Bible Discussion PAGE 127

  • A Jewish Wedding vs Being Caught Up to Jesus on Matthew 26
    These are actual 7 steps of a Jewish wedding.

    1. First, the Jewish groom barters with the father of the bride. They get together and they go back-and-forth, and barter as to what the deal is going to be.

    2. Once they reach an agreement, the future bride is brought in. And if she approves of it, all three of them drink out of the covenant cup, which means from that time forward they are betrothed.

    3. The groom goes back to his father's house to build their living quarters. It is built right off of the family home. And once the wedding takes place, and they are now married, they will go back to his family's home, and there will be living quarters that will be for them.

    4. The father of the groom decides when the living quarters are done, and when he can go get his bride. What does that tell us? We don't know the time or the hour. It has to be a minimum of one year because it is a time of purity for her. The groom can go get his bride when his father decides it's time.

    5. When the marriage announcement is made, catch this: the people who have already been invited to the wedding feast, they take their positions along the parade route, because the groom is going to get his bride. And there are people stationed in position all the way along the route. They join the parade as it passes by. It is called a parade.

    6. When the groom reaches the bride's house, he stands at a distance and blows the shofar, the trumpet, for the bride to come out and meet him. And the wedding takes place at that time. Do you see anything in there about prophecy? The groom comes to get his bride, and he stands a ways off and blows the trumpet, and she comes out to meet him.

    7. The parade goes back to the groom's house and the wedding feast begins. All of the guests in the parade gather in the Fellowship Hall, and the door is shut. This is not an open public thing.

    Compare this to prophecy in Matthew Chapter 25
  • Prayer for today on Matthew 26
    Please help me to rest in your happiness,

    To allow a smile to linger on my lips,

    To dwell within a wonderful memory,

    To walk back through sunlit places.

    Please help me to awake with hope,

    To engage with life in all its variety,

    To take in the beauty of others joys,

    To touch the souls of those I meet with thankfulness.

    Please help me to sing with faith,

    To carry the truth close in my heart always,

    To rejoice at new life and

    To have peace as I age.

    To taste the kindness of friendship,

    To feel the warmth of embrace.

    Please help me not to miss

    A single drop of heaven,

    To catch each moment

    And drink in the great joy of life.

    Please bring peace to this comment room today and always.

    We ask and receive.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Psalms 33
    Marilyn, you are correct, thy kingdom come, is "today" Christ in you.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Mark 3
    To ALEX

    Your comments are a compilation of vain religious doctrines and commandments (Matthew 15:9; Isaiah 29:13; Colossians 2:18; 1 Timothy 1:6,7; Titus 1:14) that are not able to provide salvation to mankind.

    Regardless of the thin air in Nova Scotia as described by Fred Scanlan, please do know that our website and Ministry in Christ moves very well with the Holy Spirit and was visited last year by people from over 160 countries. There are 193 countries in the world, while the Vatican and Palestine are observer States. Also, we much prefer to breath the cleaner air in Nova Scotia rather than the air out West.

    Please remember: You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1).

    You are currently travelling on a 'wide' road and be reminded that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:13,14). The emphasis is on the word 'few'.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7). Don't let your self-righteousness stand in the way of your salvation (Romans 10:3,4).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    It is God's will for us to be thankful because He knows that it is good for us to have an attitude of thankfulness towards Him. When we have a thankful attitude and an attitude of appreciation for Him and what He does for us, it does not leave much room for ingratitude in our lives.In reading Psalms 8:3-6, we can see ourselves in perspective to God's creation:When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man, that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet. God has given us-humanity-dominion over the things that He has created. And beyond that, out of all humanity, we have been given a tremendous responsibility to develop righteous character and have the potential of living eternally in His Kingdom. This thought alone should help us to be thankful each day.
  • Temple of God - in Reply on Psalms 33
    Reply No. 3


    To continue my previous comment:

    After the guards inside this place ushered me out, my father came out as well, looking worried. The guards and my father walked back with me until we reached that same border between two realms I had crossed earlier. Then it was time for me to cross back over, and say goodbye to my father (who was going to go back to the special guarded place with the guards). We said goodbye, and he asked me very sincerely to look after the family. Then I crossed back over, and I woke up.

    What's also interesting about this dream is that for the short time I was both outside and inside of this special guarded place, I saw quite a lot of detail.

    Firstly, when I reached this special place, I saw that it was surrounded by a 'living gate', made up of translucent-looking 'posts' that looked like they each were actually individual souls, pressed tightly together side by side, to form a massive circular gate around this area. Each soul of this gate had a human-looking shape, but without the finer details such as eyes, nose, hair, etc. And the moment I reached this place, I became aware that each of these posts is alive, that's how I realised that they're souls - in this environment, this was something that you just KNEW! And I imagine that's how my presence inside the place was detected so fast - these souls (angels?) must have sent the alert!

    And entering this place was easy - I just walked through the gate like it was thin air, as my father had too.

