Thoughts for Today – By Laurence Torr – Written 31st October 2014


Thoughts for Today –

By Laurence Torr –  Written  31st October 2014
Discouragement is never from the true God who is the creator of the heavens and earth and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, Is always and I mean always a God of Encouragement and love and a God of deliverance. The true God is a God that makes a way in the wilderness of life and rivers to run in the deserts of life.

Through the decades and through religion, God has been misrepresented, to the those that are lost and looking for true answers. God has been misrepresented as a God of hell and condemnation and fire.
I want to tell you and remind you, God is a good God, and has made available to mankind, life in all it fullness, a life through His son Jesus Christ, so that we can walk and live in victory and power and freedom from anything that would oppress us and suppress us and keep us in darkness
Man made religion always enslave, always judges, always condemns, if we don’t follow its rules and regulations and practises. Religion is what Men says what we should do and how we should live, and how we should be saved, and right with God, instead of showing people how God says we should do thing and the best way to live and to be saved.
Jesus Christ confronted the religious leaders of His day and time. His word then and today still stand strong and true to those that oppress the people of God. The leaders that were supposed to be serving Gods people and helping them were doing the opposite and keeping Gods people in bondage and fear, through their tradition…This is what Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day and time.
Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not
their hands when they eat bread.
Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition?

Firstly the scribes and Pharisees were the religious leaders of that day.

and here is the example Jesus gave to them. First he tells them this is what God says

Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that
curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

In the next verses Jesus, points out to them and reminds them this is what you say.

Matthew 15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by
whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Matthew 15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made
the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with
their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of

The scribes and the Pharisee, the religious leaders at that time, were not happy with Jesus Disciples, because they transgress the tradition of the elders, but Jesus reproves them by answering, why do you also transgress the commandments of God, see these leaders changed things to suit them, forgetting what God said was right or wrong, these guys were more concern with their traditions then following the heart of God they wanted people to follow their rules and regulations above that which God was saying ., and verse 6 Jesus said you have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. The delivering power of God, was of no effect in the leaders lives and the lives of those they were supposed to be helping and guiding, and ministering too. These leaders placed more importance on their traditions in verse 7 Jesus called them hypocrites, Jesus said this people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honours me with their lips but their hearts is far from me, but in vain they do worship me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
So we can see just from this record how God had been misrepresented, Jesus Called them hypocrites, or stage players they acted all so Godly but they were like a sepulchre nice on the outside but inside they were full of dead men bones, they cleanse the outside dressing up to look the part but there inward parts were rotten to the bone. they would say things that were oh so nice and say long and nice prayers but their hearts were far from God.
Religion always put on a show so it looks nice and sounds Godly, but their actions and words are dead, because their hearts were far from God.
Here we will see more of what Jesus said about the Scribes and Pharisees


Matthew 23:1-39 (KJV)

1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.



Jesus Christ came to set the record straight, by pointing out the false leaders and their works and their words. What did he say? let’s look at some of thing Jesus Christ warns us about and what to look for about religious and its manmade doctrines.
1) don’t do their works for they say But they don’t do the works themselves.
2) They bind heavy burdens grievous (Oppressive) to be borne and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
3) they do works so other see it (look at me I am the Leader)
4) They want to be Rabbi or master  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ)…………. this is my leader.
5) they love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues they want to be recognised as “The Leaders” they want the jet planes, the nice mansion to live in, the recognition.
6) They like being called Father and Master. but we have one Father which is God. and our master is Christ Jesus.
7) They wanted to be the greatest in contrast Jesus said be the one that serves.
8) They exalt themselves I have all the answers I know everything. but Jesus  said be humble.
9) They shut up the Kingdom of heaven against men they don’t go in and don’t let others who are entering in go in. they are going the wrong way and the people that were going the right way end up going the wrong way.
10) hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses and for a pretence make long prayer, they are pretenders. they did not spare widows, but devoured their substance and for a show make long prayers; to cover their wickedness, pretending great devotion and religion;
11) They search to convert someone from another country but made them twice the child from hell.
12) fools and blind leaders
13) for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: speak for it self.
14) for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
15) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
16) outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
17) ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
18) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,


