The Baby in Your Womb: the Wonderful Work of God’s Own Hands

Everyone desires to be well-thought-of. We like it when others think about us with thoughts of respect, kindness, and favour.

Could it be that God also thinks about us? Yes, Father God thinks about His children with many, very wonderful thoughts — thoughts of goodness, love, and well-being (Psalms 40:5 and Deuteronomy 5:29).

We can see in Psalms 139, that King David, a man of authority and wealth, was humbled and overwhelmed by the great many intimate thoughts Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God] had toward him:

How precious are Your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of Your thoughts toward me! (Psalms 139:17)

When we examine the words of Psalms 139, we see that Yahuwah [the LORD] gave King David a revelation of the all-embracing, thought-FULL love of God that begins at the very start of the conception of a child in the womb.

Let’s paraphrase a few verses from Psalms 139, staying right in line with the meaning of the words:

O Yahuwah [LORD], You are all around me – in front of me and behind me. You have laid Your hand upon me. 13) For You have created my innermost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14) I will praise You, for I am awesomely, fearfully, and wonderfully made! Wonderful are Your works – and my soul knows that very well! 15) My body was not hidden from You, when I was shaped in the secret place, knit together in the depths of my mother’s womb. 16) Your eyes could see my body growing each passing day. 17) How precious are Your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of Your thoughts toward me! (Psalms 139:5,13-17)

David’s revelation of our Creator’s intricate, divine workmanship within the womb reveals the truth of God’s life given to each child, at the moment of conception. In our mother’s womb, at the very moment of conception, God lays His hand upon us, imparts His life into us, and begins His marvellous and divine workmanship.

The High and Lofty One

Who can truly understand the scope of God’s immense love and precious thoughts toward us? God, Who is the eternal, ever-lasting God, has a never-ending, protective love for His children.

Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God], is the High and Lofty One, who inhabits eternity (Isaiah 57:15). He lives in eternity, which goes on and on, never coming to an end. God is outside of time because He created time.

And yet, He imparts the light of life into each one of us human beings at the moment of conception:

God has put eternity into man’s heart…. (Ecclesiastes 3:11b ESV)

This little phrase reveals the inescapable reality that eternity resides within one of us. We are born with this impartation of eternity, because we are created in the image and likeness of the eternal Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God]! (Genesis 1:26-27)

Within every human heart is a deep-rooted, central core, that is yearning for the fulfillment that comes only from the ever-lasting, eternal God. We will never escape what has been created deep within us.

Technology Confirms the Light of Life

Thanks to modern technology, scientists have recently discovered what is known as the “spark of life” — the moment in which a male sperm fertilizes a female egg, and a zygote cell is formed, and human life begins.

This recent discovery reveals that this “spark of life” appears to be the moment of God’s impartation of human life [1].

“A zygote cell is the beginning of a new human being. Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm … unites with a female gamete or oocyte … to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.” [2]

A Person is a Person, No Matter How Small

With this amazing advancement of modern technology, it is no longer questionable or debatable: the biological evidence is overwhelming, that human life begins at the moment of conception! An unborn child, no matter what stage of development, is a new human being: “Because, after all, a person is a person, no matter how small.” [3]

As we saw in The Baby in Your Womb: God’s Workmanship, each person is the divine craftsmanship of the LORD God’s own hands. From the moment of conception, God begins forming and ‘knitting’ together a new human life, within the special workshop of a woman’s womb.

It is a great mystery and a great honour that women have the exclusive right of being the vessel for God’s own personal workshop. Yahuwah has granted to women the sacred trust and privilege of carrying a newly created human being inside their womb.

Nurturing Qualities

When a child is conceived within a woman’s womb, that woman’s intrinsic qualities of nurturing, empathy, and compassion begin to prevail. God created the woman with this wisdom, so she would be a co-worker with Him.

This divine, feminine characteristic within a woman is part of Yahuwah’s careful, sensitive, and thoughtful planning for bringing His marvellous and wonderful works of life to birth.

Furthermore, when a woman is ‘with child’, she has the great honour and unique privilege of exhibiting qualities similar to the Saviour, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ]:

  • A woman ‘with child’ brings new life into this world when the child in her womb comes forth to birth;
  • A woman ‘with child’ humbles herself by nurturing and serving the child in her womb from the moment of conception;
  • A woman ‘with child’ seems to have an aura of hiddenness and mystery during her time of pregnancy;
  • Yahushua Messiah was often hidden and mysterious to those around Him (Mark 1:35 and Luke 5:16);

Being ‘with child’ is a beautiful, set-apart, special time for a woman. A woman should honour that special time, and value that time as extremely impotant. She has become an honoured co-worker of life with the Creator of the universe.

