Bible Discussion PAGE 166

  • Rob - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 15
    If I depended on the wisdom or understanding of man , I'd have nothing at all .

    I do not like being deceived and only the Father in heaven by whom we gain access to through the Son , are educated by the Holy Spirit .

    Yes Jesus said will He find faith when he comes ? The world will be so much in darkness before he comes . And already is . It will get worse , but the elect will endure .
  • David F Zimmerman on Matthew 22:14
    For many are called (kletos: to call, invite, welcome, appoint), but few are chosen (Eklektos: chosen, elected). . . For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover, whom He did predestinate, them He also called (kaleo: specifically, aloud by name), and whom He called, them He also justified, and whom He justified, them He also glorified. Romans 8: 29 & 30. Peace!
  • Alex - in Reply on Psalms 8
    Bill in Hebrew there are no upper case or lower case when the scriptures says ye are Gods it simply Gods plural. Ya gotta realize that the good seed is the living WORD WHICH IS THE SEED OF GOD. Thats y he is saying to whom the WORD came it made them GODS Jesus said whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap and Jesus is sowing the Living WORD the very seed of GOD THUS HIS CROP ARE Gods plural, he will not have crop failure, As my word ( his seed ) cannot return unto him void but shall surely prosper in what it was sent to do which is salvation, eternal life. When Jesus said the Kingdom of God is gonna be with in you he was not kidding, we are gona birth a baby Christ the Son of Man,Mankinds fruit unto God via his seed th WORD. The good ground is our hearts where that good seed will be sown thus we will birth God via his good seed,thats y he is saying that which is born of the SPIRIT IS SPIRIT AS GOD IS SPIRIT. I will dwell in them and walk in them and talk in them and be their GOD AND THEY SHALL BE MY PPL, THE VERY kINGDOM OF God is gona be with in us sinners ALL B/C OF HIS BLOOD, HIS WORD.If any man hears my WORDS and keeps them my father and i will come and take our AbODE WITH THEM,So when he said ye are Gods he was telling the truth.Whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap, ya gota realize that Jesus is sowing the very seed of God in humanity. The field is the world. Thats y David saw the whole world at rest and full of his GLORY, I will pour out my spirit on all flesh Joel, thus the spirit of God is gonna be born in ALL of US which is the H.G. God ALMIGHTY. THE PROMISE,But 1 thing for certain is he will not have a crop failure, My word ( seed ) shall not return unto me void. If i belifted up I will draw ALL MEN UNTO ME. THANK YOU JESUS GBU BILL
  • Rob - in Reply on Matthew 18
    I once attempted to take an offending member of a church to the elders , the offender did not acknowledge before two elders , Song of Solomon 1 elder tried to fix the problem there and it never really was resolved, but the leading elder felt it was taken care of and would not allow it to go before the church .

    I could have been more persistent in getting it resolved , but I then learned that this church was not functioning as a church should . Some men rule , not the Holy Spirit . This was long ago .
  • Joe Ugwu on 1 Corinthians 7:11
    Is divource a sin when the partner cannot understand each other any longer
  • Rob - in Reply on Matthew 18
    Great question , if a brother sins against another brother by offense maybe a word or action . They need to be told of it by the offended one . If the offender will not listen then it should go before the church if he still refuses to except his responsibility before the church , then then 2 in agreement being what is needed for a true witness by God have authority to bind what ever they seem fit to bind . They have the mind of the Lord and are led by the Holy Spirit .

    The problem today is trying to find a functioning church that's not got sin in it . And even two saints together led by the Holy Spirit . Really not so commonly found these days . Not just anyone can do this .

    If the offending brother makes amends with the offended , those binding can release it .
  • Fred Scanlan on Luke 1
    What determines when the spiritual realm and the physical meet! The holy spirit moved upon the face of the deep ,during creation. The Holy spirit overshadowed Mary, also the holy spirit also filled Elizabeth as the child leaped in her womb. Also when the holy spirit abode on Christ and abode on him after his baptism. And "without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory".We describe the holy spirit as a person in the trinity, and with this "WORD", seeing is believing, The holy spirit can and will present itself whenever needed, According to the spirit found in Christ we are able to see the spiritual, physically working in the kingdom of God. This is what the word means being "in the Spirit of God". If you are in the spirit ,then and only will you be able to see the holy spirit. This is when the physical meets the spiritual.
  • Rob on Isaiah 45:5
    Isaiah 45 v 5

    God states that there is No God beside me .

    This was way before Jesus ascension up into heaven , correct ?

    So now Jesus is sitting at the Fathers right hand beside God .

