The only thing that should happen is we should take Him up on His Free Gift (Perfect Faith) and allow Him to work trough us - to rule in line with His will when He created us - that is for us to rule on this earth. To rule in the intimacy of His Grace, to the Glory of the Word of His Power!

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