In this document, baptize, salvation, faith, dead and death, I will give you several scriptures so that you can understand the meaning of these words. I will show you that Jesus and the disciples were first baptized with water by John the Baptist, later the disciples received baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Dead in this document, does not necessarily mean - no longer breathing.

You will need to read and fully understand this document, before you will be able to completely understand the Parable of the Tares of the Field

All text taken from the King James Bible

Matt.3:13-17 - Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him (John the Baptist). (14) But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? (15) And Jesus answering said unto him. Suffer [it to be] so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. (16) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he (John the Baptist) saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (17) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased

Luke 3:21-22 - Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, (22) And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, (Jesus), and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: - the Holy Ghost descending and lighting upon Jesus - the Son of God

Is.11:1-2 - And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem(stump) of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (2) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; - See - The Root or Stem of Jesse--A Righteous Branch/Holy One

Before Jesus was crucified, Jesus both taught and showed his chosen disciples. After Jesus was crucified and had risen from the dead, he appeared again unto his disciples (eleven disciples, Judas hung himself) and talked with them and gave them commandments through the Holy Ghost, and said that while John the Baptist had truly baptized them with water they were not to leave Jerusalem until they had received the promise of the Father which was, to be baptized with the Holy Ghost, and they would receive power after the Holy Ghost came upon them.

Acts 1:2-5 - Until the day in which he (Jesus) was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: (3) To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: (4) And being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me. (5) For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

While the disciples, or apostles, were waiting for the promise of the Father - the Holy Ghost, they appointed two names to fill the position of Judas, the twelveth apostle. Acts 1:23-26. Judas was the one who betrayed Jesus which resulted in Jesus being crucified - Judas later hung himself when he realized what he had done, Matt.26:47-49 and Matt.27:3-5.

Acts 2:1-4 - And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place (2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing might wind, and it filled al the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

they were all filled with the Holy Ghost - see Acts 1:5 above

As Paul was travelling about the country teaching the word of God, he came across a group of disciples (about twelve - Acts 19:7) and he asked them if they had receive the Holy Ghost since they began believing and teaching, and these disciples had not yet heard of the Holy Ghost. Then Paul asked them who had baptized them and they said John (the Baptist) to which Paul told them that John had baptized them "with the baptism of repentence," and told them "that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is , on Christ Jesus." - Acts 19:1-4

the baptism of repentence - see Acts 1:5 above

Acts 19:5-6 - When they (the group of disciples Paul came across on his travels) heard [this] they were baptized in the name of the LORD Jesus. (6) And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues and prophesied.

in the name of the LORD Jesus -

Gal.3:27 - For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

spake with tongues -

The next few verses are to show you that the disciples were given the ability to speak with tongues as well as a few other abilities they were given.

Mark 16:14-18 - Afterwards he (Jesus appeared unto the eleven (Judas had not been replaced until Acts 1:26), as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. (15) And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel (good news) to every creature. (16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thin, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I Cor.12:10 - To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [diver] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

In this next verse, when the people heard the disciples speaking in different tongues, they thought the disciples had too much to drink.

Acts 2:12-14 - And they were all amazed; and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? (13) Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. (14) But Peter, stand up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all [ye] that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.

The next few verse are on salvation as well as being baptized

I Cor.15:1-2 - Moreover, brethren, I (Paul) declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; (2) By which also ye are saved, if ye keep (hold fast) in memory what I (Paul) preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

by which also ye are saved - the power of God

Rom.1:16-17 - For I (Paul) am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Paul baptized very few people - see I Cor. 1:13-16.

I Cor.1:17-18 - For Christ sent me (Paul) not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words (speech), lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. (18) For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

II Cor.2:15-16 - For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (16) To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?

sweet savour - an agreeable savour - an offering - I will put the references for this at or near the bottom.

Acts 2:38 - (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

therein is the righteousness of God revealed -

Rom.3:21-23 - But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets. (22) Even the righteousness of God [which] is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all the upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

all have sinned -

Gal.3:22 - But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Now I will bring in scriptures which include being baptized into Christ's death, and salvation, or being saved.

