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  • Chris - in Reply
    Jesus referred to Satan as the "prince of this world": John 14:30 and John 16:11. I guess if the Son of God spoke this of him, then all of Heaven recognizes him as such; at least for a while until his power & influence are finally withdrawn & he is locked away for eternity.
  • Ernestinecotman on Acts 28
    I'm used to listening to these bible passages being read. How can I do this on my phone?
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    No apologies necessary Glenn.

    And welcome to the site,

    Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in a viewpoint and we abandon the spirit and walk in the flesh, It's very easy to end up on the wrong side of the work of God,

    The Lord didn't tell us to go out and Preach our viewpoints, He told us to abide in him and to teach and preach the Gospel that saves lives. The Holyspirit reveals truth, Believing or disbelieving in the rapture don't give you the Holyspirit, Salvation Does!! Let's help them with that then their eyes may become open to see whether there's a rapture or not. Apart from the spirit we can't reach NO ONE. The natural man know not the things of God, Let's sow the seed and let God give the increase. Then they will be able to Hear. If you hold the truth that is the way you got it.

    God bless you.
  • Adam - in Reply
    Hello, satan is called a god of the world: 2 Corinthians 4:4. Notice the little g for false god.
  • Leroy - in Reply
    would like to find a verse of scripture that say's God ordained the devil to be prince of this world?
  • Christian
    In the Old Testament, there is a verse that talks about the "blow out the fire and in with the wind"? And it mentions the father, son, and holy ghost. Any ideas what this verse could be?
  • Jesse - in Reply
    Glenn,

    There is a phrase used in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and it is the phrase "caught up." The Greek word got that phrase is HARPADZO which is the same as caught up. It means to be snatched away or seized by force. It does not mean that we "fly away."

    In fact, this "caught up" is going to happen so fast that we're not even going to know what happened.

    The word rapture comes from the Latin word Raptus. But it all means the same thing.
  • Jason - in Reply
    Very good response, Jesse!
  • Fred - in Reply on Acts 15
    The law is a schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ The law of God is what we see in the ten commandments . The law is what God has established with His creation. It has been my experience that it is impossible to keep His law. However men of old before the Christ, shared in something called hope. They waivered not at the promise, much like we too look for the return of Jesus Christ! Waiting in faith, is the fundamental condition of establishing the law, while fulfilling it!

    When this happens it is now referred to as grace. Grace found in the same words our Fathers before us had! This is the salvation we have in the hope of our savior Jesus Christ. Much more now we are now sanctified and cleansed, cleansed in his holy blood! This being the requirement of the creator. There can be no forgiveness without the shedding of blood! Christ heals us, makes us holy and perfect before the Father, clothed in White, able to stand before him!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on John 14
    Rejoice.

    Let's take it from verse 10,

    And I will share what I believe verse 12 means.

    In verses 10 and 11 Here Jesus says he's in the Father and the Father is in him, And Jesus contribute the work to the Father,

    In verse 12 The work that Jesus does and the greater here mentioned here is not greater in quality, It's greater in volume.

    That's why Jesus said

    BECAUSE I GO UNTO MY FATHER.

    Jesus had to go to the Father before he sent the Holyspirit to dwell in them.

    Luke 24:49. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, UNTIL YE BE ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.

    That power was the Holyspirit and the Apostles ministered with that Power on display to the World.

    John 14:10-12. Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME, HE DOETH THE WORKS.

    11: Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

    12: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, THE WORKS THAT I DO SHALL HE DO ALSO; and GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; BECAUSE I GO UNTO MY FATHER.

    God bless.
  • Glenn - in Reply
    Hi spencer ,.. apologies

    No wars , an no " I know more than you " intentions. It scares me on how many good Christian people, believe in Easter , rapture, an of course the apple. My first time here , an my intention was to see if there's an agenda, or a wizard of oz behind the curtain. I truly wish to share , an warn of false teachings, an try to help, share , an show anyone that is willing to dig deep , into truth.

    Sincerely

    Glenn
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi Brother Jesse.

    Thank you for that revelation!

