Thursday, February 23, 2017

FAITH: Wrestling Presumption!






Miss Faith Was Building Her House!
She Claimed For Her House Name
Genuine Faith
AND
Ordered Her Bricks
And Other Supplies
And Set About Her Business
Following After God's Goodness!

For The Foundation Of Genuine Faith
Faith Had
The Promises
AND
Provisions Of The Scriptures!
It Was A Mighty Undertaking
AND
That Foundation Was Solid Rock!
Faith Was Happy In The Lord
AND
About Her Lot!

Things Were Moving Along Apace
AND
Faith Knew
Her House Would Never Show Itself A Disgrace
So
Brick By Brick
Genuine Faith
Was Being Built Up
Until The Ring Beam
Was The New Row In Sight:


  • Agonizing Faith
  • Saving Faith
  • Trusting Faith
  • Holy Faith
  • Presumptuous Faith
  • Wavering Faith
  • Faith For Today
  • Faith For The Way


Suddenly, A Shout Was Heard ...

Miss Faith!
Miss Faith!
There Is A Problem
With Two Of The Special Bricks
In Your Ring Beam!
They Are Exposing Cracks In Genuine Faith
AND
In Jesus' Name They Must Be Replaced
Or
Your Christian Faith
Will Become A Notable Disgrace!

Oh, Lord
What Shall I Do?!

Trust And Obey!
I Will Take Care Of You!

Trial Of Faith
Please Tell Me True
Which Are The Bricks
That I Must Replace
To Avoid The State Of Disgrace?

Miss Faith,
For One
You Must Replace That Presumptuous Faith!
Faith That Doesn't Lead To Obedience
Is Presumption
That Seed Of Satan
Which Claims The Promise
While Hiding Behind Sin
Excusing Bad Behavior
Daring God To Deliver Favor
When In Known Disfavor Walking!

Oh, Dear!
Oh, Dear!
Lord, Please Forgive!
I Am Sorry!
That Is Not How I Desire To Live!

Trial Of Faith
Is There Another Brick?!
I Desire A Strong House
So Tell Me, Please
So I Can Make My Necessary Changes Now!

Sorry To Say It
But
Say It
I Must
For
Wavering Faith
Is Wedged In Your Wall
AND
This Is The One Brick
Which Causes
The Deaf Ears Upon Which Such Prayers Fall!

If You Want Your House Called
Genuine Faith
To Truly 
Firmly Stand
Wavering Faith Must Be Dug Out
Or 
Your House Will Be
Like A Reed House
Solidly Built On Shifting
Sinking
Even
Quick Sand!

Oh, Lord
Most Glorious!
You Who Are Kind And True
Please Fix My Faith For
I Am Pleading
And
I Am Depending Upon You!
You Word Is My Lamp
Showing Me Where To Put My Feet
And
The Light Along My Pathway
Showing Me The Clear Way!
You Are My Shepherd!
I Am Your Sheep
You Are The King Of Love
You Guide Guard
And
Me
You Safely Keep!

I Desire To See The Mount Zion
That Beautiful City Of God
But 
I Know That I Shall Not Get There
If
I Indulge Wavering  Faith
That Messenger
Sent By Satan
The Cruel Fraud!

Lord,
You Are My Father
The Lover Of My Soul
And
My Very Best Friend!
Please, I Beseech You
Defend My Cause!
Defend!

I Am Leaning On You, Lord
Believing
Trusting
Walking The Holy Way
And
I Desire My Mustard Seed Of Faith To Grow
So Help Me, Lord
To Give Wavering Faith
The Holy Heave Ho!

I Am Thine, Dear Lord!
It's The Heavenly Voice That I Long Ever To Hear
Rid Me Of ThoseTraits
That Are Not Thine!
Remove From My Heart 
Doubt
Fear
And Indeed
That Wavering Faith
And
Replace It With Genuine Faith
The Name That My House Calls Out!
AMEN.

You Should Also Know That ...

Nominal Faith 
Also Tried 
To Get In
BUT
Exercised Faith
Threw Him Out!
Many Were Faith's Tests And Trials
AND
Enduring Faith
- Longing For Salvation -
Could Be Regularly Heard Shouting Out!

Faith's Faith Was Tested And Tried
AND
Proved To Be Bona Fide
BUT
She Does Not Rest Upon Her Laurels
AND
She Does Not Let Her Vigilance
Into Complacency
Slide!

Faith's House 
Called
Genuine Faith 
Was Built
AND
It Carries A Roof 
Called
Jesus' Faith
That Goes Under The Foundation
Upon Which Faith Leans
Before She Thinks To Exit Her Door
AND
Her Faith - Genuine Faith -
Is Now Hard-Core!

The Body Without The Spirit Is Dead
AND
So, Too
Genuine Faith
Without The Love Of The Lord
That Causes Faith To Work
Is Dead
AND
Is As Useful As
A Whole Soleless Shoe!

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How Is YOUR Faith
Working Out For YOU?!

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Upon What
Is
The House Of Your Faith
Built?