The Faith of Noah as we live in the Days of Noah
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Wednesday, Feb. 05, 2020
It is possible Paul wrote the book of Hebrews. There are a couple reasons why this might be the case.It is possible Paul wrote the book of Hebrews. There are a couple reasons why this might be the case.
First, in the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament books, Hebrews is included after Romans among the books written by the apostle Paul. This was taken as evidence that Paul wrote it. Some Eastern churches accepted Hebrews as canon earlier than in the West.
Second, both Clement of Alexandria (c. AD 150 – 215) and Origen (AD 185 – 253) claimed a Pauline association for the book but recognized Paul himself probably did not put pen to paper for this book, even though they did not know the scribe’s name. SCRIBES WERE COMMON! IT IS THOUGHT THAT PAUL HAD POOR EYESIGHT (THORN IN HIS SIDE) AND A SCRIBE WOULD BE NEEDED.
Clement of Alexandria suggests that Paul wrote the book originally in Hebrew and Luke translated it into Greek,
Paul’s Progression of Humility:Galatians 1:1 – Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead…) Seven years later:1 Corinthians 15:9 – For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. Four or five years later:Ephesians 3:8 – Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
At the end of his life:1 Timothy 1:15 – the chief of sinners
Love-based faith that is selfless.
Action-based faith that is courageous.
Prophecy-based faith of being a seer way before you actually see it.
Enduring faith that presses through suffering and hardship.
The remarkable reality of having joy in the midst of great sacrifice.
The Hebrews 11 Hall of Fame of Faith is not full of flawless saints but a mess of humanity and common people who God did incredible things through.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
New International Version puts it this way: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
New Living Translation says: Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
Hebrews 1:11 (PTV) – Faith comes to substance and reality from what you hoped for and your confidence is the evidence of faith while it is still unseen
Hebrews 11:2-7 – For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
There’s a lot of vindication that comes to you through faith.
The Last Days are “as the days of Noah.” Jesus said that in Matthew 24.
Genesis 6:5 tells us what was going on in the days of Noah. Genesis 6:5 – “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Genesis 6:7 – By faith Noah, (divine persuasion) being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved (took action) with godly fear, (awe of God) prepared an ark for the saving of his household.
Energama: the working of faith, the working of the Spirit Motion activated like the paper towel machines
Larry Randolph’s life message: ⦁ The coming flood – God storms, great revivals, shaking the heavens and moving the fountains of the deep.⦁ Genesis 7:11 – In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. ⦁ WE FOCUS ON THE RAIN AND FORGET THE UNDERGROUND EARTHQUAKE THAT STARTS THE TSUNAMI!
Pouring out His Spirit ⦁ This is a huge year of God pouring out His Spirit. ⦁ Who are the arks God is raising up from every nation?⦁ A level of preparation is involved – being a head of the curve ⦁ Running ahead of the rain like Elijah did. ⦁ A Noah anointing on me to prepare for what is coming. ⦁ OpenDoor is one of the arks God is raising up for this next great flood. Larry believes there are 7 of them. ⦁ Noah “being moved” took action. ⦁ Build the baby room before the baby comes. ⦁ Moved with Godly fear. Moved with awe.
The more lines you have out, the more likely you are to catch a fish. ⦁ THEY CAST NETS IN JESUS’ DAY. A PICTURE OF PRAYING WITH OTHERS FOR THE SALVATION OF ONE.⦁ The measure of your preparation is in direct proportion to the outpouring that is coming. ⦁ He has to have the materials and the resources coming to the “Noah’s” in the last days ⦁ The more determined you are to build this ark…⦁ The large arks – media and social media