The Process Set in Motion

It is a fact of life that God, the Author of all life has, from the beginning of time, set in motion the whole process of how a baby comes into this world. God’s plans for bringing life into this world are miraculous and mysterious. And that is as it should be! Yahuwah Elohim is the High and Lofty One, who inhabits eternity! His greatness is unsearchable and His ways are much higher and more noble than the ways of mankind (Psalms 145:3 and Isaiah 55:8-9)!

Regardless of some of the regrettable circumstances that surround the conception of some babies, the fact remains: when conception occurs, God has allowed the ‘spark of life’ to happen!

In some cases, the conception of a baby appears dreadful, or perhaps evil. But in those cases, God takes a situation, and by His infinite wisdom, He turns it into something good, a good plan, a specific plan, for THAT specific, individual baby!

Life Is A Gift

Life is a gift from Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God], our Creator! Yahuwah is excited to bring forth His wonderful works of life. And He intimately knows and loves every child, from the moment of conception.

Nothing compares to the wonder of the creation of a baby in the womb. The creation of a human baby is an amazing event, and the entire progression of that event is to be valued and embraced with great awe and respect and love. (See videos below.)

A woman who is ‘with child’ should be ecstatic with wonder and humility for being a co-worker with the Creator of life. No matter the circumstances of the conception, she has now become a chosen vessel of honour, mercy, and individual life. God has created the woman to be the valiant and capable hero for His innocent and delicate newborns. May each one of you who are ‘with child’ be of a humble spirit, and give birth to your ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ child!

From The Beginning

Let us always remember what God saw from the beginning of time, when He first created the heavens, the earth, the living creatures, and the man and the woman:

And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good! (Genesis 1:31a)

Yahuwah has called the life He creates “very good,” even from the beginning!

His wonderful works, His thoughtful plans — they are good and wonderful and significant!

And every baby, from the moment of conception, is a marvellous and wonderful work of God’s own hands!

Footnotes:

[1] Life Begins with Bright Flash of Light – The Spark of Life (2:39 minute video)
[2] How Science Supports the Pro-Life Position
[3] Horton Hears a Who – by Dr. Seuss and The Ultimate Guide to Why Abortion is Wrong – by Randy Alcorn

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A Way That Seems Right: Avoiding The Sin Against Our Own Body

Most of us want to walk in the right paths, and do the right things. Yet what may seem like the right thing to do, could actually be a pathway of sin and sorrow (Proverbs 14:12).

We are all familiar with sin and sorrow. Sinful actions are a sad reality in this corrupt world. Many would like to ignore it or deny it, but sinful actions are common to all. The Scriptures tell us:

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: … there is none that does good, no, not one. (Romans 3:10, 12b)

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. (Isaiah 53:6)

The Scriptures reveal the truth about us. We are like sheep who have gone astray, and have all gone our own way.

Often we know the good and right thing to do, and yet we find ourselves stuck in the same position as the apostle Paul:

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19) For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want, is what I keep on doing. 20) Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21) So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. (Romans 7:18-21)

As this passage teaches us, mastering our fleshly inclinations is not easy! When we want to do what is right, evil lies close at hand — which is why every one of us have given in to sinful actions, whether small ones or big ones.

Separation From God

All sin is an offense, a violation, against Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God].

Regardless of whether we are aware of the offense or not, sin is an offense against God, and against His Word. Sin is a violation against God’s eternal laws:

Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law [the Torah]: for sin is the transgression (violation) of the law [the Torah – God’s teachings, instructions, and guidelines] (1John 3:4).

As a result of our sin, we are separated from Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God]. (Isaiah 59:2) Being separated and distant from God is a very dreadful predicament! Why is that? Because without Him, we are like a fish-out-of-water, not knowing how to live a life that is secure and flourishing.

But because Yahuwah knows us so intimately, He tells us how to remain close to Him. Staying close to Him, by seeking to obey His instructions and guidelines, He then enables us in many ways [He gives us more grace] to know Him, and to experience His loving care, guidance, and help.

And because Father loves us, He gives us many warnings in the New Testament of certain sinful actions we should avoid. Perhaps the most destructive of these actions is the sin that violates our own body.

