FAITH BELIEVE TRUST
2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We have to know the correct word and definition of the broad word “faith”.
We have been taught to understand the word “faith” like it means belief or trust. It's not. Belief and trust are just components of faith.
You have to have righteousness to have “faith”. Righteousness is achieved when following the law.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Faith is not belief.
The Greek reads: Therefore, what if some of them have not had faith? Shall their lack of faith nullify the faith of Yahweh?
Now read it with the true meaning of what faith is.
Therefore, what if some of them have not had allegiance? Shall their lack of allegiance nullify the allegiance of Yahweh?
After reading this paper it will become obvious that faith is actually ALLEGIANCE.
Acts 19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
For all the verses that the “church” uses that say “just believe”, here is one that teaches that there is more. “Just believing” gets you NOTHING.
19:19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
People burned their pagan items. When will we do the same? When you show your deeds you are demonstrating your allegiance.
Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Prince, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Judaeans there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:
You cannot believe and trust in Christ if you are not zealous of the law.
The law was not 'done away with' as the “churches” teach. Only the Levitical priesthood and it's rituals were 'done away with', because when Christ died, He became our High Priest and mediator.
Zealous means burning with zeal, most eagerly desirous, to acquire, to defend and uphold.
A belief cannot show or produce proof of faith. Allegiance includes action in addition to belief and trust.
Romans 2:13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
The proper names of our Father and our Brother.
YAHWEH - Almighty God, The Great I Am
YHWH- these are the ancient Hebrew letters for God. There were no vowels in this ancient language.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
My name is YHWH, eternal, everliving.
YAH = I AM
It also can be understood as I WILL BE WHATEVER I WILL TO BE, or Become Whatever I Will To Become. One example is He came as Christ. Others examples are: a burning bush, pillar of fire, messengers, etc.
In the ancient texts, codex, stones, papyrus, Dead Sea Scrolls, etc. and even recent history in the King James Bible (1611), the Name Yahweh (written YHWH) was where we now have LORD. I know, I know, we are all very comfortable with this name, actually title. Just like the word God, it is not a name, but a title. Try writing a letter and send it to Man, it won't get anywhere unless you address it to a name.
The scriptures are loaded with verses with God (Yahweh) demanding we use His Name.
6,580 times the true name of our Father, Yahweh, has been changed to LORD.
Hear are some:
Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let them pollute My holy name any more: and the nations shall know that I am the LORD (Yahweh), the Holy One in Israel.
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Which think to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal.
Hosea 2:16-17 Lord, Baal, call Me these NO MORE
16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD (Yahweh), that thou shalt call Me Ishi (husband); and shalt call Me no more Baali.(LORD)
17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My name, saith the LORD of hosts (Yahweh of Hosts), I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD (Yahweh), who made they sky and the land.
LORD comes from the name Baal, which comes from the ancient Canaanite religion, and the children of that wicked one. Satan.
While Yahweh's children worshiped Him. Satan's children worshiped Satan.
The whole plan of the Baal religion was to get the people of Israel to stop calling on the Name of Yahweh. Satan is afraid of the Name of Yahweh, and today the Jews hate it, as they always have. That is why they subtly removed it from scripture, along with many other alterations.
There is POWER in the name of YAHWEH!
We find in checking the writings of different translators that Moffatt speaks of the use of the name Yahweh; and in the introduction of his works Moffatt says: Strictly speaking this ought to be rendered Yahweh, and none else.
In the 1827 version of the Smith Bible Dictionary, the word Lord was substituted for the first time for Yahweh. Then they admit that this was an unfortunate thing because Lord in no way represents the meaning of the sacred Name.
Rotherham in his works devotes a whole chapter to THE NAME, and points out the reasons for its suppression, making it clear that the consequence thereof may rightly be laid upon the Baal priests.
Separate a child from his father’s name, and you separate the child from his heritage and identity. A generic term will never empower anyone. Discard the enslaving 'traditions of men', and take on the liberating power of the name YAHWEH your Father, your God, and your heritage.
Now the name of our big brother Jesus Christ is YAHSHUA - (Yah-God Shua-Salvation) God preserves us through allegiance in Jesus. The very Hebrew word for salvation is Yahshua!
The purpose of knowing our God's name is part of the ALLEGIANCE we must have with Him.
Please see 'The Name' in Word Studies menu.
Now we will examine the definitions of FAITH.
: strong belief or trust in someone or something
: belief in the existence of God : strong religious feelings or beliefs
: a system of religious beliefs
Full Definition of FAITH
a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty
b (1) : fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions
a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust
3: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>
: having or showing true and constant support or loyalty
: deserving trust : keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do
: not having sex with someone who is not your wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend
Full Definition of FAITHFUL
1 obsolete : full of faith
2 : steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal
3 : firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious
4 : given with strong assurance : binding <a faithful promise>
5: true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original <a faithful copy>
: the quality of being faithful to your husband, wife, or sexual partner
: the quality of being faithful or loyal to a country, organization, etc.
: the degree to which something matches or copies something else
a : the quality or state of being faithful
b : accuracy in details : exactness
2 : the degree to which an electronic device (as a record player, radio, or television) accurately reproduces its effect (as sound or picture)
: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
: an arrangement in which someone's property or money is legally held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for usually a set period of time
: an organization that results from the creation of a trust
Full Definition of TRUST
1 a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b : one in which confidence is placed
2 a : dependence on something future or contingent : hope
b : reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered : credit <bought furniture on trust>
3 a : a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
b : a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement; especially : one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition
4 archaic : trustworthiness
5 a (1) : a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship (2) : something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another
b : responsible charge or office
c : care, custody <the child committed to her trust>
: to accept or regard (something) as true
: to accept the truth of what is said by (someone)
: to have (a specified opinion)
Full Definition of BELIEVE
1 a : to have a firm religious faith
b : to accept something as true, genuine, or real <ideals we believe in> <believes in ghosts>
2 : to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something <believe in exercise>
3 : to hold an opinion : think <I believe so>
1 a : to consider to be true or honest <believe the reports> <you wouldn't believe how long it took>
b : to accept the word or evidence of <I believe you> <couldn't believe my ears>
2 : to hold as an opinion : suppose <I believe it will rain soon>
A STUDY of FAITH
If someone asked you what faith is, or means, what would you say?
Would you believe your preachers definition, or the dictionaries?
Would you believe what your preacher says or what the Bible says?
The purpose of this study is to make clear exactly what we are believing, according to the dictionary's definition, the Hebrew and Greek word meanings, and the Word of Yahweh God. If you are not open to the fact that, what you believe, could possibly be different than what the Word of Yahweh God says, then please do not continue until you are truly ready to examine the evidence. In no way is this paper's intention to be to you as an offense. If what is presented here is true, and you do not look at the defense's case, then you are choosing to give a guilty verdict without looking at the facts.
If you were walking, and did not see a hole in the ground, and someone said “watch out for that hole in front of you”, and you didn't take a look. Oops.
It's not going to hurt to take a look to see if information that is different to you, is closer to the Word, than what is familiar to you.
What if it brings you closer to God? Isn't that possible?
Faith is not the same thing as “believe”.
When we say we have faith, we say it like it is a sure belief, but that is not what the word faith means. Faith is not the same as “trust”. We can trust someone or thing, but that is just having confidence in the belief we have for that someone or thing.
Faith is something you have. This something is allegiance to the family. We are children of the Most High, our Father Yahweh. By following His laws, and walking in Christ's example, we have allegiance with His Kingdom.
When we DO this, we attain faith.
How can you “just believe”, and not DO, and attain something? You can't.
You can believe there is a pizza at the supermarket. But you still have to DO something to get it. Get it?
Let's break it down even further.
A noun is a thing, -a word used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things
This would make this word, faith, be something you have to have, or attain, by doing.
faith: strong belief or trust in someone or something
Belief is a verb, meaning to accept as true.
Trust is a noun, meaning assured confidence or reliance on someone or something. If you don't have trust, you don't have confidence.
faith: belief in the existence of God : strong religious feelings or beliefs
Belief is a verb, meaning to accept as true.
Accepting in the existence of God. But it does not reward you with anything.
You can believe or accept in the existence of money, or a boat, but it does not get you the money or the boat.
You can believe in the existence of a person, but that does not get you that person or the things that person has or represents.
faith: a system of religious beliefs
A system is a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method.
The different “church” denominations are a system of religious beliefs.
Baptists believe in their method. Catholics believe in their method. Mormons believe in their method. And so forth. And to each denomination, their method is what they accept as true.
But each of these methods is different. How do you know if the method you've accepted is the one that is right in Yahweh's eyes? You may think without a doubt that it is. But again, how do you know if the method you've accepted is the right one in Yahweh God's eyes? The method you accept as true, could be something you look back on and say, “I could have sworn that what I believed was right.”? I am sure each of us, at one time or another, had an experience of being mistaken. This is no different. But are you willing to turn a blind eye to the possibility that you have been fooled? Sounds shocking? If you are from a family that was raised, let's just say Baptist, and your grandparents raised your parents this way, and then your parents raised you the same, most likely you will raise your children Baptist as well. Now what if your grandparents were, let's say Catholic, wouldn't you most likely be Catholic? And performing Catholic method's that you never would do as a Baptist? So just because we are used to what we have been taught, even though it could be in error, we might be missing some life preserving information.
Full Definition of FAITH
1 a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty
Allegiance is a noun, meaning the loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior, or of an individual to a group or cause.
The act of commitment to Christ or His cause, which is being obedient, walking in the law.
He was the example of His cause, carried out perfectly by His walking in the law.
We must HAVE an allegiance with the commitment of being loyal to His FAITH by following His commandments. His FAITH is His allegiance to the Father.
Duty is a noun, meaning a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility. -a task or action that someone is required to perform.
Our moral obligation has to do with our conduct in relation to right and wrong. Walking in Christ's example, or not. This is moral conviction.
Our legal obligation comes from our ancestors making an allegiance, the promise to follow the law.
Exodus 19:8, 24:3, 7 Israel swears to obey the law 3 times. (4th time Josh 24:21-22,24)
8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Yahweh hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto Yahweh.
24:3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh hath said will we do.
7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Yahweh hath said will we do, and be obedient.
Exodus 20:6, 20
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for Yahweh God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Joshua 24:21-22, 24 (4th time Israel swears to serve YHWH)
21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve Yahweh.
22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you Yahweh, to serve Him. And they said, We are witnesses.
24 And the people said unto Joshua, Yahweh our God will we serve, and His voice will we obey.
Deuteronomy 4:2 (1st witness, 12:32), see in addition 6-8, 13-14, 40
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 12:32 (2nd witness from 4:2)
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Nehemiah 5:12-13 Israel swears again to obey YHWH
12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.
13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So Yahweh God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that performs not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised Yahweh. And the people did according to this promise.
Nehemiah 9:38 And again.
And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.
Nehemiah 10:28-30 Again swearing to obey.
28 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yahweh our Master, and His judgments and His statutes;
30 And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:
And for those fooled into accepting that the law was “done away with”, or it only applied to the Old Testament, here are some New Testament reiteration. And straight from Christ's mouth.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth are still here.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:17 And He said unto him, Why do you call Me good? there is none good but one, that is, Yahweh God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of Yahweh blameless.
When we are in allegiance, we are blameless.
Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Judaeans which believed on Him, If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed;
John 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
1 John 2:3-4
3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He that saith, I know Him, and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Back to Definitions.
Loyalty is a noun, meaning fidelity to a prince or sovereign, or to a husband or lover.
Fidelity is a noun, meaning the quality of being loyal.
BEING loyal to Christ is DOING that which He showed us the example of, which is following His commandments.
B (1) : fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions
So we promised to BE law abiders. Since we are mere mortals and not perfect like our big brother Christ, we can only BE sincere of these intentions to follow His example.
2 a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God
Belief is a verb (This is a DO thing)
Trust is a noun, to attain trust we must have the qualities of BEING loyal to Yahweh God by following His orders. Believing that His orders are true.
(2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
Belief is a verb, meaning accepting in the tradition of the doctrine of a religion.
This does not get you anything. Believing something is true does not make it true.
Kids believe in Santa or the Tooth Fairy, are they true?
Other denominations believe differently than yours, so which one is true? Are either true?!
b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof
Believing is a verb, meaning to accept as true.
Criminals believe that what they are doing is right. Satan believes that what he does is right.
Have you ever believed something and accepted it as true, but later found out that you were mistaken, or perhaps fooled? The truth is the truth whether you believe it or not.
(2) : complete trust
Trust is a noun, meaning reliable or dependable. Having confidence.
