Remembrance Day

 

 

 

On November 11, is a day of remembrance for those brave men and women who fought courageous, sacrificing their lives, and many sacrifice their lives, for the sake of our freedom. The Poppy is a reminder of those brave men and women who love their country and willing to sacrifice their lives, so we can live in freedom . This quote came from The Poppy Campaign, “Every year, from the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, The Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign. Canadians have donated money to support the services we provide and to clearly show their recognition of the debt owed to so many Canadians who gave their lives for our freedom.” 

Below is several pictures of our uncles who risk their lives, to rescue those who were oppressed by Nazi regime and were a threat to the world. Here’s a brief summary from novelette, Wherever You Go written by Martha Turkstra- Tigchelaar on  page 41, “These were days of great anxiety on the home front, for our parents and our church. Our concern was for boys as dad and mom lovingly called them. Needless to say, many prayers went up for each one of them.” Further on page 43,  “on May 4th and 5th, 1945 the Germans finally withdrew the troops. Uncle Wilfred travel throughout Holland. That was time of great rejoicing for our family in Holland, to actually hear, to touch and see a Turkstra clan in a Canadian uniform. Many Canadians have fallen in the battle to free Holland, and thousands lay buried there. This was truly amazing. Hedser Turkstra, a cousin, told Wilford that Dad’s debt to his family – incurred years earlier to make the move to Canada – was now settled because three of his sons had joined in the fight to free Holland.” When see see poppy remember the vets!! 

On my desk top is a Picture of several medics recusing wounded solders out of harm way. One of them is my uncle. 

 

Hebrew 12; 1; a; 12 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,

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Mary Mother Of Jesus

 Luke 1;31-45

 

Mary mother of Jesus was from the tribe of Judah, born in Nazareth  and in the line of king David she was engaged to Joseph they were both in the line King David. Joseph was in royal line King David found in Matthew 1; 2-16 and Mary family tree is found Luke 3; 23-38. As promise in 2 Samuel 7:12-13  Where the royal established  in King Solomon line where the royal   1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30,

 

She bore him four sons and several daughters, theirs names areJames, Joses, Judas and Simon, and the daughters were unnamed (Matthew 13:55, 56; Mark 6:3) She was relative of Elizabeth from the tribe of Aaron who married to Zachariah was a high priest, and the parent of John Baptist. Where the Angel of Gabriel appear before her  proclaiming that should she would have a son and that Holy Spirit will overshadow her and impregnate her . She only women who had a child without being intimate  with another man, and the child name is Jesus who came into the world to redeem mankind from the curse of sins.

 

While the Catholic doctrine believes in the Immaculate Conception; however, Mary was a godly young woman (Luke 1:28) but she not without sin. Since she herself refers to herself who needing a Savour in (Luke 1:47  

 

1:33  Since the second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD were all the family tree of the Jewish descendant were kept in great details and they were scattered throughout Europe and Asia, and  would have been impossible  to trace Judah line never mind David line found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 especially King Solomon line where the royal line was established, in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30, Believer Commentary wrote,” It seems obvious that the Messianic line ended with the Lord Jesus. No one else can ever present a valid legal claim to the throne of David. 

 

 However, there is a record  found in  Luke 3; 23-38 and Matthew 1; 1-16  this was the line of King David Mary and Joseph was in king David line. Mary was found in Luke 3; 23-38 for example in Luke 3 (v. 23) was the father-in-law of Joseph and the father of Mary.also was descended from David through his son Nathan (v. 31 Solomon brother. Joseph  line found in Matthew 1; 1-16 where in Matthew 1:6 it states Solomon mother of Bathsheba. Where royal line was established as promise by King David found in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30. Since God promised King David that his line would reign forever found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 However,Joseph was not Jesus’ true father since the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary found in Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23.   

Believer Commentary wrote, In Jeremiah 22:30 God pronounced a curse on this man: Thus says the LORD:” Write this man down as childless, A man who shall not prosper in his days; For none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling anymore in Judah. The nations of Jewish people were capture and were into exile into Babylon where they.cease ruling on the throne; however, the family tree continued on until Joseph

 “If Jesus had been the real son of Joseph, He could redeemed mankind from the of their sin.Since Joseph was also part of Adam curse where  Jesus could not be  the true lamb of God that would take away the sin of the world. As scriptures declares,” I was sinful when my mother conceived me. For I am conscious of my rebellion,and my sin is always before me. Yet, He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.

The problem was solved by the miracle of the virgin birth: Jesus was the legal heir to the throne through Joseph. He was the real Son of David through Mary. The curse on Jeconiah did not fall on Mary or her children since she did not descend from Jeconiah shall not prosper, “Yet He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.    

   When God had pronounced a curse on the snake found in Genesis 3:15, I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his {Jesus} heel. Since the seed had needed to be implanted by a man for woman to become pregnant the seed needed to be without defect hence. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with a seed.  

Also, the Son of God needed to experience every human tempting every difficult situation known to mankind yet without sinning.  As scripture declares, ” but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet he did not sin. In short, Jesus needed to be both God and mankind to conquered sin.  The genealogy nonetheless establishes Jesus claim to the throne of David as Joseph’s legal heir.

 Luke 1:38; While Mary said yes NIV Student Bible wrote,”Saying yes to God usually involves sacrifice. It did for Mary who endured the doubts of her fiancé and the scorn of neighbors who saw her pregnant before marriage. Saying yes meant bearing the pain of childbirth. It meant fleeing to far-off Egypt to protect her baby from Herod’s soldiers. It meant raising a child she did not completely understand. (Once during his ministry she came to take charge of Jesus, thinking him out of his mind [see Mark 3:21].) Hardest of all, it meant watching her son die on the cross. 

In Biblical times, no women could ever, get pregnant without having sex with a man  in Jewish cultures adultery was punishable by death by stoning under the Mosaic law. Deut. 22:23, 24.NIV Culture Background Bible Study wrote, “For a woman who was betrothed but not yet married to be pregnant violated social standards.”

When Holy Spirit impregnated Mary carrying a wonderful gift; however,  she would eventually would have to reported to her future husband Joseph that Holy Spirit impregnated  with a Son. While it was honour to be chosen by God to conceived the Holy One without sin. Even thou she was  telling the truth it would very difficult pitch this to her future husband

  The only logical conclusion Joseph could that Mary was pregnant by another man not by the Holy Spirit  in other words, that she had committed adultery under the Mosaic law. Deut. 22:23, 24. A common response would be been that Joseph would been very upset for “plowing her  heifer. As scripture declares “For jealousy enrages a hush and , and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.”

The Gospel of Matthew explains that Jospeh was a “righteous man, yet unwilling to expose [Mary] to shame” so he decided to “divorce her quietly.” If he follow through it would bring great shame to Mary and her family; however, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be   afraid to   take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. While Joseph did honourable thing by honouring engagement. In Luke, 2:5 Mary still engaged to Josep and was pregnant with Jesus while travelling to Bethlehem.

