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  • Milton Infancio Rodrigues
    Blessed be God,blessed be Infant Jesus,blessed be Our Lady in all her different forms,blessed be all the spirits,saints,apostles,martyrs,all the guardian angels of my life and family members,all the guiding and governing angels and spirits at my work place,all the governing forces in the Universe,all the God's in the entire Universe and beyond. Thunderously praise and glorify Infant Jesus in the entire Universe and beyond
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 28
    Psalm 28 is alluding to an imprecatory mindset; in regard to verses 3 through 5 which basically states that the wicked should be allowed by God to be judged according to their deeds (like works in Great White Throne Judgment in Rev. 20:11-15.

    The Psalm begins with a plea that God will not be silent; or perhaps that the Spirit of God would remain with David. In some ways today as we are sealed with the Spirit there is the promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us that is different than the role that the Holy Spirit had in the O.T. times where it tended to be more transient. It is hard scripturally to know what is referring to a temporal manifestation of the Spirit just as we sometimes experience now; and the permanent presence. Today; of course we no longer go to "Sheol" where all the dead went in the O.T. (see end of Luke 16). It is certain; however that a prayer not to be drawn away with the wicked (verse 3) is good advice even today as if we are not gazing upon Him we will be distracted by the world; flesh and the Devil and their voices.

    The assurance of God hearing David (v. 6) gave him hope for that time and all eternity (v. 9).

    The trickly part in verse 8 when he uses a plural term "their strength" could represent all anointed or a characteristic of all saints; it seems odd with the surrounding verses. Perhaps someone can look up the original languagae for clarification.
  • David T on Luke 14
    May the LORD be magnified and praised in everything we say or do in HIS name.

    We are called to go forth and tell others of the salvation of the LORD. Matthew 28: 18-20

    Romans 10: 14

    We testify of the great and wonderful things that the LORD has done for us.

    Psalms 126:6; 2 Timothy 4:2

    GOD bless all on this platform.

    October 20, 2022
  • Haniel teboh on Zechariah 3
    I love Jesus
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 27
    God through the inspiration of the Spirit gives David confidence against his foes in Psalm 27.

    We are reminded in verse 4 of Psalm 84:10 as to it being better having the lowest position as "gatekeeper" in heaven than anything on earth; or the alternative of hell; certainly.

    Verses 5 and 6 remind us of Psalm 40 in being lifted up and trusting in the Rock of God which is Christ. There could possibly be prophetic overtones in either passage of the Rapture; and or protection during times in the future Tribulation for certain Jews in hiding. We see a theme here of continuing trust in God; not just a fleeting moment when trouble arises. This helps an individual be able to clearly hear the voice of the Lord with all the competing ones of the world; the flesh and the Devil. Verse 9 shows to some extent how the Spirit was more transient in the lives of the O.T. saints; although God's people still ultimately were saved.

    Verse 10 certainly cannot be overstated as it fits in to so many today; certainly whose own families foresake them or worse for proclaiming the Gospel truth. We are today "adopted sons" of Christ ( Romans 8:14-17) if truly Born Again. We have a Father in heaven who never leaves us or foresakes us.

    Verse 12 demonstrates how false witnesses came up in David's life and certainly this applies to Christ when on earth. Finally; there is an admonition in the last two verses to wait patiently; as well as a hint of the Millennium Kingdom in verse 13 when we can be certain thar goodness will be in the "land of the living." Today the remnant believers are few and far between and many have fallen away as the scriptures predict.
  • Patti
    I just wanted to say thank you all so very much ! U all did a spectacular job; 1st loving God in yr services to Him and to His ppl, with the time u spent putting this together! And helping others have the tools at their reach ! Ty bless u all
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 26
    Psalm 26 is very similar to the previous Psalm 25 as integrity is mentioned (verse 1 and 11); and David not sitting in the "congregation of evil doers." (v. 5). Again as my comments were there this is also as Psalm 25 reflecting the characteristic of Psalm 1.

    Verse 10 brings up bribery specifically as a new detail. Also verse 6 reminds us of the ritual hand washing of the Pharisees; which didn't do them too much good to say the least ( Matthew 23:27 etc). It has to be accompanied with the proper attitude on the INSIDE (see Psalm 51).

