FAITH: What is it?

There is another planet Earth in the heavens but, it is not visible.

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).

Without a doubt, if an meteor shower or asteroid belt was about to destroy this heaven and earth, and another earth was now visible, more than likely every human being alive would be lining up to get onboard ‘spacecraft’ to get to this other earth.

For those of us in the kingdom of God we have FAITH in the Salvation of God (John 3:16) believing the word of God that there is New Heavens and a New Earth (Isaiah 65:17) (2 Peter 3:13) (Revelation 21:1).

“Now [FAITH] is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
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New Heavens and a New Earth (Isaiah 65:17) (2 Peter 3:13) (Revelation 21:1).

To this day, one of the most, if not the most unbelief held by countless people is that there is life is only on this earth. Furthermore, many hold beliefs that life began here on this earth. However, for those of us who believe the word of God; we without a doubt know that this heaven and earth is just one of many of God’s creations.

When God spoke to Job out of the whirlwind he asked: “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” (Job 38:31).
God created all space and the seven star systems (Amos 5:8), to name a few, “Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south” (Job 9:9).

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create” (Isaiah 65:17-18).

Jesus was very clear when he told his disciples, saying: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).

Jesus’ disciple John revealed saying: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1-2).
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This heaven and earth has a “shelf life” (Acts 17:26):

Although God “laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever” (Psalm 104:5); this heaven and earth is not a space of everlasting habitations (Matthew 24:35) (Mark 13:31) (Luke 21:33) (2 Peter 3:10).

“Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end” (Psalm 102:25-27). “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

God is where it all began; God is here today; and God will be forever. God’s eternal glory is above this earth and heaven (Psalm 148:13). Therefore, knowing that this heaven and earth will pass away, we should be very diligent in getting to where Jesus will have his kingdom.

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all” (Psalm 103:19).

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Time

This may not be a known fact but, our time on this earth is mere seconds from the point of view of God:

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

“[FOR A THOUSAND YEARS IN THY SIGHT ARE BUT AS YESTERDAY WHEN IT IS PAST, AND AS A WATCH IN THE NIGHT]” (Psalm 90:4).

“For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:9, 12).

“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light” (Psalm 36:9).

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Time is running out!

The signs around us are becoming clearer and clearer by the day in this world.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1–5).

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21).

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (1 John 2:15–17).

Jesus says: “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning” (Mark 13:35).
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Forever, forever and forever!

“Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever” (Psalm 119:160).

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness; God will establish it forever” (Psalm 48:1, 8).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:8–9).

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” (1 Peter 1:23).

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Paradise or Perdition?

Before this earth passes away, by the word of God there are only two outcomes after the Day of Judgment – Paradise, a place of everlasting habitations, or Perdition, a place of everlasting punishment.

Before the Last Day comes, while we are yet alive, we must make a decision before time runs out whether we would like to live forever or die of the second death (Revelation 20:12–15).

“And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” (Revelation 20:11, 14:11).

“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isaiah 33:14). “For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 4:24).

To not desire to live forever is to be led by spirit of error for and the desires, deceitfulness of riches, deceitfulness of sin and deception of the pleasures of life in this world which leads to perdition.

We would be wise to desire to live, not just for today, but beyond the Last Day. Desire this and we will live be led by the Spirit of God every day in the Kingdom of God. To desire to live forever would mean to finally be going home to Paradise (Psalm 46:4, 87:3)!
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Eternity:

Every human being alive today, if they have not already done so, must ask this question: “Where would I like to spend eternity?”

To assist in answering this question here is the word of God:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16, 17-18).
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, the Father says: “For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:21-24).

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

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Keep the Faith:

Whenever we face in our daily lives from struggles, setbacks and so on, we must keep the faith knowing that Jesus overcame this world, and he has encouraged us to be of good cheer to also overcome to endure to the end (Matthew 10:22) (John 16:33) (Revelation 3:21).

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD” (Lamentations 3:25-26).

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All that has been done in secret is already known by God.

Absolutely nothing upon this earth is hidden from God. God’s eyes are upon all humankind (Proverbs 15:3) (Zechariah 4:10); and in time there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.

“God that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?” (Psalm 94:9). “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:24).

“There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings” (Job 34:21–22).

All that has been done in secret is already known by God. Jesus says: “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” (Luke 8:17).

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