In this example, we are asked to have faith in something that has already
occurred, rather than something that will happen in the future that may or may
not be dependent upon our obedience.
What was God's Part?
God and Jesus were involved in the creation.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being
that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life
was the light of men." John 1:1-4 (NAS)
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
"And, "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the works of Thy hands..." Hebrews 1:10 (NAS)
How Do We Have Faith That God Did This?
Let's look at the steps in developing faith that
the worlds were prepared by the word of God:
By Faith We
Understand that the Worlds Were Prepared
By the Word of God (Hebrews 11:3):
Faith is the assurance of things
the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews
|1. What is the
thing hoped for...or is not seen?
||What Is Not
That the worlds were
prepared by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3).
|2. What is
part, if any?
The creation of the universe
was not conditional upon anything that man
was to do.
|3. What is
Creating the worlds by His word.
|4. How do I
have this assurance and conviction in what
is hoped for...or what is not seen?
Understand the thing hoped
for...or the thing not seen.
Hear God's word (Faith comes
by hearing...and hearing by the word of
Christ. Romans 10:17) to
understand God's power and faithfulness
to His promises.
Do your part, if any.
Trust God that He has done what
He has said...and/or that He will do
what He promises.
Pray that God will help increase
your belief and faith (Luke 17:5, Mark
9:23-24) and give you wisdom (James 1:5).
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