by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the proof of things not seen.
2 For by this, THE ELDERS (Prior To Messiah) obtained testimony.
4 By Faith, Abel offered to G-d a more excellent (personal and living) sacrifice than Cain . . . .
5 By Faith, Enoch was translated (removed or transported), so that he should not see physical death, and he was not found, because G-d translated (removed) him . . . .
7 By Faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, . . . . , and became Heir of the Righteousness which is according to Faith.
8 By Faith, Abraham, when he was "Called", "Obeyed" to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance . . . .
9 By Faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob (Israel) the Heirs with him of the Same Promise.
10 For he looked for The City which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is G-d (The Kingdom of G-d on Earth will be 'That City.').
11 By Faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.
13 These all Died (physically) in Faith, not (Yet) having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar (as a predestination). . . .
Genesis 8:20 Noah built an Altar to Yahweh, (by Faith)
Exodus 17:15 Moses built an Altar to Yahweh, (by Faith)
Genesis 22:9 & 16
(9) They came to the place which G-d had told him of. Abraham built the Altar there (by Faith), and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his Son, and laid him on the Altar, on the wood.(Abraham would have Sacrificed his Son, if Not stopped.)
(16) and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your Son, Your Only Begotten Son (a precursor of The Messiah),
21 Wasn't Abraham, our father, Justified by Works, in that he offered up Isaac his Son on the Altar?
22 You see that Faith worked with his works, and by works Faith was made Perfect (magnified by Righteousness);
23 and the scripture was fulfilled (magnified) which says, "Abraham believed G-d, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of G-d.
21 Someone who has My Commandments, (in his heart, mind or Spirit) and keeps them, That Person is one Who Loves Me. The One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him.
1 John 2:4
4 He who says, "I know him," and does Not Keep His Commandments (Vows of the Marriage Covenant), is a liar, and the truth is not in him.