Very strong words, but words of truth, Jesus showed the people the hypocrites and what to watch out for and he showed them the hearts of these blind leaders in contrast to true heart of God and His love and power , by healing the sick, cleansing the lepers raising the dead, bring them hope through his word which was with power.
Luke 4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
The people were amaze and struck with astonishment at his instruction to them what he taught them, for His word was with Power authority, bringing freedom.
Anyone can look and say they are doing the work of God, but what we need to look for is that word with power, the service, the love, the ministering to bring deliverance and freedom to the hearts and minds and bodies of those searching, bringing the good news of the gospel concerning Jesus Christ and the love of God, connecting people back to God through the word and ministry of reconciliation.
God’s true heart is for all men to saved and come unto a knowledge of the truth not religion not anything that enslaves or ensnares you, but the truth that sets you free.
1 Timothy 2:4 Who (God) will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth

John 8:32 . And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

2Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

This is the heart of God, our God is a good God and a God of encouragement, His heart for all men
is peace and good will. this good will in this verse Luke 2:14 means satisfaction, delight, kindness,
purpose, desire, good pleasure, this is the heart of God for all men and to come unto the knowledge of
the truth.

God wants all men to be saved and God has made it available through Jesus Christ for all to
be saved, but the choice is yours, if you’re not saved.. He also wants you to know the truth, not
religion or men opinions. God does not want any to perish but come to repentance, which means to
turnaround from the life your living now and turned to this good God which has the best life for you.

If you want this life and are not saved then you can receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour,
here is how to begin, this is something that you can do. you can confess or say Jesus is Lord and You
can believe God raised him from the dead


Romans 10:9-10 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.


If you say with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised Him for the dead then the scriptures say you are saved, you become a child of God, born again of the spirit of God. then the next thing you do is Make Jesus the Lord of your life, It is that simple. Find someone that can teach you Gods word, and begin to live the truth in your life not religion not man made theories.
If you are already born again, but recognize you are in bondage or enslaved through religion what men say about God. then I encourage you to get to a place where you can be taught the truth about God and His son Jesus Christ and the freedom that is your through Jesus Christ.
Remember Our God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is a God of encouragement He love everyone He is for you and with you, He has done everything for you through the accomplished works of His dear son Jesus Christ. The rest is up to You.
If you have an question and you’re searching for answers please feel free to email at
I pray you have been encouraged
much love
Laurence x

Set Your Love upon God – By Laurence Torr 27th October 2014

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Set Your Love upon God

By Laurence Torr

27th October 2014


All through the scripture we can see that God wants us to keep Him first and love Him with all our hearts soul minds and strength, that we from our own free will decision make God the first love of lives and because we have made God our first love, we will do what the Father instructs us to do, and there is great benefit to us when we love God and keep Him first in our lives and the top priory of our lives.

Psalms 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

King David here encourages us to love God and why we should love God, he points out the benefits. 1, Jehovah, preseveth the faithful the word preseveth means to protect to guard, maintain,  when we love  Jehovah, He will protect and provide for us as we are faithful to love Him and keep Him first by living the way He has called us to live. God  plentifully rewards the proud doer. see being faithful and doer of what God want us to do is the key, we need to be faithful doers of what God is asking us to do, and how to live.

Psalms 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Psalms 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.


Psalms 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation

As I have taught before this Psalm is a prophecy  primary concerning Jesus Christ, but we can also claim this as we are in Christ.  We can see here and in the life of Jesus Christ while he was living this earth, that Jesus set His love upon the Father, He is our ultimate example of how to love God and Keep Him first.  God says by way of King David here, Because He set His love upon me,

Number 1,  I (Jehovah) will deliver Him,

Number  2, I will set him on high,

Number 3,  Answer Him,

Number 4,  Be with Him and Deliver Him,

Number 5 , Honor Him

Number 6, with long life I will Satisfy Him.

