Church of Jesus EM

Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Precious Faith


God is worthy(Ps 92:8). 
His being is worthy and 
He is surrounded by those who are worthy. 

Faith is discovering this fact and loving His worthiness and 
The life of this faith is selling one’s treasure and trading it with His worthiness to be his own. 

“Worthy” refers to something that is high of value. 
In the world it is: 
1. Something that does not change; 
2. Something that is strong; and 
3. Precious stone that is iridescent, that has luminous colors. 
It is also used as the symbol or the measurement of one’s wealth. 
In the spiritual heaven is the throne adorned with precious stones. 
Its street is of pure gold and 
Only those wearing crowns adorned with precious stones enter it(Ez 28:13; Rev 21:11-24). 

In spite of the fact that he was made for the throne to be worthy, 
Luciel(the luminous archangel) attempted to become worthy himself. 
Consequently, he became Satan and was 
Cast down into Sheol, the darkness(Is 14:12-15). 

Deceived by Satan, i.e., the devil, 
Adam wanted to be like God(Ge 3:4-6), and 
As a result, he was banished from the Garden of Eden, which was 
Surrounded by all types of precious stones(Ge 2:11). 

When God brought the Israelites out of Egypt after 430 years of slavery, 
He let them take possession of all jewels of Egypt and put them on their children(Ex 3:22) for 
This was the beginning of His work to 
Deliver all men from their slavery under the devil and 
Make them sons of the Most High(Is 43:4). 

With those jewels, God had them build the sanctuary in the desert(Ex 25:3-8) and 
Also adorn the tunic, the ephod and the breastplate of the priests(Ex 28:4) because 
God dwells among the worthy. 

Jesus said, “Destroy the temple and I will raise it again in three days”(Jn 2:19-12), and 
Angered the Jews who eventually led Him to death(Mt 26:61-66) for 
The temple was their national treasure, if not their idol(Jdg 8:27; 1Sa23, 30). 
What He meant, however, was that 
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body, 
He would reveal that He is the worthy One(Jn 2:21). 

He is the Word that became flesh, 
The glory of the Only Begotten Son(Jn 1:14). 
To those who believe Him, He is a precious stone, 
While to those who do not, He is the stone the builders rejected(1Pe 2:7). 

As He died, Jesus said, “It is finished”(Jn 19:30), declaring that He: 
1. With His blood, the precious stone, purchased the throne that the Father prepare for Him before the creation of the world(Mt 13:44); 
2. Condemned the angel who attempted to steal the throne of God(Is 14:12-15); and 
3. With His precious blood that is without blemish or defect, that was before the creation of the world, purchased men who were slaves of the devil(1Pe 1:18-20). 
The Father raised Him up and 
Jesus sat on the heavenly throne as the worthy One(Rev 5:12). 

The Holy Spirit whom He sent 
Comes in the name Yeshua and 
Preaches the gospel of the kingdom of heaven. 

The kingdom of heaven is like 
A man who bought the hidden treasure in a field(Mt 13:44). 
As such, with His precious blood, Jesus bought faith that is precious. 

Precious faith is recognizing the worth of the blood of Christ. 
It is knowing that: 
1. By His innocent blood, one’s sins have been washed and he has become also without blemish or defect(1Pe 1:18-19); 
2. By His precious blood, he was born again and has become a child of the worthy God(Jn 1:12); and 
3. He has the faith purchased at the highest price - thus, such faith can never be sold for things inferior. 
The man of the Spirit has such precious faith. 
Therefore, he surrenders his all 
In order to be found by Jesus as His precious stones when He returns(Lk 18:8) and 
Be taken up to His throne(Rev 21:26-27). 

O Lord, 
My precious faith! 
I rather give up my life than give up this faith! Amen.
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