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Supporting Jesus

Sadly many see faith as belief?

The Scripture shows three pictures of faith:-

De 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna (man) "faith", which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. (KJV)

The first picture of "faith" still falls today as a miracle in Africa. In Hebrew the word "manna" is written as "man".

Ex 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 (amanuh) "faith" until the going down of the sun. (KJV)

This second picture of "faith" shows Aaron and Hur, holding up Moses' hands. No translation shows this "faith" word in this first use of "faith".

Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure (aman) "faith" place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house. (KJV)

This third picture comes from Isaiah and is also not translated correctly even though it has the "faith" concept in it.

These three Hebrew words mean "faith", because they are related to each other.

  • 'man' meaning 'faith'.
  • 'amanuh' meaning 'faith'.
  • 'aman' meaning 'faith'.

    Looking at all three pictures, what is an English word that fits all three themes?

    De 8:3 And Jesus fed thee with support, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

    Ex 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 supported until the going down of the sun.

    Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a supportive place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

    Manna is special food from heaven. Jesus has words in the Bible that has power which support us. Food also supports our body cells.

    Holding up a person's hands is supporting them. When you hold Jesus' hand you are supporting Him and He is supporting you.

    A nail hold you firmly in place. The nail supports you.

    The correct picture for faith is support.

    Let's look at some contexts using faith:-

    (Context 1) Mt 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

    10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great support, no, not in Israel.

    In this context, is the general talking about his solider having faith in him, whatever that term means, or is his soldiers supporting the general by obeying what he says? The meaning of this word is about "support".

    (Context 2)Mt 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little support? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

    27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

    Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

    In this context, the men deal with mother nature in their own "human powers", they do not ask for "Jesus' powers" .

    (Context 3)Mt 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

  • 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, (will you) support that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
  • 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your support be it unto you.

    Isa 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped

    In this context, the two blind men have known of a Holy Writing promise (Isa 35:5) about the Messiah opening the eyes of the blind, and are willing to support Jesus, who asks them for their support of His power which will soon flow through them.

    (Context 4)Ga 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by supporting Jesus Christ, even we have supported Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the support of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

  • Ga 3:2 2 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by support of Jesus Christ might be given to them that support (Him).
  • 23 But before Support came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the Support which should afterwards be revealed.
  • 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by support.
  • 25 But after that Support is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

    In this context, Paul is speaking of two ways we can support GOD,

  • (1) one way is to do good works according to the teachings of the Bible, using our own human powers.

  • (2) Another way, is to allow "Jesus powers" into our soul.

    We must support Jesus to be saved, who came down from heaven to earth as a human in order to Support us. This is what Paul is talking about. We are saved only by supporting Jesus, who also supports us, and thus we must have a relationship with Him, and by supporting Him, His powers flow through us daily.

    Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt Believe (Greek: pisteuo) in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (KJV)

    This is a poor English translation because it suggests "pisteuo" is a belief in something, not something you really do. Hebrew says otherwise. So what is the Sola Scriptoria definition of faith?

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