Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:46 AM

Seven Times Jesus Described Heaven

Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:46 AM
Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:46 AM

#293 Seven Times Jesus Described Heaven

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 ninety-three of this series, Seven Times Jesus Described Heaven.

Everyone wonders what heaven is like. Jesus used the phrase “the kingdom of Heaven is like” seven times and seven times only. All seven were recorded in the Book of Matthew. If Jesus told you what Heaven is like, this would certainly answer many questions.

Seven Times Jesus Described Heaven:

  1. The Kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed.
  2. The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven hidden in flour.
  3. The Kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.
  4. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.
  5. The Kingdom of heaven is like a net that gathers every kind of fish.
  6. The Kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house that brings out all his treasure.
  7. The Kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house that went out early to hire laborers.

These seven are all told within parables and these seven leave many ideas unclear because Jesus said He would teach the disciples in parables to hide the truth from the masses who had rejected Him. The parables do not so much describe the kingdom as teach a kingdom principal. The seven principals taught are one the kingdom would grow, two our life must grow and fill our life for the kingdom as yeast does for bread, three the kingdom is to be sought, four the kingdom is eternally valuable, five the kingdom will have people from every nation, six the kingdom is glorious, and seven, regardless of age at salvation all are given righteousness equally.

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.

Mt 13:31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.

Mt 13:33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”

Mt 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Mt 13:45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls,

Mt 13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind.

Mt 13:52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

Mt 20:1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

 

Friday, October 19, 2018 4:45 AM

Seven Times Jesus Said I Will

Friday, October 19, 2018 4:45 AM
Friday, October 19, 2018 4:45 AM

#292 Seven Times Jesus Said I Will

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 ninety-two of this series, Seven Times Jesus Said I Will.

The Old Testament prophecies spoke many times about the things Jesus would come and do. In the New Testament, Jesus used the phrase, “I will” and each time we find something new that He will do for every Christian.

Seven Times Jesus Said I Will:

  1. I will never cast you out.
  2. I will raise you up on the last day.
  3. I will send you the Spirit of truth.
  4. I will ask the Father on your behalf.
  5. I will never blot your name out of the book of life.
  6. I will confess your name before the Father and the angels.
  7. I will grant you to set on my throne with me.

These seven things are all promises to those that trust in the name of Jesus Christ. Do you trust in His name? If you do, you will see all seven fulfilled.

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 6:37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

Jn 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

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 16:26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; Jn 16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Re 3:5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

Re 3:21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:43 AM

Seven Times John Used the Phrase the Son of God

Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:43 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:43 AM

#291 Seven Times John Used the Phrase the Son of God

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 ninety-one of this series, Seven Times John Used the Phrase the Son of God.

One of the great questions for the world is whether Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the reason it is a question is that most of the world rejects the Bible as the truth. The phrase “the Son of God” is used 54 times in the ESV version of the Bible. God is the greatest communicator, and He did not want any confusion about His Son. The world can claim confusion, but there is none. In the Book of John, John wrote this phrase seven times, and each time there is something for every Christian.

Seven Times John Used the Phrase the Son of God:

  1. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
  2. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
  3. Only those that believe Jesus is the Son of God overcomes a sinful world.
  4. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself.
  5. Whoever has the Son has life, and any that do not, do not have eternal life.
  6. All that believe in the name of the Son of God can know that you have eternal life.
  7. We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding that God is true, and that God is eternal life.

Is the Son of God, Jesus Christ, truth for your life? The Apostle John said in:

Jn 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Today is a good to trust the truth of the Bible.

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 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

1 Jn 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 Jn 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 Jn 5:10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.

1 Jn 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 Jn 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

 

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:41 AM

Two Times the Flood was Affirmed

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:41 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:41 AM

#290 Two Times the Flood was Affirmed

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 ninety of this series, Two Times the Flood was Affirmed.

The Book of Genesis tells of a world-wide flood.

Ge 6:17 For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.

Ge 7:10 And after seven days the waters of the flood came upon the earth.

Many do not believe there was a world-wide flood not knowing that many scientists affirm that earths geology can only be explained in terms of a past flood. It is true that many scientists also discount this idea, but both Jesus Christ and the apostle Peter wrote of and therefore, affirmed a world-wide flood.

Two Times the Flood was Affirmed:

  1. Jesus Christ spoke of the world-wide flood as an actual event therefore, confirming the flood as it is written in Genesis.
  2. The apostle Peter spoke of the flood by saying when God brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly.

There are a number of times where you see the great characters in the Bible reading the Bible or speaking of ancient events in the Bible and by doing so they are affirming truths of the Bible. Read the Bible as true and you will find truth for your life.

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.

Mt 24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

2 Pe 2:5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:39 AM

Seven Titles for Jesus

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:39 AM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:39 AM

#289 Seven Titles for Jesus

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 eighty-nine of this series, Seven Titles for Jesus.

After the temptation by Satan, and after John the Baptist was arrested and before any disciples were chosen, Jesus begin His ministry by preaching the Gospel of God.

Mk 1:14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, Mk 1:15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Isaiah 9 describes Jesus Christ by seven titles in a prophecy in the Old Testament.

Seven Titles for Jesus:

  1. Wonderful
  2. Counselor
  3. Mighty God
  4. Everlasting Father
  5. Prince of Peace
  6. Son of God
  7. Jesus Christ

Who is Jesus Christ to you? Does Jesus fulfill any of these titles for your life? Jesus can fulfill these titles for you if you follow the very first words He preached, “repent and believe in the Gospel”. What is the Gospel? Paul tells you in:

1 Co 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Co 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Today is a good day to receive Jesus Christ according to the scriptures.

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 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

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