Stepping Out Always Wins
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2 Corinthians 5:7
6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Master –
7 for we walk by belief, not by sight
8 we are of good courage, and are well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Master.
When we started our plan to leave our home in Laurinburg, we started packing before we knew where we were going….(Lead into stepping out on faith)
Leaps of faith is the act of taking a risk based on the knowledge and faith that a intercessor will intercede to make everything work out accordingly.
Luke 1:37 – 37 “because with Elohim no matter shall be impossible.
To take a step out on faith and follow Him, you need seven things.
Faith, Obedience, Submission, Love, Courage, Trust and a Foundation
You cannot have faith without any of the others and you cannot have any of the others without having faith.
James 2:14 – 14 My brothers, what use is it for anyone to say he has belief but does not have works? This belief is unable to save him.
Coming to the faith starts with a leap of faith (Hebrews 11:1) that will build our foundation (1 Cor. 3:11), then we fall flat in trouble and turn to the Most High, we submit (James 4:7). The moment we submit, we showed courage (Matthew 10:26–28), started a relationship with trust (1 Peter 2:6, Romans 8:28), that in turn begins the minor stages of obedience
(John 14:21-24, (Don’t tell me you can’t do it. Romans 8:7-10 7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able, 8 and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His. 10 And if Messiah is in you, the body is truly dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness. Nkjv 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.) which is a form of reverence and love. Finally, we form love (Deuteronomy 6:5, Luke 10:27) in its most natural form for each one of us and it grows from there.
I have a couple of examples to show you.
1 And it came to be after these events that Elohim tried Aḇraham, and said to him, “Aḇraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
2 And He said, “Take your son, now, your only son Yitsḥaq, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriyah, and offer him there as an ascending offering on one of the mountains which I command you.”
3 And Aḇraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Yitsḥaq his son. And he split the wood for the ascending offering, and arose and went to the place which Elohim had commanded him.
4 And on the third day Aḇraham lifted his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
5 So Aḇraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go over there and worship, and come back to you.”
6 And Aḇraham took the wood of the ascending offering and laid it on Yitsḥaq his son. And he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
7 And Yitsḥaq spoke to Aḇraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “See, the fire and the wood! But where is the lamb for an ascending offering?”
8 And Aḇraham said, “My son, Elohim does provide for Himself the lamb for an ascending offering.” And the two of them went together.
9 And they came to the place which Elohim had commanded him, and Aḇraham built a slaughter-place there and placed the wood in order. And he bound Yitsḥaq his son and laid him on the slaughter-place, upon the wood.
10 And Aḇraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son,
11 but the Messenger of יהוה called to him from the heavens and said, “Aḇraham, Aḇraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy, nor touch him. For now I know that you fear Elohim, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
13 And Aḇraham lifted his eyes and looked and saw behind him a ram caught in a bush by its horns, and Aḇraham went and took the ram and offered it up for an ascending offering instead of his son.
12 And the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city – bring them out of this place!
13 For we are going to destroy this place, because the cry against them has grown great before the face of יהוה, and יהוה has sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place, for יהוה is going to destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be as one joking.
28 And Kĕpha answered Him and said, “Master, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 And He said, “Come.” And when Kĕpha had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to יהושע.
30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Master, save me!”
31 And immediately יהושע stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little belief, why did you doubt?”
6 But without belief it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Elohim has to believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him.
2 Timothy 4:7
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have guarded the belief.
2 Samuel 2:1
1 Kings 17:9