Northeastern District 6
Church of God by Faith, Inc.
While listentng to the teaching
RECONSTRUCTION OF OUR FAITH…
New International Version says...
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
New Living Translation says...
The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.
English Standard Version says...
The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
New American Standard Bible says...
The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
King James Bible says...
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
(Genesis 1:26-27) "Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them"
It’s a myth: Listen I’m guilty, you’re guilty; and some of us will remain guilty, saying God is in control of the earth; no he’s not…
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. Heaven is literal a place; it has its own system, just as this sin cursed world that we live in, has its own system. ETC.
God gave man dominion/Authority over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, ( finally, gave man dominion) over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Science He gave man that authority…what has he done with it; look around, pollution everywhere; global warming is on the rise. Injustice, corruption has taken over in man system, they sit around the table and legislate laws; and want live by them. They oppresses the poor, abuse the authority/dominion that God has given them…and yet we put our trust in them! (THERE IS A NEED FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF OUR FAITH)
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, (His disciples) Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
We as the children of God are under a dual citizen-ship; we’re are under the system of the Kingdom of Heaven citizen-ship, and, and the system of this sin cursed world. There is an endow need for the “RECONSTRUCTION OF OUR FAITH” God said it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,
What God is saying, is…because you are of my family, you have an edge on the world; my system will over-ride the system of the world for you. Then what are the mysteries? Glad you asked…the key to unlocking the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven, is understanding how to attach your faith to God’s word.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. “and in”…
Romans 12:3 (Paul says) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
What is the key? It is accepting the reality that Jesus has “GIVEN” us something that only you and i can utilize…and that is our faith; that’s yours, He gave it to you.
If you don’t exercise it, it will lie dormant, ineffectively, and unproductively. It’s imperative that you and I utilize our faith. Just going to church want cause your faith to increase, you got to utilize what has been given to you by Christ.
Why do people go to the gym? To lose weight, or get in shape supposedly; but there are gyms now days that have coffee, pastry, and snacks, etc. But how many of us know by utilizing these items want get us in shape; if I’m expecting to lose weight, it is imperative that I utilize the exercise equipment that has been provided for me by the gym.
Unconsciously, we put our faith in man more than we do in God, so, therefore stands in need of “RECONSTRUCTION OF OUR FAITH”. How many of us have taken a trip on a air plane? did you ever stop to ask the pilot is he/she license to fly that plane, or has he been drinking; no, we just board the plane and take our seat and trust that the pilot was going to lift of and land us where we wanted to go!
We don't even know him/her, yet we have faith in them that they know what they are doing; But when God tells us to do something almost right away, we start a question session with God...Lord is this really what you want me to do, or is this really where you want me to go why is this? number 1; we have not yet attached our faith to the written word of God.
Numbers 23:19-20 (KJV)
19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
There's a song that says God got a blessing with your name on it, the key to laying hold on that blessing...is utilizing "YOUR FAITH", that's yours God gave it to you, He's not going to utilize it for you, you have to do that...attach your faith to what God word says you can have, or says what you can do; He's not a man that should lie; you getting what he has promised you is conditionally ...exercise what Christ has given you; the measure of faith; God got BLESSINGS with your name on them, go get them!