Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 5, 2005
Faith is the currency of heaven

There is an everincreasing clash over what people believe about the origin of the earth.

Evolutionists see the earth, and in order to avoid believing in an unseen God as the creator, they choose to believe a totally unbelievable alternative — things just got here by chance. I have never seen anything get in order and stay in order without intervention.

Things left unattended don’t become more organized, but more disorganized. If our earth veered from its orbit, even the smallest amount, eventually it would lead to our freezing or burning up, depending on the direction. How could this perfect rotation happen by chance? The answer is simple — it couldn’t!

The beginning of the Bible gives the only possible explanation: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1 (NKJV) God not only created the heavens and the earth, but everything in it: All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:3 (NKJV)

The only reason God needed the world was for mankind.

The world in which we live is a temporary dwelling place for us until the day when we end up in one of two places for all eternity — heaven or hell, and our destiny is determined by our faith.

It is important to understand that just as money is the currency of earth, faith is the currency of heaven: Now faith is the substance [currency] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1 (NKJV)

And the Bible tells us that we all have a measure of this faith: For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Rom 12:3 (NKJV)

It is this “measure of faith” that gives us the ability to believe in Jesus Christ and receive eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)

When we chose not to use our “measure of faith” to believe, the result is that we remain in our former state — condemned: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18 (NKJV)

However, when we exercise our faith it removes our condemnation and brings salvation:

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Rom 10:10 (NKJV)

Concerning the use of faith, our salvation is only the beginning of a lifestyle of faith that continues to grow as we exercise it: For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live [operate their lives] by faith.” Rom 1:17 (NKJV) The way we do this is by determining God’s purposes and plans for us.

New Life Christian

Fellowship is using Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, in our cell groups (small groups that meet in homes), to help us discover what God has in mind for us.

Until we can tap into the mind of God, we will be limited by our own mind. God warns us against this: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 (NKJV)

Many churches are using this study and if this is being offered to you, by all means take advantage of it. If you are not involved in this study, we welcome you to join us. God bless you as you seek to determine God’s will for your life. Dale Jumpp is the pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship, 411 E. Utah Ave., Tooele. For more information, call (435) 843-7430 or visit their Website: www.newlifeoftooele. org.

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