    Once I was inside this place, what I managed to see was that when my father walked in, he walked straight towards a specific area inside, and I could tell he knew this place well, he knew exactly where he was going. And the place was was busy and bustling with ordinary-looking people all going about their business, it was comparable to what you'd see in a high street. The guards who ushered me out were ordinary-looking people too.

    Continue in Reply No. 4
  • David Ballengee on Mark 3
    Tell me why the King James Bible consists of the included books only. In other words, why are there different versions? Roman Catholic, Protestant, Greek...?
  • Jackie mark 8 - in Reply on Mark 8
    Alex what Bible verse says the Nation of Israel The Jews is the church i am confused I thought they were separate ???
  • Andy G van den Berg on 2 Thessalonians 2:3

    Because you are separated from God and spiritually blinded you are not able to understand most of the content on our website (1 Corinthians 2:14; John 8:43-45).

    You are correct, mankind is lost. The Word of God teaches us so in Revelation 12:9 and the Word is God. are you going to argue with God over things you are not able to understand? The content of our website just explains how and by whom you have been deceived and what you must do to be reunited with the true and living God and how you are able to come to know the true Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Revelation 12:9).

    Since you know not what manner of spirit you are of (Luke 9:55), our message remains the same: Ye must repent and invite you to study what it means. If you are able to understand what it means to 'Repent' you will also be able to understand the Word of God and the content of our website. Right now it is all just a storybook, while in truth it is 'spiritually' discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Mark 8
    excellent! keep reading!
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Romans 12:7
    The air in Nova Scotia must be thin enough to keep just enough oxygen flowing to ones brain ! Aye!. This web site moves quite well with the help of the holy spirit ! Thank you for your concern. Any direction the reader needs here can be explained through his own revelation and without those who wish only to babel! I have been on this site for some time and except that we may have differences in understanding, but there is a line one crosses when you proclaim we are all lost! If you have nothing more than this ,please take up your bed and leave.
  • Joe - in Reply on John 19
    Carlos - very well said. I definitely share your belief.
  • Peggy Smith on Luke 11:13
    Is speaking in tongues the evidence a person has been filled with the Holy Spirit or are we filled after we repent and are faith in Christ(apart from speaking in tongues?)
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Romans 4
    Good point! Perhaps we should let the individual decide , unless like you say, the parents make the decision for them. It should not be automatic. While we are living in a world of equal rights, I wonder if the Lord would mind if I made a reasonable gesture (explanation) that they (the woman) may not feel slighted as it were too our equality before God? Being married, and understanding the complexity of the opposite party unlike the priest that guide us today.
  • Deborah Fields - in Reply on Psalms 23:3
    No. the bible teach us not to forget symbol together in church which get us strength. A daily prays and reading the bible keep our mind stay on God. The church is the heart of man and that what take you to Heaven.
  • Spike4187 on 2 Samuel 1
    Years ago I was visiting an old friend from my school days. She and I became friends in 4th grade. She had become a Lesbian. I spoke with her about my concern for her soul and I discussed with her what the Lord tells us through his word. Her response was verse 26. "I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. " Being a soldier at the time and serving with a group of men in which we had done many dangerous things together as our Country called us to do, I understand what David was saying here. There is a bond that develops between people who serve in a theater of danger. As we read in the Bible, David was in a theater of danger and Jonathon was his friend, it was a brotherly love that the homosexuals have hijacked and distorted to justify their behavior. The love David talked about is a love that passes the love of women because its not a sexual love, its a love that is forged in the fire of danger, a non judgmental, non superficial, non physical love. The love of a true friend will not fail you, will last forever, will not desert you and will not condemn you, even when you are wrong. That is what David had with Jonathan.
  • Wenmar - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 14:26
    Otis, I prayed the Lord will reveal Himself to you and renew your mind so that you know Him in a personal way and have no more doubt!
  • DALE E STAHLBERG on Psalms 23:3
    In taking the bible trivia and only getting between 60% correct most of the time shows I lack in my understanding of the bible.

    I am a bit worried that I am not fully understanding of God will and following.

    Should I be?
  • Sj - in Reply on Genesis 4
    This is God's word.It gives faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

    Faith is a substance hope for the evidence of things not seen.

    11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Romans 12:7

    Reviewing all your vain 'Rhetoric' (Matthew 15:9), it is obvious that your mind has been corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 1:3; 4:1; Hebr. 13:9; 2 Peter 3:17; Jude 4).

    Please study who the 'Holy Ghost' is and what it means to sin against the 'Holy Ghost' (Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10).

    Matthew 9:12. They (the believers) that be whole need not a physician (Christ), but they that are sick (sinners). Trust us; the large majority of people on this website are 'not well'.

