Faith vs. you

Today were gonna look at Hebrews 11:25. To gain a bit of context, we will look at verse 24 first.  “It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” Chapter 11 of Hebrews is most commonly called, “The Hall of Faith”. It goes through people such as Abraham, Sarah(his wife), Noah, Rahab, and plenty of other very important figures in the Old Testament. The Author displays how by faith, God used these men and women in radical ways. Today we are going to be talking about Moses, and how by faith God used him mightily.

Moses grew up as an Egyptian and as son of Pharaoh’s daughter. The privileges of being apart of Pharaoh’s family would be amazing. You would have rank, power, pleasure, and wealth. Anything that Moses wanted he could have until the day he died! But he did not chose the fleeting pleasures of sin. Moses saw his people, being beaten, spit upon, mocked, and mistreated. It was by faith that He chose to be identified with God’s people, and not Pharaoh’s household. “and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.”(Hebrews 11:25). Moses saw the people of the One True God being hurt, mocked, and mistreated. And rather than enjoying the hedonistic lifestyle of the Egyptians and all of their sinful pleasures, he suffered with God’s people by faith in God.

Now how could Moses know that this is exactly what Christ would tell His people to do? Moses lived 1500 hundred years before Christ, and Moses tells of the Lord in all of His actions. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.”(Matthew 16:24). That displays Moses perfectly. He denied himself. He said to himself, “Self, i consider you dead and gone; you have been put upon the cross; crucified. I will suffer with my brothers and my sisters. For I identify myself with Christ, not you oh crucified thief, hang there till dead.” That took power. Moses could not have denied himself solely upon his strength, no; he trusted in YAWEH, the God of above all Gods. He had the power of the Holy Spirit.

Since we have been crucified with Christ, we do not live, but Christ lives IN us (by the Holy Spirit). This life that we now live is by FAITH (trust) in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself up for us. (Galatians 2:20). Trust in Jesus today. Ask Him to give you greater faith than Moses, and ask Him to fill you with the Holy Spirit until He controls you; then, self will finally be dead and gone. If we indeed reckon ourselves crucified with God, ourselves will die. Christ died upon thew cross, and so do ourselves. It will hurt, be bloody, and horrendous, but you will die. And once you died you will rise as Christ has risen. You will resurrect into glory in a new body as Christ has done. But this can only be done by the power of our God; The Holy Spirit. He is the one who kills ourselves and our sin. It is His strength that strengthens us, His Living Water that quenches our souls, His breathe of Life that permits us to breathe in, and out. We need Him!

I will end this post with Luke 11:13: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” The Father is awaiting for you to ask Him to fill you up with Himself, but are you going to receive? Friends, we need Him . Receive Him into your hearts today, and God will pour Himself into you heart today.

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