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Faith. The atheist scoffs at faith as juvenile and stupid. The foolish "un-evolved" masses need some hope to cling to, so they believe against all reason in an unseen god who will rescue them from eternal death. That's all faith is, according to the over-educated fools who say there is no God. Yet, those same people believe our universe was born when a great deal of nothing became so constricted and concentrated in one tiny space that it exploded in the "big bang" that supposedly created the universe. This they call "science." Before they came along science was considered to be observable facts that can be understood and reproduced through experimentation. That was a long time ago. Now "science" - exemplified by the "big bang" - has become nothing but faith in myths that have never been observed, much less proven by any kind of experimentation. In kindergarten you and I learned that nothing plus nothing equals nothing. Yet, the atheist tells us, if you can just pack enough nothing into the same space you will get a universe. Call me un-evolved if you want, but I call that faith in the absurd.
Having pointed out the folly of the atheist, let us now move on to the religious masses they loathe. As foolish as the atheist is so easily proven to be, could it be that he has a point? Is it not true that religious faith is often self-serving and manufactured on the basis of emotion alone? The Scriptures tell us that this kind of pseudo-faith, i.e "holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power", would be a mark of the last days - and so it is. (2 Tim 3:5)
To those who have it, real faith is not a mystery at all. It is simply trust in Someone who is proven to be supremely trustworthy. Faith, trust, arises from a relationship in which trust is built up over time due to trustworthy PERFORMANCE. Trust is earned. There can be no real faith without a love relationship in which fidelity has been proven - nothing but this fosters such unbreakable trust. This is YHWH. Solid, immovable, absolutely faithful, absolutely true. To know Him is to love Him. To love Him is to trust Him. To trust Him is to put faith in Him. To put faith in Him is to DO SOMETHING TO PLEASE HIM!
YHWH loves scattered Israel. "YHWH of old appeared to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you" (Jer 31:3). Why has He drawn us? It is an everlasting love! Have you been drawn with "loving kindness?" Will you trust in His love? Will you trust HIM? Will you have faith? Will you do something to please Him?
His love is true. His words are true. Yet, "only a remnant will return." Why not more? No real faith. Their confidence in His love just isn't sufficient to motivate most of scattered Israel to move beyond their self-centered lives, to embark upon a great adventure, an epic love story, that has spanned the ages to culminate in our lifetime. Due to their self-indulgence which has blinded them to this amazing one-time opportunity, most of Israel will be staying behind.
I'm not one of those faithless people. While I am not perfect, I am an overcomer. I believe in His love with all my heart. I trust both Him and His Word. I'm going! The time has come to stand up and be counted. Do you have the trust in Him to go too, even if you don't understand everything? Do you have the love? Do you have the commitment to do what it takes?
Friends, on September 3rd of 2012, the train is leaving the station. Will you be leaving with it? It is called Tsiyon Road - and it is the road home. It may not be all you may have hoped for at first. But "do not despise the day of small things." It is what this will grow into that counts. For now, we will be happy just to get this up and running for you. Earlier this week we did a test eight hour broadcast from the website that performed beautifully, so we are encouraged that we will make our start-up date. By the way, this week's program is about where this is all going to end up. The program also contains a few surprises, including our new Tsiyon Road theme song.
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