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Pamphlet 2001 Hebrews kc 25-4

Do you believe God's promises?
Do you trust and have faith in Him to be true to His Word?

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
If you do His will, doing the work which is laid before us, entertaining them by teaching them in His Word as it is written, then there is nothing and no one to fear for He has promised to be with you until the end. Do you believe His promises? Do you trust and have faith in Him to be true to His Word?
Matthew 28:19-20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
You entertain them and fully immerse (baptize) whosoever will in His Word, whereby they become sealed in their minds with His truth.
[20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The duty of God's elect is the same now as it shall be in the Millennium, which is to "teach His people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean (Ezekiel 44:23)". And they do it with confidence and with boldness (frankness), with godly fear and reverence... not fearing what man might do unto them.
Hebrews 13:6
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
That is the type of assuredness that a man or woman possesses who has his or her faith founded upon the Rock, which is the faith of substance Paul described in chapter 11. They fear not those who can harm only the flesh for they love and revere their Father who has ALL power in both heaven and earth. Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him Which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Hebrews 13:7
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
The connection with the next verse shows us that Paul is not talking here about present day teachers who walk in the flesh at this time. He will address them later on in verse 17. What he is telling us here is to remember, to be mindful of, those men and women of faith who have led you and spoken unto you the pure Word of God. That would be Moses and David and all the prophets and the disciples too! You stick with the those men of faith and follow in their footsteps, considering the victory they all obtained in Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of their faith. Remember that Paul took the entire 11th chapter of this Book of Hebrews to remind us of many of them and show us the "end of their conversation (i.e. conduct)"! So "follow" their examples of faith, i.e. mimos which means to "mimic" or "imitate" them, and you will NEVER go wrong. That's right! We have their testimonies that they all trusted and believed in the promises of God, that He was faithful to His Word and you know what? He is just as faithful today as He was yesterday to them, and He will be just as faithful when tomorrow comes no matter what may befall us in these last days.
[8] Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
That same Rock that was with our forefathers in the wilderness is with us today! 1 Cor. 10:4 "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." And He is with you now and He will be with you 'till the end of this age if you do His will and keep His Word.

So be "Rock solid" and do not be shaken by men's words with their fancy talk and their fairy tale traditions of apples and snakes and Ishtar bunnies, etc. Study God's Word and don't be like a weed shaken in the wind and carried about with divers and strange doctrines, lest others see your unbelief and follow after you as you race down the wrong path.

[9] Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
Paul exhorts us about this same thing in the Book of Ephesians, i.e. to be steadfast in the Word and not run off to follow after some slick preacher with a new fancy new church building or some new doctrine like promising you prosperity if you "plant big seeds of faith", which he then cunningly twists to mean "write big checks"... to him of course!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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