Bible Discussion PAGE 255

  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Leviticus 16
    This is all I know about it:

    Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

    But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

    The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

    Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

    Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

    But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

    Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:6-14)
  • Lewis Lee on Acts 8
    If we are to receive the Holt Spirit when we are born again why did the people in Samaria not receive Him when Philip baptize them in verse 15 16 and 17 in chapter 8. Not sure why Peter and John had to lay hands on them to receive the Holy Spirit.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 6:18
    Page 2.

    b. How do you know if you're saved? If you've come to God through Jesus for forgiveness of your sins, then He saves you & never rejects any who He draws to Himself. The gift of the Holy Spirit is proof of the changed life, also new joy in being redeemed rather than the gloom you had while living without God, a hunger for the things of God as you're showing here, to be like your Saviour & share Him with others. You will see God doing new & wonderful things in your life, even getting you a cheaper carpet, answering prayer, strength to face difficult times with a sure hope - all things to show you His Love & evidence of being His child. The thing that God always looks for is our faith to trust Him for the impossible or when things get bad. Spending time in His Word & just talking to Him & praising Him for Who He is, helps us to love & trust Him more.

    c. What your pastor is seeking. When he's wanting your salvation testimony, he wants to know whether you have come to Jesus in the way I mentioned above. He wants to make sure that your testimony towards water baptism is real & enduring. What should happen is the person who leads you to the Lord should be the one to baptize you or testify of your change of heart. But this doesn't usually happen, as people get baptized months or years after they were saved. So the pastor really needs to know what experience you have had & you're not coming for baptism for some wrong reason or motive. So your Testimonies 1 & 2 really show how God has helped you to find peace & sense conviction after salvation. These are good testimonies, but you need to share with your pastor what took place in your life to bring you to salvation & the sense of joy & peace you received after you repented & laid your sins at the Cross. But, these are my words - I don't know your story - yet I can see your love for the Lord. Hope some of this helps. Sara J. has also share some good things, so she may want to help you with this also.
  • Tony - in Reply on John 9:4
    Kenneth; frist of all we can not let others keep us from God thru Jesus .It is your eternal soul that is at stake .

    That is way the Word tells us to search out our own salvation .It does not matter who actually hung Jesus on the cross .

    Jesus dyed on the cross as a substitute for each of us as the. spotless Lamb

    that was required by GODS law to fulfill the law and the prophets .It was my sins and the sins of all mankind that put Jesus on the cross. It is hard to separate carnal (earthly) from sprit . Please do not let other keep you from coming to CHRIST .The word tells us to study the Word so that we can tell what is from GOD or the devil who come to(kill, steal and destroy ) It is your eternal Soul at stake ,and all thru the Word it says to endure to the end trusting in JESUE and him alone .I pray this is a help because I have been where you are hurt by church ,hurt by people that I had earthly trust in ,but I have NEVER been hurt by Jesus Christ ,even though we have to go though. things that if we hold onto Christ It will build your faith as we look back and see how God brought us through . May God Bless you and give you Faith in Jesus till the end .
  • Drama Watson - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Claire,

    I Amos 72-years old and I can tell you from the word of God that none of us is good. That is why Jesus came. Please believe me when I say that God hears every pray you pray and the most important thing he wants with you is fellowship. How many people do you know have seen a burning bush? Maybe those who are looking up, should look down. I came from a family of 10 and a very Godly home. Even the best of Christians struggle with the same things. Just remember God may not answer your prayers immediately. He is working out what is best for you and all involved, but rest assured, he will answer your prayers. Sometimes I feel God in my spirit and sometimes I don't. That doesn't mean that he has forsaken me. I read from the KJV. You keep doing what you are doing. God knows your heart and we all sin, but God is faithful and just to forgive us if we confess the sin AND the sweetest thing is that he remembers it no more. If you are attending a church that does not preach TRUTH (by that I mean that it does not line up with the scriptures) RUN RUN RUN. They are a cult and you do not need to be there. I hope this helps you and I pray that God will open your heart and mind to his truth.
  • Lorine Stanford on Revelation 5
    Worthy is the lamb
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Psalms 141
    A gin is a device or invention. Here it means something devised to entrap the unwary.
  • Hilda Banks on Matthew 10
    Why in Matthews 10:1 do Jesus say disciples, but in vs. 2 does he call them apostles ... what is the difference and when is one vs the other used.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on 1 John 1
    Ephesians 3:9

    Colossians 1:12-20

    Hebrews 1:1-2

    Jesus Christ is Lord. God Bless us everyone!
  • Bonnie Napier Napier on Matthew 4
    what is death light
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Matthew 1
    my wife is catholic. she has told me that she never read the bible nor was encouraged to do so. I have read the bible most of my life and can honestly say that even though I didn't always understand it it had an impact on who I was and have become. The kingdom of god is ours now, because of Christ. When you experience the kingdom, you will have joy, joy unspeakable.
  • Larry Harris on 2 Kings 6:15
    Who was the servant that said, alas master how shall we do? in chaper 6 verse 15?
  • Aleta - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Thank you so very much for your kind words and prayers for my daughter. She was baptized, and does pray, I don't think enough, or I am unsure. I am grateful for any prayers for her. I know that the only thing that can save her is Jesus, and it's her journey, I've known for years, it's painful, none the less. Again, thank you!
  • Vincent Thomas on Genesis 2
    I see God put the man in the garden, and a garden is where things grow; Eve was formed in the garden because she will be the garden of children. One river enters the garden and turns into four heads. These four heads could be a representation of a family, a father, a mother, a boy and a girl.
  • JoAnn Hutcherson - in Reply on Philippians 4:19
    Adam on Philippians 4:19

