Abraham was the first person who believed that God could raise someone from the dead. He believed that God would raise his son from the ashes of the offering. In doing so, he paved the way for us to believe that God could raise Jesus from the dead. Abraham came from a land of idols, where people sacrificed their children to false gods. God stopped him from harming Isaac, and told him that He Himself will provide: a prophetic statement that God would provide an offering for the reconciliation of mankind.
Jesus told his apostles “I give you the keys of the Kingdom.” We are part of the eternal Kingdom. These are keys that will help you to live the kingdom lifestyle, learning meekness and humility from Jesus, operating in rest and bearing fruit to the glory of God.
The church is not merely the house of God. It is the gate of heaven! That is the entry point into heaven. God’s presence is there. No matter how hard or dark your situation might be, God’s presence will never leave you if you are part of a church. He will give you a dream that will change your life and change the place where you are.
Many people read & study the Bible, many people memorize and quote the Bible, some even meditate in the Word, but not everyone gets understanding. The understanding heart produces 100 fold results. If you understand something you are established in it.
Israel was not merely a chose people but they were chosen to serve God among all the other nations: ‘un people choisi pour me servir’ (Exode 19:1-25). In the New Covenant the Church is a chosen race, a peculiar and holy nations to show forth the praises of God in the world (I Peter 2:9).