The Jewish society frown upon permissive women often shun them Dr Charles Stanley wrote,” Jewish tradition demanded harsh treatment for unmarried pregnant women. Religious leaders would have dealt with her severely.

Luke 2:5 To be registered along with Mary who was engaged to him and was pregnant.

 In John, 8:41  The Jew’s leader also accused Jesus being  illegitimate child meaning. The Jews knew the story about Mary’s betrothal and that Joseph was not Jesus’ real father; thus, they implied that Jesus’ birth was illegitimate.  Often, Roman Solider would sleep with young women in local community promising great wealth or forces them to have sex Remember Mary was chosen by God and did not sex with another man  

in Luke 1:27 Mary was still a virgin and engaged with Joseph and admitted herself that never being intimate with a man. The angel Gabriel  uttered these words in Luke 1:28  Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you, and furthermore He stated in

 Luke 1:30, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. ” In short Mary had to bear the shame it   Mary was  willing to bear the disgrace Even thou she was carrying the greatest gift that God gave to mankind His Son Jesus Christ, and she agreed to these term wilily.  In Luke, 1:38  Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”

 The people in her day view her with shame. However, those who sins had been redeemed by Christ view her as a blessed mother who bore the Savour of the world that redeemed mankind from Adams curses  

In short, Mary child would be the Savour of the World taking mankind sins. He’s known as the second Adam. As holy prophets in ancient times had predicted in Genesis 3:15, it about to be fulfilled foretold in the Old Testament by the prophets. He would remove Adam and Eve curse as promise by God  and sealed with a convent by killing an animal  Genesis 3:21  a fore shadow of the reality that God would someday kill a substitute to redeem sinners burden of sin . 

This child would be abolished the ceremonial law found in Leviticus 4-6,16  Since it was It be impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. He became the lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world replace the lamb found in Exodus 12; 13, Genesis 3; 21, and Genesis 22; 13 note the phase, ” took the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.” 

As scripture declares, “He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.” Bob Durtko said The Blood of Christ is most powerful force on the earth.” George Macleod wrote; I simply argue that the cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not  crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves. 

Lastly, Dr John Stott wrote about follower of Christ, “Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.”

 

P. P. Bliss wrote, “I will sing of my Redeemer and his wondrous love to me; on the cruel cross he suffered, from the curse to set 

me free. Sing, O sing of my Redeemer! With his blood, he purchased me; on the cross he sealed my pardon, paid the debt, and made me free.  I will tell the wondrous story, how my lost estate 

to save, ”  He was not only her child; he was her Lord and savour. To that, Mary said yes.

As a follower of Christ if Mary was willing bear the shame for accused of being a permissive women even thou she not commit adultery and  still was a virgin  found in 1:271:30 , 1:34. Lastly Angel Gabriel declares in 1:28 Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you. 

Are we willing bear the insults hardship and being called idiot for believing in Christ atoning works As Apostle Paul wrote,” Five times I received 39 lashes from Jews. Three times I was beaten with rods by the Romans. Once I was stoned by my enemies. Three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day in the open sea. On frequent journeys, I faced dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my own people, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the open country, dangers on the sea, and dangers among false brothers; labor and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and lacking clothing. Further he wrote. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.

 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+11&version=HCSB 

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https://bustedhalo.com/questionbox/why-did-joseph-decide-to-divorce-mary-quietly-and-then-change-his-mind 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1%3A20-21&version=NIV 

https://biblehub.com/hebrews/9-12.htm 

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https://hymnary.org/text/i_will_sing_of_my_redeemer 

 

Thomas Drowry 

Prior execution Bishop Hooper he examined a blind boy concerning his faith and the cause of his imprisonment. He looked on him steadfastly, tears standing in his eyes, and said, “Ah! Poor boy, God hath taken from thee thy outward sight, for what reason He best knoweth; but He hath endued thy soul with the eye of knowledge and faith. God gives thee grace continually to pray unto Him, that thou lose not that sight, for thou wouldst then be blind both in body and soul.” The boy’s name was Thomas Drowry.  He was blind; however, when one sense goes they the developed the other senses such as your hearing , and the ability to recall recite the exact words spoken to them.  

Thomas Drowry had such abilities while being examined Dr. Williams, Chancellor of Gloucester, He asks “Dost thou not believe that after the words of consecration, spoken by the priest, there remaineth the very real body of Christ in the sacrament of that altar?” “No,” answered the blind boy, “that I do not.” 

 Than the Bishop condemn as a heretic ask him who taught you this heresy?  You, Master Chancellor pointing toward pulpit ‘When you preached there ” (naming a day) “a sermon to all men, as well as me, upon the sacrament. You said the sacrament was to be received spiritually, by faith.

On May, 15th 1556 Thomas Drowry was taken to the stake in Gloucester. Place fasten to the pole and executioner lit fire went and consumed by the flames; however, the first person he saw was Jesus the Son of God. Entering through the Gates of Splendour and receiving the martyr crowns.

http://www.scionofzion.com/blind.htm

http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe343.htm

 

Joan Waste.

Joan was born in 1534 and had twin brother named Roger to a Derby barber, William Waste and his wife Joan. She was born blind.

While Edward was upon the throne, the people of England had church services in their own language instead of Latin. 

Joan was moved by the Holy Spirit to go to hear the Bible readings and sermons. She was converted to Christ her Saviour. Who has found own poor lost blind sheep and gave her a new of saving faith along with spiritual insight.

Even thou she was blind she wanted a Bible even thou the books were very expensive. She able saves enough to purchase a New Testament by applying her trade knitting and making rope. Even thou it took her time or two find someone to read the Bible. Eventually, she found an elderly man in Derby Gaol called John Hurt who said he would gladly read to her everyday a chapter until illness finally rendered him from reading However, she able find someone else to even thou cost her every time someone read her the investment paying off.

Joan was able to recite long passages of Scripture, and refuted all false doctrines, and rebuked those sinned against the Bible, exhort those commit their lives to Christ or face Judgement   

In 1553, Queen Mary came to the throne and in January 1555 it was made illegal by Parliament to hold Protestant view were expected to attend Roman Catholic Masses. Nonetheless, Joan would not submit to heresy of the Roman Catholic dogma and believe that the Scriptures had the finial authority not the pope. She also denied the Sacrament of the Altar where the body and the blood of Christ transubstantiation, in the bread, and wine.  Immediately, the Bishop requested that Joan turn away from the faith of the Bible, and trust in the Holly Church.

 At this point, the Bishop and his Chancellor became angry. First, they tried to persuade her that the Son of God was easily and regularly brought down and changed into bread and wine but, when it was clear that she would not listen, they threatened her with imprisonment, torture, and death if she refused to believe in this “Sacrament of the Altar.”

