More Excellent Faith

Heb 11:22Heb 11:22
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. made...: or, remembered  

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By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

There are different measures and quality of faith. There is faith like a mustard seed. There is uncommon faith like the faith of the woman who was called a dog. There is faith to bless our children to be what they must be even when the circumstances oppose the blessing. But there is a more excellent faith which sees beyond our physical existence beyond the curtains of death into eternity. Joseph had a faith that saw through centuries of bondage to a deliverance that was far into the future. He saw the promised land and gave a commandment concerning it.

There is a faith that causes us to act as though we are children of eternity. A faith that looks beyond what the world can ever give to another existence in which all tears will be wiped off. A faith that makes mention of a rapture that amuses some great theologians …that declares a millennium that seems so far removed from today’s realities. Most will ask you to live for today or at least for what you will receive on this earth. But Joseph’s faith extended beyond this earthly realm … he saw a departing …he saw a promised land.

What do you see? Faith to receive for yourself? Faith to bless yourself? Faith to bless your children for the future? Faith beyond your life time? Faith beyond even this side of existence into eternity? Faith that sees the eternal city …the invisible city …Heavenly Jerusalem… a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God?

Heb 11:8Heb 11:8
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

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.  

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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. 9 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: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Seek growth in faith and expansion of faith more than you seek financial wealth.

Song.
And once again the scene was changed;
New earth there seemed to be;
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea;
The light of God was on its streets,
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter,
And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Sing for the night is o’er!
Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna for evermore!.

Prayer: Lord, expand my faith to see beyond the night… to see the Holy City – lighted of God. Amen

The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa

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Faith in God

Heb 11:21Heb 11:21
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.  

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By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

The most important and critical currency of the saint is faith and not dollars or pounds sterling. The enemy really does not need to attack your finances or even your health if he knows that your faith will still stand. Immediately Satan knows your faith will not be moved by loss or gains of that which is material …then he leaves that territory and finds something else. It is what we do by faith that is most potent in the kingdom and no not what we do by sight.

There is a difference when we bless based on what we can see and do and when we bless based on faith in God. The more unlikely and impossible the situation, the greater the glory and more of faith is required …and God’s will and unmatchable victories are best seen in scenarios of faith. Faith is important. Faith is a weapon … even when it is as small as a mustard seed …it will move mountains.

Joshua was told everywhere his feet touches belongs to Him … Abraham was told everywhere he could see would belong to Him … some received immediately what they believed … and others believed as well in the invisible elements of their possessions … they believed in Heaven and sought a better resurrection i.e. to be raptured first among the dead before the living. God is pleased by our faith. Whatever happens to you which will increase your faith is a good thing. Pray for more faith. Guard your faith. Protect the faith you have by reading the word, hiding the word in your heart and by doing the works of faith to reinforce your capacity to trust God.

Remember the woman who was called a dog, but who said … even dogs can find crumbs to satisfy them. Faith answered when life taunted and mocked her. Jesus said He had never seen such faith. The best genre of faith comes in the winter seasons. When we are unable to stand when things are very tough … it means we really had less than little faith that can move mountains. May God help our faith.

Song.
Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy
Whenever we hear that glorious Word!

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers, we will strive
To win all nations unto Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
We all shall then be truly free.

Faith of our fathers, we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife;
And preach Thee, too, as love knows how
By kindly words and virtuous life.

Prayer: Lord, Increase my Faith. Help my Faith. Strengthen my faith. Amen

The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa

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