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  • Giannis
    1 Cor 7:27,

    "Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife."

    1 Cor 7:35,

    "And this(about staying unmarried) I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction."

    Well, when I was young and unmarried and I firstly read those verses, I used to think that people like Paul who devote themselves to the Lord completely tend sometimes to go to extremes. After spending 22 years as a married man and going through all those hardships and trials (and fights!!!) that married couples go through when they spend their lives together and also when facing all those troubles in raising a kid (I have one, just think of those who have many), then I conclude that Paul might have been right.

    Have a blessed day or night.
  • Giannis - in Reply
    Hello GiGi

    To be honest I have never heard such a thing before. I am really surprised.
  • Giannis
    1 Cor 7:10-11,

    "10And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart ( the grk say "separate") from her husband: 11But and if she depart , let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife."

    Firstly lets pay attention to that " I command, yet not I, but the Lord", clearly a Lord's command.

    What does the above verse say? It says that if a woman(or man) separates the other then she SHOULD stay unmarried (or go back). So I am really surprised that some christians are always trying to go around such a clear statement. It couldn't be any clearer than that.

    1 Cor 7:12-15,

    "12But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away


    13And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

    15But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace."

    Points of attention:

    1. It is Paul's suggestion, not Lord's. Yes but in verse 40 he says "yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful"

    1. Paul's suggestion is that the believer should not separate the other if the other is willing to stay together. If the other wants to separate, let them separate. Those verses in no case allow a believer to separate a non believer. But once the non believer wants to separate let them separate. So can the believer remmary? Here the verses 10-11 are valid. No, they cannot, the verse says " let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband".

    2. Now lets go to that "A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases" in verse 15. The grk says precisely : "ou dedoulotai o adelphos en tois toioutois" which means "the brother is not enslaved inside (or in) these". The latter has many interpretations which I will not go through now.
  • GiGi - in Reply
    oops, meant Giannis, not Jesse.

    Thanks for addressing this with Oseas
  • GiGi - in Reply
    Hello Jesse,

    I have read of some who believed this, Marcion was one of those in the early years of the church. And today, there are those who believe that Yahwaeh is an evil "god" of the Jews. I do not recall the particular teacher/leader of this doctrine nor a particular sect.

    But it is a grave evil to call the "I Am Who I Am" of Exodus who also called Himself the Almighty God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ( Ex. 3) the devil. So, thank you for questioning Oseas on this. I hope he explains more of this to us because it is a blasphemous teaching.
  • Giannis - in Reply
    Hi Oseas

    You wrote that YAHWEH is the name of devil? You cited John 8:44-45. But in those verses there is no reference in such a name. Actually there is no mention of that name in the new Testament but only in the Old Testament.

    In 2 Thes 2:3-4, Paul writes about the antichrist who will sit in the temple of God in Jerusalem and will ask people to worship him as a God. But he is not God and his name is not known now.

    Brother, where have got those beliefs from? Claiming that YAHWEH refers to devil is something really extraordinary, never heard anybody say that before. You are completely wrong. Do you attend a church or you study on your own? You need somebody to lead you inside the Word of God properly. I suggest that you join a congregation.

    Yeshua or Jesus means "God is salvation" in Hebrew.
  • Bennymkje
    Ge.2:25 Conclusion

    "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."

    Nakedness refers to the world of the flesh and blood. "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men." This flesh when dies is sown in dishonor. For those who die in the Lord it is raised in glory.(Re.14:13). For those who die to the world and sin at baptism by water, the same glory marks for those who are committed, we have this confidence, "we shall not be found naked."(2 Co.5:1-3)So the world of the body is distinct from the natural body where we are heirs of promise 'earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:'. We walk by faith and not by sight and also groan but the grace of God keeps our hearts established. It is the mid-air where our heavenly place is being hid in Christ. It was thus Adam was place in the Garden that God had planted. He had to dress his world also keep it.(2:15) Whether he did this part is what we are coming to in the next chapter.

    The Bible narrative begins from v.4,-and the generations from Adam to Jesus to draw an analogy from music, are strong chord progressions leading to the home key which is the day. So when God tells Adam "for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.((2:17) it is to the day He references "in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens."(2:4). This holy family is set in mid-air which must be kept in mind. (Re.21:3)
  • Kosh74 - in Reply
    Thank you ! For your prayers.
  • GiGi - in Reply
    Dear Texsis, Always good to hear from you.

