Born for Faith

John 18:37 NKJV

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 

I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 

The birth of Christ was the single most intentional and purposeful act by God sense the creation of the world. Jesus was absolutely born for a cause. And he has been very clear about what that cause was, but just as God himself is multifaceted so to was His purpose in sending Christ. His ultimate purpose was and is the salvation of mankind, and yes mankind does need to be saved. However there are many facets to this idea of salvation. A part of the cause for Jesus birth is definitely to establish faith in God. Not faith in an idea, philosophy or religion but a consistant confidence and trust in God. 

Misconceptions about faith:

Cosmic clause:  God is not our Santa Clause blessing us based on some naughty or nice list or handing out wants and desires like some kind of genie in a bottle

Faith in self:  Its not enough nor can you be saved to believe in yourself. Its great to have self confidence but beyond that we are bound by human limitation.

Faith in philosophy or man made religion:  we can look around us and see how that’s going

Faith in faith:  its not enough to just believe. What you believe in is far more important than just believing. The power is not in believing, the power is in whom you believe.

Hebrews 11:1 AMP

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. 

Hebrews 11:6 AMP

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. 

>>>Jesus came to restore faith in God, to trust in, rely on, and adhere to God.<<< 

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Born for Hope

John 18:37 NKJV)

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 

hope[ hohp ]

The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

>>>we live in a point in History where hope is challenged everyday. 

What steals our hope?

>Deception
>Greed
>Hatred
>Bitterness 
>Hard and difficult circumstances
>Condemnation and judgement 
>Conflict in the whole world
>Violence
>A constant bombardment of information of the worst actions of mankind. 

>>>>However, no matter what happens, what the circumstances are, what is going on around us, if we have Christ we have hope!

Anne Frank said…

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

>>>In life we will have disappointments, its inevitable, as Christians we will have tribulations but Jesus said we should be of good courage, because Christ has overcome the world. 

Martin Luther King Jr said…

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

>>>>I think of the passing of the great South African liberator Nelson Mandela, who from a jail cell, had such hope for reconciliation, such hope for a love and harmony between the races that he lead a movement from a jail cell for 27 years, and His hope brought him out of that cell and into the presidency and to accomplishing that which he hoped could be accomplished. 

Jeremiah 29:11 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 15:13  

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Jesus was born to bring us hope. 

>With Jesus there is always hope
 
No matter your circumstances there is hope in Jesus.

>Because Philippians says you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you 

>No matter the lack in your life there is hope in Christ, the word says “my God shall supply all of your needs according to his riches in glory. 

>No matter the problems or issues in your life there is hope in Christ. The word said In CHRIST all the promises of God are yes and amen.