(The word satisfy means to have plenty of, be full, filled to satisfaction)

See God will do this for us also as we set our love upon Him. God wants us to enjoy this life, that we are living, whatever comes up in our lives we can be sure knowing God will deliver us

He will set us on high by making us the head and not the tail, God will answer us when we call upon Him. He will be with us to deliver us, we know God will never leave nor forsake us, (Hebrews 13:5) God will Honor us, as we draw near to God he draws near to us,  (James 4:8) and He will bless us with long life (3John2) and Satisfy us (Philppians 4:19)


Luke 10:25 – 28  And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master,

what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Verse 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

Verse 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Verse 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Many reading this know what the Scriptures say to us, but we must  be diligent to check that we are doing what we know that God is showing us by the Scriptures, it not enough to just to know but what we know needs to be mixed with the doing of it then we will see great benefits that are promised to us, which God our Father wants us to have.

James 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

James 2:18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy

works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

James 2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and


James 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

I will give you another example from the Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the

voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command

thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:


Here we see not only are we to listen (hearken diligently) but also to observe and to do. This

word observe means properly to hedge about, that is guard, generally to protect, to be aware,

take heed  (to self) preserve, regard, reserve, watch.


I also notice that with the instruction that God gives, there is always great benefit when we

follow His directive to us,


Proverbs 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the

table of thine heart:

Proverbs 3:4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:7  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:8  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou

shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 

Deuteronomy 28:3  Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Deuteronomy 28:4  Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Deuteronomy  28:5  Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Deu teronomy28:6  Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be

when thou goest out.

Deuteronomy28:7  The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be

smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven


Deuteronomy 28:8  The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses,

and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the

LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 28:9  The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath

sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his


Deuteronomy 28:10  And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of

the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

Deuteronomy28:11  And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy

body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the

LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

Deuteronomy28:12  The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give

the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt

lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

Deuteronomy28:13  And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt

be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of

the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

Deuteronomy28:14  And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command

thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.


So here we see when we are diligent to observe to the point of doing what God is showing us today we reap great benefits from God when we set our love upon Him and do what He is showing us to do.

James 1:18 -25 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind

of firstfruits of his creatures.

James 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,

slow to wrath:

James 1:20  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

James 1:21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive

with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man

beholding his natural face in a glass:

James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what

manner of man he was.

James 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he

being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.


When we look at the life of King David we see that he also set his love upon God, God called David a man after God own heart, what a wonderful compliment God paid to King David and we know that God honoured and prospered David, in comparison to King Saul, who was not a man after God’s own heart. we knew through the seed of King David came the promise seed our wonderful Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Acts 13:16-23 16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

20 And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.

22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

23 Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:


David was a man after God’s own heart He wanted what the Father wanted and he done what the father asked of Him to do, we know King Saul lost rule as King because he did not listen to God and through fear of the people, he  done his own thing. we cannot afford to do what others tell us, unless they are telling us what God wants, but better than that God wants us to be men and women after His own heart to find out what it is that He wants us to do and have to live, and we can know because God has given us  His word the scriptures, this is our basement and rule of faith and practise, and God is also leading us by His spirit and wroking in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure, inspiring what to do and how to act and how to live and move and have our being.

We can see from  Psalms 119, how David loved the word of the Lord, he says in

Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

what a fantastic statement we can see by this statement of David that he observed to do by hiding the word in his heart so that he did not miss the mark. The whole of Psalms 119 show us importance to the word of God, God’s statues, His testimonies, His Judgement,  His commandments and  precepts and so on, take a look yourself at the whole of

Psalms 119:1- 176,  there are 176 verse in this Psalm referring to the word of God, Gods statues, commandments and judgements, and testimonies and precepts.

How did Jesus Christ Set His love upon God?

John 8:28-29  28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Jesus always done the things that pleased God, and spoke the things the Father had taught him.

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.


Jesus never sought his own will to do his own thing what he thought was right, but he sought the will of the father, He sought Gods direction.

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish

his work.


Jesus focus was to do the will of Him  (God) that sent him and finish his work.

John 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Jesus glorified the Father by keeping God first, speaking the Words that the father told him to speak and finishing the work, God gave Him to do.

God was able to reconcile men and women back to God through the obedient of His son Jesus Christ who set His love upon God by follow exactly what the Father showed to Him, and He spoke what the Father showed Him to speak,

Matthew 3:16  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and,

lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove,

and lighting upon him:

Matthew 3:17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


The Father was well pleased with His beloved son, Jesus had set his love upon the father to always do those things that pleased God. Jesus Christ was tempted in all things like as we are yet without missing the mark Hebrews 4:15 He passed everything that was asked of Him to do.

