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  • Chris - in Reply on Ezekiel 16
    Hello Agness. Apart from a hardcover Commentary on Ezekiel (or on the Old Testament), available from Christian bookstores, you can look at Sites such as Bible Hub, which give a selection of Commentators on a verse-by-verse commentary - might be heavy going but worth it if you're focussed on an in-depth study of Ezekiel.

    But to give you an outline to work on: Ezekiel was from a priestly family (1:3) & his name means "God strengthens". He spent his early years in Jerusalem until the captivity to Babylon, alongwith the other hostages. Over there he settled in his own house by the river Chebar (3:15,24), & prophesied for at least 22 years. His wife died about 10 years after being exiled, from a stroke or a plague (24:16-18).

    He ministered to the exiles in Babylon at the same time that the prophet Jeremiah was ministering to the Jews in Palestine. His ministerial thrust was to keep before the exiles, not only the sins they had committed that brought on God's Judgement, but to also assure them of God's future blessing by His keeping of His Covenant with them.

    The general breakdown of the chapters can be seen as thus: Chapters 1 to 3 (Ezekiel's Call & Commissioning); Chapters 4 to 24 (Prophecies against Judah & Jerusalem); Chapters 25 to 32 (Prophecies against foreign nations); Chapters 33 to 39 (Prophecies of Israel's restoration); and Chapters 40 to 48 (Prophecies concerning Israel in the coming Millenial Kingdom).

    I realize I've given a very brief outline to you, but hopefully it will help you focus on Ezekiel, the man & his ministry & God's Word to them (& for us to learn from). You will need a comprehensive commentary if you want to do an in-depth study. Every blessing in your studies.
  • Sony
    Can we really know people we never met in real life , on the internet only ?

    My experience has been no we can not fully know them .

    Certainly not enough to call them brother , words need to be backed up by actions etc.

    We cannot know their daily life having not seeing it .

    In the New Testament they gave letters of recommendations, apostle Paul often did this in his letters . That was even in real life , not just an internet life of words only . Telephone is much better than internet or video than just words .

    Be careful and prove people out before excepting them in seen .

    My experience is they are not the same in real life as on the internet.
  • Hope Coleman on Isaiah 3
    Someone need to read Joel 2:28 also Acts 2:17, and stop putting a woman down. It was a woman who said come see a man who told me all i done and a whole town followed her to see Jesus, and what about the woman who went and told the men that Jesus has risen the men follow her back to the tomb. From someone who love Jesus and his people.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 10
    Hello Sherrye. I have looked at those Scriptures you gave & know them well, but I don't get it. You may need to give your exegesis on them because I feel that your understanding of them may not be what I believe. It's unwise to offer comment when there is ambiguity. Thank you.
  • Mishael - in Reply
    Read Daniel 7 also.
  • Islands or Isles of the Sea - in Reply
    Islands of the Sea

    Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 41:1

    41:1 Keep silence - Attend diligently to my plea. Islands - By islands he means countries remote from Judea, inhabited by the idolatrous Gentiles. Renew - Strengthen themselves to maintain their cause against me; let them unite all their strength together. Near - Unto me that we may stand together, and plead our cause, and I will give them free liberty to say what they can on their own behalf.

    [you can use the search (box) engine to read all of the "islands of the sea" or "isles" scriptures]

    This is what I was taught: that these islands are actually other continents bordered by water (seas or oceans). Presumably Gentile. No where near the Mideast regions.

    The Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea are mentioned a number of times in both the Old and New Testaments. Each the the three bodies of water serves as geographical boundary markers in Numbers 34:1-12.

    Ezekiel 26:15-18 (sounds like NYC)

    Jeremiah 2:10-11,

    Jeremiah 31:10, Isaiah 60:9,

    Isaiah 42:10, 11:11, 24:25, 66:19, Daniel 11:18

    The USA is bordered on 3 sides by water and would be considered an island.

    Mishael
  • Mary Burns - in Reply
    I appreciate it, T. Levis, but that's not exactly what I was looking for, but I thank you for replying to my question. I was told I might find it in Daniel, so I'm going to check it out. Please pray for me that I find it. I know it's in there because I have seen the verse in the KJV Bible. I'll let you know if I find it, if you'd like me to. Thank you again!
  • Jesse - in Reply
    Dwight,

    I think Chris gave a great answer. I have to admit that James and John are my favorites. If you ever get the time to study the personalities of these two individuals, you will find them very interesting.

    You've got two of these big burly fishermen, who basically are walking through the villages, and if the village won't receive Jesus, they come and they say we will call fire down from heaven and we will just destroy it, wipe them out! And the Lord is like "Take it easy fellas, I didn't come to destroy people, I came to save people."
  • Searching Things on this Website
    There is a Box where you come into this website. It's a Search Engine.

    Type in what you want to search and hit that > arrow. It will pull up all scriptures with that name: like Sons of Thunder

    Down below the list of scriptures is the Commentary Box. Highlight you scripture yellow and drop down to the commentaries. It's an in depth explanation on your verse.
  • Live Your Life in full View - in Reply
    The Bible speaks of familiar spirits. They're basically Spies, that follow people, generations or us. They watch what we say or do, and report to the chain of command.