Having trust in Christ that He will save you is not enough.
Yes He is reliable and can be depended on, but only if you are worthy of saving (preserving).
If you are not following His example by BEING, and not DOING the acts of His example, what need will He have for you if you are not loyal to His cause?
3: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs
Belief is a verb, meaning to accept as true. Even with strong conviction, you cannot attain anything by “just believing”.
Does this work for people believing they will win the lottery? What about really believing?
Does a person drowning in the ocean make a life guard appear by believing?
An adjective is a word used with a noun to describe a person, place or thing
faithful: having or showing true and constant support or loyalty
To be faithful is to match the quality of BEING loyal or supportive, which is commitment to.
faithful: deserving trust : keeping your promises or doing what you are supposed to do
Deserving trust, a noun, meaning confidence in reliability and dependability.
If you are deserving of trust (reliability), you are being faithful, which is a quality of your commitment. Keeping your promises and DOING what you are supposed to do, which is to follow the law, statutes, and commandments.
faithful: not having sex with someone who is not your wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend
Not practicing sin and going against someone who is your life preserver, Yahshua Christ.
Not allowing same sex couples, or mixed race couples in the congregation is showing loyalty.
Tolerating and allowing these abominations are showing rebellion to the allegiance of Christ and aligning with what the Devil wants.
Full Definition of FAITHFUL
1 : full of faith
Only Christ was full of faith. Only He had the full TRUST from His Father Yahweh to be reliable and dependable to carry out the FAITH of His Father. FAITH is an allegiance, which is a noun, meaning the loyalty or commitment of an individual to a superior or to a group or cause. Commitment to Yahweh and the Kingdom.
When we say we have “faith” in Jesus, that alone does not get us anything. We did not attain it yet because we are sinners. When we sin, we break our allegiance. We can only Believe in the FAITH of Christ. Only if we BE FAITHFUL, which is matching the quality of BEING loyal or supportive to the example of Christ, then can we achieve this Faith (Allegiance) with our Father.
2 faith: steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal
Standing firm in the constant pursuit of the Faith of Christ, by being loyal, which is matching the example of Christ, therefore HAVING allegiance with our Father.
3 faith: firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious
Being conscious and aware of our promises and duties to our Father. And performing them.
4 faith: given with strong assurance : binding <a faithful promise>
Yahweh our God, promised certain rewards for us if we abide in the law.
5 faith: true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original <a faithful copy>
Loyalty, meaning fidelity, meaning matching the truth, the example of Christ. True the the original word and not to man's many interpretations of the word. The original Hebrew and Greek has been altered and perverted into the versions we have today.
: the quality of being faithful to your husband, wife, or sexual partner
: the quality of being faithful or loyal to a country, organization, etc.
The quality of being in allegiance to our Father and The Kingdom of Heaven. We Israelites are the bride of Christ, we must be loyal to Him.
: the degree to which something matches or copies something else
The degree of matching Christ's example.
: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
Trust in Jesus gets us nothing. Yes He is reliable, good, and honest. But what if you trust in the wrong Jesus? Note: Jesus was NOT a Jew. It matters what and who you trust in.
You can trust your mechanic, or doctor, or politician, and still get screwed.
trust: an arrangement in which someone's property or money is legally held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for usually a set period of time
We can say that we are the property of Jesus, who is the manager of our Eternal Affairs.
Our mortal lives are the set period of time in which we must prove our allegiance.
If we spend all our time just believing and trusting, when He returns we will be cast out.
But if we BE the example that He showed us, and DO the commandments He gave us, we will HAVE the allegiance with Him, which is the Fidelity, or matched quality of Loyalty, which is the Faith of Christ, which is Trust and reliance of our Fathers promises.
trust: an organization that results from the creation of a trust
The assured reliance of our eternal future with our Prince in the kingdom.
Full Definition of TRUST
1 a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
We Trust in the assured reliance of the character and truth of Christ and what He represents.
Again, trust alone does not gain us anything.
b : one in which confidence is placed
We can be confident that we can rely on the rewards of following His example.
2 a : dependence on something future or contingent : hope
Trusting that by following His example, our eternal lives are contingent upon the quality of our commitment and allegiance.
Hope is a desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.
It is obtainable if we have a strong allegiance to our duty.
b : reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered : credit <bought furniture on trust>
Our good works, obedience, is the credit that we put down as future payment for our spot in the kingdom.
3 a : a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another
Only through Christ can we obtain our spot in the kingdom.
Believing in Him is not accepted as payment. Belief is a verb. Try buying something with a belief. Hard earned money will buy gas, groceries, property.
b : a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement; especially : one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition
Combination of all twelve tribes of Jacob/Israel agreed on the law with our Father. The strength of our family and allegiance with God exterminates the competition. The children of that Evil One.
4 archaic : trustworthiness is a moral value, regarded as a virtue, behavior showing high moral standards.
If you follow in the example of Christ, you are trustworthy. You have moral conviction.
5 a (1) : a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship
Jesus Christ was charged by Yahweh God with the assurance and confidence to carry out His will, and He did it perfectly. Thus gaining His Father's Faith (Allegiance).
(2) : something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another
b : responsible charge or office
c :care, custody <the child committed to her trust>
God entrusted us to our big brother Jesus. Yahshua Christ paid our debts and bought us.
: to accept or regard (something) as true
Believing something as true does not gain you anything.
You can believe and accept that Christ died for you, but this alone does nothing for you.
You can believe that someone you know is smart, but that doesn't make you smart.
: to accept the truth of what is said by (someone)
Accepting what someone said is not necessarily the truth. What about our politicians and preachers?
The truth is the truth whether you believe it or not.
: to have (a specified opinion)
Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.
Full Definition of BELIEVE
adj: (of a verb or a sense or use of a verb) not taking a direct object, e.g., look in
look at the sky
noun: intransitive; plural noun: intransitives an intransitive verb.
1 a : to have a firm religious faith
To HAVE a firm allegiance to our duty and to our Father.
Our duty meaning walking in our Brother's example. BEING a match (fidelity) of His example, DOING the acts that represent His example, which is obeying His will. Now here is the easy part, HAVING. This is the FREE GIFT from our Father. Salvation. Salvation is Preservation. The means to continue, be preserved, survive. Through Christ we continue. When He returns, here soon, that's Judgment Day. We follow His example so we may be preserved in this mortal life, to follow the Light the best we can, so when we are raised for Judgment, we are worthy of our inheritance. Eternal life with our big brother, Prince Yahshua Messiah, where there is NO DARKNESS.
Salvation is the FREE GIFT that we can claim.
Salvation comes not by believing. I pray you understand by now that “just believing” gets you nothing.
Believing comes because we HAVE Salvation.
We of the generations of Adam, were in the heavens with our Father before the world was.
He planted us here to fix what Satan and his children, and followers corrupted.
But Adam and Eve broke their allegiance with Yahweh God, and lost their incorruptible bodies. They became mortal. The penalty of sin is death. This, we will all face.
This mortal life is the test that we must pass to make it back to honor, and allegiance.
Christ was the only one who passed this test. Perfectly without sin. He was eligible to die for ours. If He had sinned, He wouldn't have been able to die for our sins.
If you believe that you are already “saved”, and “saved” because you accept a method, belief, or saying, or because your preacher said this was all you had to do, “just believe”, then I pray that you have a breakthrough. Because your life depends on it. The only possible way for you to have a breakthrough, is to first, humble yourself and ask for forgiveness. Clear the slate. Now be accepting to what you may not have known yet, and if He chooses for you to see, so you shall.
b : to accept something as true, genuine, or real <ideals we believe in>
What if what you've accepted up to now was not genuine? The doctrine you grew up in?
2: to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something <believe in exercise>
So firm a conviction that you believed in a delusion?
3: to hold an opinion : think <I believe so>
You believe all you have to do is “just believe”.
But I say to you, yes you must believe, but you must also do. Being plus Doing equal Having.
1 a : to consider to be true or honest <believe the reports> <you wouldn't believe how long it took>
Are you just lazily believing the report, method, doctrine or tradition of your “faith” (church)?
Do you ever really read the scriptures? Because even though it says to believe in Christ, it also says to follow His example and commandments. And what happens if you don't.
b : to accept the word or evidence of <I believe you> <couldn't believe my ears>
If the Word, or the evidence of the Word represents Christ's example you should accept it.
And if you believe in the Word, Christ's example, wouldn't you think you need to perform the acts which represents that example?
2: to hold as an opinion : suppose <I believe it will rain soon>
WOW! A belief is an opinion.
People who “believe they are saved” are believing their own opinion has the power to do this.
Since believing is a verb, they believe they are “saved” by their own declaration. They choose to be “saved”. That's like choosing to win the lottery.
And then say that Christ saves them, but because they say so.
So in the parable of the foolish virgins, did the 5 foolish ones who did not follow instructions get to be saved? No, they were left out.
Say you were a prince, and 3 men were available for hire to help build your kingdom.
The job was to do the duties of building the kingdom.
Two of the men “believed” that the prince was a good ruler and the kingdom was their future home and couldn't wait to move in. But expecting the keys to their new home, they came without their tool belts and tools.
The other man believed the same thing. But he was also prepared to take on any task for he was wearing a tool belt and had tools in hand, and the know how.
Who do you think He will hire and let in?
Heaven is not a welfare state. No free handouts, other than Salvation. But only eligible by following the Law. Grace is part of the salvation, and given because we will sin, and do sin. But we still have to be worthy to receive it. We receive it by our Trust (confidence) in the FAITH (allegiance) of Christ and through our works (duty) of keeping and upholding the law and commandments.
Faith and works, YES.
Let's look at a few verses your preacher probably didn't bring up, because he was too busy fooling you that all you have to do is Trust and Believe in Jesus.
Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil (punishment), that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified (made righteous) by the works of the law (blood rituals), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified (made righteous) by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law (blood rituals): for by the works of the law (blood rituals) shall no flesh be justified.
Just by works alone you cannot be made righteous. Following the law without sincerity is possible, but gets you nothing. The blood rituals is what is being discussed here, sacrificing animals to atone for our sins. This was done away with when Christ died.
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
The profit of following His laws make you eligible for reward.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Performing the acts of loyalty and allegiance.
Matthew 7:21, 24 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven. (This is a DO thing)
24 Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (An everlasting foundation)
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (What about just believing?)
Luke 12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he comes shall find so doing.
Doing what, hanging around believing?
Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to His will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Yikes, there's punishment?
James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (Seems like 1+2=reward)
James 2:22 Do you see how faith wrought (comes to be) with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Only the faith of Jesus came to be by His works. He attained the faith of our Father. We have yet to attain it, because we are not perfect. Only if we get a passing grade at Judgment Day do we attain the allegiance.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified (made righteous) , and not by faith only. (Any preacher telling you that 1+0=reward is flat out lying to you!) Wake up.
Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
WOW, he said works twice. And your last deed is more important than the first.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell (the grave) delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (When Christ comes back, the living and those in the grave will rise for judgment. Do you feel comfortable with your opinion of you being “saved”, over knowing you are “preserved” because you stood for His commandments?)
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Just Believing is an incomplete answer, you forgot to add Doing, sorry, you fail)
So I hope you are beginning to see the seriousness of the situation.
Millions are innocently ignorant and won't do the work to dig deeper into what is the Faith of Jesus.
Just Believing is easy, that you don't have to do anything. How is this OK with you?
THE FAITH OF
We are not having faith in Jesus, but what Jesus had faith in. His Father's plan.
The faith of is the allegiance to or the allegiance of.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (sacrificial rituals), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law (rituals): for by the works of the law (rituals) shall no flesh be justified.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation (conduct) be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 3:9 And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (allegiance):
Colossians 2:12 Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.
2Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Prince Jesus Christ, of glory, with respect of persons.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
All of these could easily be read as 'the allegiance of'.
Christ, Abraham, and God's elect all demonstrated their allegiance.
THE FAITH IN
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) God.
Acts 3:16 And His name through faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) His name (Prince Yahshua) hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith (moral conviction) which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Judahitess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) Christ.
Here, in is G1519. Meaning: to or into; of place, time or purpose.
The place would be allegiance and moral conviction anywhere.
The time would be allegiance and moral conviction all the time.
The purpose would be allegiance and moral conviction to be eligible for our free gift (salvation).
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in (allegiance in) His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Here, in is G1722. Meaning: point where motion or action proceeds
Propitiation is through allegiance. If you are not in allegiance, you do not get your sins covered over.
Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) Christ Jesus.
G1722. Meaning: point where motion or action proceeds
All, is speaking of children from all 12 tribes.
Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) the Prince Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
G1722. Meaning: point where motion or action proceeds
Allegiance is a motion or action that shows acts of obedience. Paul heard of the example the Ephesians set, proving their moral conviction and allegiance.
Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
G1722. Meaning: point where motion or action proceeds
Allegiance is a motion or action that shows acts of obedience. Paul heard of the example the Colossians set.
Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
Here, in is G1519. Meaning: to or into; of place, time or purpose.
Your order (character), and stedfastness of your “belief?”, No, your allegiance to.
2Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches (congregations) of God for your patience and faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
Here, in is G1722. Meaning: point where motion or action proceeds
If you are being persecuted, your actions will be what brings persecution. If you are persecuted for your allegiance to Christ, blessed are you.
1Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in (allegiance, moral conviction in) a pure conscience.
Mystery here is defined as: the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites.
When you are in allegiance with Christ, you are now initiated unto Him. Here, in is G1722, point where motion or action proceeds. Acts of obedience.
If you look at the meaning of mystery, it may be read as: Holding the initiation of allegiance in a clean perception.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us (Judaeans) was the gospel preached, as well as unto them (dispersed or uncircumcised Israelites): but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in (allegiance with) them that heard (understood) it.
The Judaeans were of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi that came back after the Babylonian captivity and also experienced the Exodus. They were more intimate and familiar with there heritage. The dispersed or uncircumcised were the other 10 tribes that were scattered before the Exodus and also the Assyrian captivity about 200 years before the Babylonian captivity. These did not experience the Exodus or had forgotten their heritage. It was to these Israelites that Paul was assigned. The so called “gentiles”, which does not mean non-Israelite. That is a new, changed, and modified definition that is not scriptural. The enemies of God fooled the world into thinking it is everyone but Israelites.
The word gentile is a Latin word and simply means the same race, kindred, or nation. Any nation, but of the same race. It can mean black, Asian, Jew, and even Israelite.
From the base of G1325; a present: - gift.
From the base of G1325; a giving; by implication (concretely) a gift: - gift, giving.
From G1435; a gratuity:- gift :something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually
for some service;
From G1433; a bestowment: - gift.
A present; specifically a sacrifice: - gift, offering.
From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: - (free) gift.
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
The free gift of salvation. Salvation means preservation.
Christ died for His people, the generations of Adam (Anglo-Saxons).
Salvation comes not by “believing”. We believe because we HAVE salvation. It's free. If we obey.
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift (G1431- gratuity) of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be immersed (in knowledge and understanding) every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift (G1431- gratuity) of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift (G1431- gratuity) of God may be purchased with money.
Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Nations (dispersed Israel) also was poured out the gift (G1431- gratuity) of the Holy Spirit.
The dispersed Israelites who missed the Exodus experience or were scattered after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities were of the same kin, and eligible as well. The house of Judah was in Jerusalem, the house of Israel were in the lands outside Jerusalem.
Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them (the dispersed of the 12 tribes, the Northern 10) the like gift (G1431- gratuity) as He did unto us (Southern tribes. House of Judah-Benjamin-Levites), who believed on the Prince Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift (G5486- divine gratuity), to the end ye may be established;
Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift (G5486- divine gratuity). For if through the offence of one (Adam) many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift (G1431- gratuity) by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
5:16 And not as it was by one (Adam) that sinned, so is the gift (G1434- bestowment): for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift (G5486- divine gratuity) is of many offences unto justification.
5:17 For if by one man's offence (Adam) death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift (G1431- gratuity) of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one (Adam) judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift (G5486- divine gratuity) came upon all men unto justification of life.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift (G5486- divine gratuity) of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Prince.
1Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in (lack) no gift (G5486- divine gratuity); waiting for the coming of our Prince Jesus Christ:
1Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift (G5486-divine gratuity) of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
2Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift (G5486- divine gratuity) bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
2Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift (G5485- graciousness), and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
2Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift (G1431- gratuity).
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace (favor) are ye saved (preserved) through faith (allegiance); and that not of yourselves: it is the gift (G1435- act of graciousness) of God:
You are not “saved” because you choose to be. God chooses.
Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift (G1431- gratuity) of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power.
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift (G1431- gratuity) of Christ.
Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift (G1390- a present): but I desire fruit (works) that may abound to your account.
1Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift (G5486- divine gratuity) that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery (order of elders).
2Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift (G5486- divine gratuity) of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift (G1431- gratuity), and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Paul goes on to say, “And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
James 1:17 Every good gift (G1394- a giving) and every perfect gift (G1434- bestowment) is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
1Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift (G5486- divine gratuity), even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Let's start at the top.
Yahweh God has a plan (logos: Greek for, the Word)
Adam and Adamkind failed miserably.
God sent Jesus to appease for our failure, to die for our sins. To show us the example of what He intended us to do.
God put Trust in Jesus, which is the confidence and dependence and reliability in Jesus that He will perfectly perform His duty, by following the plan (laws) of our Father. By doing this without sin, (disobeying), He made it possible for us to receive our FREE GIFT, (salvation).
But we can only claim it by Believing He died for us, and Believing in the Faith of Jesus.
We are now halfway there.
If we DO the acts of the Faith of Jesus, being loyal and in allegiance, by walking in His example, NOW we have access to the Grace of Free Salvation.
Salvation is not attained by believing.
We must believe because we have salvation. All we have to DO is prove ourselves worthy.
Kids, I have a lollipop for you if you behave. The lollipop is a free gift. You can believe in the lollipop, but that doesn't get you the lollipop. If you behave, you are now eligible to receive the lollipop I promised you. If you don't behave, NO LOLLIPOP FOR YOU! Go to your room.
Remember, HE chooses us.
John 6:65 And He said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you. Fruit means results, works, obedience.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Yahweh chooses who will understand. Ask for understanding, instead of declaring yourself “saved”.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation (called out), a peculiar people (Adamites); that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Believe in the Faith of Jesus.
Perform the example of Jesus.
Have the preservation through allegiance with Jesus.
The churches preach to “just believe”.
The scriptures teach to BE the example, DO the acts of the example, HAVE the eternal Life.
If you are tolerating law breaking, you are not following Him.
If your church accepts homos, and mixed race couples, you are not following Him.
If you don't keep a Sabbath every week, you are not following Him.
If you eat unclean foods, especially Pork, you are not following Him. This is another lie your preacher will tell you, that it's OK to eat swine. God does not change His mind. Malachi 3:6, James 1:17. He didn't die so you could eat unclean animals.
It's time to examine just how much time in a 24 hour day you give to God.
What about a week? Church takes up, and I'll be generous here, maybe 3 hours a week?
That's an hourly ratio of 3:168 per week. Do you pray over every meal and everything He blesses you with?
Do you study the scriptures outside church? And if so, how diligently? Do you use a concordance? Do you know what a concordance is? Do you know that the King James Bible is not perfect? It is just another revision from the older Catholic versions. King James just wanted the prestige. He was also bi-sexual. In fact the KJV perversion has over 25,000 errors, mistranslations and mistakes, some unintentional and many intentional. That's about 14 errors a page! And I mean errors by differences in today's modern bibles than with the older and original texts. Steven Anderson's Old and Bill Finck's New Testament is one way to see how badly the KJV has been distorted. Look at the Septuagint or the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible our forefathers brought to this country, to escape the overbearing tyranny of King James.
Now, let's just say all this is meaningless, and “all you have to do is accept Jesus in your heart, and believe in Him”.
Judgment day is here. You are standing in front of Jesus. He asks you how you think you did while alive on earth, taking your test. Yes, this life is the proving grounds for redemption of the next life. Salvation is the FREE GIFT from our Father. Redeemable upon the allegiance factor. If you are not in allegiance, than you do not have the Faith. Being in allegiance requires more than “just believing”.
If you believe in Jesus, but don't copy His example, then your not DOing anything.
You may say, but I go to church, or I'm a good person, etc. Well sure, you can be a good person and “believe” in Jesus, but you are still in the same spot. You have to abide with Him and His Way, not the comfortableness of what society has excepted, which is toleration of what the scriptures denounce.
Now that we have covered the definitions of Faith, Trust, and Believe, from Webster's 1828 Dictionary, let's take a look at the scriptural definitions and meanings of these words. Using the Strong's Accordance.
H539 108X Believe – Believed – Be Sure – Established - Foster
A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain: - hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, + fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.
Genesis 15:6 And he (Abram) believed (had faith, allegiance) in Yahweh; and He counted it to him for righteousness.
Genesis 42:20 But bring your youngest brother (Benjamin) unto me (Joseph); so shall your words be verified (sure, trustworthy, in allegiance), and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Genesis 45:26 And told him (Jacob) , saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed (personal choice of doubt) them not.
Exodus 4:1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe (be assured by) me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, Yahweh hath not appeared unto thee.
Exodus 4:5 That they may believe (be sure) that Yahweh God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
Exodus 4:8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe (be sure of) thee (Moses), neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe (be sure of) the voice of the latter sign.
Exodus 4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe (be sure of) also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
Exodus 4:31 And the people believed (were assured): and when they heard that Yahweh had visited the children of Israel, and that He had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
Exodus 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which Yahweh did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared Yahweh, and believed (supported, were in allegiance) Yahweh, and His servant Moses.
Exodus 19:9 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe (have trust in) thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto Yaweh.
Numbers 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing (supporting) father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful (in allegiance) in all Mine house.
Numbers 14:11 And Yahweh said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke Me? and how long will it be ere they believe (walk in allegiance with) Me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
Numbers 20:12 And Yahweh spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed (established) Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Deuteronomy 1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe (have faith, allegiance) Yahweh your God,
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that Yahweh thy God, He is God, the faithful (trustworthy) God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;
Deuteronomy 9:23 Likewise when Yahweh sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God, and ye believed (followed) Him not, nor hearkened to His voice.
Deuteronomy 28:59 Then Yahweh will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
By not observing the words of the law, Yahweh will establish a long punishment.
Deuteronomy 28:66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
If you don't have allegiance with Him, your on your own.
Judges 11:20 But Sihon trusted not (did not support, have allegiance with) Israel to pass through his coast: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and pitched in Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
Ruth 4:16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse (foster, bring up) unto it.
1Samuel 2:35 And I will raise me up a faithful (sure, in allegiance) priest, that shall do according to that which is in Mine heart and in My mind: and I will build him a sure (established) house; and he shall walk before Mine anointed for ever.
1Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established (sure) to be a prophet of Yahweh.
1Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful (in allegiance) among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
1Samuel 25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for Yahweh will certainly make my lord a sure (established in allegiance) house; because my lord fighteth the battles of Yahweh, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
1Samuel 27:12 And Achish believed (supported in allegiance) David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.
2Samuel 4:4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse (foster support) took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.
2Samuel 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established (sure) for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established (H3559 set up, prepared, perfect) for ever.
2Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful (sure) in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of Yahweh?
1Kings 8:26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified (sure), which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.
1Kings 10:7 Howbeit I believed not (not sure) the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
1Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in My ways, and do that is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as David My servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure (established in allegiance) house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
More than “just believing” here. Looks like works are required too.
2Kings 10:1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought (fostered) up Ahab's children, saying,
2Kings 10:5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up (foster support) of the children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes.
2Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe (have the faith, allegiance) in Yahweh their God.
1Chronicless 17:23 Therefore now, Yahweh, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established (sure) for ever, and do as thou hast said.
1Chronicless 17:24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, Yahweh of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established (sure) before thee.
2Chronicles 1:9 Now, O Yahweh God, let thy promise unto David my father be established (sure): for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
2Chronicles 6:17 Now then, O Yahweh God of Israel, let thy word be verified (sure), which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.
2Chronicles 9:6 Howbeit I believed not (not sure of) their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
2Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe (be assured, in allegiance) in Yahweh your God, so shall ye be established (in allegiance); believe (be sure of) His prophets, so shall ye prosper.
2Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe (be not assured in) him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?
Nehemiah 9:8 And foundest his heart faithful (in allegiance) before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:
Nehemiah 13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful (in allegiance), and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.
Esther 2:7 And he brought (fostered) up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Job 4:18 Behold, he put no trust (support) in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe (be assured) that he had hearkened unto my voice.
Job 12:20 He removeth away the speech of the trusty (assured), and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Job 15:15 Behold, he putteth no trust (assurance) in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
Job 15:22 He believeth not (is not assured) that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
Job 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust (be assured) in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
Job 24:22 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure (established) of life.
Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed (assure) it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
Job 39:12 Wilt thou believe ( be assured in) him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
Job 39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth (is sure) he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
Psalms 12:1 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful (sure) fail from among the children of men.
Psalms 19:7 The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure (established), making wise the simple.
Psalms 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed (made sure) to see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living.
Psalms 31:23 O love Yahweh, all ye His saints: for Yahweh preserveth the faithful (in allegiance), and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
So by doing we are rewarded, not by “just believing”.
Psalms 78:8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast (in allegiance) with God.
Psalms 78:22 Because they believed not (aligned not) in God, and trusted not in His salvation:
Psalms 78:32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not (not assured) for His wondrous works.
Psalms 78:37 For their heart was not right with Him, neither were they stedfast (established) in His covenant.
Psalms 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and My covenant shall stand fast (be in allegiance) with him.
Psalms 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful (assured) witness in heaven. Selah.
Psalms 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure (established): holiness becometh thine house, O Yahweh, for ever.
Psalms 101:6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful (allegiance) of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve Me.
More assurance that walking in His ways is more than “just believing”.
Psalms 106:12 Then believed (were assured) they His words; they sang His praise.
Psalms 106:24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not (allied not in) His word:
Psalms 111:7 The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure (established).
Psalms 116:10 I believed (was assured), therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
Psalms 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed (allied with) thy commandments.
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful (alliance) spirit concealeth the matter.
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth (is assured of) every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful (established) messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Proverbs 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe (do not be assured in) him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful (established) are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful (established) city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful (established) city.
Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe (be in allegiance), surely ye shall not be established (sure).
Isaiah 8:2 And I took unto me faithful (established) witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
Isaiah 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure (established) place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
Isaiah 22:25 In that day, saith Yahweh of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure (established) place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for Yahweh hath spoken it.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth (is assured) shall not make haste.
Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure (established).
Isaiah 43:10 Ye are My witnesses, saith Yahweh, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe (be assured in) Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.
Isaiah 49:7 Thus saith Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, and His Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of Yahweh that is faithful (established), and the Holy One of Israel, and He shall choose thee.
Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing (fostering) fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am Yahweh: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for Me.
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed (been assured of) our report? and to whom is the arm of Yahweh revealed?
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure (established) mercies of David.
Isaiah 60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed (fostered) at thy side.
Jeremiah 12:6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe (be assured in) them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail (become unestablished) ?
Jeremiah 40:14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed (was not assured) them not.
Jeremiah 42:5 Then they said to Jeremiah, Yahweh be a true and faithful (sure) witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which Yahweh thy God shall send thee to us.
Lamentations 4:5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought (fostered) up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed (been assured) that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
Hosea 5:9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely (established) be.
Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful (in allegiance) with the saints.
Jonah 3:5 So the people of Nineveh believed (aligned with) God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
The people of Nineveh did not “just believe”, read the rest of the verse. And verse 10: And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way;.
Micah 7:5 Trust (be not assured, confident) ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe (be assured of), though it be told you.
So this meaning of the word faith is more of a definition of establish, or be sure or assured of. And even in some cases nursing, or fostering, or supporting.
It also encompasses more the word and meaning of believe, which is a verb meaning to accept as true.
H529 5X Faithful
From H539; established, that is, (figuratively) trusty; also (abstractly) trustworthiness: - faith (-ful), truth.
Deuteronomy 32:20 And He (Yahweh) said, I will hide My face from them (Tribes of Jacob), I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward (perverse) generation, children in whom is no faith (allegiance).
They “believed”, but didn't DO. Faith is an allegiance. Doing Christ's example.
Do you think these, our brethren of old, were in allegiance, even though they “believed”? Do you think He would “save” them? Well, He didn't, the earth swallowed them up!
Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
Christ was the only faithful ambassador for our Father's plan. Only He attained faith.
14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
If you are walking in Christ's example, you will not lie.
20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
You can't find a faithful man, only Christ was faithful. But there are men who seek and follow with sincerity the faith of Christ.
Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Nation (The 12 tribes) which keep the faith (allegiance) may enter in.
So here, faithful does not mean belief. It is an established allegiance.
H530 49X Faithfulness – in allegiance – performing the act
'ĕmûnâh 'ĕmûnâh em-oo-naw', em-oo-naw'
Feminine of H529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity: - faith (-ful, -ly, -ness, [man]), set office, stability, steady, truly, truth, verily.
Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady (faithful, performing the act) until the going down of the sun.
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth (faithfulness, allegiance with His own Word) and without iniquity, just and right is He.
1Samuel 26:23 Yahweh render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness (set office): for Yahweh delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against Yahweh's anointed.
2Kings 12:15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully (in allegiance with the law).
2Kings 22:7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully (in allegiance with the law).
1Chronicles 9:22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office (faith, allegiance to).
1Chronicles 9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office (firmness of allegiance), and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
1Chronicles 9:31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office (faith, allegiance to) over the things that were made in the pans.
2Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully (in allegiance), and with a perfect heart.
2Chronicles 31:12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully (in according to the set office): over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.
2Chronicles 31:15 And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office (faith, allegiance), to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:
2Chronicles 31:18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their set office (faith, allegiance) they sanctified themselves in holiness:
2Chronicles 34:12 And the men did the work faithfully (according to their set office): and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.
Psalms 33:4 For the word of Yahweh is right; and all His works are done in truth (faith, allegiance).
Psalms 36:5 Thy mercy, O Yahweh, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness (allegiance) reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalms 37:3 Trust in Yahweh, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily (faithfully) thou shalt be fed.
Trust is a noun, meaning confidence. Have confidence in Yahweh God's plan, and perform the acts of allegiance (faith), and thou shalt be fed.
Psalms 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness (allegiance) and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psalms 88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
Psalms 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of Yahweh for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness (allegiance) to all generations.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness (allegiance) shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
Psalms 89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Yahweh: thy faithfulness (allegiance) also in the congregation of the saints.
Psalms 89:8 O Yahweh God of hosts, who is a strong Soverign like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness (allegiance) round about thee?
Psalms 89:24 But My faithfulness (allegiance) and My mercy shall be with him: and in My name shall his horn be exalted.
Psalms 89:33 Nevertheless My lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness (allegiance) to fail.
Psalms 89:49 Yahweh, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth (faith, allegiance)?
Psalms 92:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness (allegiance) every night,
Psalms 96:13 Before Yahweh: for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth (allegiance, faith).
Psalms 98:3 He hath remembered His mercy and His truth (allegiance, faith) toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Psalms 100:5 For Yahweh is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth (allegiance, faith) endureth to all generations.
Psalms 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth (allegiance, faith): thy judgments have I laid before me.
Psalms 119:75 I know, O Yahweh, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness (firmness) hast afflicted me.
Psalms 119:86 All thy commandments are faithful (truth, firm): they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
Psalms 119:90 Thy faithfulness (allegiance) is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
Psalms 119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful (truthful, firm).
Psalms 143:1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Yahweh, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness (allegiance) answer me, and in thy righteousness.
Proverbs 12:17 He that speaketh truth (allegiance, faith) sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to Yahweh: but they that deal truly (in allegiance) are His delight.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man (in allegiance) shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness (allegiance) the girdle of his reins.
Isaiah 25:1 O Yahweh, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness (allegiance) and truth.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability (faith, security) of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
Isaiah 59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth (alligiance, faith): they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Jeremiah 5:1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth (allegiance, faith); and I will pardon it.
Jeremiah 5:3 O Yahweh, are not thine eyes upon the truth (faith, allegiance)? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Jeremiah 7:28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of Yahweh their God, nor receiveth correction: truth (allegiance, faith) is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth (allegiance, faith) upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, saith Yahweh.
Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (allegiance).
Hosea 2:20 I will even betroth(engage) thee unto Me in faithfulness (allegiance): and thou shalt know Yahweh.
Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith (allegiance).
All these verses have a reoccurring theme. Allegiance. Matching the acts of the example of Christ.
All the acts in these verses could not have been accomplished by these kinsmen by “just believing”.
SIGNS WONDERS MIRACLES
H4159 36X Miracles, wonders, signs (acts of allegiance, faith)
môphêth môphêth mo-faith', mo-faith'
From H3302 in the sense of conspicuousness; a miracle; by implication a token or omen: - miracle, sign, wonder (-ed at).
Exodus 4:21 And Yahweh said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders (acts of faith, allegiance) before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
Exodus 7:3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders (faith) in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle (sign of allegiance, faith) for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
Exodus 11:9 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that My wonders (signs of allegiance, faith) may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
Exodus 11:10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) before Pharaoh: and Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
Deuteronomy 4:34 Or hath God assayed to go and takeHim a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Deuteronomy 6:22 And Yahweh shewed signs and wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
Deuteronomy 7:19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby Yahweh thy God brought thee out: so shall Yahweh thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder (act of allegiance, faith),
13:2 And the sign or the wonder (act of allegiance, faith) come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
Deuteronomy 26:8 And Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders (acts of allegiance, faith):
Deuteronomy 28:46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder (act of faith, allegiance), and upon thy seed for ever.
Deuteronomy 29:3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles (acts of allegiance, faith):
Deuteronomy 34:11 In all the signs and the wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), which Yahweh sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
1Kings 13:3 And He gave a sign (act of allegiance, faith) the same day, saying, This is the sign (act of allegiance, faith) which Yahweh hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
1Kings 13:5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign (act of allegiance, faith) which the man of God had given by the word of Yahweh.
1Chronicless 16:12 Remember His marvellous works that He hath done, His wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), and the judgments of His mouth;
2Chronicles 32:24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto Yahweh: and He spake unto him, and He gave him a sign (an act of allegiance, faith).
2Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder (acts of allegiance, faith) that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Nehemiah 9:10 And shewedst signs and wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.
Psalms 71:7 I am as a wonder (sign of faith, allegiance) unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
Psalms 78:43 How He had wrought His signs in Egypt, and His wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) in the field of Zoan:
Psalms 105:5 Remember His marvellous works that He hath done; His wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), and the judgments of His mouth;
Psalms 105:27 They shewed His signs among them, and wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) in the land of Ham.
Psalms 135:9 Who sent tokens and wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me are for signs and for wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Isaiah 20:3 And Yahweh said, Like as My servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder (act of allegiance, faith) upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
Jeremiah 32:20 Which hast set signs and wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day;
Jeremiah 32:21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders (acts of allegiance, faith), and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
Ezekiel 12:6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that thou see not the ground: for I have set thee for a sign (token of allegiance, faith) unto the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 12:11 Say, I am your sign (token of allegiance, faith): like as I have done, so shall it be done unto them: they shall remove and go into captivity.
Ezekiel 24:24 Thus Ezekiel is unto you a sign (token of allegiance, faith): according to all that he hath done shall ye do: and when this cometh, ye shall know that I am Yahweh GOD.
Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign (token of allegiance) unto them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders (acts of allegiance, faith) in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Zechariah 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered (for their acts of allegiance, faith) at: for, behold, I will bring forth My servant the BRANCH.
So these verses all have to do with acts of allegiance, which is the meaning of faith. Tokens and signs of God's faith (plan, which He promised us that if we are in allegiance, and walk in His ways, blessings shall pour upon us.) He didn't show us these signs and wonders with His belief, but by His actions.
G570 12X Unbelief – Disobedience – Faithlessness
From G571; faithlessness, that is, (negatively) disbelief (want of Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience): - unbelief.
Matthew 13:58 And He (Christ) did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
They were those who did not take well to Christ's criticism of their disobedience. He didn't come to sign autographs, He came to show us the example of His Faith.
Mark 6:6 And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages, teaching.
This is Mark's account of Matt 13:58. They didn't like Jesus correcting them, so He moved on.
Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief (disobedience): for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
So Faith is an allegiance. When you start out on the right path, of His example, you start to attain the seed of faith. If you continue in the path (example), your faith will grow. And even in these early stages of allegiance, you can move mountains. Imagine if you graduate what you could do.
Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Prince, I believe; help thou mine unbelief (disobedience).
Mark 16:14 Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief (disobedience) and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.
Christ was railing them because they forgot what they had learned from His example. They did not believe in the faith of Christ. Slow to learn, quick to forget.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief (disobedience) make the faith of God without effect (useless)?
Talking about the circumcision (those of the 12 tribes who experienced the exodus from Egypt and were given the law by Moses).
The faith of God would be useless to the disobedient. If you are not in allegiance, the faith of God would be without effect.
Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief (disobedience); but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Talking about Abraham. He walked in allegiance, and in their old age, was blessed with Isaac.
