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Monday, March 9, 2009


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Genuine biblical believers must keep faith mighty.

World-think whispers to believers to give up, cave in and throw in the towel. But those into Scripture know that true believers were often tossed against life’s wall. Yet their faith brought God’s hand down upon the situation.

Escaping Hebrews were thrown against the formidable Red Sea. God’s hand reached down to scoop up the waters, pushing them to right and left to make a roadway through.

Three Hebrews were thrown into the enemy’s fiery furnace. God’s hand reached down to insulate them against the flames.

Jesus was thrown against the devil’s grip and the grave’s gaping mouth. God’s hand reached down to bring Him back from the dead.

Today’s believers are confronted with the Marxist Muslim B. Hussein’s ungodly regime. God’s hand will reach down in some way to cause the righteous remnant to rejoice over their enemies.

Faith is a gift. One cannot manufacture faith. It is presented by God to those who call upon Him, even those who are weak in faith. If that faith is but the size of a mustard seed, God honors that faith with His mighty response.

“And Moses said to the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will show you today. . .The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:13-14).

The righteous remnant must fear not, stand still and see the “salvation of the Lord.” God is faithful. He rewards His children’s faith.

We have on the other hand charlatans of false faith. Oprah Winfrey is a prime example. She uses the biblical terms such as “God” but she has no biblical definition at work in her prophetess’ New Age shenanigans.

Oprah tells her disciples to listen to the inner voice for direction. Her inner voice is not the Holy Spirit. It is the unholy spirit to whom she has yielded. It will one day damn her.

The righteous remnant’s faith is pure in that it is cleansed by the Word of God, not the philosophical weavings of false teachers such as Oprah. The Scriptures keep the remnant’s faith informed properly.

Fear not. Stand still. See the salvation of the Lord. All of this is workable. It is honored by the indwelling Holy Spirit’s directives moment by moment to the true Christians.