The Sin That Violates Our Own Body

As harmful and defiling as any sinful actions are, there is one sin that is a violation against our own body:

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. (1Corinthians 6:18)

As this verse teaches, the sin of ‘fornication’ is a sin that violates our own body. Fornication is a defiling and corrupting sin that assaults and poisons our own body. Fornication is doing physical harm to our own body. It affects the body in a way that no other sin does! The consequences for violating the body through fornication are serious and devastating!

But what does the word fornication actually mean?

For·ni·ca’·tion

  • Voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other;
  • Extramarital sex (adultery) that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations;
  • Whoredom – prostitution – to have sexual relations for pay or advantage;
  • Incest – sexual relations with a family member;
  • It can also have the meaning of forsaking God and following after idols, or making other things or people of greater importance than God.

Sadly and tragically, sexual sins and perversions are commonplace in our modern culture. For many, fornication seems to be the ‘normal’ thing to do. Multitudes today are deceived in this all-important and very significant area of life. As a result, many experience the heart-breaking and grieving defilement of sinning against their own body.

An Intimate, Loving Interaction Within Marriage

The sexual act itself, according to Scripture, is an intimate, loving interaction that is to be confined and contained within the marriage covenant, between a man and a woman:

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh (Ephesians 5:31; see also Genesis 2:24).

Now concerning the things whereof you wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2) Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband (1Corinthians 7:1-2).

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from [avoid] fornication: 4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel (body) in sanctification and honour (1Thessalonians 4:3-4).

These Scripture passages teach us that, from the beginning of time, God established marriage to be a covenant between a man and a woman. God’s Word tells us specifically that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that to avoid fornication, a man and woman should marry.

God created us with a desire for intimate, sexual relations, but He requires us to maintain self-control, and keep our sexual interactions within the boundary of the marriage covenant. The covenant of marriage is the God-given means by which we can maintain our body as a vessel of purity and honour.

To engage in sexual sins and perversions is to violate the guidelines given by Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] as written in His Word [the Bible] — the guidelines we need for living a life of well-being. As we saw in That It May Be Well With You, following Yahuwah’s instructions will always result in great blessings for us, as well as for others.

Specific Sexual Sins

Fornication includes very specific sexual sins, as revealed in God’s written Word. God warns us to avoid these sins! These sexual sins and perversions are listed in:

If we will carefully examine the above Scriptures, they clearly teach us that sexual sins are abominations and defilements. Sexual sins can rob us of our inheritance in the Kingdom of God, if we do not repent of (turn away from) these sins.

But why is avoiding this sin so important to God? It is because we are created in His image.

Created In The Image of God

Our unique and exceptional body is the special treasure chest that contains our precious spirit and soul. Father God has given us specific guidelines for maintaining our spirit, soul, and body, so we can be vessels of honour and mercy.

Since we are created in God’s image and according to His likeness, there is something about each person, spirit, soul, and body, that reflects the eternal and holy Creator, Yahuwah Elohim (Genesis 1:26-28). Each one of us is a unique expression of the Living God who created us, and so it is through our actions, that we bear witness of God. Thus it is by our actions, that we are either true witnesses or false witnesses, of who God is.

When we become Born-Again, our body becomes the Temple of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit comes to indwell us. It is God’s supreme purpose for us to walk before Him in purity, humility, and obedience, and to maintain a clean and pure vessel (our body).

But we must make the decision to keep our body pure and free from defilements such as fornication. Maintaining a lifestyle of purity insures the constant presence of the Holy Spirit within our midst.

However, maintaining a life of purity is not easy! Maintaining a life of purity can be a lonely and difficult pathway! A life of purity requires a determined decision to strictly guard ourselves, always seeking God’s strength to live according to His guidelines. It takes great diligence to keep our heart focused on following God’s ways (Proverbs 4:23).

Since fornication is so popular and so commonplace, there is much peer-pressure to challenge our resolve and determination to walk in purity.

But the blessings, the joy, and the relationship that we gain with the heavenly Father, far outweighs the hardships!! A life of purity provides us with an inner strength, greater understanding, and confidence, as well as a sense of comfort and peace. It is when we break that purity, that our body becomes defiled.

The Consequences of Defiling Our Body

Unfortunately, many of us are familiar with the consequences of having defiled our body in various ways. Many have learned the hard way, that what we do to our body in the natural realm can affect us for years to come.

