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  • Giannis
    Romans 10:9-10,

    "9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."


    It is not adequate just to believe in Jesus to get eternal life. One has to confess his faith. Where, when, to whom?

    Acts 8:36-37,

    "36 And as they(Philipp and the eunuch) went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID, I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD."

    Nicene Creed, "...we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;"

  • Giannis

    Romans 6:1-13

    "1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

    2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?


    11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof."

    13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are

    alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
  • Giannis
    Romans 6:15-16,

    "15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

    16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
  • Oseas
    Isaiah 63:7-11

    I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

    8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

    9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

    10 But they REBELLED, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he -THE HOLY SPIRIT- was turned to be their ENEMY, and he FOUGHT against them.

    11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

    Psalm 51:11-13

    11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

    12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

    13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
  • Saved2
    Question: Which of the prophet was taken prisoner by the king of babilon?
  • Jordyn
    Was the holy ghost present in the old testament?

    2 peter 1:21 for the prophecy came not in the old (testament) time by the will of man; but holy men of god spake as they were moved by the holy ghost.

    god bless you!
  • Oseas
    1 Corinthians 15:v.45-46

    45 ...The first man Adam was made a living soul;the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

    46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual,but that which is natural;and afterward that which is spiritual.

    Well, since the beginning the Word-i.e. GOD-had planned to make man in His image,but how once He is Spirit?GOD sent JESUS about 4000 years after Adam,the first earthly man.And JESUS said:My Father works hitherto,and I work- John 5:17.Notice that when JESUS said this, still very recently He was in the bosom of the Word- John 1:18-,but now He already was in person working together with the Word, i.e.GOD tghe Father, and it at the age 30 or so,then He revealed that His Father was still working, although it was the beginning of the fifth Day. But Jesus knew what He was talking about, so He said: I and my Father are One.

    The Word-i.e. GOD-is Spirit. How could man see an image of the Spirit? What is its image of the Spirit? It would be impossible to describe, unless it be created materially, physically, its own image. This explains why Israel always was tempted by the Devil to create an image of GOD for to worship it, and they made even a golden calf.

    According to the Word, first He needed to create an image from He Himself and that's what God did, and thus JESUS was born in the turn of the fourth to the fifth Day or in the turn of fourth to the fifth millennium. GOD sent JESUS, for"He loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world;but that the world through Him might be saved.He that believeth on Him is not condemned:but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the NAME of the only begotten Son of GOD, JESUS.And this is the condemnation,that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil"- John 3:v.16 to 19.
  • Frankie J
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    THE goodness of God endureth for ever. And though his creature man (who should have been subject and obedient to him) hath sinned against him, and by motions and inclinations of his own will and wisdom (out of the principle of his pure life, which was to have been his guide and governor) hath fallen short of his glory; yet he still pleaseth to visit his poor lost creature with loving-kindness and mercy, and with various dispensations of his life, according to his pleasure. What man is there that hath not received a soul from the breath of the Almighty? And what soul is it that hath not some visitations of life from that living breath? The bowels of eternity most naturally roll towards all its offspring; who seeketh the gathering of them all in the variety, and according to the limitations of his will, in his pure wisdom.
  • Frankie J
    3 of 5

    feeling the weakness, insufficiency, and corruption of his own will and understanding, and so going forth from himself towards the spring which quickened him. Here is Christ known in spirit, received in spirit, believed and relied on in spirit, and his living virtue already felt, and further waited for. And can this man, thus walking, thus believing, thus obeying, thus cleaving to the principle which gives life, thus receiving virtue from it, and growing up (in that virtue) out of the self-hood, into it; I say, can this man miss of eternal life, which runs along in all the streamings forth of this living virtue?

    But oh, how sweet is the stream of life in the sensible manifestation of the promise! He who feels the covenant in Christ, and life streaming into his heart through the covenant, and the seal of eternal peace to his soul, and that he shall never be left nor forsaken by the fountain of mercy, but all that ever befalls him shall conduce towards the working out of the perfect redemption and salvation of his soul; this is a precious state indeed; and this is the state which the feeling of the faith, and the living obedience in the Spirit leads to. Happy are they that walk in the path thereof, who content not themselves with man's knowledge of Christ, with man's belief of the things written concerning him, with man's obedience to the precepts left on record by the apostles, but whose living soul cannot be satisfied without the feeling and pressing after Christ, the life, and without a true engrafting into him in spirit, through the living Word, or testimony of life, received into, and believed on in the heart.
  • Oseas
    About the current END of the time, at July 7, 2020 I opened a tpic in the site of baptistboard, as follow:

    Topic: NATION shall rise against NATION ... G7 will be DISSOLVED?

    Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Oseas3, Jul 7, 2020.

    The END of the World is at door, but is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    G7, and G20, and EU, and UNO, among others Entities, will be DISSOLVED henceforward. Day after day, the happenings of the World will run in this way.

    The heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word were kept in store, reserved unto fire against THIS DAY OF JUDGMENT and perdition of ungodly men.

    Seeing then that all these things shall be DISSOLVED, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the Day of God - this Lord's Day - , wherein the heavens being on FIRE - it is not material fire - shall be DISSOLVED, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

    Nevertheless the God's people, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, BE DILIGENT that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

    1John 2:v.28 - And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, all may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

    In Christ JESUS, KING of kings and LORD of lords

    Your fellow in Christ


    #1Oseas3, Jul 7, 2020
  • Jimbob
    The (Holy Ghost) first shows up in the Bible in the New Testament.

    ( Jn 14:26) "But the Comforter, (which is the Holy Ghost), whom the Father will send ((the Father WILL send, this is future)) in my name, he shall teach you all things, ((he SHALL teach you all things, also future tense)) and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    John said the Father (will send) the Holy Ghost.

    ( 1 Cor 2:12-13) v13 "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    (teacheth) is #1318; it means instructed or objectively communicated by teaching, taught.

    (Holy) is #40; it means sacred, (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, consecrated) (most) holy (one, thing) clean, innocent, PERFECT, pure.

    (Ghost) is #4151; it means a current of air i.e. breath, a spirit, (superhuman) an angel, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Ghost, spirit (-ual, _ually).

    The Holy Ghost instructed or communicated by teaching.

    ( 2 Pet 1:20-21) v20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    v21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost instructed or communicated by teaching.

    This is speaking of the prophecy that we have today which came to us not by the will of man in 1611, but by the teaching of the Holy Ghost which compares spiritual things with spiritual, instructing He communicates and teaches you all things. That's why the KJB is the pure, preserved words of the LORD, ( Ps 12:6-7) The Words of the LORD are Perfect, Every word is pure ( Proverbs 30:5-6).

    The holy men of God who were moved by the Holy Ghost (was) the translators of the KJB.

    How could anyone possibly see this any other way?

    The Truth should be what matters if we seek it.

    God Bless all who seek His Truth.
  • Larryc
    Where was Jesus nailed in the hands or wrist? I believe it was his hands. Some say wrist.
  • Richard H Priday
    Jacob the deceiver. Continued discussion of how God worked through a supplanter.

    Genesis 28 through 30 go through the story of Jacob after his mother thrust him out to find a wife from among her people; in this case from Laban. Jacob immediately fell for Rachel and after seven years of labor for Laban he was given a wife but he found out in the morning that it was Leah; the older sister. This was not his fault; but nonetheless, God recognized the marriage. In fact; Jacob's attitude toward her in the seven year further wait for Leah (because of Laban's deception) caused Leah to bear many children as she was despised and turned to God for direction. She gave glory to God; and some versions seem to indicate her prayers were answered; after six kids God finally opened Rachel's womb; but not before she had him sleep with the handmaiden for several children who would later be part of the 12 tribes. We should learn here that when we despise someone for somebody else God can bless the person as he is just (as with Leah). God's purposes were done with Jacob's actions; or despite them. Eventually Jacob had a sort of forgiveness and understanding with Esau; his actions may have prevented him from carrying out his plans to kill him out of jealousy. Jacob also found ways to get revenge on Laban for cheating him many years; again the Lord's will was done but not through any righteousness on Jacob's part necessarily. His struggle with God in Genesis 32:22-32 shows a tenacity perhaps unmatched in all history; that a mere man could wrestle with God all night (probably Christ preincarnate) and only through the hip wound the wrestling match was ended. That tenacity for a blessing is something we all can look at as something to emulate in our prayers!

