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G. John White's first devotional Sold out for Jesus covers 12 vital themes of Christianity.


25 June 2018

June Topic: FAITH (for without faith it is impossible to please God)

This month let's have a look at how we can please God and at the same time experience the dynamic power of God which will make our Christianity very exciting and totally contagious!


Hebrews 11:19

ABRAHAM REASONED THAT GOD COULD RAISE THE DEAD

This was a 'new' thought.

I'm not aware that the Scriptures tell us anywhere prior to Genesis 22 that anyone or anything was raised from the dead. Yet here, Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead. He was prepared to risk his son, Isaac's life and his reputation on a "hunch".

Faith is all about risk and hunch! Something had happened in his life to bring him to this level of faith. What was that? A walk with God! He had learned to trust God in simplicity. He had been told to "get up and go" - and he went. He was told he would have a son, though he and Sarah were as good as dead. He did and Isaac was born.

Yes, and there I guess is the clue! If God can "produce" a child from "dead" parents, then He must be able to do something here. Why not then, be able to raise the dead?

No wonder God is prepared to be called "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob". Why? Because of their faith and obedience - yes. But more than that. God, as Jesus said, is God of the living, not of the dead! Therefore He can, raise the dead.

When God accepted that term for Himself - all three had departed this earth - they had all died. But God is not a God of the dead but of the living. Yes, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are "alive" forevermore. Because God can raise the dead.

Hey - no matter what circumstances, whatever challenges you face today - listen God can raise the dead! That should put them back into their proper perspective!

 


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