Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:20 AM

Seven Times You are Told the Trinity is Faithful

Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:20 AM
Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:20 AM

#175 Seven Times You are Told the Trinity is Faithful

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-seventy-five of this series, Seven Times You are Told the Trinity is Faithful.

The ESV version of the Bible uses the words “is faithful” speaking to the righteous about how the Trinity is faithful. Each time we learn something different about how heaven is faithful to the righteous. In each of the verses it is God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit performing a promise to the righteous.

Seven Times You are Told the Trinity is Faithful:

  1. The Trinity is faithful to establish the righteous and guard them from the evil one.
  2. The Trinity is faithful over our house.
  3. The Trinity is faithful to forgive our sin.
  4. The Trinity is faithful to sustain all of the righteous guiltless to the end.
  5. The Trinity is faithful to keep us from being excessively tempted and provides an escape from sin.
  6. The Trinity is faithful to God’s word.
  7. The Trinity is faithful to those that are chosen.

Each time the words “is faithful” are spoken the Trinity is faithful and the righteous are blessed in a special and eternal way.

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. 

2 Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

Heb 3:6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

1 Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Co 1:8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Co 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Co 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Co 1:18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No.

Is 49:7 Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:52 AM

Seven Unseen Evil Spiritual Forces

Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:52 AM
Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:52 AM

#174 Seven Unseen Evil Spiritual Forces

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-seventy-four of this series, Seven Unseen Evil Spiritual Forces.

Paul warns everyone in Ephesians that there are evil unseen spiritual forces in the heavenly places. The amount of information in the Bible about other evil forces is larger than most think. The Bible tells believers and unbelievers that our spiritual war is with this evil group.

Seven Unseen Evil Spiritual Forces:

  1. The title of “rulers” are supernatural commanding forces other than God.
  2. The title of “authorities” are supernatural beings, other than God, who have control over others.
  3. The title of “cosmic powers over this present darkness” are supernatural authorities over some part of the world system, other than God.
  4. The title “spiritual forces of evil in heaven” are supernatural forces over souls, other than God.
  5. The title of “powers” are supernatural forces with administrative control, other than God.
  6. The title “dominions” are supernatural forces with legal dominance, other than God.
  7. The title “prince of the power of the air” is Satan.

Satan likes the silence of his existence. Satan knows that out of sight is out of mind, and this is certainly true about the unseen evil spiritual forces. Not only is Satan out of sight, but he cleverly leads people to blame God for the evil caused by these unseen evil forces. Do not be deceived for you are in a war for your own soul. Turn to the good of God and be protected.

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. 

Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Eph 2:2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

 

 

Friday, June 22, 2018 4:35 AM

Seven Words of Secrets and Mysteries

Friday, June 22, 2018 4:35 AM
Friday, June 22, 2018 4:35 AM

#173 Seven Words of Secrets and Mysteries

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-seventy-three of this series, Seven Words of Secrets and Mysteries.

The Bible uses words like “secrets and mysteries”, but these words are not always used as we would use them today. The word may have somewhat the same meaning, but they do not mean that God keeps anything from us that we need to know for the understanding of our faith. God does conceal certain things from certain people, such as truth from those that refuse truth. God hid the full plan for salvation, and waited to reveal the full plan through Jesus Christ, but God did not hide the information necessary for salvation in the Old Testament.

Seven Words of Secrets and Mysteries:

  1. The word “conceal” means certain things are hidden. It also means to shelter.
  2. The word “secret” means certain things are hidden, sheltered, and concealed.
  3. The word “unsearchable” means that it is impossible to find or uncover all of God’s wisdom.
  4. The word “hidden” means certain things are concealed.
  5. The word “mystery” means something hidden, but now revealed.
  6. The word “revealed” means certain things are now made known.
  7. The words “make known” means to cause something to be known to someone, perhaps particularly through a vision or instructions.

God conceals many treasures throughout the Bible and tells us to seek them out. God was not trying to hide from anyone the things that are written for salvation, but God understood the strength needed for a life time of faith, and nothing strengthens like a life time of Bible study.

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. 

Pr 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

Dt 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Ro 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Da 2:19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Eph 3:4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, Eph 3:5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 AM

Seven Things About How Deception Works

Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 AM
Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 AM

#172 Seven Things About How Deception Works

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-seventy-two of this series, Seven Things About How Deception Works.

It is said that history is doomed to repeat itself. It did not take much wisdom to be the first to utter this statement. History is replete with the repetition of failure. Usually by a new twist on an old deception.  How many theories, teachings, and practices that we follow today are a new twist on an old deception.

Seven Things About How Deception Works:

  1. Nations are deceived by sorcery which is the use of mixed potions and drugs, and we do see more drug use today, especially the mixing of certain synthetics to increase potency.
  2. People are deceived by signs which are miracles and wonders by way of a supernatural act to demonstrate false divine authority.
  3. Satan is the originating agent of deception.
  4. Deception is with empty words which are vain and imaginative teachings with no benefit to those that are listening.
  5. Deception of the naive happens by smooth talk and flattery which is eloquent and excessive insincere praise.
  6. Deception is done with lies that exploit for gain.
  7. Deception is done with use of language to please or persuade.

Deception is deadly to the body and the soul. Most people are quite certain they are not being deceived. The one thing that will upset people is to challenge their fundamental set of beliefs. Christ said no one will see the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is born again. To be born again is to realize that your old set of beliefs were completely and utterly wrong. Turn and not only be right but be righteous.

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 18:23 and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

Re 13:14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

Re 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Eph 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ro 16:18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

2 Pe 2:3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Col 2:4 I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:48 AM

Seven Things About the Foolish and Worthless Shepherd

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:48 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:48 AM

#171 Seven Things About the Foolish and Worthless Shepherd

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-seventy-one of this series, Seven Things About the Foolish and Worthless Shepherd.

Who is this foolish and worthless shepherd in Zechariah 11.15-17? The context of these verses is that of a shepherd very busy with destruction. The description fits the one described in Revelation 13.3-9. The word “foolish” indicates the futility of his efforts. The word “worthless” describe his activities as a brutal ruler.

Seven Things About the Foolish and Worthless Shepherd:

  1. This shepherd does not care for those being destroyed.
  2. This shepherd does not heal the maimed.
  3. This shepherd does not nourish the healthy.
  4. This shepherd devours the rich.
  5. This shepherd Tears off the feet of the fleeing meaning no one will be able to escape his wrath.
  6. This shepherd has his arm and eye struck with a sword.
  7. This shepherd’s arm withers and his right eye is completely blinded.

God is gracious to warn mankind of the coming foolish and worthless shepherd. The saved will not be caught off guard. Notice the details and how the description is precise. It does not say his eye is blinded, it says his right eye is blinded. God wants the righteous fully aware. The foolish and worthless shepherd will inherit eternal punishment and his destiny is the Lake of Fire. The inheritance and destiny of the righteous is to be in the presence of God’s glory forever.

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. 

Zec 11:15 Then the Lord said to me, “Take once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd. Zec 11:16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs. Zec 11:17 “Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!”

 

 

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