    Where will it end? Answer: Read the Book of Revelations and you will find your answer. IN HIM!
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Chris,

    No worries

    Kind Regards

    Claire
  • GenealogiesCursesSpiritual Warfare - in Reply on Matthew 1
    The genealogy of Mary is recorded in the Bible. As is Jesus's from Genesis until birth.

    You can Google for Charts or maps to see them displayed; which is an easier way to go back into the Bible and "fact check" all the people. Use the Search Box on this website and put the people's names in there and the search engine will find them.

    God has very carefully kept track of all the names. Reading geneologies is more interesting than most people think. I have no doubt He keeps track of ours too.

    So does Satan. He has Familiar Spirits that keep track of family sins of occult nature that he can and does use against us. Unexplained spiritual attacks sometimes are running through deceased ancestors. We have to repent of those ancestors and pray for the BLOOD of Jesus to turn those curses all the way back to the Origin. We will be set free from all harassment from Satan. He's a Legalist. We see him at Gods Throne accusing people, in the Bible.

    I had ancestors that were full blown mediums and psychics. I had to learn these truths fast! I lived those attacks until I learned how to defeat them. The Blood that Jesus Shed for our sins covers us all the way back to origins. He is our Advocate. I John 1. This is all in the Bible.

    I'm not being a racist by saying that some people that have hundreds of years of Catholic ancestors have spiritual problems because they were not taught on these matters: especially idolatry. Idolatry is the big Door that spirits use to gain entrance. Hopefully someone who knows more Catholic rituals than I do, will be able to expose idols and rituals. Also to reveal How Jesus's sacrifice broke all curses and gave us freedom from that. In no way am I saying all Catholics are going to hell. I'm saying that chronic spiritual problems happen to everybody: no matter what religion. We take a stand against it and the Blood of Jesus ENDS the curses and harassment.

    Keep this in mind when praying. Ephesians 6

    Mishael
  • JASMINE ROBINSON on Daniel 2:21
    i read my biblie all good isd good all the and all the god is good
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Sara

    Thank you for your reply. I do see myself as a sinner & I do pray & ask God to forgive me daily for ALL my sins, yet I'm still waiting for my pastor to allow me to be baptised !!! I know that The Holy Spirit will not make me perfect until I go to Heaven, but will be with me until I die. I use to believe that I had to be a good person in order to get into Heaven too, but I know different now. I have already looked at the verses on how to be saved, death & salvation, deliverance & many more, but I will read the scriptures they you suggested in John & Romans also & let you know if you have any questions.

    Thank you for all your help & encouragement.

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

    Claire
  • Evelyn on Psalms 141
    What is the meaning of "gins of the workers of iniquity"
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Chris,

    My dad had an affair & left when I was about 9. Shortly after, I was having my photo taken with the creepy landlord at a xmas party & either accidently or on purpose touched the side of my bust which mortified me. I ran into the toilets crying & told my cousin & she told my dad's g/f. My dad's g/f told me to not tell my dad & spoil the party because my dad would beat him up & end up in prison. (This taught me to not trust people when bad things happened because they wouldn't believe me & I didn't matter.) I went on to be sexually, emotionally, physically & mentally abused in my teens & early 20's by a number of different people & never told anyone.

    I moved in with my dad & his g/f when I was 11. My dad's g/f never made me feel welcome, only spoke to me when she had to or for show in front of my dad. I moved out when I was 16 because I had a row with his g/f because their daughter kept going in my room & ruining my things, but she never seemed to ruin any of theirs ? Anyway, I ended up swearing at his g/f & slammed the door in her face (not literally). Because my dad's g/f never makes me feel welcome, I now have a rocky relationship with my dad & only see him briefly on his b/day, father's day or xmas to give him his things & I also feel obliged to buy her xmas & b/day things to keep the peace. I try to take them when she's at work because she still makes me feel unwelcome. This has gone on for over 30 years, so unfortunately I can't just say how I feel because on the odd occasion when she triggers me with her degrading comments & I have spoke up, my dad takes her side & makes me feel like the bad guy, so I don't want to completely destroy my relationship with him by me dragging the last 30 odd years up with no witness to back me up & make myself look like a trouble maker. I want to forgive them & have asked God to forgive me & them, but I still feel hurt.