    The Psalm ends with David stating that he will bless the Lord "in the congregations." One thought that I have here is that we need to be discerning as to whether the house of God that we fellowship with isn't turning to the world and hence becoming reprobate. Apparently the word "congregation" can be used in a positive or negative light; generally. We need to be cautious not to always go with the majority concensus; when it comes to decisions such as approving or disapproving new leadership or members to the church; decisions on spending money in the church budget that aren't focused first on the Great Commission; entertainment brought in and in general any error coming in (a little leaven ruins the whole loaf) ( Gal 5:9).

    No further thoughts at present.
  • Mervis Newby on Psalms 2
    Please explain verse 12. Kiss the son.
  • Robert Skidmore on 1 Corinthians 11
    1st cor 11 verse 34 states if a man hunger let him eat at home, so why do most churches of christ spend money out of the treasure to have fellowship halls, we should eat in the home.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 25
    Psalm 25.

    Let us start this commentary on verse 14. We are reminded here of the verse in Deuteronomy 29:29 about the secret things of the Lord that we are NOT to know. There are other verses that state what is seemingly the opposite (namely; Proverbs 25:2) which states that it is the honor of kings for such matters to be revealed. Since we are "kings and priests" in the Lord; therefore we are given some comprehension of such mysteries. ( Rev. 5:10).

    Two major themes here relate to the fear of the Lord (in the verses 12-14) and not harboring sins (verses 1-7). Meek individuals (verse 8) remind us of the verse in the Gospels stating that the "meek shall inherit the earth" ( Matthew 5:5). Verse 10 also brings up the concept of those keeping His covenant (not stated which covenant) as well as those who keep "his testimonies." Obviously; the word of our testimony ( Rev. 12:11) is vital which involves confessing with our mouth as well as our heart. Trust is also a theme here of importance (verse 2 as well as verse 20). The last verse talks of Israel as a whole; which in context could refer to David's descendants or the eventual plan at the end of the age where it is restored to the position originally intended.

    Finally; patience in waiting on God is noted in verses 5 and 21. There are numerous references in scripture on that subject as a fruit; as one type of crown being given as a reward for those who wait patiently for the coming of the Lord ( James 5:7; etal). When we see such great wickedness around today such as was in the time of Lot and Noah we need to keep in focus the big picture.
  • Margaret goves on John 15
    Very happy to study the Bible...
  • Rebekah john on Psalms 7
    This text is very good I love this bible I use it all the time,keep up with the good work this is what I expected it tells us that our Lord loves us and if our enemy slaps us don't slap them back just go run away and maybe tell your parents, so I lear bed that if someone does something to you don't get revenge on them cause God is always with you and she loves you and he always will
  • Pete on Genesis 1
    It amazing; The proof is all there. God created the universe; and rested from his work on the seventh day. What is work but the using of Energy. Yes, He created the universe and energy and space all at the same time probably as scientists say with the Big Bang theory; and of course the universe seems to be still expanding and stars are still exploding; not all of course but some; and thus planets are still being created; maybe even new earths and moons just like ours but so far away; forget about them. We will never really know; but now I do know that God rested by stopping using His energy. I now know what rest is and I hope to do so on the Sabbath; unless there is Good that I must do on that day. There are always blessings in the 10 commandments and what God says to do; and I can see that in resting on the Sabbath, Both the mind, body, brain and soul, the physical and the mental.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 24
    Psalm 24 and the eastern gate

    Suleiman in 1540 apparently sealed the eastern gate in Jerusalem; which is apparently where the Messiah is going to return at the Second Coming (or shortly thereafter after defeating His enemies). We can see this in the beginning of Ezekiel 43 as well as Ezekiel 44 in the closing of the gate. There are other scriptures in Nehemiah and Zechariah which point to the glory of the Lord to the east as well.

    The repeated theme in verses 7 through 10 could also refer to Christ's triumphant return to the heavenly city and throne when He sat at the right hand of God after accomplishing His work here on earth ( Acts 2:33; Hebrews 10:12 and about 100 ADDITIONAL cross references to that affect!)

    When we see His triumphant return; His vestures are dipped in blood. ( Rev. 19:13; Isaiah 63:3). It is certainly possible that when He first entered heaven there was some of the blood from His atonement placed there ( Hebrews 9:12). I would take this verse literally; although there is commentary from some famous people (I will leave unnamed) who say to the contrary.