    Genesis 31:34 shows how Rachel hid her household gods; something God could have destroyed her and Jacob for. The Lord at that time overlooked it but who knows how much more blessing she could have had without them?
  • TonyTonyTony748
    Does the Bible mention a table for the pastor
  • JMD
    Exodus 6:20 - From my understanding of this verse, he married his aunt. Is that correct?
  • Jennhenry1975.
    Can a woman dye her hair?
  • Richard H Priday
    Finding new life in the local Body of Christ and looking elsewhere: A balanced perspective.

    Recently; one of our laypersons who is a relatively new attendee of our church boldly asked some musicians "when are you going to play Christian music?" These musicians were supposedly part of a worship team in another church and were so insulted by that they decided not to show up at the next event they were invited to.

    I bring this up to show how crucial it is for us to have a jealousy for God; and also to bring up the point that if our Pastor was more concerned about his reputation than he health of his congregation he wouldn't have brought it up himself; or apologized for the last time I walked out of a concert as for the quality of the message in the music. Personally I think he needs to fire the guy who is directing the decisions of bands invited for social events. My point here is that in many lukewarm churches no one would really care very much about these issues. Therefore in my situation since the preaching is of sound doctrine I am working through issues such as weakness in significant prayer; worldliness and other issues rather than bailing out for another church. I have seen the commitment people have to handing out Gospel literature; visiting the elderly and in visiting me in the hospital after I had an extended stay recently. There have been small groups where deep discussion on doctrinal matters are hashed out; seeing genuine commitment to the Lord.

    We all need to examine things as to where God wants us to fellowship and if we see doctrinal error especially we need to take take time for prayer and if possible challenge those in leadership first. Then we should leave if the Lord makes it clear things are not changing; and bring others out possibly starting our own Bible Study or prayer group until someone finds a good church home. These things are always better when others are with us to help us find an new church home.
  • Oseas

    You all know that the Hebrews had to cross the Red Sea,and walk through a desert,walk until they got to the Promised Land after 40 years of peregrination/pilgrimage.What about GOD's people now, even in this current time?

    Now GOD's people,members of Christ's body,will have to go through (I mean win a war)against the Red Dragon,that's exactly it,a Red Dragon yes, this is no coincidence,it was predicted millennia ago. He's a false messiah who will soon manifest,just ahead,with great signs of lying,he will manifest in Israel as a lamb with two horns,he's a Jew,of course,and he will speak like a Dragon. Revelation 12.3-17 and Revelation 13:11-18.

    Let's get ready to go through this not easy FINAL journey of GOD's people here until the glorious,marvelous,and day of exceedingly joy - day 1335.Remembering and understanding that the departure of the Hebrew people from Egypt was not without first having taken place a battle against Pharaoh(by the way,there and now is the same,it's Satan himself),and when the march began for the departure of GOD's people from Egypt,then the enemy army persecuted the Hebrews,the same will happen now,initially the persecution will be by the man Beast of the sea,it is he who will first persecute the Christian believers- Revelation 13:5-for 42 months,that is the first half of the last week,the week 70th Dan.9:27.This POINT is only and only the half of the way-3,5 years or 42 months,the GOD's people will need to march more 3,5 years,so the march will last 7 years,it will not be easy this journey of course.

    Again: Let's get ready to go through this not easy FINAL journey of GOD's people here until the glorious, marvelous,and day of exceendigly joy-day 1335.Amen

    JESUS in His prayer to the Father, said: Jn 17:15-I pray not that thou take them out of the world,but that thou keep them from the evil.

    Blessed are the meek:for they shall inherit the earth.Mat.5:5

    Get ready, yeah, get ready.
  • Oseas
    According to the GOD's Word,what needs to happen first?Exactly what is written in Revelation 18:1-5,i.e.the Judgment of the Great Whore,as follows:

    1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried (will cry) mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

    3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

    The Antichrist was born and rose up from the own Church.Yes, the birthplace or the cradle of Antichrist, was the own Church, unfortunately. 1John 2:19- They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us:but they went out,

    4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    5 For her sins have reached unto heaven,and GOD hath remembered her iniquities.

    Just after the fall of Babylon the marriage of the Lamb will be celebrated, yes, the marriage of the Lamb comes and the wife of the Lamb will make herself ready,the Bride will make herself ready for this wonderful event,Hallelujah! And to her was granted that she be arrayed in fine linen,clean and white:for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

    AFTER THE JUDGMENT OF BABYLON- Revelation 19:1-10

    1-I heard a great voice of much people in heaven,saying,Alleluia; Salvation,and Glory,and Honour,and Power,unto the Lord our GOD:

    2 For true and righteous are His Judgments: for He hath Judged the Great Whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.

