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Faith Exemplified

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What is FAITH?

Hebrews 11:1 AMP
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
FAITH Belief in that which has no tangible proof; trust in God.
Definition of Faith In the OT and NT, “faith” carries several meanings. It may mean simple trust in God or in the Word of God, and at other times faith almost becomes equivalent to active obedience. It may also find expression in the affirmation of a creedal statement.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary

The Knowledge of God

Paul opens his letter to the Ephesians with a blessing that praises God for His plan of election and redemption

God’s 5 Point Plan (Eph 1:3-14)
1. blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
2. chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless.
3. predestined us to adoption.
4. caused all wisdom and insight to abound in us.
5. sealed us the promised Holy Spirit.

32.32 σοφίαa, ας f: the capacity to understand and, as a result, to act wisely—‘to be prudent, wisdom.’ ἐν σοφίᾳ περιπατεῖτε πρὸς τοὺς ἔξω ‘act with wisdom toward those who are not believers’ Col 4:5.

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains 28.38 ἀποκαλύπτω; ἀποκάλυψις, εως

28.38 ἀποκαλύπτω; ἀποκάλυψις, εως f: (figurative extensions of meaning of ἀποκαλύπτω and ἀποκάλυψις ‘to uncover, to take out of hiding,’ not occurring in the NT) to cause something to be fully known—‘to reveal, to disclose, to make fully known, revelation.’

28.18 ἐπίγνωσιςb, εως f: the content of what is definitely known—‘what is known, definite knowledge, full knowledge, knowledge.’ μαρτυρῶ γὰρ αὐτοῖς ὅτι ζῆλον θεοῦ ἔχουσιν, ἀλλ’ οὐ κατ’ ἐπίγνωσιν ‘for I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but (their zeal is) not based on knowledge’ Ro 10:2.

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

Walking by Faith is a natural byproduct of the working of the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation that brings us into a deep, personal, intimate Knowledge of Yahweh.

How will you begin to enter into a deeper intimacy with God?
Will you start by committing to a daily Advent devotional time?
Will you join our “Sacred Rhythms” Study Group?
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