    You can see this in Job 1. Satan spied on Job because Job was a righteous man. I'm sure Job did not know why his life was being destroyed.

    But no matter the events, he held onto his faith.

    I had to learn early that sneaking around hides absolutely nothing. God is Omnipresent, and Satan and his demons, are invisible. Ephesians 6

    However :D. The evil beings Are Not Human. They are outlaws and cannot borrow a Believers body to get around. But they can borrow a wicked human being if they consent; such as witches, warlocks, voodoo practitioners and psychics. Beware of card readers and astrology.

    Like Halloween. It's a major "Holy Day" for witches: and call for human sacrifices. (Christmas and Passover too). Keep an eye on your children.

    I took my kid roller skating, fall festivals. I gave him 20 dollars to buy any kind of candy he wanted (on the way home). No Halloween candy! He had fun, he had candy, I was relieved.
  • Tree of Life location - in Reply
    Revelation 22:2

    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the Tree of Life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

    I found this when I was searching for the Ark of the Covenant. I'm not sure the Ark of the Covenant being in heaven as the scriptures show. I think it will be at the Battle of Armageddon. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

    Neither has been found. Archaeologists have nothing. They think they found the location of Eden, but cannot find any proof of human remains or relics. Interesting
  • Chris - in Reply
    Hello Dwight. It was James & his brother John, whom the Lord referred to as "The sons of thunder" ( Mark 3:17).

    We can't be too clear on why the Lord spoke of them in this way, but it might refer to their fiery zeal, as seen for example, in their wish to call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans ( Luke 9:54), and John's proactive stance to stop the work of one who cast out devils ( Luke 9:49), or even the prayer of their mother that her sons might sit on the Lord's right & left hand in His kingdom ( Matthew 20:21); maybe this wilfulness, boldness, & zeal ran in that family. Pure speculation of course.
  • David on Psalms 79
    Thank you Lord Jesus for always being faithful to your Word and Promises. Thank you Lord for Your patience, and long suffering towards our sinful and wicked ways. The Blood of your Son shed at Calvary washes away all sins. Praise the Lord.
  • Will on Joshua 6
    God truly blesses those who bless God's people! May God bless Israel with witnesses who will boldly proclaim Yeshua as their Messiah and may He prosper the remnant with peace and all supplications.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Revelation 16:16
    Hello, Perhaps these vials have a lot to do with cause and effect. In the day that we live, many minds are turned towards violence and corruption. We can feed on news/entertainments that have these evils, which increases demand, which increases our fleshly appetites. Might God while time remains in the flesh pronounce judgements upon man, while yet there remain saints that have transparent lives in the flesh saved by grace (where the mark of faith is in Jesus as he is first in our minds). Oh, but the beast cannot stand not having his mark on the saints and prophets in the earth. The plagues of Revelation 15 and the vials of Revelation 16 can be seen in effect today. The opposing army of Armageddon is a mystery that has perhaps its answer in a sudden end of time. Thus we must watch and pray in our day how this battle for our soul is playing.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} on 1 Corinthians 13:13
    1 Corinthians 13:8-10 Precious friends, Has the "gift" of tongues ceased? Some say no. What Saith The PERFECT Scriptures {or Are They PERFECT?}:

    "Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when That Which Is Perfect Is Come, then that which is in part shall be done away."

    IF "The Scriptures Are PERFECT, And, Since They Have Already Come," Then the "gift" of tongues has ceased. Do some believe in IMperfect Scriptures, so tongues have Not ceased? IF so, then how do they "know The PERFECT Truth Of God," calling it IMperfect? What Saith The HOLY Scriptures?:

    1) Paul "Completed or Filled Up" The Scriptures With Romans Through Philemon, Which Show us God's 'Program' Of Pure GRACE In HIS "Revelation Of The MYSTERY" For Today's "Dispensation Of God, 'Full-Filling' God's Word Of Truth!" Colossians 1:25

    2) God HIMSELF Considers HIS Word PERFECT, Else Why Would HE "Do The Following"?:

    "I will worship toward THY holy temple, and praise THY Name for THY Lovingkindness and for THY Truth: for THOU Hast 'Magnified' Thy WORD Above All THY {Perfect!} Name!" Psalms 138:2 cp Psalms 12:6-7 "God's Pure And Preserved Word," Correct?

    3) Since God Does Not have these three "gifts of prophecy, tongues, and word of knowledge" in effect, today, What Does HE "have In Effect"? What Saith The Scriptures?:

    "And NOW Abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but The Greatest of these is Charity!" 1 Corinthians 13:13 PERFECT Truth, Correct, Precious friends?

    Please Be Richly Encouraged, Enlightened, Exhorted, and Edified!

    2 Timothy 2:15; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 1:3-9; Ephesians 3:9 = Grace/Mystery fellowship [Romans - Philemon], For ALL "to SEE," today, since "that which is in part has been done away" ( 1Co 13:10 )?

