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  • Writer's pictureKent Hodge

The Faith that Counts

It’s always high risk following the truth. Imagine being in Egypt when Moses gave a vision of a new kind of world. The new world doesn’t appear immediately. It’s a transition, when the corruption slowly and forcefully yields to the inevitable new rule. Like Pharaoh, it doesn’t give up easily. Even when the dawn has come, Pharoah still raises his army to hold on. But this only ensures his end. Imagine believing in the face of constant contradiction from the “evidence” (Pharaohs’ power.) You are seeing the unseen and refusing to let it go until it is established reality. When the reality comes, will you have pre-purchased shares in it, invested all your wealth-stores in it? Or will it be too late?

“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.” (Hebrews 11:24-28) He accepted Christ’s blood as a sign on a new world, walking in its faith, love and hope, so destroyer had no place in his heart.

Imagine the contradictions he suffered, from his own people, who in their hearts couldn’t take the risk, but instead called his vision folly and his new world a delusion. But yet he believed the one who called him, the unseen truth as much more real and solid than the visible and dominant lie. Faith in God is truth, it is integrity, it is corruption free. But it’s not for the faint hearted.

And God was faithful. Hold on, God remains faithful.

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