Hospitals and rescue missions, as well as dark, hidden alley-ways, are full of people who are reaping the consequences of having defiled their bodies in one way or another. Defiling our body through fornication will usually, and most likely, lead to acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.

What are some common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases? Common symptoms can include:

  • abnormal genital discharge,
  • burning during urination,
  • menstrual irregularities
  • lower abdominal pain or pain during intercourse,
  • swelling or pain in the testicles,
  • fever, headache, muscle aches,
  • fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea,
  • painless sores that usually appear on the genitals.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 19 million new sexually transmitted disease infections occur each year, with almost half of them among young people, 15 to 24 years of age. Biological factors place women at greater risk than men for the most severe health consequences from sexually transmitted infections. [1]

When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years.” – C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General
(1Corinthians 6:16)

Many of us know the spiritual reality, that what we do in the natural realm has a tremendous connection to our spiritual condition. Whenever we make poor choices, we are grieved within our heart and soul. But the heavenly Father is also grieved tremendously whenever we do anything to our body that defiles our body.

In God’s eyes, it is a terrible evil for someone to ignore, scorn, mistreat, or harm the work of His hands, the workmanship of His creation, our amazing bodies:

Because they [the workers of iniquity] do not regard the works of Yahuwah [the LORD], the work of His hands, He will tear them down and build them up no more. (Psalms 28:5)

Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. (1Corinthians 3:16-17)

As the above verses show us, those who harm God’s workmanship (their body, God’s temple) will learn that the consequences result in extreme heartache. An overwhelming, grievous sorrow affects every one involved!

But there is hope, along with cleansing and restoration, for those who turn away from defiling their body!

The Father’s Cleansing and Restoration

Let me proclaim the loving merciful kindness of our heavenly Father! He has created our amazing bodies in such a way, that when we begin to turn away from, and avoid further defiling of our body, then our amazing body begins to work at restoring itself!

If we have defiled our body through sexual sins (including also, the defilements of tobacco and illegal drugs) it is often because of ignorance or because of deep hurts within our soul. But, if we will begin to ask Father for His forgiveness, in the name of His Son, and ask for His help and deliverance; if we will begin to ask Him for His healing, then we will begin to gain the healing and restoration we need (1John 1:9).

God wants to heal and restore each one of us! He wants to bring us into a secure understanding of His lovingkindness and of His strength to help us!

Yahuwah is a loving, devoted Daddy, and He can, by His Holy Spirit, heal the broken in heart, and bind up our wounds (Psalms 147:3).

The Holy Spirit’s mission is to guide us into The Way of Truth, whereby we can discover the comfort of being a child of God, walking according to the truth of the Scriptures. We gain great comfort from being obedient to Yahuwah’s written Word [the Bible], because we begin to discover Father’s powerful cleansing and restoring of our spirit, soul, and body.

As we begin to turn to God, and turn away from sin, and receive His cleansing; as we begin to walk with Him in obedience, then we will discover His peace that is beyond all understanding! The Holy Spirit is The Comforter, and we will know His comfort and His strength to help us, when we begin to walk in His Ways!

We Are Valuable To God

Yahuwah wants us to see ourselves as He sees us — the beautiful, awesome, and excellent creation that He molded and built, when we were in our mother’s womb! He loves each one of us! We are important and valuable to Him!! And He desires a relationship with each one of us, so that His protection can be upon us.

May each one of us do our very best to maintain our body as a vessel of purity!

Let us diligently learn for ourselves what the Bible says for how to keep our body pure and free of defilements.

Let us cry out to God for His grace, His strength and enablement, to do only those things that are pleasing in His sight, so that our prayers will be heard (1John 3:22).

Let us begin to truly respect and protect this amazing vessel — our body, created in the image and likeness of God — the ‘treasure chest’ of our body.

Oh Father in heaven, thank you for the amazing body you have given me. Help me Father, to maintain a pure and honourable body. Father, give me Your strength and grace to avoid all defilements of my body. In the name of Your Son, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], I pray. Amen

Footnote:
[1] Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Color

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3 Keys To Strengthening Our Faith

How can we acquire more faith? And how can we increase and strengthen our faith?

Very early in my walk with Yahushua Messiah [the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ], I heard an important statement about faith that has stayed with me:

Faith comes!  If you don’t have it, you can get it!

Derek Prince made that statement based on Romans 10:17:

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.“

This verse in Romans tells us that if we want to acquire more faith, or if we want to strengthen our faith, then we must begin to hear the Words of the Bible.

