Faith – Hold Fast!

A mighty oak tree comes from a little nut who holds its ground!

Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly. -Job 8:7 NKJV

Do not despise small beginnings
Do not despair at the mighty mountain of obstacles before you.

Let every valley be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, and the rugged terrain a broad valley; Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
-Isa 40:4-5

The mountain before you will be flattened by the LORD’s hand
For its not by power nor by might but by My Spirit
… declares the LORD.
The foundation has been laid
It will be completed and perfected
… by the author and finisher of your faith
Stand firm in full assurance on the foundation of your faith
The *substance of things hoped for,
… the evidence of things not seen
Hold fast! He who promised is faithful.

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. -Heb 10:22-25

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Zech 4:6-10 NLT   Then he said to me, “This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will flatten out before him! Then Zerubbabel will set the final stone of the Temple in place, and the people will shout: “May God bless it! May God bless it”. Then another message came to me from the LORD: “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. For these seven lamps represent the eyes of the LORD that search all around the world.”

Hebrews 11:1    Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

From Netbibe: http://classic.net.bible.org/verse.php?book=Heb&chapter=11&verse=1

*substance — hupostasis [5287]

Definition: 1) a setting or placing under
1a) thing put under, substructure, foundation
2) that which has foundation, is firm
2a) that which has actual existence
2a1) a substance, real being
2b) the substantial quality, nature, of a person or thing
2c) the steadfastness of mind, firmness, courage, resolution
2c1) confidence, firm trust, assurance
from a compound of 5259 and 2476; a setting under (support), i.e.
(figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance
(objectively or subjectively):-confidence, confident, person,
substance.

Faith is the foundation of our hope, it convinces us of the existence of  things we do not see! 

Related:
Faith – Keep Walking!

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One Response to “Faith – Hold Fast!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    http://lifthimup.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/hebrews-111-our-foundation/

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