    Thanks for this update. I pray that your move to Utah will be very helpful to you in the long run. But for the immediate time, I wll pray for your needs for housing, food, transportation, and generosity of others towards you.

    Dear Heavenly Father, Texsis is in need of Your provision for all of her daily needs. Thank you for bringing her employment. Please provide housing for Texsis along with food and other daily necessities in the weeks before she receives her first paycheck. Please place her on the path to stabilizing her life in Utah. Bless her daily with all she needs. We ask these things of You, Father, in the name of Jesus, our wonderful Savior. Amen.
  • GiGi - in Reply
    Dear Kosh, I am glad to have this opportunity to pray for you today.

    Dear Heavenly Father, We love You and praise You for this day You have gifted us with to live for You alone. We come to You in the name of Jesus, who is to be praised and worshipped with You. We ask that You help Kosh gain weight through a healthy diet that You provide for him. We ask that You stabilize His weight at a healthy level and stop the gaining and losing that he is experiencing.

    Father, help all of us who are struggling with weight issues. Bring us all to a healthy weight level and keep us there. Help us to discipline our habits of eating as we ought so that we will become more healthy. Thank you for the food You provide us each day. help us to be satisfied with simple foods that do not add mostly empty calories because our bodies need good nutrition in the amounts that help us be healthy. Thank you for your abundance to us. Please provide food for those who lack it, cause those who have to be generous to those who have not, and make the ground fruitful in producing food for the world. Send your rain to areas of great drought, restoring the ability for the food to be grown reliably. We depend on You for all good things and are grateful. We know that You will help Kosh in this struggle because You have promised to give good things to those who ask of You. As your children, we ask these things of You, Father, Amen.
  • GiGi - in Reply
    Dear Gwen,

    I am happy to pray for you today.

    Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You today in the name of Jesus asking for help for Gwen. Please strengthen her in faith and keep this faith strong and grounded in You and Your Word. Bring to Gwen spiritual growth that brings and increase of faith and true knowledge of You as we consider Jesus, Your Son, who is the express image of You and the One who came from You to reveal Who You are. Help Gwen as she studies Your words in Scriptures. May Your holy words enlighten her and make her glad. Keep Gwen on the path of truth and righteousness, not allowing her to turn to the right or left, but to walk straight ahead in the way Your holy Spirit leads her. We ask that the Holy Spirit fill her more and more each day so that she can walk according to the Spirit instead of the flesh, every day you give her in this life. Father, we know how great Your love is for us and we thank You for choosing us in love to become Your children and partakers of eternal life in Jesus. You are so great and wonderful! We praise You, we worship You, we give You glory, today and always. Amen.
  • GiGi - in Reply

    So glad your Mom was able to be treated properly. may her recovery go so very well.
  • Oseas - in Reply

    You said that my posts "seem to approach literally while you have another approach to the Bible", actually my posts/messages reflect a spiritual interpretation of the Holy Scriptures, in fact the Holy Spirit is my Preceptor, Tutor as you said, but it seems you do not discern what is spiritual, it's due to lack of the gift of discernment, thus you know only and only what is literal, like the killers of souls, the letter kills, only the Spirit gives life. The believers know that the Word is Spirit, the Word is GOD, self-executing.

    Having read the circumlocution of your replyes, or mere verbiage, I would say opinions is good for nothing, what matters and prevails is the Word of GOD, the Word is GOD, self-executing, understand? John1:1. Your thinking is from a human perspective, a stumblingblock, not from GOD's perspective. Your interpretations of the Word of GOD differ not of the interpreter of Genesis 3:1. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth, the one who comes from above is above all- John 3:31.

    Revelation 20:2-3 explains:

    The dragon will be laid hold, and bound/chained, and cast into the bottomless pit, he will be threw into the Abyss (in this current millennium), and he will be shut up, a seal will be set on/over him in this current millennium, seventh and last millennium, that he should deceive the nations no more.

