Jude 1:20-21 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Towards the final week of 2011, I felt a desire in the Spirit to start a series that will help build up The Body of Christ for this upcoming new year 2012. By simply asking, the Lord has placed a series on my heart to conduct this month entitled, “Building Up Yourselves In Your Most Holy Faith”. The series will start Monday January 8th with new postings on Monday’s January 15, 22, and 28. It is my earnest desire to add to whatever your Pastor is already preaching. My goal is simply to encourage you in the faith so as to catapult you into your Christian destiny.
The foundation of your faith can be found in the teachings of the Apostles. Your Bible is clear on this. Ephesian 2:20 says “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone” You can never go wrong with an Apostolic foundation. We know this because Jesus Himself co-signed on everything the Apostles did. We can rest assured the Lord is pleased because He put His stamp of approval on the doctrine by making Himself the Chief Cornerstone. In other words, every teaching that proceeds out of the mouth of God’s man servants (i.e. the Apostles) is built on the teachings of Jesus. We can go back to the day of Pentecost and see that there was no other teachings to be followed but of the teachings of the Apostles. Acts 2:42 is clear when it says ”And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine”. This is the foundation of your faith. Throughout this series, you will be able to clearly apply key principles to building yourself up in your most holy faith by relying on the foundation that has already been laid, the foundation of the Apostles which points us directly to Jesus. Notice how Jude personalizes faith by saying “your most holy faith”. No longer is it just “the faith of the church, or the faith of a set of religious people” it is YOUR FAITH. Since we cannot please God unless we have faith, and since our Christian walk is faith-based, it would only seem fitting for 2012 that we all desire to build up ourselves in our most holy faith. I get excited just thinking about it.
To start, I’d like to catapult your faith for 2012 by sharing with you a powerful testimony by DR. ROYCE CORNELIUS: First Baptist Church of the Apostolic Faith-Chicago, IL. In his testimony, Dr. Cornelius shares his conversion from being a Baptist preacher to being witnessed to about the Apostolic Faith and baptism in Jesus Name. This testimony is sure to be a “quicker picker upper” and serves as a reminder of what the power of God can do when we adhere to The Truth. Be blessed by the YouTube clips and be looking out Monday for Lesson 1 of “Building Up Yourselves In Your Most Holy Faith”.