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Alex on Mark 8
    Comments by Alex about Mark 8 v 22 Jesus have to pray for the blindman a 2 nd time And Jesus is God why wd he have to pray for the blindman a 2 nd time.lemme tell ya why. Jesus had to take the blindman by his hand and lead him outta of the city,Thus the blindman is symbolic of the Church.God had to take the church in the wilderness by the hand lead her outta of Egypt. She was blind spritually. The early Church cd not see clearly under the 1st anointing even Paul says we see like thru a glass darkly Early Church doctrine cd not enable the Church to see clearly. Early Church doctrine was the 1st anointing, We see in part etc, Nobody can see clearly under early Church doctrine thats y we have 1000s of churches on every corner its simply b/c we cannot see clearly under the 1st anointing, There has to be a 2 nd anointing, Which is the 2 nd coming when he will pour out his spirit on all flesh and we will all march together and not break rank as Joel said When that book is opened Then the kingdom will come. When that which is perfect is come that which is done in parts will be done away with. Thats y they sang a new song when the book was opened the book is the new Covenant ( that 2 nd Anointing ) we will all see clearly in that day.We will all bring forth fruit unto God we will no more be as trees walking ( fruitless trees ) But now there are not even 2 ppl under 1 roof that can agree on 1 scripture, We need that 2 nd anointing to see clearly, which is the 2 nd coming when he will pour out his spirit on all flesh, Then we will all see clearly no more churches on every corner but Christ is gonna be born in our hearts abide in me and i in you,Thats y he always called himself the son of man, mankind is gona bring forth fruit unto God which is a baby Christ the SON OF MAN the H.G. the Children of PROMISE, OUR NEW BIRTH. She brought forth a manchild that IS GONNA RULE ALL NATIONS, Thats the results of the new covenant, the seed of the SOWER TH WORDS OF GOD THE 2N ANOINTING.
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 1
    Melissa, I agree with your understanding of Romans 1 in as far as the apostle was condemning the unbelievers there of debauchery in respect of their idolatry & very likely the practise of temple prostitution as you detailed.

    However, Romans 1:26 begins with, "For this cause". It was for those reasons, where they abused their knowledge (or thirst) for knowing God to turn to idolatry & worshipped wicked representations of Him instead. So God gave them up "to vile affections". I don't see this part as applicable to men & women being involved in debauchery within the temple worship. It clearly states, "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet." (vv 26, 27).

    Women changed the natural use (of their bodies) & likewise, men leaving the natural use of women by lusting after other men - men with men. Clearly, this is not a picture of temple prostitution but of homosexuality - a result of God giving them over to the wickedness of their hearts. But if you believe that the men "did what they did because they believed it drew them closer to the goddess", then it would take a 'long pull of the bow' to convince me that their acts could be carried out only for temple worship & not a reflection of their normal deviant behaviour. And verses 28-32 further describe their general condition & they stood under God's judgement. So we don't misquote the Bible, rather consider and quote from all the Scriptures with conviction. These are God's Words & those who wish to pursue lifestyles outside the purposes of God & with unconfessed sin, stand under His Judgement & not ours. Our only desire that all people might be saved, repenting of their sin & receiving new life from God.
  • George harrison - in Reply on Romans 1
    Dear Melissa the bible clearly teaches against sin. whether it be gay or lesbian, sin is sin. what shall we say then, shall we continue in sin that grace may abound, God forbid. i didn't say that Paul did. i love all people of sin , i just hate sin. God hates all sin and yes the old testament was to Gods people but is applicable to us as well. God destroyed people in the old testament because of this sin. would not the same rule apply to us today?
  • Andy G van den Berg on 1 John 5:5

    There is only one way to respond to your 'twisted' comments.

    Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8).

    Our message remains the same: Ye must repent.

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

    It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Revelation 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), as mankind follows after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Galatians 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Revelation 12:9).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Galatians 1:16; Ephesians 3:3,5; Revelation 1:1), and only then will you be able to overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4; Revelation 3:21) and learn what 'True Repentance' means, and how this whole world has been deceived (Revelation 12:9). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

  • D W L on Psalms 127
    Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

    4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

    5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

    Psalms 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

    Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and MULTIPLY, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:

    1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

    We are instructed in the word to be fruitful and childbearing --- not get a dog to worship.
  • Stanjett on Genesis 1:14
    Why are some comments locked?
  • Adam - in Reply on Genesis 28:12
    1 John 4:1-3 talks about how you know if a spirit is from God or not. A very easy, simple test. Aren't gems of wisdom like this great?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 19
    Maybe. Because only two angels entered the city. I guess Jesus was busy tossing those fireballs down.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 28:12
    Your friends are crazy.
  • Using The Website Search Engine Links on Mark 1
    Have you tried using the Search Boxes that are above the red area where you click the link to come in here? One is blank: you type in what you are searching. Hit the arrow.

    The search engine will bring up all scriptures with that word in it. Click on either Old Testament only or New Testament only. It will pare down your list.

    After you find your scripture, click on it and it is highlighted yellow.

    Scroll down to the Commentary Box and click on that. Reading that is helpful.

    It takes a little use to get used to it. It's helpful to read all scriptures written on a certain subject, such as baptism or the "caught up" (rapture) event, or the Bema Seat Judgement of Christ.

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