    Get ready
  • Oseas
    Dec. 31, 2022 the world press announced the death of Benedict XVI.Pope Francis is also on the brink of death.The last Pope will be elected,the husband No.266 of the Great Whore,the RCC,(excluding Peter Apostle).By the way,would be his religious nickname Paulus VII?I think so,because at the same time must manifest also another Beast,the Beast of earth-Rev.13:11-a false lamb with two horns-(a false messiah/prophet,master of Torah),as was prophesied by Paul,saying in 2Thes.2:v.3-5 & 9-12 & Jn 5:43-47, as follow:

    3 Let no MAN deceive you by any means(Pastors,and Bichops,Evangelists,among others,fallen angels of the Churches):for that Day(this Day arrived)shall not come except there come a falling away first,and that MAN of sin be revealed,the son of perdition;

    4 Who(will)opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God,or that is worshipped;so that he as God(he will)sitteth in the temple of God,shewing himself that he is God

    11... God shall send them strong delusion,that they(the Jews)should believe a lie:

    12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth(believed not in JESUS)but had pleasure in unrighteousness

    With the election of the last Pope in the current decade,and manifestation of a false and ruthless messiah in Israel as is above described,and according Jn 5:43-47combined with Rev.13:11-18 and Ez.21:25,among other biblical references-,then will start the last week,week 70th Dan.9:27,until the total destruction of the current world of the Devil-Rev.11:18



    20 -Come,my people,enter thou into thy chambers,and shut thy doors about thee:hide thyself as it were for a little moment,until the indignation be overpast

    21-For, behold,the Lord cometh out of His place to PUNISH the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:the earth also shall disclose her blood,and shall no more cover her slain

    Get ready
  • Frankie J

    After reading two threads, which stated that "we could never love like God loves" I felt compel by Holy Spirit to correct this belief, that's unscriptural.

    Paul states 2Cor 5:14

    The love of God that flowed through him, he states in Gal 2:20 it was Christ that dwelling within him, living, moving & having His being within Paul, having His mind, heart & spirit. & where Christ dwells He brings His Father with Him John14:23 & God is love, he became an living expression of the Godhead, there's no way that in this abide abode that God love was not known, felt, displays in his life. Have you ever tried keeping your human love in? What about God ?

    Jesus states in John15:10 "abide in His love"

    We must believe that we can Ephesians 3:19 as we continue to grow in Grace in the knowledge of His will that

    Hebrews 10:10 for faith Gal 5:6

    1 John 1:14 perfect love experienced, is what John the beloved "tasted, seen & handled" 1John 4:12

    1 Thessalonians 4:9 God taught them how to love as He loves

    John 13:14 "as I have love you"


    To my understanding, Jesus prayer in John 17:21-23 reveals a union between the Spirit & Soul of our Creator & his creatures that unites us in such an wonderous way, that it took Divinity to imagine it, & the Son accomplish all His Father's heart desire. Matt 17:5

    Jeremiah 32:38-41 Love never fails.
  • Oseas
    Oseas - in Reply on Leviticus 10

    "Rainwalker" and Giannis

    Greetings in Christ JESUS

    In addition to my previous post about SOUL and SPIRIT, I would like to comment on the magnitude / greatness of distinguishing the offering that pleases GOD and what does not.

    Genesis 4:3-5

    3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground(Inanimate things, i.e. lifeless, without SOUL) an offering unto the Lord.

    4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock (a being that has a SOUL) and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering(the offering of Abel was from GOD's perspective): 5 But unto Cain and to his offering GOD had not respect. (Why? Because the offering of Cain was inanimate things, without soul, i.e. lifeless, like the dead letter of the Law that kills, it is mortal, a human offering by the spirit of man, not by the Spirit of GOD.)

    JESUS said to Satan: your thinking is from a human perspective(the offering of Cain was from a human perspective), a stumbling block, and not from GOD's perspective. Matt.16:22-23.

    And GOD said through Isaiah: Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ? Is.2:22
  • Bennymkje
    Ze.14:18-21 (3 of 3)

    "Worship the Lord"

    /And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it."(Re.21:23-26).