Then, she reminded her hearers that a number of sincere Christians had recently been imprisoned and then burnt to death for believing the same things that she did rather than embrace the doctrines of Rome, boldly she went on,  “Are you prepared to die for your doctrine? If not, then for God’s sake stop troubling me no more. I am but a poor, blind, uneducated woman, but with God’s help I am ready to yield up my life in this faith.” 

On August 1st 1556, she taken to Windmill Pit were many of her brothers and sisters were martyred because their faith in Jesus Christ. Before her execution, she called upon the multitude to pray for her. That Christ would have mercy upon her. Where the light of the everlasting sun of righteousness would beamed upon her when the departed spirit.

  Excerpt From: John Foxe. “Fox’s Book of Martyrs  

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Mary Visit Elizabeth

Mary’s Visit t Elizabeth
Luke 1;39-45

Elizabeth was from the tribe of Aaron, and was married to Zechariah who was a high priest. They were both righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.They had a son in the latter part of their life, and named him John who was known as John Baptist. The fore runner to Christ foretold by Isaiah in Isaiah 40:3. She was also a relative of Mary the mother of Jesus.She also spoke three times in gospel of Luke found in Luke 1:25, Luke 1;42-45 and Luke 1:60. Luke was only person who address Zechariah and Elizabeth in his account.
After Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit she visited Elizabeth and she was filled with the Holy Spirit found in Luke1:41 and in Luke 1;42-45 ; You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed! How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!  She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!” Note Luke 1;43 in that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Matthew Henry commentary wrote,” Elisabeth was herself filled with the Holy Ghost, or a Spirit of prophecy, by which, as well as by the particular suggestions of the Holy Ghost she was filled with, she was given to understand that the Messiah was at hand, in whom prophecy; emphasis added foretold in the Old Testament by the prophets concerning the Messiah.
Believer’s Bible Commentary wrote,” There was not a trace of jealousy in her heart; only joy and delight that the unborn baby would be her Lord. Mary was blessed among women in that she was given the privilege of bearing the Messiah. The fruit of her womb is blessed in that He is Lord and Savior. emphasis added redeeming both Mary and Elizabeth from the curse of sin. “
NKJV Study Bible wrote,” Elizabeth marveled at the grace that allowed her a role in God’s great plan. She knew God owed her nothing; but she also knew that God had mercifully given her much.”
Like her husband Zechariah she witnessed the birth of the Messiah meaning the chosen one who will be the Savour who will be Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Declared by her son John. She uttered these words, ”She who has believed is blessed.” Matthew Henry wrote,” (Luke 1:45): Blessed is she that believed. Believing souls are blessed souls, and will be found so at last; this blessedness cometh through faith, even the blessedness of being related to Christ, and having him formed in the soul. They are blessed who believe the word of God, for that Word will not fail them.”

Mary Magnificat
Luke1; 46-55

Magnificat is Latin vulgate meaning to glorifies.or my soul doth magnify the Lord in the hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke1; 46-55 and it is filled with OT allusions and quotations. It reveals that Mary’s heart and mind were saturated with the Word of God. It contains repeated echoes of Hannah’s prayers,
Got A Question define it as The Latin translation of Mary’s response begins with the word magnificat, which simply means “magnify” (or “exalt,” “glorify,” etc.). The Magnificat is a poem of praise to God, praising Him for His blessing to Mary and His faithfulness to Israel. The Magnificat also highlights a series of reversals in which the proud are humbled and the humble are exalted—not the least being a poor young girl who will be the mother of the Messiah.
It is filled with OT allusions and quotations. It reveals that Mary’s heart and mind were saturated with the Word of God. It contains echoes of Hannah’s prayers
Luke 1:47 & 1:48 like James and Judah Jesus half brothers where they wrote in their epistles,  James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: or Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, Greek work slave or bondservant is doulos meaning someone who belongs to a bond slave another, without any ownership rights of their own. is used with the highest dignity in the NT – namely, of believers who willingly live under Christ’s authority as His devoted followers. Where in Luke 1:48 Greek word for slave is doulé meaning female slave, bondmaid. In both incident they mention slaves not brother or Son While Mary was His mother and James and Jude was Jesus was their brother. They also recognize Jesus and as Lord and Savour who redeemed them from theirs sins as indicated in Luke 1:47. As Dr John MacArthur wrote Mary referred to God as “Savior,” indicating both that she recognized her own need of a Savior, and that she knew the true God as her Savior.

In 1:28 who did Lord find favour with a man or woman” Who conceived the Messiah a man or woman? Who did the angel appeared before bearing the good news about the Messiah a man or woman? Who uttered my mother of my Lord should come to me, You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed a man or woman? In Luke Who uttered these words found in Luke1; 46-55 a man or woman In 1:47 who uttered these words God my Savior, a man or woman? in Luke 1:45 who uttered these words,  “She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!” a man or woman? in 1:6 Zechariah and Elizabeth were they both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord. Lastly how does Godly man view his wife ? Or how does God view a woman or what does bible say about woman and the role woman play in the church and family or society?
Is woman part of the salvation plan and their sin purchased on the cross
In Galatians 3; 28-29 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.
John MacArthur wrote,” you are all one in Christ Jesus. All those who are one with Jesus Christ are one with each other. This verse does not deny that God has designed racial, social, and sexual distinctions among Christians, but it affirms that those do not imply spiritual inequality before God. Nor is this spiritual equality incompatible with the God-ordained roles of headship and submission in the church, society, and at home. Jesus Christ, though fully equal with the Father, assumed a submissive role during His incarnation (Phil. 2:5–8).”

https://www.gotquestions.org/Magnificat.html

1 John 5:14-16

1 John 5:14-16; verse 14-15;1, When you’re seeking God will or according to His will meaning you’re interested in His will not your own will than God will hear your prayer than God will give confidence carry it out since acting on His will John Macarthur wrote ’” John already specified that answered prayer also depends on obedience to God’s commandments and avoidance of sin (3:21Ps. 66:18John 15:71 Pet. 3:7). Since genuine believers know God’s Word (i.e., His will) and practice those things that are pleasing to Him, they never insist on their own will, but supremely seek God’s desires (Matt. 26:39–42).”
 
