Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:50 AM

Seven Things About the Spirit of Error

Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:50 AM
Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:50 AM

#147 Seven Things About the Spirit of Error

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and forty-seven of this series, Seven Things About the Spirit of Error.

It is the Spirit of truth that teaches truth. The spirit of error cannot identify truth, and without God’s word we are all susceptible to deceit and confusion. A person with the spirit of error will not even know their true state of being and therefore, unaware they are being deceived.

Seven Things About the Spirit of Error:

  1. The spirit of error does not know God.
  2. The spirit of error will not accept things of the Bible.
  3. The spirit of error dwells with non-Christians.
  4. The spirit of error comes from Satan.
  5. The spirit of error deceives.
  6. The spirit of error cannot interpret truth and cannot learn truth.
  7. The spirit of error denies Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Too often it is thought that an error is only having made a miscalculation and that is true in some things. But, in the things that make-up our foundational beliefs of morality and existence, all errors are found in trusting in the mind of man rather than agreeing with the mind of God.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

1 Jn 4:6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Jn 14:17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Jn 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

Jn 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

1 Co 2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Co 2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 1 Co 2:14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Jn 5:6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth…1 Jn 5:10a Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself.

 

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:40 AM

Seven Things About the Spirit of Truth

Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:40 AM
Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:40 AM

#146 Seven Things About the Spirit of Truth

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and forty-six of this series, Seven Things About the Spirit of Truth.

There is no setting on the fence in the Bible. We are either righteous or unrighteous, and there is either good or evil. There is a Spirit of truth that teaches good, and a spirit of error that teaches evil. In a world where everyone claims that the other is in error, God says that you cannot even identify error unless you know the Spirit of truth. The Spirit of truth is found only in God’s word.

Seven Things About the Spirit of Truth:

  1. The Spirit of truth knows God.
  2. The Spirit of truth is identified by the acceptance of biblical teaching.
  3. The Spirit of truth dwells with Christians.
  4. The Spirit of truth comes from God.
  5. The Spirit of truth teaches truth.
  6. The Spirit of truth interprets truth to those that are spiritual.
  7. The Spirit of truth testifies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

The wisdom of the world is the spirit of error because the world does not know God. Do not think that the anger and division you see and hear in the world is particular to these times. There has been a division on earth beginning in the Garden of Eden and your peace is only found in the truth of God’s word.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

1 Jn 4:6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Jn 14:17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Jn 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.

Jn 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

1 Co 2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 1 Co 2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 1 Co 2:14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Jn 5:6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth…1 Jn 5:10a Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself.

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:48 AM

Seven Things in the Call to be Holy

Friday, May 25, 2018 4:48 AM
Friday, May 25, 2018 4:48 AM

#145 Seven Things in the Call to be Holy

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and forty-five of this series, Seven Things in the Call to be Holy.

The Apostle Peter in First Peter 1.13-25 quoted Leviticus in the call to be holy.

Le 11:44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.

Peter goes on to give seven specific instructions about each Christian’s call. Peter finishes these verses by saying that we should do so because the word of the Lord remains forever.

Seven Things in the Call to be Holy:

  1. Prepare your mind for action which means to “stay dressed for action, and keep your lamp burning.
  2. Be sober-minded which means to watch with emotions in-check.
  3. Set your hope fully on Christ which is to hope to the utmost degree.
  4. Do not be conformed to your passions which is to stop the evil cravings of your former ignorance.
  5. Be holy as He is holy which is to be pure, in thought, word, and deed.
  6. Conduct yourself with the fear of the Lord which is to agree with God and hate evil.
  7. Love one another earnestly which is to love with a pure heart, a good conscience, and a pure faith.

Holiness is Godliness, and Godliness is only found in the blessings of obedience.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

1 Pe 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Pe 1:14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 1 Pe 1:15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 1 Pe 1:16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Pe 1:17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,… 1 Pe 1:22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 1 Pe 1:23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 1 Pe 1:24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 1 Pe 1:25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:10 AM

Seven Times God Spoke to “Each One of You”

Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:10 AM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:10 AM

#144 Seven Times God Spoke to “Each One of You”

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and forty-four of this series, Seven Times God Spoke to “Each One of You”.

Christianity is always spoken to the individual, and there are seven times in the Bible in which the words “each one of you” is used. Training in matters of faith is given to the family. But, the Bible tells us that each person will have to bear his own load.

Ga 6:4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. Ga 6:5 For each will have to bear his own load.

Seven Times God Spoke to “Each One of You”:

  1. God said, “each one of you” gather food.
  2. God promises, “each one of you” peace for obedience.
  3. God said to “each one of you” there should be no division among you.
  4. God said to “each one of you” speak the truth.
  5. God said to husbands, “each one of you” love your wife.
  6. God said to “each one of you” walk in a worthy manner.
  7. God said to “each one of you” it is good that love for one another increases.

There is a peace to know that God speaks to each one of us. Yes, the Bible is for all mankind, but in the Bible, God can only speak to those that choose Him. Individually, we hear the love and protection that we have in Him.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

Ex 16:16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’ ”

Is 36:16 Do not listen to Hezekiah. For thus says the king of Assyria: Make your peace with me and come out to me. Then each one of you will eat of his own vine, and each one of his own fig tree, and each one of you will drink the water of his own cistern…

1 Co 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 1 Co 1:11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 1 Co 1:12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”

Eph 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Eph 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

1 Th 2:12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

2 Th 1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:11 AM

Ten Doctrines of Demons

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:11 AM
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:11 AM

#143 Ten Doctrines of Demons

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and forty-three of this series, Ten Doctrines of Demons.

The Bible warns all Christians to be careful of false teachers, because they teach doctrines of demons.

2 Jn 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

2 Pe 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Ten Doctrines of Demons:

  1. They forbid marriage.
  2. They require abstinence from certain foods.
  3. They are irreverent and teach silly myths.
  4. They insist on the importance of genealogies.
  5. They teach speculation of doctrine rather than biblical truth.
  6. They teach that Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh.
  7. They deny the power of godliness.
  8. They deny the Trinity.
  9. They deny the second coming of Jesus Christ.
  10. They deny the Bible is truth.

Not all false teachers will have each of these teachings, but they will have at least one and more than likely, more than one.

God protects us with His word, and His word is found in the Bible therefore, we are to use His word for our protection. The truth of the Bible contains all we need to know and all that will bless us.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

1 Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 1 Ti 4:2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, 1 Ti 4:3 who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 1 Ti 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 1 Ti 4:5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

1 Ti 4:7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 1 Ti 4:8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 Ti 1:4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.

2 Jn 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

2 Ti 3:5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

1 Jn 2:22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 1 Jn 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

2 Pe 3:3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 2 Pe 3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

Jud 17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jud 18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”

 

 

 

 

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