    God gave freely indwelling Spirit so we are in high places already when we revere 'Christ in us' by faith. What prevents a Christian from worshipping him in Spirit and truth? It is a kind of Alzheimer's disease, spiritually affecting him trapping in the unrealistic world-view so glory of wealth, praise of men pomp and circumstance seem as true. The ungodly leaders of man are affected as Christians whose reasonable faculties do play hopscotch with reality. Those patriots who cry 'Remember 1776' do not remember all those social injustices brought forward with impunity since then, have dug trenches so nothing short of total overhaul is going to remedy the situation. The plague mentioned in the v.12 is a nuclear holocaust before we shall have a government of Righteousness.

    18And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith theLordwill smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles./This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

    Significance of the third of the great annual festivals of the Jews is to usher in the Day of Regeneration after the harvest of souls. At this point let us keep the passage quoted from the Parable of the Tares in mind. "But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them./Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn".(Matt.13:29-30). Nothing that offends shall be allowed in.

    Harvest signals the ingathering of saints redeemed from the earth, which as we have said earlier, has its own order.
  • Bennymkje
    Ze.14:8 (2 of 2)

    "The Living Waters"

    The Spirit invests significance in the four cardinal directions, North, South East West which is not merely across but also up and down. Across gives us the outreach of the everlasting gospel but up and down also reveal where the living water shall go up or down. We have the four river heads in the context of the Garden of Eden. "And the fourth river is Euphrates."(Ge.2:14)

    In the Book of the Revelation when the sixth angel sounds the trumpet we have this command,"Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates./And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men." (Re.9:14-15). They have been prepared for a specific purpose. It is hour of judgment. For this reason we have this expression 'Foundations' which are invisible to which Hannah alludes in her song of praise. "For the pillars of the earth are theLord's, and he hath set the world upon them." (1 Sa.2:8)

    God demands answer from Job, "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding./Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?/Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;" ( Job 38:4-6)

    Because of this when the red dragon would hurt the left behind church God had prepared already a remedy. "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood./And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth."(Re.12:15-16)

    The living water carry the redeemed to the throne of God while the second group is sent to the hinter sea which is Abaddon."nd they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, -Apollyon (Re.9:11)
  • Bennymkje
    Ze.14:8 (1 of 2)

    "The Living Waters"

    "And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be."

    We came across the living waters in the vision of Ezekiel, "but now it was a riverthat I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in-a river that no one could cross.6He asked me, "Son of man, do you see this?"(Ez.47:5)

    This is a vision and it figures in yet in the vision of another far removed in time. We shall compare Ezekiel with John who sees the holy city of God. "Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river.Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruitfail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuaryflows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing."(47:12)

    "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb./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."(Re.22:1-2). We see trees of righteousness in both cases and these are for the healing of the nations. These visions are connected by the river of time and it began its journey from the storehouse of God, where the waters above the firmament signifies the mercies of God.
  • Bennymkje
    Ze.13:7-9 (2 of 2)

    "The Refiner"

    The Spirit has been creating a sub-text,- a parallel account of the righteous nation right from the creation of Eve, while historically Israel went whoring after strange Gods in the time of kings and prophets. Significant is the v.5 in the same Malachi chapter. "And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers,". Thus when he sits as a refiner it simply means that his work with Israel is not quite done with. (4:17.)

    Let us refer the Book of the Revelation: Now offering of Jerusalem is considered as in the days of old for the group we find in this passage:

    "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb./Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them."(Re.7:14-17). Before this in vv.6-8 we have the left out church redeeming the lapses in the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem.

    High Priest Joshua in Ze.3:2-3 "is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?/Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel." The 144,000 represents the sons of Levi.' (In the vision of the Woman Clothed with the sun (Re.12) she was given two wings of an eagle, Prayer and Praise and these preserve through the period of tribulation.) The great tribulation is not one single event but as with the Salvation Plan in the will the Spirit has been creating a parallel narrative, which is from the standpoint of the Son. This remnant of Israel is quite distinct from the 144,000 mentioned above.
  • Bennymkje

    "The Spirit of Grace"

    "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."