Romans 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief (disobedience), shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Paul is talking about the un-circumcision ( those of the 12 tribes who did not experience the exodus and giving of the law. These were some of those of the tribes that left, or escaped Egypt before the exodus. It was these Israelites who settled Greece, Rome and surrounding areas). Paul was saying to them, “you guys are of the same olive tree, you just forgot who and whose you are, abide in Christ's example and return to the family.”
1Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief (disobedience).
He was sincerely not aware that he was not in allegiance. This can be corrected.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief (disobedience), in departing from the living God.
If you have accepted a belief that is not in allegiance with the faith of God, beware.
Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief (disobedience).
40 years in the desert, the original 600,000 + that left Egypt died and did not enter the promised land.
Remember, only Joshua and Caleb, of that first census entered. The next generations, that grew up in the wandering, did not have the old bad habits of Egypt, and they that followed the law entered.
So these examples of faith are examples of unfaithfulness, disobedience. The lack of allegiance.
ACTIVE DISOBEDIENCE (Defying allegiance)
G571 23X Faithless – actively disbelieving
From G1 (as a negative particle) and G4103; (actively) disbelieving, that is, without Christian faith (specifically a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing): - that believeth not, faithless, incredible thing, infidel, unbeliever (-ing).
Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to Me.
Mark 9:19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto Me.
Luke 9:41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
These are 3 accounts of the failure of disciples to cast evil spirits out of a child. They at that particular time did not have full allegiance. They may have let their healing abilities go to their head.
Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
If you are not consciously seeking His face, He puts you in the same category as active disbelievers.
John 20:27 Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless (actively disbelieve), but believing.
Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
See how translators can use different words? Why?
Why should you actively disbelieve, that God should raise the dead?
1Corinthians 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
Why do you try, condemn, your brother? And try him before those actively disbelieving?
1Corinthians 7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Prince: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
Not everyone is an active believer. If God chose you to actively believe, then have peace with that.
1Corinthians 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
If your kinsman invites you to dine, and they actively do not believe in the faith of Christ, you can still be courteous and attend. After all he is your brethren. Maybe your example will persuade them.
1Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues (languages) are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying (foretelling) serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
If you believe in the faith of Christ, a prophesy you will believe in. Why would an unbeliever consider a prophesy? They wouldn't.
14:23 If therefore the whole church (assembly) be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues (languages), and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
The unbelievers would not understand the language (meanings) of the scriptures.
14:24 But if all prophesy (foretell), and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
The Greek: 24 But if perhaps all might interpret prophecy, and some unbeliever or uninstructed may enter; he is brought convincing proof by all, he is examined by all;
25 the secrets of his heart become evident, and thus falling upon his face he will worship God, announcing that truly God is among you.
Doesn't the original Greek make more sense?
2Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The god of this world is Satan and his children, who deceive you with their false doctrine, causing you to actively disbelieve. If your preacher is telling you that “all you have to do is believe”, than you are actively disbelieving that there is more to the allegiance of Christ than “just believing”.
2Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
There is no common ground with those who don't have allegiance.
1Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel (one who does not believe in the scriptures).
Because he is breaking one of the two great commandments, love your brethren.
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving (actively disbelieving) is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and (actively) unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
G1680 54X Hope – Faith
a primary word (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstract or concrete) or confidence: - faith, hope.
Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope (faith, the rewards of allegiance):
Paul is speaking of David, he knew by allegiance to Yahweh he would have confidence in God's promises.
Acts 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope (expectations) of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
This hope is not speaking of faith. It was expectations of certain evil doers for a gain.
Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope (expectation) and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
Acts 24:15 And have hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
26:7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope (G1679 expect, confide) to come. For which hope's (faith's) sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
Acts 27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope (confidence, faith, expectation) that we should be saved was then taken away.
Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of Israel I am bound with this chain.
Romans 4:18 Who against hope (expectation) believed in hope (confidence, faith, expectation), that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of the glory of God.
Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope (faith, confidence, allegiance, expectation):
5:5 And hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.
Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope (faith, allegiance, expectation),
Romans 8:24 For we are saved (preserved) by hope (allegiance, faith, expectation): but hope (expectation) that is seen is not hope (faith, allegiance, expectation): for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope (G1679 expect, confide) for?
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope (confidence, faith, expectation); patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Confidence, expectation that if we walk in Christ's example, we will be rewarded.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope (expectation).
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope (confidence, faith, expectation), through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1Corinthians 9:10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope (faith, allegience, expectation); and that he that thresheth in hope (confidence, faith, allegiance, expectation) should be partaker of his hope (faith, expectation).
1Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth (remain) faith (conviction), hope (confidence, expectation), charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
2Corinthians 1:7 And our hope (expectation) of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
2Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope (faith, allegiance, expectation), we use great plainness of speech:
Paul was speaking about the ordinance of the blood sacrifices being done away with by Christ's death. Without the priesthood and the sacrifices, it's up to us to follow in allegiance, and therefore, if we do, our expectation (hope) might be attained.
2Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours (weariness); but having hope (confidence, expectation), when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Paul goes on to say that their increase in faith was not because of him, or of men, but of God's doing.
Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope (confidence, expectation) of righteousness by faith (allegiance).
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens (alienated) from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope (faith, allegiance, expectation), and without God in the world:
Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of your calling;
Philippians1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope (faith, allegiance), that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Colossians 1:5 For the hope (expectation, confidence, for being in allegiance) which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Nations; which is Christ in you, the hope (expectation from allegiance) of glory:
1Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) in our Prince Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Without ceasing your “belief”?, no, it says without ceasing of work of faith, or work of allegiance.
1Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope (faith, allegiance, expectation), or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Prince Jesus Christ at His coming?
1Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope (faith, allegiance, expectation).
1Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope (allegiance, faith, expectation) of salvation.
Salvation comes not by believing. We believe because we have salvation, with allegiance.
2Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Prince Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope (confidence, faith, expectation) through grace,
Paul goes on to say “strengthen yourself in every good word and work”. The good word is we have salvation, the work is walking in the example.
1Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Prince Jesus Christ, which is our hope (faith, expectation);
Titus 1:2 In hope (faith, rewards of allegiance, expectation) of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope (expectation, confidence of reward), and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 3:7 That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope (faith, promise from allegiance, the expectation) of eternal life.
Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over His own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) firm unto the end.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) unto the end:
Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope (faith, rewards for allegiance, an expectation) set before us:
Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
By sincerely walking in Christ's example, we draw near unto Yahweh. We can expect closeness to Him.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith (allegiance, expectation) without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)
1Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Prince Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope (confidence, faith, expectation) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Peter 1:21 Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope (allegiance, expectation) might be in God.
1Peter 3:15 But sanctify Yahweh God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) that is in you with meekness and fear:
1John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope (faith, allegiance, expectation) in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
So the above verses use the word hope. Hope is the expectation of the reward for allegiance.
FAITH (as religion)
G2454 2X Religion -as a whole
the Judaean faith and usages: - Judaeans’ religion.
Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Judaeans' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Judaeans' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
FAITH (as a rule, a standard)
G2583 5X Rule – God's faith, standard, measure
(a straight reed, that is, rod); a rule (“canon”), that is, (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication a boundary, that is, (figuratively) a sphere (of activity): - line, rule.
2Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule (standard) which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
We can't boast because only Christ attained this standard, or measure.
It's a standard to reach, even for us.
2Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours (weariness); but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule (standard) abundantly,
2Corinthians 10:16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. (things already prepared by God)
We can't boast that when someone's faith is increased by our standard, that we “saved a soul”, because that soul already has salvation. We didn't do a thing.
Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule (faith, allegiance, standard), peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Rule? Faith sounds like it is a rule. How can you walk according to this rule by “just believing”?
Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule (faith,allegiance, standard), let us mind the same thing.
FAITH (as in lacking)
G3640 5X Faith – lacking confidence
From G3641 and G4102; incredulous, that is, lacking confidence (in Christ): - of little faith.
Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 8:26 And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Matthew 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, He said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Luke 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith?
All these are referring to the lack of confidence in the faith of Christ.
FAITH (as in committed to, commitment is more than “just believing”)
G4100 248X Believe – Commit – Trust in by committing – Entrust one's spiritual well being
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well being to Christ): - believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
Matthew 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed (committed, entrusted), so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Matthew 9:28 And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe (trust) ye that I am able to do this? They said unto Him, Yea, Prince.
Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe (entrust) in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe (put trust in) him?
Matthew 21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed (committed to) him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed (committed to) him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe (commit to) him.
Matthew 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe (entrust) it not.
Matthew 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe (entrust) it not.
Matthew 27:42 He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe (commit to) Him.
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe (entrust in) the gospel.
Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe (be committed to) .
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe (commit), all things are possible to him that believeth (commits).
Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Prince, I believe (commit); help thou mine unbelief (disobedience).
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe (entrust) in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe (entrust) that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe (entrust) that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
But you have to walk in His example. When a child asks a parent for something, don't they have to be good to get a reward? And walk in the allegiance of your rules.
Mark 15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe (commit). And they that were crucified with Him reviled Him.
Mark 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed (committed to) they them.
16:14 Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief (G570 disbelief) and hardness of heart, because they believed (entrusted) not them which had seen Him after He was risen.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth (commits) and is baptized (immersed in allegiance) shall be saved (preserved); but he that believeth (G569 disobeys) not shall be damned.
16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe (commit); In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues (language of truth);
Luke 1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest (entrusted) not My words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed (entrusted): for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Prince.
John the Baptist's mother Elisabeth is speaking here about Mary.
Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe (commit) and be saved (preserved).
When someone first hears the word, before they “believe (commit by allegiance)”, the devil will try to divert them to darkness so they are not “saved” (preserved).
Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe (commit), and in time of temptation fall away.
Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, Fear not: believe (commit) only, and she shall be made whole.
Why would Jesus heal anyone if they didn't entrust in His faith? Jesus did what Jonah did in Nineveh, preached allegiance, and for commitment to His example, they were spared.
Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (wealth), who will commit to your trust (to your credit) the true riches?
Luke 22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And He said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe (commit):
Luke 24:25 Then He said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe (entrust) all that the prophets have spoken:
John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe (commit).
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe (commit) on His name:
The Greek: 12 But as many who received Him, He gave to them the authority which the children of Yahweh are to attain, to those believing in (committing to) His name:
Verse 12 in the KJV is inaccurate and falsely translated. God's children are the race of Adam. One that is not of the race of Adam cannot become that race. Especially by “just believing”.
John 1:50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
You, Nathanael, believed because I saw you? Well you shall SEE greater things than just believing.
John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed (committed to) Him.
John 2:22 When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed (entrusted in) the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
2:23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed (entrusted) in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did.
2:24 But Jesus did not commit (entrust) Himself unto them, because He knew all men,
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe (commit) not, how shall ye believe (commit), if I tell you of heavenly things?
John 3:15 That whosoever believeth (commit) in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten (most beloved) Son, that whosoever believeth (commits) in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:18 He that believeth (commits) on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth (commits) not is condemned already, because he hath not believed (committed) in the name (example) of the only begotten (most beloved) Son of God.
Those of us born of the generations of Adam are sons of God, Jesus was the most beloved because only Jesus had the faith of God, only Jesus committed fully to the allegiance of God.
John 3:36 He that believeth (commits) on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not (G544 willfully disbelieve, obeys not) the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe (entrust in) Me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
After the Jews murdered Christ, His people (us) were scattered across the nations of Europe and America, where His gospel was brought. Since then the old holy land has been cursed, Godless, and will continue to be until His blood be avenged by those (Jews) who shed it. See Matt 27:25
John 4:39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed (entrusted) on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
John 4:41 And many more believed (committed) because of His own word;
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe (commit), not because of thy saying: for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
John 4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe (commit).
John 4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed (entrusted) the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
John 4:53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed (committed), and his whole house.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on (commits to) Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:38 And ye have not His word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe (entrust) not.
John 5:44 How can ye believe (commit), which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John 5:46 For had ye believed (committed) Moses, ye would have believed (committed to) Me: for he wrote of Me.
John 5:47 But if ye believe (entrust in) not his writings, how shall ye believe (commit to) My words?
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on (commit to) Him whom He hath sent.
John 6:30 They said therefore unto Him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe (commit to) thee? what dost thou work?
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on (commits to) Me shall never thirst.
John 6:36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen Me, and believe (commit) not.
John 6:40 And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on (commits to) Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth (commits) on Me hath everlasting life.
John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe (commit) not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed (committed) not, and who should betray Him.
