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  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
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    As was said of Jesus, that He would have His heritage in Eve, of Abraham, of Jesse, made like unto his brethren, the root and offspring of David, tells me that as Mary had this Divine Seed developing in her, being nourished, experiencing all the normal feelings & movements of the Babe within & even bringing Him out in the normal way, is proof sufficient that this Holy Seed brought into the world by Mary had every right & claim to the Davidic line through Mary (& Joseph).

    Does then the absence of a 'bloodline' preclude Jesus being what was claimed of Him? Would it be sufficient that a wholly Divine Jesus, born through a human agent, could be included in the lineage all the way back to Adam? Or, if there was a "bloodline" through Mary, would Jesus have a sinful nature as well? Aspects worthy of some thought to Jesus' qualification not only to be wholly Divine but also to His human descendancy.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
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    Thanks for your input Bendito. The reference to 'seed' of course does mean as you suggested, but we have to allow for a wider meaning as prescribed from the Hebrew: which is, 'zera', & this includes 'child, descendant, posterity, race, etc.', as seen in other Scriptures showing this (e.g. Genesis 12:7 & others).

    So we could read as you state that the Embryo that was Jesus in Mary's womb, was of her seed coupled with the Divine, or as I believe, that she only carried God's Seed to be brought out into the world. If she supplied her seed for the Word of God to become flesh, then Jesus would have been tainted with the sinful nature of humanity as I don't believe that Mary was sinless. To say that Jesus wouldn't have been so tainted then denies the transmission of the sin nature throughout humanity. Now I know that some believe that Jesus was born with a sin nature & during His testings with Satan & throughout His earthly sojourn, He resisted Satan so that He wouldn't feed that Nature & commit sin. I don't know if you subscribe to this view, but I believe that Jesus didn't have such a nature but His testings from Satan were to instil such a nature in Him as was done to Adam & Eve.

    You also state: "Else he would have not truly been the Son of Man, but another life form." I couldn't quite get my head around this one: I understand that a human being can only be one from both the male & female contributions. If one part was of the Divine & the other human, does this also constitute a human being? Or, if both parts were Divine, could a human be formed in such manner? Or seen in another way, if God could create Adam from dust & Eve from his rib, can God not produce another human only from His compilation of seed(s)?
  • Walter Moore on Deuteronomy 18
    What is meant by the High places in the Old Testament and what are some examples of present Day High places?
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Psalms 92
    Hi Mark, just to be clear of what you are asking. Are you saying you are praying for the desires in your heart and you are questioning whether the Lord put them there or not, because your prayers are not answered?
  • Charles Johnson - in Reply on Exodus 16:29
    Sorry In reference to this precept

    let no man go out of his place on the seventh day

    Link

    Does this mean we are to stay in a house on the Sabbath without leaving unless it's emergency?
  • Archie Bowen on Genesis 11
    could you explain Genesis 11:2
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 92
    The answer to your question is in 1 John 4:1-3. Spirits from God will acknowledge Jesus Christ. God bless...
  • MARK MOSELEY on Psalms 92
    How do I know if it's god talking or the enemy of my own selfish desire. My prayers are not coming to pass
  • Malak - in Reply on Hebrews 1
    Well First the Renewal starts in your Mind. You have to be reborn and understanding the true meaning of repentance. (Acts 17:30). Then After He requires of us to be baptized by water and of the holy spirit. (Matthew 4:17, John 3:5)
  • DAVID STEWART on Luke 11:13
    once justfied in christ is it possible to lose your salvation and grace or are you permanently

    chosen?
  • Marcus Brazil on 2 Samuel 2
    2 Samuel 2:16 While reading the scriptures I have questions about this seemingly 12 acts of mutual suicide. Could their lives not have been better used in battle???
  • Linda on Hebrews 1
    Does God require that we be baptized to be born again?
  • Carl Gaines on Numbers 7:67
    Why did Moses not refer to God as the Lord in this verse? Throughout numbers he refers to God as Lord except here, can anyone tell me why?
  • Izzy bell on Genesis 3
    were did the snake come from to make eve sin and why

    also when god kicked them out of the the garden why did they think that they wanted another chance

    For adam and eve when they left the garden and had children how many children did they have.

    And why did adam and eve notice they were both naked until they ate the fruit of evil?
  • Charlotte Brown on Genesis 2
    Did Noah have triplets?
  • Valerie - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Be strong and hold on to HIS hands, because Jesus Christ will never let your hands go. I am not sure what exactly is going on in your life, but just know you are loved by Our Father in Heaven. Remember in the beginning of the bible where God said "Let there be" and it was so? Yah or our Lord gives us that same power because we are made in His image. Sometimes we all wonder what is taking God so long to answer our prayers. I have learned that it is not my timing, and my ways are not His ways. I have learned to let things go and give it to the Almighty. We always want to be in control, because we often think that we know all the answers to life. We all need to step back and let God/Elohim take control of the wheel. Wow was that hard for me and that is my biggest struggle, but I am doing it, giving it all to Yah, just like I pray you and others are. Stay safe and may the Lord bless you and keep you and give you strength and give you peace. Shalom.......blessings and praises to Yah
  • Michael Fajuyigbe on 2 Kings 12:21
    To what extent can a dressing style reflect perversion?

    What are the characteristics of a perverse generation?
  • Fred andJoann Scanlan - in Reply on Philippians 2
    Do you know how old the universe is? Neither do I. These things only God knows. His ways are past finding out! In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will guide your path! You may ask him to comfort you, with the faith to keep you strong, until that time comes. Have a great day!
  • Sarah on Philippians 2
    Hello ,

    I was curious if we are going to experience the trials and tribulations or if the rapture comes first?

