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Faith To See Him Who Is Invisible (12 of 12)
Series: The Heavenly Vision - Seeing the Invisible
Dr. Stan Coffey
II. REPROACH RECEIVED
III. REWARD RESPECTED
Tonight I want to direct your attention to Hebrews Chapter 11 and I want us to look beginning in Verse 24. Last Sunday night we talked about faith, what it is, the definition of faith as given in the word of God. We talked about the dynamic of faith, God's demand for faith.
Without faith it is impossible to please God and then the development of faith, how to grown faith and how to continue in faith by looking unto Jesus, who is the author and the finisher of our faith.
In Hebrews 11 Verse 24, we are given Moses as a great example of faith. I want to talk tonight about "Faith to See Him Who Is Invisible." Verse 24 about the riches Moses refused and it tells us about the reproach Moses received and it tells us about the reward Moses respected.
It tells us that all of this he did by faith. He made a choice of faith and he could not see it with the eye or sense it with any of his other senses but just by faith in God Moses made a choice and a decision that changed his life and changed his destiny. All of us have those choices to make in our lives.
"BY FAITH MOSES, WHEN HE WAS COME TO YEARS, REFUSED TO BE CALLED THE SON OF PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER; CHOOSING RATHER TO SUFFER AFFLICTION WITH THE PEOPLE OF GOD, THAN TO ENJOY THE PLEASURES OF SIN FOR A SEASON;
ESTEEMING THE REPROACH OF CHRIST GREATER RICHES THAN THE TREASURES IN EGYPT: FOR HE HAD RESPECT UNTO THE RECOMPENCE OF THE REWARD. BY FAITH HE FORSOOK EGYPT, NOT FEARING THE WRATH OF THE KING: FOR HE ENDURED, AS SEEING HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE."
Now in this passage we see three enemies that Moses overcame by faith. God wants us to be overcomers and the same enemies that Moses had you and I have.
There was first of all the world represented by Egypt. The Bible says, "By faith, he forsook Egypt." Then th ...
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