Rom.6:1-4 - What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were (are) baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4) Therefore we are buried with him (Jesus) by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

So some people consider baptism to be a newness of life in Christ Jesus, while other consider baptism to be the death of their sins. - see II Cor.2:16 and Acts 2:38 above.

Col.3:3 - For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

and your life is hid with Christ in God -

II Cor.5:7 - (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

(dead) to sin -

Gal.2:19-21 - For I (Paul) through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (20) I (Paul) am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (21) I (Paul) do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Rom.6:5-10 - For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection: (6) Knowing this, that our old man (our old life) is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that hence forth we should not serve sin. (7) For he that [is] dead is freed (or justified) from sin. (8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: (9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. (10) For in that he (Jesus) died, he died unto sin once: but in that he (Jesus) liveth, he liveth unto God.

if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: -

John 14:14:19-21 - Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I (Jesus) live, ye shall live also. (20) At that day ye shall know that I (Jesus) am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. (21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I (Jesus) will love him; and will manifest myself in him.

In the above verses, Jesus is speaking with his disciples and telling them that when he is gone (crucified) they will see him no more, but they will see him (after the resurrection), and because Jesus lives, we likewise shall live when Christ returns to judge us, if we have kept his commandments and followed Jesus, by doing his work and teaching others.

In the following verses, Paul is speaking again.

II Cor.5:1-3 - For we know that if our earthly house (our body) of [this] tabernacle were dissolved (die), we have a building of God, an house not made with hands (spiritual body) eternal in the heavens. (2) For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: (3) If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

II Tim.2:11 - [It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him] (Christ), we shall also live with [him] (Christ): (12) If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him] (Christ): if we deny [him], he will also deny us: (13) If we believe not, [yet] he (Christ) abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. (14) Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about [words] to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers.

if we be dead with [him] (Christ), we shall also live with him: - See - Rom.6:8 & 10 above

Rev.1:5 - And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that love us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Let me go back now to Rom.6:9 and explain the phrase -

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; -

Rev.1:18 - I (Jesus) [am] he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell (Hades or the grave) and of death.

So we know to be dead is to be baptized, and we know that John the Baptist, baptized Jesus, and he received the Holy Ghost, Matt.3:13-17 and Luke 3:21-22; we know, that to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost - Acts 2:38. We also know that Jesus was crucified and died for our sins and rose again, (was resurrected) - on the third day, and that Jesus is the first begotten of the dead, Rev. 1:5

So therefore Jesus was the one that liveth, and was dead, and now he is alive forever more, and he holds the keys of hell and death. - See Rev.1:18 above

I Cor.15:25-26 - For he (Jesus) must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (26) The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death

Ps.68:20 - He [that is] our God [is] the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord [belong] the issues from death.

the last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death -

Heb.2:14-15 - Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Jesus) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; (15) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Bondage is another word for slavery, a servant, to confine, captivity, imprisonment. - See - Parable of the Tares of the Field. For the meaning of "death," - see Second Death, in:- Judgment, The First Resurrection and The Second Death


These are important scriptures on dead and death -

I Cor.15:51-58 - Behold, I (Paul) shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (55) O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, (Gr. Hades, or hell), where [is] thy victory? (56) The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (57) But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (58) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Let me see if I can make some of the phrases in the above passages more clear.

we shall not all sleep -

I Thes.4:15 - For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (precede) them which are asleep.

but we shall all be changed -

Phil.3:20-21 - For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: (21) who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

the trumpet shall sound -

Matt.24:31 - And he (Jesus) shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, (or, with a trumpet and a great voice), and they (the angels) shall gather together his elect from the four winds, and from one end of the heaven to the other. - See Matt.13:24

I Thes.4:16 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: - See - Matt.24:30 below

Matt.24:30 - And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (Jesus) in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Rev.1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

These passages are on the final trumpet - the 7th trumpet - and all will go through the tribulation.