Philppians 2:5-13 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.


Jesus Christ humbled himself and became obedient unto the death of the cross. He humbled himself because he had set his love upon God, He became obedient because he set his love upon God, He always did the things that please God because he set his love upon God, he always spoke what the father put into his heart because he set his love upon, he finished his work because he set his love upon God, he endured the pain and suffering and humiliation because he set his love upon God, he humbled himself because he set his love upon God.

We also know that God our father is faithful and true concerning his promise.

Psalms 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set

him on high, because he hath known my name.


Psalms 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I

will deliver him, and honour him.


Psalms 91:16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


We know from the word of God, that God delivered his son and honoured him and seated

him  on his right hand, and given him a name which is above every name. and all things

under his feet, and gave him to be the head of the body of Christ, which is his body, the

fullness of him that fills all in all Ephesians 1:22-23


We can see by some of these Scriptures what it means to set our love upon God. if we follow

these wonderful examples from God’s written word, and lives of those like King David and

Jesus Christ being our ultimate example, we will walk mightily on this earth with the Father

being shinning  lights in this world walking in the love and power of God, showing the

goodness of God to others through our walk before God and men. God will able to

accomplish great things by us because we seek to do his will and speak the things he wants us

to declare.

Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are

passed away; behold, all things are become new.


A good place to start is to recognise that you are a new creation in Christ you have the new

man of Christ in you the hope of glory. Now we are born again we are to walk in the new man

nature of Christ in You.  Which is to walk in newness of life.



Romans 6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 6:2  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 6:3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were

baptized into his death?

Romans 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was

raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of


Romans 6:5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be

also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Romans 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might

be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Romans 6:7  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Romans 6:8  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Romans 6:9  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no

more dominion over him.

Romans6:10  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto


Romans 6:11  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


God wants us to walk in the newness of life, in the new man, the old man  has been crucified

with Christ, God wants us to reckon our old man  the person we were before we became born

again and with all its faults, God wants us to reckon it dead and to live and walk in our new man nature.


2 Corinthians 5:15  And that he (Christ) died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Colossians 3:1  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where

Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:2  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Colossians 3:3  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

So to set our love upon God is to seek His will and word to us to know who we are now in Christ, we are born again and to begin to live these truths, confess this truths, to be witness of the truth and declare His word and Christ to the World. Let God be your  first love and top priority, not  with a head knowledge but in our practise. being doers of the word not hearers only, many people think because they know the scriptures that is enough, well it is not enough just to know bible verses, God wants us to take His truth to our hearts apply them in our daily living, prove the word of God in our own lives and reach out to others with His love.

Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your

bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing

of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


Let us be those living sacrifices holy acceptable unto God in our living and confession and service to God and Man, this is our reasonable service based upon God mercies to us. and we do this by keeping Gods word in our hearts and mind and living out these truths in our lives.

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Thoughts For For Today – Our God is a Now God – Trust Him Now!! By Laurence Torr

Thoughts For For Today


Our God is a good God, and He is for us today and every day, God is a now God and He wants you to go to Him with full confidence, Trusting and relying on Him completely Right Now. There is nothing He will not do for you Right Now, there is nothing that He will not provide for you Right Now, and there is nothing so big that He cannot deliver you from you Right Now.

All through Gods word, God shows us to trust Him, that He will heal you Right Now, that He will provide for you Right Now, that He will deliver you Right Now, that He will prosper Right Now,

all we have to do is Believe Gods Word to us and know His promises to us are sure and unchanging. and the way we receive the promises of God is through Faith, Believing, having full confidence that what God is able to do He is also willing to do for YOU!

King David Trusted God, he was bold in Psalms 118 to beseech God to send Prosperity now, King David was asking God to push him forward so that he was profitable and prosperous, But David had to ask. a lot people think you cannot ask God to prosper you, to deliver you, to heal you, the truth is that Christ accomplished all these things for us.

As we know Gods word to us we can claim what is our in Christ, God has given us freely all things to enjoy, He wants us to reign as Kings, to use our authority in Christ, to claim what is rightfully ours when we trust God and His word we will be asking from God, we will be claiming His promises to us, we will have a full confidence in Him.