John 6:69 And we believe (commit) and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
John 7:5 For neither did His brethren believe (commit) in Him.
John 7:31 And many of the people believed on (committed to) Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
John 7:38 He that believeth on (commits to) Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 7:39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on (commit to) Him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John 7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on (committed to) Him?
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe (entrust) not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.
John 8:30 As He spake these words, many believed on (committed to) Him.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Judaeans which believed on (entrusted their spiritual well being in) Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed;
Continue “believing”, no, continue practicing and doing, continue imitating Him.
John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe (commit to) Me not.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe (commit to) Me?
John 9:18 But the Jews did not believe (entrust) concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him (the blind man) out; and when He (Jesus) had found him, He said unto him, Dost thou believe on (commit to) the Son of God?
9:36 He answered and said, Who is He, Prince, that I might believe on (commit to) Him?
John 9:38 And he said, Prince, I believe (commit). And he worshipped Him.
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed (committed) not: the works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.
10:26 But ye believe (commit) not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you.
John 10:37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe (commit to) Me not.
10:38 But if I do, though ye believe (commit) not (to) Me, believe (entrust in) the works: that ye may know, and believe (entrust), that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.
Jesus was speaking to the children of the devil, the Edomite Pharisees. They did not “believe” (commit) to Him because they were not of the fold, of His sheep.
John 10:42 And many believed on (committed to) Him there.
John 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe (know); nevertheless let us go unto him.
Jesus loved Lazarus and was glad He did not have to witness his death.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth (commit, abides) in Me, though he were dead (dead to Him because of darkness), yet shall he live:
John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth (commit, abide) in Me shall never die. Believest (entrust your spiritual well being) thou this?
John 11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Prince: I believe (entrust) that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
John 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe (commit), thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe (entrust) that thou hast sent Me.
John 11:45 Then many of the Judaeans which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on (committed to) Him.
John 11:48 If we (Jewish Pharisees) let Him (Jesus) thus alone, all men will believe on (commit, entrust their spiritual well being in) Him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
The Jews liked being in control and knew that Christ was correcting them. If the people followed Him, the Jews would lose their power and place. Hence their antagonism and ultimate murdering.
John 12:11 Because that by reason of Him many of the Judaeans went away, and believed on (committed to) Jesus.
John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in (commit to) the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them.
12:37 But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on (committed not in) Him:
12:38 That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Yahweh, who hath believed (entrusted) our report? and to whom hath the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
12:39 Therefore they could not believe (commit), because that Isaiah said again,
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on (entrusted in) Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
The infiltration of the Edomite Jews into the sects of the Pharisees and Sadducees was much like our government today. Obviously we are straying further away every day from God. But the few good ones, like Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, who were not Jews, entrusted in Jesus but for fear of the Jews, remained silent.
John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on (commits to) Me, believeth (commits) not on Me, but on Him that sent Me.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on (commits to) Me should not abide in darkness.
John 12:47 And if any man hear My words, and believe (commits) not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world (society), but to save (preserve) the world (society).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe (entrust) that I am He.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe (commit) in God, believe (commit) also in Me.
John 14:10 Believest (entrust) thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.
John 14:11 Believe (entrust in) Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe (commit to) Me for the very works' sake.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on (commits to) Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.
Sounds like more works are needed to be done, not just a bunch of “believing”.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe (entrust).
John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on (commit not in) Me;
John 16:27 For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed (entrusted) that I came out from God.
John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe (entrust) that thou camest forth from God.
16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe (commit)?
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed (entrusted) that thou didst send Me.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on (commit to) Me through their word;
17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in Me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe (entrust) that thou hast sent Me.
John 19:35 And He that saw it bare record, and His record is true: and He knoweth that He saith true, that ye might believe (commit).
John 20:8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed (entrusted).
John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Prince. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe (entrust that you've seen Him).
John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed (committed): blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (committed).
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe (entrust) that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing (committing) ye might have life through His name.
Acts 2:44 And all that believed (committed) were together, and had all things common;
Acts 4:4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed (committed); and the number of the men was about five thousand.
Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed (committed) were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 5:14 And believers (commitments) were the more added to the Prince, multitudes both of men and women.)
Acts 8:12 But when they believed (entrusted) Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed (committed) also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest (commit) with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe (entrust) that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
This is not all they believed, they also understood what that meant. They knew the Old Testament prophecies and that by following the faith of Christ, they would be preserved in this life and rewarded in the next.
Acts 9:26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed (entrusted) not that he was a disciple.
Acts 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed (committed to) in the Prince.
Acts 10:43 To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in (commits to) Him shall receive remission of sins.
If you commit to walk in His ways.
Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed (committed) on the Prince Yahshua Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Prince was with them: and a great number believed (committed), and turned unto the Prince.
Acts 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed (committed), being astonished at the doctrine of the Prince.
Acts 13:39 And by Him all that believe (commit) are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe (entrust), though a man declare it unto you.
Acts 13:48 And when the Nations (scattered Israel) heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Prince: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed (committed).
Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Judaeans, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Judaeans and also of the Greeks believed (committed).
Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Prince, on whom they believed (committed).
Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed (committed), saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Nations by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe (commit).
The Nations are the dispersed Israelites outside of Judaea.
Acts 15:11 But we believe (entrust) that through the grace of the Prince Yahshua Christ we shall be saved (preserved), even as they.
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe (commit) on the Prince Yahshua Christ, and thou shalt be saved (preserved), and thy house.
Acts 16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in (committing to) God with all his house.
Acts 17:12 Therefore many of them believed (committed); also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Acts 17:34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed (committed) : among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on (committed to) the Prince with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed (committed), and were baptized.
Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed (entrusted) through grace:
Acts 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed (committed)? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit.
Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on (commit to) Him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
Acts 19:18 And many that believed (committed) came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
More works. You can't show a belief, but you can show deeds.
Acts 21:25 As touching the Nations (dispersed Israel) which believe (commit), we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
Acts 22:19 And I said, Prince, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed (committed) on thee:
Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing (entrusting) all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Acts 26:27 King Agrippa, believest (do you respect) thou the prophets? I know that thou believest (give credit).
Acts 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe (entrust in) God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth (commits); to the Judaean (circumcised) first, and also to the Greek (uncircumcised).
Both are from the tribes of Israel. One experienced the Exodus, the other left Egypt before.
Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed (entrusted) the oracles of God.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe (commit) : for there is no difference: all have sinned.
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed (committed to) God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth (entrust) on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Let's observe the original Greek for clarification:
Now to he who performs rituals, his reward is not considered in accordance with favor, but in accordance with debt (sinners owe a debt, before Christ died was the ordinance of blood rituals, sacrifice); but to he not performing (rituals), but who rather is trusting on (committed to) He (Christ) who must judge the impious (irreverence towards God, blaspheme), his faith (allegiance) is accounted for righteousness. WOW
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe (commit), though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
If you were part of a family, and broke off and went your own way, and forgot who you were, you were still included in the inheritance, but just needed to be reminded.
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed (committed), even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
4:18 Who against hope (expectation) believed (committed) in hope (anticipation), that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Romans 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on (commit to) Him that raised up Jesus our Prince from the dead;
Romans 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe (entrust) that we shall also live with Him:
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on (commits to) Him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth (commits).
The law was not done away with. If you commit to being the example of Christ, and walk in allegiance, then the law has nothing to do with you, you are doing the law by being His example. When you are not being His example, then the law is for you. Get it?
He did not come for those who were righteous, but those who were unrighteous.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Prince Yahshua, and shalt believe (entrust) in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (preserved).
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth (commits) unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on (commits to) Him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed (committed)? and how shall they believe in (commit to) Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Well if your preacher is telling you “all you have to do is believe”, then how else would you learn that you have to commit to allegiance in the faith of Christ?! Wake up people, get your heads out of your preachers ass and into what the scriptures say. Most of our preachers today have been fooled and keep spreading this foolishness.
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Yahweh, who hath believed (committed to) our report?
Here is a good one. Obey the gospel? But the churches preach to “just believe” the good news. The scriptures are saying to obey the gospel. The gospel is the good news of what Christ did for us, and why. We sin, death is the penalty, we cannot pay the penalty. Christ lived sinless, being able to pay our debt. Salvation is the Free Gift, but only if we are in allegiance with Christ's example are we eligible to receive the grace that qualifies us for salvation. You can't “just believe” in this good news, but must obey and do the acts of the example of Christ, which is being loyal to the faith of Christ. The plan of our Father.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (thought).
Romans 14:2 For one believeth (thinks) that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
Paul goes on to say don't despise others that choose to eat all things, and to judge them of this, for God receives him who obeys, and God will judge him who obeys not. I am sure your preacher tells you it's OK to eat pork, but what does God say? He said it was unclean, and did not change His mind. Malachi 3:6 I change not. Since when does poor old God go back on His word? He doesn't.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing (entrusting), that ye may abound in hope (expectation), through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness (absurdity) of preaching to save (preserve) them that believe (commit).
Those that are committed need not preaching. Paul goes on to say that Judaeans demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, to the Judaeans Christ crucified is a stumblingblock and absurdity to the Greeks. These were of the unbelievers. But those which are called (committed), both Judaean and Greek, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed (entrusted), even as the Prince gave to every man?
1Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation (administration) of the gospel is committed (entrusted) unto me.
Paul goes on to say, “what is my reward then?” So when he preaches the gospel it is without cost, or charge that he not abuse his power in the gospel.
1Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe (credit) it.
1Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth (entrust) all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe (commit) not, but for them which believe (commit).
1Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved (preserved), if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed (committed) in vain.
1Corinthians 15:11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed (entrusted).
2Corinthias 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed (committed), and therefore have I spoken; we also believe (commit), and therefore speak;
Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed (entrusted) unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
Paul brought the gospel to the uncircumcision (dispersed Israelites of the Exodus, and Assyrian and Babylonian captivities) who forgot their heritage, just like all of us today forgot, and foolishly and blindly believe our preachers when they teach that the Jews are the ancient Israelites, and are not. Peter brought the gospel to those of the circumcision (those who experienced the Exodus and of the tribes that stayed in Judaea, being of the tribes of Judah, Levi, and Benjamin).
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in (committed to) Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
You might be all excited and saying “see, its not works”! The works of the law here are referring to the blood rituals of sacrifice. People did not yet understand that when Christ died, the ordinance of the blood rituals was done away with, because Christ was the last sacrifice. So these works of the law (ritual sacrifices) were of none effect. Justification now comes by being in allegiance with the faith of Christ. The example He showed us.
Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed (committed to) God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Of course he believed in God, but he was committed to God, and by showing his commitment, he was blessed. He walked in the faith of God, the plan of God.
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith (allegiance with) of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe (commit).
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed (committed), ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe (commit), according to the working of His mighty power,
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on (commit to) Him, but also to suffer for His sake;
Suffer? Yes. If you walk in His example, don't you think you will be treated the same way He was?
1Thessalonians 1:7 So that ye were ensamples (a model) to all that believe (committed) in Macedonia and Achaia.
1Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust (entrusted) with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
1Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe (commit):
1Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe (commit).
1Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe (entrust) that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
2Thessalonians 1:10 When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (commit) (because our testimony among you was believed (entrusted in)) in that day.
2Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe (entrust) a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned who believed (entrusted) not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Those who believe in the un-biblical teachings of their well meaning preachers will believe these lies and have these strong delusions. Be weary to entrust your spiritual salvation in what your preacher is teaching, he could be wrong. Take for example “all you have to do is believe”. This is a lie and a delusion. I pray you are seeing this from this study. It is easy to have pleasure in what is familiar to us. But we must search the scriptures for truth, not men.
1Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed (credited) to my trust.
1Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on (commit to) Him to life everlasting.
1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Nations, believed on (entrusted) in the world (society), received up into glory.
2Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed (committed to), and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed (entrusted) unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in (commit to) God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Works, good and profitable unto men. “Just believing”, not profitable.
Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed (commit) do enter into rest, as He said, As I have sworn in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith (allegiance) it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe (entrust) that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Diligently seek, it did not say “diligently believe”.
James 2:19 Thou believest (entrust) that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe (credit Him), and tremble.
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed (committed to) God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Do you keep friends by believing they are friends, or by performing acts of friendship?
1Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing (entrusting), ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Peter 1:21 Who by Him do believe in (commit to) God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith (allegiance) and hope (expectation) might be in God.
1Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on (commits to) Him shall not be confounded.
2:7 Unto you therefore which believe (entrust that) He is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1John 3:23 And this is His commandment, That we should believe on (commit to) the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe (entrust) not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Don't entrust every preacher, but try the preacher whether they are of God. Most are not.