That sounds simple to do, and yet, there is something about it that seems hidden and complicated.

We all know that faith is important. Faith is key to pleasing God! (Hebrews 11:6)

Faith is central to our relationship with Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God].

For me, however, faith has always been mysterious. It seems like I understand it, and yet, I lack confidence.

Learning the definitions for faith from the Hebrew and Greek definitions can be very helpful. The Bible meaning for faith can be summed up in two words: faithfulness and loyalty.

The dictionary goes on to define faith, with words such as:

firmness,
security,
stability,
trustworthy,
conviction,
convince,
truthful,
believe,
obedience.

All of these words reveal characteristics of faith. Understanding what faith is, can give us encouragement, and can build up our faith. For further discussion of Biblical faith, see my article, Walking by Faith.

But how does faith come?? How can I strengthen the little bit of faith that I have?

A Little Will Suffice

In Hebrews chapter 11, and throughout the Scriptures, we see that amazing things are accomplished . . .

  • by faith,
  • with faith,
  • through faith,
  • of faith, or
  • in faith.

The ‘Heroes of Faith’ inspire me with a great desire to have faith. A little bit of faith will suffice, for even a faith the size of a small mustard seed can accomplish the impossible (Matthew 17:19-20).

While faith seems to be mysterious and difficult to understand, by God’s mercy, “Faith Comes! If you don’t have it, you can get it!” — because faith COMES by hearing the Word of Yahuwah, the Mighty One of Israel.

Some people do not have faith. Many have very weak faith. But, if we want to acquire more faith, or if we want to strengthen, and build up our faith, we must begin to HEARKEN (hear and obey) God’s written Word.

There are at least three keys to help us hear the Word of Yahuwah, and thereby strengthen and build up our faith.

The First KEY to Strengthening Our Faith

To hear the WORD of Yahuwah, we need to personally and regularly read and study the Bible.

We must begin to read and study the written Word of God for ourselves! This is a major key for gaining more faith and strengthen our faith!

“The reading of the Word … is a kind of HEARING with the eyes, and faith will often come to men while they are reading the Word of God for themselves. … The reading of the Word is a quiet HEARING of the still small voice of the printed page. Faith comes by the Word of God reaching our minds, and our knowing and understanding it. ‘The entrance of God’s Word gives light!'” – Charles Spurgeon

As Charles Spurgeon said, when we begin to search and read the Scriptures for ourselves, we discover that our understanding increases and faith comes!!

Studying the Scriptures is a way of hearing the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. By studying the Scriptures, we increase our personal understanding of Father’s Ways, which will always be a means of strengthening our faith, and our obedience to Father.

As we read and study the Scriptures, our faith grows and gets stronger, and we are made wise unto salvation in many areas of our life. The more we read the written Word for ourselves, the more we are convinced and convicted that . . . ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2Timothy 3:16).

  • It is so important that we make sure we read/study the version of God’s Word [the Bible] that is pure, and that does not contain any of men’s twisted additions and eliminations!! (See the warnings in Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelation 22:18-19) The safest version to stay with is the King James version. If you are sincere in following Yahuwah, then He will be faithful to make sure you understand the purity of His Word! (A very good resource for studying the Bible, on your computer, is to download the Authorized King James Version Bible, for free, at E-Sword.net. See also more links below for Bible study Guidelines.)

The Second KEY to Strengthening Our Faith

To hear the WORD of Yahuwah, we need to hear, and listen carefully to a preacher. The preaching of the Gospel is actually the proclaiming of God’s Word.

Father has appointed the ministry of preaching [proclaiming] His Word as the means of bringing salvation, healing, deliverance, and maturity to Believers! When we hear the preaching of the true and pure Word of Yahuwah [not the deception of twisted, man-made doctrines, but hearing the plain truth of Yah’s Word], then our faith begins to grow and is strengthened:

… how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:14-15)

For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God…. For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (1Corinthians 1:18, 21)

As the above Scriptures show us, Father sends His servants [the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers], to proclaim His Word and bring the glad tidings of His good Ways. Preaching is the way God has chosen for the perfecting and edifying, or building up, of the Believers (Ephesians 4:11-12).

As the above verses teach us, the world considers preaching a foolish thing. But for those who are being saved, who are growing in the knowledge of God, the preaching of the Gospel, the proclaiming of the cross of Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], brings deliverance and victory over sin!