God wants us to go to Him to ask Him, to pray to Him to let our request be made known to Him, God does not want you to worry one little bit about anything, If everything is going wrong, or nothing seems to be happening Then Right Now, Go to God with a confident expectation, put in your request’s, ask Him, in the name of Jesus Christ, and expect great things to happen, stay believing stay confessing Gods word to your situation.

You must believe you have already received your answers or the thing you asked for, and then it will become manifested in front of you. Faith, expectation, Trusting, relying on God not your boss or your doctor, or friends or your bank account.

God will supply all your need exceedingly, super abundantly above all you ask or think. These promise in the word of God are truth and work when you know what God says and you believe and act and confess accordingly, Let’s take God at His word. this is what pleases God when you trust Him completely with all your heart.
dont trust yourself but the living God who is our Heavenly Father.

Hebrew 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must
believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask
or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalms 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in

Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a
refuge for us. Selah

Psalms 118:25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity
Psalms 119:41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to
thy word.

Psalms 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in
thy word.

Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which
receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he
not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen
again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or
persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as
sheep for the slaughter.

Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved

Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us
from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Mark Hughes 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

God bless You


Laurence xx

No Compromising – My Thoughts for today By Laurence Torr


No Compromising

My Thoughts for today

October   14th 2014

Gods, grace and peace with joy to you, in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ.

Having woken up a great while before the day today, I began to lift up my day to the Father. I asked God to inspire my heart with what He would have me share to encourage those I send my teachings or sharing’s through facebook, or on my blog or website.

After a while, the thoughts came to me about the word compromise, and I remember going back some years ago that someone said to me it is either black or white, when it comes to living for God or living for the devil,   So I considered this statement some more, and also went to the scriptures to see what God had to say.  If this statement is right, “it’s either black or white”   then to my mind anything else must be a comprise.  I believe this statement “it’s either black or white”   to be right and I want to look at a few records from the Scriptures to see this. We can see by what Gods words says.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

So we see here Our Lord Jesus Christ said You cannot serve God and mammon (riches) this word mammon  meaning is “wealth” or “riches” see also ( Luke 16:9-11 ); also, by personification, the god of riches ( Matthew 6:24 ; Luke 16:9-11 ). Websters Definition of MAMMON

: Material wealth or possessions especially as having a debasing influence  you cannot serve God and mammon — Matthew 6:24

We see this clearly in the book of Haggai I encourage you to read chapters one and two of Haggai, but we will look at Haggai 1:3-7

Haggai 1:3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

Haggai 1:4   Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste?

Haggai   1:5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:6  Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Haggai 1:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.


The believers here should have been building the temple but they were too busy building their own

Houses and making their own lives comfortable first. There Priority was wrong. God was not first.


There is nothing wrong with building your own house and having nice things, but God wants to be

first, and He will bless us with the nice things, as we take care of His business first, for a serious

believer will endeavour to keep God first knowing and trusting all will go well for them because God

is their number one priority.


Jeremiah 17:5   Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his

arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:6   For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but

shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Jeremiah 17:7   Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Jeremiah 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the

river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be

Careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.


The Father wants us to trust in Him, with everything we got, He want to be first in everything

Concerning our lives, we cannot trust in men or money or houses or cars these thing should not be a

First priority or thinsg we desire above keeping God first although we need these things, as we

Endeavour to keep God first trusting Him to supply our needs those Things that we need, will be

added to us.  ( Matthew 6:33)  God want you and me to rely on Him to supply these things, and He

Doesn’t want us to rely on our selves but trust in Him to supply.


So we can see there are two ways that God is showing, we are either trusting Him to supply, or

Trusting the things  in the senses realm whether that be men, money or our jobs..


See these things that we need can distract us from keeping God first.  At times we try and work out

how can God really come through for me, believers can really get tricked out by the things in this

World and instead of relying on God they rely on themselves to provide and end up discouraged from

Really moving with the things of God.


Let us look at this wonderful record


Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain

of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.


God here address’s His people, not the unbelievers but His people. God said MY people have committed two evils. Strong words from God here The Father is pointing out the mistakes His people made and we can learn so much from this record.

