TCH MINI-STUDY 50
 
THE WORLDS WERE FRAMED BY THE WORD OF GOD
 
The unknown author of the book of Hebrews wrote, 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. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh, By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:3-6).
 
In verse 3 of our subject verses, the word faith is translated from the Greek word pistis, which means assurance, belief, conviction of religious truth, or fidelity. The word understand is translated from the Greek word noieo, which means to exercise the mind, to comprehend, consider, perceive, or think.
 
The word worlds is translated from the Greek word aion, which means age, beginning of, course, eternal, or world began, but is also considered to refer to the beginning of creation as we know it.
 
The word framed is translated from the Green word atartizo, which means to complete thoroughly, fit, frame, mend, make perfect, join together, prepare, or restore. The word word is translated from the Greek word rhema, which means utterance, a matter or topic, especially of narration, command or dispute. Rhema is derived from the Greek word rheo which means pouring forth, utter, speak, or command. In short, Rhema is a reference to the magnificant, supernatural, and powerful speaking, movement, and operation of the Holy Spirit.
 
In verse 3 we are instructed that the word of God framed the worlds. When they see the word word, many reading this verse automatically assume that the word refers to the bible, or scriptures. They, in error, believe that the bible, or scriptures, framed the worlds, that is, created and perfected creation as we know it. This idea is unreasonable. When the author wrote that through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, he is saying that through our conviction of religious truth we perceive and comprehend that the beginning of creation as we know it was thoroughly fit, joined together, and made perfect by the supernatural, explosive power, movement, and operation of the Rhema, or Holy Spirit, not the bible.
 
For more about the Rhema [Holy Spirit], see TCH Study Faith Cometh By Hearing, and TCH Mini-Study 2, Faith Cometh By Hearing, And Hearing By the Word Of God.
 
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THE CHRISTIAN  HERALD
                    A Judeo-Christian Bible Study
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
 
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).
 
"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain"
(James 5:7).
 
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD”
(Psalms 27:14).
IN GOD IS MY SALVATION
AND MY GLORY
 
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah”
(Psalms 62:5-8).
FEAR NOT; I WILL HELP THEE
 
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not;
I will help thee
(Isaiah 41:10-13).
HOW MUCH MORE SHALL THE
BLOOD OF CHRIST
 
"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator [Greek,mesites, a go between, an internunciator, a reconciler, intercessor] of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator”
(Hebrews 9:13-16).
WOE UNTO HIM THAT STRIVETH
WITH HIS MAKER
 
"Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded"
(Isaiah 45:9-12).
 
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified [found by God not guilty, innocent] by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved
by his life
(Romans 5:8-10).
 
COMMUNICATING WITH THE DEAD IS FORBIDDEN:

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his
son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth
divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a
witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a
wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things
are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of
these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive
them out from before thee”
(Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek
after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD
your God”
(Leviticus 19:31).

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits,
and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set
my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among
his people”
(Leviticus 20:6).
 
"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which
ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly;
and by good words
and fair speeches deceive the hearts
of the simple"
(Romans 16:17-18).
 
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him"
(2 Corinthians 5:20-21).