The Plan…. By Faith (Hebrews 11:1-40)
To: Zion’s Friends and Family
Subject: …. The Plan…. By Faith (Hebrews 11:1-40)
… The Plan … By Faith (Hebrews 11:1-40)
Zion’s approach is somewhat unprecedented … and that is because of our FAITH in G-d and HIS promises (Joshua 1:8) and in G-d’s faithfulness and ability to perform all HIS Word, as we also walk in the steps of faith as Our Father Abraham walked. (Romans 4:11-25) And Jesus said, “It is written [Deuteronomy 8:3], Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Luke 4:4)
Now, “FAITH is the substance of things [the Oil of Israel] hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. … [And, it is also written that] By FAITH Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and …, By FAITH Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come; … By FAITH Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph.” (Hebrews 11:1-22) G-d’s word establishes and so states “…The JUST shall live by his FAITH [Habakkuk 2:4] … But without FAITH, it is impossible to please HIM.” (Hebrews 10:38 and 11:6)
For: We worship by faith as Abel. We walk by faith as Enoch. We work by faith as Noah. We live by faith as Abraham. We govern by faith as Moses. We follow by faith as Israel. We fight by faith as Joshua. We conquer by faith as Gideon. By faith we are patient in suffering, courageous in battle, made strong out of weakness, and are victorious in defeat. We are more than conquerors by our faith seeing “… there is one God who will justify the circumcised By Faith and the uncircumcised through faith.” (Romans 3:29-30) So, it is only through faith in JESUS CHRIST that we are saved. “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God’ [Isaiah 54:13] Therefore everyone who hath heard, AND HATH LEARNED OF THE FATHER, cometh unto me.” (John 6:45-51)
From its inception, G-d’s plan was born through Faith in G-d’s Word into the heart of John Brown, Zion’s founder, and, in all matters concerning Zion, the Word of G-d has been the basis of John Brown’s conduct and actions: For it is written, “This book of Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.” (Joshua 1:8) Consequently, the founder of Zion shall respect and “Fear God, and keep HIS commandments: for that is the WHOLE duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Ephesians 6:16 KJV)
“Zion A Journey of Faith”
By Faith we now wait for the promises of the oil of Israel. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) So, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For you have need of patience, that, after ye have done will the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10: 35-36) Because we, “Staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God: and being fully persuaded, that what He had promised, He was able to perform.” (Romans 4: 20-21).
All scriptures mentioned above are taken from Zion’s original, “Oil of Israel” Vision book, which was first written in 1983.