    A couple other themes seen in verses 1 and 2 show the original earth and that after the flood that God established. To be in heaven according to verses 3 through 5 have certain characteristics. We need to heed not swearing deceitfully as well; for any covenant or vow before God is something we are to keep our end on (and I am placing the marriage covenant there as well). God is eternal therefore not planning to change His covenants; with the exception of the New Covenant that He established abrogating the sacrifices of the O.T. for a better one ( Matt. 26:28; etc.) Verse 6 states a generation of them that seek Him; that could be the whole resurrected group of saints; or the Millennial generation born on earth after He comes; or both.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 23
    Psalm 23

    Probably the best known and most quoted Psalm at funerals; the theme is representative of both rest for God's people the first 3 verses could be a general sentiment on resting in the Lord.

    For the Lord to be our shepherd; of course He has to be the Chief Shepherd over our lives. ( 1 Peter 2:25). The fourth verse could be applied; of course to the Messiah Himself once He died but He had to suffer the unique anguish of being separated from God as it pleased Him to crush Christ ( Isaiah 53:10). We need to consider our High Priest who suffered such things for our sake. ( Heb. 4:14-16).

    Verse 5 is probably the most overlooked portion about preparing a table in the presence of "my enemies". This certainly could represent Christ when He returns; but also David himself once he comes back to rule and reign with Christ ( Jeremiah 30:9 and other references). We shall rule and reign with Christ as well ( Rev. 2:26-27 but also other passages). This is the heritage of the saints. These things should not bring us a mindset of arrogance and pride; but should serve as a warning to the unregenerate who hopefully will be convicted of sin while there is yet time to repent (see Matt. 21:24).

    Goodness and mercy are promised in this life despite the trials of life. The eternal dwellingplace of all the saints is also a promise and something worth meditating over.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 22
    To add to the discussion on Psalm 22; the sufferings of Christ; His one time separation from the Father so that He could be the atonement for our sins and utter rejection by His own should be considered carefully. There are plenty of scientific journals which talk of the incredible suffering with the brutality of a crucifixion. We need to remember that while we were yet ENEMIES Christ died for us. (see Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:3 and many other scriptures). He experienced what we under the blood will never have to experience when taking on our sin and trading it for His righteousness through the sacrifice on the cross. There is more to see here as we get to Psalm 24 on that subject.

    As for now; we remember that He will always have the nail scarred hands and feet on His resurrected body. ( Luke 24:39). He conquered death itself; which also is a theme discussed in the next study on Psalm 23 often used to assure those on their hour of need or to those facing death. Our only hope is in Christ; as are the blessings so we need to carefully examine our hearts to see if we are right with the Lord NOW. (See Hebrews 9:27).

    Agape.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 22
    This Psalm is widely known as a prophetic one about the crucifixion of Christ. There are many cross references here which can be cited but I feel it is more fitting to leave it to the reader to examine the scriptures for themselves what appears between Genesis 3 and Micah. This would be the main scripture that should speak to Jews along with the often avoided Psalm 53 on the sufferings of Messiah.

    Verses 26 and on signify the future reign of Christ on earth; as to my eschatological bend; I would say the Millennial period is in focus here; notwithstanding all eternity afterwards. This is much like Luke 4:18 which quotes the first part of the statement beginning Isaiah 61 (verse 1) without verse 2 which states; once again His rule after the second coming. In general; however we feel about the Millennial period taking verses as anything but literal makes no sense when all those who are Post Millennial; for instance seem to take the prophetic verses of His first coming quite literally. This multilayered view is more common than not in the prophetic. It is clear in many of these Psalms that David when speaking through the inspiration of the Spirit spoke of Christ's sufferings and in that sense also suffered as we are today ( 1 Peter 5:10). In this Psalm; however it seems that everything is about Christ rather than David. No wonder God said that he was a "man after His own heart." ( 1 Sam. 13:14).
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 21
    Psalm 21

    The Psalm seems to describe a king (small k) which would signify an earthly ruler; and some of the statements from verses 1 through 7 fit that premise. Nonetheless; there are Messianic traits from verse 8 on that indicate either Christ or God Himself fulfilling justice and wrath on the earth in the future.