In the following few scriptures will help explain I Thes.4:16 (above) a little further. That the archangel is Michael, and Michael, is Jesus our Lord, and the archangel will stand up and fight the devil, Satan or the dragon - just to mention a few of the names of the "enemy."

Jude :9 - Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Rev.12:7-9 - And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. (9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Dan.12:1-2 - And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (2) And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Please remember this - that Michael is an archangel, who may be called a mighty angel sometimes.

this mortal [must put on immortality - out body (or our temple, tabernacle) desires to be with our Lord.

II Cor.5:4 - For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life - See - Temple(s) of God

is swallowed up in victory - also see - Judgment, The First Resurrection and The Second Death

Rev.20:14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

the strength of sin is the law - the strength of the wrong doer - is the law

Rom.4:15 - Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is [there is] no transgression.

In other words - if there were no laws or rules, you would not be doing anything wrong.

Rom.7:24-25 - O wretched man that I (Paul) am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (or, this body of death) (25) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


I John 3:4 - Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgresson of the law.

the victory -

I John 5:4-6 - For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. (5) Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (6) This is he that came by water and blood, [even] Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth (7) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (8) And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

by water and blood -

John 19:34 - But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his (Jesus's) side, and forthwith came there out blood and water - See - I John 5:6 & 8

The above verse is referring to Jesus who has been crucified on the cross, and has already given up the ghost. When he soldiers had come to brake his legs, they discovered he had already died, so they pierced is side and blood and water came out.

it is the Spirit that beareth witness, -

John 15:26 - But when the Comforter is come, whom I (Jesus) will send unto you from the Father [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: - See I John 5:6

your labour is not in vain in the Lord-

Rev.22:12 - And, behold, I (Jesus) come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

The scriptures of I Cor.15:51-58 is not a so-called, pre-tribulation rapture, as many have come to believe or have been taught, but we will all go through the tribulation as the Parable of the Tares of the Field clearly shows.

Note:- The word "rapture" is not found in the King James Bible.


These scriptures are on salvation, faith and dead.

I Peter 1:2-9 - Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. (3) Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (us), (5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith until salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need by, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: (7) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (8) Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (9) Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.

sanctification of the spirit -

II Thes.2:13 - But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: - See - John 17:17 above again

the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead -

I Thes.4:14 - For if we believe that jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

And Jesus is the first born/first begotten from the dead.

Col.1:18 - And he (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

Rev.1:5 - And from Jesus Christ [who is] the faithful witness, and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Jesus is the beginning and the ending, the first and the last, Alpha and Omega as can be documented in both the Old and New Testaments.

Rev.1:8 - I (Jesus) am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Is.48:12 - Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.

Is.44:6 - Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.

Rev.22:13 - I (Jesus) am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.


These are scriptures on "death."


I John 3:4 & 8 - Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (8) He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. - See - Baptize, Salvation, Faith, Dead and Death; Judgment, The First Resurrection and The Second Death

John 3:16-19 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18) He that believeth on him (Jesus) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (19) And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Jesus - the Son of God - is love. The devil, (Satan, evil one, the enemy) - is the very opposite - he wants to destroy.

I John 3:13-15 - Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. (14) We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death. (15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murder hath eternal life abiding in him.

his brother - is referring to all persons, male and female - God is referring to everybody.

hateth his brother is a murderer: - I John 3:15

I John 4:20 - If a man (person) say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

murderer- I John 3:15

Gal.5:19-21 - Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these;] .... (21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I (Paul) have told [you] in past times, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Rev.8:21 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. - See Furnace of Fire / Lake of Fire; also, Judgment, The First Resurrection and The Second Death


This is the meaning for "sweet savour" as mentioned earlier in the document.

sweet savour - an agreeable savour - an offering - to God

The first time the words "sweet savour" is mentioned in the Bible is when Noah had built the ark and had taken all the animals into the ark along with his wife, their son's and their wives. Gen.8:15-19. Then -

