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The Bible says that without faith it’s “impossible to please God.” Faith determines the destiny of the man or woman of God. It determines their identity and value. Every blessing is received and every obstacle is overcome by faith. The whole of the victorious Christian life is lived completely by faith.
Moses became a man of God by faith. Every act in which God used Moses was an act of faith. Every miracle he experienced was wrought by faith. Faith is the common denominator in every victorious man and woman.
The Bible points to three specific choices in which Moses acted in faith. First he chose a new identity. The Scriptures say, “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter” (Hebrews 11:24). Moses faced an identity crisis. How would he be known: as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter or the son of a Hebrew slave? Moses made the right choice. He chose identity with God’s people.
Many believers live in defeat because they’ve made the wrong choice about their identity. They’re ashamed to be identified with Christ and His people. Consequently, they’re always defeated. If we are to walk in victory, we cannot be ashamed of the Savior and His people.
Moses also made a choice about what was really important in life. His faith led to a very high system of values. Values are simply those things that are important to us. As long as he lived in Egypt, Moses had the wrong set of values. God brought him to a place where he had to choose: fame and fortune or persecution and disgrace. Moses chose the latter, and he became one of the most famous men in history. Fame and fortune always looks good on the outside, but they are rotten on the inside and eventually will drag a person to defeat. On the other hand, obedience to God at any price appears difficult and often dangerous, but leads to life and victory — and can possible lead to the fame we refused to seek. The Bible says that Moses “chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward” (Hebrews 11:25, 26).
Finally, Moses chose faith over fear. He chose to trust the One he could not see, instead of fearing one he saw every day. Satan would have had Moses keep his focus on the king. Instead, Moses kept his eyes on the King of Kings. “By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).
Many Christians begin well in their walk with God, but finish poorly. Fear cripples them. Perseverance is produced by faith. Fear and faith can’t live in the same house. Faith leads to victory over a lifetime. It’s a matter of choice. Moses chose to look to God. What’s your choice?
Hebrews : Chapter 11
23) By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24) By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25) He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26) He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27) By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28) By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29) By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
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