FAITH IN GOD
March 14, 1999
Abraham believed God! Romans
Just like the conception of
a child, Abraham and Sarah became the seed!
God had a plan. That plan was to grow a nation of Jacob's family. To do that God needed a "womb". That womb was the nation of Egypt.
God selected a man to bring
the family of Jacob to Egypt. That man was Joseph (Born 1910 BC),
the 11th son of Jacob. God began to prepare Joseph as a teenager
for this calling, Genesis 37:1-11
JOSEPH BELIEVED IN GOD, NOT UNDERSTANDING HIS SITUATION AND GOD GAVE HIM SUSTAINING FAITH!
Joseph lived a life without knowledge of the purpose of his life for 13 years when he was made Prime Minister of Egypt. Genesis 41:38-46
Seven years later Joseph understood a portion of his calling -
It took God 430 years to grow a nation of 3 million people. At this time God had prepared another man to lead the nation in its birth; his name was Moses (born around 1520 BC) Exodus 3:1-14
It took 10 plagues to break open the womb of Egypt and thrust out the child! This took place around 1440 BC Exodus 112:29-42
God used 721 earth years from the birth of Abraham to the birth of the nation of Israel. Then God used 1,440 earth years to prepare the nation for his son Jesus Christ. Now another 2000 years have passed.
As believers in Christ we are living stones, being fitted for the living temple of God. 1Peter 2:1-10
"SUSTAINING FAITH IN
GOD", IS FOR EACH BELIEVER IN CHRIST TO SEEK THE WILL OF
GOD. NOT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD.
GOD IS TAKING CARE OF MAN! Matthew 6:24-34