    I went to the scriptures and as you said I seen the italics you mentioned in a few pivotal verses.

    Thanks

    God bless.
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Glenn The word rapture is not in the bible it is the resurrection of the body of Christ, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 also 1 Corinthians 15:50-54 both of these events are one in the same, known as the Hope of the return and no one knows that one it is in Gods timetable. 2 Thessalonians 2:1 is what the Bible calls the gathering together unto him. Like so many other things man came up with rapture. God Bless
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Hi Glenn,

    Thanks but no thanks Glenn, but you want find anything here that it seems you already heard.

    You presented that question like an invitation to War.

    I pray I'm wrong.

    God. bless.
  • Dianne - in Reply on John 14
    In John 14 Jesus Christ is sharing the things that will become and now are available when an individual confesse Romans 10:9+10 and believes it in their hearts and does the will of God which is His Word, His Spirit takes up resident LITERALLY in our bodies and He begins to make the way He operates and wants you to do known. The more you walk the more He makes known. The real mind blower is verse 12 and this guy raised the dead, and He said us who believe will do greater works than he did. Now we can believe it or not.
  • Dianne - in Reply on John 3
    Ted The bible doesn't say but I'd like to believe he was because He begged for the body and put it in a fresh tomb. Also when you work Gods word closely He just wrapped in cloth others came by later and embalmed Him so that's an indication He believed he was going to raise from the dead, whats really interesting is all the disciples walked away and one betrayed Him all scattered. When it comes to the Gospels you have to be very careful sequence of events.
  • Debbie - in Reply on Acts 15
    Oh S Spencer you always bring forth clarity!
  • Debbie - in Reply
    That is right about Abraham.
  • Glenn - in Reply on Numbers 23:19
    Exactly,.. translations are not always right, although the men in 1611 tried to break down the Hebrew , Greek , an almanacs,.. you must get a Dr Strongs concordance, or a companion Bible,.. like the word Easter ? In acts ,.. the word is actually, Pasco ,.. meaning passova,.. there is no such thing as Easter ,..
  • Glenn - in Reply
    Gifts ,.. meaning that we all have certain things that make us who we are in the flesh, weather, a smile , or act of kindness, or righteousness, simply being able to figure things out ,.. it's definitely caris ,.. meaning charitable, charismatic,.. we are all loved by our father, an he is not a respecter of anyone,.. he loves us all the same , no one person is more than the other,.. which I find truly,.. AWESOME
  • Glenn
    I would like you to tell me about the rapture ? an when we can expect that to happen ? Please,.. because I'm kinda confused here , I hear about the rapture from many preachers, but I'm unable to find that in the Bible,.. sn upon reading Ezekiel, chapter 13 , I find it very clear about the punishment for false statements an that he is AGAINST, those who teach there children to fly to save there souls ,.. so please, am I missing something ?

    Thank you

    Glenn
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Brother Jesse what your touching on is perhaps if not the most confusing field of all christianity and to get into it in this format personally I'm not going there, there is the Gift Holy Spirit then there are manifestations or outward displays of the power of that gift and one use of the word power is exousia another is kratos, but again there is so much involved in that field for this format. By the way I have studied everything you covered I choose not to mention words in italics not in original so I don't ruffle feathers. Nice Sharing.
  • Dianne - in Reply
    Nice sharing bro now we worship 24 -7 which is the way it was meant to be. Law is out Grace is in Colossians 3: 14-22 we are a new creation in Christ.
  • Jesse
    I would like to share something about the word "gift" or "gifts" that we see throughout the Bible. First I want to say that I am in no way trying to discredit the KJV. It is my Bible of choice as far as English translations go.

    But I think many people are being misled by thinking that God gives them all sorts of different "gifts" when in fact the only gift we are actually given is the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

    But in our English bibles, we see the word gift or gifts and we associate the word gift with something that is given to us because that's what the English word means.

    However, we need to look at those various places in scripture where we see the word gift or gifts where we think it is a gift that's given to us.

