God's Transforming Power (7 of 8) by Ernest Easley

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God's Transforming Power (7 of 8)
Series: Journey in Faith
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 11.31; Joshua 2


Our Journey in Faith study brings us this morning once again to Hebrews 11 .. God's Hall of Faith.

That's where we are going to begin this morning: Hebrews 11. Now chances are great that I am talking to some people here that are fighting a ghost from the past.

For you .. it may be that you've committed some tragic sin that nobody ever found out about. Your ghost may be a criminal record. For others .. your ghost may be a mental or emotional breakdown that you had that nobody in Marietta, Georgia knows about.

For you .. your ghost may be a sexual sin or an addiction and you sometimes wonder, ''Who knows? What would people in my Sunday School class think if they found out? What would my friends think of me if word somehow got out?''

Well .. before you throw in the towel thinking that your situation is hopeless .. I want to introduce you to a woman who had many ghosts and in spite of them .. God saved her and used her and blessed her. And not only her .. but her entire family!

We read about her in Hebrews 11.30-31, ''By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.''

Now you think that you've got a closet full of ghosts .. Rahab was a prostitute! She sold her body to any man who had the money! In fact .. do you see the word ''harlot'' in verse 31? It is the Greek word ??????????where we get the English word ''porno'' or ''pornography.''

Rahab's life was out of control! She was full of guilt and remorse! She had no respect for herself! She was on the road to destruction. She was living in a condemned place living as a condemned person!

And yet ... God transformed her life! And what a transformation! She went from a tramp to a lady! He took this woman who stood condemned and set her free ...


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