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09/22/2010 – ““Hebrews 11” Faith ” IV – Developing Mountain-Moving Faith

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES
Faith for Completing Your Life’s Assignment
Wednesday in the Word
September 22, 2010

“Hebrews 11” Faith IV
(Developing Mountain-Moving Faith)

“Natural facts exist in every spectrum of life; however, natural facts are always subject to change”.

DEFINITIONS
A.
Assignment defined…

1. A duty one has been appointed to perform.
2. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position.
3. A position of responsibility.
4. A delegation, a mission, a duty, a job, a position, a post.

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS
A.
Jeremiah 1:5-10

1. The emphasis in verse 5 is on God.
2. The emphasis is shifted to Jeremiah in verses 6 -10.
3. The placement of the word of God is in the mouth of the believer.

B. St. Mark 11:12-14, 20-23

1. The Word cannot mark your life until you can put yourself in the bible.
2. Any fig trees [malfunctioning areas in your life] are subject to change by the word of God.
3. Speaking the word of God is the only factor that will produce in your life.

I. Developing Mountain-Moving Faith
A.
You must develop the tongue of the learned. (St. Matthew 11:29-30)

1. Isaiah 50:4
a. Jesus acquired the tongue of the learned to speak to mountains [categories, problems, fig trees]. (St. Matthew 4)
b. The objective of church/ministry is to teach us what to say.

B. You must understand that faith overrides all existing facts.

1. Truth is the word of God.
2. Facts are the natural, physical circumstances as they are; facts are what you are registering with your 5 physical senses.
3. Faith overrides the mountain of blindness.
a. St. Matthew 9:27-29
4. Faith overrides the mountain of demon possession.
a. St. Mark 9:23
5. The faith of God overrides chaos and darkness.
a. Genesis 1:1-3

C. Faith changes all natural facts.

• Observations regarding natural facts:
a. Natural facts exist in every spectrum of life; however, natural facts are always subject to change.
b. Because it is natural that means it [the natural fact] is not suppose to be in your life forever.

1. II Corinthians 4:18, KJV & The Amplified Bible
2. II Corinthians 4:17
a. Your knowledge of the Word determines the length of your “moments”.

c. Because it [the natural fact] is subject to change by the word of God, you understand you can move from faith to faith and glory to glory. [Example: redecorating a house] – You begin with a new piece of furniture in one room, to the entire room, to the entire house to moving into a new house.
d. Anything natural can be changed because it has a beginning point and a point of termination.
e. Faith causes you to see the other side of the situation – pain, lack, sickness.

• Jesus understood that natural facts are always subject to change.
a. Jesus spoke to the fig tree in St. Mark 11.
b. Contrary winds and the sea changed in St. Matthew 8.

1. St. Matthew 12:13
a. A withered hand is changed straight.
2. Proverbs 21:1
a. Situations are only temporary, like changing the direction of water, when you are speaking the Word.
3. Isaiah 24:1
a. The word of God is designed to turn situations upside down.

II. Faith will transform [change] your life.
A.
The entire chapter of Hebrews 11 is about typical men and women who received transformed lives through faith.

B. These were ordinary individuals whose faith made them stellar.

1. Hebrews 11:1
a. What is faith…?

1. Faith is produced by the word of God, so we can substitute faith for the word of God. (Romans 10:17)
2. Substance is reality…the word of God gives the reality, gives confidence, the title deed.
3. Evidence is proof…the word of God is the evidence or proof until the tangible manifests.

2. Hebrews 11:2
a. Obtaining is the primary function of faith (faith teaches us how to obtain; faith changes us by helping us to obtain).
b. Faith transforms [changes] the way things are up until faith is received and utilized.

C. Ordinary individuals of faith who each addressed their different mountains [category or problem] with the word of God and what they produced: a) The person of faith, b) the action and c) what it produced.

1. Hebrews 11:3
a. God
b. God’s mountain was He wanted to reframe the world.
c. God framed [to perfect; to make fit for one] the worlds by speaking.
d. God produced creative faith.

2. Hebrews 11:4
• Verse 4 omits Adam and Eve because their actions did not produce faith. They had more faith in the words of Satan than they did in the words of God.
a. Abel
b. Abel’s mountain was the giving of the right offering.
c. Abel produced sacrificial faith.

3. Hebrews 11:5
a. Enoch
b. Enoch’s mountain was pleasing God.
c. Enoch produced translation faith.

4. Hebrews 11:7
a. Noah
b. Noah’s mountain was moving with fear preparing an ark when it has never rain.
c. Noah produced active and preservation faith.

5. Hebrews 11:8
a. Abraham
b. Abraham’s mountain was moving out without knowing where.
c. Abraham’s obedience produced confidence faith.

• God will reveal Himself when you move on the Word.
• The strength of a man is determined by his ability to redefine himself in adversity. (Proverbs 24:10)
• God allows some things to happen so through faith you can learn how to redefine yourself.
• Never be afraid to redefine yourself.

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