1John 4:16 And we have known and believed (entrust) the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth (entrusts) that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth Him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of Him.
The Greek is much clearer: 1 Each believing that Yahshua is the Christ has been born from of Yahweh, and each loving He who engendered loves he having been engendered by Him.
1John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth (entrusts) that Jesus is the Son of God?
1John 5:10 He that believeth on (commits to) the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth (commits) not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth (entrusted) not the record that God gave of His Son.
1John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe (entrust) on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe (entrust) on the name of the Son of God.
Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Prince, having saved (preserved) the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed (committed) not.
So we can see that all these verses have to do with believing, but not just believing, believing also requires commitment. What good is a belief if there is no commitment?
G4102 244X Faith
From G3982; obey, persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: - assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith (allegiance, moral conviction), no, not in Israel.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith (allegiance, moral conviction) said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Matthew 9:29 Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) be it unto you.
Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction): be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith (allegiance, moral conviction) as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith (allegiance, moral conviction): these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith (allegiance, moral conviction), He said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mark 4:40 And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith (allegiance, moral conviction)?
Mark 5:34 And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in God.
Luke 5:20 And when He saw their faith (allegiance, moral conviction), He said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, He marvelled at him, and turned Him about, and said unto the people that followed Him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith (allegiance, moral conviction), no, not in Israel.
Luke 7:50 And He said to the woman, Thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath saved thee; go in peace.
Luke 8:25 And He said unto them, Where is your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) ? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for He commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey Him.
Luke 8:48 And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Prince, Increase our faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Luke 17:6 And the Prince said, If ye had faith (allegiance, moral conviction) as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Luke 17:19 And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath made thee whole.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith (allegiance, moral conviction) on the earth?
When Christ returns, do you think He wants to find a bunch of “believers”, or “doers”?
Luke 18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) hath saved (preserved) thee.
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Acts 3:16 And His name (Yahshua the Anointed) through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in His name hath made this man (Paul) strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) which is by Him (Christ) hath given him (Paul) this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Did Paul go around “believing”, or “doing”?
Acts 6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
If faith was a belief, and it says here the priests were obedient to the faith, how could “just believing” be following the allegiance and example of our Prince? You could believe in law, but does that mean you are following the law? No. You have to perform the acts of allegiance, and by doing so, you can't possibly break the law, because it doesn't apply to a law abider.
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Acts 9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
9:34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
9:35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Prince.
They turned to Yahshua Christ. Not in belief only, but allegiance. Following the example.
Acts 11:24 For he (Barnabas) was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith (allegiance, moral conviction): and much people was added unto the Prince.
Acts 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith (allegiance).
Acts 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Nations besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Judaeans and religious proselytes (converts) followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Continuing in the grace (favor) of God would only be possible by obedience.
Acts 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith (allegiance, moral conviction) to be healed,
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church (assembly) together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how He had opened the door of faith (allegiance, moral conviction, persuasion, assurance) unto the Nations.
The Nations (the countries and regions settled by the descendants of the 12 tribes), at that time included the areas of Rome, Greece, Egypt, Spain (Gaul), etc. And stretching north into Europe and east into Russia.
This whole area was originally settled by the generations of Adam, who are now the peoples of Europe and America. The families of the 12 tribes founded the original nations we know today. For example: Reuben-France, Simeon-Spain, Zebulun- Holland, Issachar- Finland, Dan-Denmark, Napthali- Italy, Asher- Swedan, Joseph (given a double portion through his 2 sons Ephraim and Manasseh, which are known as Europe and America), Benjamin- Normans, Iceland, Judah- Germany. Of course some of each of the tribes are included in all places, especially here in America which is the gathering place of all 12. Here are just some of the many references to America, and NOT Israel.
2 Samuel 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel (the 12 tribes), and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness (Jews) afflict them any more, as beforetime, (then known as Canaanites/Edomites)
1 Chronicles 17:9 Also I will ordain a place for My people Israel (the 12 tribes), and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness (the devil's children, identified by Jesus) waste them any more, as at the beginning, (OT)
The Edomite/Canaanite Jews were always a thorn in our side. From Cain to the Pharisees to the Rothschilds. (Today's bankers, elite, corporations, etc.)
Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them (the 12 tribes) out of all countries, whither I have driven them in Mine anger, and in My fury, and in great wrath (the divorce); and I will bring them again unto this place (America), and I will cause them to dwell safely:(where we have) JerUSAlem.
Nehemiah 1:9 But if ye turn unto Me, and keep My commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven (the divorce), yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set My name there.
Chosen to set My name there. Let's look at the word America. Ame(Hebrew)-My people/Rica(Latin)-rich, plentiful land. Describes the good ol' USA. It in no way describes the Jews, who are not of the 12 tribes, and even proclaim that the 12 are gone. They've always denied Him. And it in no way describes Israel today. Their (stolen in 1948) land is barren and cursed since they murdered our brother, Christ. More truth from God in the next verse below.
Zechariah 2:4, 6
2:4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith Yahweh: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith Yahweh.
Jerusalem in verse 4 is a reference to the children of Jacob/Israel. It doesn't always refer to the place. Israel the sandbox, is surrounded by walls and bars today, they can't farm because God cursed Cain's descendants, so that's why they have the Palestinians do it for them.
Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Acts 16:5 And so were the churches (assemblies) established in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and increased in number daily.
Acts 17:31 Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance (truth itself) unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Judaeans, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith (allegiance, moral conviction) toward our Prince Jesus Christ.
Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Judaean, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in Christ.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) that is in Me.
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) among all nations, for His name:
More obedience to the faith, allegiance. Obedience is doing, not “believing”.
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is spoken of throughout the whole world (society).
Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith (allegiance, moral conviction) both of you and me.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith (allegiance, moral conviction) to faith (allegiance, moral conviction): as it is written, The just shall live by faith (allegiance, moral conviction). OBEDIENCE
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith (persuasion, allegiance, moral conviction) of God without effect?
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (atoning victim) through faith (allegiance) in His blood (DNA), to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth (allegiance, moral conviction) in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith (allegiance).
We can't boast that we followed the law, we are supposed to. We don't boast when we stop at a red light, we are supposed to. We don't boast when we love our brethren, we are supposed to.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith (allegiance) without the deeds of the law.
By being in allegiance, the law means nothing to you, because you are following it, doing what you are supposed to, therefore you are justified, clear from guilt.
Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith (allegiance), and uncircumcision through faith( allegiance).
Circumcision by allegiance, because they experienced the giving of the law in the Exodus.
Uncircumcision through allegiance, because they missed out on the giving of the law in the Exodus and must go through the education of it.
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith (allegiance)? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Allegiance establishes the law. If you break allegiance, you break the law.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not (does not perform rituals), but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith (allegiance) is counted for righteousness.
Here Paul is referring to the blood rituals that Abraham performed to atone for sins.
Romans 4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith (allegiance) was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith (allegiance) which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Abraham was circumcised at a very old age (90 and his son Ishmael was at 13).
Paul is saying that even before Abraham was circumcised, he had the faith, allegiance, of Yahweh. Some of his descendants, whom Paul is speaking to, are those uncircumcised who missed the Exodus. He's telling them that they are of the same kindred as the circumcised.
4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith (allegiance) of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith (allegiance).
4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith (allegiance) is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Because the law causes punishment, for where there is no law, there is no transgression.
Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith (allegiance), that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith (allegiance) of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), giving glory to God;
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith (allegiance, moral conviction), we have peace with God through our Prince Yahshua Christ:
5:2 By whom also we have access by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Nations (12 tribes), which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith (allegiance).
Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith (allegiance), but as it were by the works of the law (blood rituals). For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Paul was saying that the blood rituals became insincere, going through the motions of the ritual, but not being in allegiance in the right frame of heart and mind. Yahweh is less interested in the rituals and more interested in your loyalty. That is why “just believing” is also a stumblingstone. It's easy to “just believe”, and harder to perform the acts of allegiance.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith (allegiance) speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith (allegiance), which we preach;
Paul is not preaching to “just believe”, he is preaching allegiance, and heritage.
Romans 10:17 So then faith (allegiance) cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word (plan) of God.
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith (allegiance). Be not highminded, but fear:
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith (allegiance, moral conviction);
Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
Paul is saying to lead the weak in allegiance.
Romans 14:22 Hast thou faith (allegiance, moral conviction)? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith (allegiance, moral conviction): for whatsoever is not of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is sin.
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith (allegiance, moral conviction):
Obedience of allegiance. Are you getting yet that obedience is following, and “just believing” is only half of the pie?
1Corinthians 2:5 That your faith (allegiance) should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1Corinthians 12:9 To another faith (allegiance) by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith (assurance), so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith (allegiance, assurance, truth itself), hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Charity is love. The two great commandments are Love thy God Yahweh, Love thy brethren. If you do these 2, you are following all His laws. You are in allegiance.
1Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is also vain.
1Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), quit (act) you like men, be strong.
2Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith (allegiance, moral conviction), but are helpers of your joy: for by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) ye stand.
2Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith( allegiance, moral conviction), according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith (allegiance, moral conviction), not by sight:)
2Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
2Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without (outside) our measure, that is, of other men's labours (weariness); but having hope, when your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
Paul goes on to say about preaching also to the surrounding nations, that they not boast about any other mans line of things that were made ready by God.
People think that it is them, or their preacher, or their “church” that “saves” lives. They boast about how many people they “saved” today. We can't take ANY credit for what God made ready. He chooses who to “save” (preserve). When you are drowning, you don't choose to be “saved”.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (unapproved, rejected, castaway) ?
Galatians 1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith (allegiance) which once he destroyed.
Paul used to be Saul, a Pharisee by title, not of the Edomite/Canaanite infiltration of the Sanhedrin, but of the tribe of Benjamin. He was an ignorant blasphemer and supporter of the tradition of the elders. But God chose to open his eyes and Paul became a powerful advocate to Christ's faith (allegiance).
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (blood rituals), but by the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of Christ, and not by the works of the law (blood rituals): for by the works of the law (blood rituals) shall no flesh be justified.
Again, the blood rituals were done away with when Christ died. Not the law.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of (the allegiance of) the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law (blood rituals), or by the hearing of faith (allegiance, truth itself)?
How do you receive the Spirit, by blood sacrifice rituals, or by allegiance?
Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law (blood rituals), or by the hearing of faith (allegiance, truth itself)?
Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith (allegiance, moral conviction), the same are the children of Abraham.
3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations through faith (allegiance, moral conviction), preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
3:9 So then they which be of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law (blood rituals) in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
3:12 And the law is not of faith (allegiance, moral conviction): but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Nations (12 tribes) through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
3:23 But before faith (allegiance, moral conviction) came, we were kept under the law (blood rituals), shut up unto the faith (allegiance) which should afterwards be revealed.
3:24 Wherefore the law (blood rituals) was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
3:25 But after that faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster (blood rituals).
3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth (do) any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith (allegiance, moral conviction) which worketh by love.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith (allegiance, moral conviction),
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith (allegiance).
Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in the Prince Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved (preserved) through faith (allegiance); and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of Him.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith (allegiance, moral conviction); that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 4:5 One Prince (Master), one faith (allegiance, moral conviction), one baptism (immersion in knowledge and understanding of the Spirit),
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith (allegiance), wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith (allegiance, moral conviction), from God the Father and the Prince Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith (allegiance, moral conviction);
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of the gospel;
Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction), I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of (allegiance, moral conviction) Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith (allegiance, moral conviction):
Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in Christ.
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.
1Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Prince Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
1Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Prince not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
1Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith (allegiance, moral conviction):
3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith (allegiance, moral conviction), lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
3:7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith (allegiance, moral conviction):
1Thessalonians 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith (allegiance, moral conviction)?
1Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
2Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
2Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches (assemblies) of God for your patience and faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
2Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) with power:
2Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Prince, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief (allegiance, moral conviction) of the truth:
2Thessalonians 3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
1Timothy 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) : Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Prince.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) unfeigned:
1Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Prince was exceeding abundant with faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1Timothy 1:19 Holding faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith (allegiance, moral conviction) have made shipwreck:
1Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Nations (12 tribes) in faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and verity.
1Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in a pure conscience.
1Timothy 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) which is in Christ Jesus.
1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Timothy4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), in purity.
1Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and is worse than an infidel.
If faith is a “belief”, how can one provide for his household. “Belief” does not put food on the table, or a roof overhead. But actions do.