    Would God still say this now ?

    Yes Jesus was not there before , and no man hath seen God , but now the man Jesus is at Gods right hand .
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    That's an interesting question, Mishael, but I'm unsure whether all the words that Rob requested can be found in a single verse. I'm was also thinking of John 17:5, 6; Philippians 2:6-8; Galatians 4:4; Isaiah 9:6, 7; plus John 1:1-14 quoted earlier. Hopefully, you can add further to this. In any case, from the abundance of Scriptures we have, it's not hard to discern Who Jesus is, the one & the same, both pre-incarnate & as a Man.
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Amelia,

    Thank you for wishing my daughter 'A very happy birthday'. I told her what you said, she said thank you.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind regards

  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Advise to Single Christian MinistersMishael

    I believe that being alone and isolated is Satan's best tool against us, because I suffered from depression & anxiety for about 30 years until it got to the point where I didn't want to wake up & I prayed in my heart for God to give me some peace & within a few mins I felt peace. (Praise God !!!)

    I will do some research & see if anyone knows of any of these types of things going on anywhere because I don't know of any church in my area that do anything like this. I told my pastor a few weeks ago about this guy that sits outside Aldi pretending to be homeless. He always has different clothes, shoes, & coats on & I've seen him with at least four different sleeping bags too. He's better dressed than me sometimes. Anyway, long story short my pastor said that someone asked him for money once & he told them that if they listened to the gospel for a few mins then he would give him some money & that the guy just walked off. He went on to say that if we don't work we shouldn't eat. I was very offended by this because I haven't been able to hold a job down for more than a few weeks here & there for over 20 years, due to suffering from depression & anxiety which led me to being on benefits most of my life. (Praise God that I no longer suffer from depression & anxiety !!!) but I am yet to find employment as I have only just ended my recovery period when the Covid 19 pandemic came along.

    Thanks you for your advice, the scriptures, & your words of encouragement.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

  • Rob - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Jesus declared God because he was born of God and knows God as no other man .

    As you mentioned the word said no man has seen God , that's excellent !

    Yes Jesus declaration is when he was here on earth .

    Why was Jesus more than the greatest of the prophets , John the Baptist ? And he is !

    The answer because Jesus was the only Son God ever by Birth !

    All others in the past including John the Baptist where not Born as Jesus was in Bethlehem, so simple yet true .

    God verified that Jesus is his Son can any one dispute this and when it occurred?

    The answer is Bethlehem is where and when , Jesus is the Christ born of God sent to save the world by Gods love .

    So much more can be said .

    Don't spiritualize Jesus beyond the scriptures.
  • Quentin D Williams on Psalms 10
    what to do when God's word returns back to you void? I have been praying and practing patience for 10 years for god to bless me to return to the work force. Yes i have been doing my part to make manifest my prayer petition.
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for your reply. I believe that the Holy Spirit is dealing with me too. I think that I may even have the gift of discernment because I've suffered from anxiety all my life until people laid their hands on me & prayed for me at my old church. I've always been able to sense good or bad about people & situations, for example I can meet someone new & I either get a good, bad, or neutral feeling about them or go somewhere & get the same feelings about them too. I have no idea what triggers this feeling, but in every case I can think of it usually turns out that I'm right. My friends use to say that I was paranoid when I said that I had bad feelings about things, but the times I didn't listen to my gut instincts I ended up it trouble. I now trust my own instincts, rather than people.

    I will continue to pray and read the Word of God, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach me the things that I don't understand.

    Thank you for your prayers & your words of encouragement.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

  • Mishael - in Reply on Exodus 15
    I was an astrologer until 1985. I asked God to wipe my brain's hard drive and toss the pins, after a supernatural salvation and deliverance from ALL occult things. Satan tried to get rid of me many times.

    One day someone (who didn't know me) asked me what it meant to have a Leo sun sign. I thought really hard for a definition and my mind was blank. It's not in my head anymore and I give the Lord all of my praise and Worship for doing a miracle.

    Later I asked the Lord to remove names and faces of people who would trouble my sleep. I do not remember things of my past that cause pain.

    Pray and ask yourself if you really need to remember those things?
  • Mishael on 1 Peter 1
    Isaac and REBEKAH. My sleep deprived finger typed that wrong
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 8
    If you search the phrase "ye are gods", you will find it only three times. In each instance the g is small, that is, not diety. And in Psalms 82, "I have said ye are gods", those gods will die like men. Those men died as men and not as Jesus, who laid down his life that he might take it up again, as no other can do. In Isaiah 41 they do either good or evil, in John 10 Jesus points to the challenge Almighty God put to men who called themselves gods and wanted others to decide if a god does good or evil.

