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Men who believed and had faith in a Higher Power they could not see

In the ancient past there were men who did know where to go. They could have followed their own path, but they choose to follow the directions given to them by a much higher Power than any human being.

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Today there are many people who believe their patriarch Abraham got there where he had to be by the Power of the One Who directed him and Who he was prepared to follow. By his act of faith Abraham received a blessing which may come over to his progeny. The Jews believe they are the rightful descendants of the patriarch Abraham. Muslims also take Abraham as their most important patriarch and ‘father’. In him they all see a man of faith,like there have been many people of faith who went before us and showed us what we too should belief and do.

In the ancient books we come to see that faith led Abel to offer God a better sacrifice than Cain’s sacrifice. Scripture also tells us about Enoch who was taken by God because He had found in him a man of faith and because He was pleased with him. We also should see that no one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

It was also faith that led Noah to listen when God warned him about the things in the future that he could not see. This man came to build an ark in a place were there was no big water and found people laughing at him. No matter how they ridiculed him he obeyed God and built a ship to save his family. Through faith Noah condemned the world and received God’s approval that comes through faith. (Hebrews 11:7)

Can you imagine someone would tell you in your old age that you can still get children or would ask you to some place you do not know?  Again in the Old Testament we come to know about a man with faith which led him to obey when God called him to go to a place that he would receive as an inheritance. Abraham left his own country without knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8) It led him to live as a foreigner in the country that the Elohim Hashem Jehovah had promised him. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who received the same promise from God the Most High Abraham trusted God and was waiting for the city that God had designed and built, the city with permanent foundations. (Hebrews 11:9)

All those pepole showed they had strong belief in that Unseen Power. they were convinced that they could fully trust that Voice that reached them from the unknown. For them That Voice was much more important than any human voice. they were convinced there was a better substance for them when the would follow that Incredible Voice, than what man could offer them. They had the feeling that what would come over them or would given to them when they would follow that Voice was much more important than what the world could or would give them. They did not first demand evidence. They had not to see a thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment. The means by which an allegation could have been proven, such as oral testimony, documents, or physical objects, were not necessary for them. By faith they followed what was deep in their heart.

We can see that it was faith that enabled Abraham to become a father, even though he was old and Sarah had never been able to have children. Abraham trusted that God would keep his promise. We should remember that Abraham was as good as dead. Yet, from this man came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the grains of sand on the seashore. (Hebrews 11:11)

Looking at those men we should know that they didn’t receive the things that God had promised them, but they saw these things coming in the distant future and rejoiced. They acknowledged that they were living as strangers with no permanent home on earth.

We too today, should consider ourselves as tenants in this world; Sojourners, travelling in this time space.  We reside temporarily on this earth where mankind tries to make something of it, but has proven not to succeed in it. Therefore we should trust God and look forward to the coming times and the coming Kingdom of God.

Through faith Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets conquered kingdoms, did what God approved, and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, and escaped death. They found strength when they were weak. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies.(Hebrews 11:32-33)

All these people, mentioned above, were known for their faith, but none of them received what God had promised. God planned to give us something very special so that we would gain eternal life with them. It is in those promises which are made we should have faith.

As faith convinces us that God created the world through his word, we also believe that He guided His people all the time and that He does not abandon any one who is willing to belief in Him. We should put our hope and trust in the Unseen and put our hope on Him and on His son who paved the way to the entrance of the great Kingdom. Without faith we shall never be able to reach the right goal or to run and finish the race.

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Please do read the faith-chapter of the apostate Paul, his letter to the Hebrews: Hebrews 11

We're not called to success, we're called to faith. We please God when we step out in faith in Jesus.

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Preceding

How to Live Beyond the Ordinary

How to set your mind

9 Adar and bickering or loving followers of the Torah preparing for Pesach

Knowing The Truth and Loving The Truth

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Additional reading

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  2. Issue 116 of Faith alive
  3. Assimilation of the mind to the divine ideas, principles, and affections exhibited in the Scriptures
  4. Honest-hearted people are losing faith in humanity and humanity losing faith in God
  5. People Seeking for God 3 Laws and directions
  6. Fear of God reason to return to Holy Scriptures
  7. Hope by faith and free gift

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Departed Souls Await Judgment

Soon on Stepping Toes we shall have a look at the soul and come to see what the Bible tells us about the living and the dead.

In this writing “Departed Souls Await Judgment” Vicodar from Odarve’s Notebook in Africa makes it clear how man lets himself be carried away by human writing.
Nowhere in the Bible is told that God would have made four compartments for the departed souls. the living souls are just the beings in which God gave life breath.

It is totally unbliblical to believe that after death life continuous. There does not exist at all some “Spirit of the souls” a immaterial part of a man, that would travel to a temporary place where souls await the final judgement.

Those who found an end to the ‘breath of life‘ in their being, were dead people and like Abraham and Lazarus ended up in the sheol or grave, the sepulchre were no being has any feeling or can do anything.

Sheol, Hades or hell is the place where even Jesus landed up for three days and were all people who die shall come to reside to become dust.

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Please do find to read:

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  2. “Before” and “after” the Big Bang
  3. Absolute Basics to Reading the Bible
  4. The true light in recorded words
  5. Creator and Blogger God 2 Image and likeness
  6. Creator and Blogger God 3 Lesson and solution
  7. Genesis – Story of creation 3 Genesis 2:1-15 Story of Adam and Eve
  8. Genesis – Story of creation 6 Genesis 3:13-24 Enmity and curse
  9. What is life?
  10. Fear and protection
  11. Dying or not
  12. Is there an Immortal soul
  13. Preexistence in the Divine purpose and Trinity
  14. Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
  15. Building up the spirit of the soul
  16. Who Through Jesus Sleep
  17. Soul
  18. Souls and Religions with Nirvana and light
  19. All Souls’ Day
  20. I Can’t Believe That (1) … God would send anyone to hell
  21. Sheol, Sheool, Sjeool, Hades, Hell, Grave, Tomb, Sepulchre
  22. Sheol or the grave
  23. Darkness, light, burning fire, Truth and people in it
  24. Heaven and Hell
  25. Jesus three days in hell
  26. Hellfire
  27. Edward Wightman
  28. Fragments from the Book of Job #2: chapters 12-20
  29. Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26
  30. Fragments from the Book of Job #4: chapters 27-31
  31. Fragments from the Book of Job #5: chapters 32-37
  32. Knowing where to go
  33. Not trying to make the heathen live like Jews #1

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ODARVE'S NOTEBOOK IN THE PHILIPPINES

                                                 By Vic Odarve

After death life continuous! Spirit of the souls, the immaterial part of a man, travels to a temporary place where souls await the final judgment.

Compartment of the Sinners Compartment of the Sinners

But there was a man named Enoch, who walked with God heavenward so that he did not see death. (Heb 11:5). Being a righteous man, God gave him a privilege like a tourist. He toured this soul dwelling place with the angel Raphael as a guide. The place was already inhabited; the spirit of the soul of Abel was there.

As described by Enoch, the dwelling place of departed souls consisted of four hollow places; deep and wide and very smooth

Righteous Men Compartment Righteous Men Compartment

and dark to look at. Here are the divisions, as follows;

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