1Timothy 5:12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith (allegiance).
This is talking of young widows refusing to do good works, casting away their allegiance.
1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith (allegiance, moral conviction), love, patience, meekness.
1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith (allegiance, moral conviction), lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1Timothy 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith (allegiance, moral conviction). Grace be with thee. Amen.
2Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith (allegiance, moral conviction) that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
2Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of some.
2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith( allegiance, moral conviction), charity, peace, with them that call on the Prince out of a pure heart.
2Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
2Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith (allegiance, moral conviction), longsuffering, charity, patience,
2Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) which is in Christ Jesus.
2Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith (allegiance, moral conviction):
Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith (allegiance, moral conviction): Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Prince Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction);
Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), in charity, in patience.
Titus 2:10 Not purloining (keeping back), but shewing all good fidelity (matching, allegiance, moral conviction); that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus 3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction). Grace be with you all. Amen.
Philemon 1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith (allegiance, moral conviction), which thou hast toward the Prince Jesus, and toward all saints;
Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith (allegiance, moral conviction) may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith (allegiance, moral conviction) in them that heard it.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works (blood rituals), and of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) toward God,
Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith (allegiance, moral conviction), having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe (reliance on the faith of Christ) to the saving (preserving) of the soul.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith (allegiance, moral conviction) is the substance of things hoped (anticipated) for, the evidence of things not seen.
Here Paul says that faith is substance and evidence. These are nouns, things that can be attained. You can't “believe” evidence into existence, neither substance. Allegiance is the substance, something real. You are either with Him, or against Him.
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) we understand that the worlds (eons, age) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (are visible).
11:4 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
11:5 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
11:6 But without faith (allegiance, moral conviction) 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.
A rewarder of those who diligently “believe” Him? No. It says “seek”. If you are seeking Him, what are you seeking Him for? A free ticket for believing that He is? We seek to follow, meaning perform the acts of His example.
11:7 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Noah didn't “just believe”. He performed the acts of God's commands. An ark cannot be “believed” into existence.
11:8 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
11:9 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles (tents) with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
Hebrews 11:11 Through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful (G4103 trustworthy) who had promised.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Hebrews 11:17 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten (most beloved) son,
Hebrews 11:21 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
11:22 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
11:23 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
11:24 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Hebrews 11:28 Through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
11:29 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
11:30 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
11:31 By faith (allegiance, moral conviction) the harlot (inn keeper) Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Hebrews 11:33 Who through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
All these great patriarchs did not accomplish these great victories by “just believing”. They were in allegiance with the plan of Yahweh. Following His commandments. When the others had trials of cruel mockings, imprisonment, and slain, it was because they were in allegiance with Yahweh. They were being the example by doing the plan. Many verses tell us that when we walk in His example, we will be persecuted. Here's a few:
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us:
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (persuasion, allegiance, moral conviction); who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith (allegiance, moral conviction) follow, considering the end of their conversation.
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) worketh (performs) patience.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of our Prince Jesus Christ, of glory, with respect of persons (favoritism).
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?
Isn't this beautiful? The poor of this world, who do not get lost in materialism and the accepted society, which is NOT in allegiance. They are rich in allegiance because they concern themselves with the things that pertain to the Kingdom. But the rich and wealthy in the world, that are not in allegiance, they have their reward now.
James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith (assurance, allegiance, moral conviction), and have not works (acts, deeds to show for)? can faith (assurance allegiance, moral conviction) save him?
James is saying what is assurance, or allegiance, if you don't have acts to show for?
15-16 read: If a brother or sister becomes naked and lacking daily food, and one from among you should say to them: “Go in peace, be warm and fed”, but you would not give to them the provisions for the body, what is the benefit?
James 2:17 Even so faith (moral conviction), if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James is saying, “Even so “belief”, if it does not have acts or deeds, is nothing.”
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
You can't show someone your allegiance without your acts of allegiance.
But you can show your allegiance by your acts of allegiance.
James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith (allegiance, moral conviction) without works is dead?
Can't argue with James. Insert the word “believe” and he is saying the same thing. We must seek His face, and with sincerity strive to walk in His example by following what the scriptures say, and not a trained misled preacher. “Just believing” gets us nowhere.
You must realize that Christianity has enemies, enemies who have infiltrated our whole way of life, just like they have in every empire that existed. We build through allegiance. We get boastful and lazy. We tolerate more darkness, the enemy usurps our offices, the empire crumbles. This same enemy pulls the strings in the seminary schools “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”.
Why are there more churches than ever, and more problems than ever. These preachers preach tolerance to very things the scriptures warn us to NOT tolerate! We have a duty, an allegiance to uphold our heritage, and it's not this Babylonian society in which we live in and accept. Read the writing on the wall people. Fags in church! Really!! Mixed couples in the congregation. Why if Yahweh said “NO!” do you listen to a man say “YES”!?!? Why do you bring pork into your temple? You know our forefathers did not sacrifice pigs! Why do you pay your dues on Sundays and maybe Wednesdays to eat more of that propaganda Zionist garbage? Cuz it's all you've known. No wonder people can never explain anything factual about the scriptures, our heritage, covenants, ancestors, or any meat of the word. Only “all you have to do is accept Him into your heart”, “just believe”. I guess in a delusional mind, eternity is just given to people who agree with what is repeated by a man, and then they magically choose to have something they know nothing about, for doing nothing. Wake up all you deceived!!!
Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Prince ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Prince Christ.
Believing is not serving.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Boy have they.
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Prince that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
There is NO difference between a preacher that with good intentions, learned damnable heresies, and taught them, and a preacher who flat out preaches damnable heresies.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
People it is scary, and safe to say that 99% of today's modern churches are exactly what these disciples are warning us about. Ignorant and innocent preachers repeating doctrines of men, over and over, since the early infiltration of the devil's children into our country in the 1800's. Slowly taking over our religion, and in 1913 with the Fed Reserve Bank, our money, and now our government.
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
James 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith (allegiance) made perfect?
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith (belief) only.
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith (allegiance, moral conviction) without works is dead also.
James 5:15 And the prayer of faith (allegiance, moral conviction) shall save the sick, and the Prince shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
1Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith (allegiance, moral conviction) unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction), being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
If you are in allegiance when the trial of fire comes, you will come through it. If you are not in allegiance you will be burned up.
1Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith (allegiance, moral conviction), even the salvation (preservation) of your souls.
1Peter 1:21 Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) and hope (expectation) might be in God.
1Peter 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith (allegiance, moral conviction), knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
2Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith (allegiance, moral conviction) with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour (preserver) Jesus Christ:
2Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith (allegiance, moral conviction) virtue (excellence); and to virtue (excellence) knowledge;
1John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (allegiance, moral conviction).
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith (allegiance, moral conviction), praying in the Holy Spirit,
Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith (allegiance, assurance), even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity (love), and service, and faith (allegiance, moral conviction), and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Twice Christ says “works”, and “and the last (works) to be more than the first.
Do you still believe your preacher is preaching the truth? “Just believe”.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith (allegiance, moral conviction) of the saints.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
The faith of Jesus Yahshua the Anointed.
What is the faith of Jesus?
You used to say “believing in Him”.
I pray Yahweh allowed your eyes to be opened. If so then you must now understand that:
Faith is a noun, meaning allegiance to.
By having allegiance, you are walking in the example of Christ our brother.
Not free of sin, because we are mortal, but striving to avoid sin with a sincere heart.
Following His ways, laws, acts, thoughts, lessons, and example.
Standing for His ways and example by not tolerating the darkness among us.
Learning His ways, according to the scriptures, and unlearn the nothingness you've learned by well meaning but false preachers who have learned the doctrines of men that twist scripture to fit their idea.
Observing the Sabbath days, and the Feasts (which are memorials of our race).
Fasting once a year. Taking communion. Less time watching TV.
Studying (in other ways than you are accustomed)
Using older texts, original Greek and Hebrew, concordances, dictionaries, trustworthy references.
Praying, over every meal, giving thanks constantly throughout the day. Morning, noon and night.
Eliminating things in your home that would be offensive to Jesus if He were to stop by.
Know your God's name! It's not God, Lord, Apollo, Zeus, Jehovah, or any other abomination.
Know who you are:
The children of Israel are God's seed. This is the Anglo-Saxon races of Europe and America/Canada
America-My people in a plentiful land. British- Brit=covenant, ish=man, people.
The Edomites, Canaanites, certain scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees are the children of the devil. Descendants of Cain and of Esau.
These are today's Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Weinsteins, Warburgs, Bloombergs, etc. Who run the world.
Ben Bernanke- chair of US Fed Reserve
Rahm Emanuel- White House chief of staff
Dominique Stauss-Kahn- Head of IMF
David Axelrod- senior White House Adviser
Ehud Barak- defense minister
Gabi Ashkenazi- Chief of General staff
Ashkenazi is the direct name of the branch of Jews called Ashkenazim- they make up 95% of Jews.
None of their ancestors ever lived in Palestine.
They descend from a mix of 3 general races: Japhethites, Mongols (China), Hittites (Turks)
The Jewish Encyclopedia: "Khazars, a non-Semitic, Asiatic, Mongolian tribal nation who emigrated into Eastern Europe about the first century, who were converted as an entire nation to Judaism in the seventh century by the expanding Russian nation which absorbed the entire Khazar population, and who account for the presence in Eastern Europe of the great numbers of Yiddish-speaking Jews in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Galatia, Besserabia and Rumania."
The Jews admit that they are not the descendants of the Ancient Israelites in their writings. Under the heading of "A brief History of the Terms for Jew" in the 1980 Jewish Almanac is the following:
"Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew."
(1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3).
1943 Jewish Encyclopedia (pg 474)
The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees.
The Jewish Encyclopedia identifies themselves as Edom.
"Judaism: The religious system, doctrines, and rites of the Jews. Judaism is, specifically, the religion of a Jewish community and is to be distinguished from the religion of ancient Israel." – Standard Encyclopedia, Vol. 14, "Judaism."
I can keep going.
Jews in the Supreme court, publishers, film makers, congressman, senators, media, education, religion, food distribution, they are everywhere.
Over 12 Senators, over 26 Representatives, over 5 mayors of large cities. That's not counting little ones.
!! ! WARNING ! !!
This next bit is an absolute abomination but must be made known.
SUCKING BLOOD FROM CIRCUMCISION
The candidates for New York City mayor have offered their positions on an unexpected issue -- an ancient Jewish ritual in which blood is sucked from the recently circumcised penis of a baby boy.
The ritual, called metzitzah b'peh, is controversial because infants can contract herpes when the mohel, or circumciser, sucks the blood to "cleanse" the circumcision wound. Current New York City law says parents must sign a consent form acknowledging the dangers of metzitzah b'peh before it is performed, a measure passed by the Bloomberg administration.
Only the devil's children would practice this.
We are once again surrounded by the enemy, just like the scriptures tell.
The whole world will be deceived. And it is, save the elect few.
The Jew has successfully trained us to forget who we are, and to insert them in our place. That's why we ignorantly support that viper den called Israel.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel (the 12 tribes, us), until the fulness of the Nations be come in.
The mystery is who the True Israelites are. And they are NOT the Jews! We are True Israel.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Judah and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
The incorrect translation reads Jews. Another stumbling block for us.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
So in this study, looking at every word having to do with faith, it was shown that nowhere is your salvation (preservation), dependent on “just believing”.
You should automatically think of the word allegiance every time you see the word faith.
You should understand that when someone says, “just believe”, they are ignorant (not stupid, but uneducated) about the scriptures. They are coming from a free loader point of view. Arrogant, mislead, and mistaken.
I pray that this study has opened your eyes to what the scriptures say.
I pray that you may now start to discern from the gospel of your church or preacher, to the gospel of Christ and the Kingdom of Yahweh.
Now the question is: If my church is preaching the doctrines/methods of man and not the scriptures, what do I do? Stop going to church?
The answer is YES!
How long have you been going to church? All your life?
Then you should be well educated in the scriptures.
You should know who the people of the OT are, the covenants, the tribes, the enemies.
Who the literal children of darkness are. Who the seed of Abraham is. It's not the Jews.
Prophecies, prophecies fulfilled. Who Christ came from, and for. It wasn't for everyone.
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
These are the descendants of the 12 tribes of Jacob.
Do you know God's name, Jesus real name?
Do you keep any of the feast days?
So many things we are to be doing and following, but we are lost in today' society.
If you can realize that you have been fooled, that is a great start. Then and only then can you start on the path to truthfulness. Seek truth.
It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -Mark Twain