Monday, September 24, 2018 4:07 AM

Seven Reasons All are Without Excuse

Monday, September 24, 2018 4:07 AM
Monday, September 24, 2018 4:07 AM

#267 Seven Reasons All are Without Excuse

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 sixty-seven of this series, Seven Reasons All are Without Excuse.

There is only one time the phrase “without excuse” is used in the Bible, but it is a profound statement. Regardless that people have all kinds of excuses for why they do not believe in the God of the Bible, the Bible is clear, they do so in rebellion not in the lack of knowledge.

Seven Reasons You are Without Excuse:

  1. God put the knowledge of the eternal in each person’s heart.
  2. God’s invisible attributes are known by all.
  3. God’s eternal power is known by all.
  4. God’s divine nature is known by all.
  5. God’s visible attributes have been known by all ever since the beginning of creation.
  6. God is seen in all that is made in creation.
  7. God’s wrath is revealed to every person from heaven.

The same people that claim the knowledge and truth of many subjects as science, and philosophy, and do so with little or no training, are the same people that claim ignorance of the God of the Bible. I ask you to test your truth. Do you really have the knowledge of the many complicated issues you claim or do the answers only satisfy the emotional idea of yourself? The Bible tells us that all mankind knows God. Come reason with God and find the rest you have not found in the worldly arguments that steal your peace.

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. 

Ec 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Ro 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Ro 1:20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:20 AM

Seven Things God Wants You to Keep

Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:20 AM
Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:20 AM

#266 Seven Things God Wants You to Keep

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 sixty-six of this series, Seven Things God Wants You to Keep.

To say God wants us to keep something seems like an odd phrase, but if God wants us to stay in possession of certain things, it would be good to know these things.

Seven Things God Wants You to Keep:

  1. Keep hating this world that you may keep eternal life.
  2. Keep God’s commandments to demonstrate your love for God.
  3. Keep God’s Word and God will love you and dwell with you.
  4. Keep your life free of the love of money and be satisfied with what you have.
  5. Keep your tongue free from evil and speaking deceitful lies.
  6. Keep loving one another for love covers a multitude of sins.
  7. Keep yourself in the love of God while waiting for the mercy of Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

Have you kept the things that are precious to your life and your blessings? The Bible speaks of precious and very great promises in:

2 Pe 1:4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

The seven things God wants you to keep are the things that Peter speaks of. Today is a good day to escape the corruption of this world by keeping these seven things.

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. 

Jn 12:25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Jn 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Jn 14:23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Heb 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Pe 3:10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

1 Pe 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Jud 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:18 AM

Seven Things About Wisdom and Understanding

Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:18 AM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:18 AM

#265 Seven Things About Wisdom and Understanding

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 sixty-five of this series, Seven Things About Wisdom and Understanding.

Wisdom and understanding are like two magic words. In today’s modern world, everyone claims to have them. This is the magic of these two words. Just claim it and you have it, or at least that’s what people think and sincerely believe. The Bible states the exact opposite. The Bible speaks very precisely about wisdom and understanding.

Seven Things About Wisdom and Understanding:

  1. Wisdom and understanding cannot be found in the land or in the air.
  2. Wisdom and understanding cannot be bought, not even for the price of a college degree.
  3. Wisdom and understanding cannot be weighed.
  4. Wisdom and understanding cannot be valued.
  5. Wisdom and understanding cannot be exchanged for value.
  6. Only God understands the way to wisdom and understanding and only God knows the place of wisdom and understanding.
  7. The fear of the Lord is Wisdom and to turn away from evil is understanding.

The first six state clearly that wisdom and understanding are both very valuable, and impossible to find on your own. The seventh states that both are only found in God. The Bible also describes the result for the self-claim of wisdom and understanding in:

2 Ti 3:7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

Therefore, find God for wisdom and find obedience for understanding.

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. 

Job 28:12 “But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Job 28:13 Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living. Job 28:14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’ and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ Job 28:15 It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price. Job 28:16 It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire. Job 28:17 Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold. Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls. Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold. Job 28:20 “From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? Job 28:21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air. Job 28:22 Abaddon and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’ Job 28:23 God understands the way to it, and he knows its place. Job 28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. Job 28:25 When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure, Job 28:26 when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder, Job 28:27 then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out. Job 28:28 And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ”

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 4:15 AM

Seven Things About Traditions

Friday, September 21, 2018 4:15 AM
Friday, September 21, 2018 4:15 AM

#264 Seven Things About Traditions

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 sixty-four of this series, Seven Things About Traditions.

Traditions are thought of as an innocent word which describes time honored processes. The Bible also speaks of the traditions of man and does not speak well of man’s traditions. Mankind left to its own devices will put into effect the ideas of his own mind and the ideas of man always stands against God.

Seven Things About Traditions:

  1. Religious traditions make the word of God void.
  2. Religious traditions are followed for the sake of man.
  3. When people take up religious traditions, they leave the commandments of God.
  4. Religious tradition is spoken of by God as a fine way to reject His commandments.
  5. Religious tradition is founded upon plausible arguments and empty words.
  6. Jesus Christ spoke directly against religious traditions.
  7. The apostle Paul failed in his early life due to his zealousness for religious traditions.

Some might argue the word tradition in the Bible means only human tradition leaving religious leaders of that day and today off the hook. When the New Testament relates the conversation about traditions between Jesus and the Jewish leaders, it is speaking of religious traditions. I believe it can be demonstrated that few churches can biblically support many practices they follow today.  We need to turn fully to God’s word to find our requirements, because God’s word is sufficient.

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.

Mk 7:13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

Mt 15:6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

Mk 7:8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

Mk 7:9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Mt 15:3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

Ga 1:14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:13 AM

Seven Things About the Seventy Weeks

Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:13 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:13 AM

#263 Seven Things About the Seventy Weeks

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 sixty-three of this series, Seven Things About the Seventy Weeks.

There is a phrase in the Book of Daniel that states, “seventy weeks are decreed”. This is an Old Testament phrase that is understood by looking at the deal between Jacob and Laban for Rachel in:

Ge 29:27 Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years.”

Therefore, this phrase translates into seventy weeks of years which equals to 490 years.

Jesus repeated the importance of understanding the phrase seventy weeks in:

Mt 24:15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

All biblical history up and until the end times is recorded in these verses.

Seven Things About the Seventy Weeks:

  1. Seventy weeks are decreed. God has set this prophecy in stone to complete certain things.
  2. To finish the transgression.
  3. To put an end to sin.
  4. To atone for iniquity.
  5. To bring in everlasting righteousness.
  6. To seal up both vision and prophecy.
  7. To anoint a most holy place.

This phrase details how and why the Jewish leaders and the Jewish people knew when their Messiah would come. The Israelite, in the New Testament, were fully prepared for the coming of their Messiah. In fact, they had developed a four-step process for identifying Him. The New Testament Gospels detail the process of this investigation. Have you investigated the Gospels to find your savior?

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.

Da 9:24 Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

 

 

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