    Be careful, or then get ready
  • Scrosby - in Reply
    You are in my prayers dear friend. God will certainly provide. Thank you for sharing
  • Scrosby
    Thank you Heavenly Father for healing my dear Mom yesterday. Even though the visit to the ER was awful and long, however my mom got the treatment she needed. Lord Jesus keep us all safe from harm as we go about this day Lord. I thank you for once again another wake up call this morning, Halleluiah!!!!! God continue to keep my family, work family, and other close friends near the cross, we need you Lord and please forgive us for our sins that we all do daily and fall short of your Glory father God. I just want to say thank you so much. I love you in your son Jesus name your servant pray, Amen.
  • Jordyn - in Reply

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man (YOURSELF; your carnal mind, where SATAN plays) DECEIVE YOU, For that day (LIGHT shined into darkness) will not COME, except there come a FALLING AWAY (from the lies and deceptions of your carnal mind in ALL MEN) and that man of SIN (the DECEIVED mind) be REVEALED, the son of perdition.

    2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who (that man of sin, that man of unbelief) OPPOSESTH (truth and light) and exalts HIMSELF (his carnal mind) above all that is called GOD; of that is worshipped, so that HE sitteth in the TEMPLE OF GOD (the Lord God Almighty and the LAMB are the TEMPLE, not Jerusalem), showing HIMSELF (by the wisdom of himself) that HE ( and all his supposed free will) is GOD.

    God Bless YOU as our Father shines LIGHT into DARKNESS.
  • Frankie J
    Hi Friends

    As I was reading the words of God, this morning, Luke 13:24-28

    Does this not speak to all who believe that there is no overcoming of sin in this present life

    " they believe they ate & drink in His presence, & believed that " He taught in our streets".

    Yet, the Lord plainly states; Luke 13:27

    This reminds me of Matt 7:21,22

    This reveals the utter deceitfulness of sin, that Satan has no lack of power to deceive 2Thess 2:9,10

    He even has such power to call fire down from heaven. Rev 13:11-16 this is describing false Christianity, listen to what the Scriptures reveal, Rev 13:11 had an image like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon. Teaching that one can be a Christian & know God & continue in sin for life, despite the testimony of Christ, John 8:24, 1John 3:6

    Then we have Hebrews 10:26-29; the whole context of these Scriptures here is " sinning is past tense, over, done away with."

    They pray, but they regard; Psalms 66:18; in light of the above Scriptures, who do you thing is answering their prayers?

    Again, all power in all deceitfulness of unrighteousness, ,,,sin ! 2Timothy 3:5 Rev 18:4

    Luke 11:33-36 the whole body be full of Light, "Christ" having no dark part, no darkness at all" Revealing "Consummation of Sanctification of the Spirit, obedience unto righteousness unto holiness, partaker's of the Divine Nature.

    It also reveals, If one continue in sin for life, then it obvious that there's darkness within & Matt 6:23

    Folks, I speak as one concern, I found that in life motions one can be caught up in doing this or that, the swiftness in which life is pasting by, & the world continually drawing us to it concerns, one doesn't stop & truly consider what Holy Spirit plainly states in the Scriptures or why they have not experience it,

    Churches are teaching contrary to Scriptures, all are singing a lullaby; cause everybody else is doing it, some more some less, status quo, so it must be true? NOT ! 1Thessalonians 4:7

    1Cor 15:34

    in Love & Truth.
  • David Allen
    Please remember me and my family in your prayers today
  • Bennymkje
    Ge.2:24 "They shall be one flesh"

    One flesh refers to the glory of the Word. It is in this sense we have this verse," All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men"(1 Co.15:39). The rib which as fashioned by or tailor-made by God for Adam is the doctrine of Christ. Jesus explained what he means by it."My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."( John 7:16-19)

    From the manner Adam responded to declaim," This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh" he knew well the glory of the word made both bone and flesh a perfect fit. "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace."(He.13:9). As a double for the Son his life henceforth was to do his will, which as we shall soon come to the simple question he had to answer, "Obey the commandment of God or not? Where did the strange doctrine come from? The serpent was merely a decoy. In the world of the flesh he was an entity and the strange doctrine was supplied to him by Satan

    It is thus we need ask ourselves: are we fully living under grace or are we carried about by diverse and strange doctrines?
  • Bennymkje
    Ge.2:23-25 "One'

    "And they shall be one flesh."

