🗣MEMORY VERSE: _”And these all, having obtained a better report through faith, received not the promise:”_ (Hebrews 11:39)
The Holy Bible tells us that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Messiah who came out as the seed of Abraham, our father of faith. God promised Israel a Messiah even through a prophetic word from His servant Moses. This Messiah was to save Israel from all sorts of predicaments which confronted them as God’s chosen people.
This Messiah we are referring to, is our Lord Jesus Christ who was rejected and despised by his fellow Jews *because they anticipated a political Messiah who would stand for what they misconstrued to be lawful*. However, salvation became a “common food” for all who believe in Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world. *It is by this that we have obtained salvation out of His “excellent ministry” and “better covenant”(Hebrews 11:39).*
Hebrews 11 is a very popular chapter which contains a lot of summarized ministries of some notable ministers and servants of God who lived their lives in faith. Though they had full assurance in the Messiah’s advent, they didn’t live to see the promise. Moses, David, Isaiah, and almost all the prophets spoke about His coming.
At this point, let us pause to brainstorm some of the men of faith such as Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses for the sake of time. *By obeying the commandments of God, Christ was the life they lived; because they didn’t live to see the Word made flesh. However, they could not be made perfect under the law.* Their lives were still with flaws because Christ the Testator had not been sacrificed for the remission of the sins of all nations.
“NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). It comes from hearing the Word of God. All those who lived to please the LORD had good reports through faith as we are reading of them today. Christ Jesus has accomplished His mission and He is still with us in the form of His Spirit. *He has graced us so much that our reports through faith should be better than the great men in the Old Testament.*
*Graced to have the Spirit of God permanent with us until the end of the world, our lives must be loaded with faith which will build us into Christ.* The earlier people of God were striving under the law to be perfect and that was never going to be possible until Christ the Passover Lamb was sacrificed for our perfection. *Produce better reports through faith under the grace!*
*PRAYER:* My life is an evidence of better report through faith in Christ. *AMEN*