    This prophecy is intended for 'in that day', and it concerns exclusively for the remnant in Israel. For this reason we have this curious phrase 'every family apart.' repeated in vv.11-14. Jesus alluded to it when he explained the disciples who asked, 'and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?'(Matt.24:3). The sign of his coming is in the 'now' of the will of God. Similarly resurrection of every soul has its own order. "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left./Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left." This being the case salvation is not left for family as a whole, but unto the one who is eternally vigilant and who has kept himself pure and unspotted from the world. So the only key is: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."(Matt.24:42)

    'The land shall mourn' Prophet Zechariah refers specifically about the ransacking of Jerusalem in 70 AD and overarches to the end times,' at that day' and we have this verse, "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him."(Re.1:7). Spirit of grace poured on them enabled to see the significance the 'carcase'. "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." Regarding the remnant of the nation of Israel, it shall be at the end of the great tribulation. (Matt.24:28-31)

    Notice 'every family apart' in v.11? compare with Matt.24:40 "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left".
  • Bennymkje


    The burden of the word of theLordfor Israel, saith theLord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him./Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

    3And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."(vv.1-3)

    Here we have the prophecy concerning the Roman army under Trajan laying siege, 'both against Judah and against Jerusalem.'

    V.3 Jerusalem is shown as a burden for 'all people'. It is not about a geographical label we know but the heavenly city of God. It is the culmination of the Latter temple on the making. It is founded on the holy hill the stone cut not with hands. It shall become a mountain in place of the old earth where the world governments one after the other collapsed because they were building up their own glory which they called many names,, individualism, collectivization and what not. They were all heathens, unmitigated disasters who spared not their own kind. "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?/The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against theLord, and against his anointed, saying,/Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

    4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: theLordshall have them in derision./Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure./Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion."(Ps.2:1-6) The prophet says, "All that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."(vv.1-3)

    "And the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."(Dan.2:45)
  • Frankie J
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    In 1Pet 2:24 we have Holy Spirit summing up Christ redemptive work of our complete deliverance from sin.;

    " by who's stripes we are healed"

    Directly relating to Isa 53, the whole chapter reveals Christ redemptive work from the bondage & slavery of sin.

    "wounded for our transgressions, bruise for our iniquities, chastisement of our peace was upon Him, by whom stripes we are healed.

    The healing spoken of here in context with both scriptures refer to the spiritual sinful nature we all inherited from Adam disobedience. It was a spiritual matter that manifested itself in his spirit & soul & fulfill in his flesh. Rom 6:16

    Hebrews 10:1,2 the expression of the words " the good things to come" "once purged would have no remembrance of sin"

    Indicating a sinless state, being made partakers of His divine nature, being thoroughly cleansed by washing of the Water of the WORD, partaking of Christ Blood & Flesh, His Grace / Light appearance 2Cor 4:6,7 exercising this glory & knowledge of God that comes to us in the Face of God Son, the free gift of Word of Righteousness Rom 5:17 / Word of Faith Rom 10:8 via, the Revelation of Christ to each individual soul.

    Hebrew 10:26-29

    I ask you, have the Spirit of Grace / Light convicted you of a sin or sins, & you having heard His Voice who speaks from heaven, your still being overcome by satan? By continuing in sin, has His Voice which you once heard strongly, has it weaken or are you to the point where He's not heard anymore within conscience, the still small Voice not there troubling you by you having not esteeming Him Isa 53:3 in His 2nd appearances which is Spirit within your heart bringing you the words of eternal salvation, Hebrew 9:28?

    Christ came to destroy the works of the devil & the devil work is the temptations to sin, the temptation is the spirit of satan manifesting himself /revealing his will within our hearts, The Grace of God is also the Cross, the Power of God unto salvation appearance within
  • Bennymkje
    Ze.11 14

    "Thirty Pieces of Silver"

    Joseph was sold by his brethren out of envy and sheer perversity of spirit. (Ge.37:28) The Spirit sets their wickedness to God and his father who is the heir of promise as twenty pieces of silver. (2X10). In the case of the Son the command number 3 applies. Thus his 'brethren' moved by the same spirit covenants with Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus, the Good Shepherd. What was his worth we have in the vision of Daniel.

    "And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed".(Dan.7:14).

    God says 'My ways are not your ways"(Is.55:8-9) The foolish shepherds sitting in the seat of Moses were a law unto themselves.

    "And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver./And theLordsaid unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of theLord." (Ze.12-14)

    From this transaction the high priests and elders entered with Judas was between foolish shepherds who has had no pity for the poor of the flock and the son of perdition. Is it not true even in our times?

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