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Once Jesus was among a crowd in which a woman suffering from an issue of blood for 12 years was present. In order to be healed she leaned out and touched the hem of his cloak. Immediately He knew it for he said, “…Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me (Lk.8:46)”. Here we have the nature of faith. Jesus assured her in the end, ‘Thy faith hath made thee whole…’       Jesus as the Word had no quarrel with it. So he tells her ‘Go in peace (v.48).’ Faith is called the ‘invisible controls’ of the Law. There is only one Law as there is only one God and one faith (Ep.4:5).

50 Day 1

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4)”. Truth is what is consistent before which the world is as contrary as light from darkness is. John 3:16 speaks of a world in darkness. Jesus came to save all those who would be saved from it.

50 Day 3

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (He.11:3)”. Creative faith of God is expression of the Law where physical laws are enforceable. Power and Wisdom naturally impress this truth so whether dark matter gathers the debris from death of stars to form clumps, and in course of time to form protoplanets or any other is immaterial. Faith inherent in ‘invisible controls’ render every atom with integrity so it is matter plus.

50 Day 4

When you touch a hot surface, say while holding a cup of tea, you’re feeling movement of atoms, creating thermal energy along the surface. It has travelled from water and to the surface and your hand feels it, the sensation of billions of atoms banging together. Tiny vibrations relentless in their movement are natural consequence of heat and sense of touch already registered it in your consciousness as heat. It is a sort of communication between matter and you. Similarly heat can also move across space as waves of radiation, and it is precisely how the sun does it.

Faith is inbuilt the invisible control of the Law in material universe including on man. ‘Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Ro.10:17)’

(Excerpt from Christian Living- a work under progress-benny)

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God breathed into the nostrils of Adam. This spirit gives him a free will. He was set in the garden to keep it and conduct himself as His steward. He forbade him from eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. By warning him the consequence of disobedience God let him use his discretion. God trusted him with names of His creation. Breath of God was intended as a medium for faith as well.

Faith of Adam is shown to have taken root well from God’s breath. It is revealed at the creation of Eve. Adam would had no knowledge as to what transpired in his deep sleep but when God brought Eve before him it was evident. “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man./ And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh…” (Ge.2:22-23)

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Traditional computers based on silicone-chip store all data as 1s or 0s,.Moore’s Law dictated that computing power would double every two years. Now it is outpaced by quantum computing. These make calculations with entangled particles, or qubits, And it turns out, they’re gaining on ordinary computers at a spookily fast, “doubly exponential rate.” That means that processing power grows by a factor of 2. 2raised to the power of 2 (4), , then 2^2^2 (16), then 2^2^3 (256), then 2^2^4 (65,536), and so on. And it’s all captured by a new law of computing, known as Neven’s Law,

What exactly is Neven’s Law? Named after Hartmut Neven, the director of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at Google who first noticed the phenomenon, the law dictates how quickly quantum processors are improving,

Human laws are meant to go faster than ever before but how far? These are patterned after already existing so how faster our thoughts can travel? God is a spirit meaning that it is charged by Power and Wisdom so intuition is knowledge ,life experience compressed into as with any charged particle given a spin. time and space are rather in the field so when question arises flee or fight, it is answered simultaneously.

Science inform us particles can get entangled and simultaneously charged particles can work as one. So our spirit and soul shall have their meanings set in a different language. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos3:3)” refers to entangled particles one signifying God’s will and the other of man and it shall define faith.

Benny

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Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. It is a micro-biome that includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and single-celled archaea. The human genome – the full set of genetic instructions for a human being – is made up of 20,000 instructions called genes. But add all the genes in our micro-biome together and the figure comes out at between two million and 20 million microbial genes. It’s known as the second genome and is linked to diseases including allergy, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson’s, whether cancer drugs work and even depression and autism. I included this piece of news from the field of Science to show what we call human where boundaries are fluidal; and our rational thinking is neither open and shut nor complete as we would like to believe. We rationalize at one on impulses that no one can tell where it has begun or it will end. As evidence of it we have conscious and unconscious halves that our brain represents. It is in our inability the matter of faith for a Christian draws certainty. We are not making assertion on blind trust of our abstract thinking or in what we observe as a world outside. We are neither in control of one nor other to be correct.