Gen.8:20-21 - And Noah builded an alter unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the alter. (21) And the LORD smelled a sweet (an agreeable) savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for through) the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

curse the ground -

Gen.3:17 - And unto Adam he (God) said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;

the imagination of man's heart -

And God saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination (every desire) of the thought of his heart (seat of mind, intellect, purpose) [was] only evil continually. (6) And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart (seat of mind) (7) And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, (since they were made for man), and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repentedth me that I have made them. (8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

In Gen.8:11-22 - Because God found that all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth and the whole earth was filled with violence, God told Noah that he was going to destroy all flesh on the earth because of the violence. Then he instructed Noah to build an ark and take two of every living thing of all flesh, (one male and one female,) into the ark and keep them alive. Noah was also instructed to take all the food that they would need to eat for eight people, for the period of time they would be on the ark, (which was over a year). {Noah, The Ark and the Flood - will be typed soon}

So here we have God who was not happy with how he saw man conducting himself on earth and he was going to destroy every living creature on the earth, man, beast, creeping thing and the fowls of the air, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and instructed Noah to build an ark for himself, his wife, their three sons and their wives - a total of eight people, as well as to take two of every living flesh into the ark and all the food they would need to eat to last them for over a year.

After Noah had build the ark and had everything on board, he then built an alter unto the Lord and took of every clean beast and fowl and offered a burn offering unto the Lord and the Lord smelled this sweet (agreeable) savour, and it pleased him. The Lord said in his heart (or, the seat of his mind), that he would never again curse the ground for man's sake, neither would he again smite every thing living as he had done in the past.

Let us now look at: -

I Peter 3:17-22 - For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. (18) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (19) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; (20) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is eight souls were saved by water. (21) The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (22) Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

quickened by the Spirit: -

Rom.8:11 - But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

in prison -

Is.42:7 - To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Is.61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord God [is] upon me, (Isaiah); because the LORD hath annointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; - See - Parable of the Tares of the Field.

wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water -

II Peter 2:5 - And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

like figure where unto [even] baptism doth also save us now -

Eph.5:26 - That he (Jesus) might santify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

with the washing of water -

John 3:5 - Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man (person) be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

by the word -

John 15:3 - Now ye are clean through the word which I (Jesus) have spoken unto you.

John 17:17 - Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Jesus offered or sacrificed his life on the cross for our sins, while this is not a burnt offering, he nevertheless, offered his life to God so that we could be free.

After I had looked up all the above scriptures to document that Jesus came and offered or sacrificed his life on the cross for ours sins, I later found the verse below which stated it all in one sentence, but I was not going to erase all of the above scripture, I left it for you to study. I realize that "sweetsmelling" is all one word, in the verse below, but it is still the same message.

Eph.5:2 - And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

walk in love -

John 13:34 - A new commandment I (Jesus) give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have love you, that ye also love one another - See - The Great Commandment(s)

I John 3:11 - For this is the message (or, commandment) that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

for a sweetmelling savour - same as "sweet savour," please refer back to Gen.8:20-21 above also

II Cor.2:15-16 - For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (16) To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?

I have done my best to try to explain the words - baptize, salvation, faith, dead and death, however, if you are still having difficult understanding the meaning of these words, may I suggest that you read and study I & II Corinthians and all of Romans and may be that will help you. All of these words can be found throughout the New Testament, therefore it is important that you understand the meaning of these words in order to unravel the mystery. - (See I Cor.15:51 above again)

Rom. 16:25 - Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my (Paul) gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

I Cor. 2:7 - But we (disciples/apostles) speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom] which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

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I have a question for you to figure out, in -

Matt.8:21-22 - ...another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. (22) But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Why do you suppose Jesus said - let the dead bury their dead?

What does this mean? The answer is in this document.

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Parable of the Tares of the Field
Temples of God--Churches
Parable of the Good Shepherd
Judgment, The First Resurrection and The Second Death
Furnace of Fire / Lake of Fire
Born Again or (From Above)
Heir and Joint-Heir With Christ
The Lord My God Shall Come--When
Tithing and Charity


The Lord's Words,
Verses and Parables Explained

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Created: Sunday, April 09, 2000
Last updated: Sunday, May 04, 2003

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