    First of all, if the word gift is in italics, that means the word gift is not in the original language. The places where it's not in italics, we must look to the original language to see what the word truly is and what it means. Does it mean a gift that is given?

    Most often, the word gift will be the word CHARISMA which comes from CHARIS which means expression of grace.

    If it is the word DIDOMI, or DOREA, that means a gift that is given. We often see or hear people say God gave them a gift or gifts, but it cannot be backed up with scripture because when they show you in the Bible where it say God gives us these gifts, it is not the word gift as in something given to us.

    The only gift given to us is the gift of the Holy Spirit. Everything else is just an expression of God's grace. So if someone says they have a certain gift, it must be backed up with scripture. What word is being used where gift or gifts is pointed out. And if it's in italics, that falls short altogether.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Matthew 2
    Jesse This ones for you the shepherds were told they would find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger look up eastern culture and why that is a big deal, thought you would get blessed on that one.
  • Dianne - in Reply on Matthew 2
    Gaome You will not find the names of the Magoi but the reason they came so far with a literal caravan was because they saw an astronomical event that wasn't just a star it was actually a massing of planets, they were persian astronomers not astrology first one is science of the planets second one worship of the planets. They saw a planetary conjunction that's why they said to Herod where is He born King of the Jews, also they never a baby they saw a young child, the shephards were told to go see a babe wrapped in swaddling close. The reason the swaddling clothes was so important a sign in the east a child was wrapped in swaddling clothes indicated royalty and His words would always be pure.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Acts 15
    Yes Debbie, that was the dispute and burden that the believing Pharisees tried to lay upon the Gentiles. And the Apostles Argued against this as you see in Acts 15:1-20.

    I would like to share a couple of wonderful verses here in. Listen here to Peter.

    Acts 15:10-11. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

    But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

    Peter is saying trying to Keep the law put a yoke on them and their fathers. But through the Grace of Christ they now can be saved even as the Gentiles!! BY GRACE, NOT THE WORKS OF THE LAW.

    God bless.
  • S Spencer - in Reply
    Reubens.

    I agree with Adam, We worship "PERIOD."

    Not on a particular day, We worship Christ, PERIOD.

    There's a lot of fuss pitting one day over the other. If a person worship the day that don't make the day a pagan day, It makes the person Pagan.

    Here's why we "Fellowship " on the first day of the week, " Sunday ".

    Leviticus 23:15-17. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; SEVEN SABBATHS SHALL BE COMPLETE:

    The sabbath is on a Saturday, Seven sabbaths gives us 49 days , The fiftieth day gives us Sunday. "Pentecost".

    The term Pentecost comes from the Greek (Pentkost) meaning "fiftieth". It refers to the Jewish festival celebrated on the fiftieth day after First Fruits, also known as the "Feast of Weeks" and the "Feast of 50 days" Also The feast of shavuot.

    16: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a NEW MEAT OFFERING unto the LORD." The new meat offering represents the Church.

    17: Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; THEY SHALL BE BAKEN WITH LEAVEN; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.

    "Leaven here some say represents Gentiles and some say it represents foreknowledge of the false doctrine to enter the Church."

    The Church was born on the 1st day of the week. And Christ was resurrected on the 1st day of the week.

    WE'RE CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST.

    Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was FULLY COME, they were all with one accord in one place. "Fully come here means that which was prophesied in Leviticus 23."

    THE CHURCH WAS BORN 50 DAYS AFTER THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST!! On a Sunday.

    God bless.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Hebrews 12:28
    Rina Maria Lei,

    You've said well, and I also agree with Mishael. If I might say something about the very next verse, it says "For our God is a consuming fire."

    The writer of Hebrews is speaking to Hebrew (Jewish) people and saying, "You want to go back under the Old Covenant? The only thing you have to look forward to is the consuming fire of God." That's it!



    The writer is telling them that through Christ, you'll have eternal life and be part of the heavenly city where God dwells. But for those people who don't want to identify with Christ, they will suffer the judgment of God.
  • Debbie - in Reply on Acts 15
    That the Law of Moses had to be followed in order to be saved explains my question -- thanks.


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