Michael Colunga (14 Feb 2012)
"Happy Valentine's Day II, too."

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
It's nice to believe that Jesus was a nice guy...
 
"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 11:6
 
    "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
    "For by it the elders obtained a good report.
    "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."
Hebrews 11:1-3
 
    "Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith."
Habakkuk 2:4
 
    "And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
    "And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth.
    "And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
    "For whether is easier, to say, [Thy] sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
    "But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
    "And he arose, and departed to his house."
Matthew 9:2-7
 
    "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
    "And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
    "When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
    "For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
    "And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in [her] body that she was healed of that plague.
    "And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
    "And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
    "And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
    "But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
    "And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Mark 5:25-34
 
    "Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
    "For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
    "When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Luke 7:7-9
 
    "For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
    "Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
    "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
    "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
    "[Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered."
Romans 4:3-7
 
    "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    "And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
    "And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
    "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 5:1-5
 

Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi

[Blessed be the Name, “The LORD (YHWH) is my Shepherd.”],

Mike C.