    God bless you & your family

    Kind Regards

    Claire



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  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Mark 4
    Truly i believe you are correct in saying that Jesus has power over everything. The storms are indeed a fact of life in everyone's life. What better way to lead an unbeliever into the realm of peace through faith in the gospel? Seeking the truth , the path of righteousness is not without trouble! This is the growing process of God, the bible calls sanctification! When we See a storm coming, we can take cover. Its the storm that happens suddenly, that will make us call on Him! st After we have experienced these sudden storms in our life we can look back and give Him the glory for saving us! The wind can be fierce, like you say it comes quickly on this lake. The same way the holy spirit will come on those that believe the gospel found in Jesus Christ.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Claire, since I'm sending you comments on a new thread, I have to wait for that to be approved before I can attach my other page(s). So, you'll see all of it tomorrow.
  • Chris on Deuteronomy 6:18
    My response to Claire from the other thread. Page 1.

    Hi Claire. We're glad to help with some advice as we know you're in a difficult situation & struggling with Church, etc. To your points:

    a. When a person is saved (born again), it means that God does a special work in that person's life after she comes to the point of realizing that her life of sin or rejection of God is weighing heavily on her heart & there is nothing she can do to clean herself up & so is cast upon God for His mercies. Without that conviction of sin, there can be no salvation, otherwise we end up being like some in Churches: going regularly to feel good or try to make God feel good about them. This is not re-birth. So after acknowledging our sin & realizing that only Jesus Christ, God's Son can pay the price of your sin which you couldn't, then you run to the Cross & cling onto Jesus asking for forgiveness (not a physical cross but from your heart).

    If you have truly come for the sake of the burden of your sinful life & not for any other motive, then God receives your repentance, forgives you your past sins, gives you His Spirit to be in you to give you a new life in Christ. The old sinful nature still remains, to which Satan appeals & causes us to stumble, but God's Nature (Spirit) will always work against the Old nature, which is when you immediately know when you stumble into sin (e.g. when the carpet salesman asked you about giving you an earlier quote & you lied - you immediately knew you had done wrong as the Spirit convicted you).

    Jesus referred to His Spirit as the Comforter (John 16:7). The Spirit's Work in the believer is to comfort, teach, convict of sin, encourage, help in praying, becoming more Christ-like, help to gain victory over sin (2 Corinthians 10:2-6), loving God & others with godly love ("agape"), etc. So you always have God in you as He has sealed you as belonging to Him for all eternity (Ephesians 1:13, 14).
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Hi Claire. This thread is getting too long & narrow for us to read properly. So I'll start a new one - you'll have to look for it.
  • Yvonne dennis on Psalms 117
    GOD will do what he said, trust him.
  • Eddy Powell on Deuteronomy 6:18
    The elder lady bragging that she is been saved for over 40 years but she's a busybody queen. All her victims are her best friends and put tears on her eye to make it more believable. Many believes her and have a big smile. I'm just wondering how the bragger Christian tells so much lies against all her victims and not feeling bad at all. Actually she take pride when she hurts people over and over. She never sorry to all her wrong doings. How can you FORGIVE somebody like this 70 years old lady and claimed a Christian for over 40 years?
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 3
    Hi Lester, all of us on this Site are like you: asking questions, entering into discussion, learning, etc. So, answering a question will depend on who sees your question & if they are able to answer it. So, it shouldn't take too long (I think I answered yours fairly quickly yesterday), but sometimes people don't get an answer for a longer time or not at all. There are some of us 'regulars' here that try to help when we can & sometimes others offer comments also so you can get answers that you can consider & decide. Blessings.
  • Lorraine Magarian on Leviticus 16
    Why was the day of atonement necessary if sacrifices were made all year long?
  • Claire - in Reply on Revelation 12
    Page 1.

    Hi again Chris,

    Thank you for your continued support & advice. Yes, that was the verse I was referring to, So if we have to be born again first, then how would we know when we've born again ?

    I have a couple of testimonies, but my younger pastor says that they are not sufficient for being baptised, So at this point I'm unsure what he wants from me.

    1st testimony

    I had depression & anxiety & it got to the point were I didn't want to wake up anymore. This night I woke up from a nightmare sobbing & asked God to give me peace & within a couple of mins I felt peace & contentment & was able to go back to sleep. (Praise God !!!)

    2nd testimony

    I was in a carpet shop with my mum for the 2nd time as we had been a few weeks earlier. Before we went in I said to my mum, I'm not going to mention the price that he gave me last time & see what price he says this time because I thought it was expensive last time, so tried another shop which was more expensive. Last time the carpet that I wanted was 10 per sq meter. The guy asked me if he had given me price last time & I said no. Then my mum turned round & said yes !!! (Did my mum honestly just say that & make me look & feel like a complete idiot !!!) I immediately felt condemned for lying & couldn't wait to get out of the shop, so that I could repent & ask for God's forgiveness, but I had to endure this shame for longer whilst he looked at the price & said this is not right. He said that he had made a mistake & that the carpet was 12 per sq meter. I just felt like he was just trying to take advantage me, so I said I'd let him know. I wasn't able to repent for a few hours later because my mum came back to mine for her tea as usual, but I finally repented & felt relieved. (Praise God !!!) I have just had my carpets fitted by another shop for 5 per sq meter, so I didn't have to go back to that other shop. (Praise God !!!) God is good !!!

    God bless you & your family.

    Kind Regards

    Claire


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