Bible Discussion PAGE 286

  • Saconda Crawford on Jeremiah 17:14
    I just read this from a scripture I had from yesterday. I needed to read and know this!!! Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ!
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    A yoke is what a team of burden bearing oxen wear in their harness to pull large heavy loads.

    Jesus is saying to take His strength and to give all of your burdens, sickness, depression, substance abuse: and He will pull the load.

    I'm not going to elaborate. If we choose to carry the burdens ourselves, He just waits till we admit we need His help.

    This is a prayer nobody can pray for you. You have to do it yourself!
  • THE STORY OF TAMAR - in Reply on 2 Samuel 13:20
    2 Samuel 13

    David loved God, loved his family and loved his country. He was vulnerable through his deep love for all.

    Amnon had a dirty old uncle encourage him to pursue Tamar (Absalom's sister). The uncle tells him what to do. Tamar tried to reason with him that as half sister, David might give her as a wife. Amnon only wanted what he'd been whipped into a frenzy for. After the rape, he didn't want anything to do with her. Nobody told David about it. David did not know what was going on, in his own household but he found out. He was angry at Absalom.

    Tamar went to live in Absalom's house; in seclusion. Absalom simmered in anger 2 years before he dealt with Amnon.

    Tamar is shown in David's genealogy; which is unusual.

    Absalom was married? It's recorded he had 3 sons that must have died at birth because they are not in the genealogy. He had 1 daughter and he named her Tamar. She was a woman of fair countenance like her Aunt Tamar. I don't know how long she lived.

    Absalom did many many evil things. He raped all of his fathers concubines in full sight of town; and more. 2 Samuel 15

    Abdalom died hanging in a tree by his long beautiful dreadlocks. Joab is fetched and he stabs Absalom in the heart with 3 arrows; the troops with him smote and slew him afterwards.

    To conclude: the better question is what happened to Absalom's 1 daughter, that he named Tamar. Females were not in genealogies as a rule.

    I think David's daughter Tamar died of a broken messed up life. I think In honor of her suffering, he named his daughter Tamar, also. There is no record of the end of her life.

    Galatians 3:13 says, CURSED is any who dies by hanging on a tree. Absalom died on a tree. Judas died on a tree. Jesus died on a tree so that WE ALL MAY LIVE ETERNALLY.

    He was made a curse for our sakes.

    David's psalms represent a lot of heartache over his life, his kids, his choices. He loved large and suffered much.

  • Dewey Jones on Acts 28
    Hello NOBLES, I can't find in the Bible where it confirms that Paul was ever set free or were pardoned. However, I know some Bible scholars believe he was executed by Nero Caesar 11 Timothy 6,7 "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.(7) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Paul is by the Holy Ghost speaking of his impending demise. Glory be to God in the highest!! Amen!
  • Jerry F Smith on Psalms 2
    Verse 12 "Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."

    For a long time now, I've been focusing on my problems, struggles, and fiery trials; trying to manage them in my own power. I have not been trusting God as I am commanded to. I've been living in sin because I have not been obeying His command to trust Him and be at peace.

    Recently, I was rebuked by someone very close to me who has been watching me; someone who I'm supposed to have been living my Christian life in front of, and I see more clearly how I've been behaving-like a man without a God. It's shameful, frightening, and cause for joy at the same time. I see more of just how weak my faith really is; how selfish I've been to the people around me. I may know a few things about the Word and even teach it, but I haven't been living it as I ought.

    This last part of the verse reminds me that if I will simply trust the Lord, leave all things to Him, lay them at His feet, cast my cares upon Him and walk away joyfully-trusting in Him, I could be a lot happier. May the Lord grant me more of this grace, in Jesus's name-amen.
  • Nardos on Mark 2
    what is sabbath
  • John. on Leviticus 1
    Is it true that one can become possessed by an evil spirit?.
  • Charlie on 2 Esdras 6:56
    56As for the other people, which also come of Adam, thou hast said that they are nothing, but be like unto spittle: and hast likened the abundance of them unto a drop that falleth from a vessel.

