Friday, July 20, 2018 4:15 AM

Seven Things God Will Do for Christians

Friday, July 20, 2018 4:15 AM
Friday, July 20, 2018 4:15 AM

#201 Seven Things God Will Do for Christians

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 two-hundred-one of this series, Seven Things God Will Do for Christians.

The first thing that comes to mind when asking Christians what they want from God, it would be answers to their prayers. This is understandable, but the more important thing God will do is keep your body, soul, and spirit blameless until Christ returns. Secondly, God will supply your every need while on earth. This life is a bumpy road for it is a time of testing, but glory awaits.

Seven Things God Will Do for Christians:

  1. God will sanctify you completely in truth.
  2. God will keep your spirit blameless.
  3. God will keep your soul blameless.
  4. God will keep your body blameless.
  5. God will complete your sanctification.
  6. God will supply your every need.
  7. God will give you whatever you ask in His will.

There is one important thing God will do for you in Heaven. God will be your light throughout eternity.

Re 22:5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

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. 

 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:30 AM

Eight Types of People Destined for The Lake of Fire

Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:30 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:30 AM

#200 Eight Types Destined for The Lake of Fire

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 two-hundred of this series, Eight Types Destined for The Lake of Fire.

The Lake of Fire is the final destination for the lost, because Hell will one day be thrown into The Lake of Fire. Six of the eight types many would recognize, but I think the other two cowards and liars would be surprising to some. Everyone has told a lie, and many continue to do so throughout their life. People find lying to be a protective device for shameful activities. Given that pride is such an active sin, in pride, many will lie about even the smallest things.

It is also understandable that if liars are on the list than it is only natural that cowards are on the list also. We lie because we lack the courage to tell the truth.

Eight Types Destined for The Lake of Fire:

  1. Cowards
  2. Faithless
  3. Detestable (one who does all the things that the Bible calls abominable)
  4. Murderers
  5. Sexually immoral
  6. Sorcerers (one who uses drugs, potions, spells, and enchantments)
  7. Idolaters
  8. Liars

I know you have heard the statement “the Devil made me do it”. In fact, you may have said this statement yourself. The Bible does not agree with that statement. The Bible says that each person is not only responsible for their sin, but they are tempted, lured, and enticed by their own desires.

Jas 1:14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

The Devil does not make you, but he certainly provides enticement. The Bible demonstrates clearly that each person will choose the Lake of Fire completely of their own will. Today determine to choose the good of God and be blessed for eternity.

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. 

Re 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:52 AM

Seven Times “I am Not Ashamed”

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:52 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:52 AM

#199 Seven Times “I am Not Ashamed”

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-ninety-nine of this series, Seven Times “I am Not Ashamed”.

Seven times in the New Testament Paul and Peter remind Christians things “not to be ashamed” of. Unfortunately, many are ashamed of some of these seven things. The seven things that Paul and Peter mention are the foundations of a Christian life. It must be noted that they are not talking about the past life of a Christian. Our past was forgiven at the Cross. Paul and Peter are talking to Christians in faith. Too often we see the admonitions in the New Testament as things spoken to unbelievers, the admonitions and encouragements in the New Testament are spoken to believers. We are to take the Gospel message to the unbeliever, so they can come and learn how “to not be ashamed”.

Seven Times “I am Not Ashamed”:

  1. Paul says, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel”.
  2. Paul says, “I will not be ashamed” of my conduct in Christ.
  3. Paul says, “do not be ashamed” of the testimony of the Lord.
  4. Paul says, I am not ashamed” of believing in Christ.
  5. Paul says, that Christ “is not ashamed” to call Christians His brothers.
  6. Paul says, “God is not ashamed to be called our God”.
  7. Peter says, “let him not be ashamed” to suffer as a Christian.

The first time we read the word “ashamed” in the Bible is in the Book of Genesis.

Ge 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Adam and Even walked with God and were not ashamed, but there came a time when they hid their shame.

Ge 3:9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” Ge 3:10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

Do not be ashamed the love of God is your honor.

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. 

Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Php 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

2 Ti 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,

2 Ti 1:12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

Heb 2:11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers

Heb 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

1 Pe 4:16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:47 AM

Seven Hindrances to Prayer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:47 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:47 AM

#198 Seven Hindrances to Prayer

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-ninety-eight of this series, Seven Hindrances to Prayer.

Most Christians believe that God will hear their prayer at all times, but the Bible does not say this. The Bible tells you that there are certain conditions when God will not hear your prayer. God wants to hear prayer, but God is holy and there are requirements.

Seven Hindrances to Prayer:

  1. Sin
  2. Lack of giving to the poor
  3. Disobedience
  4. Lack of Bible study
  5. Doubt
  6. Asking wrongly
  7. Not getting along with our wife

The wrath of God upholds the holiness of God therefore, God can only bless in wisdom. Wisdom is depicted in the Bible as knowing and doing the will of God. The throne of favor is always open, but the throne of blessing is reserved for wisdom. The wisdom from above is pure, gentle, full of mercy, and peaceful. Pray in peace, pray at peace, and pray pursuing peace with God and you will be blessed abundantly.

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. 

Is 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Pr 21:13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Pr 28:9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Jas 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Jas 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

1 Pe 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

1 Jn 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 1 Jn 3:22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

 

Monday, July 16, 2018 4:03 AM

Eight Descriptions of Those That Harm Christians

Monday, July 16, 2018 4:03 AM
Monday, July 16, 2018 4:03 AM

#197 Eight Descriptions of Those That Harm Christians

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-ninety-seven of this series, Eight Descriptions of Those That Harm Christians.

In the small Book of Jude, Jude states in his warning against false teachers that those who harm Christians are in the church. Most Christians today understand they need to be careful of those outside the church. But, the Bible spends a lot of time warning about those in the church.

Eight Descriptions of Those That Harm Christians:

  1. Like hidden Reefs who will create a wreck of your faith.
  2. Shepherds or church leaders that teach only for gain.
  3. Like waterless clouds which are those that boast of gifts they do not have, and who are swept along by winds, which describes their unfaithfulness.
  4. Like fruitless trees in late autumn who produce no fruit for the Kingdom.
  5. Like wild waves of the sea, these are those who create chaos.
  6. Like wandering stars and these are those who are satanically driven and reserved for Hell.
  7. Grumblers and malcontents are complainers who constantly complain, and follow their own sinful desires.
  8. Loudmouth boasters are those that entice others into sensual pleasures.

The important thing to note is the followers follow these teachers not because they are misled, but because they like what these teachers teach. Their teaching permits sensual desires. A life lived abundantly is not fulfilling your own desires. Jesus came to be a servant. Trust God and God will fulfill every promise for your life in this world and the next.

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. 

Jud 12 These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; Jud 13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

Jud 16 These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.

 

 

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