Faith, Hope and Charity

*Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.*

Proverbs 13:12 ESV

Faith, Hope and Love!

Faith is the basic ingredient to begin a relationship with God. Faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith, will come to pass.
The beginning is faith…

“Hope” is commonly used to mean a wish : its strength is the strength of the person’s desire. But in the Bible hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.

The tree of life has become the subject of some debate as to whether or not the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the same tree. In the Bible outside of Genesis, the term “tree of life” appears in Proverbs (3:18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4) and Revelation (2:7; 22:2,14,19).

Blessed are those who Finds Wisdom and Wisdon in its sheer beauty is denoted in a feminine sense.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
She is a TREE OF LIFE to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the Earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
Proverbs 3:13-19

God in His Wisdom created the seen from the unseen! Let us break this down!
We take a stroll away from The Word with it in FULL display at our back!

God Spoke and it IS! Amen! The seen from the unseen. Our stroll is couched in atoms, electrons, neutrons…Look about! Can you SEE what forms you?
It is KNOWN solely because it is LEARNED! Do you see God?
The effects of God’s grace and Love, Yes! But has any Man seen God?

“No Man hath seen God at any time; the ONLY begotten Son, which is in The bosom of The Father, He hath declared Him.”
John 1:18

I ask again, has anyone seen Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium…? We NEED oxygen to survive, yet NO ONE has ever seen it!
We here it flow, when it is released, but see it? No!

So, if we NEED Oxygen to survive, this is something we have not seen! Yes, the lack leads to detrimental results. Yet, no one has seen it.

Have you seen God? Yet He is! We feel, see His Works, feel His Effects on life, Amen

So this brings us back to the seen from the unseen! We eat! Food is seen! Yes, we see shots growing from seeds, yet peel an orange or a banana and explain its essence? Impossible, yet we KNOW it is… The seen from the not seen.
At this point you will state “the known.” BUT, how do you know? You were told! You learned it!

The unseen becomes the seen! Many times we do not realize it!

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Hebrews 13:2

We skip back to the time of Sodon and Gomorrah, where there WERE Angel’s among Man. The angel’s WERE seen! And wrongly ‘desired’

“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.”
Genesis 19:1-17

We could go on! But, feel free to read. The astonishing thing is that they are among us! Be wary, that you do not ‘detest’ another! Your Father is Awesome!!! Like Father, like child, Amen

We Are God’s Children:

The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. The reason the people in the world do not know us is that they have not known him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and we have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is. Christ is pure, and all who have this hope in Christ keep themselves pure like Christ.

The person who sins breaks God’s law. Yes, sin is living against God’s law. You know that Christ came to take away sins and that there is no sin in Christ. So anyone who lives in Christ does not go on sinning. Anyone who goes on sinning has never really understood Christ and has never known him.

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you the wrong way. Christ is righteous. So to be like Christ a person must do what is right. The devil has been sinning since the beginning, so anyone who continues to sin belongs to the devil. The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil’s work.

Those who are God’s children do not continue sinning, because the new life from God remains in them. They are not able to go on sinning, because they have become children of God. So we can see who God’s children are and who the devil’s children are: Those who do not do what is right are not God’s children, and those who do not love their brothers and sisters are not God’s children.
1 John 3:1-9

What makes the heart weary or sick? Lack of hope. How does this come? When trust has been betrayed. Praying and trusting for a particular issue while it still stares you directly in your face …..

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is The Will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

these and many more issues cause the heart to be sick.
God is true and ever faithful to His promises.

Has He not said it, will He not do it? He Who did not spare His beLoved Son, How will He not with Him freely give us all things. ……

Just to encourage us today that seeing is not believing but believing is seeing. Jesus told Martha…Believe and you will see my glory. *Rest in His finished work! Jesus remains our Anchor, Solid Rock and Firm Foundation*


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