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Day Thirty-Eight


Force of Power:

The Drawing Power of Faith


“[Urged on] by faith the people crossed the Red Sea as [though] on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to do the same thing they were swallowed up [by the sea].”  Heb 11:29 Amp



          There is no ability to counterfeit true faith.  The substance of true faith has no counterpart in this or any other realm — so the enemy cannot whip up his own dastardly corrupted counterfeit version.  It simply cannot come into being.  That is why the Egyptians were swallowed up by the Red Sea.  They lacked true faith – because faith arises from a belief that God is, and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him.  True faith in God would have taken the Egyptians across the Red Sea on dry ground – just like the Hebrews coming out of captivity – except that they didn’t have it.  That’s because true faith always draws us to God, draws us to seek, draws us to follow, draws us to know, draws us to receive.  Faith – as an incredible force of God — draws us!  So when the Egyptians tried to do what the Hebrews did in crossing over – they died.  In a very elementary sense, having no faith is like being dead.

          In Matthew 22:32, Jesus identifies God the Father as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He says He is “… not the God of the dead but of the living!” In Luke, two angels asked of the women looking for Jesus at His tomb, “Why do you look for the living among [those who are] dead?” (Lk 24:5)  The angels tell the women that Jesus is not there – He has risen!

          From 1Corinthians Chapter 13 we see that three things will remain – faith, hope, and love: the greatest of these being love.  These are substances that come from Jesus, and are components of His Kingdom.  They fill us, they anchor us, and they change us.  They make it possible for us to move from glory to glory as we seek the Lord through His word.  They are a force of God’s Kingdom and they cannot be destroyed.  They are potent with life and the power of God.

          In the days ahead, and even now – there will be shakings.  In the beginning when God began establishing His Presence with the Hebrews His voice shook the earth at Mount Sinai.  The people cried out in terror.  But there is a promise that in the days ahead He will once again not only shake the earth, but the heavens as well!  Hebrews 12:27 explains that this future shaking will be the removal and transformation of all that can be shaken.  That is so the things that cannot be shaken will remain.  Only three things cannot be shaken as they are in and of Christ.  Those three things are faith, hope, and love.

          This season is the time to reflect where and what you stand upon.  If you are not standing on the Rock (Christ) – if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you stand on shifting sand.  This is not a good place to be when the shaking starts.  But more than just because you will be secure in Him, I recommend you come to know Jesus now.  He is worth every thought you can direct towards Him.  His is your Creator, Lord, and King. Beyond any future security – don’t waste another moment not knowing Him.  No one is more worth it than He. 



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