I might have rendered a plainer translation to this, but it is sufficiently plain to suit my purpose as it stands. "By faith in this Atonement, or plan of redemption, Abel offered to God a sacrifice that was accepted, which was the firstlings of the flock. The Faith of Moses Hebrews 11:23–29 . Do you "accept deliverance" by denying the Christ? 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God … Ponder that. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the apromises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were bstrangers and pilgrims on the earth. But Abel offered an acceptable sacrifice by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God himself testifying of his gifts. ; and those men to whom these keys have been given, will have to be there; and they without us cannot be made perfect." The Holiness Of The Every Day. And to such an extent had this prevailed among the ancient Jews, that Stephen gravely asks the question, 'Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? 11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. GR assurance, basis, foundation. “By faith we understand that the … Israel was safe. (, "...faith is not only the principle of action, but of power also, in all intelligent beings, whether in heaven or on earth. As a prisoner, your captors demand that you deny the Christ in order to gain freedom. 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 9 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and m an earthly place of holiness. It is sufficient to know, in this case, that the earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other-and behold what is that subject? Hebrews 11:6(NASB) Verse Thoughts. . (, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed, things which are seen were not made of things which do appear, By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, without faith it is impossible to please him, he that cometh to God must believe that he is, believe that he is...a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. And in their terror they indicted Moses: "No hope on earth for their liberation! Can you hold out? . 1. 11:10.) . . He exerted every faculty of body and mind to carry him toward that state of existence which is man's proper calling and eternal destiny." The term "better resurrection" is interesting. How could his son, Isaac, be the father of an uncountable posterity if in his youth his mortal life was to be terminated? By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. No one can make that choice for you. He may not at this moment have known just how, but he trusted. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were aframed by the bword of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. The Mindset Of A Dreamer. Some mortals dismiss this real, spiritual evidence because 'the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him ... because they are spiritually discerned.' What's you vote? (Kent P. Jackson, comp. 16 But now they desire a better acountry, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. He has the right to change the scripture by the spirit of prophecy. We will be held accountable for their blood unless we do so." 1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Those who feel that prayer might denote a physical weakness, remember that a man never stands taller than when he is upon his knees." ("Becoming a Disciple,", "I love the statement in the Bible where Enoch of old, that prophet who was translated into heaven with his people, obtained the assurance while yet here in mortality that he had pleased the Lord. Joseph Smith was a prophet. "[Malachi] had his eye fixed on the restoration of the priesthood, the glories to be revealed in the last days, and in an especial manner this most glorious of all subjects belonging to the everlasting gospel, namely, the baptism for the dead. "By this we understand that the principle of power which existed in the bosom of God, by which the worlds were framed, was faith; and that it is by reason of this principle of power existing in the Deity, that all created things exist; so that all things in heaven, on earth, or under the earth, exist by reason of faith as it existed in HIM. 11:17 refers to Isaac as Abraham's "only begotten son" even though Abraham had already fathered Ishmael.)" His young 'child of promise' must now be offered upon the sacrificial altar. The father and the son, carrying the fire and the wood, mounted to the plate of sacrifice... "Father Abraham and Mother Sarah knew-knew the promise would be fulfilled. EXPERIENCED THE UNBELIEVABLE Genesis 22:10-14 ***** Hebrews 11:27-30. (, Imagine yourself being tortured to the point of death. We cannot be saved without our progenitors. His undaunted faith carried him with breaking heart toward Mount Moriah with this young son who little suspected the agonies through which his father must have been passing. Saddled asses took the party and supplies. Deserts and wilderness and the sea-the uncrossable sea! And if the principle of power, it must be so in man as well as in the Deity? 14:26.)" . Acts 7:52. (. In the first ages of the world they tried to establish the same thing; and there were Eliases raised up who tried to restore these very glories, but did not obtain them; but they prophesied of a day when this glory would be revealed. The Call Of God. ("Increase in Faith,", "As I have studied the gospel, and not only through my study but in my observation in the years of experience I have had in this Church, I haven't found any commandment from the Lord without a promised blessing far greater in value than the thing that the Lord asks of us. 11:40Heb. Surely Hebrews 11 is using pistis in this manner, illustrating that faith led many people in the Old Testament to trust the Lord and come unto him. The Benefits Of Faith. 22 By faith aJoseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 8 By faith aAbraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an binheritance, cobeyed; and he went out, not dknowing whither he went. 4 By faith aAbel offered unto God a more excellent bsacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. The Earthly Holy Place. The following scriptural examples are given: Melchizedek, Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego, "Remember that Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and others could not see clearly the end from the beginning. Hebrews chapter 11 dives deeply into the writer's application of all the information given so far. For it is necessary that the seals are in our hands to seal our children and our dead for the dispensation of the fulness of times, a dispensation to meet the promises made by Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world for the salvation of man." It confirms the pattern of an omniscient and living God who is a revealer to the faithful (see Amos 3:7). 2:2; Acts 7:20, 22). His preaching fell on deaf ears. 3:25; Alma 37:37 (36–37). 'Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. Indomitable faith can help us live the commandments with a willing heart and thereby bring blessings unnumbered, with peace, perfection, and exaltation in the kingdom of God." 9 By faith he asojourned in the bland of cpromise, as in a strange country, dwelling in dtabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a acity which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Faith had been rewarded, and Moses was vindicated. It must be the shedding of the blood of the Only Begotten to atone for man, for this was the plan of redemption, and without the shedding of blood was no remission. "Choosing to believe is an important step in increasing our faith in the Savior. (Bruce C. Hafen and Marie K. Hafen, "Reared and taught amid all the wealth, splendor, and influence of Pharaoh's court; having at his command the prestige and power of the royal household; knowing he was assured of a life of ease and affluence-yet Moses, because of faith in Christ, chose to suffer with slaves and bondsmen of his own race rather than to accept the honors, wealth, and power of the greatest nation then on earth." Determined to disengage from the absurd and vicious world around him, he is ever moving on, 'looking for a city made without hands, whose builder and maker is God.' (Andrew Skinner, "The Book of Abraham: A Most Remarkable Book,", "We know a nine-year-old-boy who told his seven-year-old brother, 'It's okay to steal things until you're eight years old. Hebrews 11:1 faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. If any of us has been slow to hearken to the counsel to pray always, there is no finer hour to begin than now. But what about when God is silent and still? 3. "The mighty warriors pressed on. Faith-the kind of faith that moves one to get on his knees and plead with the Lord and then get on his feet and go to work-is an asset beyond compare, even in the acquisition of secular knowledge. Do you struggle with “walking by faith” at times? Joseph Smith used no scripture more often in explaining work for the dead, for it indicates the unity of the family of God in all ages and suggests salvation through interdependence, just as the turning of the children to their fathers does at the end of Malachi. To achieve that required more than philosophical abstractions or convenient arrangements; he would have to go about it God's way...Abraham spent his whole life trying to escape from [his world]; he was determined to find something better. They knew he would, even though he might need to die. One can come to that point where one knows that he or she pleases God." 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. He knew God would provide the escape. (Inspired Version, Gen. "Some have sincere faith in the existence of a God but not necessarily in a revealing and omniscient God." 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. How foolish to build an ark on dry ground with the sun shining and life moving forward as usual! (B)2 This is what the ancients were commended for. This was true not just in our dispensation but in earlier times as well. 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