    Verse 4; for instance could fit with promises given to the lineage of David with Solomon; for example whose reign in theory would be infinite if he had remained obedient. These promises; however were not to be met with any fallible human ruler. We see sentiments to this in Psalm 2:7-8 as to us being the reward for Christ's sufferings as His adopted Sons.

    Verse 8 talks of the "right hand" of God finding enemies. The right hand of God has been used to signify Christ ( Heb. 1:3; Rev. 5:7 etal).

    Verse 9 is much like Malachi 4:1 as to the description of Christ's return at Armageddon.

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    Verse 10 is like Isaiah 14:21 on the offspring of the wicked; and can be related to Revelation 17 and 18 as well with the final destruction of Babylon (also referred to extensively in the writings of Jeremiah).

    Verse 11 reminds us of Jeremiah 18:12 as well as other Psalms in the devices of the wicked coming to naught. And verse 12 is similar to Psalm 56:9 although there are other verses that discuss God making people turn their backs before judgment is rendered.

    Finally; verse 13 asks God to be exalted so we can praise Him and sing to Him because of His power. This could be singing a "new song" or other related verses ( Psalm 98:1 and of course Revelation verses).
  • Alonzo Harris on Matthew 24
    Jesus loves each and every one of us, he died on the cross to set us all free from sin bondage he wants us all to make it to heaven with him and spend eternity with him, his will is not for us to perish out of this world because of disobedience of his words and instructions that he left here for us all to follow, but instead we are all guilty of being a slave to the sin nature which stems from a negative and evil nature that wars against GOD Almighty the devil himself we all have to be careful of, because he comes to cause us all to do the total opposite of our lord and saviors will for each and every one of our lives, i will continue to pray for all of our strength in christ Jesus, to save us all from going to hell with a devil that don't care about any one of our well being, may GOD keep and bless his children in Jesus name amen
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 20
    Psalm 20 review.

    Verses 1 through 5 in this Psalm show us how God generally hears from His sanctuary and is there for them. Verse 5 describes banners; and given the theme of the other Psalms it is likely that a military campaign and victory from God is seen here. Verse 6 discusses how God's "anointed" will be heard from heaven with the strength of "his right hand". That could more specifically be David; or perhaps his son or any other king.

    The trusting in chariots and horses in verse 7 brought the downfall of Solomon later on. 1 Kings 4:26 shows he did this anyway; and the other warnings in scripture such as Deut. 17:16 and 2 Chronicles 1:17 were ignored (not to mention his warning not to marry women who would lead him astray with foreign gods).

    David trusted in his own numbers as well as we see in 1 Chronicles chapter 21 (Satan himself motivated him and God allowed it). It is hard to tell the timing of that event if it was before or after this Psalm was written. The last verse asks God to save; but king is not capitalized; so it seems he would be asking the king to respond (which of course would be an admonishment to everyone else when he was king unless it was written beforehand when Saul was king). Perhaps someone can help me clarify that passage.
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 19
    Psalm 19 along with Romans 1 demonstrate that all of the universe testifies to the whole world of the presence of God as well as to His order to the design of the universe. We can; therefore make a transition from the One who created the laws of nature to the written law and statutes ordained by God. (The word statute apparently means a specific enactment of a law).

    Some degree of apologetics here is in order to explain the most common objection to the statement of the sun and its apparent movements here on earth. (see also Job 9:7). Often this is dismissed as a superstitious viewpoint of the earth being the center of the universe with the sun revolving around it. When taking into account the movement of our galaxy; for example we see how the sun moves through it's own "circuit" as it were through our local system of stars and how in fact our galaxy moves in its cluster of surrounding galaxies through the universe. So; therefore there is a certain pattern that it has in regard to the bigger picture as the earth has. We also need to remember the verse in Joshua when the sun stopped for a day and the moon ( Joshua 10:13) as well a when the sundial returned back to where it was ( 2 Kings 20:1-11). There are historical accounts as well of supernatural events such as the sun and moon turning dark during the crucifixion in different parts of the world.

    Notwithstanding; of course it is clearly not a "bridegroom" as verse 5 indicates; so we need to take symbolic language if literal cannot b taken as should be the rule in all scripture!