    Here we have the answer to the mystery of the earth. It abides forever because it signifies the Son in whom all things hold together 'and by him all things consist.'. So the unseen God is made visible in his Son, and who was before all things.(Col.1:16-17) God separated the waters below in order to make the visible and the unseen in him as one. "by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."(Col.1:20) The abstract in ch.1 consequently laid out for us a principle which Jesus Christ signifies. Ministry of Reconciliation is the key to the Fellowship of God with Man.

    This solves also the mystery of generations since they are pendant upon the day,"In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens." Let us recall the preacher, "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.(Ec.1:4)

    "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." (v.23)

    In the light of the explanation we need examine the role of Adam as the double for the Son and the Church derived from his death and resurrection sanctifies every member and St Paul records the service of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus(1 Co.16:17)and accordingly the Spirit has included their names as well. (1 Co.12:25-27)

    "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

    We shall discuss only the first part. Jesus explained who were worthy ("He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me."-Matt.10:37-NKJV) Adam as the head allowed nothing else with regards to his body; The book of the Proverbs refers the 'strange' woman as rottenness to his bones (Pr.12:4) we can understand from the case of King Solomon (1 Ki.11:1-3).

    25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
  • Gwen
    Please pray for me, that I find strength and fulfillment in my faith, that I am given the fortitude to not waver in my faith. Thank you. God bless all of you.
  • Kosh74

    Please pray for my health. I've been gaining and losing weight up and down. Please pray for me to gain the correct weight and for God to strengthen my body..

    Thank you.
  • Irine021987 - in Reply
    Praying for you today and your request.

    In Jesus name.

  • Jesse - in Reply

    Thank you for both posts that you have addressed to me. I just want you to know that when I said that you might change your mind later, I did not mean that you would change your mind about scripture, or your beliefs. What I meant was that you may later change your mind about me being an inspiration to you!

    I was just adding a little humor to my reply to you. Sometimes humor is a good thing!

    I also would like to say, and hopefully others might agree, that you are an inspiration to many who come here. God bless!!!
  • Texsis
    Pray all's well for everyone. Thanks aslo for keeping me grounded w/all the love on here. I really do appreciate it. Have phone till midnight the 28th but can go to a library to check this & email.

    Im in dire need of deep prayer for a roof over my head cuz Im bk in Utah my son kicked me out after taking the money I had saved to get car legal.! Great news tho, I have both my jobs backs yet wont get 1st check for 2-3 weeks. Plus, winters coming & though our winters are lite, A roof would be great.! Please, a daily prayer for that.! Can get meals at soup kitchen or daughters till then. Thanks to everyone that prayers.! God bless & be w/any & everyone in need..'Texsis'
  • Oseas - in Reply
    You said "'Lord of the hosts" means "the Almighty God", and He is the most powerful being in the universe'"; Yes, but the person you refer to be Him is not the true GOD, the Word, Father of the Lord JESUS Christ, and the name of Him you cited -"YAHWEH" - is wrong; In fact, it is the name of the father of the Jews- John 8:44-45-, Paul Apostle spoke about him: 2Thes.2:3-4:

    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God(Jerusalem), shewing himself that he is God. Actually, YAHWEH is one of the several names of the father of the Jews, the Devil. I can listed them all.

    The Word made flesh-JESUS-, said: I and my Father are One. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY- Revelation 1:8. In fact, my Lord JESUS is the LORD of the lords. And He said: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth- Matthew 28:18.

    The "I Am" is Yeshua - JESUS - not YAHWEH, this is one of the names(or nicknames)of Devil.
  • Giannis
    Have a blessed day or night.
  • Giannis
    1 Cor 6:7-9,

    "Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind...,"

    The unrighteous people, no matter believers or not, will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
  • Giannis
    1 Cor 5:11,

    "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."

    A brother from within the church doing all that? Well brethren not all of us will go to heaven at the end. If we want to be called brothers, since we are brothers, we have to be holy to be accepted by God.
  • Giannis
    1 Cor 5:6, "...Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?"

    A little sin will bring inside a bigger one, and it keeps going on and on.

    - It is "small".

    - Well it isn't

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