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In the book of acts chapter 2 we have an event that had never happened before occur. This alone should arrest our attention. No place in the Hebrew scriptures or in the gospels had this happened before. Jesus had talked to the apostles about some that was suppose to happen but this was in the book of Acts.
Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Look at verse 5 there is a contrast set up this is the way John did it but we are moving onto something new. There is a verse in Ephesians that needs to be considered at this point

Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and thro…

What's the difference?

There are 3 words that seem to cause no end of confusion in the word of God. They are trust, faith, and belief. Now when you translate from one language to another it can get confusing. If I say “to” do I really mean to, too, or two. It depends on the context and content of the sentence it is used in. Mark does that mean mark or does it mean Mark? It can be determined by the sentence. You can see why at times there may be confusion because of the words used.
In English sometimes it is determined by is this a noun or is this a verb or some other kind of word preposition, adjective or something else. So let’s see if we get any help there.
Let’s start with the word trust here is how Webster’s defines it
Here are its synonyms:

It is a noun. That means it is a thing not something where you take action. Okay so let’s see it from the word. This is just a few times from the word of God.
2Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation,my high towe…

Hebrews 1 and 2

Hebrews 1 & 2
I want to start off with a brief review of chapter 1. This time will be different because I am using the NIV instead of the REV as a reference not because the NIV is better I don’t know that there is a perfect version but the NIV for the most part is easy to read and tries to stay faithful to the text.
Hebrews 1
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. The Son Superior to Angels
The Word heir in verse 2 is the Greek wordkléronomos: an heirMany seem to be conf…