    If we do experience the trials and tribulations will the other books in the Bible still apply to our lives? Or will we just be trying to survive?
  • Adam - in Reply on Ezekiel 18
    Hello,

    Which is more credible: God's Word direct from the source, or someone else's interpretation it?

    And what exactly are you taught about original sin? Do you think whatever you're taught is somehow more correct than Ezekiel? The Bible doesn't contradict itself, only man has contradictory interpretations of it sometimes. In Ezekiel 18:20 it says we don't bear the iniquity of the father- is that the verse that doesn't seem consistent with what you were told? I personally don't see any evidence in the Bible that we are punished for others' sins. However, God changed the way he decided to deal wtih mankind based on Adam & Eve eating the fruit, but that's not exactly being punished for sin.
  • Danae - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for the detailed response. I have a better understanding of why Jesus was not sinful.

    So you had referenced Hebrews 4:15 and I have been reviewing this passage along with Hebrews 7. In particular I noticed that Jesus was referenced as a High Priest through the power of a life that cannot be destroyed (Hebrews 7:16). I have 2 questions:

    1. Is it though this power of a life that cannot be destroyed that explains why Jesus cannot sin (or did not have a sinful nature?

    2. I do not know or understand the backstory of the high priests. Specifically in Hebrews 7: 15-28, what was wrong with the old system that required Jesus to be the ultimate high priest?
  • Chris - in Reply on Micah 6:8
    I hear what you're asking, but I don't think relationships, whether intimate or not, are so 'cut & dry'. Apart from the woman's feelings & permissions, the man has to conduct himself in a pure manner before God & within himself. What the Lord states in His Word is always clear & should be adhered to concerning our thoughts & acts towards another. The word 'lust' is not just a desire for something, it is something so deep that it consumes our thoughts, our actions, indeed affects our whole being. Lust for anything, whether for another person or something else, is wrong, & demonstrates a misplaced & imbalanced desire. And in the sexual realm, if allowed to grow, it can become very gripping & consuming, which is sin.

    When it comes to ourselves, we have to determine whether it is a genuine love or lust we have, whether our feelings towards another that's engaging our minds conform to the pattern laid out for us in the Word, even if the woman is unaware of our feelings. If your desire is genuine, i.e. you sense love deep in your heart or from some confirmation by the Spirit, then it is appropriate to make it known to the woman. Of course, if she is already 'taken' or has indicated that she doesn't want to pursue any contact with you at that level, then you would have to submit to it & leave her alone without pressuring her. It comes down to whether in any relationship, we want to please the Lord in our desire & behaviour. So if the relationship is not to be, are we prepared to let go of it & believe that God has prevented it for some reason, having something else or something better for us? And in time, we may just see the Wisdom of God in all this, as to those who are indeed His precious children to whom He gives His best.
  • Chibuzo good rich on Job 36:9
    What difference or similarities of malach 3v10 Ephesians 1
  • Anita on Genesis 2
    Where in the Bible does it say you will be know. As you were on earth?
  • Omadath Sibaran on Deuteronomy 31
    What is meant when someone says " I plead the blood of Jesus over someone or something"

    Is this scriptual?
  • Iris CROWDER on Deuteronomy 31
    What was the song God told Moses to write and teach to the Children of Israel? Verse 19
  • Billie wilkinson on Ezekiel 12
    Is the usa referred to as babylon in end time prophacies?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 18
    That's a great question Danae. It is one that has brought on many discussions & ideas over the years.

    My belief is this: you're right that Mary & Joseph were ordinary human beings, though of course special as they were selected by God to bring forth His Son into the World. And in their humanity, they, like us, were born with a sin nature passed onto us from our first parents. And they would have sinned as well, though some would teach that they (specifically Mary) did not, since they were in every respect human as we are.

    So why wouldn't baby Jesus also receive a sin nature like all of us? I see it this way: neither Mary or Joseph contributed to the conception of the babe. That is, Joseph certainly wasn't the father & Mary did not contribute her ovum to this conception. The Bible says in Luke 1:35, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."

    I understand this verse to say that God, by His Spirit overshadowed Mary & placed this Holy Seed (one entirely from God without human intervention) into Mary's womb. So this Seed had not the nature that is passed down through mankind - it is a pure & Holy Seed. So couldn't God just zap Jesus onto the Earth & avoid all this human involvement? Well, the Scriptures speak of this Holy One coming, Who would be the Messiah, born in humanity (2 Samuel 7:12,13; Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2), so Jesus was born in fulfilment of all Scriptures, even the Sacrifices which spoke about His redemptive work. Yet, Jesus' Birth was without a sin nature so that He could ultimately be the Perfect Spotless Sacrifice for mankind. So Jesus was tempted of Satan (Matthew 4:1-11), not to commit sin since He had no sin nature, but Satan wanted to cause the sin nature to be a part of Jesus, just as he did to Adam & Eve. But Jesus resisted this attempt & remained pure (Hebrews 4:15).
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 91:7
    Andrew, Are you suggesting Jesus lied about the condition of the rich man and Lazarus, a non fictional account of persons departed this world, as family members are still on Earth? And, neither of the two had been resurrected yet.
  • Barbara L Satkoski on Revelation 13:8
    Why can't I find Mark chapter 9 verse 29.... When evil is present it requires prayer and fasting?


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