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Grab Bag of Faith

Hebrews 11:1
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:6
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Romans 10:17
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:14-15
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

What is Faith? How do you get it? These are the two questions for this Grab Bag. What is Faith has already been answered, so here I will delve into it a little further. So Faith is the substance of things hoped for: when you sit in a chair you don’t think about whether or not it is going to hold you, you have faith towards it holding you up when you sit in it. Evidence of things not seen: you didn’t see the chair be put together but once you sit in it, it holds you up, which is the evidence of something you didn’t see happen.

Without Faith it is impossible to please God. So using our English, we know Faith pleases God. That’s not to say Faith is the only thing which pleases God, we just know without Faith it is impossible to please God.

So, sometimes when I read, I read the scripture backwards and it helps me get a revelation or have something revealed that I wouldn’t see normally. Romans 10 (above) is a good example. To receive Faith you have to hear the word. How do you hear the word? Through a preacher. How can he preach? He has to be sent. Consolidated: A sent preacher, preaches the word, for you to hear, to get faith. Right? Don’t forget, you have to get your ears which can hear the word too! -I will let you look that one up :)

There is another scripture:

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Here, the righteousness of God is revealed from hearing the word to hearing the word. The just shall live by hearing the word. So, once you hear the word enough, things start being revealed.

Something more to study to show yourself approved unto God :D

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Grab Bag, Zombies?

Matthew 27

50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Were they zombies? I doubt it, zombies have been known to eat flesh and repeat the word “brains” over and over. Right? Which neither of those attributes are mentioned here. This is a little deeper than I thought when I first read it, because it talks about “after his resurrection”. So this particular occurrence didn’t happen until after the third day of his death. This is interesting, though I have read it many times, I haven’t noticed this particular part. Let me know what other questions you may have in the comments or email me at Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com!

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Grab Bag the Third

Here is your weekly Grab Bag!

What happened to Elijah?

And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. -2 Kings 2:1

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. -2 Kings 2:11

Did unicorn’s ever exist?

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? -Job 39:9-10

Note: Yes, though it seems it was more like a rhino, rather than the mythical horse. So they still do exist, to make things more clear. Numbers 23:22 also talks about the strength of a unicorn.

When was the sun created?

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. -Genesis 1:14-16

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of this weeks Grab Bag in the comments or send me an email! Dakota[at]FrequentApostolicQuestions[dot]com.

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Grab Bag number two!

Here is the second Grab Bag! I haven’t had very many questions, so I am putting questions up which I think would be relevant to the Grab Bag.

Is there more than one Heaven?

I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

-2 Corinthians 12:2

Note: we know there are at least 3 heaven’s from the above scripture.

Does God have a heart?

But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

-1 Samuel 13:14

What did all of the animals eat in the beginning?

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

-Genesis 1:30

Let me know what you think of this Grab Bag in the comments, or send me an email. Also, if you have any suggestions for future grab bags or posts!

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Grab Bag! The First

Here is the first of the weekly Grab Bags!

What is Faith?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. -Hebrews11:1

What is “the kingdom of God” in Matthew 6:33?

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. -Romans 14:17

What pleases God?

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. -Hebrews 11:6

Let me know what you think of this first Grab Bag in the comments or through the Contact page! :)