    God's 'Simple' Will: Link
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 2
    Donna, the answer is given in Revelation 1:20 & these pertain to the seven Churches outlined in Revelation chapters 2 & 3.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 16:16
    Hello Bob. This chapter speaks about the Great Tribulation days, when those left on the Earth, subscribe to the Anti-Christ's demands & worship him. It is upon those who will suffer under God's Wrath & receive this "noisome and grievous sore" (or, an evil/malicious festering sore/ulcer) cf: Exodus 9:8-10 (of God's Anger to the Egyptians) - and this was only the first vial of God's Wrath during that extended period of time. Much more horrors to come. From the texts pertaining to this time in history, it would be difficult to corroborate the Covid vaccine's present effects felt by some, with that Scripture.
  • Leann
    What is the desolation of Sion
  • Michaela
    Where is the Tree of life located?
  • Rick - in Reply
    Francis Hi our adversary cannot read your mind or know what your thinking ahead of time.
  • Dwight Purcell
    Who were the Sons of Thunder and why were they called the Sons of Thunder?

    Thank you.
  • Francis LeMay
    Does the devil know your thoughts if you don't speak them?
  • Anthony on Malachi 3:10
    MALACHI 3:10 DOES NOT...

    ...Instruct any Christian to tithe.

    ...Instruct the tithing of money; AKA, monetary tithing.

    ...Address New Testament Believers.

    ...Authorize any New Testament minister to collect tithes in any form.

    ...Require a Gentile to tithe.

    ...Require any tithe to be surrendered off the Land of Israel.

    ...Assign any tithe given to anyone by God, including the tithe given to the Tribe of Levi, to any person under the New Testament.

    ...Promise great wealth to any individual.

    ...Address any individual, but rather the Nation of Israel.

    ...Provide curses against any Christian for not tithing.

    Anyone referring to Malachi 3:10, or any other scripture speaking of tithing, as authorization to collect tithes from anyone under the New Testament, IS A LIAR.

    >>> The Short Version; concerning the Book of Malachi.

    MALACHI CANNOT BE USED TO INSTRUCT ANY CHRISTIAN TO TITHE...

    > Malachi 1:1 - Malachi is speaking to the Nation of Israel, not the New Testament Church.

    "The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi."

    > Malachi 1:6 - Malachi is speaking to the Nation of Israel and the corrupt Priests of Aaron that despise God's name, not the New Testament Church.

    "...saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name."

    > Malachi 2:1 - The command to bring a portion of the Temple tithe to the Temple storehouses to support the porters and singers is to the corrupt Priests of Aaron, not the New Testament Church.

    "And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you." (cross ref. Nehemiah 10:37-39).

    > Malachi 3:9 - This verse makes is very clear that the God robbers were from the Nation of Israel, not the New Testament Church.

    "Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation." Note: "THIS whole nation (the Nation of Israel who Malachi is addressing)," not the New Testament Church. The New Testament Church is NOT the Nation of Israel. Also, the Nation of Israel were called by God to return to Him, which for p
  • Darcel M Torrence - in Reply
    Okay thank you
  • Carleton - in Reply
    Brother Fred, Thank you. You have made me think of these two verses in Luke 24:14-15 !

    And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

    And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near,

    and went with them.
  • The Difference between Prayer Language and the Gift of Tongues - in Reply
    Two commentaries about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We can ask for a specific gift. The Holy Spirit chooses for us. It is as He wills.

    The Bible says to desire the best gift.

    Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:11

    As he willeth - The Greek word does not so much imply arbitrary pleasure, as a determination founded on wise counsel.

    People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:11

    1Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit. There are named in 1Co 12:8-10 nine gifts, all supernatural, imparted by the same Spirit, which distributes them according to his own will.

    *** the Gift of Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues are ministry gifts. Ok?

    "speaking in tongues or praying in tongues" is entirely for your own edification. It is not the Gift of tongues.

    Sacha is right. It may help if you attend a church that welcomes the gifts of the Holy Spirit. People lay hands on you to receive your prayer language.

    Find in the gospel books where all the disciples were in the Upper Room on Pentecost praying, when the Holy Spirit, as Jesus promised, came in as a mighty rushing wind and fell on them. Be at peace and relax. The prayer language is for your Rest and Edification.

    Your human brain and emotions will not understand it.
  • English Sacha - in Reply
    Barbara , if you read Genesis you will discover that Moses married an Ethiopian lady . I'm guessing she had dark skin hair and eyes . No , it doesn't say anywhere that we must only marry some one of the same ethnicity as us . As Christians we are strongly advised to only marry another Christian and the Israelites were also commanded to only marry people of the same true faith as themselves , Uriah was a Hittite but he must have converted to Judaism . There are other examples that you will find if you read the Bible .
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply
    Thank you brother. Let brotherly love continue! I cannot begin to fathom the loneliness He must have felt. His own leaving Him! Still you here Him say, "Father forgive them, they do not know what they do"! This love is beyond all understanding, it is who He is. This is the love that we share!
  • English Sacha - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 1
    My place is where ever God puts me .


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