    If you study carefully, you will see the title god does not refer to deity. Children of God are his children, not gods, but saints.
  • How to Find a Mate Gods Way on Revelation 6:13
    Genesis 24: Romance of Isaac and Rachel. How to find a mate Gods way.

    Genesis 24:3 Abraham enlisted his eldest Servant (a type LIKENED to Gabriel, when he approached the Virgin Mary).

    Abraham made the servant promise to bring Isaac a wife from his kindred. For us, that would mean: BRING A CHRISTIAN, not an unbeliever! Don't fall in love OUT of your faith and expect God to make it work for you. Marriage vows are sacred. Don't plan for a divorce.

    The servant worships God 3 times, for giving him confirmations he has found the right mate for Isaac. (12,26,52) She was a Christian, a Virgin, love at first sight. Isaac loved her all the days of his life.

    She was given gifts: not her doing all the giving. Propriety was observed.

    Male or female, these same principals can be applied in a Christian dating situation. You'll be respected and right in the eyes of God.

    Worldliness will turn the whole thing sideways. Don't go into it expecting to lead your mate to Jesus AFTER marriage. The door is wide open for Satan to enter in and make all those plans, implode.

    How can two walk together unless they be in agreement? Dating a Carnal Christian is just as hazardous as dating an unbeliever.

    Pray and ask God for confirmations (Not Signs). Satan is in charge of 'lying signs and wonders'.

    So read Genesis 24. Remember how King David's life was complicated by taking another mans wife, getting her pregnant and the having her husband killed in battle.

    If we include God in our search, there's no way it's going to fail. I love the way the servant prays details, from large to smallest. Happy camel watering.

  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I've seen it Chris, don't be baited. I'll find it.
  • CJ on Matthew 18
    It says in the bible Matthew 18.18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    Can someone please give me an example of what things we can bind on earth, so that they shall be bound in heaven, and what things we can loose on earth, so they shall be loosed in heaven ?

    Many Thanks

  • Edwin L Muir on Isaiah 14
    Thank You ALL :-).Unthankful Lucifer} And we the abiding, good and faithful, inherit all he coveted for in Ephesians 2:6,Psalms 91:1 & 14,15,16. KJV

    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Jude 20 so very important to treasure folks, and neglect not. Difference between Spirit and GHOST / and communion of, and fellowship with/ believe 131 times and believeth continuous, 39 times,

    Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Berean Acts 17:11 kjv. So satan has largely ensnared the the church into less true intimacy and flow of revelation is weakened, and now told to bow ones head in prayer then suggests we are approaching notfessed up and sanctified, so gifted boldness of gifted faith is gone misleading millions of the immature into confusion and hands + head down, powerlessness. Romans 1:4. Feigning Christianity, Popal biased Westcott and Hort have strewn their tare seeds of division, no greater hoax (other than declaring later versions are better than the KJVs scary consistency & excellence in placement of spirit & Ghost, ye or you, believe or believeth etc,etc ( Phillippians 1:9,10,11) of the tried and true KJV), has scarce been pulled off since Rome calling itself 1st Christian Church, and how sick ! is that. But our gracious *FATHER GOD* lets the seeker know the seasons by calling the 666 Vactool Luciferase. Come let us adore *HIM* *CHRIST JESUS Our Magnanimous (LORD* and ineffable *SAVIOUR* Psalms 66:2 Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.

    Amen and Amen, *JAH* is *HIS* Name, the perfect Dad.*JESUS* *DADS* Brightness. Ordinances such as Galations 6:6 and Hebrews 3:13 are not shared meat in our fellowship. But now, since that my last demon, frustration was renounced. And settling Ephesians 2:6 aligns with Psalms 91:1 + 14,15,16. The challenge of obedience in all things must be.*G* B U who follow on eagerly Jude 20.
  • Robert Hanna - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Thanks! Thanks!
  • Linda Evans on Exodus 15
    Hello. I have some blocked memories that the Lord is probably protecting me from but I want to face them. Is there any scripture on this that I can pray on?

    Thank you

  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Thanks for your reply, Claire, & I'm sure there are many who are lifting you up before the Lord including about your place of worship, the people there & your family situation. The Lord hears you & as you keep your heart & mind affixed upon Him & express full faith in spite of your circumstances, you will find the Lord opening up the way before you.

    Faith is what moves the Hand of God. Mark 9:23, 24: "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

    I took a cursory look at the "The Way Prepared" site, particularly on 'Our Greatest Hindrance' & 'Ten Commandments' & though they gave a thorough dealing with the subjects, I had some serious misgivings with their teaching as they don't conform entirely to what I understand are scriptural Truths.

