Faith and Humility is the root of spiritual life

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Faith and Humility is the root of spiritual life

Faithfrom the Scriptures
God has given us many good and bad examples in the Scriptures, in this connection. A wise man will learn from all of them. .But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him
Enoch and Noah
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, 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 .Hebrews :11.7
Enoch and Noah are the first two preachers mentioned in the Bible, and they both walked in faith with God. Noah supported himself and his family, and served the Lord. He had to put in extra hours of work and sales all his property to earn the money needed to build the ark; but he did that gladly.
Most Christian workers feel that if they do God’s work, someone else must pay them for that! For their children’s education or to buy a gold chain to satisfy their wife they never expect anything from other, but Noah didn’t think like faith.. If, as Jesus said, the last days are going to be evil like in Noah’s time, then God must be needing many Noahs in the last days too – men who, like the apostle Paul, support themselves and serve the Lord..

It was God who shut the door of the ark, not Noah. God will also shut the door of salvation one day when the time is up for entering God’s kingdom. Please take care dear friend.. Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Gen. 22.1-14
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Hebrew. 11.17. For we walk by faith, not by sight 2. Corin..5:7.

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham .Galatian 3-7 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints. Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

.(Galati. 3.6) and he was called the Friend of God. 2 Chr. 20.7
Abraham never grabbed the good land, when there was a conflict between his servants and Lot’s servants. He allowed Lot to choose first. Lot immediately grabbed the better land (Gen.13:10), but suffered greatly as a result. Abraham gave up his rights. So God gave Abraham all the land through his faith on him. Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Gen. 22.1-14.
Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Per’izzites, and the Hivites, and the Jeb’usites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, (Ex.3:16-17). The land of the Canaanites..

God made two promises to the elders of Israel in Egypt: “I will bring you out of the land of Egypt and into the land of the Canaanites.” But only the first one was fulfilled and the second was not fulfilled. None of those elders entered Canaan – because they did not respond in faith when the time came to enter Canaan (Numbers 13). God’s promises are not fulfilled, until we respond in faith.

God’s promise and our faith are like two side of coin. . You may hear about God’s promise and understand it. But it is only when your faith reaches out and says, “Yes, I believe that will be fulfilled in my life,” that the promise will be fulfilled. At the borders of Canaan, only Joshua and Caleb believed God’s promise, and so only they entered the promised land..
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. Number 12.7 And Moses verily was faithful in his entire house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after Hebrew 3.5. But, none of those elders entered Canaan – because they did not respond in faith when the time came to enter Canaan.

.”Not a man of this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your forefathers, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly.” Deuteronomy1:34-36
David never grabbed the kingdom from Saul, even though God had anointed David as king. God tested David for many years, on this very point. But not once would David grab the kingdom. He waited for God to give it to Him with faith on God. And God gave it to him, at the right time. Hence .he said that..
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.pas.27.13 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: Pas116.10 But, Absalom however was different.

He was jealous of his father David’s popularity and worked shrewdly and cleverly behind his back and “stole away the hearts of the men of Israel” from his father (2 Sam.15:16). Then he drove his father out and became king. But God brought his kingdom to a quick Our elder Brother And our Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in his entire house Hebrew 3.2. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. Mark 11-12 and he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace luck 7-50. Jesus never schemed or grabbed.

He never flattered people to earn their support. He never compelled people to join His group. His attitude at all times was, “All that the Father gives me SHALL come to Me” (John 6:37). He did not have a lust to disciple large numbers, or to have many people in his “church”. He was satisfied with the few whom the Father had given him. All of us too should be satisfied with “those whom the Father gives us”.
Jesus drew people. He never dragged them or grabbed them. He said, “If I am lifted up, I will draw men to Myself” (Jn.12:32).

We too are called to lift up the crucified Christ and thus to draw people to Him. But only a crucified man can lift up a crucified Christ properly. A man whose hands are nailed to the cross cannot grab or drag anyone!! He can only draw!! The problem in Christendom today is that uncrucified people are trying to lift up a crucified Christ.

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness Ttitus1.1 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Ephes;2.8 May the Lord help us to keep our faces in the dust and to learn His ways end.
Faith without works
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. James: 2:14-24.For any coin is to be value only if it’s value is identified. If there is no mark of the value then it is not a value one. Faith without work is also like that meaning less only.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honour and God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble. James 4:6 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8

In king Ahab life willingness to Receive Correction.
King Ahab to satisfy his wife do many things against the God. Then God’s judgement came. During the conversation Ahab said to Elijah, “So you have found me, my enemy!”. “I have found you,” he answered, “because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. He says, ‘I am going to bring disaster on you.

I will wipe out your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel—slave or free. I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have aroused my anger and have caused Israel to sin.’ “And also concerning Jezebel the Lord says: ‘Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of[b] Jezreel.’ “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.

There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord drove out before Israel.
When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.” 1 king21
Solomon’s life unwillingness to Receive Correction
King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.”

Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.

So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done. On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.

The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the Lord’s command. So the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.

Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son. Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.” Hence the Holy sprit reject his name of believer in the new testament.
All of the above, Solomon not willing to humble and unwillingness to Receive Correction. As well as Solomon’s son, King Rehoboam sought popularity with the young people in his land and did not listen to the counsel of his elders. This was what led to the division of Israel.
In the king A Manasseh life willingness to Receive Correction
He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. So the Lord brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.

In his distress he sought the favour of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord is God.
In the life of Ammon King of Judah, unwillingness to Receive Correction
Ammon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done. Ammon worshiped and offered sacrifices to all the idols Manasseh had made.

But unlike his father Manasseh, he did not humble himself before the Lord; Ammon increased his guilt. Ammon’s officials conspired against him and assassinated him in his palace. Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Ammon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place. That’s his entire end.

In the life of Belshazzar King ,unwillingness to Receive Correction
Nebuchadnezzar was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.
“But, Belshazzar, have not humbled himself, though he knew all this. Instead, he have set himself up against the Lord of heaven. Heu had the goblets from his temple brought to him, and he and his nobles, his wives and his concubines drank wine from them. He praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But he did not honour the God who holds in his hand his life and all his ways. Therefore God sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
“This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin
“Here is what these words mean:
Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom. That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
May the Lord help us to understand the God’s plan for us. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen
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