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The disciples were asking for increased faith but they wanted what we all want . . . a magic wand to give it to them. Faith is absolute, it is a standard. You either have faith or doubt. The second part of the parable is directly connected to the first. What did Jesus say? He said say to the tree, not pray to the father, speak to the tree and IT will obey ...


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ISAIAH 55 1-3 Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. ...


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No. You are preaching salvation by works when you say a person "accepts Christ" to become saved. This is why you dont understand what is meant by "buying." Christs sacrifice did not buy anything in your kind of gospel ( Co-Redemption ) because you must do something of enough value to invoke God to save. No invoking results in no salvation. Christ died for ...


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They are only available by grace, which is why Jesus asked us to purchase it from Him. The fact that it is free grace does not mean it does not require cooperation from us. If we take the parable of the man who sold all to purchase a field where he believed the treasure was, likewise we should do similarly spiritually - to forsaken our attachment to the ...


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These things are only symbolic of heavenly riches. A man may think that he is “rich, and has become wealthy, and has need of nothing,” but these earthly riches will do him no good when he stands before God. God knows that he is in fact "wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked." If he does not "seek first the kingdom of God" and his treasure is ...


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Very simply put, the kingdom of God is the kingdom of faith which is both present and coming. This can be understood as the church which is the kingdom of faith. Mustard seed is used only five times in the Bible. Mat_13:31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed ...


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The parables of the mustard seed and of yeast are short but enigmatic. It seems that parables so mysterious must have a deep underlying meaning, and so they have been the subject of much speculation over the centuries. The earliest New Testament reference to the parable of the mustard seed is found in Mark, at verses 4:30-32, as one of a series of parables ...



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