There are many times we are told when we will lose our salvation when we have unbelief. May I encourage you from the story of Moses. If we read the account in Exodus, we see Moses fleeing the wrath of Pharaoh after he killed an Egyptian. Exodus tells that he left in fear. In fear. Yet in Hebrews 11 we are told this:
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
Have you ever wondered why this is so?
So, did Moses leave in fear or faith? The question we should be asking ourselves is whose faith is Hebrews 11 is talking about? Moses’ or someone else? The answer lies in chapter 12.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Dear friends, are you not encouraged? God chooses to see our fears through the filter of the faith of Christ. He sees the faith of his Son as the justification of our fears. Constantly we are taught if we don’t have enough faith, God cannot bless, God cannot heal, God cannot save.
Moses proved that Jesus’ faith overcame his fear. When God looked at his unbelief through the cross, God saw the faith of His Son, and credited Moses with faith. Today, when you look at your situation, do you see fear when you have a terrible diagnosis? Do you see fear when someone tells you, you will never have children or that your child will die in your womb? That your house will be repossessed? That your business in going down the drain?
It’s ok. In your fears, God looks at Jesus and see faith instead of fear. You see, God wants to bless, He is literally dying to bless you. In fact He died to bless you. He will do anything to bless you. If faith is missing, let me speak of my Father’s heart, just let Him, even when you think you don’t believe in Him anymore, or that you just can’t because you are paralyzed by fear.
In Moses’ fear, Jesus provided faith. In the absence of faith, His Son provided the faith. In your absence of faith, God will look for an excuse to bless, to heal, to save and to deliver you. Look into His heart and not your mind. God loves you, He will look for an excuse to bless you.
Look at the man who was lowered down from the room who had no faith. Jesus used the excuse of the faith of his friends. When Lazarus died, He prayed aloud and said His Father hears him all the time, and people’s hopes were raised. He conjured faith. When Malchus’ ear was cut, Jesus healed him without him asking and without even requesting for faith. Where was faith in that situation?
“Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?””
It was the faith that Jesus had. In His Father. His faith.
So dear friends, if you can’t muster the faith to believe in the miracle, believe God loves you, believe Jesus’ love for you. Believe that His Faith is enough. The law says you must love with all your heart. Grace tells you all you need is to believe in your heart. Notice the word “all” is not in Romans 10:9-10. It just says believe. Unlike the law, you do not need faith in “all” your heart. God will provide the “all”. The only person who believes with “all” his heart is Jesus. It is His faith that wins God’s favour. It is His faith that pleases God (Heb 11:6).
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Your saviour is here. He is the author and perfecter of your faith. Look to him!
Celebrating Jesus and the wonderful Grace of God
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