When the Bible asserts, ’God created the heaven and the earth’ we believe it as true. Considering man in terms of biology is composite we can infer from the statement ‘And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of his life…(Ge.2:7)’. His living soul is bequeathed by courtesy of God and material body in the light of earlier statement of the earth. Consider dust as a catch-all for micro-biome. In the light of the facts supplied by the Scripture and Science do we see heaven and earth as separate or as one? Our faculties operate for which what instructions are set in us owe to God as well as to our forefathers. Thus faith is not what we employ by our reason but sound reasoning when it has a transcendental quality of a high authority, as it were. It always shall transcend merely what our human side informs. Patriarch Abraham would not have left Haran merely because there were series of migration at that time to the land of Canaan. He believed when God prompted him to leave his kith and kin. “ …Also He hath set the world in their hearts so that no man can find out the work that maketh from the beginning to the end.(Eccl.3:11)”The opening verse of the Book of Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” means exactly what it says.
Benny

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Now faith is the evidence of things not seen (He.11:1).”
Let us consideer this verse:”For the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal(2 Co.4:18).We have an emblem in heaven a body, and ‘the Lamb slain from the the foundation of the worlds began’ to be precise. Body every believer that comes to Jesus Christ holds evidence who his Savior is. This body shall perish since it is temporal while his faith which is not seen is of eternal quality.
What is the body of faith but the same body for which the Spirit provides us a long list of names. We shall consider a few. Of Jesus Christ the Psalmist predicted, “…But a body hast thou prepared me; (He.10:5-7) The Spirit is here setting a symbol for one whose offering would perfect forever them that are sanctified. The Word was God who became flesh. So he had to provide a body of evidence, which shall be what we could infer as faith given its perfect expression. His blood evidence of the body for the world is not in observance of a litany of Do’s and Don’ts indicated by Law of Moses but faith, the unseen quality of eternal God. It was so with the Patriarchs. Abraham believed God and was counted unto him for righteousness. The self-same faith with which God raised up Jesus caused ‘him (Abraham) that was as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, …(He.11:12)” For the same reason Abraham when tried offered up his only begotten son, ‘accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead’; In short the emblem of a body in heaven is the testimony of God that shall not change in eternity. Body of evidence we know as the Church or the body of Christ. In the throne of God and of the Lamb ‘his servants shall see his face (Re.22:4)’.
We see of ‘the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Re.13:8)’ having a counterpart in Jesus whom John the Baptist witnessed as the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world (Jn.1:29). The emblem is one and it is a token or testimony for the world. It is similar as the word forever settled in heaven (Ps.119:89). We shall from the many verses how important it is for a body to be sanctified by faith. Faith of God from the foundation of the world has set the emblem and the slain body became a reality when Jesus offered himself for all on the cross. “In the body of his flesh through death to prepare you holy and unblameable…(Col.1:23).” Being hid in Christ is an act of faith; so is the act of faith that is pendent on the Spirit of God who raised him from the dead. It is Christ in glory we see in the throne of the Lamb.
In short the body prepared as predicted by the Psalmist an emblem as well as a corporeal body. Faith of the Son perfected forever them that are sanctified.
(Selected from original post in Guide to His Word of 22 July,2018)
Benny

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Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky… (He.11:12)”

Here we see Abraham and Sara counted among the heroes of faith. A man of faith by accepting God the Son is adopted in his Father so he is counted as though he were predestined for His blessings. Things that are seen are temporal while things not seen are identified as belonging to eternal attribute of God. Faith is one such. In order to show this we have stars of the sky and sand by the seashore as symbols. One indicates the innumerable and nameless host of believers (whose faith is counted) still living or dead. Whether dead or alive they are witnesses: they are preserved as a memorial in heaven. It is similar to the seven golden lamp-stands in the first vision of John in the Book of Revelation. No church on the earth is perfect but these are indicated in heaven. Wherever these churches are fallen off it shall correspondingly show. In whichever case the seven golden lamp-stands remain as a memorial. This is Parallelism of faith. Faith of man becomes testimony of God, to be precise.
God having promised to bless Abraham brings him outside in the open and said, “Look now toward heaven and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him (Abraham), so shall thy seed be.” Abraham believed him and it was counted to him for righteousness (Ge.15:5-6). In the Book of Job we read that his Spirit garnished the heaven with stars. No man can fathom the Spirit, which like the wind is not seen but we see its effect in the night sky. Faith as evidence of things seen is held as a memorial in heaven. This is also mentioned in the creation act of God. “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven…and let them be for signs (Ge.1:14).” The point we need to understand is the stars may run out of fuel and other stars shall make appearance. Amidst such changes the sign shall never change since it a memorial of faith. It is forever settled like the word in heaven (Ps.119:89). ‘By his spirit he (God) hath garnished the heavens (Jb. 26:13)’
In the key verse we are given the seed of Abraham compared to sand, which by the seashore innumerable. God’s promise to the patriarch ‘In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (Ge.12:3) has a parallel in heaven. In this connection the writer to the Hebrews in the following chapter refers to ‘ a cloud of witnesses (He.12:1)’ and from the context we can understand that it is of all those martyrs who have suffered affliction ‘not accepting deliverance.’ They all ‘…having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided …that they without us should not be perfect (He.11:39-40).’