Number 1 Gods people had forsaken God the fountain of living waters, Gods supply is constant and never ending, and Gods people forsook God who could meet every need they had in every area because they simply did not trust Him, they trusted themselves.

Number 2 they hewed out cisterns broken cisterns that could hold no water, God is giving us an example here painting a picture in our minds of a fountain that continues to supply water to cistern that can hold no water because the cistern is broke.  Strong words but true every time we rely on ourselves it is forsaking God and God says it is evil.

God wants us to totally rely upon Him in everything, we are either trusting God or we are not trusting God, it is either Black or white.

So how do we remedy this? We turn back to God and begin to Go to Him the source of all our supply we rely on trusting Him, For those that know the records in the scriptures from Old and New Testament we see that God is faithful when people put their trust in Him we see God is merciful when we turn back to Him when we have gone astray in our ways and doing things.

We are also in the age of Grace which is Gods unmerited divine favour to man, and where there is grace there is mercy, and where there is grace there is truth, and as we walk in these truths and keep God first, that grace and favour will be shining from our lives, as sons and daughters of the living God. So I encourage you today if you have been trusting in yourself to provide whether that is money or health or direction or answers then come back to the living and real God, let your requests be made know unto Him, allow God to go to work for you, He is with you and for you, don’t rely on anything or anyone, come back to the word of God. God will supply your answers also pray, ask Him to led you and guide you and provide for you.

So if you have lost direction or are wondering why things are not moving smoothly for you or you are not hearing from God, let me encourage you this day. Consider your ways, look at how you have been living and believing and what you have been trusting. This is how we get back to trusting God

Ponder the path of your feet

Proverbs 4:18   But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the

perfect day.

Proverbs 4:19   The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 4:20   My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 4:21   Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Proverbs 4:22   For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:23   Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:24   Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Proverbs 4:25   Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Proverbs 4:26  Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 4:27   Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.


Verse 20 see, we attend to Gods words and pay attention to what God is saying and keep

Them, guard them, like a treasure, and do not let anything make you think the contrary

Why?  Because,  it is life unto you and health.  Guard your heart diligently with the words and

Sayings of God,  keep focus with them and do them. Ponder or consider the direction you are

taking, what path are you walking on right now. When you know your walking the right road

just stay on it.


Black or white, we are either hitting the mark or missing the mark when it comes to walking

with Go.  At times we will miss the mark but as we endeavour to keep God first we will be on

the mark more then we miss it. God has done everything for us, and we have responsibility

Before God to keep Him first and acknowledge Him in all our ways.   Let us not take Gods grace

as a licence to please ourselves but to live unto God to serve the body of Christ walking in the

love of God and being those ambassadors of God and Jesus Christ.


1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,

the love of the Father is not in him.


1John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride

of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


1John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God

abideth for ever.


1Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded,

nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all

things to enjoy;


2Corinthians 4:18   While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are

not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which

are not seen are eternal.


As we can see from these records in the Scriptures, God shows us not to love the things in this world but love the Father with all our hearts, souls, mind, and strength we do the will of the father from our hearts,  this world will pass away one day and the things in it but we will abide with the Father forever, He is our first love, and the one we want to serve and keep first. He is our Priority.


So for me it is either black or white we are either serving God or the world, and we decide who we are going to serve, we cannot have our feet in both camps for me I want to endeavour to love and serve God with my whole heart and life, yes at times we may miss the mark and at times we might fall, but praise God we can keep getting back up and moving forward perfecting our walk, our lives and service to God and man.


There is a song we sing in fellowship it starts off  like this.


There’s no two ways about it, when you labour for the Lord

His way is the only way none other can you afford

There’s are right road a wrong which way you heading toward

There no two ways about it when you labour for the Lord.


There are many other records to show us “it is either black or white” so to speak

Why not have a look through the scriptures and find them.


Have a read of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 here you will read about King Solomon he was the richest King and full of wisdom he had all the wealth a man could ever want, and the wisdom to use it but look what he had to say about it in Ecclesiastes 2 about His wealth and wisdom. Let’s Keep God our first love and priority. Let us labour to be rich in good works keeping God number 1 priority and all the things you need, will be added unto you


Colossians 3:1   If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth

on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:2   Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.