  • Portia on Leviticus 20
    You're right. God has not changed in any way. But h sent His son to die, and to shed His blood for our sins. Jesus made the difference. All these things were written for our learning, though we will not literally, be stoned. Yet God's laws he in Leviticus is teaching us how we should live, today even. In your natural innate, God-given mind, you would not have sex with your sister or brother. His laws still stand in such things mentioned. We must discipline ourselves to achieve balance by bringing all our faculties and power under control. The Lord uses a disciplined mind to think clearly and understand His Word and present truth effectively to the world. Why be self-discipline? See 2 Timothy 2:15: Be diligent to approve yourself to God. Let us practice self-discipline. It will be obedience to God. Instead of doing what the people in the world do, we ought to be exposing their evil. Study God's word, ask for wisdom from above.
  • Mike Wassilyn SR on Genesis 9:20
    I personally view this is noah was with his wife enjoying each other when ham walked in.
  • James Morgan on Matthew 11:28
    The Bible verse is seemingly questionable. Firstly, the Lord said "Come to me, those who are heavy laden and weary. And I shall give you rest". He went on to say, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". For someone who is heavy laden and again given a yoke (as mentioned above) I think it is unfathomable. You already have burden and to be given another yoke (will surely) increase burden to become unbearable. Is it His miraculous ways that He is implying here or just juggling with words? Can someone please throw more light on my curiosity?
  • Brendan - in Reply on Romans 8:34
    Predestination refers to first Earth age-Genesis 1:1. It was perfect and beautiful. We all existed in Spirit bodies. Genesis 1:2 refers to the destruction of the first Earth age. It will take too long in writing to explain so I refer you to YouTube. Three world ages Shepherds Chapel. Find out about the elect. Those that stood with God ago lucifer. This is the mystery that Paul writes about.
  • Elizabeth M Garcia - in Reply on Psalms 91:7
    Amen, and Amen!
  • Kings Chidiebere on Psalms 33
    Blessed be God who spoke everything into being. My soul honors and adore Him who speaks and His words stand firm, turns the counsel of the enemy to nought and makes their plans of no effect.
  • Sola Famakin on Acts 17:6
    What is the meaning of Judges 7:20 please?

  • John g mullen - in Reply on Titus 2:11
    thank you very much
  • Shaarei on John 3:5
    Born AGAIN does not refer to the first birth or our Lord would not have said AGAIN. Born of Water in baptism in water or Paul would not have said repent and be BAPTISED for the remission of your sins and Ye shall receive the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy of our Lords Spirit is the only unforgivable Sin. If we don't walk in Our Lords Spirit to Follow in our Lords WAY...We will be told depart from me Ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you... No man enters our Lirds Kingdom without Our Lords Spirit Leading them there. All Glory to the King of All days. The Sovereign Lord of All things, the Redeemer of All mankind. There is nothing too hard for our God
  • Ed on Exodus 19
    Because man has both a physical and a divine nature, we face choices everyday. In any given situation where a choice must be made we rely either on our physical selves to respond or on our divine selves to respond. God is letting his people know that a separation between the two natures must observed at all times. The physical nature must never dictate to the divine nature. This would cause the divine nature to weaken and die over time. Following the divine nature would require God to provide us with guidance when making choices. His people are not allowed to see his divine nature; but He does provide Moses with laws to guide us.

    This is what happened in Eden. Eve (the physical) convinced Adam (the divine) to join her in discovering that which would make them a god. This discovery caused them to hide their nakedness from the LORD God, and led to Adam's eventual death. This conflict exists throughout the Holy Bible. Cain and Able, Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah and the Ark, Pharaoh and Moses...Our ongoing conflict between the divine and the physical; joined but separate.
  • Joan Gerstner on Matthew 16:19
    The keys of the kingdom are, i believe the gospel that is preached. Our acceptance, an faith in the word (looses)us from the bondage Satan as had us in, an if we reject the gospel preached to us

    then we remain (bound), an in bondage. Jesus came to set the captives free, but the choice remains yours if you want to to be loosed . Peter preached in the day of Pentecost an 3000 were loosed from bondage that day. Every Sunday the gospel is preached and there are those who believe and are loosed an others will walk out still in the bondage they came in with because they refuse the gospel.
  • John L - in Reply on 1 Kings 20

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    I read verses such as 2 Peter 3:17 which directly states

    "Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things BEFORE, BEWARE lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, FALL from your own stedfastness."