    Note how law; fear; statutes and judgment are all things which we should think upon. This is the sentiment of verses 9 to 11. We are not given an indication what are "presumtous" sins (v. 13) or "secret faults." (v. 12). We do realize that in meditating on the Lord we are focused on Him and this readiness keeps us from slipping (see meditating day and night verse Joshua 1:8).
  • Fred
    I would like to thank Jesse for revealing info on the magi. Their understanding of the prophecy. How interesting that this question was just recently asked, that he used the o.t. to prove his understanding of the star and the magi. I had made a reply that said their was no prophecy concerning the star. Thank you holy spirit for showing me the truth. Searching the scriptures !

    If anyone knows Jesse ,please relay my words to him.
  • Fredrick odiwuor abuor on Hebrews 4
    I Give thanks to the LORD for he is good for his steadfast love endures forever Amen
  • Alex N
    Good morning gbu...bbl
  • Angie on Genesis 2
    i love the online holy bible i have so much love for god
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 18
    Psalm 18: An overview

    This Psalm relates as usual to David's own situation either in regard to victory over Saul's forces but could just as well relate to any enemies or with his own sin; or both. Once again; we go into the theme of David's justification and righteousness resulting in vindication for himself with ultimate destruction of his enemies.

    The final verse gives a promise for not only David but to "his seed for evermore". This would indicate the spiritual descendants ultimately; which was procured because of Christ (the anointed One) dying in our place.

    We see David lifted in a similar manner to Jonah in verses 3 through 7. (see Jonah 2:6). The dramatic presence of God is also similar to the way with Elijah before the "still small voice" in 1 Kings chapter 19.

    Verses 8 through 10 also have similar cross references (see Rev. 19 and Rev. 11:5 in regard to 2 Prophets; 1 Kings 8:12 and Ezekiel 38:22 for verses 12 through 13 and/or 14.

    Verses 16 through 32 show how God can preserve the righteous from wrath ( 2 Peter 2:9) or through it. Even death brings ultimate victory for God's people. In this case; however it becomes apparent that David is saved alive; and then is able to take on his enemies in battle.

    We see throughout the remainder of the Psalm David's victory over enemies. Basically this is total destruction. Verse 41 can also find cross reference in Micah 3:4 and apparently is in a dozen other verses. There are many more passages including in Psalms where people do cry out and God answers. This shows the state of their hearts; and if they are one of God's children is paramount as to receiving an answer to that petition. We can see a similar story in Psalm 40 with verbage also being similar in regard to the miry clay and being lifted up. We are led here to ponder that a complete view of God as one who we are utterly dependent on yet we can confidently assert that will totally destroy the wicked shows both grace and wrath.
  • Fred Scanlan
    Knowing who God is, should be every souls need. While God in all his omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, in all these things are the reality of who He is, All these attributes are within One Spirit, a Spirit who, is who He is! He who says "I Am that I Am".

    The spirit world belongs to God. It is always moving and waiting to prove itself. It is always ready!

    We therefore, must have a ready mind, a mind that is consistent, with who He is. A ready heart and mind always ready to see Him work His works. If we are not of this mind, then we are living in the flesh and not the spirit.

    There are many interpretations of how and who the spirit is! The Holy Spirit is a person. It is part of the trinity, "Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

    This person has a personality, a personality that will come alive in those who know Him. This person living inside becomes who you and I are in Him! This is the communion we have with Him. It is not a spirit that lives outside of us, if your Holy Spirit is living outside of you, the spirit you worship is not the Holy Spirit! God is a spirit, and we worship Him in truth and in Spirit!

    Reading the words of Christ, the words that will implant within you this Holy Spirit. Listening for His voice you will wait and you will hear Him as He calls. You must have a ready mind, living and waiting for Him.

    Repent and be Baptized
  • Fredrick odiwuor abuor on Psalms 13
    Sing O ye heaven for the LORD hath done it shout ye lower parts of the earth break forth into singing ye mountains o forest and every tree there in for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob and glorified himself in lsrael
  • Michael G on Deuteronomy 1
    Glory to God
  • Love Gods word
    The God of the scriptures.

    Psalm 46.1,2,3,4

    Verse 10. Be still , and know that I am God : I will be exalted among the heathen , I will be exalted in the earth . Amen !


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