July 5th, 2010tle|
Our Weekly Devotional
from Rich Allcorn Ministries
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This month we will be discussing "faith" ...
We will look at what faith is, what you "do" when you apply faith, and what you "don't do", to get results!
Join us this month for the "Faith Series" ...
by pastor Rich Allcorn
In Hebrews 11:1, the Bible says that "Now faith" is what we need. "Now faith" is the evidence of things hoped for, the assurance of things not yet seen! (ref: Hebrews 11:1)
Have I got your attention? Let's take a look at this "now faith". From what we just read, "now faith" is evidence ... "the" evidence, of what you're hoping for! What is evidence?
ev- i - dence [ev-i-dins] noun
1. that which tends
to prove or disprove something; grounds for belief; proof.
2. something that
makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible
evidence of his fever.
3. Law . data presented to a court or
jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony
of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
Evidence of your "now faith" is the "proof", to "make plain or clear" what you've prayed for!
The Bible also says that "now faith" is the "assurance"
of things not yet seen! What is assurance?
as·sur·ance [uh-shoor-uhns] noun
Now please take notice as this word's definitions really opens up some understanding here! "Assurance" is a "positive declaration" to give evidence (or proof); a promise or pledge; full confidence; freedom from timidity (or boldness); and please notice the last one listed as "chiefly British" ... is your "insurance"? That is a "sealed, secured backup that you will succeed" ... insurance!
One could summarize "assurance" as your "declaration", your "promise", and your "boldness" in believing what you have applied your faith towards! You have "insurance" that your faith "will succeed" ... because you have "assurance". The "evidence" is your proof, that your faith has already succeeded!
So your "now faith" is the "evidence", the "proof", the "insurance" ... that the things you've "hoped for" ... things that are "not yet seen" ... have already come to pass! They are "done"! It - is - established ... even before it has even happened! And your evidence, your proof, that what you've prayed for ... that what you're "hoping for" ... has already come ... is in your confession, your boldness, and your actions!
Take this and study it ... chew on it ... digest it!
And glean all that you can ... until next week!
Check out our series for the month of July where we consider the "working man" ... and we find whether the "Ward Cleaver" work routine works, or is it just a fantasy that we've been sold that keeps us in bondage.
See ya' next week!!
Make me proud!
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Weekly Devotions from Pastor Rich |
pastor Rich Allcorn
Romans 1:17 "...
the just shall live by faith"
Galations 3:7"Know and understand that it is
[really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of
Abraham."The Just Shall Live by Faith
All of us have heard the scripture that goes something like this: "the just shall live by faith
". But how many of us really DO live by faith?
In the month of July, we are going to look at the issues relating to "living by faith". I want to warn you though, this is NOT for the weak. You are either truly committed to following and to walking in the Word of God - to it's fullest - or you are not!
Make me proud!NOTE: The teaching series during the month of July covers the life of "Living By Faith" ... don't miss the series, staring with the July 5th
WORD CHURCH Rich & Jane Allcorn, sr. pastors their sons: Joshua & JohnAssociate Pastors: Margarett Parker, field ministries Worldwide Outreach: Spirit of Truth Ministries, Int'l Affiliate Ministries: Williamson County Cowboy Church and Corey Ross MinistriesHouse of Power Outreach and Tory Gant Ministries
________________________________About the Pastors
I'm a hopeless romantic! I write poetry, short stories, and
songs. I love rainy and foggy days. (sorry, that's me) I like to take
walks with my wife through nature, go camping with her in the outdoors,
and take my Jeep and go places we really can't go in a normal car. I
can't wait for us to get a motorcycle! We both love to ride!
I love to sit in the woods and listen to the
raindrops after a rain as they slowly drip from the leaves, in the
quiet of the woods.
My feelings run deep -
really deep. My values are true, solid, black-and-white. My commitments
are true, as well. I am a believer in "absolutes"! When I am your
friend, there are no "grey areas" with me - you're my friend - period.
That survives all attacks, all obstacles, and all that we may go
I'm not perfect, but my beliefs are solid, deep-rooted, and of honor and
character. These are what keep me grounded, as a friend, and as a
person ... and they're what bring me back when I stray or fall short.
My wife is that way too. I guess that's why we are such a perfect
She's that sparkle in my
eye, the twinkle in my smile, the dance in my step, the hop in my walk,
and the object of my affections!
We go camping together, Jeeping together, traveling together, and we
even work out together! When we go out in public together, I climb over
2 notches on the social scale just because I'm seen in public with her!
We like much of the same foods, so we cook together and compare
recipes. We learn from one another. She's my pal, my friend, my lover,
and my partner in life. We even do Weight Watchers together! We've been called that "Mad About You" couple
you've seen on TV! When we minister together, it's obvious that we
I believed God for Jane. She was a "special order", I assure you! He put
things in her personality, her physique, and her walk ... all the
things about her are things God knew that I wanted and needed! She is His expression of love, to me!
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Rich & Jane Allcorn
RICH ALLCORN MINISTRIES