Verse 16-17 16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, he should ask, and God will give life to him—to those who commit sin that doesn’t bring death. There is sin that brings death. I am not saying he should pray about that. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not bring death. I’ll use the link you sent since I like     Dr John Gil commentary which I enjoyed reading like Matthew Henry, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvin where they wrote commentary on the Old & New Testament in which many Biblical  scholars  enjoy their works in the past, present and futures below are the link to all his commentaries
 
Verse 16;  If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, Matthew 18; 15, states,” If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Gils wrote following,” for fallen believers; for a “brother”; not in a natural or civil sense, but in a spiritual sense, one that is judged to be born again, and belongs to the family and household of God, and is a member of a Gospel church; and so is under the watch, inspection, and care of the saints; and is observed to sin, as the best of men are not without it, nor the commission of it, in thought, word, or deed: and this sin of his is a sin [which is not unto death 
Resulting from Adam and Eve disobedience when they ate the forbidden fruit they died a spiritual death and eventually died physically death where Gil wrote, “every sin, even the least sin, is in its own nature mortal, or deserving of death; the proper wages of sin is death, yea, death eternal. However, those being chosen by God. Will fall asleep and their souls will wake up in heaven, 1 Corinthians 15; 5 Gil wrote, “yet none of the sins of God’s elect are unto death or issue in death; in fact; which is owing not to any different nature there is in their sins, or to their good works which counterbalance them; but to the grace of God, and to the blood and righteousness of Christ, by which they are pardoned and justified, and freed from obligation to punishment, or eternal death.”
However, their times when follow of Christ continue fall into sins even thou know it wrong they continue fall unto same sin again and again for example, the Apostle Paul in Romans 7; 15-18  For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 So now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it. Gil wrote,” that sin he sins is not a governing one in him; though he falls into it, he rises up out of it through divine grace and abides not in it; and he has a sense of it and is sorry for it, after a godly sort, loaths it, and himself for it; is ashamed of it, ingenuously confesses it, and mourns over it, and forsakes it. As scripture declares,’ or though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. When sees a brother or sisters fall into sin they comfort them and pray for them and encourage them get up again. That is, God shall give the sinning brother life; by which may be meant comfort that which will revive his drooping spirits, and cause him to live cheerfully and comfortably, that so he may not be swallowed up with over much sorrow; or he shall grant a discovery of the pardon of his sin unto him, which will be as life from the dead, and will give him a comfortable hope of eternal life, of his right unto it, and meetness for it:

Verse 16; There is sin that brings death. Reformed Bible Study wrote, Some connect this sin with the unforgivable sin mentioned in Matt. 12:3132Mark 3:28–30Luke 12:8–10. More likely, John is referring to a stubborn refusal to accept the message of the gospel. 

KJV Bible Study wrote,”may refer to blaspheming the Holy Spirit, rejecting Christ as Savior, rejecting the humanity or deity of Jesus, a specific sin such as murder (3:1215), or a life of habitual sin. Whatever it is, the sin seems to be a flagrant violation of the sanctity of the Christian community 
 
 Gils wrote,”here is a sin unto death;which is not only deserving of death, as every other sin is, but which certainly and inevitably issues in death in all that commit it, without exception; and that is the sin against the Holy Ghost, which is neither forgiven in this world nor in that to come, and therefore must be unto death; it is a sinning wilfully, not in a practical, but doctrinal way, after a man has received the knowledge of the truth; it is a wilful denial of the truth of the Gospel, particularly that peace, pardon, righteousness, eternal life, and salvation, are by Jesus Christ, contrary to the light of his mind, and this joined with malice and obstinacy; so that there is no more or other sacrifice for such a sin; there is nothing but a fearful looking for of wrath and fury to fall on such opposers of the way of life; and as the presumptuous sinners under Moses’s law died without mercy, so must these despiteful ones under the Gospel; see ( Matthew 12:31  Matthew 12:32 ) ( Hebrews 10:26-29 ) . Some think there is an allusion to one of the kinds of excommunication among the Jews, called “shammatha”, the etymology of which, according to some Jewish writers, is (htym Mv) , “there is death

 
 To me one evident when you sin against the Holy Spirit you deny Jesus is Lord and his atoning on the cross. The Apostle Paul wrote,”Therefore I inform you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
 However, someone commits a murder, and was found guilty, and was sentence to die and became a committed follower of Christ, and repented, confess and believe that Jesus took their sins. Than their sins will no longer remember in heaven. They eventually  were executed due to the crime they committed before they accept the Lord the government was within right carryout this sentence As scripture declares,”  Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.” Romans 13;1 

Hebrew 11;3

 

 Hebrew 11;3

 

 By faith, we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.

 

 Through faith, we understand that the world and all the things which are seen were made of nothing by the word of God. New Matthew Bible

 

 Through faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God; everything we now see was fashioned from that which is invisible. The Voice

 

There isn’t any human being that witness God displaying   power when He  created the heavens and the earth found in 

(Ge 1:3 – 24  He created it in six days and on the seven day He rested from its labours He created it by commanding it into  existence. Reformed Bible Study wrote, “Although no human witnessed the creation, we know from Scripture that God brought the world into being through His Word (Ps. 33:6, 9). We discern that “what is seen ” is not ultimate, self-existent reality.? The NIV culture Background Bible Study   the universe was formed at God’s command. God spoke existence into being (Ge 1:3 – 24; Ps 33:6; Pr 3:19 – 20). 

 

The Hebrew word is Bara is verb meaning to shape, fashion, creates Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary define bārāʾ is used 5 times in Gen 1 (1:1, 21, 27[3 times]; cf. 2:3–4; 5:1–2; 6:7) for the great creative act of God “in the beginning.” While the expression “out of nothing” does not appear here (but cf. Heb 11:3),  it is fair to say that it occurs exclusively with God as the subject or the implied agent of creation. Creating is only something that God does. 

Essential Bible Dictionary states,” Bible teaches clearly that the universe, including all matter (” the heavens and the earth “), had a beginning and came into existence out of nothing through the will of the eternal God (Gen. 1–2; Heb. 11:3)”

 

 John Gill’s Exposition Commentary wrote,” The celestial world, with its inhabitants, the angels; the starry and ethereal worlds, with all that is in them, the sun, moon, stars, and fowls of the air; the terrestrial world, with all upon it, men, beasts, and the watery world, the sea, and all that is therein.”

 

John Calvin wrote, ” for it shows not only that the beauty which the world displays is maintained by the invigorating power of the By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath (Spirit) of his mouth,” (Ps. 33:6 ), The beauty in nature the endless resources such as food, clothing, and shelter, the magnificent power in the distant solar system and distant  galaxies in their splendor and energy shinning brightness in the night often a guidance for the lost. The sun that gives warm and light to mankind during the day. The wind while invisible to the naked eye is both has a gentle breeze and produces terrifying storm. The  visible and invisible matter within the universe and all creation is a testament  to God befitting to a king and his glory and splendour. As Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its  but so to manifest his perfections in the whole structure of the universe, and daily place himself in our view, that we cannot open our eyes without being compelled to behold him. Wherever you turn your eyes, there is no portion of the world; however, minute, which does not exhibit at least some sparks of beauty in creation. In short, it took intelligent being who extremely powerful the cosmos in six days. 

 An example found in Mark 4:35–41 Jesus calm the storm instantly  displaying his power The disciples said Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!”  

 

 Holdman Commentary wrote, “These verses present two illustrations of the use of faith. First, faith enabled the heroes of the Old Testament to receive a good standing with God. God gave his approval to the faith of these saints.

Second, believing that God created the world involves a leap of faith. Faith points to an unseen power {God} who made the world we see. The universe involves more than the physical world. It includes the ages that God had planned, beginning with the act of creation and extending to the consummation of all things in Christ. By faith, we know that all we see around us and all that takes place on earth came from one we cannot see. In short, Faith understands that the invisible God created the vast universe. Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author.”