    And, to use your verse pointed out; "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12): Why would Paul say this to his followers if he did not mean it?

    So then; "Let us "Study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15) and "LABOUR therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief" (Hebrews 4:11).

    The clothes that we wear in heaven can be seen from Revelation 19:8; as the clothes (white robes that WE have washed) put on there are woven from the righteous acts we perform here on earth.

    My point concerning death is simply that when we die our body returns to dust and our spirit returns to God. I don't believe that anyone in heaven that is with the Father (on the right side of the gulf) is walking around without any garments on.

    If we believe Christ rose, then so does everyone else that dies.

    Matthew 27:52-53 was a onetime event to show to all living at that time that Christ defeated death (look at 1 Corinthians 15:54-55, Hebrews 2:14).

    Death is another name used for Satan.
  • John L - in Reply on 1 Kings 20

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions as well as your thoughts on the matters being discussed.

    I would tend to agree with most of your thoughts concerning being saved. But I look at it from this point of view. Those that are predestinated, and chosen, and accepted, etc such as Abraham, Enoch, Moses, etc. are saved because God said so, as many of the verses you offer supports. We have examples of them throughout Scripture (whether they wanted to do the will of God or not i.e., Jonah or Saul / Paul). And I agree, it is only Jesus and God that truly know you are saved, man does not. Neither God, nor Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit, has revealed to me that I have been chosen, or have become acceptable, etc

    I would like to believe that I have been predestined, and already saved through my steadfast belief in The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

    I feel very blessed throughout my lifetime.

    I want to believe that I have an unshakable faith that can withstand all the horrors that can be inflicted upon myself and my family and my friends.

    I realize that I have had to fight for none of the religious freedoms I currently enjoy.

    I have never been truly tested; life or death to be a Christian; as in other parts of the world today.

    I feel as though I need to contend every day for the faith that was once given unto the saints (Jude 1:3).

    I pray that I can withstand the fiery darts of Satan if and when the time comes.

    I know that if the end times weren't shortened by Christ Himself, even the elect would not be saved (Matthew 24:22).

    Hebrews 6:9 concerns the hope / confidence / trust that the beloved in Christ will not falter; but for those spoken of in Hebrews 6:6 that were once enlightened, and have now fallen away; Hebrews 6:8 is their final end.
  • Onyekachukwu Ogechi Levinus Alaka on Psalms 71:1
    He expresses God's faithfulness (vv. 1-3) - He rests everything on the character of God and on the compassion of God. Let a person invest his faith and trust in the living God and he will find that, when all else fails, God is still in business. Praised God. Amen.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Samuel 13:20
    This sad story of Tamar has no ending: she disappears off the scene. She was left destitute & de-flowered & childless without any hope of marriage. Even aside from the wicked Amnon, all of those men, David included, had much to answer for in their debauchery & treatment of women.
  • Urbansumo on Proverbs 3
    Matthew 24:35 states: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall no pass away."

    Matthew 24:36 states: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." This confirms that Only God - taken literally from this verse, only Jesus' Father knows the end times.

    The only confusing aspect to this is that in my KJV this writing is in red which indicates it is Jesus' words, Jesus says "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.", which on the face of it, suggests not even He [Jesus] knows the hour or the day, but we know he does know, because of the Holy Trinity, meaning that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are one. Meaning Jesus is also the Father, and is therefore God in human form.

    Peace and love be with you, Amen
  • Mishael On Romans 1 - in Reply on Luke 17:28
    Question 1: Revelation 13 (open this link)

    Question 2: Romans 1

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    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 recompence of their error which was meet.

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Also there is a scripture about men not dressing in women's clothing, and vice versa.

    God is not in this lifestyle. You can pray for God to work within their wills to turn and walk away from it. Repent. Receive Jesus's salvation. John 3 be born again. Receive the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT. They'll have to lose their old friends. Follow Jesus. No backsliding ever.

