Stephen – Faith & Power
June 9, 2010
Sorry that I haven’t been posting too much.
This year has been BUSY! Not that that is bad…it’s been good.
I always find it amazing when I read something in God’s word and then I hear something on the radio that is the exact same word (scripture). Today it was dealing with Stephen and his dissertation to the high priest.
I’m thinking — if I was in that situation, would I be able to do what Stephen did? I would like to think so…since it really wasn’t him but the Holy Spirit working through Him. He was in tune with the Holy Spirit. Why…he was full of FAITH and of the Holy Ghost. Full of faith.
FAITH – Strong’s Concordance:
1) conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it
a) relating to God
1) the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
b) relating to Christ
1) a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
c) the religious beliefs of Christians
d) belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
2) fidelity, faithfulness
a) the character of one who can be relied on
Later on it says POWER —
Can we still have this same FAITH and POWER today?