Much love



How to exercise our spiritual authority By Laurence Torr


How to exercise our spiritual authority

Proverbs 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Authority is exercised through our spoken word. The power of death and life are in the spoken word The centurion In Matthew 8 understood this principle
Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Matthew 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
When we use our authority in Christ, we are not asking or begging we are to command we are not using our authority, but the authority as sons of the living God with Christ in Us we command in the name of Jesus Christ. When we understand who we are in Christ and what we have in Christ and we believe it then when we command it is done. The centurion understood how authority works and He and Jesus marvelled at this man Faith. The Centurion, believe without a shadow of doubt and it was done.

We as believers need to exercise our Authority, with believing know that Authority has been given to us for us to use, but a lot of time we ask God to do something when it is our reasonability to use what He has give to us.

Jesus Christ exercised his God given authority here on earth setting the example for us to follow.

He cast out demons using His authority
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him
He cast out demons with His spoken word

Matthew 8:16
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and
he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

He healed the sick with His spoken word
Luke 7:7
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my
servant shall be healed.

Jesus has been given authority over everything:

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

As we know when we are ministering healing or casting out devil spirit’s, it is the word we speak with believing then we see great result we see healing and deliverance take place this is using our Authority That we received when we became born again of God spirit and received Christ in us the hope of glory. Before we prayed at time we had some result but when we learnt to us our authority to command healing the name of Jesus Christ we see constant positive results when done with believing.

Now there is a time to pray and time to use our Authority and God will show you as He is working in you, Philippians 2:13. If you are being hindered use in an area or if you are being attack spiritually then use your authority by speaking Gods word and what God shows you to speak, you will see much results to the glory of God.

Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

How do you bind on earth? How do you loose on earth? It is through your words using words with believing, Authority is exercised when there is a RIGHT to exercise it.when come across a situation or a problem, we have a right to use our God given authority in the name of Jesus Christ.and we exercise our authority with the spoken word.

This why we need to watch what comes out of our mouths God the creator of heavens and earth used His word to speak this earth into existence God calls those things which are not as though they were, Jesus said who so ever shall say unto this mountain be removed and shall not doubt in his the thing which he say shall have what so ever he says. Jesus Spoke to the fig tree and it died back ward, Remember we are in spiritual battle and you can not win a spiritual battle with five sense means. We wrestle not against flesh ablood, but principalities which have already been defeated, Jesus Christ has the Keys to death and hell we are super conquerors for greater is he that is in you then he that is in this world, this is how we reign in life by one Jesus Christ, this is our how we pull down strong holds of the enemy.

Have a great day know who you are in Christ and what you have received in Christ and knowing how to Use your words and authority with believing
Remember Proverbs 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Believe, Believe, Believe By Laurence Torr

Believe, Believe, Believe

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Nothing is Impossible with God, and God’s ability Equals God willingness, Our God is not only able to do the Impossible for you, God is also very willing to do the Impossible for you. There is only one thing required on your part, and that is Faith (Believing) that we believe God’s word to us without a doubt or worry, that God will absolutely do for you as you simply trust His word to you. We need to become fully persuaded on the promises of God to us. God is a living God and Jesus Christ is alive at the right hand side of God, and we are at the right hand of God in Christ. God is with you today working in you and working for you, and the good work God has began in you He will complete. Abraham was fully persuaded that what God promise to Him to be the Father of many nation although he was old and had no children would absolutely come to pass.

What has God personally promise you?, what Promises in God’s word do you know and have come to pass for you? Do you know what is yours in Christ? what Christ accomplished for you? When we know what is available to us we can have complete trust and confidence that God will bring to pass as we claim what is our through the promises of God to us. God will do super abundantly above all you ask or think, Believing is the key to receiving all that God has promised us and is already ours.
So let us claim those great and precious promises that are ours today and walk in the abundance of all the good things God has given to us to freely enjoy, as His sons and daughters. See those promises are already yours, whatever you are believing God today for, it is already done and it will come into manifestation as you stay in believing and confession.

Romans 4:16 – 25

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.7
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:

20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

The Faith of Abraham

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(Genesis 15:1-7; Romans 4:1-12; Galatians 3:1-9; James 2:14-26)

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.