Pamphlet 1988 Hebrews kc 21-2
We in this final generation of the fig tree, must also make a "choosing" as to whether they will patiently "endure to the end" or take the easier softer way and "enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season"!
You "see", it is written that most of our brothers and sisters "will sell out" (apostatize) to the peace and prosperity brought about by the deception of the anti-christ.
Moses' parents, Amram and Jochebed (Num. 26:59), "saw" that "Divine Spirit" shining in the face of this child from the moment he was born. You can document that by using your Strong's Concordance to look up "exceeding fair" (theos asteios) in Acts 7:20.Hebrews 11:23
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
Moses' parents therefore knew that the hand of God was upon Moses and their faith was strengthened whereby they nourished him three months without fear of the king's command in Ex. 1:22 to destroy all the male Hebrew newborns. You "see", they trusted in the Lord to take care of His own for true servants of God who have faith in Him know full well the answer to the question Paul poses in Rom. 8:31, "... If God be for us, who can be against us?" The answer is "No One!" Did not Jesus also tell us in Mat. 10:28 to "fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul"? He went on to say "rather love your Father" who has all power over life and death, both physical and spiritual! Kings of the earth... beware!Acts 7:20
In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
Moses was at the point where the very throne of Egypt was within his grasp when he discovered the truth of his heritage, that he was truly of the House of Israel!Hebrews 11:24
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Many of God's elect today, along with the kings and queens of the ethnos, can attest to the same revelation and increase in faith when their "eyes are opened" to know the rich heritage of God's people!
Take heed to what we are learning in this great "faith" chapter and become well acquainted with all the men and women of faith whose testimonials and witness are recorded for our benefit (1 Cor. 10:11-13). The relevancy to what Paul just told us concerning Moses "choosing" rather to suffer affliction, is that the sons and daughters, the brothers and sisters in this final generation of the fig tree, must also make a "choosing" as to whether they will patiently "endure to the end" or take the easier softer way and "enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season"! Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
A word to the wise is sufficient.
You "see", it is written that most of our brothers and sisters "will sell out" (apostatize) to the peace and prosperity brought about by the deception of the false messiah who will come claiming he is God. But the true servants of God, those who have faith firmly rooted in the Word of God, who have the evidence sealed in their minds whereby they know with certitude that they hold the "title-deed" to the glorious riches of the kingdom of God, shall take a stand and suffer spiritual affliction (trials and tribulation), knowing as did Moses (next verse) that the "recompense of the reward" far exceeds the tribulation we must endure for such a short time!
Have you ever read the great Book of Ecclesiastes where wise old Solomon documents from his personal experience as the wealthiest, wisest, and most powerful man on earth, that there is simply not enough power, not enough money, not enough wine, not enough women, etc., to satisfy the flesh for even a short season, much less for all eternity? Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Once a person's spiritual "eyes and ears" are opened to the REALITY of the heavenly kingdom, then all there is "under the sun" becomes vanity (emptiness, nothingness) by comparison.
Moses endured because he had faith! Will you endure unto the end and be saved and receive a crown of life? By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.
Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
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