We must, however, be very diligent to maintain an alert attitude, and guard ourselves against hearing any deceptive preaching of ‘another gospel‘!

The apostle Paul warns twice, and very strongly —let him be accursed! who would preach any other gospel than Yahushua Messiah crucified, which is the power and the wisdom of God (Galatians 1:8-9 and 1Corinthians 1:23-24). It is ‘another gospel’ that leads God’s people astray, and away from obedience to His written Word!

Paul warns us: There will be false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Messiah [Christ]. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light’ (2Corinthians 11:13-14).

We must be very careful and Take heed what you hear!” (Mark 4:24)

Hearing the preaching, the proclaiming of God’s Word is a wonderful way to acquire saving faith! But we need to make sure that what we hear is in agreement with the Scriptures!!

It is the hearing of the true, pure, written Word of Yahuwah, preached by those whom Father has appointed and sent, that is the means for building true faith within our hearts! When our faith is built up, we will gladly obey Father, which is greatly pleasing to Him (Hebrews 11:6).

The proclaiming of God’s Word can also occur within the setting of our own dining table, or while sitting along side a fellow Believer. Hearing the Word of Yahuwah does not happen only within the setting of a congregation. Therefore, we must remain open and sensitive to the proclamation of Father’s Word wherever we are, and from whomever Yahuwah sends to us. Even Baalam received faith and insight when he heard the words of his donkey (see Numbers 22:27-31)!

The Third KEY to Strengthening Our Faith

To hear the WORD of Yahuwah, we need to personally proclaim with our own lips, and declare with our own words, the written Word of Yahuwah [the words and promises found in the Bible].

We must begin to speak words that are in agreement with Father’s Words, and personally testify what God’s Word says about us — that we are His redeemed children, separated unto Him, and devoted to walking in His Ways:

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Messiah Yahushua [Christ Jesus]. (Hebrews 3:1)

Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Yahushua [Jesus] the Son of God, let us hold fast [hold firmly] to our profession [our declaration]. (Hebrews 4:14)

These Scriptures teach us that Yahushua is the High Priest of our profession (our declaration) of faith. In other words, Yahushua, as our High Priest, is watching what we do and listening to what we say! Yahushua needs to hear our declaration of faith as He stands before the Father on our behalf.

Therefore let us hold firmly to our own words and not lose our grip on the proclamation of our faith. If we will maintain a good confession, speaking words that confirm and agree with Father’s written Words, then we are building up and strengthening our faith.

The words we speak are central to our eternal destiny! Yahushua has told us that by our words we shall be justified, and by our words we shall be condemned (Matthew 12:37). If we will hold firmly to a good confession, speaking according to Yahuwah’s written Word, then we will be proclaiming and hearing Father’s Word and thus, building up our faith.

It is a Bible principle, that every time we proclaim our faith, no matter how small, our faith grows stronger, because we are hearing God’s Word! Furthermore, it is with the same measure we use, that it shall be measured to us, for unto you that hear shall more be given! (Mark 4:24)

With the words of our mouth we need to proclaim the promises of Yahuwah’s written Word. The more we proclaim His Word, the more we will be hearing it, and the more our faith and obedience will increase.

The personal proclamation of Yah’s written Words is essential for those who would be overcomers. It is by the word of our testimony, especially our spoken testimony, of what the blood of Yahushua has done on our behalf, that we will begin to walk in more victory! (Revelation 12:11)

Thank You Father, for Your Word! Help me Father, to do what I can, to hear Your Word! Give me ears to hear so that I will listen carefully to Your written Word. Build within me a willing and obedient heart to faithfully follow Your Word! In Yahushua Messiah’s name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed Faith

The Heroes of Faith heard God’s Word frequently and regularly. So start doing what you can to hear the Word of God. Remember, if our faith is as small as the size of a mustard seed, then we too can be a Hero of Faith!

These are three keys to hearing Father’s Word! Hearing God’s Word is how we build up and strengthen our faith and obedience. There is no other way for gaining more faith than by hearing the written Word of Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God].

With Father’s mercy and enabling grace, if our faith is weak, or if we don’t have any faith at all, we can gain and strengthen our faith – because ‘Faith comes by hearing the Word of God!’

See the Companion Posts: Walking By Faith and Fight The Good Fight of Faith
See also: Seven Biblical Guidelines for Studying the Bible – indepth and excellent Guidelines for learning how to study God’s Word for ourselves

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