 Grapham A. Coles wrote ” When I face the door to my apartment I cannot see the hinges that enable the door to work. But, experience tells me that they are there. I have to pass through the door before and have actually seen two large hinges.  

 

While human being is  very creative in manufacturing goods and innovative inventions, but they unable self creates.  Its only God that has the capability and the power to created a complex system quickly and efficiently.  For example, a computer is unable creates another computer. However, a tree and produces can turn out it own kind,  as scripture declares. Then, God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”

 Calvin wrote  The, forests, water, and fields are able to self procreate.

 

 

Often during my rebellious year mother would often in the backyard isn’t creation wonderful. To be honest because my hatred toward God and His follower I did not see his splendour of His creation I only saw misery in the world and the ugliness in it even thou it was plain to see

 John Calvin wrote, “In vain for us; therefore, does Creation exhibited so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author. Though they beam upon us from every quarter, they are altogether insufficient of themselves to lead us into the right path. Some sparks, undoubtedly, they do throw out; but these are quenched before they can give forth a brighter effulgence. Wherefore, the apostle, in the very place where he says that the worlds are images of invisible things, adds that it is by faith we understand that they were framed by the word of God (Hebrew 11; 3); thereby intimating that the invisible Godhead is indeed represented by such displays, but that we have no eyes to perceive it until they are enlightened through faith by internal revelation from God.

 Further more he wrote,” But though we are deficient in natural powers which might enable us to rise to a pure and clear knowledge of God, still, as the dullness which prevents us is within, there is no room for excuse. We cannot plead ignorance, without being at the same time convicted by our own consciences both of sloth and ingratitude. It was, indeed, a strange defence for man to pretend that he has no ears to hear the truth, while dumb creatures have voices loud enough to declare it; to allege that he is unable to see that which creatures without eyes demonstrate, to excuse himself on the ground of weakness of mind, while all creatures without reason are able to teach.”

As scripture declares, Romans1;20-21 For His invisible attributes that are, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. 21 For though they had known God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, 

Another you see that creation that it groaning and deteriorating before our eyes.  Roman 8; 22  For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, “You, Lord, In The beginning laid the fountain of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands; they will perish they will “

Just look at creation itself is it evolving or is it deteriorating?

  Creation is slowly declining before eyes. Prove that creation is dilapidating not improving. I am not expert, four laws of thermodynamics nor do I understand terminology fully. However, the scripture and The Second Law Thermodynamics  proves that creation is deteriorating The Free Dictionary define Second Law a law stating that mechanical work can be derived from a body only when that body interacts with another at a lower temperature; any spontaneous process results in an increase of entropy, ”  it defines “; law of thermodynamics – (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system. Based on Word Net  Christian answer network wrote a piece on second law Thermodynamics penned these words.  ” The second Law Thermodynamics describe basic principles familiarly in everyday life. It is partially a universal law of decay; the ultimate cause of why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. Material things are not eternal. Everything appears to change eventually, and chaos increases. Nothing stays as fresh as the day one buys it; clothing becomes faded, threadbare, and ultimately returns to dust.  2 Everything ages and wears out. Even death is a manifestation of this law. The effects of the 2nd Law are all around, touching everything in the universe.” Physicist Lord Kelvin stated it technically as follows: “There is no natural process the only result of which is to cool a heat reservoir and do external work.” In more understandable terms, this law observes the fact that the useable energy in the universe is becoming less and less. Ultimately, there would be no available energy left. Stemming from this fact, we find that the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder. All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves.” Biology  About.com  penned these words,” The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that when energy is transferred, there will be less energy available at the end of the transfer process than at the beginning. Resulting from entropy, which is the measure of disorder in a closed system, all of the available energy will not be useful to the organism. Entropy increases as energy is transferred.” In short, creation does not improve  as evolutionist theorizes  but it decays.

 In short that, there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state. 

Scripture states, you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust; dust you shall return.” The Book of Common Prayer uses this phase,  “earth to earth,

 

In Hebrew, 11 known as faith chapter or known as the Hero of faith it starts with creation where God creates the universe by God’s command, even thou they did not witness God creating the universe they saw His handy work on full display just like us. For example in Genesis, 22:17 Abraham saw a lot stars in the sky.  He also saw creation decaying as well resulting from Adam and Eve sin for example in chapter Abraham was ready to ofter his only son as sin offering and believed Issac 

God would have raise him from the dead, The Angel Lord stopped him and provide him with Ram, And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, meaning will see to it so one day He would provide His own Son! Moriah is where Jerusalem and later the temple was built. And it was at Jerusalem that the Savior would die.

 Ask yourself this question have you seen God or ever witness Jesus death on cross while there is historical Jesus who died on the cross, Where the prove that he took our sins and His Father wrath. Yet, many can testify one they repent, confess, and believe that Jesus is Lord. Why sin burden lift from us and lives our transformed

Hebrew 1; 1-2 In Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. 2 For our ancestors won God’s approval by it. Or  Hebrew 11:13 These all died in faith without having received the promises, but they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth.

 Scripture declares there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.

 

 

Hebrew 12:1  Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 

NIV Study Bible Note wrote, “They are not spectators but inspiring examples. The Greek word translated “witnesses ” is the origin of the English word “martyr ” and means “testifiers, witnesses.” They bear testimony to the power of faith and to God’s faithfulness. Run with perseverance.

 

 

Faith is like the wind; you cannot see it but you see the effects of the wind. John 3;8

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 The Holy Spirit In  Creation  

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now, the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 

Genesis 1; 1- 2 

  

 

 

 The Holy Spirit is the third person of triune God, the Father the Son, and Holy Spirit they’re distinct and they’ve differently in personalities and responsibilities, yet, they’re one. Calvin Institutes states, Father, Son, and Spirit, are one God, and yet that the Son is not the Father, nor the Spirit the Son, but that each has his peculiar subsistence. (Books 1 chapter 13 section 5)  The Holy Spirit is God “Prove both that he is God, and that he has a separate subsistence from the Father (Book 1 (chapter 12 section 2)    The Hebrew word Elohim means God one many names of God. The El suggest power or strength. Eloh is Hebrew for God, mi is a plural foam Elohim also means  in Hebrew several gods; however, here it uses in a singular foam. Hence, the three in one God and it used in singular foam 2,600 times throughout the Old Testament. As Calvin decares, “While he proclaims his unity, he distinctly sets it before us as existing in three persons.”  Book 1 chapter 13 section 2 

The Holy Spirit was seriously involved creation in and played a vital role in it as RA Torry states, ” Here are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But, God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit’s work has a far wider scope than this.” The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit; Chapter 6 The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe section. His role is threefold. First, physical matter in the cosmos, second maintains the universe, lastly forming chaotic and undeveloped cosmos into structure order.

