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." The worlds were made from absolutely nothing! God simply spoke creation into existence!
Evolution is only a theory. I highly disagree with science on their theory of things evolving and man evolving from monkeys. On any contradiction we must believe the irrefutable Word of God.
Genesis 1:11 states, "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." I also state that it will always be so. You can plant an orchard with pears, apples, plumbs and all manner of fruits, and every tree will yield fruit after it's kind. A pear tree will never bear apples. Even though a pear tree and an apple tree stands side by side, when you plant their seed, the tree that comes up will be after its kind. These plants were made even before God made the Sun, so you do not need sunlight to grow plants. You only need God!
The fourth day or period of time God created the sun, moon and stars. Before that time the earth floated somewhere in space without anything to control it's actions except God. It even brought forth plants before there was a sun! What a mighty God we serve! He controlled the earth while it was floating in space; however, we, as mankind, have a hard time trusting him to control us. Our lives would be a lot better and certainly more beneficial to His Kingdom and others if we would ask God to run us by his remote control system and then allow him to do so.
Genesis 1:20, tells that during the fifth day of creation God created fish and certain fowls from the sea. God brought them forth, after their kind. This is probably where science gets the erroneous idea that all creation came from the sea.
Genesis 1:24-25 states that cattle, creeping things and beast, God commanded to be brought forth from the earth. He also stipulated that they be, after his kind. To prove that this is still God's law let us look at the stubborn mule. A mule is a cross between a horse and a burro. The mule cannot reproduce!! Why? Because it is God's law to produce after their kind! The horse can only procreate horses and a burrow can only procreate burrows. Any attempt man makes to alter this rule fails. A forced cross between a horse and a burrow can produce both male and female mules; however, neither can produce an offspring. They are both sterile.
Acts 1:8 Jesus said, "But, ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you:"
Luke 24:49 Jesus said, "tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." The word endued means so much more that endowed. The word endowed simply means to give. Endued means to provide with a quality or power, to make alive with, to furnish or supply. Example is, the jungle answered as if endued with life, by waving its boughs.
St. John 20:22 Jesus appeared to his disciples, "And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them Receive ye the Holy Ghost."
When we receive the Holy Ghost we are endued, (made alive with), power. Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost." THIS IS THE SAME CREATIVE BREATH OF GOD THAT SPOKE THE WORLD INTO EXISTENCE.
It dwells in us through the power of the Holy Ghost! The very creative breath of God!
Mark 16:18 "they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover."
This commission was not for the ministers only. This promise and being endued with power, is for EVERYONE THAT BELIEVES!
This is getting back to the Early Church where THEY, (everyone), went from house to house. How much more effective would our churches be if every member, that has the Holy Ghost, would pray for the sick wherever they were at. Pray for your friends, your neighbors, and your family members. When you visit the sick, ask if they would like to have prayer, before you leave. Ask the question, "Do you believe that the God that created this body can heal it?" If they say, "yes," then lay YOUR hand on them and pray for their healing. God will do the rest.
WHEN GOD SPEAKS, IT WILL COME TO PASS! God made the earth from nothing, then, hung it on nothing and yet it still hangs there in space where God placed it. All of this was from nothing. In our bodies, regardless of the problem, at least he has something to start with. NO PROBLEM IS TOO HARD FOR GOD!
I really don't know what further to say except, I need your prayers and the prayers of our friends and church family. I am not ready to make funeral arrangements, yet. They promise that will be done when the time comes. I have received hundreds and hundreds of cards and many, many gifts and phone calls since then. I feel so loved.
God said, " It is for a purpose." So to God be all of the Honor and Glory now and forever. Amen!
(Jerry and Jo Gilbert, 6750 FM 368 N, Iowa Park, 76367 firstname.lastname@example.org - phone 940-5925752)