    Just one more point on The Church. I picked up on this conversation you were having. To state, that 'Church' in the Bible always points to 'a group of people, a congregation, a gathering for religious purposes'. The Greek word is 'ekklesia'. It never speaks of a building - the Church is a living organism: the Body of Christ: 1 Corinthians 12:27, "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular." And verse 28, describes some of the appointments & functions within this Body, the Church. However, it wouldn't be wrong to say that 'we're off to Church today' as applying to a building/location but the meaning is essentially to the Body of believers. Every blessing to you as you wait on the Lord.
  • Lionjudah - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Claire, I pray u recieve Jesus as your husband. I pray u have the strength to keep walking in the spirit & that your feet stand ferm on the rock. Jah bless..
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1
    John 1:18: "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." Would this be a declaration of Jesus' pre-incarnate Being in Heaven & then sent forth to the Earth as God's only begotten Son in the flesh?

    But to find the words: 'Jesus born in Bethlehem was first with God in Heaven' isn't given except the Scriptures I've given earlier. So are you saying that the Jesus on Earth was never the Word of God in Heaven simply because there's no word-for-word depiction of this Truth? Or maybe, I've misunderstood you altogether.
  • The Baptism of the Holy SpiritWhat to Expect - in Reply on Acts 19:6
    When you prayed the prayer of faith, to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior: you were sealed with the Holy Spirit THEN.

    1 Corinthians 3:16

    Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    1 Corinthians 6:19

    What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    Ephesians 4:30

    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    Ephesians 1:13

    (Jesus) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    1 Corinthians 12:3

    Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

    Acts 2:38 - 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.Acts 1:5 - For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

    Read all of 1 Corinthians 12, to understand the gift of speaking in tongues. If it's a gift you desire, then ask the Holy Spirit for that gift. Always covet discerning of spirits. A very useful gift.

    1 Corinthians 14: 1, 2, 4

    For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh Not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

    GOOGLE the gifts so you'll know what each one of them is for.

    The Holy Spirit is your Teacher. Always ask Him to help you understand what you are reading. You now have the Mind of Christ. He will instruct you through the Holy Spirits ministry to believers. Be still & quiet till he replies. You're going to fall deeply in love with the Spirit of Jesus.

  • CJ on Isaiah 40
    It says in the bible..

    Exodus 20.8-11 remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the sabbath of the lord thy god, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

    for in six days the lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day, wherefore the lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    what day is the true sabbath day because some people say it's sunday and others say that it's friday sunset to an after saturday sunset ?

    and how can we be sure because the only clue that i can find in the bible is in Genesis 1.5 and god called the light day, and the darkness he called night. and the evening and the morning were the first day.

    this suggest that sunset to sunset is a day, but this doesn't tell me which day is the sabbath is on, so how can we be sure which day is right ?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    "Definition" isn't always the ultimate authority; the context is also important to correctly understand the word's 'definition'. For example, I'm speaking with someone & in the conversation I refer to a girl as a 'wench'. The immediate reaction from my hearer could be one of horror in my word usage. But if he were to properly understand my speech, he would take into account the dual meaning of 'wench', its context in speech & any intonation expressed on my part. As you might know, 'wench' can mean both a young girl or a promiscuous lady, so words written or spoken are not always 'cut & dry' in meaning & application.

    You believe that the God of the Bible is Creator of all things & this ALL must include both good & evil. I agree with your definition of 'everything', but your definition of 'evil' is questionable and, as I've outlined earlier, can have other meanings & when applied to the actions of God, it cannot be associated with the actions of Satan. Absolutes, by definition, can never be fused together or else they cease to be so (e.g. Truth/Lie; Hot/Cold; Alive/Dead). To suggest that God can be both or do both, that makes your definition & understanding of God reprehensible & contrary to biblical teaching.
  • Chris - in Reply on Isaiah 48:22
    There are probably other related portions in Scripture, but the first one, the more familiar one, is found in 2 Chronicles 1:1-12 (the whole account) & particularly verses 9-12. I love that portion which ever reminds me that desiring wealth, a long life or even retribution on those who hate you are not the sort of things that a true servant of God should seek. But to have wisdom (i.e. to act wisely on the things that God has put into your mind, your heart, your life) is preeminent. So Solomon not only delighted God's Heart in his request for wisdom to judge God's people righteously, but also God also gave him those things that he didn't ask for, the things Solomon considered least important.

    So the New Testament counterpart of this Truth is in Matthew 6:33: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." And James 1:5: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

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