who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- `A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being. The purpose of prayer is not to speak things into existence but to conform our will to God’s (see Luke 22:42). Romans 4:17. 2 Corinthians 4:18 - While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal. Cross References Romans 4:17 (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed - God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. Right Thinking, Right Words, Blessed Life – Daily Devotional (Day 10). That is what the Scriptures mean when they say that God made Abraham the father of many nations. I've heard many people say this is Biblical. I've heard many pastors and tv preachers quote this as though it is written. Nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called. The worlds were framed by the Word of God (Hebrews 11:3). the holy writings say, `I have made you the father of many nations.' 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. The whole thing, then, is a matter of faith on man’s part and generosity on God’s. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Romans 4:17 Context. as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. #anguilla....Happy Saturday folks! As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. " Speak those things that are not as though they were " .... .... basically, Atlanta looks NOTHING like this but at least I can picture us there. 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. And this promise is from God himself, who makes the dead live again and speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past. The which. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. The truth that God “calls into being things that were not” is expressed various ways in various translations: God “calleth those things which be not as though they were” (KJV), “calls into existence the things that do not exist” (ESV), “calls into being that which does not exist” (NASB), and “summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do” (NET). “(as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;” (NKJV). And do not become idolaters as were some of them. John 8 New King James Version (NKJV) Jesus the Light of the World. ! Romans 4:17 (KJV) – (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.. Matthew 12:34-36 - O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He speaks, and something is made out of nothing. as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 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