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  • Aria on James 1
    138 million he signed. So you need to research facts that are out there. Just google Trump signs 138 million for vaccine. It should come up as they don't let me add a link
  • Chris - in Reply on Titus 2:11
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    Romans 2:14-16 speaks of the Gentiles (i.e. those who did not receive God's Laws) & their accountability before God as a result. Now, in Paul's day, the Gentiles (Romans/Greeks) had no reference to God's Laws as we have today in our Judeo/Christian cultures, but were subject to their own devised laws. Likewise, those more primitive souls who live in the jungles would either have their own laws or instinctively performed the laws written in their consciences. And these laws, says Paul, either accused them or excused them, making them conscious of errors (sins) in their hearts.

    So to the Jew who followed the Law to the letter, or to the Gentile trying to obey the laws given (or, not given) to him, or to the tribal convicted in his own heart, all would be accountable to God for their perfect obedience to them. And we know that none are righteous - not even one, none can keep any law perfectly & none can ever claim to have an untarnished conscience. The only solution to man's failure to keep God's Laws & incurring His penalty, was to have faith in His Son's redeeming work at the Cross. Without that type of faith it is impossible to please God & impossible to be saved from His righteous Anger against us. And that is why, Jesus commission in Matthew 28:19,20 was to reach out into 'all nations' to teach them this Truth so that they might be saved.

    I believe that if there is anyone that should stand in trepidation before God, it should probably be each one of us, who have failed in reaching out to someone with the hope of the Gospel.
  • Mishael on Author of Confusion - in Reply on Proverbs 27:14
    That scripture refers to Psalms 12:2. You should read all of Psalms 12. It might make more sense. ( open the links)

    1 Corinthians 14:33

    For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    James 3:16

    For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

    Since it shows a situation of no peace; strife; every evil work...I'm thinking Satan is at work in these situations. He comes to steal, kill, destroy. His mandate.

    People who are not born again are at the bidding of Satan.

    People fight about all the wrong things. If we open a door, the devil and his demonic hoards will come in and wreck lives, families, health, marriages, steal your children away; and lots more.

    We can see in Ephesians 6 (open this link)

    That we have permission to fight back, and send the demonic into outer darkness.

    I've gone through so much spiritual warfare it just turns my focus into radar. It makes me happy satan is going to be locked up a 1000 years and the on to hell eternally.

    If you don't know that much go on YouTube. Lots of spiritual warfare preachers, praise God. Point is: get up off the floor and fight back at the source of evil.

    I was stalked 3 years over 3 states. I quit running; turned to face the evil and sent that person running at a high rate of speed.

    Hate sin, Love God.
  • Chris - in Reply on Titus 2:11
    Page 1.

    John, if I might respond to you once again.

    I think I understand your point: "that God's Grace to all meant that His Salvation has appeared (revealed) to all people". One could look at it this way that all people everywhere have had that grace applied to them. Yet, we know that the Gift of Salvation has been given for all yet also requires a personal response to it in this life & not after death; (John 3:16 "that whoever believes"; Romans 10:13-15 "whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved") are just a couple of portions.

    Every Christian Mission, including NTM, will have this burden upon them: 'that unless someone goes out to proclaim this Good News to the unreached, then those people will never hear. And if they don't hear, they will not be able to respond, & if they don't respond to Christ, then they have rejected the Grace of God & bound for a Christ-less eternity". As well, there is nowhere in the Bible that anyone, even the unreached people, will have a second opportunity to stand before God to receive some 'special' respite from going to Hell. Hebrews 9:27: "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement". There is no second opportunity (even for that "little brown man"), nor purgatory, between now & eternity.
  • Mishael on World Evangelizing - in Reply on Titus 2:11
    Romans chapter 1

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE.

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    Comment: People have been given the ability to learn through natural things that Someone had to of made all this.

    This world will soon pass away. If people are so inclined: then google to find a church that sends missionaries to those places and help fund their efforts.

    We are to "Go Ye into all the world". That may mean going to your own neighborhood to invite people to come to your church. A little friendliness makes all the difference.

    Or it may mean giving some of your God given wealth to help missionaries go ye for you. David Wilkerson (deceased now) son Gary Wilkerson of World Challenge sends missionaries all over the world. See his website. You might like to get his newsletter. I love it.

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