 

First; In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and it was without foam or void, He spoke and physical matter and it came into existence and it was created not easier Hebrew meaning frame or foam. All matter was created by God and was able produce it own kind and continue to produce. The Hebrew bara means to created, suggested God created nothing into something. The cosmos has a beginning and isn’t eternal; hence, the important of the word created (bara} in the Genesis account. While humans being are  very creative in manufacturing goods and innovative inventions, but they unable self creates.  Its only God that has the capability and the power to created a complex system quickly and efficiently.  For example, a computer is unable creates another computer. However, a tree and produces can turn out it own kind,  as scripture declares. Then, God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” 11And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. Genesis 1; 11- 12. Another scripture states, While the earth remains,  Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer, and winter, And day, and night  Shall not cease.” Genesis 8; 21b – 22 The Holy Spirit was activated in creation; for example, between Genesis 1; 3-25 And God said was written  fifteen times, And God said eight times, And God called three times, And God made three times. Between verses 21 – 27  And God created was said, once made and three times. While there’s many theories that try to disprove creation story. Nonetheless  God doesn’t try to prove that He exists it our responsibilities disprove it. The genesis account gives God account in how create all things and assumes He assumes  that mankind would take this fact for granted as it stated the Bible Ps. 14; 1 The fools say there’s no God. All ancient religious books, religious systems, and modern philosophies begin, with no God. It’s the Genesis account  record that God created all matter, and the Holy Spirit was part creation. Since the Holy Spirit  was part of creation, the evident is in the creation it self is very cut-and-dried. As Calvin says, ” for it shows not only that the beauty which the world displays is maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit, Calvin institutes) Book 1 chapter 13 section 13) “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath (Spirit) of his mouth,” (Ps. 33:6), The beauty in nature the endless resources such as food, clothing, and shelter, the magnificent power in the distant solar system and distant  galaxies in their splendor and energy shinning brightness in the night often a guidance for the lost. The sun that gives warm and light to mankind during the day. The wind while invisible to the naked eye is both has a gentle breeze and produces terrifying storm. The  visible and invisible matter within the universe and all creation is a testament  to God befitting to a king and his glory and splendour. As Calvin states ” Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its Author.” Calvin Institutes  Book 1 chapter 5 section 14) further declares ” but so to manifest his perfections in the whole structure of the universe, and daily place himself in our view, that we cannot open our eyes without being compelled to behold him. Wherever you turn your eyes, there is no portion of the world; however, minute, which does not exhibit at least some sparks of beauty in creation. (Book 1 chapter 5 section 1). Matthew Henry states from Isaiah 40; 12 -13 “1. He has a vast reach. View the celestial globe, and you are astonished at the extent of it; but the great God metes the heavens with a span; to him they are but a hand-breadth, so large-handed is he. View the terraqueous globe, and he has the command of that too. All the waters in the world he can measure in the hollow of his hand, where we can hold but a little water; and the dry land he easily manages, for he comprehends the dust of the earth in a measure, or with his three fingers; it is no more to him than a pupil, or that which we take up between our thumb and two fingers.” II. His wisdom is unsearchable, and what no creature can give either information or direction to, v. 13, 14. As none can do what God has done and does, so none can assist him in the doing of it or suggest any thing to him which he thought not of. When the Lord by his Spirit had made the world (Job 26:13) there was none that directed his Spirit, or gave him any advice, either what to do or how to do it? Nor does he need any counselor to direct him in the government of the world,” Matthew Henry Commentaries on Isaiah 40; 12-13 point 1 – 2 The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit created the heavens the earth in It grandeur and elegance for us to enjoy by God so we can esteem, praise, worship and enjoy Him forever.  

 

Secondly,  One the roles the Holy Spirit play in creation is  that he breathes into all substance and germinates life preserves it and maintains and controlsall creation. Scripture says,  By the word of the LORD. The heavens were made,  And by the breath of His mouth all their host. [Psalms 33; 6 NSB] Another verse states  “By His breath. The heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. Job 26; 13 NASB Yet another verse in the Bible states, God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided. 22; “While the earth remains,  Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer, and winter, And day, and night  Shall not cease.” Genesis 8; 21b – 22 NASB) Calvin declares, “After learning that there is a Creator, it must forthwith infer that he is also a Governor and Preserver, and that, not by producing a kind of general motion in the machine of the globe as well as in each of its parts, but by a special providence sustaining, cherishing, superintending, all the things which he has made, to the very minutest, even to a sparrow. Calvin institutes Book 1 Chapter 16 Section 1.  The, forests, water, and fields are able to self procreate. As Lewis S. Johnson declares,” and so, the Spirit of God is ready to energize this mass and give it all the qualities that it has (such as gravity; for example) in part of his work of giving life to that which God has brought into existence. The Spirit of God is the force of life. (Creation of the World” by S. Lewis Johnson). Calvin also states 1. It were cold and lifeless to represent God as a momentary Creator, which completed his work once for all, and then left it. Here, especially, we must dissent from the profane and maintain that the presence of the divine power is conspicuous, not less in the perpetual condition of the world then in its first creation. Calvin Institutes Book Chapter 16 section 1 Without  the Holy Spirit all matter would turn to dust as declare by the Bible, You take away their spirit, they expire and return to their dust.   (Psalms 104 29b NASB)  However, does not mean the Universe is God as R A Torry attests ” This does not mean for a moment that the universe is God, but it does mean that the universe is maintained in its being by the immanence of God in it. This is the great and solemn truth that lies at the foundation of the awful and debasing perversions of Pantheism in its countless forms”  The person and  the Work of the Holly Spirit Chapter 6 The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe Section 2. Breathe, Spirit or Wind, the Hebrew word is Ruach, it occurs 378 in Authorization Version   translates as “Spirit or spirit” 232 times, “wind” 92 times, “breath” 27 times. The Holman Bible Dictionary defines, “Ruach refers more to the psychological idea of breath by relating it to one’s own will or purpose. This is in keeping with its primary meaning of spirit, which either refers to the inner force of a person or the essential nature of God.”  Calvin Institutes declare, ” the Scriptures ascribe to him, and which the pious actually feel him discharging,—his being diffused over all space, sustaining, invigorating, and quickening all things, both in heaven and on the earth. The mere fact of his not being circumscribed by any limits raises him above the rank of creatures, while his transfusing vigor into all things, breathing into them being, life, and motion, is plainly divine.”  John Calvin Institutes Book 1 Chapter 13 Sections 14  Ruach describes the more intensified aspects of breath. It refers to God providing human life in the same manner as neshamah (Genesis 6:17). By breathing out speech, He created the heavens (Psalms 33:6). His breath also sustains life (Job 12:10; Psalms 104:29). By His breath He even rearearestores life (Ezekiel 37:5-10). Repeatedly in Ezekiel 37:5-10 the term ruach occurs in word plays on its meanings as breaths wind, and spirit. It is used to affirm the possibility of giving life to the dry bones.” The Holy Spirit continues gives life and growth to all vegetations, plants bearing seeds, trees bearing fruit with seeds in them. Producing teem of water so that all agricultural can grow. He governs the expansion in the sky producing heat and lights during the day so agricultural in the environment can grow. As  scripture states Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food  (Genesis 2; 9 b NASB)  Further declares, By the river on its bank, on one side, and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail.  (Ezekiel 47 12 b NASB)   The moon glow at night and the stars twinkle giving light at nighttime. And God saw that everything created was very good and the Spirit keep it palm of his hand as scripture declares.  “To Him who made the great lights, For His loving kindness is everlasting: The sun to rule   by day, For His loving kindness is everlasting,  The moon and stars to rule] by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting “. (Psalm 136  7- 9 N AS B)  further states “see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.  (Psalms  8; 3) YLT) Elsewhere it says “35 Thus says the LORD, Which gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night” (Jeremiah 31; 35 a)  Calvin states ” for it shows not only that   the beauties which the world displays are maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit (Calvin Institutes book 1 Chapter 13 section 14) While there’s no mention of the Holy Spirit in the creation account. Nonetheless, there isn’t  reference to the triune God throughout the Bible, and God is not  mention  in Easter as well; however, the Holy Spirit finger is involved creation and has the same attribute The Father  and the Son, Institute Christian Living declares, ” In short, all the peculiar attributes of the Godhead are ascribed to him in the same way as to the Son. He searches for the deep things of Gods and has no counselor among the creatures.” Calvin Institutes book 1 chapter 13 Sections 14  Grapham A. Coles quote, ” When I face the door to my apartment I cannot see the hinges that enable the door to work. But, experience tells me that they are there. I have to pass through the door before and have actually seen two large hinges.  But, I cannot see the Holy Spirit. Revelation tells me of the Spirit’s role in creation and its preservation or continuance. But, I can’t see the Spirit workings. I can’t pass through that and, looking back, see the hinges of divine connection. So there is a certain epistemic modesty that should attend our speculations about the causal joint between the Sprit’s workings, and nature owns.”  He Who Gives Life Graham A Cole page 113   

