Lyrics to song “Faith Like That” by artist Jonah33.(+song at bottom of post)

Lyrics to song “Faith Like That” by artist Jonah33.(+song at bottom of post)

I Have Heard about the Days of old
About the men who followed You
And how they saw the Supernatural
And became the chosen few

So I come before You now
Tearing off my earthly crowns
for this one thing I have Found

I want Faith Like That
To see the dead rise
or to see You pass by
Oh I, I want Faith Like That
Whatever the cost
I’ll suffer the loss, Oh I
I want Faith Like That

I’m not Looking for a miracle
Signs and Wonders are things thereof
I caught a glimpse of what You want from me
and what I have is not enough

I read the story one more time
of Those who gave to You Their lives
With no fear or compromise

I want Faith Like That
To see the dead rise
or to see You pass by
Oh I, I want Faith Like That
Whatever the cost
I’ll suffer the loss, Oh I
I want the Faith That can move any mountain
and send them to the sea
I want the Faith that can break every stronghold
That keeps you, keeps you from me

I want Faith Like That
To see the dead rise
or to see You pass by
Oh I, I want Faith Like That

I want Faith Like That
To see the dead rise
or to see You pass by
Oh I, I want Faith Like That
Whatever the cost
I’ll suffer the loss, Oh I
I want Faith Like That, a Faith like that

Rationalism is still given lip service by modern man, but …

“Rationalism is still given lip service by modern man, but it has been largely abandoned by modern thought. It represents an obviously borrowed desire for meaning and progress. Modern thought is now largely void of any real conception of truth or knowledge. This is evidence of its decline and coming death. In a time of crisis it will offer no hope or solace to man, only the echo of his descent into meaninglessness. The alternative, a rigorously Biblically-based faith and thought, will then appear far more reasonable to humbled men.”
~ Mark Rushdoony

“Men of Faith” by R. J. Rushdoony

“Men of Faith”
by R. J. Rushdoony

In Hebrews 11, we have a catalog of Old Testament saints who manifested true faith and were greatly used of God. In Hebrews 11:33–40, we have a summary statement which reminds us that to serve God means also to face the hostility of a fallen world. These men who conquered kingdoms, administered justice, shut the mouths of lions, and routed the enemy (Heb. 11:33–34), also suffered greatly in the process. David did subdue kingdoms, but he was also a hunted man in the mountains. Isaiah was a very great statesman and prophet, but he was sawn asunder. Daniel did stop the mouths of the lions, but he suffered enmity and imprisonment.

These and others illustrate the truth of the old saying, “No cross, no crown.” Our faith at times requires us to stand against hostile forces who want no truth spoken, nor any good done.

Because we live in a fallen world, it is childish thinking to expect our faith to flourish without contradiction. It is fairy tale thinking to believe that wishing will make it so, or that by passing a law we can change men, or usher in a new paradise on earth.

Men pretend to love justice, and to work for it, when their true dedication is to getting their will done. Remember, the men who fought against David, Daniel, and Isaiah were often men in high places, the important and supposedly “good” men of their day. Few of the people in Scripture had problems with the criminals of their time. More commonly, their opposition came from “important” people who were supposedly the champions of law and order.

What we have in Hebrews 11 is a list of men of faith, not practical men. Their enemies were people who moved in terms of human realities, not God’s realities. However, as Disraeli once observed, “Practical men are men who practice the blunders of their predecessors.” Men of faith move in terms of the Word of God.

Taken from “A Word in Season: Daily Messages on the Faith for All of Life, Vol. 6,” p. 136.

“NOT SAVED” by C.H. Spurgeon.

“NOT SAVED” by C.H. Spurgeon.
“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jer. 8:20).

NOT SAVED! Dear reader, is this your mournful plight?
Warned of the judgment to come, bidden to escape for your life,
and yet at this moment not saved? You know the way of
salvation, you read it in the Bible, you hear it from the pulpit, it
is explained to you by friends, and yet you neglect it, and
therefore are not saved. You will be without excuse when the
Lord shall judge the quick and dead. The Holy Spirit has given
more or less of blessing upon the word which has been
preached in your hearing, and times of refreshing have come
from the divine presence, and yet you are without Christ. All
these hopeful seasons have come and gone—your summer and
your harvest have past—and yet you are not saved.

Years have followed one another into eternity, and your last
year will soon be here; youth has gone, manhood is going, and
yet you are not saved. Let me ask you—Will you ever be saved?
Is there any likelihood of it? Already the most propitious
seasons have left you unsaved: will other occasions alter your
condition? Means have failed with you—the best of means,
used perseveringly and with the utmost affection—what more
can be done for you? Affliction and prosperity have alike failed
to impress you; tears and prayers and sermons have been
wasted on your barren heart. Are not the probabilities dead
against your ever being saved? Is it not more than likely that
you will abide as you are till death forever bars the door of
hope? Do you recoil from the supposition? Yet it is a most
reasonable one: he who is not washed in so many waters will in
all probability go filthy to his end. The convenient time never
has come; why should it ever come? It is logical to fear that it
never will arrive, and that, Felix-like, you will find no
convenient season till you are in hell. Oh, bethink you of what
that hell is, and of the dread probability that you will soon be
cast into it!

Reader, suppose you should die unsaved, your doom no words
can picture. Write out your dread estate in tears and blood, talk
of it with groans and gnashing of teeth; you will be punished
with everlasting destruction from the glory of the Lord, and
from the glory of His power. A brother’s voice would fain
startle you into earnestness. Oh, be wise, be wise in time, and
ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to
the uttermost. Consecrate these last hours to lonely thought, and
if deep repentance be bred in you, it will be well; and if it lead
to a humble faith in Jesus, it will be best of all. Oh, see to it that
this year pass not away, and you an unforgiven spirit. Let not
the new year’s midnight peals sound upon a joyless spirit. Now,
Now, NOW, believe, and live. “Escape for thy life; look not
behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the
mountain, lest thou be consumed.”