Monday, August 29, 2005

Luke - Everlasting Faith

Luke 18:25  For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Luke 18:26  And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
Luke 18:27  And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

A friend shared with me an article saying that many have tried to make the eye of the needle something else than it says. One story is that there is a gate in Jerusalem that was so narrow that the camel had to be unloaded to go through it. The story was one which was more lore than reality. There is no evidence of this gate. Another interesting observation was that although the eye of the needle is very small, that by faith in God, all things are possible. I agree with the word as written. Another parable speaks of tiny faith that grows.  

Luke 13:18  Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
Luke 13:19  It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

Sometimes the tree grows as a large church, by false words, itching ears, to bring the world in, but to not change their hearts. Godlike faith grows as we feast on the word of truth.  

Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  

All things are possible by this type of faith in the Living God. There is eternal life and rewards for this kind of faith.  

Luke 18:28  Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
Luke 18:29  And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
Luke 18:30  Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

Rewards now, a great increase of good things, and eternal life with our Lord Jesus. This is for me, will you commit yourself to this faith?

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