   

Lastly, While creation had a beginning, God always existed. Since the Holy Spirit is God He no beginning nor end. Before God creates the heavens and the earth, it was  without foam, and chaos When the heavens and the earth were created there was ordering and foam. While there’s many theories in how the creation was foam and created and being discusses among scientific, nonetheless only triune God and possibly angels witness the true creation account and its record in Genesis account as scripture says, ”  Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you have understood. Job 38; 4  or Believer Bible Commentaries states; ” Instead He ranges through the universe to give glimpses of His majesty, glory, wisdom, and power. He is saying, in effect, “Before you take it on yourself to criticize My ways, you should ask for yourself if you could manage the creation as well as I do.” This, of course, can only show Job how powerless, ignorant, insignificant, inadequate, incompetent, and finite” Believer Commentary on Job 38; 1 further states in commentary, ” Some might proudly say that, thanks to modern science, we know the answers to many questions that God asks. In response to that, Baron Alexander Humbold acknowledged that what Job could not answer, the men of science cannot answer yet. It is overwhelming to them; because although men of science are very clever about secondary causes, they are always stopped by primary causes. They never can arrive at the great cause, and they do not want the great cause.”  Believer Bible Commentaries 

 

While I do not fully understand the creation account nor understand the role the Holy Spirit plays in creation and has many questions concerning matter, but, I believe in Genesis account than all the theories the  Evolutionist present. While I am not scientific nor qualify to give a proper defense; however, I do faith in God. The  creationist and Evolutionist have one thing common they need faith to believe in their teaching as scripture says, ” By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.” Hebrews 11; 3  Calvin states, “yet faith has a method of its own in assigning the whole praise of creation to God. Calvin Institutes Book 1 chapter 16 section 1

I have more faith in God’s Word than the Evolutionist theories any day of the week.

 

A Hymn that was sung at my mother funeral How Great Thou Art; written by Swedish poet Carl Boberg, 1859 – 1,940  and translated into by Stuart K. Hine, 1,899 – 1,989 fits with God’s creation.

 

 

How Great Thou Art

 

O Lord my God,

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all

The world Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the rolling thunder,

Thy pow’r throughout

The universe displayed;

Stanza 2:

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

 

The Holy Spirit In 

Creation 

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In the beginning God

Romans 11

 
 
Concerning Romans ; 11:16, 11:26 and 11:32  to understand these verses you heed to read entire chapter 11 which some verses are very difficult to apprehend. The best biblical scholar has a different point of view that offend to create disputes which offend lead into heat debate ,for example. I remember two elders in which I had deep  respected for had a heated discussion concerning 11:11  both of these men are in heaven
 
All Israel will be saved  sound like all Jewish will people will be saved. Scripture declares all have sinned meaning both the Jews and Gentiles under Adam and Eve curse. In 11:26, 27a The Liberator meaning Christ will come from Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob. And this will be My covenant with them when I take away their sins.  Quoted from Is. 59:20  and Jer. 31:31–34 meaning remnant of Jews would be saved and that believed in the atoning work of Christ . For example, Paul was an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. Or Apostle Peter uttered these words, “Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Three thousand  Jews were saved and later 5,000 were saved Acts 4; 4. 
However, in Acts 1:8 Jesus declared,” you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Meaning the Jew and would be part of the salvation plan. In Psalm 19; 4, Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world. Part reason the church grew because the followers of Christ were persecuted by Jewish leader and they scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria preached the gospel they accepted Jesus Lord and Savour. Saul continued to persecuted them, and declared the gospel Gentiles, and accepted the atoning works of Christ  , and when Paul known as Saul encountered Jesus on Damascus Road. Accepted Jesus as Lord and Savour, and mandate to preached the gospel to among the Gentiles.
 When they accepted Christ atoning work and their sins were wipe away and now had been grafted found Romans 11:17  according to  Abrahamic Covenant Genesis 17:4  and Romans 4; 10-11. As scriptures declares, “for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
 11:32  Sin has imprison all of mankind, and God allows both the Gentiles and Jews live in rebellion short period to demonstrate His grace For example Jesus declared to Simon “A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50. 42 Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?” Furthermore Jesus stated, Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But, the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”  Then, He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.    Since Christ died on the cross for mankind sins and those who believe in His atoning works they no longer will be bound by sin anymore.
 Calvin wrote.” That there is nothing in any man why he should be preferred to others, apart from the mere favour of God; and that God in the dispensation of his grace, is under no restraint that he should not grant it to whom he pleases.
 There is an emphasis in the word mercy; for it intimates that God is bound to none, and that he therefore saves all freely, for they are all equally lost. But, extremely gross is their folly who hence conclude that all shall be saved; for Paul simply means that both Jews and Gentiles do not otherwise obtain salvation than through the mercy of God, and thus he leaves to none any reason for complaint. It is indeed true that this mercy is without any difference offered to all, but every one must seek it by faith. In short both the Jews and Gentiles without hope if  Christ did not atone mankind sins
  In Acts 15 some Judaizers declared to the Gentiles they needed to be circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be saved!” Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy known as the Jerusalem Council. Where the Apostle Peter and said “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.  And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us  He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith


