Your Spiritual Workout
If you put down your bible, stopped going to church, and disassociated yourself with believers, what would your life be like? Could you sustain a relationship with God without the testimonies of the saints, the written word, and being filled with the Holy Ghost? Abraham didn't have a bible, Torah, church, or a background of a believing family. In fact, his fathers were idolaters. (Joshua 24:2) Yet, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20) Neither did Moses have a bible or a church, but “...He endured, as seeing him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:27)
There are many more accounts of people who have a lot less information than we have, but a lot more experience with God. When I hear a phrase like, The bible days , I wonder, what bible? Enoch didn't have a bible. These people were moved by something much more intense than the bible and had a lot less to go on. So what did they have that we don't? Today, it is very subtly suggested that they had more than we have which is the furthest from the truth. These all died in faith, not having received the promises... God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ... This is just a little proof that we have much more! So what makes it so hard? Why do we hear more about the struggle we're in than the power we've been given to make it through? Is that the Spirit of Christ in us? I teach directly from the bible, I fellowship with the saints, and I encourage you to do the same. It's just that if we don't get to where the bible is taking us, what will be our end? (Heb. 6:1) Our God is alive and the hope of glory is Christ in us. (Col. 1:27) If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17) You can't hope this will come; you've got to believe that it is. Look at the accounts of faith in Hebrews 11:36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder(cut in half), were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute(poor), afflicted, tormented;38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Their fellowship truly was with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. With whom is yours?