Shall He find faith?
[Gen 6:8 KJV] 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Noah knew how to build an altar, obey God and follow His instructions, lets see... beyond persecution, along with overcoming his own faults, doubts, opinions and preach something he had never seen (rain & judgement in mass amount), build something he had never seen (an Ark) and prepare for something by all human reasoning seemed as far from "normal" as possible (a Flood) for about 120yrs, not just 1 or 2 months, years...but until the time came... Noah had faith..
[Eph 2:8 KJV] 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Saved through faith... faith in what?? Look at Abraham, Noah, Moses, David, Hebrews 11.. Faith in obeying God & His commandments, not just a law, but beyond the OT law..
[Rom 6:15 KJV] 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
How do you know what sin is without the law??
[Rom 5:12 KJV] 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Adam sinned? How did Adam sin if the "Law" wasn't written? He disobeyed the commandment of God... and did what he wasn't suppose to do..
[Mal 3:6 KJV] 6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
[Heb 13:8 KJV] 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
[Luk 6:46 KJV] 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
[Jas 2:18, 26 KJV] 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. ... 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also..
[Jas 1:22 KJV] 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
[1Jo 2:4 KJV] 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Abraham believed God. How?? by obeying Him.. he like Noah, built altars too, before Moses ever wrote the "law" down.
I've been called a "law keeper". Okay think about a little bit.
[1Ti 1:8 KJV] 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
The law states: Thou shalt not kill
Jesus took that commandment to the heart, thou shalt not hate
[Mat 5:21-22 KJV] 21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
The law is the action or outward show, Jesus took it to the heart the inward parts. Clean the inside as well as the outside of the cup.. [Mat 23:26 KJV] 26 [Thou] blind Pharisee, cleanse first that [which is] within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
I fulfill the law by cleaning the inside of hate, so the outside action is that I don't kill with my mouth or my hands.
If there isn't a "law" (sin is a transgression against the law), then there isn't a re-percussion from breaking the "law". So then what are you saving people from?
[Mat 5:17-20 KJV] 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
We are born in a sinful nature, doing our will verse God's will. God is love. He will allow you to come to an altar, acknowledge your sin and repent for it. You can come in dirty and leave clean. Eventually you will overcome those areas and stay clean in them. As a kid you played in dirt, but at an adult you don't play in dirt. When you first come to God you are filthy, but as you keeping coming and keep growing, you come in less and less dirty and more and more like Christ.
Abraham, Noah, Moses, David, Jesus, Peter, Paul, James and on and on did it, we can do it too.
Its time to put faith in action and come to an altar.
Submitted by: Tina Marie