Now you know that we're studying through Hebrew eleven, God's Hall of Fame and we're telling you the way to be in God's Hall of fame is to be a believer. Because when God comes to sum you up, and when God measures you, and when God rewards you, He says, According unto your faith, be it unto you, or according to your faith, be it unto you. Not according to your fame, not according to your fortune, not according to your friends, not according to your feelings, not according to your fate, but according to your faith be it unto you. And so I want to pastor a church where the people believe God. I want to be the kind of Pastor that believes God. And so I'm preaching a series of messages that I trust will engender faith in your heart an heart. And bless God they're doing something for me, whether they are doing anything for you, I know not but their doing something for me. And we've come here to Hebrews, chapter 11, and verse 30, as we move right on through these episodes, these grand stories of faith. And we read here in Hebrews, chapter 11, and verse 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about 7 days, By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were compassed about 7 days-that is, after they were circled-for 7 days. Well, ladies and gentlemen, may I say that Jericho lay before the children of Israel. God had promised the children of Israel a land that flowed with milk and honey but between them and the fulfillment of God's promise and God's plan and God's provision for their life was mighty Jericho. Jericho was a great city;. It was great in antiquity one of the oldest civilizations known to men. it was great in iniquity. They were unspeakably immoral. Great in enormity, a city strong and powerful, with walls all around it. And it seemed as though it was impregnable. It seemed as though it were unconquerable. It seemed as though it said to Joshua and to the children of Israel, Stay out and stay away from the fulfillment of God's promises for. Now, what does that mean to me today? And what does that mean to you' Because we've told you in studying any passage of Scripture, you have to ask 3 questions: #I--What did it mean then? #2--What does it mean now? #3--What does it mean to me personally? Well, we know what it meant then. Here was an obstacle between the people of God and the promises of God that had to be removed.
Now, what does it mean today? It means today that there are still people of God and there are still obstacles, and they still need to be removed. What does it mean to me personally? It means to me personally that through the Lord Jesus Christ and by faith I too can be victorious. Because in your life and in my life the devil will see to it that there is some great obstacle that looms large and impossible between us and the plan of God and the will of God for our lives. Something that stands between us and the dreams of our youth, something tha ...
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