Faith motivates us to look forward to the heavenly treasures and to lose sight of the earthly ones; faith motivates us to take the road of suffering, abuse and shame instead of the road to the wealth of the world; faith strengthens us to leave Egypt behind with its treasures, in pursuit of the heavenly reward.

Faith is the boat in which we can cross the waters of an ocean without being worried and overwhelmed, believing His presence to be always with us; faith destroys any walls of stubbornness and gives us a humble heart before God; faith gives the courage to do what is before us without fear of the unknown and extinguishes the power of darkness with its weapon raging against us.

Faith perseveres in trials of persecution, for it looks beyond life on earth and circumstances, to the heavenly reward promised.  The heroes of faith, although having not received the fulfillment of what was promised, knew and believed that God was going to fulfill His promises sometime in the future, even after they had been gone, for they believed that God also had them in mind to be partakers  of the promise through faith.

Since we are surrounded by these witnesses, it is fit for us to rid of all that hinders us from exercising faith in the pursuit of heaven. Let’s look forward only to Him Who promised, to Him Who is the author and finisher of our faith- YAHSHUA.  Let’s run confidently with hope in suffering, believing for the better things promised, as we are bound to our heavenly abode from where our God waits us!

In redemption is regeneration; in the molding into the image of God’s Son is sanctification; in the fulfillment of God’s promises is glorification. Exercise faith and rejoice in the promise of heaven, for earth is nothing more than a road we must pass through. Therefore, never lose sight of the direction to heaven.


Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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