Lord, I commit to you all the way. No holding back, no part of this life which is over.
You said that I am crucified to this world, and that is what I am. No part of this world is worthy of you, so I take nothing of it before you. Into your hands, I commit my spirit.
There is nothing this world has to offer. I hate it, with all of it’s corruption. While I may be in it, I am not of it. For I have died. I am crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that lives in me. The life I live, I live by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20.
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Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Luke wrote that his readers, Theophilus then and us today, would know the certainty of the things taught. The events that are important to us for our faith have been patiently and carefully researched and recorded for us by the hand of Luke. Luke, a Physician, was meticulous in details such as names and places, and his work stands is both divinely inspired scripture and noted as historical by historians as its facts line up with other historical markers.
The primary focus of the Gospel, the Gospel of the Kingdom (Matthew 24:14), is the Kingdom, is the faith Jesus demonstrated through His life as who He was, and the work crucifixion in working our salvation. Without the cross, there would be no salvation for us. Without His birth, it never would have gotten started!
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Faith is a substance. Faith is a communicable dis-ease with the status quo. Faith makes a way where there seems to be no way, and calls those things that are not as though they are. Faith looks beyond the facts, and sees God’s Truth, what He has said. Faith hopes beyond all hope, and is righteousness to God.
When one hears a Word of the Kingdom and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes and snatches it away. This is the word of the Kingdom. This is the Word of Faith, which we speak.
1 Corinthians 13:13 says that these three remain: faith, hope, and love. Hope is what we wait with expectancy to happen. Faith is the substance of that, now. We might hope for a piece of bread to eat, but Faith is to have the substance of that, despite my natural hand still being empty.