Summary

•   Paul was a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin who encounter Jesus Damascus Road many Jew were follow of Christ and were part the elect 
• well other rejected the gospel rejected the gospel opening the door to the Gentiles
• On day day Pentecost 3,000 Jews accepted as lord and Savour  In Acts 4;4 5,000 more him as Savour Peter preaching  Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, 
• This  same message was preached
• Since Paul was the apostle to the  Gentiles and many jews the atoning work of Christ as commanded in Acts 1;8 My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
• When some of Gentiles accepted Christ atoning work they were grafted in is now part of God.s family is now part Abrahamic Covenant meaning My {God} covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations 
• Finally from the seed of Abraham came the Messiah, the moral laws and ceremonial laws enacted by Moss, all Old Testament was written by Jewish scribes, the Old Testament prophets were Jewish, all the apostle were Jews and accept for Gospel of Luke all the New Testament were written by the Jews.
• The letter was address to the Romans Christian who were Gentiles     

Faith And Good Conscience

Faith And Good Conscience

1 Timothy 1;19

 

Faith is defined as putting your trust in an individual Merriam Webster defines as; belief and trust in and loyalty to God or  belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion. They also define as; firm beliefs in something for which there is no proo

fclinging to the faith that her missing son would one day return or complete trust. Something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially: a system of religious beliefs. The Greek word is pistis means “belief, trust, confidence, or pistis can also refer to Christian doctrine or collection of beliefs (Jas 2:17; Phil 1:27; 1 Tim. 1:13; Tit 2:2; Jude 3). In short, you put Faith And Good Conscienceyour trust that Jesus is Lord and purchased mankind sins and replace with His Righteousness  

 

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Essential Bible Dictionary defines conscience; A sense of what is morally right or wrong. The OT alludes to the conscience when; for example, it says that David’s “heart smote him” (1 Sam. 24:5 KJV; the NIV renders, “David was conscience-stricken”). As a result of accepting the gospel, people receive a purified, or perfected, conscience (Heb. 9:14; 10:22). Paul described the universal existence of conscience as the internal moral witness found in all human beings (Rom. 2:14–16) and stressed that Christians should have a clear and good conscience (2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 3:9).

Good conscience is defined as: having good motives, displaying motives that will not result in a guilty conscience. Biblical term is defined as, its presence known by inducing mental anguish and feelings of guilt when we violate the values we recognize and apply. Or consciousness of life was of a relationship between God and a covenant community. the classical Greek term “suneivdhsi”  the soul as distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, prompting to do the former and shun the latter, commending one, condemning  the conscience.  

 However, it has been perverted by the Fall. There is a term  that reformer use was called total depravity meaning that as a result of the fall of man (Genesis 3:6) every part of man mind, will, emotions and flesh have been corrupted by sin. In other words, sin affects all areas of our being including who we are and what we do. It penetrates to the very core of our being so that everything is tainted by sin and “…all our righteous acts are like filthy rags” before a holy God Isaiah 64:6. It acknowledges that the Bible teaches that we sin because we are sinners by nature. Since conscience is effected by sin than what means to have a good conscience found in 1 Timothy 1; 19

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In 1 Timothy 1:15 its states, “This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners “—and I am the worst of them.” The phase This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: means This expression calls attention to an important point.  It is found only in the pastoral letters 3:1; 4:9; 2 Tim. 2:11; Titus 3:8 Christ came into the world to save sinner, and purged mankind consciences by the death of Jesus Christ on Calvary cross, and if you believe in His atoning work  Heb 9:14 See also Ps 51:10; Heb 9:9; Heb 10:2,22; 1Pe 3:21

 

For example the Apostle Paul known as Saul was breathing threats against follower of Christ  intending in destroying the church in it infant staged. While on Damascus Road he encounter Jesus Christ A man named Ananias,  baptized Paul,  and wash away your sins by calling on His name.’ By acknowledging his sins before Christ, and Christ forgave him. Mandate Saul to I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them   to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that by faith in Christ they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’ He understood that Christ  came into the world to save sinners

   He able to discern from right and wrong and guild us through stormy water. John MacArthur wrote,” A good conscience serves as the rudder that steers the believer through the rocks and reefs of sin and error.”

The Apostle Paul went from Hebrew of Hebrew, a proud man a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man to a chief of sinner and follower of Christ. He recognized the gap that existed between his sinful heart and the holy God. 

Holman Commentary wrote.” He recognized the gap which existed between his sinful heart and the holy God.When we see ourselves as weak and frail, in need of Christ, then we will want to stay close to the Lord and his teachings.”

 

 In 1:5 the Apostle Paul wrote.” Now the goal of our instruction is loved that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. He was preparing Timothy for battle and warning Timothy his protege  about false teachers who wore sheep clothing even thou they were wolves ready devour their prey. He gave the same warning to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:29 and 20:30. ” I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.”

 

 Hymenaeus and Alexander were among them who perverted the gospel. They ignored their good consciences and the truth, and as a result, suffered shipwreck of the Christian faith (the true doctrine of the gospel), which implies severe spiritual catastrophe. Their heresy spreading ‘like gangrene’ and was a distortion the scriptures. Denying the reality of believers’ bodily resurrection found in 2 Timothy 2:18. They  taught that believers’ spiritual identification with Christ’s death and resurrection.   

Paul had no choice but to  excommunicated and discipline them. So they would recognize their errors and repent of theirs sins (2 Tim. 2:25, 26; Titus 3:10). So that, they would might abandon their evil ways (1 Cor. 5:1–5). 

For example, Jesus declared in Matthew18;15-17 these words,” 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. 17 If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But, if he doesn’t pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you. John MacArthur wrote, 18:17 tell it to the church. If he still refuses to repent, step 3 requires that the matter be reported to the whole assembly (v. 17)—so that all may lovingly pursue the sinning brother’s reconciliation. But failing that, step 4 means that the offender must be excommunicated, regarded by the church as “a heathen and a tax collector” (see note on 5:46). The idea is not merely to punish the offender, or to shun him completely, but to remove him as a detrimental influence from the fellowship of the church, and henceforth to regard him as an evangelistic prospect rather than as a brother. Ultimately, the sin for which he is excommunicated is a hard-hearted impenitence. 

Reformed Bible Study wrote, “let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Such individuals are to be cut off from fellowship and suspended from full social relations with other Christians. Paul applies this discipline in 1 Cor. 5 and 1 Tim. 1:20. For example, a parent would discipline his child because they love them. Often, the parent would grieve and would be deeply hurt. So the church saddened when you excommunicated, a brother or sister from the church. Unless you’re preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Meaning manifesting themselves fully in the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and atoning work on the cross 

As scripture declares, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.”

Furthermore scripture declares,” For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. 

 

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