“The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground…(Ge.4:10)” The Spirit in setting down Abel as a martyr uses his blood (‘bloods’ in Hebrew in plural form)in the verse, indicating how before God every creation stands. From Abel to the end of time each shall be counted in the cloud of witnesses in heaven as a memorial. Not even the fall of a sparrow shall escape His notice. No less is the death of a saint whose death before time is an affront to his majesty and honor. Those nine African American churchgoers who were killed in Charleston because of their color are martyrs and included in the cloud of witnesses. So are those killed in diverse places from Egypt to Indonesia because of belief. What we need to infer from the above is the timelessness of saints since faith is of such quality and their faith and their works are secure from hatred and calumny of the world. We have the testimony of God, “Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth…(Re.14:13)” Significant is the context in which this verse is marked in the apocalyptic vision of John. Just before the beast is judged the angel urges patience of those living. Those hundred and forty and four thousand souls shown standing with the Lamb on the mount Sion bear the Father’s name on their foreheads (Re.14:1). Urgency of the voice from heaven is to stiffen the faith of those caught in the Great Tribulation and they have a choice of martyrdom or bear the mark of the beast on their foreheads or on hand. Those who died for their faith shall be counted as blessed and their works validated. Thus the Spirit in setting Core Will of God uses parallelism of memorial in heaven for events occurring on the earth.

Benny

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What came first: chicken or egg? It is a conundrum that has cracked many a head and the egg is still there for any smart Alec to test his wit. Tell a child one way or the other and he (not in an exclusive sense) shall believe you. The child’s faith comes from who is telling and not from the problem it poses. He shall come to it when his intellect is sharp enough. Are we not similarly placed?
The expression, ‘Out of the mouth of the babes’ indicates all the potential a babe holds, where his perception,-consequently point of view, latches on and how it shall undergo shifts every step of the way whether it has an end or not, no other can plumb. Considering no two person can ever match thoroughly can either lead to Us and Them or be grateful for the difference. It is how we express our middle state. Only God is eternal whose Power and Wisdom are altogether of a different quality. This brings to the topic: Is not faith the natural response in homo sapiens? But from experience we see how man is a commodity to be taken advantage whether it be Facebook or in politics. This explains the fallen state of man and not God.

One safe guide for any student of the Bible is to hold its inerrancy as self-evident. Consider the word as the constitution not written with hands but as testimony of God. This being the case I shall confine myself to the Scripture.
it is validated from three positions of God: He is a Spirit, He is the Word made flesh, and He is a Helper (1 John.5:7). It is what Trinity means.

The familiar quote in the epistle of St Paul to Timothy is clear. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,/ so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim.3:16-17)”. If one scriptural passage is viewed from the outset as correct but possible to be in error in some other parts what do we end up with? Will it not be giving ground to doubt undue advantage before the student has had chance to prove its soundness? What God breathed cannot be built up on doubt, or be considered as manual of instruction when we consider righteousness as an attribute applied to God only. It is not without reason St Paul states, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Rom.10:17)”. Between God and man righteousness can be passed from greater to the lesser whose want cannot be based from any position than of total surrender. The medium of instruction is faith. God first exercised it (Heb.11:3) and man’s response to know his Will therefore must necessarily begin on faith.

The Bible is God-document the testimony of God that can stand on its own. How in the past many teachers all with good intentions have approached doctrinal questions, and ended up in creating controversies one must ask, ‘why?’ Why so many sects, if the Body of Christ be one? At the time of the author growing up was a God-is-dead movement that shall serve just as well as a case in point. Was this radical theology any different from prosperity theology? No, it was cut from the same cloth of man’s understanding where his necessity was to explain his worldview rationally. (Such controversies have bedevilled Christianity from the Apostolic Age to this day. The Jewish question is not what we face now. World ecumenism of our times would Photoshop Jesus rather.) Problem lay with man’s rational approach than with the testimony of God. ‘Instruction in righteousness’ is the aim of Scripture so whatever approach man adopts towards it has to stay along the path cleared by the Spirit for him. Man is the subject and ‘righteousness’ his purpose so his instruction therefore can profit from.

Benny

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